Privacy Ideas For Your Pool

While your pool may be your pride and joy, you probably would prefer your neighbours didn't see your ungraceful butterfly stroke, or your semi-naked body in a bikini! Saying hello to your neighbours in the front garden is very different from giving them an uninterrupted view of everything happening in your pool. So, what are the best ways to screen your pool from others to prevent prying eyes from looking at your water oasis?

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Go for strength with slatted screens

Why not install a privacy screen? There are more options than traditional timber slats. One of the most popular is a powder-coated aluminium that offers extra durability and a sleeker finish.

Choose the gap between slats that works for you – anything between 10 and 30 mm. The slats provide natural airflow to cool you down on much-needed steamy, summer days.

Create a pool pergola or tumbling trellis

A pergola or trellis made from wood or metal that hangs over your swimming pool patio area will make your pool area feel secluded and intimate. To retain the natural look, consider lush, climbing plants on your trellis to soften and complement your landscape.

Suggested plants include clematis, dwarf New Zealand Flax, climbing hydrangea, wisteria and honeysuckle. A tumbling trellis will add a touch of elegance. Psychologists say the colour green provides a sense of calm to soothe and relax your senses.

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Be open to umbrellas and parasols

Yes, we agree they may not give you an abundance of screening, but large parasols and umbrellas can offer a hint of privacy from people looking down on your pool from a high window or vantage point above.

Why not choose an umbrella with a cantilever design to block yourself from the rays as the sun moves around? For maximum impact, match the colour of your parasol to that of your fibreglass shell.

Plant something spectacular with tropical natives

If you like the natural screening approach, tropical garden plants are another alternative. Banana palms, ferns and cordy lines all grow tall and look lush around your pool.

Bamboo offers a fast-growing screen, but make sure it doesn’t spread and take over your garden.
You could also consider a privacy wall of evergreen shrubs, some low maintenance plants to make your garden look fresh and inviting.

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Go with the flow - fountain and water piece ideas

An expansive water feature is another suitable screening option that can obstruct the line of sight between your pool area and neighbouring spaces. You could also elevate the brickwork to make it more impressive in size. This visual barrier can provide a sense of privacy by creating a natural partition.

Remember, as well as providing privacy and maintaining seclusion, screening options can also help block out UV light to reduce noise.

Barrier Reef Pools Perth is one of WA’s largest providers of fibreglass pools – and one of the most. awarded. Our team can give you advice on what screening and privacy options might work best around your pool.

All our fibreglass pools are constructed and installed to exceptional standards and warranties, so you and your family can enjoy carefree swimming with peace of mind for years and years to come.

While your pool may be your pride and joy, you probably would prefer your neighbours didn't see your ungraceful butterfly stroke, or your semi-naked body in a bikini! Saying hello to your neighbours in the front garden is very different from giving them an uninterrupted view of everything happening in your pool. So, what are the best ways to screen your pool from others to prevent prying eyes from looking at your water oasis?

privacy-ideas-for-your-pool-banner-m

Go for strength with slatted screens

Why not install a privacy screen? There are more options than traditional timber slats. One of the most popular is a powder-coated aluminium that offers extra durability and a sleeker finish.

Choose the gap between slats that works for you – anything between 10 and 30 mm. The slats provide natural airflow to cool you down on much-needed steamy, summer days.

Create a pool pergola or tumbling trellis

A pergola or trellis made from wood or metal that hangs over your swimming pool patio area will make your pool area feel secluded and intimate. To retain the natural look, consider lush, climbing plants on your trellis to soften and complement your landscape.

Suggested plants include clematis, dwarf New Zealand Flax, climbing hydrangea, wisteria and honeysuckle. A tumbling trellis will add a touch of elegance. Psychologists say the colour green provides a sense of calm to soothe and relax your senses.

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Be open to umbrellas and parasols

Yes, we agree they may not give you an abundance of screening, but large parasols and umbrellas can offer a hint of privacy from people looking down on your pool from a high window or vantage point above.

Why not choose an umbrella with a cantilever design to block yourself from the rays as the sun moves around? For maximum impact, match the colour of your parasol to that of your fibreglass shell.

Plant something spectacular with tropical natives

If you like the natural screening approach, tropical garden plants are another alternative. Banana palms, ferns and cordy lines all grow tall and look lush around your pool.

Bamboo offers a fast-growing screen, but make sure it doesn’t spread and take over your garden.
You could also consider a privacy wall of evergreen shrubs, some low maintenance plants to make your garden look fresh and inviting.

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Go with the flow - fountain and water piece ideas

An expansive water feature is another suitable screening option that can obstruct the line of sight between your pool area and neighbouring spaces. You could also elevate the brickwork to make it more impressive in size. This visual barrier can provide a sense of privacy by creating a natural partition.

Remember, as well as providing privacy and maintaining seclusion, screening options can also help block out UV light to reduce noise.

Barrier Reef Pools Perth is one of WA’s largest providers of fibreglass pools – and one of the most. awarded. Our team can give you advice on what screening and privacy options might work best around your pool.

All our fibreglass pools are constructed and installed to exceptional standards and warranties, so you and your family can enjoy carefree swimming with peace of mind for years and years to come.

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