Dive into landscaping this season

Landscaping around your pool can transform your backyard experience from swimming in a fishbowl to swimming in an oasis. Done properly, it can enhance your surroundings, set the mood, and provide privacy. However when planting around pools you’ll want to consider many factors. Here are a few:

Climate
Privacy
Safety
Variety
Scent
Leaf litter
Size of landscape area

Avoid:
Avoid types of plants that have high leaf litter like deciduous trees with spines and cones, fruit bearing trees and crape myrtles. Stay away from plants that attract bees and other insects such as mint, oregano, sweet clovers, wisteria, Queen Anne’s lace and larkspur. You’ll also want to avoid any type of plant with prickly parts like roses and holly. It’s important to also do research on trees and plants with invasive roots, like elm, oak and ficus trees. Over the years they can damage your pool’s structure and plumbing system.

Consider:
Trees that provide low leaf litter include red gum tree, fruitless olive and the Mediterranean fan palm. Examples of ideal plants for landscaping include shrubs like mountain laurel, dalea and calliandra, as well as long blooming flowers and ornamental grasses. Yucca, aloe and agave need minimal maintenance and love bright sun. Cactus plants are hardy and work well too but keep them far enough away so they don’t hurt bare feet. You’ll want to position low growing plants at least six to eight feet from the edge of the pool.

When creating a pool landscape, be sure to also consider the needs of the plants. They will most likely be exposed to splashing water, high light reflection, and bright sun, so design with plants that thrive in heat-loving and drought-tolerant conditions.

Putting thought and care into designing a poolside garden oasis will create an inviting ambiance that you’ll enjoy all season long with friends and family.

Fronheiser Pools

Fronheiser Pools

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Now offering Curbside Water Testing by Appointment Only!

Visit us online to schedule your 15-minute water testing consultation.

Simply select your store location and choose from the appointment slots available. Due to limited availability, we will only be able to accommodate up to (1) water test per household per week until further notice and increased staffing. 

Bring your water test bottle with a sample of your pool or spa water to your scheduled appointment. Please label the test bottle with your name, and leave it in the marked bin by the front door. Then, just wait in your car while we perform the water test. We will call you with your results and our recommendations for the products you will need to balance your pool or spa water. If you’d like to go ahead and get those products while you are here, we can deliver those curbside, as well. Please know that our staff have been instructed to leave all chemical purchases outside of the front door. Unfortunately, we will be unable to load in your car at this time. Just let us know that you would like to purchase chemicals when we call with your test results, and we can process your order over the phone. Once we have completed your water test, we will leave a copy of the printed out test results, along with your empty test bottle, in the marked bin outside the front door.

Due to the limitations of staff and anticipated demand for this service, we ask that you please arrive on-time for your scheduled appointment to ensure that we can have enough time for a complete and accurate consultation. In order to keep you, our valued customer, and our staff safe, we ask that you please adhere to social distancing guidelines and give our staff at least 6’ of distance during this interaction. Thank you for being a loyal Fronheiser Pools customer!

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