Make a splash in your backyard with these inspiring ways to make your above-ground pool the ideal summer destination.
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Pretty-Up an Above-Ground Pool
Do you love lounging around on hot, summer days in your above-ground pool but hate the way it looks in your yard? You aren't alone. While above-ground pools boast a ton of positives (budget-friendly, easier to keep clean), they simply aren't as aesthetically pleasing as their in-ground counterparts. But that doesn't mean they can't be! Whether you're searching for ways to spruce up your current pool's look or are on the hunt for inspiration before you buy, we've got you covered with eye-catching above-ground pool ideas to fit any size budget or backyard.
Here, the homeowners bridged the gap between their above-ground pool and wooden deck with a lively container garden and strategically planted shrubs. Six terra cotta planters overflow with saturated orange, lilac and yellow blooms to brighten the spacious deck. A lush flowering bush grows wildly over the shallow end and disguises the otherwise unfinished pool exterior with a blanket of striking white blooms.