When it comes to landscaping around a pool, there are certain considerations to keep in mind. The size and location of the pool, as well as the climate, should be taken into account when deciding what type of tree to plant. You'll also want to make sure that the tree's roots don't damage the pool liner or concrete structure. Leaf fall is an obvious consideration, especially in swimming pools.
Palm trees are a great choice for pool environments due to their tropical or desert vibes and low debris production. They also have small root balls and can be contained with root barriers. However, some trees just aren't made for swimming pools and can cause problems when planted too close. It's important to do research on the trees you're considering so you know what to expect as they mature and grow.
When it comes to planting trees near a pool, it's best to keep them at least 20 feet away from the edge. Some plants adapt better to pots than others, so it's useful to know the characteristics of the plant species you're considering. If you want to plant a tree with a serious root system, consider planting it in a large pot to contain the roots and protect surrounding areas. Frangipani trees are ideal for planting next to buildings, pipes, narrow beds or paved areas.
Be sure to regularly check the area around the pool for tree roots that may be growing in the pool. If you have a saltwater pool, look for plants with silvery, furry, or waxy leaves that won't be affected by the salt content. Additionally, avoid planting trees or other vegetation near the pool that could attract bees, wasps, or other insects that could sting swimmers or cause discomfort. Adding trees near a pool can be a great way to improve the look of your garden and create some shade for sweltering summer days.
If you have any questions about the trees and vegetation you want to plant around the pool, don't hesitate to call ABC Scapes.