Pool Landscape Design Ideas by Tilly

By Sarah Finazzo

February 16, 2021

Landscape Design for a Backyard Pool

Daydreaming of a vacation with a beautiful pool – or perhaps your contemplating a pool for your future backyard! Check out some of Tilly’s favorite pool landcape design ideas for some inspiration. From plunge pools to container pools, small modern pools to large formal pools, we’ve designed all styles and sizes into our client’s backyards.

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Updated on 11/2/21


Tilly designs to your personal style, space and budget! If you are thinking about a pool for your backyard, here are some things you should consider:

Placement of a Pool in Your Backyard

Where is the best place to build the pool in your yard, how will it impact views, open space, and functionality of your yard.  For example, will you lose all your grass and are you okay with that? Also consider the sun and shade in your backyard. Which areas of the pool will get the most light during the prime hours of the day? Is there a large shade tree in your backyard that you would have to cut down for a pool – and are you okay with that? Or will the shade tree hang over the pool, making maintenance a full time job when the tree loses its leaves. 

Budget. How much does a pool cost? 

This will have a significant impact on the type of pool and size of pool you select. There are many different materials you can use for a pool and many different types. Everything you select will have its own type of maintenance. 

Local Zoning Codes for a Pool

This is highly variable depending on where you live, but it’s important to know what you’re allowed to do within your space according to the building regulations. There may be set back rules about how close to your property line a pool can be, rules about nearby wetlands, and more. You will be able to find this information on your town’s website.

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1 Comment

  1. Heidi Heifetz

    These are beautiful.
    What is the difference between a plunge pool and a hot tub? Both in terms of what they do and what cost for each.


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