Owning a pool used to be fun, but now it is a pain to maintain. You and your kids are too busy to use it, and over the years it has become nothing but an eyesore. You want to enjoy your backyard again, and are considering an inground pool demolition, but you are unsure about what to do with it after.
Yard Ideas After an Inground Pool Demolition
Before you continue with your demolition, it is a good idea to think about what you may want to do with your yard after the pool is gone. It will determine which type of removal is best, and how much topsoil you may need above the fill dirt. Consider the following landscaping ideas to consider for when the pool is gone.
Build a Garden Shed
If you have any sort of garden, be it made of flowers or vegetables, a small garden shed where the pool used to be can be a great alternative project. The shed will hold all your necessary gardening tools and supplies, but it can also be the focal point of your yard, making it practical, economical and beautiful.
Set Up a Pavilion
If you opted for the partial pool removal, the ground leftover is not going to be stable enough for building heavy outdoor structures. One simple option to make your yard inviting and is a pop up pavilion. You can buy one from any garden or home improvement stores, and they set up rather easily. Add some potted plants, elegant furniture, some nice curtains, and you have the perfect backyard hideaway that will not break the budget or your lawn.
The ground where your pool once was would make the perfect spot for a sunken garden or patio, especially if it was close to the house. Get a contractor to help you carve out a section of the ground and lay down some bricks. If you add a stacked stone wall around the patio, it will help keep the higher portion of ground in place while also providing additional seating for guests. Sunken patios also provide a perfect place for outdoor decorations.
Lay Some Pavers
You can create a visually pleasing patio where your pool used to be by laying pavers. This will also give you a perfect space for outdoor furniture. Use the pavers to also give you an easy patio or garden walkway. Pavers come in different shapes, sizes, and materials for whatever your patio needs and are easy to install.
Build a Pond
Instead of having your big pool that no one uses, consider building a small pond where the pool once was. If you line it with a black pond liner, the water will easily reflect the sky, making your backyard seem bigger than it is. You can also easily build a brick patio surrounding the pond, making the pond your focal point. Set up some outdoor seating, plant a few flowers around the area, and you have the perfect spot to sit and relax or entertain guests.
Install a Fire Pit
Having a fire pit in your backyard is a great way to entertain guests and enjoy yourself. Bond as a family around the fire pit, roasting hot dogs and making s’mores. You can go as simple or elaborate as you want, even as far as building a nice, fire-safe patio around the pit. Just make sure that your fire pit is at least 10 feet away from anything that could easily catch fire: the house, sheds, doghouse, bushes, trees or branches, etc.
Create an Outdoor Living Room or Kitchen
If you really want to go all out, turn your backyard into either an outdoor living space or kitchen, whichever your preference is. Maybe you had plumbing and electricity in place for your pool. If so, you can still utilize some of that for an outdoor kitchen, providing you with a spot to cook outdoors on those gorgeous days where you just have to be outside.
Plant Some Grass With a Nice Fence
Perhaps having something elaborate or fancy is not for you. You just want a nice looking backyard with fresh grass, no weeds, and an elegant but simple fence around the border. If you have any dogs, install a gnaw-proof picket fence tall enough so they cannot jump over. If you want, you can also plant flowers along the fence, and place some small stone pavers to make a simple path between the fence gate and the backdoor.
Turn the Pool Site into an Outdoor Stage
Ever wanted to host parties, movies, or mini-concerts with your friends? Your backyard could be the perfect spot for hosting talent shows, plays, weddings, birthday parties, movies and more. Build a raised stage where the pool used to be, using whatever materials you want: wood, stone, gravel, or soil. You can also lay some pavers in front for a place to put extra seating or tables.
Speak to an Inground Pool Demolition Contractor For More Information
The possibilities are endless when it comes to landscaping after an inground pool demolition. If you have any questions regarding pool demolition services or landscaping ideas, contact the licensed contractors at Dirt Connections today!