Who doesn’t love a home pool? Whether it’s above or below ground, having a home pool is a luxury of a homeowner’s dream. But between the pool parties and the outdoor summer fun with friends and family, you are going to need a place to put your pool equipment. Depending on how much space you have, the garage may not be suitable. Instead of racking your brain on how to hide your pool necessities, you can use your pool area to your advantage.
For homeowners who have more open space and don’t want their equipment to take the spotlight away from their pool, these tips can help elevate any pool area.
3 Attractive Ways To Hide Your Pool Equipment
One way to hide your pool equipment is to make the most out of your backyard decorative screens. “Not just a simple cover-up, they provide a harmonious blend with the yard’s theme, while also offering wind and weather protection to the equipment,” Bryan Clayton, garden expert and CEO of Green Pal, told Homes & Gardens. “You can get creative and decorate it with a mural, keep it simple to blend into your yard, or even go natural by using the best shrubs for privacy,” Clayton confirmed.
Not only do they add privacy to your outdoor space, but they also serve as an attractive decorative element. These screens come in a variety of materials such as wood, metal, or vinyl and can be customized to fit your specific needs. They can be used to hide pool pumps, filters, and other equipment while still allowing easy access for maintenance. Additionally, decorative screens can also be used to create a focal point in your backyard, adding style and visual interest to an otherwise utilitarian space.
Another way to tidy up your pool area and hide equipment is to have storage benches that double as outdoor seating. You can have the best of both worlds with this option. Having outdoor benches or sofas with storage capability allows you to keep your most unsightly and often cumbersome pool equipment pieces out of the way for when you need them. With storage under your outdoor seats, you can store more oversized items that may not be easy to hide.
You also can always use a fence to contain pool items in an area of your backyard, like an unused corner or the side of the house. Lindsey Mahoney, DIY expert and founder of Building Bluebird, explained to Homes & Gardens how underrated fences are. “In my own backyard, the pool’s mechanical equipment was out in the open so we camouflaged it by installing a cedar fencing front. Not only did this hide the mechanicals, but it also helped to redirect the noise coming from the pool pump.” Make sure the fence is tall enough to completely conceal the equipment, and consider adding some landscaping or decorative elements to further enhance the visual appeal of the area.
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