Best above-ground swim spa landscaping ideas

Looking for fresh ideas for your outdoor space? While a spa or swim spa can look pretty attractive on its own, you can take your backyard one step closer to being a private paradise with full spa pool landscaping.
To help get you inspired, we’ve pulled together five of our best above-ground spa pool landscaping ideas. Check them out below!

A Cozy Covered Porch with Spa

A Cozy Covered Porch with Spa

We love the placement of this spa pool, which is flanked on two sides by a high fence and covered by a gazebo. This provides plenty of shelter from the elements, as well as total privacy outdoors.
This cozy space is made even more intimate with low LED strip lighting along the spa surrounds and floodlights in the neighboring garden beds. You and your guests will have ample light to see by, but with warm tones and indirect beams to create a relaxing haven. The spa is installed lower than the top of the deck, but not so low that it’s level. This has allowed for an easy slope down into it!

A spa-side bar in In the Yard

A spa-side bar in  In the Yard

Creating a spa-side bar in your backyard isn’t as hard as you might think. In fact, we’ve done it many times before and it always looks amazing. Here are some of the steps you’ll need to follow:
1) Choose the right type of cladding for your pool area. You’ll want something that is both waterproof and stylish, like our timber patio roofing or spa cladding with a built-in bar.
2) Create a ground-level patio around the pool using sturdy timber fencing or pavers. This will form the base of your spa enclosure – feel free to add plants and flowers here too!
3) Extend the same timber up along the edge of your spa cladding, creating an elegant look that seamlessly blends into your surroundings. We also recommend installing steps at either side of this section for easy access to the pool itself (and safety).
4) If you’d like to create an extra relaxing atmosphere indoors too, install a few ceiling fans or air conditioning units near where guests can sit on their comfy chairs/sofas. The perfect finishing touch would be some bubbling hot pools waiting inside for all!

Open-air deck-level covered family spa

Outdoor deck-level covered family spa

A deck-level covered family spa is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and relax in comfort. This spa pool remains well above ground, but is level with the surrounding deck, creating unobstructed views of the rest of the yard for both those in the spa and on the neighboring sectional.
The gazebo over the deck has several downlights installed to reflect off the warm wood and provide plenty of lighting for entertaining in the evenings. Fencing is a necessary feature around any level pool to minimize health and safety risks, but we haven’t let it impact

Quiet and private independent spa pool

This tranquil and private spa pool is perfect for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The tiled round section in this client’s garden and plenty of plants at different heights was an addon that helped create a tranquil space. natural stone or stone imitation tiles are fantastic for outdoor spa landscaping, as they offer great slip resistance for added safety, while also complementing the natural feeling of a timber spa surround and lush greenery. This small spa is perfectly placed – it can be enjoyed by both residents and visitors alike!

Spa and swim spa with shared seating space

Spa and swim spa with shared seating space

For occupied families, or competitors, who can profit from both a spa and a dip spa at home, we love to track down effective fixes to fit the two pools and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. With this establishment, we’ve staggered the swim spa and spa pool on the lawn, with the bigger swim spa in the closer view.

The swim spa has a lot of room around it for moving in and out, and to give more than adequate security from the “sprinkle zone”. In the meantime, the more modest spa is in its own alcove in the corner, against the wall and plantings to add additional protection.

Both are associated with a ventured-down relaxing region, complete with an enormous L-formed sectional to use however much of this diversion space as could reasonably be expected. We’ve made a gazebo to cover the diversion region and spa pool, however, allowed the swim spa to stay uncovered to the sun for an invigorating daytime swim.

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