Best Plants Around a Swimming Pool
With summer fast approaching many homeowners in Queensland planning to build a pool ponder many questions. One of the most asked questions is what should I plant around a pool? Whether you have a saltwater or chlorinated pool, you should consider the effects this water can have on plants before splashing out on your new landscaped garden.
We’ve put together some of the best plants to plant around your pool.
What should I plant around a pool?
In Queensland most pool owners opt for that tropical look to create a backyard oasis or resort style living. As such planting tropical plants will give you that sense of a private retreat. And it’s easily achievable. In fact, when it comes to choosing pants around your swimming pool, most tropical plants are quite hardy and tolerable of both salt water and chlorine.
We break down the top 6 plant you should consider for around your pool.
1. Golden Cane Palm Tress
Possibly one of those most common backyard plants in Queensland, the Golden Cane Palm Tree is as hardy as they come. You can either plant directly into the ground or in a large pot (for smaller sized varieties). When maintained well, a Golden Cain Palm can look quite extravagant, especially with a spotlight to highlight it at night.
2. Frangipani Trees
Frangipani Trees are the ultimate non-invasive trees you can plant around your saltwater pool. Not only do the flowers throw off a nice sent when you are relaxing pool side, but they offer an abundance of shade when the leaves grow in Summer.
The Frangipani tree loves full sun and well-draining soil to thrive. With little to no maintenance you can create that beautiful holiday resort by adding a Frangipani to your pool.
3. Bird of Paradise
Bird of Paradise as a great plant for around the pool as they don’t drop leaves and can tolerate some splashback from your saltwater or chlorinated pool. It’s a great option to fill in any space, provide privacy, and maintain that tropical look and feel.
There’s quite the variety of succulents available on the market to add varying colour. From pink, red, to green, easily achieve that natural looking space. Fill in any low-level gaps for that instant sense of beauty. Most succulents including the ‘Echeveria Elegans’ require little to no water and are quite drought tolerant. This makes them ideal for those looking for minimal garden maintenance around the pools.
5. Mondo Grass
Really up that tropical paradise with some Mondo grass. We’ve found this to be one of the most garden plants around a pool area with our customers across 2021 and 2022.
It will tolerate splashback from you pool whilst creating that ultimate luxury tropical resort style look. Most pool owners use it to put around stepping tiles or even in to fill in the gaps in your surrounding garden beds. Mondo grass around the pool is easy to maintain and drought tolerant as well.
6. Tricolour Jasmine
A beautiful 3 tone ground cover plant with beautiful cream, pink and green leaves. You can’t look past tricolour jasmine to fill in the gaps around your pool. This plant offers low maintenance with a simply prune once a year to keep it looking it’s best. It’s slowly yet effectively cover and ground gaps in your garden bed with ease.
Tricolour jasmine can grow up to a metre wide and 40 centimetres high.
The above are just 6 of the most planted plants for around a swimming pool, but you can also plant hedges, trees, and a variety of other shrubs. If you are unsure what you should plant around your pool, talk to our pool designer when designing your pool. We will help you choose the right plants to not only compliment your pool design, but provide easy to maintain options that’ll tolerate your saltwater or chlorinates swimming pool.
Overall, you want to make sure that your plants are drought tolerable for those harsh summers, easy to maintain, tolerable to saltwater and chlorine splashback, and plants to create that beautiful look!
For the best advice contact the best pool builders Gold Coast has on offer right here at Bali Pools.