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How to "Beautify" Your Above Ground Pool

  Apr 29, 2018 / by Jeremy Miller

beautiful design tips for your above ground swimming pool

Above ground pools have come a long way from the days when they were scorned as the inexpensive alternative to in-ground pools. Today they boast quality and style on par with any type of pool. Want to take their aesthetic appeal even further? Here are some tips for enhancing the appearance and increasing your enjoyment of your above ground pool.

Unlimited deck options


Decks for above ground pools come in a dizzying array of shapes and sizes. Really anything you can imagine can be built. There are decks that wrap all the way around a pool, and decks that cover just a portion of a pool. Some are flush with the lip of the pool, and others leave a foot or two of the pool side exposed. And decks can be made of virtually any type of material, from wood to resin to composite.

Custom siding

custom siding for above ground pools

Adding custom siding to an above ground pool can give it a stylish look. Faux stone, brick, and concrete are popular options. Wood paneling can provide vintage appeal. You can even find reeded “grass skirt”-type material to give your pool a fun, safari feel.

Surround steps

surround steps for above ground swimming pools

Rather than having one simple set of steps providing access to your above ground pool, you can have steps built that fully surround it. It’s a unique look with the added benefit of allowing swimmers to access the pool from any direction.

Tiered planters

tiered planters for above ground pool landscaping

To blend your above ground pool into the landscape, you can enclose all or part of it in descending tiers of planter boxes, ideally overflowing with thriving plants.

Beach and swim-up bar

Who says you have to go on a tropical vacation to hit the beach or enjoy a swim-up pool bar? Enclose an area around the pool with landscape timbers, fill the “box” with sand, and voila! And building a pool-height serving surface next to your pool is easy. The tough part will be finding someone willing to play bartender while everyone else is enjoying the water!

Pool-safe lighting

Unique Swimming Pool Lighting Ideas from Latham Pool

Installing lighting in and around your pool gives it an extra touch of class. And the color or colors you choose can create whatever type of ambiance you’re looking for.

Love Your Liner

Latham Pool Products sells a wide variety of above ground pool liners. From tans to blues in many elegant patterns, they can complement any design scheme. Contact your nearest Latham dealer today to find out more about our newest collection!

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Jeremy Miller

Written by Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Senior Digital Marketing Manager for Latham. He loves working within a company that has a strong culture built on camaraderie and revolutionizing the industry.