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Proper Landscaping around NJ Pools: Beating the Sizzling Summer Heat

July 3rd, 2014 | By: Mitchell Knapp | Pool Design Blog

Most people normally turn up the air conditioner to cope with the summer heat. Independent environmental news publication Greener Ideal, on the other hand, says that shouldn’t always be the case, especially when one can take a quick swim in one’s own backyard pool. It’s even preferable if the swimming pool has some excellent landscaping surrounding it:

“If there isn’t a lot of natural shade around your house, you’re letting a lot of direct sunlight beat at your windows and roof during the hottest times of the day. Trees, especially planted on the southern and western sides of your house, will provide a great deal of natural shade. As a bonus, the trees are also good for the environment, offsetting some of the carbon emissions running your AC will produce.”

As far as some pool builders are concerned, pool construction and landscaping are treated as separate projects. That’s not the case with a one-stop design and building firm like Tranquility Pools Inc. that works with skilled landscape architects when building NJ pools. With the right landscape design, a backyard pool can blend seamlessly with the rest of the property and make the space infinitely more enticing.

Aside from making the household less reliant on air conditioning to keep cool, beautiful pool landscape design also creates a relaxing atmosphere that makes the heat of the season more bearable. Without the big commercial air conditioning equipment that we used to be stuck with, our eyes can rest on more aesthetically pleasing things. Meanwhile, proper pool landscaping enhances the swimming pool’s aesthetic value that then turns the pool into a suitable venue for social gatherings. Finally, with the right layout and combination of natural elements like trees and rocks, professional pool landscaping ensures optimum privacy and long-term enjoyment.

These benefits can only be achieved with careful planning and a great deal of creativity. For this reason, homeowners would do well to choose a reliable NJ pool company like Tranquility Pools Inc. that takes care not only of the actual construction and landscape design but also all permitting requirements. At the end of the day, the swimming pool’s overall design should also meet certain regulations, such as those specified by the New Jersey Public Recreational Bathing Rule concerned with water contamination from plants, animals, and other potential sources. These things only go to show that there’s more to pool landscaping than just providing people a way to cope with the summer heat.


(Source: 5 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat while Staying Green, Greener Ideal, June 16, 2014)

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