What does your pool paradise look like?

I have been a long time member and owned a Intex inflatable ring type pool for a few years. I have since move houses and now have an inground pool. Over this spring my wife an I have done a lot to spruce it up. I have to take some photos this weekend but will post some teasers now.

What does your pool paradise look like? I would love to see tuns of photos of other members pools and pool side decorating in hopes to get some ideas for mine. I'm sure others would love to see as well.

To give some context to the photos Some are from the first opening of the pool this spring, the others are the installation of the safety fence and a few of articles around the pool currently. I will post more last this weekend.

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Thank you for starting this thread! I will post mine once pool is finished being built. Do you like your fence? That was the one we were considering for several reasons... and which company did you choose? There are are few out there
 

bmoreswim

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For Father's Day, my wife contacted a photographer friend to come do some drone work at our house. These were taken in late June. Nice gift. There are also some fun video shots but I'm waiting to see if he creates an edited compilation video.







 

jimim

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I like that a lot. Comes in white also. Around my pool following the flow of the curves I was doing white day lilies zig zagged and then little limes behind. I might do a mass planting of them in white along my walkway cause I was looking for something besides lilies for there. Thanks!
 

salty87

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Paradise is looking different, Plumeria season is ending!! One greenhouse built and being filled, the other two are coming this next weekend!!
Did you pull the leaves off?

We have 5 plumeria. Last year we let them go dormant in a closet. Trying to keep them alive this winter in pots inside the house so they'll get a quicker start next spring. With all their leaves they take up quite a bit of room.

Will yours go dormant or re-grow leaves?
 

S-Merry

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Paradise is looking different, Plumeria season is ending!! One greenhouse built and being filled, the other two are coming this next weekend!!
Wow, that looks like a lot of work! How long do you have to keep them in the greenhouses?

With all the rain, our landscape crew is running over a month behind. Rumor has it they're starting rock/hardscape/drainage work tomorrow, and doing our plants in the spring. I'll believe it when I see it.
 
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Chris Guzman

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We still have a long way to go...... but it’s been so nice not having to look at a construction zone and walk through dirt and mud. We have a lot of planter area with decomposed granite and drip system already in place along our vinyl fence and retaining wall that we’re looking for suggestions on what to plant. We plan to put Mediterranean palms in the retaining wall area but would like suggestions on what else to plant. We live in the high desert of SoCal so it needs to be something drought and freeze tolerant. Thanks in advance everyone
 

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jtburf

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Did you pull the leaves off?

We have 5 plumeria. Last year we let them go dormant in a closet. Trying to keep them alive this winter in pots inside the house so they'll get a quicker start next spring. With all their leaves they take up quite a bit of room.

Will yours go dormant or re-grow leaves?
Clip the leaves 2" away from the stalk, do not just break them off. Plumerias go dormant due to sun exposure decreasing. Cold is their mortal enemy!!! They will grow new leaves each season, not from previous spots though.

JOhn
 

jtburf

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Wow, that looks like a lot of work! How long do you have to keep them in the greenhouses?

With all the rain, our landscape crew is running over a month behind. Rumor has it they're starting rock/hardscape/drainage work tomorrow, and doing our plants in the spring. I'll believe it when I see it.
They will stay in the greenhouses until late April, as soon as I know we will not have temps lower than the 40's I will pull them and replant.

Yes wait till spring!!!


John
 

johnpkaiser

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Photos taken today. Pavilion coming in Spring. Looks so tempting!

The TFP method has been working great since being filled In October. I’ll have to figure my summer routine once I get there.
 

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