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Before I was a parent, my idea of a pool was that it existed solely for drinking and swimming. Now that I am a parent, however, I have learned that pools are also great at providing privacy. That’s right: If you want total seclusion from your nosy neighbors (and they’re not nosy because they just want to make sure your kids aren’t drowning), then get yourself some pool screening! It’s easy to install but provides enough cover so that when you’re sitting in your backyard enjoying the sunshine or hot tubbing with friends, no one will be able to see what’s going on inside. Not only does this make for more enjoyable family time and less worry about someone walking by and witnessing an unsupervised child near water, it also means fewer distractions as well. Further, we will give you ideas about how to make pool privacy:
1# Put screening over the pool deck and under the stairs.
Screening can cover your entire backyard and still be within the bounds of proper pool etiquette. It’s a way to hide some of the space around your pool and make it feel smaller, but it also helps keep out unwanted bugs, leaves, and other debris.
Put screen on top of decking or overhangs if possible. You can purchase pre-made screens that span from one side of the pool to another or opt for retractable screens that sit in track systems installed along your deck’s edge. Either option will help prevent insects from flying into your water space but will still allow you to enjoy the view of nature around you when desired.
2# Secure the door that leads to the pool.
Protect the door that leads to the pool.
Many of us have a door that separates our home from our backyard, and this is where some of the most important work will be done. You may want to consider using one of these options to keep intruders out:
- Keyed lock – This type of lock has a keyhole that only you can open, so it’s ideal for keeping children safe and secure in their rooms while they sleep or play. Some keyed locks also come with deadbolts, which prevent someone from getting through your front door without breaking down its frame altogether.
- Deadbolt – If you’re concerned about keeping people out when you leave the house for errands or appointments, this type of lock is for you! Once installed properly (with all four screws), it will make it very difficult for someone to break through your front door unless they bring tools along with them—and even then, there are still other security measures available here at Poolside Paradise™ like peepholes and chains/bars/sliding bolts!
3# Seal up any holes with foam or caulk.
Seal up any holes with foam or caulking. If your pool has large gaps around the edge of the deck and there are big cracks in the concrete, you can seal them up with caulk (or even hot glue). You can also buy cans of expanding foam from a hardware store and use it to fill in large gaps under your deck where bugs like to hide out. While this isn’t necessarily a form of privacy per se, filling in these spaces will make it harder for insects and critters to get into your backyard oasis!
4# Build a fence around the pool and garden with chicken wire, brick or rebar.
If you want to build a fence around your garden and pool, use chicken wire. Chicken wire is cheap, easy to install and can be made to look nice. With the proper tools (garden shears), it’s also easy to shape into fences or trellises that are creative and attractive.
If you want a more permanent solution, brick or rebar might be better options than chicken wire. They’ll give your fence a more sophisticated look while keeping out intruders and critters alike!
4# Install an above-ground pool cover.
So, you’ve just gotten your hands on an above-ground pool. Congratulations! Now it’s time to install a cover. The first thing you need to do is measure the diameter of your pool—a small measuring tape will work just fine. Then, shop around for some covers that fit this size (you’ll probably find them at your local hardware store).
Make sure that the cover you choose has a heavy duty weave and UV protection; these two factors will help ensure longevity and keep the elements at bay during winter months. Be aware that there are different kinds of covers:
- Mesh: This type allows for air flow but still retains heat in colder weather so that ice doesn’t form easily on top of it. This can be especially useful if you live in an area where winters get cold but not too cold that ice forms overnight—for example in North Carolina where most people only use mesh covers once or twice per year because temperatures rarely drop below freezing point during winter months! * Plastic: These are durable materials made out of synthetic materials such as PVC or vinyl which provide high levels of insulation against rainwater penetration by preventing sunlight from penetrating through tiny holes between fibers (if there were no holes then liquids would not be able to pass through them). They’re also effective at protecting against infestation by pests like termites because they cannot chew through these materials since they do not contain any organic matter such as wood pulp fibers (which would be eaten!).
5# Install a door at the top of your steps to seal off the entryway before you go in your patio door to enter the home.
You want to make sure that your space is private and secure.
- Install a door at the top of your steps to seal off the entryway before you go in your patio door to enter the home.
- Use a lockable door with a peephole, deadbolt and/or security bar for additional protection. You can also add an alarm system or surveillance camera for even greater security if you’d like, but these are not required!
6# Creating privacy is much easier than you think it will be, especially when you have kids at home.
You’re probably thinking, “This is a great idea. I should have a fence around my pool!” The only problem with that is that fences are expensive and you can do something else for less money that will offer the same level of privacy.
So what can we do if we want to create our own pool privacy? There are many ideas out there on how to do this but they all end up costing too much money or take up too much space. In order to get around these difficulties, here are some suggestions on how you can make your own pool safe without having to spend thousands of dollars in materials and labor costs (not including landscaping).
Conclusion: Privacy ideas for pools
We hope these ideas will help you make pool privacy that is both beautiful and private. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us
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