If you are planning to landscape around your pool, there are some things you should take into account. While trees provide shade from the hit sun, certain plants and trees can cause a lot of debris in the air making your filter system work over time. Here is a list of the worst trees to have anywhere near your pool.
It’s probably your best bet to remove any of these trees that are already around your pool. They will only cause damage and waste your time. Avoid costly repairs to your pool by having a professional tree company come in and remove the trees. They can give you recommendations and tell you if the whole tree needs to come down, or just a portion of it.
If you like the shade around your pool, pick different types of trees. Trees like citrus trees, magnolia trees, olive trees and palm trees make a much better choice because they don’t have messy leaves or seeds. You can replace the messy trees with ones that won’t cause problems for your pool of the filter. Just contact your local garden center or nursery and see what they have to offer.
Watch out that you don’t plant any new trees too close to your pool. The root system of a tree is very large and can expand underground. If you plant the tree too close to the pool, it can cause underground damage. Plaster and cement can crack from the pressure of roots pushing against it and that is very hard and expensive to fix. If you think that a tree that already exists next to your pool may be too close, it is important to remove it before it gets too big and the damage happens. It is very hard to see what is going on under the ground, so be vigilant and watch out for any signs of tree roots.
Sensation Pools can help you with your landscaping choices. When we make the plan for your new pool, we can talk with you about the kinds of trees in the area we are looking at, and make recommendations. Give us a call today so we can get started on your project.