Pool Landscaping Ideas for a Tropical Aesthetic

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Have you been dreaming of creating your own tropical oasis? We’ve gathered some of the best upgrades that can make your pool area feel like a natural landscape that you’ll never want to leave. At Epic Stoneworks, we love helping homeowners create customized outdoor areas that are aesthetically pleasing and fun. Let’s look at some of the best pool landscaping ideas for a tropical aesthetic.

Rock Waterfall

Waterfalls offer twice the aesthetic appeal, thanks to their dramatic look and relaxing sounds. A rock waterfall can be custom-built from natural stones to look like it’s a natural part of your backyard landscape. When you opt for a rock waterfall, a rock mason will use locally sourced stones to cut and arrange them into a one-of-a-kind waterfall in your pool area. Together, you can design a rock waterfall that fits perfectly into your landscape while providing the tropical feel you’ve been dreaming of.

Stone Coping

Stone coping is a must-have when you’re gathering pool landscaping ideas for your backyard upgrade. Coping is the material that is used to border a pool, and it’s located between a pool’s walls and deck. When you’re going for a tropical aesthetic, most pool contractors will recommend stone coping made from flagstone or quartzite. This natural look creates a seamless transition between man-made structures and your backyard landscape. 

Floating Steps

Floating steps look amazing, and they’re a great conversational piece for your pool area. Made from natural stone, these steps are built into raised platforms on the pool floor. The finished look creates the illusion that you’re walking across floating stones to get from one side of the pool to another. Floating steps can be customized in just about any shape and size you’d like. Most often, they’re made from natural, rough-cut stones, so they look like they were placed by Mother Nature herself.

Beach Entry

If you have the space and pool type to accommodate one, opt for a beach entry for your pool. This gradual slope creates a natural zero-entry area that is usually accompanied by a bubbler fountain. The fountain adds to the visual effects and creates a tropical aesthetic that will make you feel like you’re on vacation year-round. Ask your contractor whether a beach entry is right for your pool and backyard space. They have specific space requirements that can be difficult to achieve in smaller spaces.

Grotto Waterfall

Waterfalls add a magical element to any backyard pool area that creates visual appeal and soothing sounds. Add a waterfall grotto and you’ve elevated your pool landscape into something that’s only seen in fairy tales. A grotto is a cave-like space that’s created when a flat rock is built at the top of the waterfall. This allows the water to cascade over the grotto, making a secret hideout for you to explore, a quiet place to escape to, and a shady area away from the sun.

Find What You Need at Epic Stoneworks! 

At Epic Stoneworks, we pride ourselves in sourcing the highest-quality natural stones that Mother Nature has to offer. When you’re exploring pool landscaping ideas, you can trust our team to provide the best natural stones for your unique project. Our company sources natural stone from quarries across the world, including our own quarry right here in Florida City, South Florida.

If you’re ready to start planning your backyard upgrade, contact us at Epic Stoneworks. We’ll provide a free consultation, where we’ll sit down with you and discuss your plans. That way, we can help you determine the right natural stone for your project and estimate the cost of your supplies. Contact us today to get started!

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