Sloped Backyard Pool

Four Benefits of a Sloped Backyard Pool

If you have a sloping yard, you may think that adding a swimming pool is out of the question. But that is actually not the case. In terms of pool design, your sloped backyard presents some design challenges. But at the same time, there are multiple benefits to installing a pool in a sloped yard.

In fact, above-ground swimming pools and semi-inground pools are excellent options for sloped backyard pools. Hills also offer the opportunity for creativity in your pool design. Let’s examine how to prepare your sloped backyard for a pool and some of the benefits you can take advantage of, thanks to the slope.

Preparing for a Sloped Backyard Pool

When working with a sloped backyard, there is some site work required before installing a pool. Whereas an inground pool requires the complete leveling of the hill or slope, an above-ground or semi-inground pool can work with the grade of your yard. 

Before starting a sloped backyard pool project, you need to first consider its design. This design includes landscaping, pool layout and pool deck installation. All of these design elements indicate what site preparations are needed.

Obviously, working with an experienced swimming pool company like All County Pools & Spa means you can have confidence in the preparations for your sloped backyard pool. In fact, sloped backyard pools are one of our specialties, particularly where we work in the hilly neighborhoods of Los Angeles County!

Four Benefits of a Sloped Backyard Pool

As said before, a sloped backyard pool offers some unique benefits. Below are four of these attributes you can take advantage of when building a swimming pool on a hill or into a slope.

Sitting Ledge

When building a sloped backyard pool, the builders can actually incorporate a sitting ledge. This design element works on both steep and gradual slopes. This provides built-in seating and sunning space. You can even design space for eating, drinking and storing pool supplies into a corner.

Swim-Up Beverage Bar

A swim-up bar is a big attraction in upscale resort swimming pools. It can also be a focal point and area for socialization in your sloped backyard pool. In fact, having a swim-up bar draws more people into the water and ensures you get more out of your pool investment.

Although this design concept seems complex at face value, it can actually be quite simple because of an existing slope. Or, you can instil some creativity in its design. 

Multi-Level Patio

If you have enough space, you can take advantage of your sloped backyard to install a multi-level patio around your pool. These patios are quite stunning and popular in the Los Angeles area. A sloped backyard pool with a multi-level patio opens up great design potential for dramatic lighting, beautiful retaining walls, landscaping and the designation of lounging, entertaining and outdoor dining spaces. 

Infinity Pool

Sloped backyard pools of Los Angeles depicted on TV and in movies made infinity pool design popular worldwide. Installing a pool in a sloped yard provides the perfect opportunity to create your own infinity pool experience. As part of these designs, the pool seems to blend into the horizon, the water visually connecting with the sky or terrain because of the natural slope. Through the installation of an overflow water feature, the pool’s water appears to flow over the infinity edge. 

Explore Your Options for a Sloped Backyard Pool

With so many benefits to their design, sloped backyard pools are actually highly sought-after design elements and create beautiful landscapes that make great use of even complex backyard settings. If you have a sloping yard in Los Angeles County and want to have pool installation on a hill, call the professionals of All County Pools & Spa at (818) 720-3316.

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