Prospective pool owners – in the Little Rock area are finding that adding a pergola to the pool area adds a new level of ambiance and excitement to your pool space. The addition of a pergola will enhance the view in your yard and even increase the resale value of your home.
A pergola is – at its most basic – a series of horizontal timbers or wooden beams, supported by brick or stone pillars. They can also be built of timber over decking around the pool area. A pergola is more than a self-contained structure and are great for climbing plants. The sides of pergolas are usually open although the climbing greenery can give it the appearance of being an enclosed space.
If the idea of having plants such as wisteria or roses in the pool area is appealing, a pergola is the perfect structure for the climbing plants. They’re also useful for climbing vines or other greenery. Adding greenery adds to the vista of the swimming pool space.
Pergolas were typically used to house bench seating and were tucked in the corner of the yard. Today, pergolas are being used as a place to entertain and relax but to be in the midst of it all when it comes to the swimming pool. An excellent place to escape from under the sun yet still be “out by the pool”. They can be constructed in such a way as to create the illusion of seclusion or be used as a privacy “hedge.”
Adding a pergola to your pool area, whether you boast a large backyard area or a small one, can add magnificence and elegance. This structure also offers an additional entertaining area for guests.
The beauty of a pergola is that it can be a “destination” as well as a “pass-through” to get to other areas of the backyard and swimming pool or spa area. Before you add a pergola to your pool area, make certain your pool contractor measures the width and height and has the proper thickness for the support columns. Pressure treated wood or metal is typically used to construct a pergola although the metal must be treated with a rust-proofing agent.
Ornamental flower baskets can beautify the look of your pergola if you don’t want the heavy cover of a climbing plant. If you’re looking for a backyard enhancement for your swimming pool or outdoor kitchen area, one of these structures could be just what your backyard needs. This short video will display many types of pergolas for your consideration.