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Privacy Considerations

Pool Deck Layout

One of the biggest considerations when designing a pool deck is to first think about placing the deck as far away from your neighbor’s property as possible. Sounds, such as those from neighboring houses or traffic—can inhibit the relaxation and private feeling you experience in your backyard. It’s also important to consider dampening the sounds created by your own pool activities. Here are some tips for maximizing the feeling of privacy around your pool deck.

  • Partially screen sounds with the use of running water, such as a waterfall or fountain.
  • Use plants to create buffers or earthen berms built from soil excavated from the pool can also help to dampen sound.
  • Consider the proximity of the pool to your house. In small yards, a pool close to the home can be noisy when family members are splashing and playing in the water.
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