Serving Residents of Northern Virginia, Maryland & Washington, DC
The beauty of a swimming pool lies in its ability to comfortably complement the architectural style of the home and the surrounding environment—and artful landscaping plays a vital role in creating a stunning balance. The swimming pool, despite being the focal point on any Northern Virginia property, is still only one component of the overall ambience and design of a well-appointed backyard that is a welcoming respite at the end of a long day.
When homeowners in the Northern Virginia area are interested in installing a professionally-designed and landscaped swimming pool, they contact the leading design team at Wheat’s Landscape. Learn more!
The Design Process
Creating the impression that a swimming pool and the surrounding landscaping has been there forever, while subtly suggesting the idea that the space would be diminished and bare if it wasn’t there, takes serious design skills—imagining the space as a whole is a vital part of the design process. Incorporating factors such as the natural geological features of your property, combined with the architectural character of your home will ensure that the pool and landscaping not only appear inviting and relaxing, but that it will last a long time.
Carefully planning and installing your new pool is important in successfully achieving the ambiance you desire. Well-designed grounds complementing the pool should not only be artistically pleasing, they should fit your personal tastes and your lifestyle. All of our outdoor designs begin with the interview process—one of the critical components in the early planning stage. It’s invaluable to our designers to understand not only how you plan to use the space, but the overall look you hope to achieve with your new swimming pool.
Designing Your Swimming Pool
The key to creating an impressive swimming pool and landscape design is to always consider the total picture, particularly when designing individual components. It’s about making every square foot of the available land functional so you get more enjoyment and usage out of your surroundings. Many styles of swimming pools can suit your outdoor space. Here are a few ideas:
- A combination of curves and straight lines connect to create a classic Roman-style swimming pool.
- Free-form pools allow the designers (and yourself) free reign when creating a pool unique to your style and geography.
- The sharp lines of geometric pools are often softened by the careful placement of plantings.
- A retro-styled Figure 8 pool easily accepts the addition of a natural stone waterfall.
- Rectangular or lap pools can be custom designed to fit any size backyard.
Selecting landscaping plants with a history of thriving in your locale is always a wise choice, as these plants tend to flourish without constant maintenance. We’ll keep in mind elevation changes and sight lines to ensure that none of your plantings block your pool views once they mature.
Once you communicate your ideas, our designers will perform a complete site evaluation and survey analysis, obtaining local municipal codes and standards. From there, our team will work with you to develop a pool and landscape design that suits your property, offering a range of options on pool designs, area lighting, fire or moving water accents, and entertaining and seating areas.
Swimming Pool Design & Installation in Northern Virginia
Our landscaping team’s main priority is to help you create your dream landscape—whether that includes a custom design deck or swimming pool. And we understand that nothing quite beats jumping in your own personal pool or hot tub right in your backyard. We can install a plethora of pool designs to fit your family’s desires and budget. Our licensed and certified landscape design and installation experts are dedicated to making your outdoor area match your dreams. Since 1978, our award-winning team has become a trusted company for landscaping services in the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC area.
No matter what your swimming pool vision involves, our team can make it a reality. Contact us to find out more about our services or schedule services for your landscape today!