If you live in the Greater Charlotte Region and its surrounding areas chances are your home has a few trees. What makes living here in North Carolina so enticing is the beauty that trees add to the landscape as well as the mild climate year-round. Trees not only add beauty but also can bring some much-needed shade to your backyard oasis.

If you have been considering an inground custom swimming pool you may have wondered how that will affect the trees in your yard. Obviously, you have to have a space large enough for a pool and there are some trees that may need to come down. It’s good to ask questions and know what are the recommended guidelines for installing an inground pool that may be surrounded by trees.

Guidelines for keeping and removing trees

  • Remove trees that will drop a lot of debris into the pool such as nuts and fruit.
  • Pay attention to the direction of the sun. You will want the natural sun to help heat the pool and cut down on costs. You can install a pool heater if you prefer to keep the shade.
  • Use a plastic fence or tree barrier during construction. It will protect the trees from getting damaged.
  • Don’t pile dirt up around the base of the tree. It can cause root rot and kill the tree.
  • Concrete pools will not damage the roots, but vinyl pool liners can.
  • Keep the patio or hardscape outside the canopy of the tree.
  • Any tree stumps that are in the footprint of the pool will need to be removed.
  • Trees can be removed after the pool is installed but it will be more costly because there is more damage that can be done.
  • Consult your pool designer or Charlotte landscaper to decide what trees can stay or need to go.

At Artisan Pools and Spas we can handle all aspects of your custom inground swimming pool including the landscaping of your yard. We understand the importance of preserving the natural beauty of your yard and would never recommend taking a tree down that does not to be taken down. If you would like to request a free estimate for your Charlotte backyard swimming pool you can contact us here.