Year: 2021

Landscaping For Pools: Check Out Some Inspirations

Find out which plants to use and what precautions to take to ensure your pool is spotless.

Summer is knocking on our door, and one thing is certain: the hotter it is, the more we want to take that dip and get some sun. Thus, it is also in the month of December that the demand for landscaping in swimming pools grows. After all, who doesn’t want this part of the house to look beautiful to welcome guests in the hottest season of the year? Check out our tips for pool landscaping straight from professional landscapers and dive into this idea!

Recommended plants

First, it is important to keep in mind that not all plants are suitable for this location. This not only in relation to beauty but also with regard to practicality when cleaning and caring. Thus, one of the most sought after options are the palm trees that, right away, already refer to beach environments. The phoenix palm and jerivá are the ideal species, as they are not very dirty and are very resistant to heat. In addition, they provide shade by reaching medium to large sizes.

On the other hand, most landscapers opt for a more colorful environment, invest in flowering plants. Hibiscus, gardenias, and amelias are good options as they do not need constant watering. Orchids and strelitzia are practical plants, as they require little care and do not make dirt. Want to know the best part? They should always be exposed to the sun.

For those who prioritize the aesthetics of the environment, ornamental plants can be a good thing. For example, the box and the drop of gold, which allow artistic pruning. Thus, they do not grow wildly.

Care

Now that you know which plants are best for areas near the pool, it’s time to stay on top of the care.

First, from the support of a team of landscapers, learn about the care of each plant in relation to irrigation and pruning and put them into practice. With that, they will always be healthy and beautiful.

Another important tip is to avoid splashing pool water on plants, as chlorine can damage them. In addition, perform cleanings every week in order to avoid the accumulation of foliage in the water and in the plumbing of the pool.

Finally, if you notice that the roots of the plants are too close to the pool, transfer the vegetation to pots or another part of the garden.

Inspirations

Did you like our landscapers tips? Then check out some landscaping ideas for swimming pools and get inspired!

 

 

 

Scuba Diving in Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba, as I was saying, is synonymous with the sea and there you can engage in all kinds of
water activities from snorkeling (for most beginners), to diving and kitesurfing.

 

 

 

 

The most popular places to immerse yourself and hallucinate with the seabed in the area are:
 A power station (power station): In that area, it is common to find sharks and large
pelagics.
 First bay
 Ras Al Yamnaya
 King Abdullah Reef
 Black rock
 Rainbow reef
 Cedar Pride Wreck: in this area, we will find a sunken ship (the Tarmac Five). Even
the most expert divers can even venture into it.
 Taiyong: For more expert divers
 Japanese Garden: as you can guess from its name, one of the places with the most
exceptional flora and fauna.
 Gorgone
 Seven sisters
 New and Eel Canyon: It is a circular tour around two coral canyons full of marine life
such as scorpionfish. A step away, we will also find a sunken tank and plane.
 Al Shorouk: Another of the dives for the most experienced divers
 Yellowstone reef
 Blue coral
 Kiwi reef: We will find a reef of the most colorful and the favorite of the
photographers. Moray eels and lionfish are part of the small ecosystem that we will
find there.

There are several companies that organize excursions on small yachts in which you can
sunbathe, snorkel, and if you wish, paying a supplement, dive.

The prices are around 50 euros for the excursion. I did it with Deep Blue Dive and the experience
was very good. The staff was very attentive, the food was very tasty and we made up to 3
stops to swim/snorkel (one of them to dive). Even if you are not great experts, I assure you
that the experience is very worthwhile. The reef in the Red Sea is very high so even if you
don’t know how to swim very well, you can see everything perfectly. Its crystal clear waters
are an impressively intense blue. Just stick your head underwater to see hundreds of fish.

Other dive centers in Aqaba:
 Dive Aqaba
 Arab Divers
 Aqaba Adventure Divers
 Ahlan Aqaba
 Aqaba International Dive Center

Prices are around 80 euros for a dive but depending on how many you dive there is always
the possibility of negotiating it.…