There are so many options available when it comes to hardscaping in your Austin TX home’s pool area. If you’re looking for some ideas to get your imagination going, consider the following.

Layers of Walls

Depending on the layout of your yard, you may have enough of a slope that may require the use of retaining walls. But while such structures may have a specific purpose behind them, they can also serve as an element of decoration. Use levels and layers to add visual interest, such as tiered retaining walls, steps, or even planters placed at different heights. 

This will not only create a visually appealing space, but may also help make the space feel bigger if you’re a little tight on square footage.

Faux-Wood Porcelain Panels

Wood brings a natural element to outdoor decks and patios, but it can be very difficult to maintain and keep in tip-top shape. Plus, wood is not exactly the most ideal material to incorporate close to a body of water. 

Luckily, there are options available that mimic the natural look of wood but come with a lot less upkeep. Porcelain pavers come in a variety of finishes, including those that resemble wood. You can also get them in all sorts of colors and sizes to fully customize your backyard pool area. 

Gravel and Grass 

Create the look of “floating” flooring by mixing up gravel and grass rather than a level layer of pavers. Instead, pavers can be added on top of loose gravel in various spots, intertwined with patches of grass. In addition to the interesting effect of floating layers, this also adds a more natural element to the look.

For more modern hardscaping ideas, get in touch with your local Austin pool builders to help you transform your backyard pool area.