Backyard Swim Spa Ideas

Looking for backyard swim spa installation ideas? We’ve got you covered. Below we have some of the most popular and most beautiful ways to style your swim spa so you are almost certain to find the inspiration you’ve been searching for.

Backyard Swim Spa Idea #1 – Build a Stone Structure

Though it’s likely to cost quite a bit more than some other options, building a stone structure around your swim spa can be amazingly useful for creating seclusion and adding a sense of rustic style. Stone not only blocks visibility and contains noise, but it can also provide an extra level of elegance and sophistication to your swim spa area.swim spa with retaining wall - WCI pools and Spas


Backyard Swim Spa Idea #2 -Add Shelter With a Swim Spa Gazebo

One of the most popular and attractive ways to increase the privacy of your swim spa is to put a gazebo over it. Doing so will block your swim spa from sight while also providing additional shelter over the top. This can help to contain heat and prevent debris from making its way into the water, reducing the amount of maintenance you’ll need to do.swim spa under gazebo - WCI pools and Spas


Backyard Swim Spa Idea #3 – Accent Your Swim Spa With Landscaping

Sometimes, the natural approach is best, particularly when you want your efforts to enhance privacy to also add to the aesthetic value of your property.

Simply incorporating some strategically placed flora can transform your swim spa area into a hidden oasis. Here are some suggestions for specific types of flora worth bringing into your backyard escape.

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Backyard Swim Spa Idea #3a – Evergreens

Evergreen trees are low-maintenance and perfect for erecting visually pleasing line-of-sight barriers. Not only that, but they stay beautiful all year round. Consider creating your own miniature evergreen forest with your swim spa as the centerpiece.


Backyard Swim Spa Idea #3b – Bamboo

Bamboo is another low-effort plant that can serve as excellent natural fencing. If you’re aiming for a more exotic feel with your swim spa haven, bamboo can make the perfect backdrop.


Backyard Swim Spa Idea #3c – Lattice With Leafy Vines

If you’re willing to put in a little extra work, you can combine several of the above ideas to create something really special. Take a pergola and some wooden fence posts and let some leafy vines grow on them for a green privacy screen that delights and enchants even as it hides you and your loved ones from the neighbors.


Backyard Swim Spa Idea #4 – Under Pergola

A popular option swim spa deck option is to place a pergola over it. Pergolas are not only stylish on their own, but are customizable by adding different coverings. This allows you to put a personal touch on the style as well as protect you from the sun, precipitation, and falling debris.

You can go with a perfectly sized pergola that covers only the swim spa, or create a whole swim spa patio area with a larger-sized pergola. The opportunities are as endless as your imagination. 


Backyard Swim Spa Idea #5 – Large Deck

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Your deck doesn’t need to exclusively showcase and support your swim spa. It can also provide space for tables, barbecues, benches, and bars. Additionally, your deck can stand freely on your property, or it can connect to your back door for easy access directly from your home. 

Multi-tiered decks are a great way to create different areas of focus while also adding to the deck’s overall appeal.


The Backyard Retreat You’ve Been Dreaming Of

Getting the backyard swim spa installation you want doesn’t have to be a headache. It will cost some money, but it can be a lot of fun, and the finished product can really take your spa experience to another level.

If you want to learn more about how to create an oasis centered around your swim spa, stop by the nearest WCI Pools & Spas and talk to one of our talented team members. We look forward to helping you make your dream a reality!