There are many misconceptions about above ground pools in Fort Wayne and Angola, such as above ground pools being incredibly expensive or that they take hours a week to maintain. Perhaps the most persistent myth about the above ground pool, however, is that you can't do anything to change its appearance. Homeowners have the option of building their above ground pool and leaving it as-is. They do, however, also have the choice to spruce up its appearance and transform it into a more functional poolscape. 1. Build a Deck Around It Nothing is stopping you from having a deck built partially or entirely around your pool. Most decks are built using pressure treated lumber, though other materials can be used as well. The deck not only gives you and the family a spot to lounge and enjoy the sun, but it can also add storage options if you choose! 2. Wrap It Up Are the walls of your above ground pool showing? Consider wrapping the pool in stone, wood, or another material of your choosing. This increases its aesthetic appeal and it will help tie your above ground pool into the architecture of your home and outdoor living area. 3. Get Creative with Landscaping Use a slope in your backyard to create a partially sunken look, and hide the sides of your pool with bushes, trees, rocks, pavers, flowers and other elements that will turn your backyard into your idyllic aquatic escape. This is just the beginning of how you can completely change the appearance of an above ground pool. Visit either your Angola or Fort Wayne pool supply store, Olympia Pools & Spas, to discover the different lighting options, water features and other equipment that will turn your above ground pool into the pool of your dreams.