Remember my parent’s house in Maui? This summer, their home improvement project was to install an above-ground pool — which is AWESOME! We wall wanted the Sharkline Excursion, but ended up going for the Intex Ultra Frame Pool, which was more affordable. Above-ground pools are so very much more cost-effective than below-ground pools, and just as refreshing.
…Though it may be just as refreshing, above-ground pools just aren’t especially attractive.
Once we set it our pool, I fell in love it — hell, having ANY pool is freaking great — but man, is this above-ground pool BORING to look at once you’re not in swimmy, water-y bliss.
Where once a pretty patch of grass lived, there’s now this big ol’ boring wall of grey.
Let’s be honest: it looked like an enormous cooler. Not cute.
So let’s decorate it!
Here’s how we decorated the above-ground pool to make the outside as cool as the inside…
After putting up bamboo fencing to cover up the chainlink that surrounds the home, my parents found themselves with a bunch of extra rolls of the stuff…
That’s how we decided to decorate our above-ground pool by wrapping it in bamboo fencing.
We laid the fencing against the pool, and secured it to the sides using zip ties, all around the Intex pool’s frames.
We trimmed the fencing to just sit under the rim of the pool, and boom: an above ground pool that looks as good as it feels!
Now that it’s decorated, the above-ground pool is the perfect compliment to the carbana. Which, if you recall, is my parent’s carport-turned-outdoor lounge area. My family sure has a way of sprucing up boring stuff.
That said, I’ves still got a short wishlist of things I want to add to decorate our above ground pool:
- These frangipani twinkly lights
- A few of these big leaves to give it a more organic feel
- Pineapple lights
- This bluetooth floating speaker & lightshow
- Um, a motorized innertube? HECK YEAH
- Well, and then I’d love to get this above-ground deck system… because then I could decorate THAT, too!
What would YOU add? Did I forget something?