If you’ve made it through at least one summer of Georgia heat, you’ve probably had the thought that a pool is a pretty good idea. If you’re interested in creating an outdoor pool oasis in Woodstock, Roswell, or surrounding cities in metro Atlanta, take a look at some of these 5 must-have features to make your outdoor pool area the getaway of your dreams!

Outdoor Lighting

Just because it’s evening doesn’t mean pool time has to be over! Custom outdoor lighting is great for enjoying the pool as the sun goes down. Color changing lights can really create a unique experience for you and your guests.

Outdoor lighting means showing off beautiful architectural features, lighting paths for safety, and creating a lovely outdoor ambiance. Lighting styles include:

  • Spotlighting: Including spotlighting in your landscape design allows lights to focus on beautiful architectural features and unique landscape plants
  • Uplighting: This style perfectly illuminates natural elements like trees and other tall features you'd like to display.
  • Downlighting: This type of lighting is installed above your outdoor living area and angles down to light landscape features in a way that mimics natural lighting.
  • Path lighting: lighting is essential for walkways, pathways, and driveways because it creates a lighted path for you and your family to safely walk along.

Custom Landscape Design

No outdoor oasis is complete without a stunning custom landscape design. Your private getaway should be just that—private. Consider tall grasses that can create the feeling of seclusion and colorful installations that will look beautiful in the evening lights.

A team of designers will work with you during every step of the process, from the first property visit to choosing plants. During the design consultation, you're able to discuss your desired layout, landscape elements, materials, and plants.

Fire Pits

Nobody likes that moment when you step out of the pool and have to run to the house to get warm. Why not try a gas fire pit? It turns on at the touch of a button, and you can warm up right next to the pool.

Not to mention, when the pool isn’t in use during the cooler months, you’ll have a great way to cozy up outside to enjoy a warm fire with friends and family. Don't forget the marshmallows!


Try as we might, we can’t escape the brutal heat in the summer. But thankfully, we have a solution to escape the sun. Add a pergola! A pergola provides much-needed shade, but you can still relax and be ready to jump in the pool at a moment’s thought. The pergola can also become a pleasant focal point in your landscape when you add decorative vine and lights!

Patio Area

The patio area can be integrated into the pool deck, and there are a variety of patio materials to choose from, includin concrete pavers and flagstone. The patio can include all of the add-ons mentioned earlier, but you can also add:

Are all these pool features worth it?

Absolutely! Adding these fantastic outdoor features not only create the oasis you’ve always wanted, but it all increases your property value if it ever comes time to sell.

O'Neill Landscape Group designers will help you choose a landscape layout and design that perfectly complements your house and your pool, and we make sure you're with us every step of the way.

A pool surrounded by rock waterfalls and a flagstone patio.

Dive right into these amazing pool add-ons. Schedule a consultation today!

Add these five-features for a fully-equipped, stay-at-home outdoor oasis! Properties in Woodstock, Roswell, GA, and nearby cities can be transformed into a home you'll never want to leave! Call us at (770) 627-5012 to schedule a consultation today.