The Best Trees to Create a Fantastic View

If you want to enjoy a wonderful view from your pool or garden, then trees are a must. Not only will you be able to enjoy their pleasant shade, but they'll also transform the whole environment.
The Best Trees to Create a Fantastic View

Last update: 28 January, 2021

To have a wonderful view from your pool or in your garden, then you have to choose the right trees. It’s true that during the summer we want a good tan, but a little shade is always welcome too. That’s why planting the best trees in the right places will be a perfect complement to your garden.

In this post, we’ll be listing some of the best trees to give you some great views from your pool or garden. We’ll also tell you the characteristics of each one and how you need to look after them. Besides that, we’ll tell you what size they’ll grow to, as that’s an important aspect to take into account.

If you decide to plant some trees, then we’d like to point you towards the recommendations that we’ve left you at the end of this article. By taking them into account, you’ll avoid potential problems and you’ll be able to enjoy your garden worry free!

The best trees for a great view from your pool

The palm tree

palm tree near pool

If there’s one tree that makes us think of summer, it’s the palm tree. In addition to that, their size and characteristics make them perfect for planting in the garden next to the pool. One of its main advantages is the structure of the roots. Even though they go down quite deep, they don’t spread outwards, and so they won’t cause any problems for your pool structure.

If you’re passionate about palm trees then you’ll be pleased to know that this is certainly a great option. Did you know that there are also varieties of indoor palms? They’re a great way of enjoying a tropical environment both indoors and outdoors.

Orange trees, giving you a great view and a pleasant smell

orange tree

Orange trees are a very good option because of their aroma. Not only will they create a shady place, but they’ll also fill the entire pool area with a very pleasant smell. The only thing you have to take into account is that they’re not suitable for all climates. Orange trees thrive in hot, humid climates, and can’t withstand low temperatures.

In addition, you’ll need to make sure you don’t water them too much, as their roots can easily rot. This is why watering periods must be properly controlled. We also recommend that you protect them from the wind and cover them during the winter in case the temperatures in your area drop sharply.

One thing is true – this is a tree that does require a fair bit of maintenance. Nevertheless, if you’re a garden enthusiast, then it’s worth it.


Have you noticed that the trees at most public pools are poplar trees? This is not by chance but is quite simply because it’s a variety that combines perfectly with a pool environment.

Experts advise planting them during the autumn and winter, and you’ll need to ensure that you locate them well away from roofs or porches. If they have the right humidity, then poplars can reach up to 30 meters (100 feet) in height.

Cypress trees

So far, we’ve talked about different trees that will give you a great view from your pool. However, we’ve chosen our last tree – cypresses – for another reason. It’s true that they’re not a very beautiful tree but they perform an important function.

Cypresses planted a few inches apart and close to a fence, will create a natural wall. To avoid having to worry about looking after them, you can install an automatic watering system. Your pool will be a totally private space. Nobody will be able to see through them and you’ll feel at ease.

Precautions when planting the best trees

Pool with accumulated dirt on the bottom

Now that you know which trees are the most suitable ones for a pool area, you’ll have to take a number of considerations into account. You shouldn’t just plant trees anywhere, nor should you just think about where they look best.

If they’re too close to the pool, then this will lead to some problems. The main ones are explained below.

  • Dirt in the pool. It’s inevitable that leaves will fall into the water. Besides that, birds often perch on the branches and their droppings will fall into the water or on areas where people may be sitting or sunbathing. As a result, you’ll have a pool that looks dirty and neglected.
  • Problems with the roots. Depending on the variety of tree, they can develop very deep roots or ones that spread widely. This means they can put pressure on the base of the pool and even cause damage. This is no laughing matter, as fixing it will involve a considerable outlay of money.
  • Shady areas in the water. A tree that’s too close to the pool will prevent the sun from hitting the water. As a consequence, you won’t be able to sunbathe in that area, and, in addition to that, the water will be colder.

The solution to all these problems is to plant the trees at a safe distance. This will depend on the size of the tree, but the general recommendation is at least six meters (20 feet). If you do this, then you’ll have a beautiful view from the pool area without having to worry about anything.