I want to make sure that the routes don’t affect the pool at all. PK. Some trees have very aggressive roots that can damage pool walls or vinyl liners when planted too close to inground pools. I don’t care about shade just the looks of the tree plus I’ve been wanting one of these trees. Does this seem accurate... Do the roots go out? Hi everyone! Privacy: Are you trying to block out neighbor’s prying eyes, noise or a less than perfect view? Crepe myrtles grow fast and provide good shade – but aren’t they constantly dropping leaves and flowers? Just as there are trees that do well around pools, there are lots of trees that won’t. Unlike the other plants on this list the issues with palm trees isn't the roots, it's the fruit and seeds. Trees with extensive root systems can damage pool walls or pool plumbing (see the comments section). We have 7 windmill palms around our pool, but the shedding of its trunk is annoying and I feel I constantly need to clean the pool. Conflicts involving trees and neighbors are best resolved through communication, but there are laws covering these types of situations. It is supposed to be a fast growing tree. Davy, Hi, you can slow growth with less watering and fertilizer. Or as an option to trees, consider a cabana or pergola with wisteria or vines. If you can dig under the caudex, the roots are thick and fleshy, not thick woody roots like trees. There is not much space between the poon and fence. Most trees will not damage a pool wall – as long as they have somewhere else to go – and also remember, if you prune a tree as it grows, and keep it from becoming a 60 ft tree, that will reduce root growth. Thank you! Hi Rene, keep in mind that I’m not an arborist, just a pool guy… but based on my quick google research here… both of those trees have somewhat aggressive root systems, not thin surface roots like Palms or other trees but very deep and wide roots, especially the turkey fig. Are they still a good choice near a pool? Some tips to reduce salt uptake are to water plants deeply, and avoid fertilizers with any salt in them. Climate: Again the regional climate is the number one consideration. Fast growing evergreens may be a good choice for one or two sides of the pool. They are 3' tall now, but I have read they can get to 30' tall and I wonder about root damage to the pool shell. Beauty: Adding beauty around the pool is an obvious reason for enhancing your pool landscaping. Where you plant your trees is an important consideration because tree roots can damage concrete walkways, walls, septic tanks and swimming pools. Hi Carlos, I like Thujas, but they can get really big! I would plant an avocado tree, and pistachio and yes macadamia and fragrant tea olive, but skip the bottlebrush, they are known for trouble root systems. A 60′ tree may need nearly 60′ in roots, but a 15′ tree, may only need 15′ of root space. If they are too much however, consider ‘culling the herd’, and taking out half of them, planting some low bushes, azalea or boxwood or oleander to fill space in between. If you need to transplant your established palm, some roots must be cut from the tree itself to prevent pipe damage. Roots have been known to plow through concrete and gunite as well.” Live palm tree roots grow mostly downward so they are not likely to damage your pool. Crepe myrtle if you have good sun, or Citrus if you are in the right area. I was thinking about planting Thuja Green Gianta a new evergreen that was bred for privacy. San Diego! Refer to the map above and look for trees that are “hardy” in your local zones. When did organ music become associated with baseball? Thanks! It would be close to my in ground pool 10′ to 15′ away. Palms have a root ball and not a single tap root like trees and the palm rootlets flow around pipes and along concrete structures. Hi Cynthia, in extreme cases (large trees, and lots of them blooming at the same time), a big release of pollen can make the pool look greenish yellow. The pool services said the crape myrtle trees pollen (2 trees) are making the pool green, is this true. I’m having the trees removed, if they are. They drop twiggy limbs constantly and shed bark and small leaves. It doesn’t take much chlorine for damage to occur. Now I'm trying my luck in asking anyone's opinion about planting a queen palm right behind the pool. Insects will also be attracted to these choices. Evaluate the Damage. I’m worried if it continues to grow it may damage the pool. Yikes, river birch are extremely messy. Even a tree with a non-aggressive root system can cause damage if it is too close to a concrete structure. I am concerned about the palm tree near my pool. Root Systems: Most trees grow root systems of about the same size as the tree branch systems. If the roots later damage the pool later you may end up in a situation of being liable. The roots are very soft. They can be a fussy plant even in a tropical landscape. Ivy would make a nice backdrop, if you are allowed to erect a quite tall rack of some strength, above the existing fence, or behind it, you could grow a very nice batch of honeysuckle, wisteria or clematis, or just green ivy – after a few years could look really nice – I’m picturing a 3-4′ high horizontal row of greenery, above the existing fence, and covering the top of the fence, thus creating a very high fence but with a soft top edge…? However, Thuja roots are not especially aggressive, though 10′ away is not that far. ! Most palm trees are fine to plant around pools, and King would be a nice choice. The pool service has been treating it with chemicals and then drained the pool several days before Hurricane Harvey storms struck Houston 2 weeks ago. Crape myrtles, like most trees, tend to have cycles of heavy pollen every few years, so this year is probably one of the heavy years, should be much less volume for the next 3-5 years. Damage from Palm Tree Roots. So if enough space is left between the palm and the pool for the fronds not to drop into the pool, then there is plenty a space for the eventual diameter of the palm trunk. Calycanthus, aka sweet shrubs, oleander and citrus can add pleasant aromas. 15 feet is a good distance anyway ~ enjoy! Crepe Myrtle will not thrive in your zone, it’s a southern tree. They quickly filled the pool up again and it is still dark green. Palm roots are not aggressive and will always find the easiest way around. Hi Davy, We’re considering macadamia nut, fragrant tea olive tree and bottlebrush around our pool here in San Diego. The reason is that since the roots remain in the topsoil around the Palm trees, they do not penetrate deep into the soil to reach the pipes. I was wondering your thoughts on Areca palms all around a pool in south Florida for privacy? They are acknowledging the roots may be a future problem, but that may not protect you from liability. The only negative to them is they need constant cleaning (pair of scissors will do) and tend to blow over in a strong wind. Hi Dave, our Houston, TX in-ground concrete pool has been dark green and usable for several months prior to and all through the summer. Aside from trees for privacy, we’re also looking for drought resistant ones as we are required from time to time to cut back on the watering. Pygmy Date Palm This statuesque palm features many trunks of varying height or it can be grown with just a single trunk. Trying to minimize debris while providing some color and corner accents to the pool. The answer is yes, it can! I have a triple pygmy and 2 Sylvester palms in planters next to the pool - did a lot of research and … It’s probably about 20 years old. No on the Maple tree too. The worst trees to plant around a pool include (among others): Mulberries, Cottonwoods, Aspens, Willows, Silver Maple, and American Elm trees. We are putting a fiberglass pool in right now and I was possibly going to put an ornamental Japanese maple tree in at least 15 feet or so away from the pool. May 28, 2005 #1 I have four large palm trees on my patio. It's up to you to do so or not. Tree roots damage rocks by causing them to crack or become crushed under their weight. The roots will grow around the pool structure and conform to it. But the roots of the Palm trees do not cause any such damage to the concrete or the underground pipes. I just bought a house and I have a queen palm tree between a block wall and a pool. Hi Marna, Japanese Maple, and most maple trees should be safe around a pool, as the root systems are not known to be aggressive or overly expansive. Would Avocado, Pistachio and Macadamia nut fit that bill? Northern pools can still use many tropicals if planted in large pots, or cut back during fall and mulched over. With that in mind, pools with vinyl siding could be at risk of damage from root growth. Which why I am considering it. Any input here? If you do not do such a thing and the roots spread and ruin your pool, that's on you because it's the risk of pool ownership. As the tree matures, it may encroach on the property boundary of adjoining land. tree is n nature strip so its a council tree and roots are as thick as thick branches some 15 cm or so thick as plumber cut me some when he fixed pipes damaged by roots. I live in Tucson AZ. Smaller trees, like pygmy palms, can be planted right next to the pool no problem, since they have very small and fragile root balls. How long will the footprints on the moon last? You may have a severe phosphate contamination, which can be treated with PhosFree, or a severe filter problem, or no chlorine, or the pump only runs a few hours a day… and the main drain issue, but probably not the main drain per se… causing green water. Some trees have very aggressive roots that can damage pool walls or vinyl liners when planted too close to in-ground pool. With a little wind, this can fill your pool with debris, but using a leaf catcher or even solar cover can mitigate some of this issue. Harbour dwarf nandina and dwarf yaupon holly are great small shrubs to line the border of a walking path or the perimeter of the pool decking. I swear that some trees can “smell” the water in the pool, and make a beeline for it, stretching it’s branches out until it pokes a hole in the liner, and busts up the floor or walls of your pool. Their roots go out about 12" or 15" from the root ball on a 10' tree. You do have some control over the root spread of any tree, by Pruning to keep the tree small-ish, and by Not Watering on the Pool side, but watering only on the opposite side of the tree, to encourage most root growth Away from the pool. Extreme Leaf Removal. What does contingent mean in real estate? Do you think the roots of Moringa will damage the pool. Fiberglass and concrete pools are not at risk of damage from tree roots. By doing this, the tree does most of it’s drinking on the opposite side of the pool, which discourages growth of (more) roots on the pool side of the tree, which may even shrink and recede, when the water source dries up. Do yourself a favor, find some nice plants or bushes to put around your pool and leave the trees to the other parts of your yard. Can i claim tree root damage to pipes, fence, driveway from insurance? A pool without good main drain suction will suffer with water quality, but usually just hazy water in the deep areas, not full blown green algae. Larger leaves that end up in the swimming pool can complicate vacuuming and will put extra stress on the pool equipment. Lots of big messy leaves in the fall and helicopter seeds in the spring. Hi, Areca Palm, Golden Cane Palm and Butterfly Palm (all the same) tend to have a shallow and thin root system, that would not normally pose any danger to pool walls or pipes. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply. I have 4 feet between my driveway and pool but need a tree here to provide shade over the pool from southern sun. damage your pool. Visually pleasing while still low maintenance. And with that said, don’t be afraid to change what was planted after the pool was built. In most cases, chlorinated water or salt pool splash-out is not much of a concern, as long as trees around a pool are regularly watered. Most trees grow root systems of about the same size as the tree branch systems. I am concerned about the palm tree near my pool. We have had the trees for years without a problem. Watering outside the wall, can encourage root growth away from the pool. If you keep any trees, bushes and shrubs near your home properly watered, there's little chance of them creating problems. I planted some shrubs that grow 4 ft max. 3. Yes, depends on the tree. Or a eastern redbud (planting two myself this week). In many cases, tree root systems that have managed to create soil settling or subsidence are within 16 feet or so of a home. I really can't say about the heating bill as I don't have a pool… I just received an estimate to remove from $500-$700. Any thoughts about vines? I usually hang out in the pool forum since i'm having one built, and have learned a lot from their expert opinion. The caudex basically sits on the surface and really does not go much below the soil level. Leaf drop: Make sure the tree you choose has minimal leaf drop and it is not messy. Behind the block wall is a rip rap. Finer needle that drop are known to sneak by the skimmer baskets and clog up your pool pump impellor. I have two feet between my pool deck and the block wall. Hi there,we are planning to install a salt water pool,and I have 14 feet cypress near the pool,any concern that the salt water will kill the plant .do you think the plant can survive the minimum splash of salt water,thanks. The root spread is equal to the leaf spread, so keeping it pruned will slow growth. A liner pool will be susceptible to damage however. A good filter should remove pollen fairly easily however, but smaller or older filters may need some help with clarifiers or extra filtering, if you want to clean it up fast. Litter: Some trees are constantly shedding buds, flowers, leaves and bark. Can Tree Roots Damage A Pool? Of the three you listed, Macadamia is the most drought resistant, followed by Pistacio. Shade: If you are specifically looking for shade around the pool, or in a certain area, that can guide your tree choice. Using heavy plastic around the Palm can be a way to limit root growth, by forcing water only near the trunk, and not watering further than 2′ diameter from the trunk. Any solutions? Any thoughts on doing this would be helpful? If you can save a foot, or so, of roots, you can dust it with some rooting hormone and (assuming you have room) you can move it to another area of the property that has good soil drainage. Deciduous trees are not necessarily bad, but will give the backyard a bare appearance during winter. May 28, 2005. A tree that does well in zone 8 may not survive winters in zone 7. Learn more about conflicts with neighbors, trees, property, real estate, property lines, damage, and other legal topics at FindLaw's Real Estate section. You could consider a root barrier, using geotextile fabrics, or barrier walls, between the pool and the tree, along with plenty of room to spread in the other directions, and you’d be ok. They will not be strong enough to shift the pool or poke through it. Palm roots are all about the same size (dinky) with very little branching going on, though old, large palms can have a lot of roots and still be a huge challenge to dig up. In all cases, cutting back on water will reduce fruit yields, but will likely not kill the tree. If you are going to put in an above ground pool and only dig down 13", you shouldn't do that much damage to the Oak tree roots so they shouldn't die. Avocado can also handle some dry periods, but less so. Thorny flowers, Chinese holly, cacti, pyracantha, and hard yucca are some unforgiving attractions. Who is the longest reigning WWE Champion of all time? Thanks, Doug We are removing 2 Canadian red cherrys. How many candles are on a Hanukkah menorah? Whilst tree roots can damage pools, a one-piece pool and concrete pool are typically unaffected by tree roots due to the thick concrete surrounding the pool which stops tree roots from growing into the pool area. If you are curious about whether your backyard trees have aggressive roots, just google “—– tree root system”, and you can find out. Would this type of palm tree do this? Would these be okay? It’s about 2 feet from my pool and 1 ft from my wall. Hi Dave, how about Crape Myrtle, River Birch or Maple trees? The worst trees to plant around a pool include: This causes blockages, flooding and damage to pipes. However, they generally are not too 'pushy' and I haven't even seen a side walk damaged by a palm, though I am sure that's possible (much thinner concrete than a slab). 4. Do you recommend? Shallow-rooted trees can send out invasive roots or limbs, or branches can fall on a neighbor's fence or wall. Roots can get into plumbing and cause concrete to … HI Gregg, most Palm trees have weak, shallow roots and are monocots so they don’t have tap roots like hard wood trees, but dicots, which grow in a more diffuse pattern. Generally speaking, although over-pruning can hurt some trees, but not Thuja, I don’t think…. And they do not have deep root systems that would damage the pool? With regards to the patio, it typically takes at least 10 years of growth before a root system can have any impact on a hardscape. Thanks, OF all the palms to plant in a tiny space like that, the Queen Palm was a good choice. The best trees to plant around a pool include: Acacia, Banana, Citrus, Evergreens (arbor vitae, cypress, spruce), Holly and Magnolia (also evergreen), Olive trees (non fruit bearing), Oleander (actually a large bush), and Windmill Palms (hardy into areas of zone 6). They can, but it’s more likely they will cause damage to your surrounding patio. palm tree roots grow mostly downward so they are not likely to My pool is green with pollen. For the fur that grows on the trunk, if your climate is not too cold, you can trim of that hair from around the trunk. First, consider those things which may limit your pool tree selection. Hot Tub Covers & Year-Round Outdoor Spas – Cover Smart. Trees With Roots That Will Infiltrate Your Septic Tank. Most trees will not damage a pool wall – as long as they have somewhere else to go – and also remember, if you prune a tree as it grows, and keep it from becoming a 60 ft tree, that will reduce root growth. In this sense, the roots do not represent a danger to the pond or swimming pool liner. If planted too close, the expanding trunk and roots of a palm tree will lift pavers and have been known to damage retaining walls. These fruits and seeds get dropped and block utters downpipes and drains. I'm concerned with damage to the shell at some point. I just received an estimate to remove from $500-$700. Likewise, covering soils in plastic on the pool side, will slow water absorption on the pool side of the tree, to discourage root growth. Some species of plam tree produce dates or fruit, that either attract annoying wildlife (screeching bats) or create a mess around the pool or in the pool (clogging filter systems). Your neighbor does have the right to cut any tree roots that are encroaching onto their property. Does this seem accurate... Do the roots go out? C. Carriesue New Member. Why don't libraries smell like bookstores? A 60′ tree may need nearly 60′ in roots, but a 15′ tree, may only need 15′ of root … They are in a space 4 1/2' wide between a retaining wall and concrete patio. We could place the bottlebrush slightly at a distance from the pool. Crepe myrtles may not be the best choice for shade however, unless you are very patient, to wait for a few decades! But that’s not always realistic, or desirable in most cases. However, vinyl liner pools are. Root system: Does the tree have a shallow root system? Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. Small trees should be a minimum of 10 feet from structures while large trees must be at least 30 feet from them. Low maintenance and very resilient. And most Palm trees, except for large varieties, have roots of only a foot or two deep and wide. Flowering trees, fruit trees and deciduous trees (those that shed leaves during fall) may be pretty, but can be messy. Hello, My wife just ordered 3 Windmill Palm Trees that she wants by our gunite shell pool. I love those trees! Also, because these roots are thin, they do not tend to cause any damage to the concrete. But then again, I could be wrong! Here is a nice article on the Areca Palm, for more information on care and such… https://www.junglemusic.net/The_Areca_Palm/The_Areca_Palm.html. But in my experience, they are fairly small trees, and the blossom petals aren’t too much of a nuisance, just during one week anyway. Or, if you don’t water the tree anymore, you could also shape the land a bit, and/or add plastic barriers, or drains, swales or gutters, to capture rain water on the pool side of the tree, and channel the water away from the pool. Landscaping around a swimming pool can really make your pool pop; but plants and trees need to be chosen carefully. If you are planning to get a vinyl pool, you will want to … Leaf Size: Small leaves from a willow or maple tree can be fairly manageable but large leaves can clog skimmers, pool vacuums and cleaners, berries can stain pools and pool decks, and soft fruits can be messy and smelly. Hi, if the Crepe myrtle berries are a problem, the drain cover can be replaced, with one that won’t allow clogging, or cover the drain with a Polaris Unibridge, which should also be a solution. Needle bearing Evergreen trees, large deciduous trees, and Crape Myrtles should be avoided. Hi Luna, how about a maple or a evergreen spruce? And cute little trees that grow into large monsters can block the sun’s warmth, or block the sight and sounds of the pool, which can be unsafe. You will not want to clean seed pots, fruit, dead flowers, leaves, and other plant and tree debris from your pool filter. Any tree or plant that falls within this category will lead to excessive cleaning and possible staining. This is South Texas at the tip of the Rio Grande Valley. The owner of the tree can't control where the roots go, and it's up to the pool owner to take care of the pool structure. Thread starter Carriesue; Start date May 28, 2005; Carriesue. All Rights Reserved. Hi – most cypress trees are at least somewhat salt tolerant, so no worries,especially a tree that tall. Not recommended near a pool. If you have trees around a pool that have become undesirable tenants – you can start over, with something new! Most pool users will want to avoid brushing up against any of those mentioned without a shirt protecting your back. Many pool guys will say “the best trees for a pool… is no trees at all”. A septic system is composed of a main outlet, a holding tank and a drainage field, or leach … Instead try aborvites, spruce, holly, red twig dogwood or fountain grasses. Hi, Crepe Myrtles, and most flowering trees actually, have a brief period when things can get messy yes. What is a sample Christmas party welcome address? Ornamental grasses like maiden grass, ophiopogon, and liriope can grow over half a foot. Also have a Brown turkey fig tree, about 12 ft from the pool. It has a very shallow root structure, with weak roots that are kind of wimpy. Hi Dave-I need “height” added to my landscape. 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