Pool Guide

As thoughts start to turn to Spring and Summer, one of the things to consider is privacy around your swimming pool. While a privacy fence enhances safety, carefully landscaping your yard gives you and your guests added privacy and enjoyment. With the winter months here, and a few more to go, now it is the best time to give ideas to your landscaping projects also.

Privacy, safety, beauty, and convenience are some of the considerations to keep in mind when landscaping around swimming pools. The best plants to grow near a pool will be those that lend the area a special charm and that cause you little inconvenience. 

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We all know there’s an app for everything these days, but did you realize that includes your family pool? These clever smartphone apps for your pool will save your family time, money and guesswork for the next summer pool season. Here are a few that you can check out, download and see which one(s) work best for you. You can see that they also have which operating system will download them.

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It’s that time of the year. A couple of months ago, you took steps to get your pool ‘winter-ready’, and now snow is here!

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As you begin laying out your pool design, it’s always a good thing, and fun to look at some of the top pool features.

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While a good portion of the country will be blanketed with snow, many people still enjoy their pool through the winter months. From beach-themed holiday decorations to festive foods, there are many ways to create a memorable holiday party this winter with a pool backdrop. Here are a few swimming pool decoration ideas to turn your backyard into a winter wonderland.

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Daydreaming about the perfect backyard is fun but is accompanies by a lot of decisions! That’s where we come in. Our pool designed has years of experience designing spaces that compliment both your home and your lifestyle to create a personal retreat right at home. We work with Bobe Water & Fire Features to help create ambience. Bobe (pronounced BO-BAY) fabricates simple sheet metal into works of art for your space.

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The notion of continuous swimming pools has been growing in popularity over the years. If you already have a pool in, you know that it’s rather difficult to get a lap in. Six strokes, flip, six strokes, flip, and you repeat this continually. The notion of having a pool in your backyard for exercise goes out the window when you realize that you have a rather short distance.

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One of the primary reasons your pump runs is for the purpose of filtering all of the water in your swimming pool at least one time a day. This is what is called the “water turnover rate.”

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Slipping into the heated, moving water of a hot tub or spa can literally wash away the stresses of a day. Using your hot tub or spa in the cooler months will take the chill out of your bones and allow you to enjoy the benefits of being in the water almost year-round.

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Saltwater pools are on the rise as an alternative to traditional chlorine-based pools. Aside from being a more natural option, saltwater pools have a number of advantages. They don't require you to buy, store, or handle a lot of chemicals. These pools also need less routine maintenance. Although they are more expensive upfront, they pay for themselves after a few years because of reduced running costs.

Read more: Considering Salt Water Filtration