Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Before Building a Swimming Pool

Swimming pool construction is not an easy project, especially if you want a large installation. It requires some careful consideration to get a large pool that your family and friends can enjoy. Here are some of these major considerations.

Plot Size

Obviously, a big pool calls for a big stretch of land. For instance, an 18' x 36' rectangular pool that’s six feet deep can hardly fit in a yard that's exactly the same size. Imagine walking out the door one day only to fall right into the pool. While it may sound funny, it can be a serious hazard for any household member.

Friday, November 21, 2014

How to Keep Pools Safe and Fun for Children

Children love swimming, especially in the summer. If you have a pool in your property, then your kids must be having some really good times. However, you have to make sure that your pool is safe for them.

The most effective precaution when letting children swim is to never leave them alone. Being alert in the pool also gives you an advantage in emergency situations: You can rescue a child immediately in case of cramps, and you can take him or her out of the water quickly. Learn how to swim and perform basic CPR techniques, because being passive does not pay off.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Considerations in Landscaping around Pools

If you’re planning to build a pool in your property, you have to choose between an inground pool and an above-ground pool. Inground pool is a better option for a number of reasons, including stability and flexibility. However, building one is not as easy as digging a hole in the ground.

Inground swimming pools have become popular because they are landscape-friendly and have plenty of design options available to suit your desired theme. In choosing your design, consider first the shape of the pool. Rectangular pools are the most common ones, although you can also go for an L-shaped pool which is ideal if you have children; such a set-up will allow you to divide the pool and keep one of the sections shallow.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Add New Features to Your Pool for More Fun

A swimming pool is a great source of fun and entertainment for families. So if your old pool needs to be rejuvenated with new features and improvements, here are a few suggestions:

All Hands on Deck

The decking is always one of the things to change when working on a swimming pool remodel. Some experts suggest changing the material to something that withstands water or prolonged sun exposure. Choices may include organic stone due to their non-slip, non-fade composition and Tennessee crab orchard stone, which can dissipate heat during hot summer days.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Custom Pools Put Your Stamp on Your Home

Homes are more than just a structure made of walls, windows, and a roof. They are a reflection of the owner’s personality. This can be seen in the personal touches that a homeowner may place on the house. If you want to truly make a house your own, you can do several improvements. One of the ways to do this is to have a custom-designed pool built.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Enjoy Natural Swimming Pool in Your Own Home

If you want something out of the ordinary for a pool, why not build a natural swimming pool? Here are a few tips on how to do just that:

Material composition

A natural swimming pool often requires additional finesse than your average swimming pool. Such pools usually have a lining of bentonite clay that fuses well to hold the water in; however, the pool stands to dry up if the ground adjacent to the pool is comprised of dry soil or sand, which compromises the clay’s integrity. Have your pool contractor fashion an EPDM liner backed up by a layer of manufactured gravel to add lining protection.