—How high temperatures, dry conditions, and moist air can disrupt building progress
When the weather outside is unbearably hot—and in some regions, made worse by high humidity—it’s the perfect time to cool off in a new swimming pool. But in some cases, scorching conditions pose a seriously bad time for pool builders working to finish certain construction phases for your new pool.
How big, how deep, what shape?—Fundamental design factors for concrete pools
You’ve decided to build a backyard swimming pool, but don’t know exactly how to begin. Particularly with a concrete (gunite/shotcrete) pool, the process is rather detailed, with a wide range of design and construction elements to discuss with your pool builder.
—Inspiring style for your new inground pool beyond a standard rectangle
Think that a backyard lap pool comes in only one form—a traditional rectangle? Well, think again: As long as your pool’s overall shape includes a straight, clear swimming lane that avoids steps, spas, and other design features, you don’t have to build a long rectangular design for swimming laps.
—Lower risks and help protect children and pets with a variety of pool security devices
Even the most attentive swimming pool owners need some backup while striving to keep their backyard safe for children and pets. Let’s face it, young kids and your furry friends sometimes need extra oversight to keep out of harm’s way.
—3 ways to cut your pool’s power consumption and save on operating costs
Swimming-pool ownership brings fun, healthy personal rewards, and you shouldn’t let concerns about energy bills dampen any enjoyment from those terrific benefits.