—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.
—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.
—How high-tech features make pools easier, healthier, and more efficient
Like so many other aspects of our lives, swimming pools have gone high-tech. The result: Today’s industry innovations and features are making pool ownership better than ever for fun, relaxation, and efficiency.
—Five suggestions for upgrading your backyard retreat with cool amenities
Considering making over your backyard with an amenity or two to complement your swimming pool and elevate your outdoor-living experience?
Various high-end options can create an upscale outdoor environment retreat around your pool and boost opportunities for entertaining friends and family.