—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.
—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.
—Understanding how diving boards, platforms, and flexible jump boards each provide unique benefits
Note: This is the second article in a two-part series on diving boards. For part 1, “Swimming Pool Diving Boards: Consider Safety, Usage, and Backyard Size,” click here.
After considering the important issues of diving safety, board usage, backyard size, and maximizing your family’s recreation, you’ve decided to include a diving board with your new swimming pool.
—The benefits of quartz and pebble pool finishes over marcite
The interior finish of your inground swimming pool is comparable to the icing on a cake: Both serve as the finishing touch that covers the entire structure and helps define its overall aesthetic.