—Understanding permit requirements and their impact on construction
—How your decisions may increase completion speed
You have just signed a sales contract for a swimming pool and you’re looking forward to a finished project to enjoy.
Topics: Construction, Buyer Tips
Command your backyard retreat from PC, tablet, smartphone, or with voice commands
A quality swimming pool control automation system will streamline daily operation and maintenance, enhance energy savings, and make an aquatic retreat easier to enjoy—sometimes in ways you may not have imagined!
Topics: Remodeling, Design / Features, remote controls, Equipment/Technology, Buyer Tips, custom pool ideas, Maintenance
—Is the value of this high-end construction material worth the price?
Pebble swimming pool finishes and the superb benefits that they offer have forever changed the material options available for your project’s interior surface.
Topics: pool plaster, color quartz finish, Remodeling, Design / Features, Gunite pool construction, Construction, Buyer Tips, marcite
—Giving contemporary personality to the classic bean-shape
Yes, the kidney-shaped pool remains alive and well in 2023—boasting a current design that holds its own against today’s curvy pool shapes.
In many ways, the kidney is the godfather of all pool shapes.
Topics: Design / Features, Construction, custom pool design, Buyer Tips
—Aquatic eye candy for inground pools & spas
Make your gunite swimming pool an exceptional backyard attraction with strategically chosen design features.
The decorative features we cover here are among those commonly used to elevate a pool’s visual appeal. Some provide fun and functionality as well.
Topics: Design / Features, pool buyer tips, LED, Spas, pool plans, custom pool design, Buyer Tips, custom pool ideas, backyard design, lighting, tropical pools, pool fountains
—From round to custom organic, evaluating options for spa shape (illustrated with photos)
As with a new gunite swimming pool, you have a wide array of choices for the shape, style, and configuration of the custom spa that will accompany it.
Topics: custom spas, Design / Features, pool buyer tips, custom hot tub, inground spa, Gunite pool construction, Spas, Buyer Tips, custom pool ideas, gunite spa