Serving Central Texas
26 Dec 2017

Highlight Your Brand with Decorative Concrete

Residential and commercial property owners love decorative and acid-washed concrete. Not only does it have all the perks of being low-maintenance and long-lasting, the surface of your floors can be transformed into an image or design you have in mind. While homeowners generally choose decorative concrete flooring that matches the color scheme and style of their home, commercial property owners have a few more goals than adding value and curb appeal to a home. Here’s how you can make your properties more rentable and highlight your brand with decorative concrete:

Highlight Your Brand with Decorative Concrete

  • Tie the theme of your apartment complex together. If your apartment complex is one in a chain belonging to a high-end brand, add the logo or style elements of the logo to the bottom of the pool. Pools are a large flat area of land that, even though they draw in tenants, aren’t rentable space. Turn it into a low-key advertisement for visitors and possible tenants that will stick in their mind. You can even place your logo just inside the pool gate and match the coloring of the path around the pool to your company’s colors,
  • Add unique signage and fun images to a commercial pool. Neighborhood swimming pools have a lot of regulations regarding safety, and you can use decorative concrete images to mark distances, depth, and to encircle areas for different ages. You can add wayfinding arrows to the ground, ring your pools with brightly colored paths, and use the ground to help direct the flow of traffic in a fun, memorable way.

Decorative concrete gives you another surface to express your brand, to make your pools more beautiful and fun, and even to give information to customers or tenants. If you’re considering adding or redesigning your business’s pool area, contact Varsity Pools for the right decorative finish.

14 Dec 2017

Three Ways to Maintain Your Pool in Winter

It’s winter, and while that doesn’t mean months of snowfall or sub-freezing temperatures in this part of the country, it does mean your family’s pool has a lighter use. Now is the perfect time to schedule some winter maintenance so your pool will be clean, safe, and ready for swimming once spring rolls around. Here are three pool maintenance tips to keep your pool in great shape:

Three Ways to Maintain Your Pool in Winter

  1. Drain your pipes and motorized elements. Any water left in your pipes, pool heater, pump, or filter can freeze and expand. That expansion can lead to cracks in the pipes or can even break tabs and hoses in the motorized parts. Check them over before the first major freeze to make sure they’re free of water. Even if you don’t drain your pool completely, also make sure to drain it below the edge of the skimmer.
  2. Keep the water clean with algaecide. Texas doesn’t stay below freezing for long, and the mild winters mean algae and bacteria have an easy time growing in your pool if it’s not cleaned at the end of the swimming season. Add an algaecide product to your pool and run the pump for 24 hours right before you shut down the system for winter. This will get rid of algae currently in the system to minimize growth throughout winter.
  3. Regularly clear off debris from your pool cover. Once your pool is closed for winter, the cover is bound to collect leaves and debris, even if it doesn’t build up with ice. Keep it clean so you can monitor it for cracks, pests, and damage.

Winter pool maintenance is all about prevention. Taking a few simple steps now like adding algaecide and keeping nature at bay can make starting your pool up in the spring much easier and faster. Visit Varsity Pools here for more tips.