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30 Oct 2017

How Can An Outdoor Kitchen Make Hosting Parties Easier?

Having a swimming pool will bring over friends and family for a fun afternoon, and you can also relax anytime you want just by stepping outside. But you can make your backyard even more of an oasis for yourself and your friends by adding an outdoor kitchen into the mix.

How Can An Outdoor Kitchen Make Hosting Parties Easier?

How can you better entertain with an outdoor kitchen?

  • Have people join the fun of cooking. Whether people gather around the kitchen to customize a pizza, take turns showing off at the barbeque, or come chat with the chef, having an outdoor kitchen is a great way to make people feel even more connected.
  • You spend less time going back and forth for supplies. If you’ve ever hosted a backyard party, you know far too much of your time will be spent coming back and forth from the kitchen as you grab refills, start cooking, or bring out another set of plates. But with an outdoor kitchen, you can assemble everything ahead of time outdoors and do your cooking there so you don’t’ miss your own party.
  • An outdoor kitchen encourages more gatherings at home. Instead of going out for a pricey meal with a large group, you can host a backyard barbeque or a potluck. Adding a backyard kitchen means that everything you need for a fantastic day — a pool for swimming, a kitchen for preparing food and socializing, and plenty of places for people to gather — is right in your backyard.

Being able to cook and prepare food without leaving the backyard during special occasions and parties will quickly make hosting events in your backyard much simple and more fun. Whether you want a backyard kitchen for outdoor family dinners or you want it for larger get-togethers, contact Varsity Pools here for a consultation and estimate.

06 Sep 2017

Two Reasons to Add a Fire Pit to Your Backyard

Two Reasons to Add a Fire Pit to Your Backyard

Sitting by a fire is the perfect way to end a day out in the sun. If you add a fire pit or a backyard fireplace to your customized backyard retreat, you can have a completely customized space for complete outdoor relaxation when it’s too dark to swim but the weather is too nice to go inside. Why is a fire pit the perfect choice to add to your backyard space?

  • Fire pits are a great focal point in small and large backyards. No matter what the size of your property is, you can add a fire pit without taking away from your new swimming pool while still leaving plenty of space for people to walk and have fun. And because fire pits can be whatever size you want and can be placed nearly anywhere in your yard, you can possession it as a corner feature with a clear view of the pool or as a circular campfire experience.
  • A Fire pit can stop insects from driving you indoors. A crackling fire isn’t only a great centerpiece to draw people together in the evening; the smoke wards away pesky mosquitos and flies that come out as the temperature cools down. Texas mosquitos can be impossible to get rid of completely, but a fire pit will make them keep their distance.

Varsity Pools focuses on creating the ideal backyard and pool features you have in mind. Whether you want your swimming pool to be the primary attraction or you want an equally prominent fire pit for talking and relaxing, contact us here so we can start turning your vision into reality.

10 May 2017

Choosing the Right Central Texas Pool Builder

While having a pool is rewarding, the building process can seem overwhelming. To make things go easier, you need to choose the right pool contractor. Follow these three tips to choose a contractor who can get you the pool you want without a hassle.

Choosing the Right Central Texas Pool Builder

1. Do your research

There are a few important details you should research before you decide on a pool contractor. You should also research the company by checking out reviews online. You can’t always believe everything you read, so try to find some friends or family members who can offer referrals.

2. Don’t rush your decision

This is not a decision to make lightly. While you might be eager to get the backyard you’ve always dreamed of, it’s important to weigh your options. Consider several different companies for the job and get bids from all of them. Make notes about everything, including the pleasantness of the staff. When you have all the information you need, you can make your decision.

3. Read everything

A good pool contractor knows you can’t make an educated decision without the facts. They should provide plenty of reading material for you. Be sure to pay special attention to any contracts. Don’t sign anything until you fully understand it. And if you don’t understand something, ask questions.

Don’t let the stress of choosing Central Texas pool builder to get to you. Contact us for more information about our service, and we can answer any questions you have about the pool building process.