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15 Jan 2019

Pool Construction Ideas for Adding Fun to Your Backyard

When the weather outside is beautiful, as it usually is in central Texas, there really is no reason for you to miss out on a place outside of the home that you can enjoy. Backyards are the best place to create a space that is an extension of your life inside the house. You can turn it into anything you want it to be and Varsity Pools can help you with it. There has never been a better time, or a better opportunity to have a professional construct a pool area that is suitable for all your needs.

Pool Construction Ideas for Adding Fun to Your Backyard

A Relaxing Pool Area

Pools are ideal places to relax. Many people sit for hours on a floating lounge to read or cool off on hot summer days. You can take it to the next level of relaxation by adding new features to an already existing pool or by custom building a pool that meets your needs. Pool lighting is a great way to get ambiance around the pool during the night, but during the daytime they are less noticeable. Why not have stone pillars with umbrellas put into the pool’s shallow end or on the deck so that you can hang a hammock without relying on trees? A custom pool designer may be able to put chaise lounges inside of the pool on the shallow end using concrete. For landscaping around the pool, you can add privacy fences, shrubs, and more to block out noise from nearby neighbors or roads.

Party at the Pool

Swimming pool areas are ideal for creating a great party space. If you have a covered area on your patio, hanging lights can make things more fun. Outdoor speakers will allow you have music playing throughout your entire party. An open bar, perhaps built-in near the pool’s edge can give you a place to store beverages and snacks. You can also have the complete outdoor kitchen setup, complete with a nearby fire pit. Imagine being able to sit around the fire pit while eating your tasty feast. To make it kid friendly, you simply need to add in a slide or a diving board. You can also put up a swing nearby if you have the space for it.

Cozy Retreats

You may not think of a pool area as a retreat, but with a little effort it can exceed all your expectations. Even if you have a small yard, you can still create the illusion of a hidden paradise. If you are building a pool area from scratch, you may opt to go with a less traditional pool. You can then use landscaping tricks to enhance it. For instance, a small round pool construction that has a rock wall, perhaps with a water feature on one side. You can plant tropical flowers and trees around the wall or perhaps turn it into a unique spice garden.

You get to choose what type of pool area you want to create. No matter what type of pool environment you want to design, we are here to help you make your dreams come true. All you have to do is let us know you have a dream to enjoy your backyard to the fullest!

08 Jun 2018

Four Clever Tips To Coping With Pool Construction

Dealing with pool construction can sometimes be a bit of stressful. There are numerous decisions to be made and a myriad of choices for each decision. Below are four clever tips we have come up with to help you not only cope with pool construction, but also enjoy it.

Four Clever Tips To Coping With Pool Construction

  • Hire A Licensed Contractor: Let’s face it, mistakes can happen during construction. Hiring a licensed prime contractor will ensure that you will get quality, not only from your prime contractor but also any sub-contractors that are hired to work on your pool construction. Make sure this contractor also has a good reputation. Talk to customers that have used the prime contractor you are considering. You can also talk to your friends and family members that have pools. They may be able to refer you to a great prime contractor that they used in their pool construction. This will save you the headache of dealing with mistakes that you can’t afford.
  • Do Your Own Research: It is more than likely that you will not know some of the terms, materials or even processes that come with constructing a pool. It is a good idea for you to do your own research and get acquainted with different options before you have pool construction started. The more you know, the easier it will be for you to understand what is going on during construction.
  • Look Closely At Your Bids: Although starting construction on your dream pool is exciting, you need to take time to look closely and thoroughly at the bids from all contractors. Go the extra steps to make sure you understand what is being quoted so there will be no surprises. Do not rush this step!
  • Do Not Shop For A Pool Over The Phone: The best way to shop for a pool is to have the contractor come to your home for the estimate. Seeing the space you want your pool located in and getting a clear picture of the design you desire, will help the contractor with the bidding process.

Having a pool of your own to use anytime you like is wonderful. Having your own dream pool constructed exactly the way you want is amazing! To talk more about your custom pool, or anything else we can help you with, please Contact Us.

27 Apr 2018

Pool Construction and the Benefits of Pools

Pool construction is something that many people will consider. There are certainly many benefits associated with it, such as the fact that a pool will add value to a household. However, people should also consider just how useful pools can be in a wide range of situations when they’re debating whether or not they should opt for pool installation. Pools are incredibly popular and versatile.

Pool Construction and the Benefits of Pools

1. People of all ages can enjoy pools and swimming.

Kids famously often can’t get enough of swimming in pools. Water aerobics and swimming in pools is also very popular among older people. There are certainly plenty of young adults who love swimming pools just as much. A pool is truly something that the entire family can enjoy along with their friends, regardless of their age ranges.

2. Pools are useful for both strenuous regular exercise and for resting on vacation days.

It’s very rare to find something that is equally valuable for both hard work and entertainment, but this is certainly the case with swimming pools. People can practice challenging laps in their swimming pools, or they can just lie back and drift in the pool while using a flotation tool. A treadmill is really only good for exercise and a couch is only good for relaxation, but a pool is great for both.

3. Pools can be fun for people to enjoy by themselves or with friends.

Lots of people love having pool parties. However, pools are also great for the people who just want a lot of time by themselves. Pools have a way of feeling very tranquil. They’re great for solitary days and for more social days. People can benefit from pool construction and maintenance services in more ways than one, given how useful pools really are.

Contact us for any additional information.

14 Nov 2017

Make Repairs to Your Backyard Winter Wonderland

The winter solstice just passed. Even here in Texas, that probably means it’s unpleasantly chilly outside every other week. It’s a far cry from the blistering summer days when nothing sounds better than relaxing outside in a pool. But that means now is the best time to start thinking about installing that pool you wanted just a few months ago. Winter is the perfect time for making pool repairs or getting started on pool construction to your backyard winter wonderland.

Make Repairs to Your Backyard Winter Wonderland

  • You’ll have a brand new inground pool just in time for spring. Inground pools can take time to install, especially with the rough Central Texas soil. Start your project in the winter so you have plenty of time to pick the design you want, have the landscape really take root, and anticipate the refreshing pool you’ll have in your backyard when that blistering weather returns.
  • You can add elements to your backyard retreat that are enjoyable year-round. Even if the weather is a bit too chilly for a pool, that just means it’s the perfect weather to enjoy a backyard fireplace or fire pit. Depending on the size and style you have in mind, these features can be installed quickly so you and your family can enjoy an outdoor cup of warm cocoa around the fire.
  • You can more easily fix the damage and add features. No one wants to have to drain their pool for a lengthy repair project in the middle of winter. So if you noticed cracks or leaks, or you want to add new features to your pool, schedule them for winter. Our specialists can easily assess and repair the damage without any interruption to your pool schedule.

In winter, a swimming pool might be the furthest thing from your mind. But that just makes it the best time to add features, make repairs, and really consider installing a new pool. If you have a list of pool improvement projects you want out of the way for summer, or you want to learn more about our fireplace installations, contact Varsity Pools here.