Serving Central Texas
21 Jun 2017

Your Backyard is The Best Place to Entertain!

Once upon a time, backyards really didn’t have a decor. Bar-b-que pits were basic things that needed replacing often, sometimes even yearly. That was before we figured out that the backyard is the best place to entertain. It only makes sense that we put the same care into the design of our backyard as we do with our home interior.

Your Backyard is The Best Place to Entertain!

Features

When you plan your backyard retreat, you have options as to what features will make your space work for you. A patio or deck is a normal place to start, consider a patio of decorative concrete work. This is a versatile material that is long-lasting and economical. But from there your lifestyle comes into play. There are so many options available.

A pool is an enjoyable feature to consider, as water is always a nice touch to any landscape. You might prefer something fancy with waterfalls, or perhaps you want something just inviting for cooling off on those warm days.

An outdoor kitchen might be just the feature for you, with cooking, visiting, and dining all close at hand in your backyard. This is a great touch for those summer evening with friends and family.

A fire-pit or even a fireplace can make a patio inviting all year-long. When it is too cool to swim, evenings are still fun outdoors with the warmth of a crackling fire. This is a great feature for October ghost story telling and December holiday parties.

A garden is a lovely touch for any backyard space, especially one with paths and benches. Whether this is a feature at the edge of a patio or pool or its own element, a garden is charming. Consider raised beds with concrete or stone edging and matching paths.

At Varsity Pools, we create and build backyard retreats. Whatever you choose to make your backyard into the haven you deserve, contact us for more information on how we can help you make your backyard dream a 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.