Serving Central Texas
26 Jun 2018

Design a Pool for Your Private Resort

Concrete or Gunite in ground swimming pools can be configured in any style or shape to fit the space available in your yard and add to the value of your home. Large and small free-form pools with attached spa tubs are popular throughout Texas and the Southwest. The possibilities are unlimited with the custom design service from Varsity Pools and Patios and can bring your dream private resort into a reality.

Design a Pool for Your Private Resort

Modern trends 

The edgeless infinity pool continues to be popular. Ledges that allow for lounging in the water and even swim up bars are also part of residential pools. This concept that began at hotel resorts will turn your yard into a private retreat.

Waterfalls that circulate the pool water are also popular cascading from rocks or from an elevated hot tub. Many people prefer a pool that is only one depth and designed for lap swimming.

New pools often have colorful mosaic tilework. This can include a special design or emblem on the bottom of the pool or a complete mosaic mural on the sides. New glass and porcelain tiles are available in different sizes to create unique designs. This is more than just the ring of square tiles at the waterline.

Landscape designs complete the pool with rock and stone borders and deck. The pool area may also include a patio with a fireplace or outdoor kitchen.

The design process

Landscape and pool designers will work with you to create a beautiful pool area that includes the deck and other features. This includes special lighting to highlight the yard and pool. The initial design is created in two dimensions using our software program to give you an idea of the finished product.

The final step is a 3D animated program that gives you a 360-degree view of your pool and yard after final installation and landscaping. This includes any hardscape such as fences, patios, lights, and planter box borders.

Contact Varsity Pools and Patios to learn more about installing a swimming pool that will provide your family with years of fun.

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.