With the cooler fall weather, the backyard is getting a lot of play lately as the place to hang out, so it’s important to make it as functional as possible, and that includes investing in an outdoor sound system. If you’re wondering the purpose behind adding speakers outside it’s relatively simple — a portable boom box

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Custom designed spas are great additions to the backyard pool. Not only do they add another source of excitement to the backyard, but they offer a different kind of enjoyment than the pool can. Spas have made great strides since they first came on the market and continue to advance each year. These days a

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There was a time when a pool did all the entertaining by itself — there wasn’t a need for something else. But these days kids like to have toys in the pool, floats to splash around on and slides to fly down. So it definitely pays to know what fun toys are out there. When

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Choosing your outdoor patio furniture is much like decorating a room in your house. You pick a color scheme, see what furniture fits in the space you have, choose items that blend together and end up creating an area that has a theme of its own. And much like interior design, the options for designing

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Now that you have your St. Croix Custom Pools – custom designed and built pool, what comes next?  Landscaping is the final touch to the backyard, so what does it take to make an average backyard a great one? There are a variety of ways to convert the backyard into your haven, starting with something

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Have you been dreaming of a custom built pool for the perfect relaxing summer or as an escape to beat the heat? It is not too late to build a new pool or a new combined pool and spa and enjoy it before summer fully kicks in. The Woodlands and Houston pool builder, St. Croix

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Bye, Bye Bugs!!   Pesky insects are no fun when you’re trying to enjoy a nice night outdoors. Between commercially sold insect repellent, citronella candles and natural remedies, there are different ways to protect yourself against the annoying bugs. So which one should you choose? According to experts, DEET is the best way to get

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When it comes to grilling out, not any old thing will do. Or will it? Even with lots of options on the market, there is the perfect grill for your needs just waiting to be picked up. And in order to do so, you have to ask yourself a few simple questions. What size grill

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It’s almost Spring time, which means swimming in Houston, but it’s not too late to think about building the perfect Outdoor Room.  The outdoor room, or living space, can mean many things to many people. For some it’s a place to relax outside by the pool without confining walls, for others, it’s a place to

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With our lovely weather here in The Woodlands, we get the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors most of the year.  Adding a pergola or gazebo to the backyard are great ways to create inexpensive retreats for you and your guests. It’s the perfect addition to an area where people can relax by the pool under a

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