Gone are the days of a traditional gazebo — sure they still exist and are a great addition to the backyard, but now you have options. Between pergolas and wrought-iron gazebos, these classic pieces have a new spin that will add a traditional yet modern element to your poolscape. Gazebos can be elaborate or simple,

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Even though the holidays are just around the corner, it is never too late or early to think about building a pool.  Maybe you can surprise your family this holiday with a plan to build a new pool in the spring. When thinking of building a pool, think outside the box…literally. Gone are the days

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When someone is thinking of putting a pool in their backyard, the 1st question that comes up is “How much does a pool cost?”  Inground swimming pools start at around $35,000.00, but there are several factors to consider when thinking of building a swimming pool. The materials used:  There are many different material choices such

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There are two types of rock you can bring into your backyard poolscape — natural boulders and artificial rock. Incorporating rock work into the backyard creates a three dimensional look to the pool, adding an adventurous feel to the pool. Natural boulders are incorporated in the pool in a variety of ways. They can be

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Cocktail pools are the answer for those who love to entertain outdoors, don’t want the upkeep of a large pool and for those who don’t have a large backyard space to work with. Cocktail pools are small and shallow, typically no more than 23-by-14 feet and 3 to 5 feet deep, and create the feeling

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Have you ever noticed how one small detail in something can make all the difference — like a certain ingredient in your favorite recipe? Incorporating glass tile into the pool is kind of like that. Without it, it looks fine, but with it…it stands out above the rest. Using glass tile for the pool waterline

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So what’s a pool without all the fun extra features like a grotto or swim-up bar? Fun “stations” where pool-goers can lounge and hang out are great additions to a pool. Grottos incorporate a variety of design trends, like rock work, water falls and fiber optic lighting, and give swimmers a place to relax in

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Water features can bring a whole new dimension to your backyard pool. From something like a simple laminar to a more extravagant feature like a natural waterfall, the concept of moving water attracts attention and gets people talking. By incorporating water features into your poolscape, you’ll not only add an artistic element, but more depth,

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Choosing the Right Pool Deck Material Designing the pool is only one piece of the backyard puzzle. The right decking surrounding the pool completes the look, and together they create a cohesive work of art. So what type of decking is right for your backyard? One of the popular choices is decorative concrete. How can

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Choosing the Right Pool Design & Material What kind of pool is right for you? Gone are the days of classic kidney-shaped pools. Nowadays pools can be any shape, size or color, and can even mimic walking out into the ocean. To determine what works best for you, consider the options. Each type of pool varies

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