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Maintenance of your Pool Deck

August 21st, 2014

Landscaping your pool area and choosing the right themes and designs is fun, but it is equally important to maintain your yard. One of the areas of the poolside that requires special attention is the deck, which sees the maximum footfalls, water splashes and wear and tear. You would need to clean and disinfect the deck often to ensure there is no dirt or infection-causing bacteria or viruses. Another important aspect is to keep the surface wiped and dry. The cleaning process differs from one surface to another. There are wooden decks, stone, cement, ceramic tiles, rubber, brick et … Read More

In-ground or Above-Ground Pool- What’s Ideal for your Yard?

August 19th, 2014

Deciding whether your yard needs an in-ground swimming pool or an above-ground swimming pool depends on many factors. If you live in a cold climate, you could consider an above-ground pool while warmer climatic conditions demand an in-ground swimming pool. An in-ground swimming pool installed permanently makes your home and surroundings cool. In-ground pools are generally well-designed, usually made of concrete, fibreglass or vinyl. If you are the kind who hosts a lot of parties or use the pool regularly, an in-ground swimming pool is well worth it. Budget considerations and maintenance If money is an important factor and … Read More

Getting Your Pool Deck Design Right

August 8th, 2014

You could use a combination of material for the deck. For instance, brick, stone and wood tends to bring a special look to your pool and patio area. Read More

How to Convert Your Poolside into a Tropical Retreat

August 7th, 2014

Bamboo, palms, pineapples, bright flowers amidst lush greenery and blue skies… a confluence of bright tones such as green, blue and purples. You get it, we are talking tropical. Here are ways to convert your poolside into a tropical retreat with some simple steps. The first thought that comes to mind is the vegetation. You can use palms as part of the landscape if you live in a region that is favorable for their growth. If not you could have plants that have huge leaves, banana, shrubs with bright colored flowers such as hibiscuses. Maybe you could have a … Read More

How to Ensure Privacy Around Your Pool

July 31st, 2014

Landscaping your pool area is an incomplete affair if not enough attention has been paid towards providing privacy. Your pool landscape may have great design, excellent plants and lighting, but if you are going to feel uncomfortable while swimming or just relaxing with your family and friends after a swim, all the ideating and designing goes for a toss. Plants and structures For you and your family to feel there is no intrusion into your space from nosy neighbors, your landscaper could use plants to create privacy. Plants not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of the place but also … Read More

Lighting Ideas for Your Outdoor Pool

July 30th, 2014

Appropriate lighting for your pool and the landscape will not only ensure that you can use the pool at night, but will also add aesthetic value to your entire yard. Given the ideal landscape and a great pool design, it can be enchanting to walk by the pool at night with the lights turned on at strategic locations. When it comes to in-ground pool areas, earlier, two big lights fixed to the wall were used for swimming at night. However, today, LED lights have transformed the way pool lighting is done. You could install them in pipes that are … Read More

Renovate your Pool Area with these Cool Ideas

July 25th, 2014

Bored of the way your pool area looks? Need to add some extra panache to your pool this summer? Renovate your pool area with these cool ideas that will make you want to spend all your time around the pool. Ideas to enhance the pool in your house Pool interior – If you are looking at an instant facelift for your pool, re-doing its interiors is the shortest and most affordable way to achieve this. Vinyl liners that are now available in the market can actually spoil you for choices. The wide range of designs, colors, patterns and textures … Read More

Plants to Use for Pool Landscaping

July 22nd, 2014

Landscaping your outdoor pool area is not just about getting the design and structural details of the pool right. It is also about choosing the right plants for the vicinity. The decision does not depend on your personal choices, it depends on what plants suit the local temperature, kind of soil and water. Considerable research is required before you decide what kid of plants to grow near your pool. Some helpful tips: Here are some tips you should keep in mind: When you choose flowering plants, you have to make sure they do not attract bees. Bees around the … Read More

How to Save Energy Around Spas and Pools

July 18th, 2014

However, there are a few tips that have been advocated by several conservationists and implemented by pool technicians, that can help save on energy bills of swimming pools as well as indoor spas. Read More

Understanding the Chemistry of Swimming Pool Water

July 17th, 2014

Swimming pools are a great place for families to spend time together. Read More