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Hot Tub Gazebos Plans for Creating a Spa Oasis

Hot tub gazebo plans can turn your garden or backyard into a restorative spa that restores your physical, mental and spiritual strength. Nothing works like a hot both to relieve stress and rejuvenate your outlook. The perfect gazebo turns your hot tub into a secluded garden spa for relieving winter’s chill and relaxing and year-round. Hot Tub Enclosure Options Soaking in style depends on your surroundings, and a gazebo enclosure enhances your outdoor décor and living space. Outdoor additions to homes have become increasingly popular, increase functional living space and raise the value of your property. Your hot tub … Read More

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10 Ways a Pool Can Transform Your Home Into a Palace

You know when can a house be considered successful? When it becomes a pleasant place to live in. When every article of home décor you have in the house, is beautiful and meaningful to you. When your home is your palace – a fortress of safety, a manor of exquisite taste and a mansion where warm memories are made. There are several ways you can achieve this and adding a pool to the outer space is one of the most lavish and elegant methods of doing so. A pool can in fact, transform your entire space and well life! … Read More

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All About Pool Fences

You have a beautiful swimming pool in your backyard and just can’t contain your joy. But have you given a thought to the safety aspect? Building codes may require you to ensure that your pool has a fence, so how do you combine safety with good design? It is not an impossibility, really, and if you can think smart, you can have both safety and aesthetics in your pool area. Fences to choose from There are removable fences, interior and perimeter fences that you can choose from. Removable ones are ideal if you entertain guests a lot and need … Read More

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Lend a Classic Old-Style Touch to Your Poolscape

Unleash your creativity and do up your poolside in keeping with a retro decor theme. What’s more, you may not need a huge budget as well, and some of the ideas are simple, DIY ones that you can implement over a weekend. Things to do One of the simplest ways to lend a vintage look to your poolscape is to put up a re-purposed wooden bench, with a crude finish and peeled off paint on the patio. An old stone bench could lend a vintage feel as well.  Get hold of some wooden logs and create a small seating … Read More

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Poolscaping Mistakes to Avoid Around your Pool

So, you have been planning to create a nice landscaped paradise around your pool, but make sure you plan well and invest in funds for poolscaping so you don’t have to spend money and valuable resources the second time round. One of the first mistakes is not getting the property surveyed properly. Even before the whole concept is planned and an outline drawing is created, you should get the area surveyed to check drainage and determine elevations of the pool and landscape. Focus on your needs, not trends The other mistake when it comes to landscaping the area around … Read More

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Japanese-themed Pool Landscaping Ideas

Think of a Japanese garden and immediately a sense of serenity, calm and quiet contemplation come to mind. The focus of Japanese gardens has always been in helping people introspect and meditate. A typical Japanese garden has a koi pond; water elements, rocks and pebbles or gravel are an invariable aspect of a Japanese landscape. In that sense, bringing in Japanese influences around your pool can be quite easy. You already have a water element to start work! How to get the perfect Japanese-themed pool Stones are an important aspect of a traditional Japanese garden. You could position a … Read More

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Natural Stone Decking for Your Pool

An important aspect of poolscaping is to choose the right material for the area around the swimming pool in your yard. Since the deck is the area that receives maximum footfalls, care should be taken to choose the right material. There are many stone varieties you can choose from that offer a combination of style and functionality. Slate and granite One of the highly popular pool deck materials used is slate. Slate is durable and heavy, easy to install and can be cut to different shapes and sizes. The material comes in colors such as purple, green, gray and … Read More

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Swimming Pool Features and Design Ideas

Attention to detail is one of the most important aspects of poolscaping. The days when all you had to do was add a basic diving board to your pool are long gone. There are a number of features like waterfalls, rocks and waterslides that you can include to make your pool look great. Read on for some great tips in enhance your pool area. Tips to keep in mind How about giving your pool a beach-like spin? You could have a beach entry to your pool with a natural and gradual slope and no ladders or stairs. Benches, ledges … Read More

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Pool Patio Ideas You Can Use

The patio is a crucial part of your poolscape and its design largely decides how you spend your time by the pool. The patio design is also a reflection of your personality and lifestyle. You can use it for a range of activities like relaxing, dining and sunbathing. Here are some pool patio ideas you could use to spruce up your pool landscape. The bistro-style patio You would need small bistro tables and French woven bistro chairs to achieve a Parisian sidewalk-type look. Chequered tablecloths, a bunch of flowers on the table will complete the look. An outdoor bar … Read More

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Maintenance of your Pool Deck

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

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