Landscaping Around Your Pool

Landscaping Around Your Pool

Landscaping Around Your Pool

Adding a custom swimming pool to your backyard? Why stop there? Your entire backyard design can complement your swimming pool and create a perfectly well-rounded experience for yourself and your guests.

Pool landscaping can take many different forms or styles depending on what you’d like to showcase with your efforts. For most people, the goal is to create a comfortable, visually appealing backyard with a pool as the centerpiece. Let’s look at a few key features you can use in your backyard to create the perfect look.

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Plants

Plants are the perfect way to add a soft, natural look to your backyard. Your choice of plants can even communicate the atmosphere you want to emulate. For a tropical feel, plant some palm trees or ferns near your pool. Alternatively, a vegetable garden or gently creeping plants will complement a pond-like pool for an enchanted atmosphere. Finally, a modern home and backyard design is perfectly suited to a few well-manicured hedges and a neatly mowed lawn.

Pro Tip: Plants growing near your pool can drop leaves and twigs into the water. Make sure to scoop them out regularly to avoid clogging the filters. 

Outdoor Kitchen

If you’ll be spending a lot of time in your backyard, why not move your cooking outside too? An outdoor kitchen lets you prepare yourself a good meal and host cookouts near your pool. Customize whatever appliances and equipment you need to suit your cooking habits. Your guests will love the chance to cook and eat right by the pool, and so will you!

Shade Structures

Patio covers or similar structures give you the chance to create an outdoor living room to complement your new outdoor kitchen. Why take your dinner inside to eat when you can relax in the shade outside? Customize your new patio cover to perfectly complement the rest of your house and provide an extension for your backyard area.

Backyard Designs that Complement Your Pool

Your swimming pool is the centerpiece of your new backyard, and as such, needs a few complementary designs to make it truly feel natural. Fortunately, with a little creativity, it’s easy to design an outdoor living space stylized exactly to your preferences. Browse what other people did with their pools for more ideas!

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5 Custom Features to Make Your Pool Stand Out

5 Custom Features to Make Your Pool Stand Out

Adding a swimming pool to your backyard already gives your house a unique flare and certainly more curb appeal. Why not step it up a little? Make this new custom swimming pool as uniquely yours as possible with a few extra features. Your pool contractor will help you make your vision a reality.

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Customizing Your Dream Backyard

A custom pool is designed to fit perfectly with the rest of your backyard, along with your overall home aesthetic. As part of your design, you should consider any additional custom features that appeal to you. Do any of these popular choices match your backyard design?

  1. Fire
  2. Bubblers
  3. Bridges
  4. Waterfalls
  5. Slides

1) Fire

A fire pit, a bowl of fire, or another fire feature near your swimming pool adds an exotic atmosphere to your backyard. Imagine what an after-dark pool party would look like! As a bonus, adventurous homeowners can hold a marshmallow roasting session over an open fire without going on a long camping trip.

2) Bubblers

Fountains are always a popular way to make elegant use of water. You can replicate this on a smaller scale by adding bubblers to your pool, filling your backyard with the sound of softly splashing water. For a truly magical look, install LED lights in your bubblers and flip them on after dark.

3) Bridges

How many people can say they’ve swum under a bridge before? If your swimming pool pinches to a narrow point, a bridge not only gives you a quick way across, but it also gives you the unique opportunity to swim underneath a bridge in your own backyard. Connect different parts of your pool or yard with an elegant bridge!

4) Waterfalls

Waterfalls are a simple but elegant way to make decorative use of the water in your pool. Whether you opt for a natural-looking waterfall over a rock formation or a more modern waterfall that looks like a sheet of glass, your custom pool builder will help you find the perfect waterfall to match your overall pool aesthetic.

Pro Tip: The sound of running water is almost universally considered soothing and comforting. A waterfall gives you the chance to enjoy a relaxing sound as you swim or host a party!

5) Slides

Looking for a special way to entertain your kids or frequent guests? What about a pool slide? Add an equally elegant and stable stone pool slide to your design for an additional fun feature. Combine a slide with a rock waterfall for a particularly creative appearance!

Your Backyard Paradise

A custom swimming pool is a perfect addition to your unique backyard paradise, and a great way to show off your creativity in pool design. Choose some custom features from the list or talk with your swimming pool builder about your own ideas. Make your pool match your home and your personality!

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Getting Your Backyard Ready for Houston Summer Entertainment

Getting Your Backyard Ready for Houston Summer Entertainment

Does your backyard have everything it needs to provide next-level entertainment this summer? You may want to take a look and make sure your outdoor space is the best it can be for great times spent with close friends around your Houston swimming pool.

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Is Your Backyard Ready for Summer Fun?

The style and features of your backyard are what will make those summer nights comfortable and fun! Just imagine all of the memorable enjoyment you’ll have with your closest friends and family. Here are some outdoor features you should look into getting to guarantee your pool parties will be a blast this summer:

  1. Slide
  2. Bubblers
  3. Fire Pit
  4. Spa
  5. Arbor

1) Slide Into The Summer Fun

Slides provide hours of entertainment for the kids and even the adults will love them! You can customize your slide to make it visually stunning for all your guests who stop by for a dip in the pool.

2) You’re Never Too Cool for Bubblers

Kids will love playing with the bubblers in your pool, and the adults will enjoy relaxing in them with a cold drink in hand. You can add LED lights to your bubblers for a beautiful look in your pool. They will make your backyard the go-to destination for night swims.

3) Warm Up by the Fire Pit

Fire pits look nice and feel great when you’ve just stepped out of the pool on a cool summer evening. After some time in the pool, it’ll be nice to sit around the fire and roast some s’mores. Just think about relaxing next to your firepit while enjoying the good company.

4) Should I Get a Hot Tub?

A beautiful spa is sure to be a conversation starter for your backyard party. What’s great is that people love them during the cold weather and even during warm summer nights. After a stressful day of work, you can settle down in your spa for a relaxing soak.

5) Sit Back and Relax Under the Arbor

An arbor is going to make your backyard look put together. You can build one over your outdoor kitchen area or even your hot tub. An arbor will add shade from the Houston summer sun and prevent leafy debris from falling all over your patio.

Pro Tip: Discuss with your Houston pool builder what you envision for your perfect backyard and come up with a plan together to turn your dreams into a reality.

The Best Summer Ever

Now you’ve got some new ideas for getting your backyard summer entertainment ready. Start getting your yard prepared now so that you can start planning all of the epic pool parties you’ll have!

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5 Most Requested Features for Texas Swimming Pools

5 Most Requested Features for Texas Swimming Pools

What Texas family doesn’t love to beat the heat with a dip in a swimming pool? Now imagine if that swimming pool was in your backyard. You’d never have to wait to swim again!

Of course, the biggest advantage of owning your swimming pool is the ability to customize it to your heart’s content. In Texas we do everything big, so why should your backyard pool be an exception? Several features, in particular, are popular among Texas families.

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Popular Pool Additions

While swimming pool companies allow for a variety of different custom choices, several features have withstood the test of time and are highly sought after for Texas backyard entertainment. Keep reading to see if they’re right for your personalized pool!

  1. Waterfalls
  2. Bubblers
  3. Firepits
  4. Slides
  5. Bridges

1) Waterfalls

Whether they’re in a pool or a garden, waterfalls are a universally soothing image. Adding one to your Texas swimming pool design is sure to make your backyard a peaceful place.

You should also decide which style of waterfall best suits you. Would you prefer water flowing over smooth stones, out of industrial-style bricks, or even out of an elevated smaller pool?

Pro Tip: Complement the decorations already in your backyard. What pool colors or designs match your patio or trees?

2) Bubblers

A bubbler acts like a small fountain and raises a bubbly jet a few inches above the water’s surface. These lovely features emit the pleasing sound of running water. Paired with color-changing LED lights, they provide a stunning nighttime display and a fascinating feature for your little ones.

3) Fire Pits

Most people think of water-related features when planning a swimming pool, so fire may seem strange even by Texas standards. But a fire pit might just be the finishing touch you need. Aside from the obvious feature of looking gorgeous in the dark, a poolside fire pit could be the perfect place to surprise your family with a good old Texas s’more cookout. And of course, if the weather is a bit too chilly to swim, you can always warm up instead.

4) Slides

Who doesn’t love a pool slide? Kids especially will get a kick out of splashing into the pool. You can make the slide as visually appealing as it is fun, incorporating it into a waterfall or finding a beautiful design to duplicate.

5) Bridges

Not many swimming pools can claim the added feature of a bridge spanning a narrow section! This feature works best on larger pools and adds a further element of elegance. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy the unique experience of swimming under a pool bridge in your own backyard.

Designing Your Dream Pool

Only you can decide what your perfect Texas swimming pool looks like. Whether your goal is relaxation, playtime, or making the neighbors jealous, expert pool builders are ready and waiting to help you make your dream a reality.

Still looking for ideas? See what other people have come up with!

Is it Time for a Pool Rebuild/Revamp?

Is it Time for a Pool Rebuild/Revamp?

That time of year when the skies are clear and grills are sizzling is on its way! If you’re worried about having the perfect pool for this summer, it may be time to consider an in-ground pool renovation. What are some signs that now is the perfect time to revamp your pool?

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Will you need some quick fixes or a complete rebuild? If your pool is showing signs of wear and tear, it will need to be updated to prevent any more damage in the future. If you’re simply looking for a new pool design and appearance, there are plenty of ways to revamp your pool’s style. Here are some reasons to consider big changes to your in-ground pool:

Damages Are Affecting Your Pool

It might be more beneficial for you to completely rebuild your in-ground pool rather than continuing to fix the damages that it already has. Renovating your pool will not only leave it looking better, but it will ensure that your pool is properly built and designed, so you can relax. Weekly pool maintenance will be much easier with all of its parts running up-to-speed.

You’re Not Totally Happy With Its Appearance

Maybe you loved the pool when you first bought the house, but now your tastes have changed and you’re making some adjustments to your outdoor area. You can revamp your pool to suit your needs with custom features such as waterfalls, slides, and bubblers. Adding a hot tub might be the perfect addition that ties it all together for you.

Pro Tip: Give your pool builder as much detail as possible for your outdoor vision. They can help turn your dreams into reality.

Outdated Safety Features Are An Issue

It’s easy to forget about the safety features being a necessary component of your pool. You always want to be sure that your pool is safe enough for the kids to be using this summer. An older pool’s safety features may be out of date and in need of a drastic upgrade. Renovating your pool will ensure that it’s made with all of the latest and safest features to keep the fun going all summer long.

Dive Into Your New Pool

If these scenarios apply to your in-ground pool, consider rebuilding soon to get a jump start on the summer fun!

Want to learn more about renovating your pool for the summer? Connect with us to speak with a specialist and get started on your pool redesign or renovation.

Creating a Mosquito Free Zone in Your Backyard Oasis

Creating a Mosquito Free Zone in Your Backyard Oasis

In the south, you just kind of expect mosquito bites in the summer months. Unless, of course, you bathe in insect repellent or wear long sleeves. (Basically impossible during Texas summers) The mosquitos just love the humid, hot weather. Constantly fighting off annoying mosquitos can make enjoying your backyard really difficult.

While bug spray and citronella candles are really helpful in keeping mosquitos away; the solution doesn’t last for very long. You have to apply and reapply your insect repellent to deter mosquitos. Then, you’re stuck smelling like chemicals and feeling greasy. Is your backyard ready for Texas mosquito season? Find out how a mosquito misting system can improve your backyard! Click To Tweet

Mosquito Misting System

While pool design and construction is our primary specialty, we’re passionate about outdoor living and want to help you turn your backyard into an oasis. Our mosquito misting system is the best mosquito control solution in Houston. We create a mosquito-free zone bordering your yard. You can set a timer to have the pest control system spray the mist during dawn and dusk, or whenever you’d like.

Pro Tip: If you’re tired of mosquitoes ruining your time outside, consider the advantages of a mosquito misting system.

Safe for Pets & Kids

Our unique mosquito control solution is formulated with ingredients that mosquitoes can’t stand. While mosquitoes hate our mist, pets and kids won’t be bothered. The scent is light and you probably won’t even notice it. We use the highest quality ingredients that are completely harmless and non-toxic for your kids and fur babies.

Doesn’t Kill Mosquitoes

A great thing about our mosquito misting systems is that they don’t harm the mosquitoes. They just don’t like the ingredients in the mist. We create a safe zone that will stays mosquito-free.

Mosquito-Free Backyard

Mosquito misting systems are completely necessary to not only be unbothered by mosquitoes but to keep you and your family safe from the disease-carrying pests. If you want to relax and comfortably enjoy your backyard without receiving itchy mosquito bites, you should definitely consider installing a mosquito misting system.

Would you like to learn more about our outdoor living solutions? Contact us to speak with our backyard pros today.