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How to Combine Features and Make a Splash with Your Pool

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One of the best – and most effective – ways to take your home swimming pool to the next level is introducing new features. There are tons of options on the market today, from LED lighting and water features to stone pavers and solar lights. Depending on your budget and overall intention, you are sure to find a few different features that speak to your needs and will get the job done. Having a custom home swimming pool installed in your backyard will make the …

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Tips for Getting Your Pool Ready for Swim Season

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Spring is in the air, which means many homeowners are just itching to get their pool ready for the season. While many people in Texas are able to use their pool year-round, this isn’t the case for everybody. As you likely know, making sure you winterize your pool is a critical step in maintaining it for many years to come. Along these same lines, there are a few important steps that must be taken in order to make sure your pool is ready to begin …

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Outdoor Living Space Building Ideas (Part 2)

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A few weeks back we discussed some of our top outdoor living building ideas, which included cabanas, pavilions, patio covers, and the Equinox Louvred Roof System. All of these outdoor structures can go a long way in enhancing your Texas backyard, as they will encourage you to spend time in your beautiful space year-round. In addition to these building structures, there are a host of other great options that are worth looking into when thinking about adding a little extra something to your backyard space. …

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Most Common Maintenance Mistakes Made by Pool Owners

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Having a custom pool installed in your backyard comes with a lot of excitement, but it is also important to ensure you understand all the various maintenance and upkeep needs before you get in too deep. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is not staying on top of their pool’s maintenance needs. While it may seem simple enough to take care of a pool (all you have to do is scoop the debris out, right?!), it is actually a bit more complicated than many …

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Outdoor Living Space Building Ideas (Part 1)

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One of the hottest home trends in recent years has been to improve your backyard living space by turning it into a welcoming, comfortable area to kick back and relax. This is especially true for homeowners in Texas and other warm climates, as they are able to enjoy their backyards year-round. With this in mind, it may be time to jump on the bandwagon, so to speak, and step up your outdoor living space game. If this is your first time tackling a backyard project …

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Top Trends in Home Swimming Pool Design

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Swimming pools come in many different shapes and sizes – from traditional rectangular pools to oval and more unique, custom designs. If you are thinking about having a swimming pool installed in your backyard, you may want to see what others are doing. Swimming pool design trends evolve constantly, oftentimes depending on what features have hit the market. Thanks to the booming industry, homeowners now have more choices than ever when it comes to the design of their home pool and other backyard surroundings. From …

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Selling Your Home with a Pool? Here’s What You Should Know

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With Spring right around the corner, chances are some of you are thinking about putting your home on the market. While it is true that there is no ‘wrong’ time to sell a home, statistics show that waiting until Spring to market your home could pay off in the end. If the home you are thinking about selling has a swimming pool, there are a few things to keep in mind. Selling a home with a pool requires a bit more thought and attention to …

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How to Keep Pool Water from Freezing During the Winter

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Just like in most other states throughout the United States, it is essential in Texas for pool owners to freeze guard their pool when the temperature dips below freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit). We recommend freeze guarding your pool for a degree or two above 32-degree F, as that is the temperature when the water will freeze. As you may be able to guess, freeze guard means to protect your pool water from freezing during the winter. If your pool is not properly prepared for the …

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Tips for Creating a Maintenance Schedule for Your Pool

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As any homeowner who has a pool in their backyard knows, it is of the utmost importance that you create a maintenance schedule for your pool right away. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is failing to stay on top of regular pool maintenance. We know it can be easy to lose sight of upkeep and maintenance when all you want to do is laze about in your crystal clear pool – but it is incredibly important for the pool’s longevity and overall health. …

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Chlorine vs. Salt Water Pools: Which is Best?

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If you have a pool in your background already or have started shopping around for a custom pool, chances are you’ve stumbled upon the debate of chlorine vs. salt water pools. One of the greatest debate topics in the world of home pools, there are pros and cons to both chlorine and salt water pools. Chlorine is the most common chemical used to kill bacteria in swimming pools and Jacuzzis, however, in recent years people have been opting for salt water pools over chlorine because …