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Why You Should Enhance Your Backyard with a Fire Feature

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Why should you enhance your backyard with a fire feature? To be able to enjoy your backyard all-year-around. You’ve spent the money to make your backyard beautiful and enjoyable for summer – which is about (plus or minus) 3 months of the year – so, why not make your money count and receive the greatest value by being able to enjoy it during every season? By adding a fireplace or fire pit to your backyard, you will be able to enjoy your personal paradise during …

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Water Feature Ideas to Add to Your Pool (Part 2)

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Summer is almost here, the weather is getting warmer, and it’s almost time for backyard barbeques and pool parties. The first thing people probably notice when they walk into your backyard, is your pool or water feature. So why not make it even more beautiful to look at? We want to give you some great suggestions that we know you’ll love, for some low-hassle/low maintenance pool upgrades so that you can spice up your summer fun this year. What do we love? Deck Jet II. …

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Soil Treatment On New Pool Construction

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It’s rainy season here in North Texas, and so it’s a great time to discuss the impact of heavy rain on our soil. Soil in North Texas is notoriously challenging to work with, and in fact is one of the most expensive types of soil to manage in the United States. The clay soil swells up like a sponge when exposed to heavy rain, and then shrinks down like a raisin during the dry season. These dramatic shifts in soil saturation can have a negative …

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Choosing an Interior for Your Pool or Spa

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The beauty of designing a new pool or spa is that you get to build exactly what you want, with every detail matching your imagination. Here at Mid-City Custom Pools, we aim to make your dream pool a reality. However, when making choices about your new pool or spa, it’s important to be informed and make educated decisions. One important choice you’ll make with your pool or spa is choosing the interior finish. We offer 3 choices, each with unique benefits and drawbacks. Review the …

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Owning a Swimming Pool Can Change Your Life – Literally

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Here at Mid-City Custom Pools, we take pride in each and every pool construction project we complete. We love building because we believe that owning a pool is one of the most powerful ways you can improve your home life. How can a swimming pool change your life, and your family’s life, for the better? It’s not just about aesthetics. It’s about how the pool lifestyle makes families closer, healthier, and happier. Read on to learn more… Create family time. During a hot summer day, …

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Water Feature Ideas to Add to Your Pool (Part 1)

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With spring in full swing and summer quickly approaching, there is no better time than the present to start thinking about how you can take your home swimming pool to the next level. Having a pool in your backyard is crucial when it comes to surviving the hot Texas summers. While many people stick to the basics, others prefer to “go big”. Water features are one of the best ways to enhance the overall feel of your pool, and in turn, backyard. Not only are …

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Why This is the Perfect Time to Invest in a Pool

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As the temperature begins to warm up and we begin to dust off the cobwebs from winter, it may be time to think about investing in a swimming pool. Whether you have lived in Texas your entire life or are a recent transplant, chances are you know how hot things can get in the summer. Not only is there heat, but humidity, too. Just thinking about the hot summer that is to come makes us want to jump into a clear, cool pool! While many …

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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. …