How to Plan a Pool Party

Plan a Pool PartyPeople plan pool parties all the time, but usually they are for birthday parties or graduation parties. If you want to do something really cool and unique, why not have a holiday pool party? You can have one for thanksgiving or Christmas, heck even New Years and you can use your pride and joy as the focal point for it all. Below, is a guide to everything you will need for your party, including ideas on fire/light accessories and products, food ideas and even a few decoration ideas to get your inner creative self excited! Continue reading

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Swimming Pool Trends for 2015

Pool Trends for 2015Swimming pools have always been popular. In fact, Ancient Greeks and Romans even used swimming pools. Although they weren’t called swimming pools and weren’t for swimming, they were used for training and exercising! Farther down the line when modern people started building swimming pools for swimming, they started out really plain. You had white walls, white trim, white floors, white and blue tiles. Very blah. Then, people started creating, designing and manufacturing different pool materials like stones, and tiles of different colors, accessories for your pool and yard and more. Then, swimming pools became more than just something you swam in, they began to shape as something to entertain around – or in. Swim parties, outdoor BBQ parties with pool festivities, people playing volleyball and water polo in the water. If you have a swimming pool, chances are you don’t use it like the Ancient Greeks and Romans and chances are you want it to look attractive, beautiful, and colorful; you want the pool of your dreams! If this is the case, and you want to create a swimming pool or swimming pool area that screams uniqueness and beauty, check out the trends below to see what’s happening THESE days in terms of swimming pool design. Continue reading

Trends in Backyard Pool Decks

Backyard Pool DecksIt doesn’t matter who you are, where you live or what type of a swimming pool you have; presentation is everything. Pool decks have a few different benefits. First off, depending on the material you use, these pool decks are a great thing to use for safety – they usually keep you from sliding or slipping, which is especially important around the edge of the pool. Obviously things like marble are not going to be slip resistant, because when water gets on marble, it tends to get incredibly slippery. But for materials like travertine, flagstone and cement are definitely slip free. Second off, pool decks add beautify and style. Depending on the type of materials you choose you might have options such as choosing the sizes of the slabs/tiles, the colors, the designs, even the stamping of the materials. It’s a really awesome way to make the pool and the deck “yours” by customizing it however you want. Lastly, pool decks tend to keep your feet cool, which might not seem very important until you are in 100 degree weather and the area surrounding the pool feels like a kitchen skillet! With all of these different factors and benefits, who wouldn’t choose a pool deck?!? If you are interested in a pool deck or you want to know more about the different materials used, keep reading for pool construction trends in Stamford. Continue reading

Epic Backyard Swimming Pool Designs

Backyard Pool DesignThese days, there seems to be a top ten, 20 or 30 list for all sorts of things. But, for this particular list we are going to talk about pool construction trends in Stamford and of course the epic backyard swimming pool designs that are created. Swimming pools are such a beneficial thing to add to your yard. Not only is it really healthy for you to swim; great for your arms and legs, helps strengthen your lungs and is great for your heart, but it’s also just a beautiful addition that can add fun, relaxation and entertainment to any home. Not to mention the fact that adding a swimming pool to your home can lend value to the price point if and when you sell your home! That third one is usually the most beneficial to homeowners that will want to sell down the line. In any case, if you love swimming or swimming pools, you probably want some cool ideas on trends and pools so when you get yours built, you already have a few plans on what you want. Well, without further ado, check these epic swimming pools out! Continue reading

Types of Lighting for Pools

Lighting for PoolsInstalling the right kind of lighting around your pool is as important as the pool itself. Just like inside your home, lack of lighting, or the wrong types of lighting, can be dangerous. Couple that with slippery walkways and a body of water in your backyard, and you’ve got a serious safety hazard. The right kind of lighting in and around your swimming pool is a vital part of the security of your family and friends. It’s also the perfect way to add fun, excitement, and even elegance to your pool and landscaping. If you’re looking for better ways to light up that entertainment arena you’ve already created in your backyard, here are some tips on the different types of lighting that can help you make your pool the safe and enjoyable addition to your Stamford home you had in mind. Continue reading

Backyard Pool Themes

Backyard Pool ThemeOne of the really cool things about having your own backyard or swimming pool area, is that you can ultimately create whatever experience, theme or look you want to. It doesn’t matter if you want to create a Zen Garden, Japanese Garden, Tropical Theme, Medieval or whatever else. You just have to know where to start in the “blueprint” of designing your oasis. If you want some really cool ideas to get some inspiration or ideas from, make sure you continue to read below for some of the best themes when it comes to themed yards. Continue reading