Olympic-Sized Pool Designs

Olympic Pool DesignEpic! It’s a word you hear a lot these days, especially if you’ve got kids. But can you think of a better use of this adjective than describing your very own Olympic-sized pool?! Imagine it… the vast, seemingly never-ending clarity; the crisp, blue H2O; the weightlessness that goes on for days; and the boundless, ceaseless relaxation possibilities. What could, conceivably, be a more ideal addition to your backyard than a pool the size of an Olympic athlete’s playground? If you’ve come to a place in your life where your hard work and success have afforded you the opportunity to build your own gigantic pool the size of the ones used in the Olympics, you likely have questions that, pardon the bad pun, are making your head swim. Here are some tips on Olympic-sized pool designs from companies like Shoreline Pools that will help keep you from drowning in confusion. Continue reading

Popular Water Features

Pool Water FeaturesWhen it comes to a swimming pool, you can get as plain or decorate as you want.  That’s the great thing about pool construction after all.  You can make the pool fit your needs (wading pool, swimming pool, just for looks pool, etc.)  You can create it so it fits your budget, you can create it so it fits your yard (different shapes, sizes, depth, etc.), you can create a green and yellow colored pool, brown and white, and you can even create a rainbow pool if you really want to!  When it comes to the accessories, landscape and lights around the pool though, this is a whole other ballgame.  Sure, you don’t have to add anything if you don’t want to.  You can just have a swimming pool, some chairs to sit in and a patio.  But, if you are going to have a swimming pool, why not do all you can and make it really spectacular?!  One of the most popular options, beyond just lights and landscape around a swimming pool, are the water features.  Water features can be anything you want it to be – as big or small, dramatic or plain.  But, if you are looking into pool construction in Stamford and you want some ideas or you just want to see what is available as far as water features go, be sure to continue reading below for some awesome ideas! Continue reading

Types of Vanishing Edge Pools

Vanishing Edge PoolsVanishing edge pools, also known as infinity pools are unlike any other pool design you have ever seen before.  Unlike a regular swimming pool which usually has some sort of a “frame”, edge or lip around the outside of the pool, a vanishing swimming pool does not have this.  Mind you this is not the same as an endless pool.  An endless pool is more about getting a good work out – it uses type of current to keep you swimming without ever reaching the end of the pool.  A vanishing edge or infinity pool is less about a good workout, and more about a beautiful “seamless” swimming pool that looks good.  many people choose these types of pools if they want a dramatic edge – or if they have the front facing part of their pool in the same line with something like a ocean, lake or river – the seamless design makes it look like the pool and the body of water are one, as if you swam just a little further, you would swim right into the body of water.  Sounds scary, but I promise you, this is more about looks and beautify than anything else, it’s amazing the way your eyes can fool you into thinking the pool is one with the ocean!  When it comes to pool design in Stamford, there are quite a few different ways to go about designing the pool itself, as well as the objects surrounding the vanishing pool.  If this is something you are considering, you should continue below for some cool ideas. Continue reading

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