Exploring Pool Deck Surfaces

When viewers look at luxury pool pictures, they see the amazing completed project. Little do they know there are many pieces that create the breathtaking landscapes. If you are a Houzz, Zillow or HomeTalk user, chances are you have seen the various pool shapes and types. Next you probably like the pool deck surfacing. Following that is usually fans of green landscape whether it is artificial turf, shrubs, planted dwarf trees or potted plants. Furniture and other outdoor living entertainment pieces such as chairs, tables, pergolas and gazebos are often clipped for ideas for dream backyards.

brick.patternToday we want to focus on pool deck surfacing. Smooth and textured concreted pool deck surfacing is from the 90s and earlier. Today, there are a large variety of stone to help frame your pool and also create its own statement. Some even go the extra step and do decorative elements with river rock grout line or an outline with glass tile, granite or stacked rock.

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What Do Warranties Really Mean for Homeowners?

Warranties are common to help cover the costs of repairs and damaged goods or services. How often do we really read through the fine print and thoroughly understand them?  It is so common to hear the terms “lifetime,” “limited lifetime” and certain numbers of years associated with services and warranty. What do they truly encompass though?

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Benefits and Risks of Winter, or Ice, Swimming

With the recent cold snaps throughout this month, many states are finding themselves at freezing or below freezing points for their daily highs. Did you know that there are people who participate in winter or ice swimming? Do not confuse this with those who have the luxury of heated or indoor pools. In this instance, winter swimming takes place in the frigid oceans, lakes or personal swimming pools. If you browse the internet for winter swimming blogs, you will find individuals who record their daily or weekly activity. One has to be curious about the health risks for swimming in extreme temperatures.

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Choosing the Right Cleaning System for Your Pool

shutterstock_139894231If you are like most pool owners in the Phoenix Valley, the monsoon rains might be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, the rain brings cool breezes and breathes new life into the valley’s flora and fauna. On the other hand, the rain brings wind to fill your pool with dust and debris and disrupt the chemical balance of your once-clean pool. In July’s post, we talked about ways to maintain your pool’s cleanliness when the weather is bad. But with more homeowners looking to installing their own swimming pool, we get a lot of questions about the best cleaning system for a swimming pool in regards to maintenance and efficiency.

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How to Keep Your Pool Clean During the Monsoon Season

monsoonOnce again it is that time of the year that pool owners in the Valley dread — monsoon season. While the first half of Arizona’s summers have residents facing dry heat and triple-digit temperatures, the second half consists of monsoons and dust storms that cause dirt, leaves, dead insects and other debris to land in your pool. Each monsoon season, pool owners are forced to put in extra time and care into their pool maintenance, but there are simple tasks and maintenance that you can perform to make sure that your pool survives the monsoon season. Hop Cassidy Pools, luxury pool builder in Phoenix for more than 25 years, has created this survival guide to monsoon season for your pool. Below is a list of a few small tasks that you can do to keep any type of pool clean, all summer long.

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The Health Benefits of Spas

Spas are a great way to relax, but they also have health benefits. Spas offer stress release, sleep benefits, muscle relaxation, joint pain relief, headache relief, chronic pain relief, lower blood pressure, increased circulation and lower blood sugar for diabetics. Hop Cassidy Pools,Phoenix area swimming pool builder for more than 25 years, has created this guide to the health benefits of regular spa use.

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