Yoga Poolside, Practice A Sun Salutation

Yoga Poolside

The area around your swimming pool can be the perfect place to relax, unwind and practice yoga.  The calming sounds of running water, the tranquil reflection of light off the surface all compliment the process of stress relief.

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What Is A Beach Entry Swimming Pool?

Symphony Pools Beach Entry

What is a swimming pool with a beach entry? This swimming pool design incorporates a gently sloping transition from the deck into the water. The slope is very similar to a real beach. Beach entry is a popular option that replaces the top step with a gentle slope. The depth starts out at zero and slowly slopes to a depth of one foot.

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Use Basil As A Natural Insect Repellant

Basil as an Insect Repellent

Basil is one of the many herbs you can use to make a natural insect repellent so your summer fun isn’t bothered by pesky insects. Basil insect repellent not only works well to keep stinging bugs away, but it has a pleasant aroma and can be grown easily and inexpensively.

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What Is A Gunite Pool?

Creative Master Pools

There are many options available to today’s consumer when selecting materials for a swimming pool. Gunite has long been a popular choice because it is highly durable and it can be used to create a swimming pool in practically any shape. Gunite pools utilize a rebar framework sprayed over with a concrete and sand mixture. This method is preferable over traditional poured concrete that uses a wooden framework to hold the shape of the basin. Gunite is exceedingly durable ensuring that swimming pools made of this substance are built to last. The versatility added to swimming pool design is a major benefit as it provides designers with the ability to create an unlimited array of shapes.

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How Do I Know How Much Water Is In My Pool?


Pool season has arrived in many places and along with opening your pool, pool care becomes part of those wonderful days of summer!

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The Secret About Lap Pools

Alka Lap Pool

The true definiton of a lap pool is “a swimming pool designed specifically for the purpose of swimming laps.”   We love a good lap pool design & we love taking the traditional definition & alterning it a bit, so it fits the wants/needs of our clients!

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Can I Build A Swimming Pool in a Small Backyard?

Barrington Pools

Master Pools Guild member, Barrington Pools, headquartered near Chicago, Illinois, recently shared a post on their blog regarding swimming pools in small spaces. Take a look at some of the information/tips they shared

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How To Open Your Swimming Pool For The Summer

Lombardo Swimming Pool

Many swimming pool owners keep their pools open year round, even if only for the asthetic value…but for a large percentage of pool owners, each year we have to “open” the pool. In an effort to provide consumers with guidance on that subject, Master Pools Guild member, Keith Lombardo, of Lombardo Pools offers the following 6 step process to get you “back in the swim.”

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New Ways To Exercise In Your Swimming Pool

Smiling in Pool

Fitness is always a focus at the beginning of the year so, we felt now was a great time to dive into adding a wellness blog to our website.  Our first post will discuss the benefits of Water Walking.

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What Is A Scupper In Swimming Pool Design?

Gress Inc. Scuppers

Before becoming popular as a design element for custom swimming pools, the term “scupper” was primarily used to describe the slot or opening on a boat deck that allows for water to drain away or off the boat decking.

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