This Site All Started With a PoolThis Site All Started With a Pool


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This Site All Started With a Pool

I'm Jake Johnson and installing a pool in my home was not easy. First, I had to make the decision. I live alone since my wife died a few years ago, and it seemed rather frivolous to spend money on a pool. I'm not old, but age was a bit of a factor. It seemed almost irresponsible and childish to want a pool at my age. After I committed, I had to find the right contractor. With so many variables (price, time, personality, etc.), it was a lot harder than I thought. Next, I had to work with the contractor to find the proper space and size and look. After months of construction, I had my pool, but then I had to learn a lot about the proper care and upkeep. Overall, though, my little foray into construction (even if I didn't do any of the really hard work) was informative and worthwhile!

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3 Swimming Pool Renovations To Make A Resort-Style Splash In Your Backyard

Wouldn't it be nice to walk out onto your back patio or into your backyard to see a lavish outdoor sanctuary that reminds you of last year's vacation to that 5-star resort? Even if you've never been to a 5-star resort and don't think you ever will, you can make a few renovations to your swimming pool and surrounding area to create a resort-style oasis so that you can get as close to that lavish retreat as possible. Here are three upgrades to consider for your poolscape:

1. Swim-Up Table or Bar.

Many resorts have tables and/or bars that guests can swim up to while relaxing in the pool. At casinos, these tables may be used for playing blackjack. At hotels, they could be used to grab an alcoholic beverage. These businesses do this because it makes things easier on guests so that they don't have to get out of the pool. This can easily be re-created at your home. Adding a swim-up bar or table can create a space for entertainment (like cards), an area to set beverages, or a place to escape the sun for a few minutes (if it has umbrellas).

2. Beach Entry.

More and more resort pools are turning toward a sloping beach edge. The far end of the pool remains deep, but there is an area that you can gradually walk into the pool like you would at the beach. The floor of the pool can be painted to mimic the appearance of the sand to make it look like you're actually at the shoreline. With this type of entry into your swimming pool, you'll add a tropical touch and make it easier for small children and older guests to enter into the pool when visiting. 

3. Fire Features.

You can't have a resort-style swimming pool without a fire feature. Whether you want to use a fireplace or prefer multiple fire features of smaller size around the pool, you can create the perfect aesthetic backdrop for late-night socializing with friends or an intimate ambiance for a romantic dinner with your significant other. You have many options when it comes to fire features, including fireplaces, fire pits, tiki torches, and fire bowls – any of which will create a captivating sight that transforms your poolscape into a beautiful and relaxing sanctuary.

Fore more ideas on upgrades that can be done to your pool area to create that resort-style appearance and feel, contact an expert in custom pool design.