Finally ready to dig out the yard and put in a underground pool? Congratulations! Now, if only you knew what that pool contractor is talking about…
(Psst…When dealing with any contractor: Get a Work Order! make sure it outlines in excruciating detail the time line from start to finish, the price of materials, permits, blueprints and what the contractor intends to do if the cost begins to exceed the pre-agreed upon price. If the contractor isn’t timely and upfront from the beginning move on. Any work that would require a contractor is well worth the measure twice cut once method and they know it.)
Now…. I prefer Beach Entry pools it’s great for families, gives a lovely resort feel, and allows for you to coax and supervise babies, dogs and Gramps into the water at a rate they are comfortable with.
The natural transition from deck to water is perfect for those who want to keep cool by the pool without being fully submerged as chairs can easily be placed on the slope.
Water features are gaining more and more popularity. Imagine yourself as the proud owner of a pool pool that included fountain bubblers, water sconces or a hidden grotto set behind waterfalls. Don’t forget the LED lighting and integration of fire features that appear to float on the water or rise out of the pool. Fire not your thing? Check out floating “islands” with fire pits in the center.”
What is a Knife-edge pools? AKA “Lautner” AKA perimeter pools are the evolution of infinity pools. Instead of water spilling over one edge of the pool knife edge pools allow for water to spill over on all four sides of the pool.
Au Naturel? Natural pools are created to look like a pond or a natural swimming hole. The designs typically incorporate a lot of rock, sandstone and greenery completing the design. True natural pools even rely on the surrounding plants to clean the water instead of chlorine.
Natural Pools cost less to run and reduce a home’s carbon footprint.
Aggregate finish anyone? Aggregate finish aka Pebble-Tec create a pebbly texture on the pool lining that replaces gunite. Imagine a surface easy on the feet, beautiful to view, with the tiny polished pebbles gleaming in the sunlight. Sometimes pool owners includes glass tiles instead of ceramic and “illusion” spas that integrate the spa into the pool instead of separating it at a different height.