Living in the heat of the Lone Star State, you might wonder, is it even necessary to winterize a pool in Texas?
If you have a pool and happen to reside in or around the Dallas/Fort Worth area, where we get days that average around 59-60° in January, you might think it’s easiest to slide through winter without closing your pool entirely.
When is the best time of the year to have a new pool installed? On a hot summer day, the answer can often seem like “immediately.” But all kidding aside, the time of year does play an important role in both renovations for an existing pool and new pool installation.
Let’s take a look at the best time to buy or remodel a pool:
If you have been looking to build a new pool, you’ve probably noticed that there are a lot of choices out there.
Perhaps more than you originally anticipated.
The most popular type of material to build a pool is concrete. Concrete pools are durable, long lasting, and made to fit any shape or size.
There are two main types of concretes used for swimming pools: gunite and shotcrete.
In the baking Texas heat, the last thing you want is a hot pool. Not only does it prevent you from cooling down at the end of a workday, but it’s also going to make you reluctant to use it even on weekend and holidays.
While in colder states the idea of a warm pool is a luxury, as Texans we know that once the weather ticks into the 100’s for weeks on end the water can start to become uncomfortably warm.
Who doesn’t want to have a pool deck that looks amazing as it feels?
Traditional concrete can be hot to walk on during blistering heat and also lacks aesthetic appeal to the naked eye. Why settle for traditional dull concrete when you can spice things up a bit and give your outdoor the look and flavor it deserves?
As summertime approaches, the first thought on the minds of people both young and old alike is “When can I hop into the nearest pool?” No matter what your age or background everyone enjoys a refreshing dip in the water.
Traditionally, many older home pool styles had cantilever type decks that were not particularly aesthetically pleasing to the naked eye. However, new technology pool coping has become more prominent in providing better-looking backyard options with little to no hassle at all.
How much does it cost to build a pool? This question is typical for would-be pool owners.
Unfortunately, it does not have a straightforward answer.
Several variables go into the final price tag for a swimming pool installation project. Then, you have to consider the ongoing cost of maintenance and operation. You may even want to think about the value that the pool could add to your property.
Your swimming pool gets exposed to a lot of water, chlorine, and general wear and tear over the years. At its basic, a swimming pool is a hole in the ground with water fixtures and a pool finish. The swimming pool finish prevents water from seeping into the ground through the concrete shell because concrete is porous.
You have several options when choosing the right finish for your pool.
Your pool deck is the immediate area around your pool. Also known as a pool patio, this is the space where you place lounge chairs, tables and other pool/backyard furniture.
The deck creates the look and style of your entire swimming area.
When designing and building a pool deck, materials matter.
The area should be stylish, inviting, well-constructed and non-slip.
Your swimming pool deck can be the perfect place for family fun.
Here’s everything you need to know about pool decking:
The debate between adding a new plaster layer or just applying paint is one that pool owners must deal with at some point. Compared to resurfacing interior plaster, it may appear that painting is the more affordable solution.
However, pool experts seem to all agree that in the long run, resurfacing your plaster is the better alternative.
Below, we will explore why that is.