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Pool Slides: What’s Possible, Who Can Build It and What It Will Cost

I was recently meeting with clients to discuss a rear yard landscape plan, and their 7-year-old son was sitting in. To keep him busy, they cued up Houzz on their iPad and let the boy’s imagination run wild through a photo search. What was he looking at? Pool slides, of course. The kid in me got my mind racing, too. Who doesn’t love a good water slide? But while a slide is every child’s fantasy, it’s the adults who will be the ones with a lot to consider before incorporating a slide into their pool project. Design: If all these […]

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When you live somewhere that people love to visit, and you like to entertain, what better solution than a pool house with an outdoor kitchen that doubles as the guest quarters? The team at Acorn Garden Houses designed, built and styled this Australian pool house so a social couple and their children could entertain their friends without infringing on the peace or privacy of anyone in the main house. Pool House at a Glance Who it belongs to: A couple and their 3 children (ages 13, 18 and 20) Location: Mount Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Australia Budget: $150,000 Size: Includes a […]

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Pools Overflow With Finish Options

Long gone are the days when plaster was the only pool finish you could get. While plaster has its benefits, new technology has given pool owners a wide variety of other choices. An abundant number of aggregate finishes and glass tiles gives homeowners more options with distinctive looks and an endless array of customizable features. Upfront, these new finishes may be more expensive than plaster, but their longevity and style can outweigh price concerns. Read on to learn about the pros and cons of each of these finishes, and discover which one is right for your pool. Pebble Tec is […]

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Pool-Friendly Patio Materials

Today’s advancements in pool patio materials have eliminated the plain concrete patios so many of us grew up with. Now, a pool patio can dramatically improve your home’s landscape design. The choices are endless, but I’ve covered some of my favorites here. Each has pros and cons, so talk with your contractor or pool designer beforehand so you know what works best for your backyard. Natural Stone While natural stone is a very luxurious choice for patios, you can cut costs by choosing stone from a local quarry. The native Oklahoma flagstone here was hand cut to match the travertine […]

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Find Your Perfect Pool Shape

Creating a balanced shape is the crucial first step in designing a pool that fits your home’s taste and enhances your backyard. Spacing elements, shape, scale and style are often used to complement what already exists in your landscape. If you want to know why finding the right shape for your pool is so important, ask yourself this question: “How often will I use my pool?” You may not know the answer at this moment, but most of my clients respond the same way after a season of pool ownership: almost every single day. Whether you simply glance at it […]

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Throw a Pool Party that all of Your Friends and Family will Remember FOREVERRR!

Click here to find THE BEST Pool Party Ideas!!!! This inspirational article was shared with you by #1 Rated Pool Builder in The Woodlands, Texas – Roy Burden of Pools – by – Design!!

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Summer Lovin’! 10 AWESOME DIY Pool Party Ideas!

  Follow these steps to become the COOLEST house on the block and give them a POOL PARTY to remember! Sparkly Frozen Water Balloons, Floatable Flower Wreaths, Glow- in- the Dark Water Balloons & More!   Learn the how-to’s here! This fun article was shared with you by: Swimming Pool Builder The Woodlands, Roy Burden!

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Pool Exercises and It’s Benefits

Doctors often recommend aquatic exercises for people with joint injuries or infections, or who’ve had surgery, as a way to stay fit and shorten recovery time. You could get relief from symptoms of chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia and arthritis. A pool workout gives you “better balance, agility and endurance,   Water is one of the best fitness tools there is. Here are some of the ways aquatic workouts help:   They provide resistance, which strengthens muscles and boosts cardio intensity. Water supports some of your weight, making workouts easier on joints and reducing the chances for an […]

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Hydrotherapy & Aquatic Exercise

We all know getting enough sleep, a balanced diet, regular exercise, are essential to our health. But with our busy lifestyles, accomplishing any of those activities may seem like impossible and can cause us to feel even more stressed. Hot tubs promote both physical and mental health through warm water therapy, or hydrotherapy. The combination of heat, buoyancy, and massage jets increases circulation, loosens and relaxes stiff muscles, and stimulates the release of endorphin. Numerous studies have shown that regularly soaking in a hot tub or spa for 15 – 20 minutes can relax muscle and joint pain, reduce stress, […]

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Swimming Pools

A swimming pool, swimming bath, wading pool, or paddling pool is a container that is filled with water to enable swimming or other leisure activities. Pools can be sunk into the ground or built above ground, and are also a standard feature aboard ocean liners and cruise ships. In-ground pools are most commonly constructed from materials such as concrete, natural stone, metal, plastic or fiberglass, and can be of a custom size and shape or built to a standardized size, the largest of which is the Olympic-size swimming pool. There are different types of pool but this are the basic […]

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