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Ideas for Petite Pools

If you’re an avid swimmer, or your family loves hanging out by the pool, you’ve probably fantasized about someday having a pool to call your own. But when your backyard is on the small side, a swimming pool can seem like an impossible dream. Not so with these petite pools. Before planning any pool project, remember to get informed about swimming pool safety and check local codes for pool fencing and other requirements. But first check out these 10 fabulous small-scale pools. Courtyard pool. This 9- by 18-foot pool is nestled into an antique French limestone patio. Flowering bougainvillea arching […]

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Almost Invisible Outdoor Furniture Lets Views Star

Outdoor furniture is an integral part of a garden, providing a comfortable place for relaxing and communing with nature, enjoying the company of others or taking in the view. Beyond the practical, however, furniture can bring life and imagination to the landscape. A solitary bench under a great oak conjures up the vision of a boy retreating from the summer heat to read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. A circular configuration of chairs might evoke the warm feeling of an evening gathering with friends. The stately rocking chair sitting on the front porch has my grandfather smoking a cigar and […]

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Natural Swimming Pools: More Beauty, No Chemicals

Summer’s heat is not far behind the bursting of spring blooms and windy rains. This summer imagine yourself cooling off by floating in a backyard pool that feels immersed in nature. Natural swimming pools use plants or a combination of plants and sand filters to keep the water clean and clear without chemicals. They were developed in Austria and Germany in the 1980s and have since grown in popularity worldwide. They can be designed in a multitude of ways: Some look like natural ponds; others may be disguised as standard tiled pools. Whatever look you are trying to achieve, the […]

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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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How to Keep Kids Safe Around Pools and Spas

Photo by All-Safe Pool Fence & Covers – Look for home design pictures Teach Kids to Swim We often think of swimming as good exercise for children or a fun way to pass the summer. But the real benefit is that it can save their lives. Kids who don’t know how to swim have a 70 percent higher chance of drowning, Pollack says. “Also, it’s important that if a child is missing, the pool or spa is the first place to check,” she says. Designate a Water Watcher No safety measure should be considered a replacement for adult supervision. Pollack […]

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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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Our Customers’ Satisfaction is Our ULTIMATE Goal!

Why choose Pools by Design for your custom pool building needs?!? Learn about our perks and promises here!

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Why choose Pools by Design for your custom pool building needs?!?

As a local we get asked the question “Who do you recommend?” a lot. You have earned a certain level of trust among friends and family, and  you would like to be able to answer that question with a reputable company every time. This shows that you know the area well and have the best of the best “connections!”  So, what’s important in a referral? Follow this link to find out!

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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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