Keeping Your Pool Gorgeous

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Keeping Your Pool Gorgeous

After we purchased a home with a swimming pool, we figured that we would be spending our summers lounging in our cool, backyard oasis. However, after trying for a few weeks to keep it clean and sanitary, we realized that pool ownership was more difficult than we originally anticipated. We found ourselves struggling to keep bugs out of the space and trying to troubleshoot problematic filters. Fortunately, through a long period of trial and error, we were able to solve several of our issues. This blog is made especially for people who own pools, so that you can learn how to keep your pool gorgeous and healthy.

Tips For Customizing Your New Backyard Swimming Pool

Are you looking to have a swimming pool installed in your backyard? You do not need to go with a standard one-size-fits-all type pool since you will have the flexibility to customize the pool exactly how you want it.

The Floor

There are several options that you have to pick from for the pool floor. Fiberglass, vinyl, and concrete are all popular options, with each having their own pros and cons.

Fiberglass is low maintenance with very little money that needs to be spent to maintain the material. However, they are shipped as a solid piece, so you could be limited to how big of a pool you get for your home. The single piece allows for a simple installation and a seamless surface. You can have seats built into the fiberglass to accommodate your specific needs.

Vinyl will be cheap to install initially and has the flexibility to be whatever shape and size you want your pool to be. However, there is much more maintenance involved over the years that can add to the lifetime cost of the material. The liner is thin, and there is always a risk of it puncturing.

Concrete allows for a very customizable design that can cause a pool to look like a sight to be seen. That said, be prepared to resurface the concrete over time and to pay a more money over the time that you have the pool.

The Deck

Your pool deck sets the mood of your pool, and there are many materials that can be used to create it. While many pool owners surround their pool with a wood deck, you can go with a more elegant material like stone to set it apart from others. Be prepared to experiment with colors and textures that complement your backyard so that the pool feels like a natural part of it.

The Furniture

Do not forget to decorate your pool with relaxing furniture that surrounds it. You should be prepared to purchase some reclining chairs, benches, and decor to make the pool feel like a place where people can go to relax. Use umbrellas or decorative outdoor pillows to bring accent colors to the space, and don't forget a storage box to hide everything when it is not in use.

For more ideas about how to customize a new swimming pool for your backyard, speak with a local swimming pool contractor in your area. Contact a company like DESJOYAUX POOLS for more information and assistance.