Even though the surface finish is a small percentage of the overall investment in a pool, it creates a huge percentage of the overall impact. The finish is a big part of the pool’s “personality,” giving it is color, shimmer, texture, etc. Have a look at the photographs of this beautiful pool we just finished and imagine how boring it would look with a dull, lifeless finish?
There are pluses and minuses to owning a reputation as a problem solver. If you are one yourself, you know that — by definition — you’re going to have your work cut out for you…resolving whatever mess somebody else created. On the plus side, it can open doors to other opportunities.
Last week we were named the Best Swimming Pool Contractor of 2017 by Palm Beach Gardens. Now, every business is looking for outside sources to confirm they’re as good as they say they are. But how does an award like this compare to, let’s say, a customer’s post on Google, or HomeAdvisor, or even just Facebook?
Here we talk about different styles of invisible-edge pools and the practical + aesthetic considerations. The primary styles are:
- Vanishing edge
- Infinity edge
- Euro edge
So, let’s take a closer look at each of these.
Here’s an actual limited-space situation we ran into this past week. From the side of this house, there is only 15 feet to work with before we are limited by a 5-foot set back restraint from the neighbor's property line. Allowing for walking area next to the house, that doesn’t leave much room.
Generally, pool builders show photos and 2D drawings to folks considering an investment in a pool or remodel. Of course those are helpful, but 3D modeling is a whole new world.
Give yourself permission to dream a little. Think about how you’d most want to enjoy your pool and how you want others to enjoy it. Are you looking for a wow factor, or something low-key? Will you be actively swimming most of the time or will it be a place to relax and unwind? Are you just looking for a pool or would you like to create more of an outdoor enjoyment space? Are there safety issues to consider? Are there noise considerations?
An important component of a successful swimming pool remodel is a unified aesthetic. There are as many ways to design a pool as there are pool builders. This recent multi-contractor project we just finished in Fort Lauderdale is a good example of what I'm talking about.
This smaller pool, built on a modest budget, makes a big impact. The modern contemporary design and styling ties nicely with the rest of the house, fitting in nicely with the homeowner's overall aesthetic. And the sun shelf ... I could have sat there all day....
The consequences of letting the chemical balance in your swimming pool - chlorine, pH and total alkalinity - get out of control...and one simple solution.
This is the finished product of the North Palm Beach swimming pool remodel we blogged about a couple of weeks ago. Of all the hard work that went in to this project, it’s little things like....
We’re about midway thru this swimming pool remodel in North Palm Beach. For this project, we pulled up the existing stone deck, re-worked the plumbing, and chipped away some of the weak areas in the plaster.