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Regular pool maintenance can help you keep your family’s favorite home amenity in tip-top shape. Now maintenance scheduling has become easier than ever before with this convenient app. The Pool Pal application can help you to keep your pool chemistry in perfect harmony. Simply enter in your goals and test results and Pool Pal will recommend appropriate chemical quantities. Save money and time by using the correct chemical levels the first time, every time. The application also tracks your chlorine levels, bromine, hydrogen peroxide, pH, total alkalinity, calcium hardness, stabilizer, salt, borates, and water temperature. Use Pool Pal on a single pool or to manage multiple locations.
For the best in pool and patio construction options in the central Texas area, contact Texas Pools and Patios. Call us at (888) 709-5586 to schedule your free estimate and to learn more about our local, family-owned company.
Last updated 10 days ago
An important consideration, before undertaking any home improvement project, is what added value the renovation will bring to your home. In most cases, a home improvement will immediately benefit you and your family. But, on some occasions, a project undertaking can also benefit the resale value of your home. A pool is one such project.
While pools can have mass appeal, they generally are viewed as most desirable by middle aged adults with children. As such, the addition of a pool is going to be the most beneficial from a home value perspective if your neighborhood is particularly family oriented. While pools in aging communities can still be appealing to the right buyers, pool homes in kid friendly areas will be particularly attractive.
Consider your home’s location when determining to what degree a pool will increase your home’s resale value. If you live in a warm or dry climate, a pool will naturally be more appealing than those in cooler areas. In addition, if there are several pools in your community, a swimming hole might be considered a standard home amenity. As such, installing a pool can help you to keep your home competitive within your own area marketplace.
Regardless of whom your target audience is, improvements to any outdoor living areas will contribute to an improved home value. Homeowners are increasingly interested in outdoor entertainment options. As such, any exterior enhancements such as a pool, patio, spa, deck, cabana, or outdoor kitchen can contribute to a home’s resale value.
While a pool is a significant investment, it can also have a significant impact on your home’s value. According to the National Association of Realtors, the addition of an in-ground pool can increase you home value by nearly eight percent.
If you are interested in upgrading or transforming your home exterior, contact Texas Pools and Patios. Our family owned company offers custom design options and an experienced pool construction crew. Call us at (888) 709-5586 to learn more about our full range of product offerings.
Last updated 16 days ago
A pool can be a wonderful leisure addition for any family home. Whether you use your pool for endless hours of warm weather fun, fitness, or entertaining, a pool can have a multitude of benefits. However, if your pool is not properly installed and maintained, it can also a pose a safety risk to young children. Read on for some safety tips to consider during your pool construction.
A well-constructed fence should be a priority for any pool. However, just because your backyard needs a perimeter, doesn’t mean it needs to be an eyesore. Ask your pool designer about both functional and aesthetically pleasing fence options. From a practical perspective, according to Consumer Reports, fences should be a minimum of four feet tall, with slats of less than four inches. In addition, your fence gate should have a self-closing and self-latching gate, placed well out of the reach of children.
If you are going to install a spa to accompany your home pool you will need to think about some additional safety considerations. For example, while the warm temperatures in hot tubs are ideal for relaxing adults, they can pose a health risk to kids. As such, it is important to fence off or otherwise contain your spa or whirlpool area.
In addition to installing fencing or considering a custom pool design to better manage your water safety, think about other tools that can help to make your pool a safer place. For example, keep a cabana with a first aid kid, life preservers, and a phone on hand in case of emergency. Also invest in a high-quality pool cover, designed for water safety. You may also want to consider using gate or door alarms around your pool area to prevent children from entering the area unattended or unsupervised.
Contact Texas Pools and Patios about your next pool construction project. Serving Austin and central Texas, our family owned company can assist you in designing and installing a custom pool for your home. Call (888) 709-5586 to learn more today.
Last updated 24 days ago
Want to get away every single day after work? With the help of a skilled custom pool builder and landscape architect, you can. Explore the paragraphs below to read about some backyard design features that will enable you to turn your Texas backyard into a paradise that you can use to escape the stresses of daily life year-round.
In Texas, there may not be a better way to entertain friends and family in the summer than by throwing a pool party. Pool owners often find that they also enjoy swimming their stress away. Swimming is a great work cardiovascular workout that happens to be easy on the joints.
Where a swimming pool can become the backyard epicenter for fun and recreation, a spa fits the bill for relaxation hotspot. Allow any tension you may feel to melt away with a daily fifteen-minute visit to your very own hot tub.
Add a cookout to your pool party agenda, and you really will be everyone’s favorite neighbor. Construct an outdoor kitchen, and you will definitely enjoy more of your meals outside where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and lovely weather. Incorporate a fridge into your outdoor kitchen, and you won’t even have to step inside to retrieve dessert or drink refills.
Decks and Patios
Do you have a nice view from your property? Capitalize on it by constructing a comfortably furnished deck or patio that will enable you to enjoy that view at your leisure.
Inviting, Peace-Inducing Landscape Features
If you want your backyard to truly feel like paradise, then you should consider constructing koi ponds, waterfalls, and a bucolic pergola. Elements of this vein can make your backyard feel even more paradisiacal, so much so that you may feel your blood pressure dropping when you step out into it.
At Texas Pools and Patios, we transform backyards in Austin and San Antonio into havens to which homeowner can retreat to enjoy some of life’s finest offerings. To learn more about our custom pool, patio, and outdoor kitchen construction experience, call (888) 709-5586.
Last updated 1 month ago
From start to finish, a custom pool can take as long as eight months to complete. The length of time required to carry out the construction of a pool depends on the ground into which a pool will be built, the size of the pool, and the complexity of its design and complementary water features. Regardless of how simple or complex the pool design you have chosen is, the last steps of the construction process will look something like this:
Once the space for an in-ground pool has been excavated and reinforced, the first major step is the application of gunite. Gunite is a cement-based mixture that produces a dense, hard shell that is well-suited for containing pool water.
Decorative and functional tiling comes next. Based on your preferences and backyard design, you will choose the pattern and material that work for you. Your pool builder then will skillfully install these tiles, and your pool will start to look complete.
Most of the plumbing-related tasks concerning your pool are carried out before the gunites is applied. Electrical wiring to make your pool light and filtration systems functional, however, come toward the end.
By the time your pool deck is laid, you will know that the project is almost finished. Choose a deck style that suits not only your pool, but its surrounding water features and landscaping elements as well.
The last step of the pool construction process is the application of a finishing of your choice. Once this has been completed, your pool can be filled with water. Once your pool is filled, your first pool party can commence!
If you want to be truly satisfied with your finished custom pool and the way it vibes with your backyard’s design, you should hire a contractor with a wealth of landscape design experience. To speak with a San Antonio-based pool construction expert who proudly services Austin, Dominion, and other settlements in the area, call Texas Pools and Patios at (888) 709-5586.