Using Nature to Make Your Backyard Pool Shine
Publication date : Friday, December 7th, 2018
What does your backyard pool mean to you? Perhaps it’s a place to relax with a good book, a place to cool off when summer’s sun is the hottest, or even a place to spend quality time with the kids. Either way, your little slice of paradise is undoubtedly your sanctuary from time to time. Why not make it look the best it possibly can? By drawing in various elements of nature, like plants and rocks, you can evoke a spa-like feel that takes your simple backyard pool to the next level.
Install a Small Water Feature Nearby
Water features complement each other if they’re installed within close enough distance to one another. While you may not want to install a full-size swimming pond or natural pool, you can draw on the same design elements by creating a small pond nearby. Keep it simple, add a small fountain for trickling brook sounds, and surround it by pond plants for best results.
Install a Hedge or Tree Break
Fences are cute, but they often evoke a more house-like feel. Think about installing a tree break or rich, green hedge around your pool instead. Surrounded by flora and greenery, your pool will feel more like a tiny hideaway in the woods than a man-made and installed water feature.
If you have concerns about safety, choose a dense hedge species to block out unwanted guests. Alternatively, install the hedge or trees inside the fence, masking its appearance while preserving maximum safety at the same time.
Try Planting Ornamental Grasses
Ornamental grasses are long, flowy, and soothing to look at, but they’re also very similar to the grasses that grow naturally around ponds, lakes, and rivers. Plant these along the edge of your pool in planter boxes to soften a harsh edge. Just be sure to leave room for exits, entries, and pool filters; it’s best to keep plants away from these areas for safety reasons.
Try Vines on Nearby Walls
Vine plants start small, but slowly weave their way across walls over time. They often develop in places with high amounts of moisture, meaning they’re the perfect choice for walls, lattice ceilings, and pool fences, too. Try a species like Jasmine, Ivy, Honeysuckle, Hydrangeas, Moonflower, or Wisterias; start them one year and you should have a nice traveling vine by the next. Just be sure to pick species that work for your climate and growing zone for optimal results.
Don’t want the fuss of dealing with growing fines? Try weatherproof silks instead. Newer faux plants look just as nice as the real thing, yet require virtually no upkeep.
Nature is beautiful. With just a smidgen of effort, you can make your pool look more like a resort-built paradise or magical escape deep in the forest. Don’t have your own pool just yet? Reach out to Paradise Pools today.
Adding a Pool to a Small Backyard (and Making it Look Good!)
Publication date : Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Not everyone has a big backyard to work with. While this can feel like a disadvantage when it comes to adding large features like a swimming pool, hot tub or two-story deck, this isn’t the case at all. You will definitely have to be more creative with utilizing your space, but it can be done. In fact, some of our favorites yards are small because of the creativity and innovation that was put into them!
If you have a tiny backyard space but can’t get your mind off having a swimming pool, we have a few tips for putting your space to good use and getting the pool you’ve always wanted.
Install a Dipping Pool
A dipping pool, or plunge pool, is just big enough to take a quick dip under the hot Mississippi sun. You won’t be able to swim laps in it, but you can cool off and lounge around. There are several advantages to installing a dipping pool, including a lower cost to build, easier maintenance and reduced water requirements. They are a great option for smaller properties.
Opt for a Lap Pool Across Your Yard
If your backyard is long and narrow, consider installing a lap pool across the back of your yard. This leaves plenty of space to install a patio or deck and have some lawn. If you install a fence along the pool, we suggest choosing one that serves as a wall, too. This way, you can install water features that flow into the pool.
Choose a Freeform Swimming Pool
When creating a design for your swimming pool, think outside the box. While rectangular shapes are most popular, they can take up room that you don’t have. Vinyl liner and concrete pools can be custom designed to the shape and size you want them to be. Having curves and a large patio can be enough to give your yard a swimming pool, lounge area and grill area. And – less lawn to mow!
Extend Your Space Upward
To make a small yard look bigger, consider adding levels. For example, install a two-story deck coming off your home that extends to your swimming pool. This gives you plenty of space for grilling, lounging and socializing with friends while having a pool to cool off in. Use walls or fencing to draw attention upward and opt for water features such as cascading waterfalls.
Swimming pools are not reserved for big yards only. Even with a small or awkward shaped backyard, you can install a swimming pool and put your space to good use. Need ideas? Call Paradise Pools for a free estimate.
Sentinelle Above Ground Pool
Publication date : Monday, May 15th, 2017
During the hot Jackson, MS summers, nothing beats immersing yourself into the cool, refreshing waters of your above ground pool. The Resin Series Sentinelle above ground pool brings you innovative technology and incredible endurance that will win your heart as the ideal fusion of high technology and impeccable style. Resin injection molding is a revolutionary process that eliminates corrosion risks and guarantees long-term dependability. Transform your backyard into an everyday vacation.
Pool Sizes Available
Round Pools 18’ 21’ 24’ 27’ 30’ All Pools Have 52” Walls
Resin Series Features
- 9-inch High Impact injection-molded curved resin top ledges
- High Impact injection molded resin uprights with ribbed pattern
- Resin ledge covers
- 1-1/4” Resin stabilizers, safely secure vinyl liner
- Resin bottom rails with integrated connecting plates
- Robust injection-molded resin structure
- Stella wall pattern
- Heavy corrugated wall with superior coatings
- Stainless steel hardware
- Easy to assemble
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Signs You Need a Pool Remodel
Publication date : Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
If you’re unhappy with the way that your swimming pool looks, or if you feel that it’s lacking some pizzazz, it’s probably a good candidate for a remodel. Remodeling your swimming pool gives it new life and helps you enjoy your investment more. You can also make decisions that will keep you happy in the long run, such as by adding energy-efficient or child-friendly features.
If you’re still unsure if whether or not your swimming pool can benefit from a new look and feel, here are some signs to pay attention to.
Though cosmetic flaws don’t affect the functioning of the pool, they are unsightly and take away from your enjoyment. It’s hard to have fun in a pool with cracked tiles or loose fixtures, and you certainly won’t want to invite anyone over for a swim.
A pool remodel will take care of the eyesores and make your investment a wonderful place to be again! A remodel also increases the value of your home and makes it more attractive to prospective buyers, which is important if you plan on selling your home in the near future.
Another issue that indicates the need for a remodel is outdated safety features. Safety is always most important when owning a swimming pool, and you would never want something to compromise your ability to keep your yard safe.
Issues such as loose railings, broken decking, improper balancing of chemicals and inappropriate barriers are all things that can be addressed during a remodel. Once the project is complete, you can invite friends and family over for a swim with the utmost confidence.
Swimming pools aren’t exactly the best energy savers. They consume a lot of energy and require a lot of water, so owning one will increase your utility bills to some degree. However, if you’ve noticed a spike in your utility bills and you’ve cancelled out other possibilities, it’s likely that your pool is to blame.
A pool requires many parts to keep it working, and these parts have to work harder if they aren’t at their best levels. This requires more energy, and therefore, raises your utility bills. You end up paying more money for harder-working equipment and your pool still isn’t as clean as it could be.
Energy-efficient features are available to cut down on energy consumption. A few of the best include variable speed pumps, heat or solar pumps and cartridge filters.
Have you noticed that your backyard pool is suffering from any one of the above issues? Call Paradise Pools and tell us what you want to see in your upgraded pool! We will listen to your wants and needs and address budget concerns from the start. The finished product will be a swimming pool that has everything you want for a price you can afford!