Last updated 13 hours ago
In summer, a swimming pool usually becomes a hub for exciting parties. Along with the traditional get-togethers on Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July, and Labor Day Weekend, summer is a time to cheer on recent graduates of all ages who will soon be starting a new school or job. There are also a number of other occasions that call for a celebration in and around your pool, including birthdays and anniversaries.
When you construct a pool or remodel your existing poolscape, you may want to think of ways to make it not only luxurious but also accommodating to larger parties.
How much space would you want around your pool, for people to recline on lounge chairs, sit at a table in the shade, or stand around and talk? What form should that seating space take? High-quality stone decking and concrete coping can be the foundation for a beautiful poolscape constructed in unique and imaginative ways. Using their ingenuity, expert pool designers can create a wonderland for you and your guests with stone benches, an elegant outdoor fireplace flanked by chairs, or hidden retreats such as a seat tucked behind a waterfall; broad steps, perfect for lounging in the water, could lead into the pool.
What size do you think would be ideal for your pool? If you're not sure that your backyard can accommodate a pool large enough for your tastes, keep in mind that creative solutions can be found, including free-form pools in different shapes. Expert pool builders will also be able to work with hilly terrain or uneven surfaces in your yard.
How best to keep your guests entertained? A water slide is always a popular feature in swimming pools. Your poolscape could also have an outdoor sound system that plays music. Beyond these individual features, you can think of how the pool and yard together might be renovated into a recreational hotspot. For instance, to one side of your pool you could have a magnificent outdoor bar, set among rockwork and gleaming stone, or a stylish barbecue grill overlooking the water. Some people enjoy a 'golf club' feel to their backyard, with their swimming pool lapping at the edges of a miniature putting green.
Just as the possibilities for recreation are numerous, so are the opportunities to wow your guests. At night, soft LED lights can make the water shimmer and light up the foliage around your pool. Fountain works and a waterfalls, fire leaping out of ornate bowls, natural-looking streams, and even a koi pond could be a part of your backyard landscape. As for the pool itself, giving it a glass bead finish will entrance your guests.
Contact us to design and construct your dream pool and turn your backyard into an ideal venue for parties and summer fun. Your guests will have the time of their life at your home, and, once they leave, the pool will be all yours to enjoy, any time you like.
Last updated 4 days ago
The use of your pool shouldn't be limited only to the daytime. Slipping into your swimming pool after a long day on any night of the week is a treat, especially if your pool has the right features. With beautiful and expert pool construction, nighttime swimming can be just as enjoyable as swimming under the sun.
What features enhance nighttime swimming?
Heating. The air might be cooler after dark, but with pool heating you can still enjoy a swim even late into the night without worrying about the water temperature. Having a heated pool doesn't need to result in prohibitive heating bills either, particularly if your pool uses a more environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient heater.
Lights. In addition to giving you visibility, lights should create a certain ambiance in the dark. Lights that are chosen well will bring out rich tones in the water and poolscape, making your pool glow like a gem. Any water features, including fountains and waterfalls, can be backlit and shine softly in the night. Surrounding lights will bring out the beauty of your landscape, the lush grass, plants, and gleaming rockwork that you've selected to surround your pool. As with the heater, the use of energy-efficient lights won't leave you with soaring electric bills.
Fire. For a truly exotic touch to your nighttime swimming experience, add a fire feature to your poolscape. The juxtaposition of fire and water is intoxicating to the senses and makes your pool seem warmer, as if your backyard is a tropical retreat. Depending on your tastes, the flames can emerge from artful fire bowls, ornate fireplaces, or an elegant firepit. Because we adhere to the highest safety standards, you'll be able to enjoy a design of your choice without concerns about malfunctioning.
Whether you want to swim or simply relax by your pool, throw a large party or just have a few guests over for poolside drinks, you should be able to make full use of your pool at night. With the right features, night swimming becomes its own unique experience. Contact us to discuss designing a poolscape that will give you countless hours of pleasure, day or night.
Last updated 15 days ago
So you make your offer, but, one important step before you finalize your real estate offer could help you avoid costly home buying mistakes. Your agent will recommend you hire a professional home inspector to give the house a standard inspection that usually includes:
· Room-by-room review
· Exterior home components
· Electrical systems
· Foundation and structural components – both interior and exterior
· Heating/air conditioning systems
· Plumbing systems
· Attic/basement/crawl spaces
“Very Good Advise!”
Now What Happens If The Home You Are Buying Has A Swimming Pool & Spa?
With maybe an out door kitchen, firepit, fireplace, fire features, entertainment center, waterfalls, waterslide, Pool Equipment w/two or three pumps, filter, heater, control system, electronic valves, Plumbing, Gas lines, Fill Lines, Main Drains, Jets, Skimmers etc., etc.,
Well your home buying mistakes can be just as costly or even more so in your backyard as it can in your home.
Contact us for a complete unbiased backyard inspection & certification, by an experienced, Licensed swimming pool contractor who knows what to look for.
Also receive a true, complete cost estimate for any repairs that need to be done. Total Cost: $250.00
“VERY GOOD ADVISE!”
Call: 800.492.7289 Email: email@example.com
Last updated 15 days ago
Dreamy Pool Design Ideas
Design just the right shape and style of pool with specialty features that fit your personality.
By Jeannie Matteucci
10 Pool Deck and Patio Designs
Browse pictures and get tips for hardscaping around your poolside retreat.
By Jeannie Matteucci
Jeannie M. Matteucci
7 Beach Road, Suite D
Belvedere, CA 94920
Last updated 15 days ago
When life keeps you busy and hard at work, there is nothing like being able to get away from it all with an outdoor pool and spa. However, at Alderete Pools, you get more than just a pool and spa like everyone else; you get luxury, personal design and elegance that is above the rest.
Any pool company can install an average pool or spa in your backyard but for those that want the finer things in life, there's more to offer. For instance, why choose a simple swimming pool when you can have a horizon or zero-edge pool with customized lighting and a waterfall? If serenity and peace and quiet are your needs then a fire pit and koi pond may be the perfect addition to your swimming pool and spa area. Of course, if you love to host parties or want something relaxing that the kids can enjoy as well, there are plenty of choices such as a luxury pool with a rock formation water slide, an outdoor kitchen set-up and stereo system to complete the whole experience. You can still enjoy relaxation and quiet but have the option to host a party or get-together that everyone will remember for years to come.
Complete landscaping or hardscaping ensures that you get more than just a pool, you instead get your entire backyard transformed into an environment that is suitable for all of your needs.
Your backyard is an extension of your home and should incorporate all of your needs while allowing you the benefit of choosing your own aesthetic and design. Here at Alderete Pools, we ensure you that very thing. If you are ready to learn more about what we can do for you, simply contact us or check out our portfolio to get ideas.