Thursday, March 31, 2011

Swimming Pool Tile with a Twist

Living in a place where every house has their own swimming pool is kind of rare in developed countries. This is why people who are living in that places are used to seeing different pool accessories that are being used in the pool. However, there is one way to make your swimming pool look different and still inviting. One of the best way is by having a pool tile that is different from others.

Want to swim with the dolphins and other fishes? Yes, you can swim with them without the need of feeding them with the swimming pool tile with a twist, the ANIMATED TILE. These animated tiles are starting to be available in the market now. By having these, you will feel like you are swimming with true underwater creatures. Swim with dolphins, frogs, sting rays or even sharks. 

The animated pool tile can make your swimming pool different from the rest. Surely, your friends and family, especially your children will love it!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pool Accessories for Sporty Ones

Every summer, swimming is the most popular thing to do because it is a great way to forget the cool off the weather and enjoy the water at the same time.Aside from swimming, there are lots of things that you can do to to make your stay in the swimming pool more enjoyable. One of the best things to do is to enjoy and have more fun in the water is by playing different water sports and games. 

In playing water sports, there are pool accessories needed and some of the most popular ones are as follows:

Basketball Hoops. When you want to do pool basketball, this one is what you need. Different types of basketball hoops are available in the market. There are hoops for the inground pool, above ground, or whatever type of your pool is. Some must be attached to your pool side, some to your pool's deck. There are also some that can be easily moved from one place to another. Choose which one is best for your pool.

Volleyball Nets. If volleyball is your sport, have one of this. Volleyball nets, unlike basketball hoops, are mostly the same so deciding which one to buy will never be a problem. Whatever type of pool you have, you only need one volleyball net because it can be extended depending on the size and type of your pool. Also, keeping it will never be a problem because it is not that bulky.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pool Bar: A place to talk as you take a break in swimming

Feeling tired and want to have some break in swimming? Have some time to talk about anything and everything while sipping some drinks and eating snacks in your pool bar.

Pool bar is the perfect place to have conversations with friends and loved ones in-between or after the bonding in the swimming pool. Most public pools have pool bars near or just beside the swimming pools. Nowadays, it is also preferred by those private pool owners because it can also add up beauty in the swimming pool area and at the same time, it will not be hard for them to host a party because drinks and foods can be easily served from the pool bar.

Pool bars don't have to be extravagant if budget will not permit. It can be as simple as having some chairs  and tables near the pool or let one side of your pool be like a long table and have some installed stone chair  in the pool where you can talk while without the need to leave the water.

Expensive as it may sound but pool bar is a great addition to your swimming pool. It will make the pool look elegant and can even add up more enjoyable things to do in the pool.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

What is a Pool Coping?

Pool coping is a cover of the edge of the pool. Just like the usual coping that is being used at home, it acts a cover and at the same way, it provides more beauty and safety to the swimming pool.

Why use pool coping?

It gives definition to the looks of the swimming pool by enhancing the pool edge together with the pool deck. And since painting is possible for pool coping, you can paint it with the color that will match the motif of your pool place.

Also, pool coping gives safety to the pool since there will be no rough edges so everybody, especially children, will be out of danger. It also protects the pool liners from damage.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pool Deck Lighting Ideas

Having a pool deck light in the pool design of a deck will make it more functional whether it is day or night time. It also helps in keeping the deck safe since it gives light to the pathways. There are different lighting ideas that one may do to the pool deck lights.

Solar Deck Lighting
It is the simplest form of deck lighting. It can be done by mounting lights on the wall, by letting it stand freely or building it into the railings. It needs no wiring or electrical supply since it absorbs energy in the morning which will be used automatically at night.

In-Deck Lighting
In this lighting idea, deck lights are placed into the deck flooring to give emphasis to the perimeter of the area. This is also designed if you want to walk in the deck without the light being damaged. Another way to do this is by drilling random inch-wide holes in the decking, clearing the resin and setting the lights beneath them. This way, an impression of starry night can be created.

Tiki Torches
This type of lighting idea gives a lot of atmosphere in the deck because it provides real flame that runs from propane, gas or oil. Most torches stands alone but it can also be mounted on the wall and be used as tabletop as well. Torches also come in different themes where you can choose which one will suit your deck theme.

Also read Proper Lighting Around the Pool Area is Necessary