small inground pools Tag

Small inground pools – inspiring ideas for small gardens and patios

From Minimalisti

Small gardens, or minimally spaced yards are actually the perfect venue for a swimming pool and landscape design.  Tighter spaces allow for the skilled designer to really flex his or her design muscles by allocating the limited space and creating utilty.  This post from Minimalisti showcases some fabulous examples of small inground pools and small gardens that illustrate this point perfectly.

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Small Inground Pool Home Design Photos

From Houzz

The fastest-growing home design and improvement website is Houzz, bar none.  Countless consumers wishing to save pictures of ideas for their home use Houzz to save pictures to ideabooks, and even contact home improvement and design professionals through the site.  Of all the ideabooks available on Houzz, there are many devoted to outdoor living, and specifically swimming pool design.  One subcategory is small yards and small pools, which showcase what is possible when good design meets a challenge.  This post is one such ideabook featuring small swimming pools.

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What is the Best Small Pool for a Small Yard?

From River Pools

Let's face it, not everyone has a sprawling 10 acre lot on which to install a residential waterpark.  Most people's lots are just enough to have a wonderful home and a decent sized backayard for grilling, a playset, and perhaps some green grass for tossing the baseball around with the kids.  What most people fail to understand about swimming pools is that one doesn't need a sprawling estate in order to enjoy all of the benefits of a custom inground swimming pool.  This post from River Pools talks about ways to maximize one's space and have the best possible outdoor living experience regardless of lot size.

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How Much Do Inground Pools Cost?

From River Pools

Everyone who contemplates installing an inground swimming pool, regardless of type, wants to know the answer to this question.  The folks at River Pools and Spas present the answer by discussing the various types of inground swimming pools, what to expect in terms of initial and ongoig costs, and which ones they think are the best.   Being a fiberglass builder, River Pools slants towards that product, but we feel that this is a good initial comparison to see what is available, and which product best suits the individual customer.

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Design and Landscaping Ideas for Small Pools

From Pool FYI

A quaint, compact backyard can leave some disappointed homeowners with the idea that an inground swimming pool just isn't in the cards for them.  What this post from Pool FYI illustrates is quite the opposite.  In the hands of a skilled landscape designer and pool designer, small yards can provide the intimate, spectacular venue for lavish inground swimming pool designs.

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Crazy Good Pools Worldwide

From Amazing Things

Let's face it, not every backyard is a sprawling ten acres with resonably flat grade.  Many backyards have severe grade changes, bluffs, small area, easements, utility obstructions, bad soil conditions, etc.   These situations usually leave the homeowner desirous of having a swimming pool but relegated to the fact that it isn't possible.  This post from Amazing Things proves this conjecture incorrect, as they present some amazing swimming pools that seem to be squeezed magically into impossible spaces, and yet they are fully-functional, amazingly beautiful works of art.

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Pool Shade Ideas: 7 Ways to Cover Your Swimming Pool

From Shade FX

The thought that creating shade around a swimming pool is one that usually escapes most people.  Shade isn't the first thing that comes to one's mind when they envision their own inground swimming pool space.  Luckily, skilled designers are attuned to the crucial fact that creating shaded areas in the proper spots are every bit as important as the areas that receive sun.  This post from Shade FX presents 7 unique ways to provide a respite from UV rays and hot midday sun exposure.

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Mystery Stains in Salt Generator Pools

From Aqua

One of the most popular trends in the swimming pool industry over the last two decades has been the proliferation of the saltwater swimming pool.  Never before in the history of the industry has a consumer-driven groundswell caused a demand for a product or service commensurate with salt water swimming pools, or chlorine generators.  Like many things in life that seem too good to be true, Salt water swimming pools can have some inherent issues that somewhat negate their promise of a maintenance free swimming experience.  This post from Aqua Magazine presents some frequently seen issues that happen with salt water chlorine generation, and explains what causes them.

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Benefits of a Steam Room vs. a Sauna

From ehow

Many people don't realize that a Sauna is very different from a Steam Room.  This post from eHow discusses the differences between a Sauna and A Steam Room, and what makes the benefits associated with both entities different.  The main difference, as this article points out, are the types of heat that they provide, and whether the heat is dry or wet heat.  Either amenitiy would be a great addition to any type of indoor or outdoor swimming pool to warm up after a vigorous swim.

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World's Tallest Waterslide Officially Open

From Aqua

We've all experienced water slides as kids.  Most modern waterparks have multiple slides with various twists, turns, drops, and gimmicks.  What most waterparks don't have, however, is the world's tallest waterslide.  This honor belongs to the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, according to this post from Aqua magazine, and the ride measures 17 stores high!  This post gives a first-person point-of-view video that illustrates just how thrilling this ride actually is.

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