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Transform Your Pool

We all been to that house where the swimming pool was not increasing its value; it was more like an eyesore.  Don’t despair, there are companies out there that can come to your home and by couple of remodeling ideas, can turn that blah to hah. Most importantly, they use state-of- the-art computer drawings and advanced 3D remodeling software. So you will be able to see what it will look like before they start. Amazing, right? You will also have the opportunity to discuss and decide on further options, details, and features.

Sometimes just changing the marble on the deck made a whole new look, but why stop there?  You can change the interior of the pool and give your pool a whole new look with matching tile deck.  I also saw landscaping being added to cover a boring fence or to give more of a natural dramatic feel to the space.  Replacing  the original coping edge with a modern material such as bullnose brick or tumbled marble , are some of the small things that can be done to improve the space. What do you think that would do to your home’s value?

Let’s say you want to reshape your pool, believe it or not that can be done as well. The most incredible change I seen was adding a spa and waterfall.  You can choose from a welcoming look, relaxing look, a refreshing look, an indulgence look, but the most fun is the entertainment look.  The entertainment look can include a swim up bar just like you enjoyed at your favorite vacation get away.  Or install an outdoor kitchen or tiki bar to compliment your poolside lifestyle. Bring a piece of nature in your backyard with a flowing waterfall cascading into your pool.

If you need to just change the tile or remove an unsightly ladder and install a swim-out, or you want a whole new Wow look and add a spa and a waterfall. With all the palm trees and gardens, natural rocks look. Freestyle is the company for you.  Don’t take our word for it read all the good reviews Tampa Bay and Angie’s list has to say about it.

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The benefits of adding a spa to your existing pool or including a spa in your new pool design

Everyone is unique and your reasons for purchasing a spa could vary widely. That being said, customers frequently express benefits they didn’t expect to receive at the time they purchased the unit.

This month’s blog is about just that – the many benefits you can receive by owning a hot tub. From stress relaxation to social benefits – hot tubs can leave a positive impact on a wide range of activities and experiences in your life. Let’s jump right in!

Stress relief – This one isn’t so hidden! Nothing on earth that’s more relaxing than being able to slide into a hot tub at the end of the day. From the swirling waters to the jets that work over your muscles, hot tubs can help take the edge off day to day life and leave you feeling more relaxed and focused.

Family – Look, owning a hot tub is supposed to be – above all else – FUN. In a time where everything we do seems like it’s designed to pull families apart and create distance, hot tubs can bring you together. Not only can you spend time as a family in your spa, but your kids – especially if they’re teenagers – will love it even more. That’s more conversation, better communication and the shared experience of a family relaxing together – all in a place where everyone wants to be.

Social – Hot tubs can do wonders for your social life. Whether it’s finding some special alone time with a significant other or using the hot tub as a central staple of a fun after-hours bbq, hot tubs generally serve as a place everyone wants to be.

Home design – Hot Tubs, in addition to being a place where you can relax – also have practical applications as well. They can serve as centerpieces of your outdoor living spaces and add a dynamic feel to your back yard.

Hydrotherapy – While doctors and health professionals have come up with endless ways to help treat aches, illness and other ailments – the one constant through the years has been hydrotherapy. Warm water has been known to help humans for years and can greatly enhance your overall quality of life. In addition, hot tubs and the world of science have joined forces to help provide experiences that are not only great relaxation spaces, but can also help you treat any one of a variety of natural ailments.

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Six important questions to ask before getting estimate on your pool.

There isn’t a feeling in the world better than jumping into a pool when the heat’s pushing 100 and the humidity’s high. Even better, having your own pool means that it’s private, clean and always there when you need it the most. However, while having a pool has immense benefits, it’s also a responsibility.

We’d be delighted to build you a pool, but before you make the big purchase, be sure to think about a few things first. Things like:

Is my yard capable of having a pool?
Depending on the size and design of your pool, you’ll need to know whether or not you have the area to handle it. And trust us, there’s more to the pool than just the hole in the ground where the water goes. There’s lining to be laid, decks to be installed and pumps to be run. Make sure your yard is big enough and can handle it all!

What’s my budget?
You can only build what you can afford, but it’s also important to not max yourself out. Always leave room for unexpected events, cost overruns and the like. All it takes is one gigantic boulder or rock to change the scope of a project. While these aren’t common issues, they do happen from time to time, so it’s always advisable to protect yourself if they do. If they don’t – there’s a myriad of things you can use that money towards in and around your pool once the big dig has been completed!

What will it take to maintain my pool?
Pools aren’t a TON of work, but just like you take your dog for a walk and mow your lawn, there is a degree of maintenance involved. Keeping your pool water clear and inviting means checking your pool’s PH, chlorine and acidity levels routinely. Just like your grass starts to look hairy the longer you let it grow, the murkier your water can become if you’re not keeping up on maintaining it.

What will I use my pool for?

This is a huge part of the process. Will you be using the pool for exercise? Then maybe a longer pool is what you’ll want. Looking to have a place to hang out in? Then maybe something a little smaller will do just fine. Do you want a diving board or slide? Then perhaps you’ll have to dig deeper. Again, think of all the ways you’ll use your pool and take that into consideration when brainstorming a design.

Safety first
Pools are an absolute blast but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Yes, you’ll have to comply with your local codes and just like any other project at your house, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got the appropriate permitting in place. Beyond that, you’ll want to make sure your pool is as safe as possible, too.

Above and In-ground pools all vary significantly in terms of the kinds of things you’ll need to keep them safe. Other factors like kids, pets and the like should also be considered. Lucky for you, though – there are a plethora of products you can purchase to take the edge off and ease any worries you might have. From alarms that go off when someone enters the pool to child-proof locks on gates, you’ll be able to make sure your pool is as safe as possible without much worry or expense. Just be sure you think it through.


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Swimming Pool Design Tips


So you have decided to build your own swimming pool and turn that boring back yard into an oasis. But the exact details of what your pool will look like can be a little daunting. There are, after all, so many choices.

Before you even talk to a swimming pool company, it may help to take a look at some photos. After scanning the Internet for awhile, I came across a great website for this very thing.

It’s called Houzz, and it contains a treasure trove of images, not only about swimming pools, but all parts of your home. Here you will find 55,384 Pool Design Photos.(www.houzz.com/photos/pool)

Look them over and decide on some basics before talking with the contractor. Here are some things to consider;

  • overall size
  • shape
  • depth
  • type of material
  • lighting
  • deck material
  • deck colors
  • landscaping

The Houzz site’s thousands of pictures should help you zero in on all these factors. Then, when you begin your pool design, you will have a better idea of what is out there and what your choices really are.

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