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If you’re here, it’s probably because you’re like us and you’ve dreamed of having a pool for a long time. There’s a reason a swimming pool is an iconic symbol for relaxation, quality time, and status. It’s the ultimate place to bring loved ones and when it comes to throwing a party, there’s no setting that can compete.

Swimming pools come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In fact, you can make a swimming pool nearly any size you want. If you want a pool for recreation like swimming laps or diving, a swimming pool can provide ample length and depth. Swimming pools provide relaxation and many types of aquatic exercise, not to mention creating the backdrop for making memories with family and friends for years to come.

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The options for customizing swimming pools abound. From waterfalls cascading over towering rock formations to colorful lights and majestic fountains, customization is only limited by your imagination. Of course, additional features add to the price of a swimming pool, but having a gorgeous backyard oasis is worth every penny.

A gunite swimming pool is highly durable and it can be created in just about any shape. Gunite pools use a rebar framework that is sprayed over with a concrete and sand mixture. Gunite is exceedingly durable, so swimming pools made of this substance are built to last. The versatility of gunite swimming pools means more than the ability to create an unlimited array of shapes.

Pool owners with gunite pools can also choose from a variety of finishes to coordinate with the rest of their outdoor living area. Plaster finishes come in an array of shades to coordinate with the pool decking you choose. Other finishes can be created from pebbles or glass for a truly unique, high-end look in your swimming pool. Homeowners can also opt for a variety of features to be attached to gunite pools including waterfalls and custom steps. The flexibility of the material means you can customize a swimming pool to your specific taste and budget.

From multicolored glass mosaics to rugged stone-look ceramics to low-key basics, the right tile can take your pool design to the next level. It’s long-lasting, easy to clean, and lends an unmatched elegance.

Adding stones, pebbles, and beads to your plaster can add an exciting and gorgeous texture to your pool. An aggregate finish can also be more durable than standard plaster.

Pool coping is a protective lip on the edge of your pool over the pool wall. It protects your pool from the elements and adds accessibility to your pool. Ranging from concrete, to brick, to natural stone and pavers, coping is a defining element of your pool’s appearance.

Pool Lighting
Swimming pool lighting is a surefire way to add pizzazz to your pool. In addition to making your pool safer, many of today’s pool lights offer fun features like multiple color options and built-in light shows. Many are programmable and compatible with smart home features, too.

Stairs & Ladders
Ladders and stairs are mainly about functionality, but they have a visual impact as well. Adding a trim tile and lights to pool steps can improve the safety of your pool and create a distinctive accent.


Tanning Ledge
A tanning ledge (otherwise known as a sun shelf) is a raised area in your pool designed for leisurely activities like tanning, relaxing, and socializing. It combines the sensation of the water with the comfort of poolside tanning because it’s only about 6” of water deep. It’s also a great place for kids and pets to enjoy the pool!

Infinity Edge
An infinity edge is the special pool wall in an infinity pool that creates the illusion of a vanishing edge. Instead of the usual coping at the top of the pool wall, there’s a dip where water flows over. This creates a borderless appearance that has become synonymous with luxury pools. In the water, it looks as if the pool blends seamlessly into the horizon.

Safety is one of the most important aspects of a pool. In addition to the local safety guidelines that often require these add-ons, there’s a peace of mind that comes with safe pool ownership. And that’s the way a pool should make you feel!

Pool fences are barriers typically used for the safety of pets and children. It can also help keep small critters out.

Swimming pool covers are an essential item for a pool owner since they add safety and protect your pool from weathering and organic growth. There are a number of different types of pool covers with different uses. They can be solid, mesh, or tarp-like, and they range in the amount of debris they keep out. Solar pool covers are an alternate blanket-like design that is instead used to trap heat from the sun, manage water temperature, and conserve pool chemicals.

A pool alarm alerts pool owners when there is an unexpected breach or entry into the swimming pool water. There are surface and subsurface versions. The surface level alarms have a sensor that detects waves in the pool. The underwater versions are triggered by a change in water pressure. They are an affordable way to add an additional safety element to your pool when the cover isn’t being used.

Design accessories establish an identity, safety features are necessary, and these next accessories determine how convenient and pleasant pool ownership can be. They are the essential “organs” that keep your pool functioning throughout the year. Upgrading your pump, adding a heater, or using technology can change the way it feels to own a pool by improving quality of life and making it easier to maintain your pool.

Pumps are the “heart” of your pool. They are an essential item that keeps the water moving, but not all pumps are made equal. Upgrading to a variable speed pool pump can save energy, money, and reduce noise.

Pool filters are closely connected to the pool pump and remove the small and microscopic debris that enters the pool. The three main types of filters: sand, cartridge, and diatomaceous earth require different maintenance, so you should find one that matches your needs.

Heating & Cooling
Pool heaters and chillers adjust the temperature of your water so it’s nice and warm during winter or cool and refreshing during the hot months. In cold climates, a heater can extend your pool season by keeping the water swimmable, which may help you get even more value out of your pool.

Sanitization (Automatic and Salt Water Chlorinators)
Chlorinators of all types reduce manual labor by automatically dispensing the correct amount of chlorine into your pool. Salt water generators transform ordinary non-iodized table salt into chlorine. Since maintenance is a huge part of pool ownership, this can be a great helper.

Automated Systems
Have you ever heard of a smart home? Automated systems link together your individual pool and spa functions, lighting, and water features at the touch of a button. You can even automate daily pool equipment functions, such as filtration, sanitation, and cleaning.

Robotic Cleaners
Robotic Cleaners aren’t an accessory that is directly tied to your pool, but they might as well be. Since pool maintenance such as scrubbing and vacuuming must be performed, new pool owners may want to consider a robot. They’ll dislodge organic matter and debris and do the work for you. Simply drop them in and take them out when their cycle is finished.


A pool is more than just a place to swim, it’s the centerpiece of your outdoor space. The attractive design of a pool ties together other desirable backyard features like patios and kitchens. At the same time, these amenities can transform your swimming area into a full-on backyard paradise by providing range to your outdoor activities.

If you can eat, sleep, and have fun in your backyard, you’ll start to understand why we love the term “stay-cation”. Broaden the scope of what your backyard can be with this robust selection of available accessories:

Built-in spas and hot tubs are a classic pair with a swimming pool. In addition to the unique, relaxing comfort it provides, there are also health benefits to a hot tub such as pain relief, stress relief, and improved circulation.

Fire Features
Fire features such as firepits, fireplaces, fire walls, and fire bowls add warmth to your backyard literally and visually. The lively flames and dramatic lighting add an exotic flair to backyards and pools alike. Some models intended for pools incorporate moving water for an elemental double feature.

Water Features
Water Features, like fire features, add excitement and beauty to your pool. Scuppers, waterfalls, sheer descents, bubblers, grottos, and jets add motion to your backyard, turning it into a real-life oasis.

Outdoor Kitchens
If you’re the kind of person who enjoys entertaining around your pool, you’ll love an outdoor kitchen. It’s more than just a grill and furniture. It’s a specially designed place that can have additional features like refrigerators, bars, ice makers, side burners, patio heaters, and more. A quality outdoor kitchen lends an unparalleled appeal to your backyard and ensures that you don’t have to make compromises when you bring the party outdoors.

Gazebos & Pergolas
Gazebos and Pergolas are eye-catching shade structures that create distinct seating areas. They frame outdoor kitchens, bars, and furniture while still allowing for a breezy, open layout. They create a relaxing destination away from the walls of the house.

Decking is one of the most important aspects of the backyard space you will create. It unifies your backyard and plays a huge part in the overall aesthetic. Options for decking are natural stone, pavers, inlays, slate, deck coatings, stamped concrete, wood, tile, and more. Consider factors like heat resistance, slip factor, maintenance, and, of course appearance when choosing a decking type.

Landscape Lighting
Landscape lighting along steps, paths, seat areas, trees, plants, and sculptures amplify your already existing backyard and just make everything look better. Proper lighting is one of the most underrated features of a backyard because of the cozy warmth it can bring. In addition to pleasing the eye, landscape lighting makes your yard safer and more secure.