Swimming pool design is constantly evolving. Here are six hot pool design ideas to consider for 2016 and beyond.
Time to close the swimming pool? Find out how much it costs to winterize an inground pool – and why it might be worth the price.
You’ve got more time, more experience, and (hopefully) more money. Yes, retirement could be the perfect opportunity to finally build a swimming pool.
Bored with boards? Then consider a diving rock for your inground swimming pool. Here’s an overview of this fun and naturalistic pool feature.
For many swimmers, a lap pool in the backyard is just the thing. But what are typical lap pool dimensions, and how much do these pools cost?
A rundown of the best pool shade ideas. Includes info on shade trees, umbrellas, and other options for protecting your pool and patio from the sun.
Don’t have the space for a large pool? Here are some ideas on how to design and build the best small pools for small yards.
What good is having a private pool if it’s not, well, private? Here are some pool privacy ideas to consider, including privacy screens, fences, and more.
Some swimming pool trends turn out to be fads that fade away after a few summers. Others hold so much appeal that they become mainstays of backyard pool design. Only time will tell, but the Baja shelf appears to fit in the “mainstay” category. You might know it by another name: tanning ledge, tanning shelf, […]
Should I get a pool? It’s not a question to take lightly, nor one that’s necessarily easy to answer. In the final analysis, it boils down to whether the joys of having your own backyard pool are worth the costs and commitments. Of course, people differ in how they reckon the upsides and downsides of […]
When you think of green swimming pools, you probably think of algae problems and poor sanitation. But there’s at least one case where having a green pool is actually a good thing, and that’s when we’re talking about the environment. Whether a conventional swimming pool can be truly eco-friendly is a matter of debate. The […]
There are lots of reasons to get a swimming pool, but for many homeowners, it’s all about having a little slice of heaven in your backyard. After all, who wouldn’t love to be able to step outside their house and into their own private oasis? This, in a nutshell, is why many prospective pool owners […]