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Swimming Pools

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  by Kimberly Blackford

Private swimming pools have steadily grown in popularity summer after summer.

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Long gone are the basic above ground pool. Today’s swimming pools are intricately planned to fit into outdoor living spaces, overflowing with luxury and the trendiest amenities. In order to incorporate the ideal swimming pool for your dream home, it is important to be familiar with what is available:

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  • With infinity pools, water flows over one or more pool sides into a catch basin and is then re-circulated back into the pool. The edges of the pool seemingly disappear, providing a dramatic compliment to scenic views.

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  • Naturalistic pools are accented by rock formations, waterfalls, and often surrounded by blossoming plantlife. These pools are often laid out in non-traditional shapes, mimicking the look of a natural pond and adding authenticity to the natural appearance.

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  • Beach entry pools are perfect for families with children or those with accessibility issues. The gradual decline into the water allows for entry without need for stairs. These shallow areas are also great for lounging while enjoying the cool water without having to get all the way into the middle.

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  • Pool finishes have also extended beyond the basic white plaster. Glass tile is the most popular material, providing a durable and stunning finish. Recycled glass is being used more often than ever adding an additional touch of green living to your dream home. Exposed aggregate is not far behind glass in popularity, adding a natural touch with a combination of concrete, pebbles, and small stones.

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If choosing to install a pool it will be necessary to check local codes and regulations, plan for maintenance and upkeep, and consider appropriate lighting and fencing with a lockable entrance. All of these measures ensure pool safety and proper use, adding to the richness of your outdoor living areas. Remember that swimming pools, though simple in theory, are actually quite large commitments. Take the time to research them thoroughly, seeking advice from current owners as to what materials have functioned best in your region or area. Local professionals will also be able to offer good feedback and advice, helping you towards the perfect pool to complement your dream home.

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