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3 Most Important Aspects In A Pool Design

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Tampa Bay, Brandon & Clearwater Pool Design Elements

Having a gorgeous pool that you can't help but look out at is important, but it's not the only aspect that pool lovers need to take into consideration when designing their swimming pool.  The first item that you need to consider is:

Pool Usage

First, how will you and your family likely use your pool? If you envision lots of water volleyball, basketball and Marco Polo games, a "play pool" with depths less than five feet may be best for you. For lap swimmers, a rectangular shape with long, straight stretches could be most useful. Families with small children may benefit from incorporating a wide tanning ledge for shallow play that also does double duty as a lounge place for mom to catch some sun! Plan to do a lot of entertaining around the pool? Consider a raised spa or raised accent walls that offer convenient extra seating areas for guests.

Low Maintenance

Some pool owners may love spending countless hours every weekend cleaning and maintaining their pool, but most of us would like to keep the maintenance to a minimum and spend the rest of that time enjoying being in and relaxing around the pool.  You can save yourself time by:

  • Installing a sanitizing system (what each offers may vary, so make sure you choose the right system for your lifestyle and pool)
  • Using an automatic pool cleaner
  • Making use of automatic control systems that control the pool temperature, filtration, and more

Alternatively, you can always hire Texas Pools & Patios to stop by on a regular schedule to maintain your pool for you.

Cost

When we dream, we dream big – sometimes bigger than our budget allows.  But all because one finish may cost more than you're able to afford, a good pool designer may be able to offer you alternatives that will give you the look that you want at a price you're able to afford.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg areas, who understands the importance and value of your own backyard escape. That’s why we build spectacular new inground swimming pools that are easy to maintain. We offer a wide variety of custom projects including residential or commercial swimming pool building, stunning custom features to customize your pool, outdoor enclosures for your backyard oasis, and custom spas. Our pools can be designed to fit any style or budget; we even offer swimming pool financing options.

Tampa Bay Pools Ranked as One of the Top 50 Pool Builders in the Country

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Named One of the Top 50 Pool Builders in the Country

Tampa Bay Pools takes pride in providing superior customer service when it comes to pool design and construction, and we’re proud to announce Pool & Spa News magazine ranked us 40th on its list of Top 50 Pool Builders in 2016, continuing our long reign making the annual list.

Why is Tampa Bay Pools a Top-Ranked Pool Builder?

With thousands of different pool builders throughout the country, Tampa Bay Pools earned its top ranking through its commitment to the Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater and St. Petersburg communities, as well as an excellent track record of providing superior pool construction and installation.

Tampa Bay Pools continues to be heavily involved in the pool and spa industry, including being the only Tampa-area member of the prestigious, invite-only Aquatech Society of Pool Builders and an active member of the Florida Swimming Pool Association.

Remaining an Industry Leader

Tampa Bay Pools remains dedicated to building quality pools and spas for our customers. As an industry leader, we remain dedicated to providing you with the highest level of customer satisfaction, building practices and service. When you choose to work with Tampa Bay Pools, you’re choosing company that continues to provide the greater Tampa area with award-winning pool and spa design and construction.

About Us

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg areas, who understands the importance and value of your own backyard escape. That’s why we build spectacular new inground swimming pools that are easy to maintain. We offer a wide variety of custom projects including residential or commercial swimming pool building, stunning custom features to customize your pool, outdoor enclosures for your backyard oasis, and custom spas. Our pools can be designed to fit any style or budget; we even offer swimming pool financing options.

Tampa Bay Pools Featured Pool for June

Geometric pool with Raised spa, outdoor fireplace, fire bowls

June Featured Tampa Bay & Brandon Pool of the Month

Tampa Bay Pools, your Tampa Bay & Clearwater pool builder, invites you to take a look at our June featured pool of the month. This luxurious family-friendly backyard has all of the elements of a fun filled afternoon or the ultimate pool party.

The custom swimming pool is a geometric pool (sometimes called a classic pool) with plenty of space for outdoor seating, creating the perfect outdoor retreat.   

This beautiful pool features:

  • Custom spa with jets to work out any stress or relax those aching muscles
  • Entry steps for easier access
  • Tanning ledge to relax and tan while staying cool
  • Fire bowls to create the perfect ambience
  • Outdoor living features
    • Outdoor fireplace
    • Covered patio
    • Outdoor kitchen

Contact Tampa Bay Pools to get started on your custom swimming pool. 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg areas, who understands the importance and value of your own backyard escape. That’s why we build spectacular new inground swimming pools that are easy to maintain. We offer a wide variety of custom projects including residential or commercial swimming pool building, stunning custom features to customize your pool, outdoor enclosures for your backyard oasis, and custom spas. Our pools can be designed to fit any style or budget; we even offer swimming pool financing options.

Outdoor Kitchens Make Outdoor Entertaining a Breeze

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Father’s day is just around the corner and we all know how dad’s love to grill.  Why not consider an outdoor kitchen for the favorite dad in your life?

For every social and family gathering, your outdoor kitchen is likely to be the center of the activities. It is in fact considered an extension of your home. Gone are the days of limiting your outdoor cooking with just grilling hamburgers and steaks. With innovation and creativity, your outdoor kitchen can now be equipped with full-kitchen functionality and maximize your outdoor living experience.

With that said, here are a few things to consider when choosing to build an outdoor kitchen:

Built-in Grill

Your outdoor kitchen won't be complete without a built-in grill. In fact, for those who don't plan to have a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, it is still valuable to have a grill in the backyard.

There are many type of grills available in the market today. Your options range from the type of fuels to be used such as gas, charcoal and pellet or based on standard materials, such as stainless steel, ceramic and cast iron. Whatever your preferences are, there is something that will surely fit your budget.

Spacious Sink

If you want a fully functional outdoor kitchen, you must have a sink in your backyard to help you prepare meals easier. It's best to choose a spacious sink to give more room for movement. Ideally, you need to choose one that is deep and durable for longer use.

Quality Cooking Tools

Equip your outdoor kitchen with a tool kit that includes a grill brush, strong pair of tongs, a thermometer and, of course, a pair of gloves to keep your hands safe. Since you will be grilling most of the time, it is best to have a kitchen tool kit that will help you prepare outdoor meals.

Plenty of Counter Space

Preparing food before and after cooking requires a good amount of counter space. Choose a material that's durable and resistant to fading, such as granite, stainless steel, concrete or ceramic tile.

Built-in Refrigerator

Of course, you need storage for your beverages, meats and other food items. You don't have to buy a big one, a small fridge will do.

By having these features in your outdoor kitchen, you are sure to cook a fabulous meal, all while entertaining your family and friends outdoors.

Contact the outdoor kitchen experts at Tampa Bay Pools to get started on the outdoor kitchen of your dreams. 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg areas, who understands the importance and value of your own backyard escape. That’s why we build spectacular new inground swimming pools that are easy to maintain. We offer a wide variety of custom projects including residential or commercial swimming pool building, stunning custom features to customize your pool, outdoor enclosures for your backyard oasis, and custom spas. Our pools can be designed to fit any style or budget; we even offer swimming pool financing options.

The Importance of Swim Lessons

For beginning swimmers and those who cannot swim, especially children, taking proper swim lessons will really help to ensure their safety this summer.

With summertime right around the corner, it is time to dig out that swimsuit from the back of your closet. Relaxing by the pool is a great way to keep cool and have fun for the entire family in this coming summer heat. To make the most out of your summer, it is also important to keep in mind and follow guidelines for pool safety. For beginning swimmers and those who cannot swim, especially children, taking proper swim lessons will really help to ensure their safety this summer. Here are a few reasons why taking swim lessons is so important.

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Memorial Day Pool Party Ideas

Here are a few of Tampa Bay Pool’s absolute favorite Memorial Day pool party ideas to help transform your next holiday bash from bland to unforgettable.

Memorial Day is only a few short weeks away, and that can mean only one thing: backyard cookouts and pool parties. The only problem is that all of these parties seem to be the same, which is not the way you roll. You want your Memorial Day pool party to stand out and be talked about for years to come. Lucky for you, there are some easy ways to tweak the traditional Memorial Day bash to make it fun, fresh and memorable. Here are a few of Tampa Bay Pool’s absolute favorite Memorial Day pool party ideas to help transform your next holiday bash from bland to unforgettable.

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The Biggest Safety Mistakes Pool Owners Make

Avoid these common mistakes made by pool owners to improve the safety of your Tampa Bay swimming pool, thanks to Tampa Bay Pools, Inc.

People of all ages love taking advantage of a swimming pool on a hot Florida summer day. Ensuring the safety of all swimmers is the most important part of being a responsible pool owner—more so than maintaining a pool to keep up the resale value on your house, though that’s important as well. Even the most responsible pool owners and parents make some mistakes in regards to pool safety, and that’s okay. By educating yourself on the most common backyard pool safety mistakes, however, you can learn how to be a better pool owner. Here are some of the most common mistakes to avoid in order to improve the safety of your Tampa Bay swimming pool.

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Kids’ Pool Safety Educational Resources

Tampa Bay Pools, Inc. offers a list of the best pool safety educational resources to teach your kids the pool rules before summer arrives.

As a Tampa Bay homeowner, your family is likely already enjoying the backyard pool on weekends and evenings. Your children may already be counting down the days to summer break, when getting out of the pool during the day will be even harder than getting them up for school in the morning! However, you need to ask yourself: are they using the pool as safely as possible?

 

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Is Your Pool Pet Safe?

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Having your own backyard pool can make cooling down in the summertime really convenient and comfortable. Though it is a fun and relaxing environment, keeping up with your pool requires a lot of responsibility and care. Maintenance and safety are two of the most important aspects to consider when deciding to get a pool, as well as when you already own one. Don’t put pool safety on the back burner, especially for your pets. If you’re trying to make your pool pet safe and pet friendly for the summer, here are some ways your furry family can enjoy the water.

 

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Simple Outdoor Exercises to Help You Burn Fat in Your Backyard

This list of simple outdoor exercises will help you build strength and burn fat without having to break the bank on a costly gym membership.

With summer right around the corner, it’s probably about that time to start getting your body out of hibernation mode and ready for the swimsuit season, though that doesn’t mean you have to fork over big bucks on a gym membership. The following list of outdoor exercises from Tampa Bay Pools is designed to kick-start your workout routine without ever having to leave your backyard. Anyone can do the following outdoor exercises, so don’t let fear and money get in the way of building a better you.

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