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Enjoying Your Outdoor Living Area in the Fall

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Thinking of ways to get the most of your backyard this fall?  Whether you are considering revamping your existing outdoor living area or are planning to build it from scratch, these tips below will help you create the perfect fall-friendly outdoor living space.

Invest in your Furniture

Your outdoor furniture is going to take a beating.  Sun, snow, rain and wind can quickly make inferior quality outdoor furniture look weathered and worn.

When exploring your outdoor furniture options, look for basic sets which are made from heavy and durable materials.  You can dress up this furniture with less expensive elements to make it look more engaging, such cozy blankets and soft, supple pillows.

Create a Cover

Covering your outdoor seating area will not only provide you with much needed shade in the summer months; it will also help you keep in the heat when the temperatures start to drop.  A cover such as a pergola or a large and sturdy umbrella will go a long way in keeping you comfortable while outdoors this fall.

Heat Up the Night

Apart from having comfortable outdoor furniture, nothing will tempt you to embrace the cooler evenings and encourage you to venture outdoors than a fire feature.  Fire pits are one of the most popular fire features as they are versatile and can be custom built to suit the atmosphere of your outdoor living area.  Other popular fire features include:

  • Fireplaces
  • Fire bowls
  • Fire lanterns
  • Fire cauldrons

Consider a Kitchen

If you are planning on doing a lot of outdoor entertaining this fall, consider going beyond the barbeque and having an outdoor kitchen built.  This not only encourages guests to stay outside and enjoy your beautiful backyard, but it expands your living space.

 

About Tampa Bay Pools

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.

Pool Design Ideas for the Late Summer and Fall

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Pool owners often forgo renovating and remodeling their poolscape during summer for one simple reason - they want to be able to use their pool.  This is why many pool owners choose to redesign their pool in late summer and fall.

If you're hoping to change up your backyard oasis but aren't sure what to do, here are some ideas to get you started.

Add a Water Feature

The late summer and fall months is when you will be able to find pool equipment and accessories at near rock bottom pricing.  This makes it the perfect time to incorporate a water feature such as arching jets, bubblers, waterfalls and scuppers you have always dreamed of to your pool.

Another benefit to adding these at this time of year? Business will be slowing for many pool renovation and remodeling companies.  This means that they will be keeping their prices lower in order to remain competitive with other pool design companies.

Get the Spa You Always Wanted

It may be a bit too chilly to take a dip in the pool, but it is never too chilly to enjoy a relaxing soak in a spa.  If you have been dreaming of adding a spa to your poolscape, late summer and fall is the perfect time to do it. Spas are able to be enjoyed year round, and are especially enjoyable soaking in the warm water with the crisp air all around.

Create a Recessed Lounge

One of the hottest trends is having a recessed lounge area right in your pool.  This unique and ultra chic pool feature allows everyone to be in the pool together – even those who don't want to get wet.

For those who are looking for in-pool seating that does not take up nearly as much space, consider sunken loungers on a baja shelf or installing pool bar stools near the outdoor kitchen or barbeque area.

About Tampa Bay Pools

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.

August Feature Pool – Clearwater, Florida

August Feature Pool

Your Backyard Island Oasis

Tampa Bay Pools, your Clearwater and Tampa Bay pool builder, invites you to take a look at their August feature pool of the month. This spacious screened-in pool creates the perfect space for family get togethers or socializing with friends.

This custom swimming pool is a freeform naturalistic design with attached spa, center island with firepit and plenty of space for outdoor seating. Additional features include:

  • Spa spillway
  • Wooden foot bridge
  • Raised wall planter

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

About Tampa Bay Pools

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.

Ideas for Throwing a Back to School Pool Party

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Tampa Bay Pool Party Experts

Since there has been a summer break there have been celebrations across our nation rejoicing in the fact that the school year is over once again. But there is a new trend on the rise - celebrating when school begins!

There's a lot to celebrate about going back to school: it's a fresh start, it's a chance for students to embrace the joys and tribulations that come with learning, and parents get what may be a much needed break. This year, why not throw the kids (and yourself) a back to school bash to celebrate the upcoming school year?

Plan a Spectacular Pool Party

If you're planning a pool party for younger kids, choose decor and pool accessories that are bright and colorful. Beach balls, pool noodles, and fun food-inspired floaties are all the rage.

For older kids and teens, consider creating a chic pool party.  Create an aura of sophistication by choosing decor such as Chinese paper lanterns and white LED lights.

Regardless of the age of the attendees, make sure that safety is a priority.  A responsible adult must be supervising younger children in the pool at all times, and you should have appropriate safety equipment on-hand.

Have a Fall Harvest Celebration

Fall is right around the corner, so why not throw a harvest-related party? You can set up bobbing for apples in the pool, create a hay bale maze or obstacle course, and have a potluck feast on the patio by the firepit. Winners of any races and games you have planned can win school-related prizes such as pencils, markers, a backpack, and more.

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.

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

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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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