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The Joys of Owning a Pool in the Fall

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Take a peek outside your window and you'll certainly see that fall is finally here. The leaves are turning from green to rich red and golden hues, the winds have kicked it up a notch, and the air is crisp and refreshing.

While you may not think about swimming in your pool during these cooler autumn months, your pool can still bring a load of fun and enjoyment this season. Here are some of the reasons why we love owning a pool in fall:

 

A Reason to Get out and Play

With the temperatures taking a dip, it's not uncommon for a lot of us to spend more time indoors than out. If you have a pool in the backyard, however, you have an excellent excuse to venture outside to swim, play or go for a float on a warm autumn afternoon.

Having a pool heater is a great way to extend your swim season and get some much-needed exercise during the fall and winter. Look into your heating options like electric, gas and solar heat if you'd like to use your pool all year 'round.

 

An Excuse to Fire up the Grill

Is there any greater joy than enjoying food that has been cooked to perfection as you sit in the warmth of fall's golden sunset?

You probably don't need an excuse to strike up the barbecue, but if you needed a reason, fall is the ideal time to cook outside. You won't be sweltering under a hot summer sun as you cook, and you'll be able to take in the relaxing sounds of nature since your neighbors have likely packed up and moved indoors for the season.

 

A Natural Focal Point

Our eyes are naturally drawn to bodies of water, including your swimming pool. If you have water features, fire features, and other gorgeous landscaping surrounding your poolscape, then it will continue to serve as a focal point in your backyard regardless of the season.

Owning a pool in fall also means that you can dress up, or dress down, your pool for the upcoming holidays. Hay bales, scarecrows and pumpkins (both inside and outside of the pool) all make for fantastic outdoor fall decor surrounding your poolscape.

 

Interested in Owning a Pool in Fall? Now's the Best Time to Get One!

Building and owning a pool in fall means being able to take advantage of a number of incredible benefits, like:

  • Access to the best pool builders (pool builders are less busy during the fall)
  • Reduced rates and better discounts
  • Several months to plan and properly landscape your property

Interested in building a new pool? Give Tampa Bay Pools a call at (813) 684-3639! Our award-winning Tampa Bay and Clearwater pool builders will gladly provide you with a free quote for your dream poolscape today.

 

About Tampa Bay Pools

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, Riverview, Lithia, Valrico, Odessa, Lutz, Plant City, Davenport, Seffner, 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.

Why You Should Be Swimming

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Besides being just plain fun, it’s well known that swimming is a great way to stay in shape. It’s suitable for all ages and abilities and is a total body workout. Swimming improves both strength and flexibility with little to no impact on joints. Because of the many health benefits of swimming, it should be a part of everyone’s fitness routine.

 

Swimming is Good for the Heart

All exercise is good for the heart, but swimming provides high intensity with low impact. That means all the benefits of jogging without the pounding on knees and ankles. Swimming can lower blood pressure, help with cholesterol, and increase your metabolism – all things that are great for heart health!

 

Swimming Reduces Stress

Swimming helps you relax in many ways. First of all, simply being in the water can help daily stresses float away. Swimming also helps muscles to relax and can ease tension in the body. Stiff necks and tight shoulders will loosen up from just a short time in the water. On top of that, many people find the rhythmic movement of swimming to be a meditative experience. 

 

Swimming is Good for the Lungs

Swimming is a terrific aerobic exercise. It increases lung capacity while training your body to use oxygen more efficiently. Breathe easier by making swimming part of your fitness routine.  

 

Swimming is Good for Pain Relief

Buoyancy in the water means less pressure on bones and joints and swimming improves flexibility and strengthens the muscles that support them. Being in the water also reduces pressure on the spine and can help with lower back pain. For low-impact fitness with a high impact on pain relief, swimming is a great choice.

 

Fall is the Best Time to Build a Pool

It makes sense that people stop thinking about swimming pools as soon as summer over. So it also makes sense that fall is the best time to build a pool. Pool builders aren’t as busy and pool construction can be done on your schedule. Less demand could also mean some savings. Plus, your new pool will get done faster.

Don’t be like everyone else and wait for spring. Schedule your FREE on-site consultation today to beat the crowd and enjoy looking forward to an amazing spring.

 

About Tampa Bay Pools

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, Riverview, Lithia, Valrico, Odessa, Lutz, Plant City, Davenport, Seffner, 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.

Everything You Heard About Owning a Pool is Wrong

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Everyone loves to jump in the pool and cool off during hot summer days, but many people shy away from actually owning their own Tampa Bay swimming pool. Often, this is due to several misconceptions about owning a pool which simply are not true and should not scare you away from building your dream backyard.

When these popular myths about pool ownership are debunked by the professionals at Tampa Bay Pools, you can look forward to swimming and relaxing through many summers to come.

 

The Swimming Pool Construction Process is Long

You might have heard horror stories about pools taking forever to be built, but these exceptions are very far from the rule. The truth is that the swimming pool construction process usually takes less than a few months, all the way from design to completion. When you think about all that goes into building a swimming pool and making sure it’s all done right, that’s really not long at all. Especially when you end up with a beautiful backyard that will bring your family years of fun and relaxation.   

 

Swimming Pool Maintenance is a Hassle

Yes, pools do require a minimum level of maintenance in order to keep things clean and running properly, but it certainly is not as time-consuming as some would lead you to believe. In fact, there’s hardly any more maintenance needed for a swimming pool than a well-cared-for front lawn. Dedicating just a few minutes of your day to care for your pool will keep it sparkling clean and efficient all year round. Plus, new swimming pool equipment is making owning a pool even easier. With automated operating systems, you can do almost everything from your smart device, whether it’s a phone or a tablet!

 

Swimming Pools Are Too Expensive

One of the biggest misconceptions people have about owning a pool is that they can’t afford one. While inground pools are not cheap, there are many payment options you can choose from in order to afford the pool of your dreams. Reputable pool builders will also work with you to make sure you stay within your budget. Plus, with the value you get in return, swimming pools are relatively inexpensive compared to other big-ticket purchases. Another perk is that swimming pools can add to the value of your home. So when it is time for you to move, you can list your home for a higher asking price, giving you a solid return on investment.

 

Swimming Pools Mean High Utility Bills

When you start with an efficient swimming pool and maintain it properly, your utility bills should not increase significantly. And like everything else, swimming pool equipment is becoming more and more energy-efficient, meaning you’ll see even less of an increase in operating costs than people who own pools that were previously built.

 

There’s Too Much Repair Work Involved

When your swimming pool is well-constructed using high-quality materials, repair work will be few and far between. And when you choose a pool builder that’s been around for a long time and stands by their work, like Tampa Bay Pools, if any repairs are ever needed it will be no hassle to you whatsoever.

Owning a pool is easy and affordable. A high-quality builder will help you stay within your budget while giving you the most for your money. They will also be there every step of the way for any questions you have and to assist wherever needed. At Tampa Bay Pools, we put our customers first and will always be dedicated to your complete satisfaction throughout your entire pool ownership experience.

 

About Tampa Bay Pools

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, Riverview, Lithia, Valrico, Odessa, Lutz, Plant City, Davenport, Seffner, 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.

Choosing the Right Greater Tampa Pool Builder

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Your Tampa pool builder should be more than a person who is going to build your poolscape. Choosing the right Tampa pool builder means partnering with a builder who will make sure that you are able to make the most out of your poolscape, ensure that it is completed on time and on budget, and meets and exceeds your expectations so that you will continue to be thrilled with your outdoor living space for many years to come.

If you are going through the pool builder selection process, here are the top five critical questions you need to ask prior to choosing your pool builder and why Tampa Bay Pools is your choice area pool designer and builder.

 

How Long Have They Been in Business?

Knowing how long a pool builder has been in business allows you to get a little glimpse into their reliable reputation and longevity in the community.

Tampa Bay Pools has been building swimming pools and outdoor living areas since 2001 in the Greater Tampa area, including Brandon, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Riverview, Lithia, Valrico, Odessa, Lutz, Plant City, Davenport and Seffner. With more than 15 years of experience in professional pool building, design and servicing, it has allowed Tampa Bay Pools to become Tampa's top pool construction company and a well-known name in the industry.

The length of time a Tampa pool builder has been in business not only speaks to the company's knowledge and experience. It speaks to our dedication to building fantastic pools in the community and the level of trust other pool owners have in the quality of our craftsmanship and services.

 

Do They Have a Showroom in the Tampa Area?

Visiting the showroom of a pool construction company is a critical part of choosing the right Tampa pool builder. By touring the showroom, you can gather loads of important information, including:

  • A first-hand look at the materials used to build poolscapes and outdoor living areas
  • Samples and portfolios of previous pool and spa projects
  • A sense of the staff's level of expertise and knowledge

At Tampa Bay Pools, we have more than 200 pavers, tiles, water features, and other outdoor living options on display in our Brandon showroom. You can see and feel the materials so that you can choose the right materials for your poolscape.

Every swimming pool we build is accompanied with a Lifetime Warranty on the shell. Our filters, pumps, lights, valves and PDAs are also backed by a three-year warranty.

 

What Awards and Affiliations Do They Have?

Being recognized by the community and the industry speaks to the dedication and passion a Tampa pool builder has for the craft and the satisfaction of their customers. Tampa Bay Pools has received multiple awards over the years for our hard work and designs, and we are affiliated with many notable organizations in the pool and spa industry:

  • Nine continuous years of being listed as Tampa’s “Top 50” pool builder
  • An approved Jandy "Pro-Edge" dealer
  • An “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau in Western Florida
  • The sole Tampa area member invited and welcomed into the Aquatech Society of Pool Builders

 

Do They Offer Swimming Pool Financing?

Building a pool will likely be one of the biggest investments you will make in your life.  That is why Tampa Bay Pools works with only the most reliable lenders to secure fair financing for our clients.  We also offer pre-approved financing so that you can get a head-start on transforming your outdoor living dreams into a reality!

 

What Do Your Neighbors Say About Them?

Word-of-mouth recommendations from friends, family and neighbors are important when choosing a Tampa pool builder.

Tampa Bay Pools is proud to have worked with homeowners all over the Greater Tampa area since the beginning of this century. We take great pride in providing superior customer service as well as a superior product to those in our community.

Start building your dream backyard now with Tampa Bay Pool's Staycation Builder, and stop by our showroom to speak with an expert Tampa pool builder about how you can transform your outdoor living space today.

About Tampa Bay Pools

Tampa Bay Pools is a custom pool builder serving Tampa Bay, Brandon, Clearwater, Riverview, Brandon, Lithia, Valrico, Odessa, Lutz, Plant City, Davenport, Seffner, 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 Health Benefits of a Custom Spa

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We are always looking for ways to improve our health. Diet and exercise are the first two that might spring to mind, but what about other ways to improve your overall health? Don’t overlook the custom spa or spa, which offers important health benefits.

Stress Relief

When you work hard, whether at home or on the job, it causes stress. Stress can manifest in many ways physically. Spending some time in a custom spa can help you to reduce the negative effects that stress has on your body.

Warm water causes your blood vessels to dilate, which increases blood flow and lowers your blood pressure. This, in turn, increases the amount of blood that gets to your muscles and brain relaxing you and helping you to reduce stress.

Reduces Pain

Do you suffer from issues like back pain or arthritis? Several medical studies have shown that these types of issues can be helped by spending some time in the custom spa. Sufferers of chronic lower back issues and arthritis have reported that time spent in the warm water help to reduce pain and relieve the symptoms of these issues.

Exercise

Wouldn’t you love to exercise by simply relaxing in a custom spa?  Soaking in a custom spa or spa gets your blood flowing which is similar to the effects of cardiovascular exercise.  The warm water and jets increase your heart rate while at the same time lowering blood pressure.  Although you don’t burn the calories associated with cardiovascular exercise, regular use of a custom spa or spa can give you the some of the health benefits of exercise without causing stress on your heart.

Massage Therapy

One of the most beneficial parts of a custom spa are the water jets. These jets create pressure on you in the same way you would experience if you were getting a massage. Most custom spas can be configured to change the pressure and amount of water that comes through the jets and this can help you to hit certain spots on your body in need of a massage.

Massages help to loosen up cramped or tightened muscles. This allows you more range of motion. It also alleviates pain that can be caused by sore or overworked muscles. A good custom spa will let you configure the jet to hit just the right spot that needs it.

 

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.

Get the Heart Healthy Benefits of a Spa or Hot Tub This Valentine’s Day

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Owning a custom inground spa may seem like a luxury without any real benefit, but the majority of custom pool and spa owners will agree that having their own spa has provided numerous advantages. If you're on the fence about installing a custom pool and spa for you and your family, let us explain some of these health benefits and why so many people to turn to us at Tampa Bay Pools when they begin considering building a new pool & spa.

Advanced Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is nothing new. This practice have been enjoyed by many cultures throughout history. Traditionally, hydrotherapy was available through natural hot springs. But natural hot springs are not readily available to most, so travel to these locations was often required. But today an inground spa can provide these same benefits of hydrotherapy accessible within your own backyard! The warm water and jets make hydrotherapy even more effective for relaxation and treatment of wide range of ailments. So, what are the health benefits that you can get from an inground spa?

Stress Reliever

The relaxation provided by an inground spa is the most widely known benefit. Who doesn’t enjoy a warm soak to relieve the stress of modern living and escape the demands of day to day activities?  A quick dip in an inground spa can provide some much needed, therapeutic relaxation. Blood vessels dilate in response to the heat, which leads to the decrease of blood pressure. Tense and tight muscles relax, aiding muscle recovery after exercise or injury and relief from soreness, stiffness and swelling. Moreover, while your body focuses on the heat - the Central Nervous System's sensitivity is reduced and endorphins are released, causing temporary pain relief.

Medical Benefits

Heat, Buoyancy and Massage are the main elements in hydrotherapy. Each of these elements contributes to the relief and treatment of a range of health issues.

  • Arthritis

Based on the article, Arthritis - Spas & Warm Water Exercise published by the Arthritis Foundation, "People whose arthritis symptoms respond well to heat have discovered the many benefits of heat therapy." The article also explains why warm water is so great for relaxing and increasing movement. "Warm water stimulates blood flow to stiff muscles and frozen joints, making a warm tub or pool an ideal place to do some gentle stretching. To ease low back pain, trap a tennis ball between the small of your back and the bottom or back of the tub, then lean into it and roll it against knotted muscles."

  • Diabetes

In 1999, there was a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine (08-16-1999) which indicated a decrease in the blood sugar levels of patients who regularly soak themselves in a hot tub 30 minutes a day, 6 days per week.

  • Back Pain    

Participants in a 1994 study who utilized inground spas, experienced increased back flexibility, reduced pain duration, and lessened use of analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs than the study group that did not utilize the inground spas. According to the British Journal of Rheumatology, 1994 - "This controlled clinical trial shows a positive short term and a more moderate long-term overall effectiveness of spa therapy in chronic lower back pain." Of course, for anyone suffering from back pain that has used a hot tub, this doesn't come as a surprise. Hydrotherapy has been a well-established method for easing lower back pain naturally for many years.

Improved Sleep

In addition to all these physiological benefits of inground spa use, insomniacs can also expect relief. According to The National Sleep Foundation, if you spend some time in an inground spa just a few minutes before going to bed, this can lead to a more peaceful and deeper sleep. The drop in body temperature can help ease the body into a relaxing and sound sleep.

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

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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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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