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Infinity Pools: Are they Right for You?

Infinity Pools: Are they Right for You?

Infinity pools, also known as negative edge pools, have taken the pool industry by storm. Their bewildering, attention-grabbing look, which resembles water extending into the horizon, is ideal for homes that are built on a hillside, overlooking a cliff, or near the ocean. How Does an Infinity Pool Work? When you look at the perimeter of an infinity pool, there are no visible edges or walls on one side. How is this effect created? It’s simple: The water from that side spills over a ledge and down into a catch basin, and that water is pumped back up into the pool. Reasons to Choose an Infinity Pool Obviously, appearance is a great reason to install an infinity pool, but that isn’t the only factor. Other reasons to choose a negative edge pool include the incredible customization options. With an infinity pool, the owner can select anything from a sleek concrete surround, to rounded ledges that are comfortable to sit on, to glass tiles and fiber optic lighting that cast a striking view at night. Negative edge pool designs are only limited by your imagination. Infinity Pool Locations Negative edge pools can be installed anywhere you choose, but they are best suited for homes with a great outdoor view. As stated, hillside, cliff and ocean views are ideal, but other locations, such as a rooftop pool overlooking a bright city, are also perfect for an infinity pool. A mountain home is also a great setting. By contrast, if your home overlooks a neighbor’s cluttered property, an infinity pool may not be the best choice for you. The good news is, we can show you other types of swimming pools that may work better for your location. At Tahitian Pools and Spas of California, our Temecula pool builders have installed negative edge pools at a variety of homes and businesses. If you have questions regarding infinity pool designs for your home, just ask! We will be glad to advise you.

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Pool Contractors’ License Numbers

Pool Contractors’ License Numbers

When you contact a swimming pool contractor, you will probably have numerous questions – not the least of which may be, “How can I tell how long this company has been in business?” The good news is, a swimming pool contractor’s license number tells his story. You can determine how long a contractor has been in business just by looking at the license number. Take the license number of our Temecula pool builder, for example: 485767. The “4” indicates our extensive length of time as a licensed pool contracting business (38 years, to be exact). How can you know that for sure? Compare it to some of the other contractors you have met with recently; chances are, many of them have handed you cards featuring license numbers that start with 8s and 9s. That’s because these youngsters have only been licensed for a handful of years, if that. What happened to those who received licenses at the same time as our company? Their time has come and gone. It’s a phenomenon we in the industry call the “four year fade.” In short, it means that pool building is not for everyone. Even those who have worked as diligent employees for pool building companies are in for a surprise when they attempt to strike out on their own. Often, their businesses fold in four years or less. That’s why few Inland Empire swimming pool contractors have been around as long as Tahitian Pools and Spa of California. Our Temecula pool builder is a family owned and operated business, as it was when we opened our doors in 1973. Now, we are on the verge of the second generation taking the helm, as Mark Brownlee Jr. has assumed the “face” of the company. After years of working in the field and building an interior design career, Mark is the ideal swimming pool consultant. He can oversee your swimming pool project from start to finish, and ensure you receive a satisfactory warranty that protects it for years to come.  All the while, you have that “4” at the beginning of our license to give you peace of mind. How many pool contractors can offer you all that? Not many. The pool business requires ownership that can handle the ups and the downs of the market, not to mention the ability to create top quality product. Our Temecula pool builder fits that bill; we’ve spent nearly four decades proving it.

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Choosing a Swimming Pool Shape

May 20, 2011 6:40 pm by Tahitian Pools Blog in Pool & Spa Design, Pool Construction

Choosing a Swimming Pool Shape

Freeform…geometric…negative edge? No, these aren’t embroidery techniques; these are types of swimming pool designs, and each one involves a specific shape. Don’t underestimate the importance of choosing a swimming pool shape; even if your pool is a purely functional feature, the shape still matters. In fact, the right shape can make a significant difference in your long-term satisfaction with your pool, as well as the resale value of your home. In other words, think of your swimming pool shape as an investment. When choosing a swimming pool shape, you’ll want to select a shape that works well with the lay of the land – that is, the size and contour. For example, if your lot is big, it’s a good idea to go big with the pool too. Conversely, a small lot doesn’t need a large pool, but rather one that complements the cozy layout of the yard. Also, note the landscaping. Do you have natural landscaping that would look best with a natural-looking pool? If so, consider a rock pool design in a round or ovular shape. If your home overlooks a cliff, then the sleekness of a negative edge (infinity pool) design can be ideal. Finally, consider the purpose that the pool will serve. In other words, what will it be used for? If you plan to use it for volleyball or you need it to accommodate several floating chairs, then a large, rectangular design will likely work well. Or, maybe the pool’s primary function will be to impress guests as the crown jewel of your landscaping. If so, then a smaller, more ovular design will probably be a better fit. These are just general guidelines, and our Temecula swimming pool builders can offer you further input when surveying your property. To inquire about choosing a swimming pool shape, contact Tahitian Pools and Spas at (951) 757-1545.

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Types of Swimming Pools: Which one is right for you?

Types of Swimming Pools: Which one is right for you?

Putting in a swimming pool may have been an easy decision; but when it comes time to choose from types of swimming pools, many homeowners are unsure as to what is best for them. There are several things to consider: budget, land size, and lifestyle are all factors that come into play. Fortunately, our Temecula swimming pool company can provide information on several types of pools to assist you in making the best choice. Fiberglass pools: This inexpensive option may seem right for those on a tight budget; but, their susceptibility to wear and tear makes them a potential liability in the long run. You want your swimming pool to add value to your home and be an asset for potential profits in the future; so unless you are comfortable budgeting for increased maintenance, fiberglass may not always be the best choice. Vinyl pools: With a vinyl pool, a vinyl liner is installed inside its walls to reinforce the steel that holds it together. The walls are pre-manufactured, and then set to stand on the ground – and as the final step, the liner goes in. There are some great vinyl pools out there, but owners must be careful to prevent puncture of the vinyl. Gunite pools: Gunite is the most durable pool construction material in the modern marketplace. When you buy a gunite pool, your pool surface is reinforced with a steel frame that’s coated in a mixture of cement and sand; that means long term use with minimal maintenance. At Tahitian Pools and Spa of California, we insist on locally sourced gunite from an area provider. That way, you can be sure the gunite in your pool is recently retrieved for the highest quality result. For additional questions on types of swimming pools, contact us today. We’re an established Temecula swimming pool builder that can provide you with accurate, reliable information.  

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