Planting Around Your Swimming Pool: Types of Trees to Steer Clear Of

If you're considering have a swimming pool installed in your backyard, then you may already be thinking about how you can spruce up the landscape around it. After all, poolscaping can increase privacy, enhance beauty and offer shade. It also helps to blend the pool with the surrounding environment so it looks as if it belongs there naturally. However, when considering the landscape around the pool, you need to make sure that the pool's water will remain clean, that the pool will be easy to maintain and that swimmers will be safe. [Read More]

How To Maintain Teak Patio Furniture

Wood patio furniture, bought from a store like Eastgate Pools, has a homey, earthy quality that you can't get with vinyl or even metal pieces. If you are trying to create a rustic feel for your deck, then teak is a good way to go. Not every type of wood you would use on a deck will have natural sealants, but teak does. Even though it is naturally rot resistant, teak is far from impervious to the elements, so you will need to decide how to preserve your teak. [Read More]

Three Questions To Ask Your Custom Pool Contractor

When you're in the early stages of thinking about having a custom pool put into your yard, it can be a challenge to draw your mind away from pleasant thoughts of floating around on an inflatable chair sipping a summery drink. Before you reach this point, however, you'll need to find the right contractor for the job. It's beneficial to talk to some friends and neighbors who have had custom pools built to put together a list of contractors who are well-suited for the job. [Read More]

Does Your New Home Have A Damaged And Outdated Pool? A Couple Of Easy Fixes

If you have purchased an older home that has an outdated and poorly maintained pool on the property, you may be wondering what the easiest way to have it repaired is. You want to keep the cost as your main concern, and how long the repairs are going to take. You also want to ask what safety feature updates are available. There are different pool options based on your budget, but a vinyl liner or fiberglass liners areboth popular and practical. [Read More]