Pool Features To Consider When Planning A Pool
A beach entry (or zero entry) feature is a popular feature in today's pool designs. Whether designed with stone or a plaster option finish, a beach entry gives swimmer's easy access to the pool and a shallow area for young swimmers to get acquainted with the water. The design of the beach entry should be slightly angling toward the pool, so a person entering won't slip and fall. We've seen poorly designed beach entries that have such a sharp angle, it could be used as a slide!
Swim-through grottos are becoming more and more popular. Faux rock grottos require steel reinforcement and be certain that your pool builder knows how to build one. Look at examples and have images of what you are wanting. While grottos can be expensive, it is another outdoor living space and gives swimmers a cool reprieve from the hot sun while staying in the pool!
A lazy river brings a whole new level of "just floatin' in the pool" and can connect one entertainment area to another if you have a large space. Certain jets and pumps are required to move the swimmer from one end to the other, so be certain the builder knows what is required for a successful "river".
If you have different levels of terrain to deal with, consider stone retaining walls. They can be intricately cut to give a clean, formal look or with boulders integrated into the wall to provide a more "natural" look. When considering a stone wall around the pool, a dry-joint method is recommended due to the silt that can accumulate during rain or sprinkler activity.
Control systems such as the Jandy AquaLink PDA Pool/Spa Combo gives homeowners easy access to all pool functions.
Jandy Pro Series EE-TI Heat Pump
Color Kinetics Lighting - customizable light shows to your specifications provide a dramatic backdrop to any poolscape.
Jandy ePump Variable Speed Pump - a popular and eco-friendly choice for waterfalls. Multiple variable speeds can be programmed to save on energy costs.