Let Your Pool Take Shape with Free Form Pools

Are you planning on installing a new swimming pool in your backyard? You could put in the same old rectangular or oval-shaped pool that everyone else in your neighborhood has or you could put in something totally unique with a free form pool.Crites Custom Pools has experience building all kinds of custom-made pools, and we can come up with something truly special for your backyard if you want to wow all of your guests and have a unique design for you and your family to enjoy every day.There are many advantages that come with adding a free form pool at your property. The most obvious one is that you will get to create a pool that takes on any shape that you want it to. You don’t need to be confined to straight lines and 90-degree angles or simple rounded forms when you sit down to design your free form pool. Rather, you can let your mind wander and come up with any design you want.

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Negative, Wet and Vanishing Edges: Different Pool Designs

Have you been dreaming of adding an elegantly designed pool to your property, but having a hard time deciding between a traditional style and a pool with a negative edge, wet edge or vanishing edge design? Not sure what the differences are? Let’s take a look at the different pool styles, edges and designs to help you pick the look that would work best for you.A pool in your backyard transforms your outdoor space into an area of endless possibilities. You can host pool parties for the kids, hang out and relax with your friends, and even work on your fitness. But a regular pool is only so impressive. That’s why we offer negative and wet edge pools. But what does that mean exactly?

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Enjoy the Outdoors More – And Add Significant Property Value!

Standards of suburban living have gone up over the past decades, and you deserve to be right on par with everyone else. Many homes today include an outside add-on of some sort. For example, many homeowners will have their patio redone or have an outdoor kitchen installed. This allows for more space in the outdoor areas of the home and more opportunities to entertain guests.Outdoor additions are a great way to improve your home and your quality of life. Not sure what to do? Adding an outdoor kitchen or barbecue area is an appealing spot to develop. Not only will this make your home a more luxurious place for you and your family, it will also add significant property value.There is no better home investment than having an attractive and useful patio installed. This will give your home a much higher value than the price you purchased it for. The cost of the addition will pay for itself when you are able to sell your house for a high profit. Potential homebuyers look for certain things when they are weighing their options. A custom build stone fire pit could not only be the selling point, but it could give you a significant return on investment (ROI).

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Closing Your Pool: Tips to Safely Winterize

Winter is around the corner, and the coming cooler season brings a list of errands that must be completed to protect your pool during the off-season. Most importantly, you need to close or winterize your pool so that you don’t have any issues while it’s not in use. Whether you’re shutting down your pool as you head to a second home for the winter or just want to close up during the colder weather, these tips should make the pool-closing process much simpler.Balance the Water ChemistryWhen closing your pool, it is important that you modify the water chemistry and “shock” the pool. There are general levels that your water chemistry should meet. For example, you’ll want to keep your alkalinity at 80-120 ppm, the calcium hardness at around 180-220 ppm and your pH between 7.2 and 7.6

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Beyond the confines….

Have a small backyard? Feel like you can’t squeeze a swimming pool in due to setbacks, easements, or other factors? Take a look at how these homeowners were able to build an amazing backyard retreat! Beyond The Confines

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Looking to spice up your pool?

Looking for something to add to your existing pool to add to the excitement? Or are you looking building new pool but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on crazy features? Check out some of these products you can add to spice up your backyard.  Luxe for less      

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Creating pools that are works of art

Even though this pool was installed as an art exhibit, the bones of the beast are still a pool. Take a quick read into this 45,000-gallon pool installed in a museum. Creating An Artistic Fantasy Pool   http://aquamagazine.com/pools/creating-an-artistic-fantasy-pool.html#lightbox/0/

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Fire Features

Looking for the wow factor for your backyard with the addition of a fire element to your new pool? Check out this article on ideas for your new pool!  Fan the Flame  

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