Managing Pool Water Level

Your pool water level should be at the midpoint of your pool skimmer’s opening. This allows the skimmer to pull debris from your pool’s surface effectively. Too much or too little water can lead to costly repairs.

Here is what you should know about water levels and how to make your maintenance easier: 

If Your Water Level is Too High

Your water level may rise due to very heavy rain or if you overfilled your pool. If this is the case, floating debris will not be able to get into the skimmer. This can lead to dirty water. Your filtration system will also be less efficient. In general, a high pool water level is a much less common and less serious issue than a low level.

You can usually wait for the water level to drop naturally, which happens fairly quickly due to splashing while you swim and evaporation. If you need to speed up the process, you can attach a pool hose to your filter, lead the hose to an open area, and set the filter to “drain.”

If Your Water Level is Too Low

Since using your pool and natural evaporation lead to less water over time, a low water level is a common problem. It can cause a great deal of damage because your filter system may suck in air. If the level is low for too long, you may even need to replace your pool pump, its motor, or other parts.

During the swimming season, you should check your water level daily. If you notice it dropping below the midpoint of the skimmer, turn off your pool filter and add some water with a hose. If there are issues with the water level even when you aren’t using the pool, you should also check the filtration system for leaks.

An Easier Way to Manage Your Pool Water Level

Pool maintenance can take a lot of time and effort. Luckily, Pools by Design offers state-of-the-art features. These include an automatic fill system, which senses the water level in your pool and keeps it constant by adding or draining water as necessary. There is no hassle for you and you don’t need to keep an eye on the water level every day like you would without this system. We always add this feature to our standard pools.

Luxury Pools With Easier Maintenance

At Pools by Design, we build luxurious pools that not only look gorgeous but also are built with features that make your life as a pool owner easy. We know you want to enjoy your pool and relax with your family, not spend all of your time on maintenance. Our options include automatic fill systems, in-floor cleaning and circulation, a poolside chlorinator, and more.

Contact us today to discuss your dream pool.

Benefits of Pebble Tec Pool Finishes

Pebble Technology (Pebble Tec) makes gorgeous pool finishes to enhance the look and feel of your custom pool or spa. These finishes use small rocks mixed with cement to create a natural texture and appearance. Pebble Tec pools are durable and beautiful and this finish is a great choice for your custom swimming pool. 

Some of the benefits of Pebble Tec pool finishes:

Natural Aesthetic

Your pool design should match your home’s architecture, integrate with your landscape design, and reflect your unique personality. A natural design can beautifully complement the Arizona desert around your home and a Pebble Tec pool finish is a great way to achieve this. The bottom of your pool will look similar to a river bed, contributing to an inviting and tranquil aesthetic. 

Choice of Colors

Pebble Tec finishes come in a variety of colors, so you can pick the one that best fits your needs. You can choose a bright, stunning blue or a collection of beiges that mimic the sand on a beach. Matching your pool finish to any tiles you use in your design can create a lovely pop of color that helps your pool stand out. 

Slip-Resistant Texture

You want your swimming experience to be perfect, and this should include how the finish feels. Pebble Tec’s textured surface feels more luxurious than plaster. It’s also slip-resistant, which means you can use it for your hot tub or spa to make getting in and out safer. 

Durability

One of the reasons Pebble Tec is a top choice for pool owners is that these finishes are incredibly durable. Standard plaster can degrade over time when exposed to pool chemicals such as chlorine. It can also have trouble standing up to the heat in a spa. Pebble Tec withstands higher temperatures and is more resistant to chemical wear and tear. 

Long-Term Savings

When you choose which features to include in your new pool, you should consider not only what it costs upfront but also how much money you will spend for maintenance. Pebble Tec pools may cost slightly more at first, but your finish will look better for longer compared to plaster. Plaster lasts anywhere from 5-10 years whereas Pebble Tec can last more than 20 years with proper maintenance. 

The Pools by Design Difference

Pebble Tec finishes are one of many features that Pools by Design can add to your custom pool. These improve how your pool looks and functions to create the ultimate luxury experience. They can also save you money on energy and long-term maintenance. We are committed to quality and work with the best brands in the industry, including Pebble Tec, to offer each client more options for their pools. 

Design Your Custom Pool or Spa

If you are ready to take your backyard to the next level, we can help. We work with you to create a unique custom pool, spa, and outdoor living features that you and your family can enjoy for years to come. 

Contact us today to schedule a free design consultation to discuss building a Pebble Tec pool with Pools by Design.

A Beginner’s Guide to Pool Chemicals

Once you’ve built a custom swimming pool, there are some tasks you should perform to keep it clean and ready to use. Although maintenance may seem overwhelming at first, it doesn’t have to be. One of the most important tasks is keeping pool chemicals balanced.

Note that you should always add pool chemicals one at a time as mixing them can be very dangerous. You should also follow any guidelines on the packages of individual chemicals you are adding, including wearing gloves and eye protection as required. 

These are the chemicals you will need to balance in a traditional chlorine swimming pool:

Pool Chemicals You Add on a Schedule

You should add these sanitizing chemicals on a regular basis: 

Chlorine

Chlorine is the chemical most people think of when it comes to swimming pools. You add it in a stabilized form and it kills bacteria by breaking down the fats in their cell walls. Three parts per million (ppm) is the ideal concentration for pool chlorine. To maintain this level, you should plan to add more every 3-7 days while testing your water to ensure it is in the ideal range. 

To make adding chlorine easier and protect your pool’s equipment, our QuikDekClor tool is a great choice. We install this poolside to make adding new tablets easy. The system regulates water flow around the chlorine to keep its concentration at an optimal level. 

Pool Shock

Although you can add pool shock as needed after parties, storms, or heavy swimming, you should also plan to add it based on a set schedule. Once a week is better if you swim often, once every other week is fine for most pool owners, and once a month is a good minimum goal for shocking. Depending on your pool, you can use calcium hypochlorite (cal hypo), sodium dichlor, or a non-chlorine shock.

Pool Chemicals You Add as Needed

It is recommended to test your pool’s water 2-3 times a week for pH, weekly for alkalinity, and monthly for other levels. 

If anything is outside of the recommended range, you may need to add the following: 

Alkalinity Balancers

Total alkalinity (TA) is related to your pool’s pH and keeping this in a good range can make balancing pH easier. This should measure 80-120 ppm. If it is below 80, you can add sodium bicarbonate. One pound per 10,000 gallons increases TA by 10 ppm. If your TA is above 120, you can add dry acid. Two pounds per 10,000 gallons decreases the level by 10 ppm. 

pH Balancers

pH is the overall balance of acids and bases (specific types of chemical compounds) in your pool. It is important for sanitation and to ensure other pool chemicals work as intended. 7.2-7.5 is ideal. Soda ash can increase the pH by 0.2 for every 6 ounces added to 10,000 gallons of water. Sodium bisulfate or muriatic acid is ideal for decreasing pH. For these, you should follow manufacturer instructions. 

Calcium Hardness

200-400 ppm is the recommended calcium concentration for your swimming pool. If you need to raise this level, you can use one pound of a calcium hardness increaser per 10,000 gallons to increase the level by 8 ppm. If the level is too high, there are a few different ways to adjust it. One method is to add a flocculant to get rid of free-floating calcium. You would then vacuum the pool, backwash the filter, and add fresh water. Keeping other chemicals balanced is also a good way to keep calcium hardness under control. 

Cyanuric Acid

Cyanuric acid (CYA), also called chlorine stabilizer, is a chemical that keeps chlorine from being degraded too quickly by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. This is especially important in sunny Arizona. The ideal level is 30-40 ppm. If it is low, you should add more CYA according to manufacturer instructions. If it is too high, you may need to drain your pool slightly and add fresh water to dilute it.

Make Maintenance EAsy With Pools by Design

While you will still need to do some work to keep your pool chemically balanced, adding high-quality features can make the process much simpler. For example, a state-of-the-art pump and circulation system distributes chemicals consistently around your whole pool, not just at the top. When you work with Pool by Design, we will make sure to discuss not only how you want your pool to look, but also how to keep your pool looking and working its best for years to come. 

Contact us today to learn more about building a custom swimming pool.

The Advantages of Choosing Master Pool Builders

A custom pool is an investment that you and your family can enjoy for years to come. Choosing the right pool company for the job is essential. There are many factors to consider and one element that can set a builder apart is membership in the Master Pools Guild. This exclusive organization is made up of the finest swimming pool builders whose service, design, and attention to detail are consistently outstanding. Pools by Design is the only member of the Master Pools Guild in Tucson, AZ. This makes us an excellent choice to design and build your new pool.

Why you should work with a Master Pool builder: 

What is the Master Pools Guild?

A small group of independent pool builders and craftsmen founded the Master Pools Guild in 1962. Their goal was to work together to improve their pool designs and grow with the industry. Members cooperate with one another to address challenges. This helps ensure that we build the best pools possible.

This group is invitation-only and builders are meticulously hand-chosen to join. Each member is a local expert in the pool building industry and must have a commitment to continuous education and improvement. The Master Pools Guild also considers professionalism, quality of construction, design style, attention to detail, superior customer service, and the ability to build strong relationships with contractors and vendors.

Exclusive Technology

One of the major benefits of hiring a Master Pool builder is access to exclusive technology. These features can improve the function of your pool. For example, Pools by Design can install a TurboClean system. This is a special type of A&A in-floor cleaning and circulation system designed specifically for members of the Master Pools Guild.

Commitment to Innovative Pool Design

The pool industry is constantly evolving and you should choose a pool builder that is committed to keeping up with new trends. Members of the Master Pools Guild strive to use the most innovative technology to create modern pool designs that have outstanding form and function. This means that instead of getting a pool that relies on outdated technology and design principles, you get the very best the industry has to offer.

Consultants Around the Globe

The Master Pools Guild acts as a network of highly-skilled builders who support one another when faced with any challenges. Members can request input from other companies in the guild who act as consultants to help find the best solution. No matter what arises during the design or construction of your pool, we are prepared to rise to the challenge.

The Only Master Pools Guild Member in Tucson, AZ

Pools by Design is the only member of the Master Pools Guild in Tucson. This means that among our competitors, we have access to exclusive resources and technology that only comes with guild membership.

Build the Pool of Your Dreams

Contact us today to schedule a free pool design consultation.

How an In-Floor Pool Cleaner Works

Regular pool maintenance helps you get the most out of your custom pool. Luckily, there are many features that make this process easier. One is an in-floor pool cleaner and circulation system. At Pools by Design, we use A&A’s innovative TurboClean system, which is made exclusively for members of the Master Pools Guild. Adding this high-quality technology to your swimming pool is a great choice to keep your water pristine.

How the A&A cleaning and circulation system works:

Pool Circulation

Water in your pool moves through drains and skimmers to get to the pool pump, which acts as the heart of your pool. The pump pushes water through your pool filter to remove debris. Next, the water goes through a chlorinator. The location of this part varies depending on your pool. Finally, the pool’s returns cycle the water back into the swimming area.

In a traditional system, water only circulates at the very top of your pool. This means that areas at the bottom of the pool may have stale, unmoving water that the system has not properly filtered or chlorinated. This can lead to algae growth and dirty water.

A graphic showing pool circulation with a traditional system, where water only moves at the top

The TurboClean system is expertly designed so that water cycles throughout your whole pool using multiple returns on your pool’s floor. It also includes the QuikDekClor which is a more efficient chlorinator that is located separately from other equipment. This is to prevent corrosion. The result is cleaner water in every part of your pool, not just at the top.

A graphic showing the A&A in-floor pool cleaner's circulation, where water moves throughout the whole pool

Automatic Pool Cleaner

A&A’s TurboClean system includes cleaning jets that are discreetly placed in the floor of your pool. When they are not activated, they blend in with the pool’s finish. When active, they pop up slightly and release a strong stream of water to push any debris toward your pool skimmer. The full A&A system also includes the QuikSkim and LeafVac, two elements that work together to remove debris more efficiently. This results in much less work for you to keep your pool clean.

Additional Pool Maintenance

Even with the A&A system, you may find it helpful to add a robotic pool cleaner. These move around the floors and sides of your pool to vacuum leaves and other small items. If you do not like the look of a robotic pool vacuum, you can also vacuum manually. This is relatively simple and with the TurboClean circulation and in-floor cleaning system, you will need to vacuum less than you would with standard circulation.

Install an In-Floor Pool Cleaner

At Pools by Design, we are committed to giving you the pool of your dreams. Our design team can add water features and other elements to help your pool stand out visually. However, we know that aesthetics are only part of owning a pool. During your design consultation, we will help you decide if you want to add additional features. Options include the TurboClean circulation and cleaning system. This feature can help keep your pool swim-ready with minimal effort.

Contact us today for a free consultation with our team to discuss features such as an in-floor pool cleaner and more.

Features That Make Pool Maintenance Easier

Having your own custom swimming pool makes your backyard stand out and lets you relax and have fun with your family. When you decide to build a pool, it is important to not only consider your short-term goals but also how you plan to keep your pool clean and looking great for years to come. Regular pool maintenance is essential. Luckily, there are many decisions you can make during the design and building process that will help you care for your pool.

These features help make pool maintenance easier: 

QuikDekClor Automatic Chlorinator

Adding chlorine to your water on a regular basis is one of the most important pool maintenance steps. Traditionally, you would add chlorine tabs to your pool skimmer or a floating dispenser. However, this creates corrosive conditions when your pool is not running and may damage your equipment. It also takes more time to ensure that you add the right amount of chlorine and that it distributes properly through your pool.

The QuikDekClor system can simplify how you add chemicals to your pool. We install this at the deck of your pool rather than the equipment pad so you have quick and easy access. It creates even water flow around chlorine tabs and circulates chlorinated water through your pool. This prevents corrosion and may reduce the amount of chemicals needed.

In-Floor Cleaning and Circulation System

One of the pool features that we highly recommend you install is A&A’s in-floor cleaning system. Unlike conventional systems that only circulate water at the top of your pool, this innovative technology allows water to flow throughout your entire swimming pool. This means your pool pump can do its job more effectively and your pool water stays cleaner for longer.

The A&A system may also reduce the amount of pool chemicals you need to add to sanitize your water. Since the pump can circulate water throughout your whole pool, it distributes chlorine and other chemicals evenly throughout the water, not just at the surface. This means there are no areas of your pool that are left vulnerable to algae growth due to poor sanitation.

This feature also includes cleaning heads that are strategically placed in the floor of your pool. When these pop up, they release a powerful jet of water which pushes any debris toward your skimmer for easy clean-up. This eliminates the need for a robotic pool vacuum, which may be visually distracting. When the cleaning head is not activated, it is very discreet and does not interfere with the aesthetics of your pool.

Variable Speed Pool Pump

Your pool pump is the heart of your circulation system. A variable speed pump is the best option to ensure that water flows effectively throughout your whole swimming pool. This translates to energy savings and more efficient pool maintenance. Installing a variable speed pump is also necessary if you want to include the A&A in-floor system.

Make Pool Maintenance Easy

When you build a pool with Pools by Design, we want to make sure your pool is gorgeous and built to last. We discuss not only features to help your pool look better, but also features that improve its function. This ensures that you will be completely thrilled with your new backyard oasis.

Contact us today to schedule a free design consultation. We will build a pool that looks great and makes pool maintenance as simple as possible.

The Pool Design Process

Having your own custom pool is a luxury and will make you the envy of your friends and neighbors. Our team of highly-skilled pool designers and builders will work with you every step of the way to make sure you absolutely love the finished result. During the pool design process, we will guide you as you choose exactly how you want your new pool to look and function.

Here are some of the choices you will make during the process of designing and building your swimming pool:

Big Picture Design

The first step of the design process is a consultation with one of our pool builders where we will discuss how you and your family plan to use your pool. We will then determine the type of pool that will best meet your needs.

Your pool should integrate perfectly with your backyard and should complement the architectural style of your home. We build traditional, contemporary, and infinity-edge pools and spas. Beyond these larger categories, you will be able to choose the size, shape, and depth of your pool.

Water Features

After you determine the overall size and shape of your pool, you will be able to choose water features and other design elements to enhance your pool and make it truly your own.

Some of the features you may choose to include in your swimming pool design are:

Spillover Spas

Your pool and spa should integrate with each other to create a harmonious design. A spillover spa has water that flows over the edge of the hot tub and into your pool.

Rain Curtains

A rain curtain is a pool feature that creates the illusion of rainfall with a thin flow of water. It can connect your spa to your pool or can flow from a wall.

Waterfalls

A waterfall adds natural elegance to your pool design and is a popular choice for traditional pools. This feature is relaxing to watch and looks gorgeous.

Fountains

A pool fountain can be simple or extravagant depending on your preferences. As with any other element of your pool, we will work closely with you to find the best type of fountain.

In addition to these aesthetic features, we will also discuss add-ons that improve the function of your pool. These include an in-floor cleaning system, a variable speed pool pump, LED lights, and more. We will clearly explain your options and help you make the best decision for your needs and desires.

Landscape Design and Outdoor Living

Once we design your custom pool, we will help you create a backyard that perfectly complements your swimming pool.

Depending on your budget and how you plan to use your outdoor living space, this can include a variety of different features:

Landscaping

Whether you prefer a natural desert landscape or a tropical oasis, we can help you select the best plants and landscape design to help your pool stand out.

Fire Pits

Imagine relaxing on a cool winter night with your family around a beautiful fire pit. We can turn this dream into a reality with a custom fire pit and outdoor lounging area.

Outdoor Kitchen or BBQ Island

If you love to host parties or want a new kitchen area to use, we can design and build a gorgeous outdoor kitchen or BBQ island.

Pools by Design

Adding a pool to your backyard is an investment and it is important to choose the best swimming pool builders. Pools by Design is the only member of the Master Pools Guild in Tucson, AZ. We are dedicated to providing the best service and design to make your backyard a vacation destination.

Call us today to schedule a free initial pool design consultation.

Benefits of LED Pool Lights

When you install a custom pool or spa, you will need to consider what sort of lighting you would like to utilize. The three main options are incandescent bulbs, halogen, and light-emitting diode (LED) pool lights. Of the three, LED lights are the most energy-efficient and customizable option.

Here are some of the benefits of installing LED lights in your pool:

Energy Efficiency

When you build a custom pool, you should consider the long-term cost of each feature in addition to the initial price. LED lights, depending on the size and type, may cost slightly more than incandescent or halogen lights. However, LED produces a brighter light than both other types of pool lights and it does so while using less electricity. Incandescent pool lights may cost up to $1 a day to operate, whereas LED pool lights cost pennies a day. This translates to serious savings over the life of your pool.

Durability

A swimming pool is an investment and you want to know that your pool will last for years to come. At Pools by Design, we choose the best features made from the highest-quality materials to help ensure that your pool is built for beauty and longevity. LED pool lights are incredibly durable compared to other pool lighting options. An incandescent bulb only lasts about a year before it starts to dim. Comparatively, an LED light can last up to 20 years, all while producing brighter light at a lower daily cost.

Unique Colors

Incandescent lighting makes it possible to swim at night, but the color is not very interesting or unique. When you choose LED lights, you have many more options when it comes to color. You can highlight certain areas of your pool, such as water features, with different colored lights. Some bulbs even allow you to use an app or a remote to change the color of your pool lights whenever you would like. You can choose themed colors for pool parties or even create your own custom light shows.

Brighter Lights

When you go for a swim or a dip in your hot tub at night, you want to be able to see your pool. While incandescent or halogen underwater lights are bright enough to get the job done, it takes a lot more energy to produce the same brightness as LED lights. Even at a lower wattage, LED pool lights are brighter. This is better for your safety and for the look of your custom pool.

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LED Pool Lights, Pebble Tec, and More

At Pools by Design, we want to help create the pool of your dreams. When you work with us, you have the option to add high-quality and luxurious features to your pool. These include LED lights, pebble tec, in-floor cleaning, and more. These upgrades are often beneficial not only for the look and feel of your pool, but also in terms of cost savings and efficient operation.

Contact us today to learn more about building a custom pool with LED lights.

How Often to Use Pool Shock

Having your own custom pool allows you to enjoy time with your family and friends and helps you beat the heat during scorching Tucson summers. In order to get the most use out of your swimming pool, you need to perform proper maintenance. Although features such as an in-floor cleaning system can keep your water clean for longer, adding pool chemicals is important to kill bacteria and keep your pool safe for swimming. Pool shock is a strong chemical that you will need to add to your pool every so often.

Some tips for how and when to use pool shock: 

What Pool Shock Is and How It Works

Pool shock is a powerful granular form of chlorine that is stronger than the chlorine tabs you normally use in your pool. There are a few different chemical compounds that you can use. Calcium hypochlorite (cal hypo) is the most economical option. Sodium dichlor costs slightly more but does not create calcium build-up. In some cases, you may want to use non-chlorine shock, such as potassium monopersulfate.

There are two types of chlorine in your pool. The first is free chlorine, which has not reacted with bacteria. The second is combined chlorine or chloramines. This builds up as free chlorine reacts with bacteria. This creates an unpleasant chemical smell. Too many chloramines can also result in unsanitary water. Pool shock works by adding a high concentration of chlorine, which breaks the bonds in chloramines. Non-chlorine shock also breaks chloramine bonds but does this using oxygen instead of chlorine.

Why Do You Need To Use Pool Shock?

A pool is an easy place for bacteria to grow and accumulate. While you may think grabbing the pool net and scooping up leaves and debris from your pool is enough to keep it sanitary, the truth is that is only part of the cleaning process. Bacteria that you cannot see can do more damage to your water and if left unchecked, can lead to algae growths that will make it impossible to enjoy your pool. Shocking your pool regularly is a lot easier than you may think and it is essential to keep your pool pristine.

How To Shock Your Pool

In most cases, you should shock when the sun has set. The sun’s harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause the chlorine in pool shock to dissolve. This makes the process less effective.

Before beginning the shocking process, make sure you are wearing the necessary protective gear. Pool shock contains strong chemicals and can damage your skin and eyes if you are not careful. Gloves, eyewear, and clothing that covers your skin are all essential.

Next, you will want to check your pool’s pH level to determine the appropriate amount of pool shock to add. For most types of shock, you will need to dilute it before adding it to your pool. This is done by mixing the powder with water.

To ensure you evenly distribute the shock, follow and pour along the edges of your pool. Once this is complete, you should not swim until your pool filter has completely cycled the water. This usually takes 2-4 hours. Before you swim, you should test the chlorine level. If it is under 5 parts per million (ppm) it is safe to swim.

When to Shock Your Pool

You should create a schedule to shock your pool regularly. This depends on how often you use your pool and how many people typically swim. As a general rule, shocking every week or every other week at a minimum is a good goal. In addition to this schedule, you should consider shocking your swimming pool after pool parties, big storms, or if you notice algae.

Get The Most Out of Your Pool By Using Pool Shock

Having a pool is a luxury in the Arizona heat. In order to enjoy swimming as much as possible, it is important to stay on top of maintenance. At Pools by Design, we install innovative features such as an A&A in-floor cleaning system. When we build your new pool we will make sure to give you all the information you need about upkeep.

Turn your backyard into a vacation destination with Pools by Design. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.

How to Use Pool Tiles in Your Pool Design

It is hard to make it through an Arizona summer without a nice, refreshing pool to help escape the heat. Having a pool in your own backyard can make your whole summer feel like a relaxing vacation. Your new pool will be the focal point of your yard and will give it the lavish look and feel of your own personal paradise. In order to create the pool of your dreams, it is important to consider the features that will give it the look you desire. Pool tiles are one of the many elements that allow you to add your own flair to your pool design.

Tips for how you can use pool tiles in your new pool or spa:

What Pool Tiles Can Do For Your Pool

Adding a pool to your backyard helps give your home the ultimate “wow factor.” At Pools by Design, we strive to make sure your pool matches your vision. We know how to transform your backyard into your own vacation destination.

Even a seemingly simple detail such as the type of pool tile you use can make a huge difference. Certain colors and materials can make your pool look as blue as the Caribbean ocean. Other colors can capture and highlight the Arizona sunset. By using different colors and textures you can achieve a design that will reflect your unique personality while enhancing the architectural style of your home.

Types of Pool Tiles

There are many different options of pool tiles to choose from. Choosing the right type is essential to make sure your pool looks exactly the way you want it.

Some of your options include: 

Glass Tile

Glass tile is the best choice to give your pool a luxurious look. The shiny reflection will illuminate the water and turn your pool into the color of the tile you choose. Picking a simple blue will reflect throughout the water and create the perfect contrast with Arizona’s desert. This helps your pool stand out. The glass will also capture the water’s movements when the sunlight shines on it.

Stone Tile

Stone tile matches the tones of the mountains and desert surrounding your home. This type of pool tile is best suited to homeowners who want their pool and backyard to match the natural feel of the Sonoran desert. Stone can also be used to build up pillars along the edge of your pool to evoke a more rustic feeling.

Porcelain Stone

Using porcelain stone to outline your pool is a common feature in the Arizona deserts. The strength of the stone makes it easy to be submerged into the water without the worry of constant upkeep. Porcelain tiles come with many different designs painted on them. This makes your pool extremely customizable as you can choose the tile design that you like best.

Incorporate Pool Tiles Into Your Pool Design

Swimming pool tiles can turn your pool into a bright and enticing desert escape. Capturing the colors of the sky and the movements of the water will make your pool your home’s most alluring feature. Pools by Design is here to transform your home into the desert paradise of your dreams. We help you every step of the way. This includes creating the overall design, adding water features, and even addressing the smallest details, such as the type of pool tiles you prefer.

Contact us today for a free estimate for your custom swimming pool.