Should You Let Your Dogs In The Pool?

A dip in the pool can be the perfect way to cool off during hot Tucson summers. If you have furry friends at home, you may be wondering whether it’s safe to let them join you for a swim. The basic answer is yes, a properly maintained pool is safe for your dog. Allowing your dog in the pool may affect water chemistry and there are some cleaning concerns to keep in mind, but it is definitely possible to make the necessary adjustments so your pet can enjoy your pool along with you.

Pet Swimming Safety

First and foremost, you should make sure to teach your dog to swim safely and supervise them while they use the pool. Depending on your dog’s swimming skills, they may benefit from a life jacket for extra assurance.

One of the main questions dog owners have about letting their pets in the pool is whether it is safe for the dog to drink the water. Your dog is going to ingest a small amount of pool water which is not likely to be harmful. This is true whether your pool uses chlorine or salt water. However, drinking too much of the water can cause an upset stomach. To avoid this, make sure your dog has access to fresh, clean water while they are swimming. If you notice them lapping at the pool water excessively, you should stop them from doing so.

Pool water can also affect your dog’s coat. This applies to both chlorine and saltwater pools, but may be more prominent for chlorine pools. It is a good idea to rinse your dog off after they have been in the swimming pool. If your dog has sensitive skin, consult your veterinarian before letting them swim with you. You should also visit your vet if you notice any new or worsening skin conditions after allowing your dog in the pool.

How Your Dogs Affect Your Pool

Once you know your dog can swim safely, your next question is likely how does this affects how well your pool functions and how clean the water is. Experts estimate that a dog has the same effect on pool water as three human swimmers. Their fur can bring in debris and if they shed, they are going to leave hairs in the water as well.

To minimize the impact your dog has on your pool’s cleanliness, it can be helpful to bathe them before they go for a swim. Brushing out their coat can help minimize shedding as well. You should also keep their nails trimmed so to minimize potential scratching of pool walls, although most materials are strong enough to withstand this force.

As for pool maintenance, you will generally take the same steps you would for human swimmers. You should check the levels of pool chemicals and keep these within the recommended range. Shocking your pool after your dog swims can also be beneficial.

A Beautiful New Pool For Your Whole Family

At Pools by Design, we can create a luxurious custom pool that your whole family, dogs included, can enjoy.

To get started on the pool building process, contact us today.

Elements of Modern Pools

Many people are embracing contemporary pool design. Modern pools look unique and are visually stunning. Although no two pools have exactly the same features, there are several elements that fall under the umbrella of modern design. If you want to build a pool of this style, you may want to consider adding these elements.

Angular or Geometric Shape

A modern pool with a contemporary, angular shape

A pool’s shape is one of its most defining features. Some shapes, such as freeform, are more associated with traditional designs. Modern pools, on the other hand, are often geometric and have sharp, defined angles.

Minimalist Design

A minimalist pool design with a simple landscape

Minimalism is prominent in contemporary design and there are several ways this may be apparent in a modern pool. One example is that these designs often have a few strategically chosen water features rather than having a large number of extras. In addition, modern pools often have a minimalist landscape with a few or no plants. This allows the pool to stand out.

Infinity Edge

A pool with an infinity edge at sunset

Infinity pools are a popular high-end design and create the appearance the pool extends into the horizon. If you have a beautiful view from your background, an infinity edge could be a great choice. These pools have unique structural requirements, so it’s important that you choose an experienced builder for the job.

Stone Deck

The stone tile deck of one our modern pools

There are a variety of materials you can use to create your pool deck. For a modern design, natural stone tiles or travertine pavers are common. This is because they create an elegant look, feel great to walk on, and can be customized to match your pool’s aesthetic.

Fire Features

A close-up of a modern pool fire feature

Fire and water make a gorgeous and exotic combination and fire features can add a resort-like feel to your modern pool. A wall with a fire pit, a fire bowl with a fountain, and other designs can give your pool a bit of flair.

Hot Tub Within the Pool

A pool-level modern hot tub design

While a spillover spa can definitely look great with a contemporary pool design, having a hot tub on the same level as the pool is a common trend. This is especially true when a more minimalist aesthetic is the goal. Placing your pool and spa together in this way creates a uniform and elegantly simple appearance.

Automation

An automatic pool cleaning system

Beyond aesthetics, modern pools also have features that improve usability and make maintenance easier. Advanced automation systems can monitor the level of pool chemicals, create custom light displays, heat your spa to your ideal temperature, and more. Any water features your pool includes are also connected to these systems so you can easily turn them on or off and even sync them up with lights.

Build the Modern Pool of Your Dreams

If you are interested in building a contemporary pool, we can help. We have extensive experience and our portfolio includes a combination of traditional and modern pools, as well as infinity pools and other high-end features.

To get started on your modern pool, contact us today.

 

The Best Poolside Plants for Arizona

Landscaping around your luxury custom pool can highlight its best features and increase your property value. Trees and plants can provide shade and create the ideal atmosphere for your backyard oasis. Choosing the right poolside plants is essential. You will want to avoid plants that drop leaves or debris frequently, or that have aggressive roots. The full sun in Tucson can be brutal in the summer, so you will also want to pick plants that can handle the extreme temperatures that our summers can bring.

Creating a Tropical Oasis

If you dream of relaxing on a tropical island and want to bring that oasis feel to your swimming pool, here are some plants that can bring your dream to life:

  • Palm Trees: Palm trees have a tropical feel, yet they do well in the Tucson summers and can provide you with much-needed shade. They also have a very small, dense root system. As a result, they are not likely to damage your pool deck. They also drop very little debris, which makes it easier for you to keep your pool clean. There are several different types you can consider. Piru Queen Palms are a durable, evergreen palm with large fronds to provide shade. Pygmy Date palms and Sago Palms are both much smaller and perfect for growing in containers, or under larger trees to fill in the landscape.
  • Tropical Plants: Adding a pop of color into your pool landscaping can make your pool stand out and give it a tropical feel. For this, you can use the Bird of Paradise plant, Ice Plant, Wedelia, Kangaroo Paw, or Dwarf Ruellia. Any of these flowering shrubs do well in our desert climate and will fit in with a tropical pool design.
  • Ornamental Grass: Ornamental grasses can provide great ground cover around your pool area. Purple Fountain Grass thrives in our weather and can add a pop of color to your pool patio. Other varieties include Regal Mist and Deer Grass, which both have flowers and bloom in the fall.

Consider Native Plants

If you want landscaping that seamlessly blends into the surroundings you should consider using native plants. Native plants also require less maintenance than non-native species. The Tucson area has some stunning foliage that is drought tolerant.

Consider using different varieties of agave and aloe plants to add color and texture to your pool landscape. Cacti like the Fence Post Cactus and Totem Pole Cactus are tall and can provide texture and height to your design. Small cacti like the Easter Lily Cactus, Pincushion Cactus, and the smaller Golden Barrel Cactus all flower in the spring. These varieties are also slower growing than some of the others. You will want to avoid any spreading cactus near your pool or living area.

Use Trees and Shrubs for Privacy and Shade

Using trees and shrubs can help keep your water temperature more constant and give you some relief from prying eyes. Trees like the Ficus provide ample amounts of shade and can create barriers that also block noise, wind, and outside viewers. Japanese Blueberry and Japanese Privet both thrive in full sun and can handle the cool desert nights. Carolina Cherry is another minimum maintenance evergreen that is tolerant to heat and wind and makes a fantastic barrier around your pool or yard.

Evergreen Ash, or Shamel Ash, is easy to maintain, drought resistant, and fast growing. These trees have large, green foliage, and can grow up to 80 feet tall. They require ample growing space and have larger roots so you will not want to plant these right at the edge of your pool deck.

If you are looking for a more Mediterranean look, the Fruitless Olive tree is also drought resistant and can provide plenty of shade.

Poolside Landscape Design

Our landscape designers can help find the best poolside plants for your custom pool design. Whether you are looking to build that lush tropical oasis, or blend in with your native landscape, our professionals will help you build the pool of your dreams.

Contact Pools By Design to get started on the pool building process.

Chlorine vs Bromine for Spa Maintenance

Spa owners usually choose one of two chemicals to sanitize their hot tub: chlorine or bromine. Both of these are classified as halogens and belong to the same chemical family. They have similar properties and both sanitize and oxidize contaminants in the water. However, they differ in how they do this and bromine often performs better in a heated environment. It is helpful to understand how these substances work so you know how to keep your spa clean and functional.

How Chlorine and Bromine Work

Chlorine uses oxidation to clean the water in your spa. The chemical steals electrons from contaminants and changes their molecular structure. This leaves behind a byproduct called chloramine, which is what causes the distinct smell we associate with chlorine.

Bromine is a chemical that is found in the earth’s crust as either sodium bromide or potassium bromide. When bromine is added to water, it uses ionization which forces apart chemical bonds of contaminants and produces broamines. These substances do not produce any odor and are easier on your eyes and skin.

Chlorine vs Bromine in your Spa

Spas operate at a temperature range of 96°F–104°F. This heat, coupled with jetted water, can create an environment where microbes flourish, unless steps are taken to prevent this. The higher water temperature can also cause rapid changes in water chemistry and affect pH levels.

Bromine performs better and remains more stable than chlorine in heated spa water. It is also less reactive to changes in pH. This is important because multiple people using the spa at the same time can cause swings in the pH level. Chlorine does not perform as well in this scenario. If the pH levels go above 8.0, chlorine can become sluggish and its efficacy drops below 50%, unlike bromine.

Another benefit of bromine vs chlorine for spa maintenance is that the broamines that are produced retain their killing power. These can be reactivated by using a non-chlorine shock. Chloramine cannot be reactivated and is burned out once it is used and is removed from the water.

However, there are some downsides to bromine. It is more expensive than chlorine, and you also need to use more of it to effectively sanitize your spa compared to chlorine. The best bromine level in your spa is three to five parts per million (ppm), whereas chlorine is 1.5 to 3 ppm. However, because bromine dissolves and is burned off less quickly than chlorine, it works for a longer period of time. This helps even out the cost difference over time.

Build a Beautiful Inground Spa

Pools by Design has been building luxury pools and spas in Tucson since 2009. We consider form and function to create a gorgeous custom oasis that you can enjoy for years to come. There are many features available that can make maintenance easier, including pool and spa automation systems that monitor the level of different chemicals.

To start the spa building process, contact us today.

Swimming Pool Terms to Know

If you are getting started on the pool building process and are confused about terminology, you are not alone. When you work with Pools by Design, we make sure that we keep you informed. The swimming pool terms in this article can help you better understand the different aspects of design and construction. Of course, if you have any questions, we are always happy to help.

Pool Construction Terms

Constructing a new pool can be stressful when you don’t understand what your contractor is talking about.

Here are some basic construction terms that you may encounter as you meet with your pool designer and builder:

  • Aggregate – Covers the interior of the swimming pool walls and is made from decorative particles and colored plaster
  • Backfill – The soil used to fill the area around an inground pool shell
  • Bond beam – The top portion along the perimeter of an inground pool that is reinforced to resist horizontal forces
  • Capacity – The number of gallons of water the pool holds
  • Coping – The cap on the top edge of the hot tub or pool wall that provides a finished edge between the pool structure and the deck
  • Deck – The area that surrounds your swimming pool
  • Grout – A type of concrete used to connect masonry, seal joints, and fill spaces between materials used in the pool
  • Rebar – Metal rods that are used to add strength to concrete and are formed into a cage to hold the shell of an inground pool
  • Walls – The interior of the swimming pool up to the coping

Parts of the Swimming Pool

Once your pool is built you will need to know how to identify the different parts of your pool or hot tub.

  • Automatic Pool Cleaner – A device that vacuums and cleans your pool of debris automatically
  • Drain – Installed at the deepest end of the pool and often connected to the pump for circulation and filtration
  • Filter – Keeps the water clean by recirculating it through a cartridge, sand, or diatomaceous earth
  • Heater – Controls the water temperature in your pool
  • Motor – Controls the circulation system of the pool
  • Overflow System – Helps to control the water level of the pool by removing excess water
  • Pump – Controls the flow of water throughout the pool or hot tub
  • Skimmer and Skimmer Basket – A device that is connected to the suction line of the pump and holds a basket designed to trap debris in the water
  • Weir – Regulates the flow of water from the pool into the skimmer

Pool Maintenance Terms

Regular pool maintenance is very important in order to keep your pool running efficiently.

Some common pool maintenance terms are:

  • Algae – Small one-celled plants that can turn your pool green, yellow, or black; can be controlled by keeping the right level of circulation and chemicals in the pool and can be removed by regular pool brushing
  • Backwashing – Reverses the flow of the water through the filter and out of the pool to clean the filter
  • Bromine – A popular substitution for chlorine in your pool
  • Calcium Hardness – The sum of all calcium dissolved in the pool water and can determine how hard your water is
  • Chlorine – Sanitizes the pool and comes in two forms, regular or stabilized, which has cyanuric acid in it that helps to keep it from getting burned off by the sun
  • Clarifier – A chemical added to your pool that brightens and cleans the water and works by making small dissolved particles into bigger ones that can then be removed by the pool filter
  • pH – Determines if your pool is acidic or basic and can affect how well your chlorine is working; below 7 is acidic and above 7 is basic, but the optimal pH in a pool is 7.4 to 7.6
  • Scaling – Sharp ridges on the floor and walls of the pool due to high calcium
  • Shock Treatment – Adding a high dose of chlorine to the pool all at once to kill algae and bacteria
  • Test Kits – A tool you use to test the balance of chemicals in your pool water
  • Total Alkalinity – Helps keep the pH of the pool from moving up and down drastically
  • Total Dissolved Solids – The sum of all materials that are dissolved in your pool water; the higher the TDS the harder it will be to keep your water balanced

We Help You Understand the Pool Building Process

At Pools by Design, our experienced designers and builders will help you understand all of the important swimming pool terms. As an experienced luxury pool builder, we can help guide you through the process of building the pool of your dreams. Pools by Design will make sure that your pool or hot tub has the right design and that you have the right tools and information that will set you up for success.

Contact Pools By Design today to schedule your initial design consultation.

 

Pool Deck Design

When you’re designing a pool, there are many different factors to consider. These include not only elements of the pool itself, but also the surrounding area. Your pool deck is not necessarily the most extravagant part of your backyard, but it serves an important purpose and should complement your pool. At Pools By Design, we pay close attention to every aspect of your custom pool, including the deck design.

What Does a Pool Deck Include?

The pool deck, sometimes called a pool patio, is the area directly surrounding your pool. This is different from the pool coping, which is the pool’s immediate border. The deck is where you can put your outdoor furniture and you can also add features such as a fire pit, barbeque grill, or even a full outdoor kitchen.

How Large Should Your Pool Deck Be?

The ideal size for your pool deck depends on a variety of factors. First and foremost, you will need to make sure you have enough space. Your pool’s size will influence how much room is left for the deck and you should account for any landscaping that you would like to include. You will also need to make sure you can accommodate any features and seating. Similar to when you are choosing how large to make the pool itself, you should consider the number of people you expect to use your pool when designing the deck. In many cases, more people will be poolside than in the pool itself during large gatherings, so you should keep this in mind if you frequently host parties.

Pool Deck Material

Some possible deck materials include:

Poured Concrete

Poured concrete is the most popular choice for pool decks. This material is incredibly versatile and can be adapted to fit nearly any design. The surface can be textured to make it more slip-resistant or you can choose a smooth pour instead.

Concrete Pavers

Pavers are an alternative to poured concrete and allow you to create beautiful patterns for your deck. They have similar benefits to poured concrete, so which you should choose depends mostly on your aesthetic preferences.

Travertine Pavers

Travertine is an excellent choice to take your pool deck to the next level. The surface naturally absorbs water, which helps make it more slip-resistant. It is also cool to the touch, which can be a great benefit during hot Arizona summers.

Other Pool Deck Options

In addition to these more common choices, there are other material options available depending on your preferences. We are happy to discuss these with you to determine what would be the best for your needs.

Build Your Own Backyard Oasis

At Pools by Design, we can bring your dream pool to life. We are the only member of the Master Pools Guild in Tucson, AZ, and our experts have extensive experience in pool design and building.

To learn more about building a custom pool, contact us today.

Steps to Building a Pool

A custom pool can transform your backyard and improve your lifestyle. Our pool building team works with you throughout the design and construction process to create a beautiful and functional final result. Understanding the steps to building a pool can give you an idea of what to expect. The details vary based on the client and no two pools are exactly the same, but this article includes a general overview.

1. Design Consultation

During a consultation with our pool designers, you will be able to discuss what you want your pool to look like. We will also ask about who will be using the pool as well as their ages and swimming ability. At this point, you will make big-picture decisions about the pool’s style, size, shape, depth, et cetera. You can also let us know which features you are interested in. These include aesthetic options as well as additions that will make your pool easier to maintain. At this point, we will also consider the cost and can go over financing options.

2. 3D Rendering

To give you an idea of what your final pool will look like, we use innovative 3D design software. We will create a rendering of your pool including the surrounding landscape and any outdoor living features you are interested in. During this phase, we can make adjustments to make sure everything is exactly as you would like it.

3. Permits and Building Requirements

Various permits and approvals are required to build a swimming pool. We obtain these before we can begin construction.

4. Pool Layout

Once we have finalized the design, we will go out to your property and create an actual layout where the pool will be. This allows us to see how the pool will look in the actual space. Once we confirm that you are satisfied with the layout and placement, we move forward with the construction process.

5. Excavation

At this point, we excavate the space for your new pool. This can be very exciting as you watch the design take shape.

6. Plumbing

Installing the plumbing is an essential step for your pool’s function. The complexity of this depends on the water features you’ve included, among other factors.

7. Steel Reinforcement

After the pool has been dug out, we use steel to reinforce the structure. This gives the shell of your pool strength.

8. Electric and Gas Components

Electricians trench and install wire for the electrical components of your pool. The pool’s breaker box will also be installed at this time. If gas connections are required, they will also be installed.

9. Shotcrete

Now that the shell of your pool is complete, we coat it in shotcrete. This is a pressurized form of concrete that our builders apply using a hose. When this dries, it forms the pool shell.

10. Pool Tiles

Tiles can add accents to your pool floor and features. You can choose different colors and patterns to match your unique design preferences.

11. Deck

In addition to constructing the pool itself, we will also create the pool deck. You can use travertine pavers, concrete, or other materials for this.

12. Interior Pool Finish

Your pool’s finish covers the shotcrete shell and prevents water from leaking into the ground. In addition to being important for functionality, the finish can also improve the way your pool looks. We recommend Pebble Tec due to its durability and beautiful appearance.

13. Filling the Pool

After the finish has been applied, it’s finally time to fill your new pool with water. We will balance the water chemistry and make sure everything is running smoothly during the start-up process.

14. Landscaping

The landscape around your pool can enhance its appearance and is an important part of the overall design. Whether you are interested in a simple or elaborate design we can create the perfect landscape for your pool.

15. Enjoy Your New Custom Pool

Once this process is complete, you can start enjoying your beautiful new pool.

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Your Options for Pool Shapes

One of the major “big-picture” decisions you will make during the pool design process is selecting the shape. This forms the basic outline of your pool and can be modified to accommodate various water features or outdoor living elements. There are many different options for pool shapes. At Pools by Design, we will discuss all aspects of your custom pool design with you, from the shape down to the smallest details. This helps ensure you absolutely love the final result.

What to Consider When Choosing a Pool Shape

When selecting a pool shape, it is helpful to consider the general layout of your backyard. If there are any landscaping elements that you want, these should be able to integrate with the shape of your pool. The shape and style should also complement the aesthetic of your home. For example, a contemporary pool shape will fit best with modern architecture. Additionally, size and depth are generally discussed at the same time as the shape and all of these should be selected with attention to who will be using the pool and their swimming ability.

Overview of Our Pool Shapes

The various pool shapes our Tucson pool builder can create

Our pool building company uses a set of different pool shapes as a starting point for our designs. You can use this list to get an idea of your options, although it is by no means the limit of what we can do. We can modify the shape so your pool’s contours will accommodate any other features that you wish to incorporate into your design.

How Our Pool Shapes Look When Complete

To help visualize how these different shapes look when the swimming pool is finished, here are some examples from our portfolio:

A modern rectangular pool with colorful LED lights and pool fountains

This rectangular pool is an example of the Montenegro shape and is proof that even a simple shape can be visually stunning. A variety of features are present including fountains, fire, LED lights, and a spa. These create pops of color and contrast within the rectangular shape.

A contemporary pool with an angular, modern pool shape

Our Madrid shape uses sharp angles to create a contemporary aesthetic. Pool tiles visually accent different elements and the lighter-colored coping outlines the entire pool so it stands out from the deck. The spillover spa and scuppers add a contrast of height within the design.

A traditional kidney pool in Tucson, AZ

This traditional pool uses the Marseille shape, which is a kidney-shaped pool with an additional “bubble” on one side. In this case, that space accommodates a sun shelf and pool umbrella. Kidney pools are a popular choice because of their gently flowing design.

A freeform pool in Tucson built by our expert luxury pool builders and designers

The freeform shape of this pool is a perfect example of how we can adjust the specific shape to match your needs and desires. It is similar to the Tuscany shape and contains multiple curves with rocks that accent the unique shape.

Build Your Dream Pool

When you work with Pools by Design, you are not confined to a set of cookie-cutter pool shapes and styles. We give you ideas for how to start and what you can include and then work from there to create a truly one-of-a-kind design that you will love.

To learn more about building a pool in Tucson, AZ, contact us today.

What to Consider When Installing an Infinity Pool

When considering a new pool, one of the most luxurious options is an infinity pool. Often seen at exclusive resorts, these pools are visually stunning. This type of pool is designed to seamlessly integrate with its surroundings, creating an optical illusion that the pool goes on forever.

What is an Infinity Pool?

An infinity pool works by creating an image of endlessness. These pools are built to blend in with the horizon with one or more walls stopping just a fraction of an inch below water level. This causes the water to spill over the edge. This water then goes into a catch basin below where a pump system sends it back into the main pool area. During this process, water flows through the pool and cascades over the edge. It visually appears to have no boundary and seems to blend with the skyline.

If you want to design and install an infinity pool of your own, here are a few things you should consider:

Cost of Installation

Installation of an infinity pool costs more than a standard inground swimming pool. There are different structural needs for the foundation and extra mechanical needs for the catch basin, which makes the installation more complicated. You are essentially building two pools, although you only swim in one of them. The water in this type of pool goes over the side and it goes into a second pool that is roughly one third of the size of the swimming area.

Size

When you design and build a custom pool, it is important to consider how it will fit into your backyard. You should take into account not only the swimming area, but also the space needed for the catch basin. In addition to the amount of space in your yard, you should also consider how you intend to use your pool. A design intended for swimming laps will be different than one that is meant for entertaining guests. Keep in mind that the number of people using your pool on a regular basis is also a factor in how large you should make your new pool. Our skilled team of builders is happy to help you consider these variables and can recommend the ideal size for your new custom pool.

Maintenance

Any type of pool requires regular maintenance to keep the water clear and sparkling. Owning an infinity pool involves some more specific maintenance tasks to ensure proper function. For example, you will need to pay special attention to the water level. Since the pool pump will fill water up to the edge of the swimming area, you may not notice low water levels right away. However, maintaining your new pool can be made easier by using a maintenance schedule and keeping a list of what you need to check. Although it can be more work, especially when you are first getting used to your pool, it is well worth it when you can show off a stunning infinity-edge pool to your guests.

We Can Design and Build Your

Infinity Pool

Building a gorgeous “vanishing edge pool” requires an understanding of complex mechanical and structural features and an understanding of how to blend it aesthetically with its surroundings. This sort of pool design can be complicated and you need highly-qualified experts to manage your project from conception to completion. At Pools by Design, we give our clients all of the information they need to make an informed decision. Our experience and dedication ensure that you will be able to enjoy your swimming pool for years to come.

Call us today for a consultation and let us make your dream pool a reality.

Top 3 Things to Look For When Building a Pool

Building a pool is a huge investment, but it can really pay off. Imagine lounging by your very own backyard pool, or swimming with your family on hot southern Arizona summer days. In order to get the pool of your dreams, though, you’ll need to have a good understanding of the process. This is an amenity you will enjoy for years to come, so you want to make sure that everything is absolutely perfect.

Here are the top 3 things to look for when you build a pool:

1. Expertly Designed Pools

Your design can be anything from a simple traditional concept to an intricate contemporary design. Whatever you desire, the look is essential. A pleasing design may look simple, but it is not easy to create a gorgeous pool area. You want to make sure that you hire expert designers who will work hard to make your design harmonious.

Luckily, at Pools by Design, our design team will use our extensive experience to create a beautiful result that meets all your design requirements. Not only will our expert designers work with your outdoor living space, but we will also match the design of your swimming pool to the overall feel of your house. Your friends and family will be astounded by just how good your pool will look!

2. Built by Skilled Artisans

Not only do you want your backyard oasis to be well-designed, but you want to make sure it is well-built. Since this is such an investment, you should ensure that your pool builders create it to last for a long time. Construction is a key component of the process of creating your brand new pool. It’s important that you hire the best builders possible.

Our skilled artisans know how important a well-built pool is to you. Every one of your pool features is built with attention to detail and the utmost care. When our artisans and our designers work together, they will do such a great job that you won’t have to worry about any portion of the process. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you are completely satisfied.

3. Highest Quality and Value

Along with construction and design, you want to pay close attention to quality and value. Ideally, you want the perfect balance where you have the highest quality for the best value and are not overpaying or skimping on what you need. Having the best features built with the best materials will save you money in the long run as well.

We design our pools to guarantee that your investment is worthwhile. For example, you can install an in-floor cleaning system for energy efficiency and reduced maintenance costs. We strive to give you the best value so that you can have your dream pool without breaking the bank and without unexpected long-term costs.

Pools by Design

Your Tucson Pool Builder

Pools by Design has these three qualities and much more. Our customers highly recommend our top-notch customer service and our expert artisans and designers. We are also a Master Pools Guild member. If you are looking to build your new backyard pool, give us a call today at 520.797.6675!

We will work with you to ensure that every single aspect of your brand new swimming pool is absolutely perfect.