Pools by Design, A Featured Pool Builder in Luxe

If you are looking to find a swimming pool builder to create the pool of your dreams, there are many factors that you should consider. It is important that you not only get a beautiful design, but that you also get top-notch customer service. A pool is a big investment and it’s important to do research prior to building your custom pool or spa.

When it comes to Tucson, AZ pool builders, you will not find any pool companies that match our superior attention to detail and design skills. We incorporate luxurious water features that will improve the ambiance of your backyard. For many people, lounging poolside in their very own home is a dream. If you work with Pools by Design, it can become a reality.

Pool Builder Featured in Luxe

When you choose Pools by Design as your pool builder, you don’t have to rely on our word alone. Many satisfied customers highly recommend our pool building services. Various magazines have also featured us. For example, Luxe Interiors and Design™ featured our pools and spas:

A scan of the article where Pools by Design is a featured pool builder in Luxe

As this feature shows, we are a trusted Tucson pool builder. Our gorgeous pools and spas tell their own story and highlight our design skills and outstanding final products. Our customer reviews also speak volumes. Since 2009, we have been a trusted name in Southern Arizona pool building.

We know that when you’re making an investment, every testimonial makes a difference and can influence your decision. Our Luxe feature is yet another example of how multiple sources confirm our value as a pool builder. Besides Luxe, we have been featured in DesertLeaf, Tucson Lifestyle, and HomeMag.

How We Have Evolved

If you read our Luxe feature in 2014, you may also be wondering how Pools by Design has evolved in the past 5 years. While we are still a trusted pool builder and designer, we are even better today. As our owner Ken Larison mentioned in Luxe, Pools by Design continues to develop new construction techniques.

In this feature, we emphasize how we create custom designs that complement the overall aesthetics of each site. This continues to be true. We create traditional backyard pools as well as more avant-garde contemporary designs. Our Luxe feature included pictures of our gorgeous infinity-edge pools. This style of pool continues to be one of our most popular designs five years later.

When we appeared in Luxe, our owner Ken had been in the business of pool building and design for 35 years. Now, he has over 40 years of experience. Even after all this time, his passion for designing the pool of your dreams is just as strong. When you hire Pools by Design as your pool builder, you get the benefit of experience paired with the advantage of constant innovation.

High-Quality Tucson Pool Builders

Whether you found us in Luxe, saw us online, or heard about us from one of our satisfied customers, we are excited to work with you. Being your Tucson pool builder is a job that we take seriously and we are proud to continue to create the best pools and spas in southern Arizona.

Contact us today at 520.797.6675 and transform your backyard into your dream oasis!

Why Your Spa Should Include Pebble Tec

When you are designing a custom pool or spa, you have the luxury of choosing every aspect of your design. This includes the pool finish that you choose for your hot tub’s floors and walls. When you work with Pools by Design to create your custom jacuzzi, we will always help you make a decision that fits your budget, your design goals, and your plans for how you will use your pool and spa. Although a basic plaster finish is always an option, using pebble tec is a wonderful choice.

Choosing pebble tec for your spa’s walls and floor has many benefits.

What is Pebble Tec?

Pebble tec refers to using pebbles mixed with cement to cover the walls and floors of a pool or spa. It can be a generic term for this technique, or it can specifically refer to products from the company Pebble Tec ®️. Usually, the best pebble tec products come directly from this company.

Pebble tec often gives pools and spas a more natural look, as from a distance it can look like a river bed. Its textured appearance also makes it harder to see any chemical build-up, such as salt or chlorine residue. As a result, your pool will look better for any friends and family you bring to visit. You can customize the colors you choose for pebble tec and can pick anything from a mix of natural colors to bolder shades.

This finishing method is an alternative to the more classic option of plaster. A plaster-finished hot tub has a more simple look, although it is a cheaper method for a pool finish. The main issue with plaster, however, is that it can react with chlorine and other chemicals in your jacuzzi. The heat of your spa can also damage the plaster finish over time.

Choosing the Best Pool Finish

When you choose a finish for your spa, there are many factors to consider. Of course, the cost can be a big consideration. Pools and spas are big investments, and they can come with a large cost upfront. Although you may be tempted to try to lower your initial cost, you also need to consider long-term maintenance.

When it comes to these continuing costs, pebble tec is your best option. A plaster finish may need to be replaced sooner than pebble tec. Even if you save money upfront by going with plaster for your jacuzzi, you will spend more money tearing up your hot tub to replace the floor and wall finish every 5-10 years.

You also want to consider the overall experience you will have in your jacuzzi. Pebble tec’s natural texture is slip-resistant. This makes it safer to step into your new hot tub. The pebble tec’s texture also feels great against your feet. It becomes just one more feature in your luxurious spa experience.

Building a pool or spa with pebble finish?

Pebble Tec

No matter what sort of pool finish you want, Pools by Design can build the spa of your dreams. You deserve the luxury of having your very own hot tub, and we can make this happen for you.

Contact us today for a free cost estimate. We look forward to creating your pool or spa with pebble tec or any other desired finish. 

What Are Spillover Spas?

Custom pools and spas can turn your backyard into an oasis that is reminiscent of a high-end resort. When you hire Pools by Design as your pool and spa builders, we work with you to make sure that every detail of your backyard oasis is exactly how you want it. One of your many choices, when you are building a hot tub, is the inclusion of water features. These are small touches that can make your jacuzzi stand out. Of our water feature options for hot tubs, a spillover of water into the pool is one of the most common options.

Spillover spas can add a sense of elegance and relaxation to your backyard.

Spillover Spa Basics

You may be wondering what exactly this water feature includes. Spillover spas are hot tubs that connect directly to your pool through a small curtain or fountain of water. This water moves directly from the jacuzzi into the swimming pool, spilling over a ledge or a series of ledges.

There are different ways to accomplish this. Some homeowners choose to include an infinity spa, which is similar to an infinity pool in that the water goes over a series of drop-offs to give the illusion that the hot tub goes on infinitely. There are also spillover spas that include one curtain of water that falls from the edge.

You can get creative with how you design spillover spas. For example, you can choose to use a stone pattern for the ledge that water flows over. This stone accent can be a focal point for your pool and hot tub. If you want something more intricate, you can also customize this water feature to include more drop-offs or even fountains that shoot water from the jacuzzi into the pool.

Benefits of This Water Feature

Why should you include a spillover spa in your custom pool design? For one thing, this design element is very relaxing. You can swim in your pool or lounge poolside while watching the water from your hot tub flowing into your pool. This is very therapeutic and helps you feel like you are in a resort while in your own backyard.

This feature also helps connect your hot tub and your pool. Designs that don’t include some sort of connection between these two elements can look awkward and unbalanced. Spillover spas are an elegant way to achieve a connection between your spa and your pool.

A spillover feature is also a relatively simple and classic design element. It will not be too overwhelming or complicated. This means that you can include a spillover spa without making it the center of your pool design. Not everyone wants an incredibly complicated pool and hot tub. This is an option that adds elegance to your pool design without being too flashy.

Pools by Design, Your Source for Custom Pools and Hot Tubs

Spas

Whether you picture your backyard with a spillover spa or with any other type of pool and hot tub design, Pools by Design can turn your vision into a reality.

We will work with you to create a pool and spa that fit your exact requirements and desires. Contact us today for a free estimate.

Three Tips for Jacuzzi and Spa Owners

For jacuzzi and spa owners maintenance is essential. We know you didn’t buy your spa to spend time taking care of it. You bought it to be able to relax. That is why we have put together some tips to help make your life as a spa owner much simpler. This way you can get the most out of your jacuzzi. Tucson weather has perfect jacuzzi weather all year round. Keeping your jacuzzi or spa running smoothly will allow you to enjoy it whenever you want. Taking care of your jacuzzi and preparing systems will also ensure that it stays at tip-top shape for years to come. Take care of your jacuzzi or spa, they are long term investments which will add to your property value.

Here are three tips for jacuzzi and Spa owners:

1. Stick to a regular cleaning routine

It is important to regularly sanitize your hot tub and its filters. Dirty filters are one of the top reasons for jacuzzi owner complaints. When filters are left uncleaned jacuzzis and spas will not properly heat. Use a filter cleaner and spray or soak your filters to improve filter life and efficiency. If your filters are two or three years old it is time to replace them, we recommend always having a spare clean filter on hand. Along with the filters, you’ll want to drain your hot tub every 3-4 months for a thorough cleaning. Once you drain the water, it is important to clean and disinfect it properly. When this is done refill your jacuzzi and it will be good as new. It is also important to keep the water chemistry in balance making proper use of pool chemicals.

2. Invest in a high-quality hot tub cover

It is important to keep your jacuzzi covered when it is not in use. A cover will keep your hot tub clean and free from bugs and other unwanted guests from the natural world. A high-quality hot tub cover has many other benefits as well. A cover that is well- insulated keeps the water warm which will help save you a significant amount in energy costs. If you choose a solar hot tub cover, not only will it help you save, but it will keep your jacuzzi clean and protected from inclimate weather and other unpleasant things from the outdoors, such as sand and debris.

3. Maintain a constant temperature and water level

If you have a well insulated hot tub cover then you have a much easier time with temperature maintenance. When it comes to water levels, water evaporates faster during the cold, dry weather. It is important that the water level stays above the skimmer line to continue to have effective filtration and ensuring your jets operate properly. During the winter months keep a garden hose away from exterior elements (a warm garage is recommended) so when your jacuzzi needs to be refilled, it can be done with an optimal tool.

Conclusions for Spa Owners

Jacuzzi and Spa Maintenance

Owning a jacuzzi is very exciting and worthwhile, but can also feel a little overwhelming. Taking care of your hot tub doesn’t have to be time-consuming and stressful. Following these tips will keep your jacuzzi in the best shape of its life, allowing you to get the most out of it. This brings us to our last tip, enjoy your jacuzzi! There are many health benefits and fun that comes along with a hot tub, relax and enjoy your beautiful and well-maintained jacuzzi. If you do not take care of your jacuzzi or spa the repair costs can triple what you spent on the jacuzzi or spa in the first place.

Contact Pools by Design for a free in-home estimate and see how a jacuzzi or spa can transform your lifestyle.