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Aqua Fun is always staying up on the popular swimming pool design trends and 2015 is looking better than ever!

There is an upswing in new pool construction and contemporary pool design & remodel. With that comes beautiful, functional new ideas to share. Many of the same designs that were hot in 2014 are also going to be hot in 2015. There are a couple of newer trends making their march to greatness and possibly into your new inground swimming pool design we will share as well. It’s all about personal style and more choices when making the plans to turn your own backyard into an island oasis. Our team of professionals can help you do it all.

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2015 Swimming Pool Design Trends

Natural pools and Salt Water Pools

We wrote a blog about Salt Water pools and suggest reading that for more in-depth discussion on what we think about Salt Water pools. We’ll be writing more about Natural pools in future blog posts however the best way to describe a Natural Inground Swimming Pool is to take a more natural focus when designing the look and feel of the pool. We join the pool design into the natural terrain of the landscape. Sure we can take the Natural Pool to whole new level beyond what we have described here, however, for clarity, we prefer designing the pool in a natural looking state with Salt Water.

Geometric Shapes and Water Features Overflow

Geometric pools are making a come back and that is partly because of the new features a builder can add. Things like incorporating the lighting with water and using the extra space for custom pool built-ins like sloping entries, seating, waterfalls, swim-up bars and sun-tanning ledges. The elegant visual display of overflow water cascading over the ledges, waterfalls, or water fountains and underwater illumination can bring your backyard retreat to a whole new magical realm. Rectangular, square, round, oval, octagonal and L-shaped pools were in great demand in 2014. The geometric inground pool shape generally fits traditional backyard spaces better than many of the more complicated designs and continues to be a popular trend in 2015.

Exercise Pools and Hot Spa’s

Take care of those muscles in a smaller pool design with a built-in spa. Also called lap pools, strengthen your body with a new inground swimming pool made for exercising, then relax your muscles and mind in your built-in spa. There are different types of exercise pools. A true exercise pool has a resistance jet at one end of the pool that generates a current much like a small wave. The resistance jet allows you to swim in place without actually going from end to end of the pool. Then there is a lap pool with a long and narrow design. An exercise pool or lap pool has become more popular in recent years and the outlook keeps exercise pools trending as a top contender. Certainly as more and more homeowners find themselves in a home without extra room in their backyard space or pocket-book,  small exercise pools are perfect for these kinds of challenges.

Alternative Finishes

Beauty and durability are the strong points of this popular trend. Whether you are building a new inground swimming pool or are looking to re-model your current inground pool, alternative finishes are great choices to modernize and glamorize your pool! Aggregate Finishes with Pebble Tec and Pebble Sheen have been steadily moving up in popularity and are a big part of Aqua Fun’s pool designs. Glass tiles are quickly replacing ceramic and porcelain tiles because they are difficult to crack or break and are resistant to some of the issues caused by chlorine and other harsh chemicals used in the pool. Glass tiles come in all different sizes, shapes and colors and can be used on edges, inside or around the pool and spa leaving a shimmer glow reflecting the water in the pool.

Digital Pool

We will be writing an entire blogpost about digitizing your inground swimming pool. These days you can command your outdoor environment with your iPhone or Smartphone. Use your phone to control lights, pool & spa temperature, pumps, water features, pool cleaners including security cameras and landscape irrigation.

Stay tuned for articles about these latest trends. Let Aqua Fun Inc. be your pool design specialist with Popular Swimming Pool Design Trends in 2015. Give us a call and schedule a free consultation – (770) 419-7119.

Thank you,

Rachel & Andrew Cook

 

Aqua Fun Pools in Canton, Ga. wishes you a Merry Christmas

Aqua Fun Pools in Canton, Ga. wishes you a Merry Christmas

Call Aqua Fun Inc. Pool Builder in Canton, GA. for your North Atlanta Swimming Pool in 2015.

There is no better gift than the gift of health, so this holiday season call (770) 419-7119 to upgrade or build your 2015 dream pool. We wanted to inspire during these cold months and remind you of the joys pool ownership can be. Our team at Aqua Fun will be happy to work with you and customize the perfect swimming pool and spa that will meet your expectations.

Visualize A Beautiful Winter Holiday And Poolside Dream On Our Pinterest Boards

Holiday Winter Pools and Spa’s

Follow Rachel Cook’s board Holiday Winter Pools and Spa’s on Pinterest.

Hot Spa’s Are Awesome!

Follow Rachel Cook’s board Hot Spa’s are awesome! on Pinterest.

Winter Pool Ideas

Follow Rachel Cook’s board Winter Pool Ideas on Pinterest.

Want to add underwater illumination to jazz up your holiday pool? We’ve got you covered!

Let Aqua Fun Inc. be your Holiday Swimming Pool and Spa specialist. Give us a call and schedule a free consultation – (770) 419-7119.

Thank you,

Rachel & Andrew Cook

If you live in Atlanta or watch the news you will never forget Snowpocalypse 2014, when Atlanta was taken by surprise. If you thought that was bad, get ready for another dramatic Winter season. The Winter Forecast for the South East will be extreme; expect ice events and an overall wet winter which could spur flood risks.

Safety Covers Aqua Fun Inc.

Safety Covers Aqua Fun Inc.

Here are 5 reasons why you need safety pool covers this Winter.

  1. Protect your loved ones, pets and wild animals from accidentally falling in.
  2. Protect your pool structure from freezing and “popping up”.
  3. Prepare for a harsh 2014-2015 Winter – rain and water.
  4. Compliment your backyard oasis with color choices.
  5. Prevent damage to your pools plumbing and filtration

If you don’t have a pool cover already, now is the time. Do you need to upgrade or replace your current pool safety cover? The team at Aqua Fun are your best choice for your Pool Cover installment and replacement.

You have choices:

  • Solid or Mesh
  • Colorful or Plain
  • Customized shape or Retractable Solid

Getting a Safety Pool cover is not a cure-all for the Winter. You still have to be diligent; run the equipment if temperatures reach the freezing point. You’ll need to remove accumulated snow, ice and water with a broom or pool cover pump so it does not stretch the mesh or separate from the coping. If all this is too much for your busy schedule, let us help you maintain your inground pool over the Winter.

Let Aqua Fun Inc. be your Pool Covers, Safety Covers, Mesh Pool Covers, Solid Pool Covers specialist. Give us a call and schedule a free consultation – (770) 419-7119.

Thank you,

Rachel & Andrew Cook

Get Your Pool Ready For Halloween

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Halloween Your Pool Party

Decorate your pool for Halloween. Tips from Atlanta’s dream pool builder, Aqua Fun Inc.

To us, Halloween is all about having fun with your family, friends and neighbors while collectively celebrating the coming Fall and Winter seasons. If you have a spa or heated pool and plan to keep it open for now, we have  great ideas for the perfect Halloween Party.

If you are not keeping your pool open then let us know, we’ll help you Winterize your pool including a safety pool cover to keep your guests safe from harm. We have covered it all.

First things first, let’s talk about pool party safety.

Designate one person to be the pool watcher. Think of a clever costume like a Zombie Lifeguard and have them sit by the pool the entire time keeping an eye on things. It adds to the ambiance and keeps everyone safe.

Decorating ideas for Poolside Halloween Party

Here are couple of ideas using skeletons. Dress the skeletons up in bathing suits, place them lounging around the poolside wearing sunglasses,  soaking in that “moon tan”. If you have more skeletons, set them at a table playing checkers wearing sunglasses.

Throw in a few pool toys like orange or black inflatable beach balls, customized pool noodles made to look like sea creatures or a floating witch body. Put glow sticks inside blown up white balloons and float them in the water.

Check out our Pinterest board for more Halloween Pool Party Decoration Ideas.

Follow Rachel Cook’s board Halloween Pool Party Decoration Ideas on Pinterest.

Serve Some Ghoulish Halloween Party Food.

Follow our Halloween Pool Party Food board on Pinterest to get the recipes! Follow Rachel Cook’s board Halloween Pool Party Food on Pinterest.

Light up your pool underwater and add decorative lighting around the pool.

Underwater Illumination is the perfect way to create ambiance. If you have colored under water pool lighting installed, you can probably dial in the settings to stay on one color instead of alternating between the complete array of colors. Choose red, green or blue for the best Halloween effect. More pool illumination inspiration! Imagine adding this additional lighting to your pool and spa design. Contrast the colors or add more dramatics using all the same color.

Use WAC Lighting, InvisiLEDOT_AS for this spooky effect.

Use WAC Lighting, InvisiLEDOT for this spooky effect.

When it comes to lighting, don’t forget to back-light the walls or boundaries of the backyard space you plan to entertain in. Back-lighting can add that extra layer of spookiness.

 Halloween Pool Party Games and Activities

We wrote a blog post Classic Pool Games that can give you ideas to build upon. Sharks and Minnows could easily turn into Witches and Goblins.

Need some Halloween Pool Party ideas inspiration?

Follow Rachel Cook’s board Halloween Pool Party Games and Activities on Pinterest.

We hope you have a wonderful time this holiday season and that these ideas have offered inspiration on how to Decorate Your Pool For Halloween from one of Atlanta’s Pool Builder,  Aqua Fun Inc.

Give us a call and schedule a free consultation for your dream pool and spa – (770) 419-7119.

Thank you,

Rachel & Andrew Cook
Owners of Aqua Fun Inc.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.

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Gorgeous view from this new spa we built and designed, still under construction.

Aqua Fun Inground Pool Spa Builder and Designer

Aqua Fun Inground Pool Spa Builder and Designer

Would you like to have a spa like this in your backyard oasis? Schedule your free consultation today!

Thank you,
Rachel and Andrew Cook
Owners of Aqua Fun Inc.
(770) 419-7119

Beautiful new swimming pool built by Aqua Fun Inc. of Canton, GA.

Beautiful new swimming pool built by Aqua Fun Inc. of Canton, GA.

Aqua Fun Inground Pool

Another beautiful pool design from Aqua Fun Inc. in Canton. GA.

Would you like your dream pool designed and built? Schedule a free consultation now!
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Need service or repair for your inground pool covers, safety covers, mesh pool covers or solid pool covers? Be Sure To Cover Your Pool For The Winter!

Safety Covers Aqua Fun Inc.

You can choose Mesh and Solid Safety Covers

Safety Covers Keep You Safe Plus:

  • keep the sunlight out reducing algae spread
  • keep debris out of pool
  • lessen the chemicals needed for maintenance

To read more about safety covers, go to our safety covers page.

Let Aqua Fun Inc. be your Pool Covers, Safety Covers, Mesh Pool Covers, Solid Pool Covers specialist. Be sure to prepare ahead and Cover Pool your for the Winter. Give us a call and schedule a free consultation – (770) 419-7119.

Thank you,

Rachel & Andrew Cook

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your pool covers, safety covers, mesh pool covers, solid pool covers.

Almost Time to Close the Pool for the Winter

Safety Pool Cover -Winterize

Safety Pool Cover -Winterize

Here is a general checklist on what you can do to properly Winterize and Close your Inground Swimming Pool:

  • Balance the pool’s chemicals
  • Lower the water level and drain the pipes
  • Deep clean the pool
  • Remove pool accessories
  • Put a lid on it . Time to get the safety cover out.

Our team here at Aqua Fun has Winterized pools over the past 20+ years. If the Winterization process is done incorrectly, it can lead to extensive damage to the pool and its components. This a DIY project better not left to chance.

Do you need to upgrade your current safety cover? We have choices of mesh or solid covers, different colors and Warranty.

We recommend using a professional, schedule your consultation. We will be happy to Winterize and close your swimming pool for the season. (770) 419-7119.

Thank you,
Rachel and Andrew Cook

Be sure to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about How To Get Your Inground Swimming Pool Ready For Winter | Pool Closing.

The summer is not over yet, keep swimming! Have Your Labor Day Tailgate Poolside Staycation. Swim As Long As Possible!

Even though school has started for most families here in North Georgia there is still plenty of time to swim and have fun. Your kids are meeting new friends in school so why not invite a few over for backyard fun and give your kids #instacool status!

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The perfect pool party weekend!

Labor Day weekend is coming up and it is the beginning of many tailgate parties, so instead of leaving town this Labor Day, have a #staycation. Instead of exposing your kids to grown-up tailgate parties, control the atmosphere with your own version of Labor Day Tailgate Poolside Staycation.

staycation = stay at home vacation

Here are a few tips to make your Labor Day Tailgate Poolside Staycation awesome!

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Strawberry Pineapple Salsa

Underwater Tea Party

Underwater Tea Party

  • Find time to relax.
Labor Day Staycation with friends and family in your backyard swimming pool. Staycation Backyard Swimming Pool

Labor Day Staycation with friends and family in your backyard swimming pool.

Follow Aqua Fun Pinterest  board “Relax Poolside” on Pinterest.

All of us here at Aqua Fun Inc would like to thank you for reading our blog! If you know anyone who would like to know more about building their dream pool, then be sure to share this article. Have Your Labor Day Tailgate Poolside Staycation. Swim As Long As Possible!

Want to build your own backyard pool? Call Aqua Fun Inc. today – (770) 419-7119.

Thank you,

Rachel and Andrew Cook

Owners of Aqua Fun Inc.

Enjoy recreational activities in your backyard swimming pool!

We’ve already talked to you about add-on’s for your existing swimming pool or new pool design in past blog posts - under water illumination, vinyl pool liner replacements & spa. Much of those add-on’s are geared towards luxury and comfort. This blog post is all about activity through recreational add-on’s.

We recommend adding a Waterslide, Diving Board or Splash Pad

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Fun Water Activities,  Backyard Cool!

Many of today’s kids are missing out on fun outdoor activities we all used to enjoy. There are so many pressures for modern day parents that it becomes easier to keep the kids safely indoors. It’s hard to find the time for the family to workout, so building a recreational add-on in your own backyard could become a significant life improvement for your entire family.

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Whether you already have a swimming pool or are about to have us build your new pool, we can offer suggestions that will make your backyard space an oasis of tranquility and fun retreat all in one.

Waterslide

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We think a waterslide is the ultimate recreational ad-on for your backyard swimming pool because it gives you a feeling of having a water park in your own backyard. The modern swimming pool slides we install come in an assortment of sizes and styles. The kind of slide you pick will depend on the type of swimming pool you already have or are building as well as the amount of space and personal preference you desire. We wonder sometimes, if the kind of slide some people pick match their personalities? Want to play it safe? Let us know you’d like a  a gentle curve at the bottom instead of a straight and sudden drop into the swimming pool. Need more adventure? Have us install  spiral corkscrew slide. Either way, we know for sure your life will instantly become more exciting!  Do you already have a pool design with rocks and landscaping? No worries, we can probably upgrade.

Diving Board

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Diving boards are iconic. How many diving board photos with movie stars or cute little kids have you admired? Adding a diving board is a classic upgrade that will change the dynamics of your back yard pool in a fun way. Diving boards have changed over the years, so be sure to ask about the different sizes, colors and functionality available for your backyard space.

Splash Pad Video

Thanks to BeachEdgePools in Arizona for putting together this awesome video about Splash Pads.

The video says it all! Splash Pads are fun.

Be on the look out for a future Add-On’s blog post covering Custom Entry’s, In-Water Benches and Table, Tanning Ledge, Grotto and Swim Up Bar. We recommend leaving these type of add-on’s to the professionals to ensure meeting safety and code standards.

All of us here at Aqua Fun Inc would like to thank you for reading our blog! If you know anyone who would like to know more about Recreational Add-On’s, then be sure to share this article.

If you need more information on how you can keep your family entertained in the pool, call Aqua Fun Inc. today – (770) 419-7119.

Thank you,
Rachel and Andrew Cook
Owners of Aqua Fun Inc.

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