Aqua Fun Shares Top 5 Pool Trends for 2018
The forecast is good for a bustling economy this year and our team at Aqua Fun is already feeling the benefits. Many home owners have been reaching out about building an inground swimming pool in their backyard oasis. Our designer keeps hearing the same type of question from our new customers, “How can I make our new pool stand out?”. We’ve decided to offer a few pool trends we see coming in 2018, some are new trends and some are past trends that have carried over from recent previous years.
#1 – Pops of Color
When an interior designer transforms a house, they use pops of color to change the feeling, and tone of the space. Like you would use pops of color in home decor to set the mood, you would do the same for the interior of your pool. Darker colors are trending in 2018, it gives an illusion to a deeper, darker pool which exudes a relaxing spa vibe.
#2 – Unique Tiles
Whether you choose a darker vibe or a light clean interior, you want to make your pool unique to you yet stand out from any other pool. Choose an accent tile that is funky, or something out of the ordinary that could be an expression of your style or a conversation piece.
#3 – Depth
Now this is something that everyone needs to think about when designing a pool. Are you looking for something more for exercise and diving? Or are you interested in something for lounging and playing games? It’s something to think about. It’s difficult to play volleyball in the pool that has a different depth making it a perfect even playing field for many water games. So keep that in mind when you are thinking about how you get the best use out of your pool! Peoples tastes and ideas change, and this year we anticipate the depth of a pool being more of a factor.
#4 – Saltwater
To use saltwater or not to use salt water. That is the question. This is not the newest of trends with pools, but people are asking for saltwater pools more frequently. One factor to consider is how you will maintain your new saltwater pool, Aqua Fun is happy to help you maintain your saltwater pool or empower you to maintain your own saltwater pool. This trend looks like it’s not going anywhere as we move into a more organic less chemical state of mind.
#5 – Decor
Last but not least, going back to the first trend which is pops of colors. As an interior designer would decorate the inside of your house, you should also be reminded of the difference it can make on the exterior. Pops of color and tile aren’t the only things that can make your space unique but lighting, furniture, shrubbery, outdoor kitchen, rug or pillows can completely change the ambiance and feel of your perfect customized space. Be sure to check out our Pinterest board with photos of trendy outdoor pool furniture, lighting, art and landscaping ideas.
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 Top 5 Pool Trends in 2018, then be sure to share this article or simply call Aqua Fun Inc. today – (770) 419-7119 or schedule time to talk here.
Rachel and Andrew Cook
Aqua Fun Wants You To Vacation In Your Own Backyard, Let The Summer Swimming Begin!
Memorial Day weekend marks the official beginning of Summer and the end of the school year for most. It’s time to start planning your summer pool parties and create lasting memories.
When you get a pool design and build from Aqua Fun, be sure to request a quote for livable space in your own backyard. Add a cabana, decking, outdoor kitchen or fireplace and don’t forget Aqua Fun can help you enhance the space with smart and beautiful landscaping / hardscaping. Aqua Fun works hand in hand with top builders and contractors to give you the total package.
We hope your Memorial Day was full of family memories hanging out by the pool while honoring our fallen heroes. Make your next vacation a “Staycation” in your own fabulous backyard. Check out some inspiration and ideas on our Pinterest boards:
Whether you want to upgrade your swimming pool area or if you want to build a new pool and spa, our team of specialists want to help. Schedule your no obligation consultation or contact us for your swimming pool maintenance and repair.
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Owners of Aqua Fun Inc.
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Best Inground Pool Size & Shape
Tips from Aqua Fun Swimming Pools & Spa’s
How do you know if you are choosing the right pool for your budget, needs and yard?
Ask yourself these questions:
- What is the purpose of getting a pool?
- What is your budget?
- How much space do you have to build a pool?
Purpose for swimming pool?
Are you adding a pool to your backyard for the purpose of daily exercise? Or are you planning to entertain a large family and/or group of friends? Do you enjoy playing classic pool games with your family? If the purpose is exercise then a lap pool may work, those tend to be rectangular in size. You can opt for a sports pool which is great size and shape for an afternoon Volleyball game and tend to be shallow on each end and deeper in middle and can extend past a rectangle shape looking more like an “L”.
On the other hand if you are building your new dream inground pool mainly for entertainment purposes you may want a free-form or kidney shaped pool with a spill-over spa and tanning ledges. The choice is yours and together with our experienced designers and builders, you will have the pool of your dreams!
How much pool can you afford?
Depending on your budget, you have choices. The first place to start is looking at the price difference between a vinyl pool, fiberglass pool or gunite pool. With any of the three choices, there are always pool maintenance costs associated with it so you want to equate that into your choices as well. For example, Vinyl Pools do require vinyl pool liner replacements over time, and the fun thing about replacing the vinyl liner is that you can give your pool a make-over.
If you want to make your neighbors jealous, think about going with a gunite pool upgrading to a Pebble-Tec finish. Just like with anything, details matter and the details can increase the cost. For example, adding glass pool tiles may cost more than just adding standard pool tiles, but the reward is magical! Imagine these glass tiles glistening in the sun and reflecting off the water.
How is your Backyard Space?
Do you have a small space with a sloping backyard? If you do then that will affect the layout of your pool. There are creative ways to maximize even the smallest yard. If your backyard is a wide open space you have more choices in size and shape and our team at Aqua Fun work with preferred quality construction builder partners who can work in conjunction with us to make any backyard more functional and as beautiful as you want. With larger backyards you can add backyard kitchens and fireplaces to compliment the pool decking and theme.
Here are some different pool shape and size choices to consider:
Geometric Shapes – circles, ovals, rectangles, square
Free form, Kidney, Figure 8, Lazy L, Greek & Roman shaped pools
Exercise – lap pool, sport pool
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 to know more about Tips For Picking Best Inground Pool Size And Shape, then be sure to share this article and schedule your consultation here.
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Here are 6 Great Ideas To Service Your Inground Swimming Pool This Winter.
Just because it’s Winter does not mean your backyard has to shut down. Our team at Aqua Fun wants to help you keep the fun going all year long. Let’s face it, it’s fun to plan for the future with new home improvement ideas and it’s smart to maintain and enhance your points of pride. So if you are already a homeowner with an inground swimmimg pool, don’t wait until it’s time to start swimming again, start planning now!
Here are some features you can focus on to either give your pool a face-lift or new meaning.
- New Vinyl Liner – This is one of the best ways to give your vinyl pool a new look. It also keeps your pool maintained properly to prevent issues in the future.
- Recreational Add-Ons
- Pool Lighting
- New Decking and Coping
- Water Features
Aqua Fun Inc. would like the opportunity to help you plan for a more modern upgraded inground swimming pool that enhances your life for years to come.
If you want to build a new inground swimming pool, our award winning designer and builders can help you get the job done. There are so many choices – gunite, vinyl, fiberglass, small lap pool, vanishing edges, concrete stamped decks and smooth coping edges. Don’t get confused, call Aqua Fun (770) 419-7119 for a free no obligation consultation.
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Rachel and Andrew Cook
Owners of Aqua Fun Inc.
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Enjoy outdoor living in your new North Atlanta Inground Swimming Pool Build or Renovation.
There’s no doubt that your home becomes a summer retreat when you have the right set up. Start preparing for a fantastic summer and vacation every day! This takes planning and hiring the right contractors to help bring your outdoor living space to life. Let your search start here with us.
Check out the synergy created with this local builder. Let Aqua Fun get your backyard oasis started!
Aqua Fun Equals Summer Fun
Invite your family, friends and neighbors over to cook on the grill in your outdoor kitchen or cozy up by the fireplace and roast marshmallows over the built-in fire pit. All of this takes planning and design. Let our team at Aqua Fun assist you in planning out the perfect summer fun scenario.
Our team at Aqua Fun will be able to offer solutions for your backyard pool and living space that you won’t get with other pool builders in North Georgia or Metro Atlanta. The partnerships with local builders, landscaping companies and other service providers will save you money, time and headaches. You will receive the service and price break only a small business can offer.
Design your new inground swimming pool and outdoor kitchen to suite your family’s wants and needs. Remodel your existing pool with tile, stone, PebbleTec, water features, in water sun shelves, vanishing edge, beach entrances and swim up bars. Build your new gunite, vinyl or fiberglass inground pool with your own flair which may include underwater illumination, recreational add-on’s and waterfall’s.
Did you get a chance to check out our latest blogpost? 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 build their dream backyard swimming pool design, then be sure to share this article or simply call Aqua Fun Inc. today – (770) 419-7119 or schedule time to talk here.
Rachel and Andrew Cook
Aqua Fun will help you Spring into your Custom Paradise Swimming Pool & Spa!
We know, you’re that neighbor who has weekend ‘get-togethers’ where the sounds of Spring also include the sounds of laughter and joy. You know there is nothing better than creating great memories and building the Custom Paradise Swimming Pool & Spa you’ve always wanted. Stop dreaming about that Custom Paradise Swimming Pool & Spa, contact us today for a free consultation.
There are various options for pool styles and designs. Speak with an Aqua Fun consultant about your choices.
Maybe you’re not into entertaining others? Perhaps your paradise is resting on a float with the sound of a waterfall in the background? If that’s the case, Zen styled pools are popular and reflect a quiet serene paradise. How else might you want to enhance your life? Consider these tropical, Mediterranean, European, mountain resort or Florida cottage style themes for inspiration when designing your new inground swimming pool.
The perfect time to start designing and building an inground pool is right now. Whether you want to relax by the pool or invite people over, your investment in a new inground swimming pool will be worth every cent. It’s time to create the paradise you’ve been dreaming about!
We might be getting hit by excessive pollen in North Metro Atlanta, but don’t let hold you back from clearer days ahead and setting up your no obligation consultation. Did you get a chance to check out our latest blogpost? 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 build their dream backyard swimming pool, then be sure to share this article or simply call Aqua Fun Inc. today – (770) 419-7119 or schedule time to talk here.
Rachel and Andrew Cook
Inground Pool Design & Installation
You’ve thought about it enough, now it’s time to schedule a consultation for your dream pool and spa. You can’t go wrong with Aqua Fun Inc. if price, beauty, quality and professionalism are important to you.These guys are the North Georgia swimming pool experts!
The Aqua Fun Team
Aqua Fun’s owner is the lead builder & designer with decades of direct experience in the swimming pool industry and has been building / designing swimming pools in North Georgia for 20+ years. Andy and Rachel Cook are the owners and operators; a husband and wife team who take pride in the work Aqua Fun offers it’s customers. You know you are getting top notch, quality service when you hire Aqua Fun to build your in-ground swimming pool and spa.
Price of your inground pool and spa
You won’t find a pool builder out there who will offer you the quality work Aqua Fun provides for the price. We can’t give you a number off the cuff because each pool is unique to the home and is determined after an initial consultation with the wants and needs of the homeowner in mind. Things that can determine price is the size, shape, style (gunite, vinyl, fiberglass), add-on‘s such as lighting, waterfalls, slides or spa. Aqua Fun also provides decking options to consider. If you need financing, Aqua Fun has partnered with the best pool, check it out.
A few more things that will consider the cost of a new inground pool and/or spa is whether you want to consider a Salt Water pool. Aqua Fun is Salt Water pool specialists and can counsel you on the pro’s and con’s of operating a Salt Water Pool. Also, take a quick look at 2015 Pool Trends for ideas and inspiration.
Beautiful Backyard Pool
Making your home an enjoyable place for family and friends is what it’s all about for so many people. Adding a swimming pool and/or spa can add tremendous beauty to a backyard. Being able to sit on a lounge chair by the crystal clear water while hearing the sound of a waterfall or spa bubbling is magic! Imagine having the beauty of a new pool with enhancing landscape work, outdoor furniture and the sound of laughter…your backyard has just become that outdoor oasis you’ve always wanted.
So stop dreaming, make it happen! Call 770-419-7119 or schedule your consultation today so you can tell your family what they are getting for Christmas. Most people may not think Winter is a good time to schedule a new inground pool install, but we think it’s the best time! Don’t miss last month’s blogpost about Swimming Pools and Real Estate.
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Andy & Rachel Cook
Owners & Innovators of Aqua Fun Inc.
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Mark Your Calendar! August is the best time of the year to work on Inground Pool Landscaping
Whether you already have an inground pool and are looking to enhance your backyard space or you are planning to have an inground swimming pool installed, planning the landscape around your pool design will pay off big time. There is nothing better than feeling like you are on vacation every time you swim in your own backyard swimming pool. Think of your swimming pool as the focal point and build out from there. You have so many choices to enhance the functionality and aesthetics of your backyard oasis.
Our team at Aqua Fun can help you decide what type of landscaping would best suit your backyard needs. The design includes hardscape concrete border, decking, patio, recreational add-on’s, tree’s, shrubs and flowering plants. Be sure to check out our Pool Gallery to see examples.
August is a good time to work on your inground pool landscaping. It’s a great month to prepare the soil for adding fall plants. It’s important to clean up all debris and mix in fertilizer or compost before you start preparing your perennial flower beds, it’s not too late to prepare the flowers for next spring. August is also the time to plant bulbs for a large array of beautiful lilies.
Things to consider when designing your swimming pool and backyard pool landscaping are what kind of lounge chairs and umbrella tables will you add to the mix? There is so much to consider and it may get overwhelming trying to figure it all out. If this is you then have no fear, the design team at Aqua Fun Inc. will be able to take care of this for you.
Did you get a chance to check out our End Of Summer Pool Party Blog? We think you’ll have a lot of fun with it.
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 planning your backyard swimming pool landscape, then be sure to share this article or simply call Aqua Fun Inc. today – (770) 419-7119 or schedule time to talk here.
Rachel and Andrew Cook