Any backyard paradise will ultimately be separated from the ordinary to the extraordinary by the elements surrounding the pool. This again is where having a talented design/build firm such Dreamscapes is key to a successful project. The softscape is what helps to beautify and accent the pool and hardscape while also providing privacy, shade, and segregating play and garden areas from poolside. The planting selection and design is also important around the pool because some trees, plants and flowers make better choices than others. Bees, fallen leaves/twigs, etc. can all effect the overall enjoyment and maintenance of your pool. Many clients forget to include the planting and landscape lighting for their yard in their overall budget but in many case these finishing touches are what will complete the yard and make for a perfect finished project.
A key part of any great pool design is to create a perfect balance of water elements, hardscape and softscape. The proper use of shape, balance, textures and elements should attract and inspire an individual. We’re confident that we can design the perfect environment for any client which is visually stimulating and will complement the home architecture as well as be an extension of their interior living area. With the information you provide us on the important key elements of the pool and how it will be used we can then develop these elements into the perfect design for your yard. Other questions to ask yourself during this phase: Will the pool be used more in the morning, afternoon or evening? Is a back yard BBQ important to you? Would a fire pit or outdoor fireplace be of interest so you can better enjoy the yard on a chilly evening? Taking some of these things into consideration will help us create a pool and landscape design that you and your family can enjoy for many years to come.
The pool industry has made big changes in the last decade with regard to options for pool finishes, pool lighting, water features, and energy efficient pool equipment. The beauty of any pool is in the small touches and details. We can help you select the right options for your pool that will distinguish it from all others and create the perfect ambiance. Serene water features, beautiful and durable pool finishes and the latest in pool equipment technology can make your Dreamscapes pool the perfect oasis.
For years the industry used standard halogen lighting or halogen lighting with old school color wheels to create different color changing options. Newer LED technology now combines individual colored LEDs that are mixed and matched to achieve a seamless and vibrant spectrum of colors. New LED lighting is now also available for shallow water reef steps to create well lit pool entries like never before. LED lighting is also much more energy efficient than traditional incandescent and halogen pool and spa lights.
Interior Pool Finishes
The pool interior finish will affect the overall look of the pool and enhance the color and natural beauty of the water. This is an important decision and Dreamscapes can walk you through the options available. While standard white plaster used to be the norm today you can find finishes with quartz, stone pebbles, polished stone, glass beads or complete tile veneer.
Several options are available for your pool decking such as: travertine or concrete pavers, flagstone, brick, or concrete. Dreamscapes can help walk you through these options and can recommend materials based on overall desired look and budget. Desired space needed for sun bathing, seating and dining will need to also be considered. It’s very important that you have a good balance between the pool area, softscape and the hardscape. This is again where an excellent final landscape design is important and something that Dreamscapes shines in.
Automatic Pool Water Leveler
This is an important addition for any pool to maintain its water level. Surprisingly many pool contractors don’t mention it or show it as an option. Many contractors will give you a water fill line that is connected to a hose bib but will still need to be manually turned on. The negative of this is that you will still have to be available to turn the water fill line on (which is difficult if you’re traveling) and, more importantly, turn the water off or it could result in an overflowing pool which could flood your yard. Automatic water levelers can do this for you automatically, while guarding against everyday water evaporation.
We highly recommend and install salt-based chlorine generators to keep your pool water sparkling clean and safe. We have installed hundreds of them with great success and reliability. Many other options are available, from the traditional use of chlorine and other chemicals to more sophisticated systems such as mineral based purification systems or ozone systems.