Upgrade Your Home and Your Lifestyle with a Complete Backyard Renovation Package! 

When you step out into your backyard, does it feel like your own private oasis, inspiring you to relax or pass the time doing something fun outdoors? If your backyard has been feeling a little lackluster lately, it may be time to make an update to your landscaping!

Fortunately, New Image Landscape and Pools offers a complete backyard renovation package that includes both landscaping and a new pool, paired together to save you money. Read on to learn more about our amazing “Silver” Pool Package!

What the “Silver” Pool Package Includes

A dual-part package, the “Silver” Pool Package gives homeowners both a brand new, custom-built pool and elegant, contemporary landscaping to match. By choosing to purchase the “Silver” Pool Package, you can save up to $3,500 on what would normally be an extremely expensive project.

The swimming pool that you can order as a part of this package includes customizable depths, an internal area of 720 sq ft, a 3-M quartz or ultra-poz interior finish, and other handy and essential items from top-of-the-line pool care equipment providers. Your new pool will even come with a pool cleaner vacuum and two sleeves for setting up a volleyball net! Further details on the items included in the “Silver” package are listed below:

  • All base plumbing (a 15ft run from PE to the water)
  • 80ft of standard (Group A) waterline tile
  • A standard mechanical time clock (with up to 50ft of electrical)
  • Normal 10ft access for excavation
  • A 400w pool light (with up to 20 feet of brass)
  • A 3000psi shotcrete with fibermesh and a lifetime warranty on the shell
  • An automatic water leveler with a 40ft run
  • A 320 sq ft Pentair cart filter
  • A variable speed Pentair pool pump
  • 240 sq ft of acrylic lace deck with 80 lf of cantilever

Not only do you receive all of these upgrades with your pool, but you also receive a complimentary overhaul of your backyard landscaping, complete with drip irrigation setup and landscaping rock and boulders! Your landscaping will include options for:

  • Extending your existing drip system with up to 150 lf of drip tubing to the backyard
  • 15 tons of 3/4in Madison Gold or an equivalent landscaping rock
  • 5 landscaping boulders weighing 250lbs to 300 lbs each
  • 2 24in box trees with irrigation
  • 2 15gal plants or trees with irrigation
  • 15 5gal plants with drip irrigation
  • 10 1gal plants with drip irrigation

For the low, competitive price of only $26,995, you can reinvent your backyard into your own beautiful private hideaway that is perfect for both recreation and relaxation. You won’t want to pass up on this deal, as all New Image Landscape and Pools packages are limited-time offers and are subject to availability.

New Image Landscape and Pools – The Landscaping Experts You Can Trust

Contact our office today to learn more about our “Silver” Pool Package and other services that we provide to our customers around the Valley. Begin your journey to a better backyard with New Image Landscape and Pools today!

5 Problems to Watch Out for with Your Pool

Owning your own pool can be one of the most convenient and enjoyable things to do for yourself. Never again do you have to get in the car and travel in order to take a refreshing dip on a hot day. But there are things that can happen to a pool that will turn this convenience into a major pain in the butt if not properly taken care of. Below are five things that can go wrong with an Arizona pool that you should be aware of so you can take the necessary steps to avoid them.

Green Pool Water

The water in your pool will turn green as a result of the growth of algae in it. This results from algae spores getting into your pool through wind, rain, dust, and more. This can be easily avoided by employing methods of sanitizing and filtering the algae out of your pool, such as adding chlorine regularly, testing the chemical balance of the pool, and adding shock to the pool when necessary.

Cloudy Pool Water

This problem can be a bit more difficult, because it can result from many things, like a malfunctioning pool filter, too much debris entering the pool, or a chemical imbalance in the water. If you check the chemicals and consistently remove debris from the pool, then you should have a professional take a look at the filter.

Broken Pump

There are a few things that can go wrong with a pump, from leaks to problems with the motor. If you begin to see cloudy or green water in the pool, but you have been doing your part in maintaining a healthy pool, then you may have a problem with the pump, and you should have a professional look at it.

Improper Water Level

The water level can fluctuate based on evaporation and excessive rains. If the water level has dropped below what you prefer, then you should go with the simple solution of adding water to the pool with the hose. Depending on your pool equipment, there are a few ways to reduce the water level; most include using the backwash feature on your pool filter.

Temperature

It is one thing when the pool is too cold in the winter time, but in a place like Arizona, pool owners often experience their pools becoming too hot, so that an afternoon dip is no longer refreshing. There are ways to address this problem, but the easiest way is to simply drop large blocks of ice into the water. For a more permanent solution, you may consider installing a rock waterfall feature, which can help keep the water cool through constant circulation.

Make sure you keep an eye out for these common pool problems so that you can continue to enjoy your pool for years to come!

5 Tips for New Pool Owners

After years of suffering through scorching hot desert summers, you were finally able to install the pool of your dreams…sparkling clean with cool refreshing waters, you can’t help but smile every time you catch a glimpse of it through your bedroom windows. You’re already visualizing years of pool parties with all your friends and family gathered ‘round its crystal clear depths, applauding you and your wise choice of building the perfect pool…but do you really know everything you need to ensure that your Arizona pool stays as beautiful as it does today? To help make sure that you do, we have compiled a list of tips that every new pool owner should know.

Your Arizona pool should be drained every other year

Arizona water is known to be hard and over time, the total dissolved solids (TDS) will become abundant, giving false chemical readings which can be damaging to your pool as well as to your equipment. Draining it regularly can help you avoid this problem.

Chemicals Balance is important

 Everyone knows to keep an eye out for the chlorine levels, but did you know that alkalinity and PH balance are equally important? Test kits are inexpensive and can ensure that ALL of your chemicals remain in balance.

Pool Pump Circulation

 Your pump needs to operate long enough to turn over your pool 2 times a day. Everyone’s pool is different, but generally this means running it 1 hour per 10 degrees of ambient temperature during the hottest summer months and half that long during the remainder of the year.

Filter maintenance is important too

It doesn’t matter what type of filter you have; if the pressure exceeds 5 to 8 pounds higher than what it normally runs, it’s time to backwash or clean the filter. Again, every pool is different, so be sure to discuss what the normal pressure of your filter should be with the people who installed it.

You’re Not Alone

New Image Landscape and Pools has been in the business of installing pools for years and we’ve accumulated the knowledge and skills necessary for helping with any pool maintenance needs that may come up. Schedule a consultation with us today and we can make sure that your pool is kept as beautiful as it is today, for many years to come! Whether you plan on having parties every weekend or just want to enjoy your pool all by yourself, New Image Landscape and Pools can help ensure your pool is in top condition.

Creating a Themed Pool and Landscape

Have the weekends spent in your backyard become a continual nagging feeling of “this could be better, but I have no idea what to do about it?” Do you feel less than content or serene as you sit on your one lawn chair that still has the remains of the cool chair cushions you bought a few summers back? Or are you just bored with what you see and feel a need to change? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then maybe you should start looking into a themed pool and landscape for your back yard oasis!

Why Is a Theme Perfect for You?

You work hard during the day and the weekends are meant for you. Fun in the sun is so much more fun when you spend it in your tropical oasis themed pool and yard; plant palm trees for shade, add a waterfall of rocks to one end of the pool, and resurface the bottom in a deep turquoise Pebble Tec and you’re on your way to the tropics every weekend!

You Determine the Costs

While a total refabrication of your yard and pool COULD become costly, you can make it as inexpensive as you need it to be. Start small—plant a few plants, repaint the existing gazebo, and buy some new chair cushions for your lawn chairs in the first stage, building on the theme as you go.

Incorporate a Hobby

Start researching before you jump right in and begin the transformation. What are your hobbies? If you’re into model trains, for example, you can create a gazebo that resembles a train station or add a trestle for one of your trains to circle around high above your pool. Check out the internet to determine if you can find materials that resemble a model train display, but don’t be frustrated if you can’t find what you’re looking for; this may be a sign that a model train designed pool and landscape is not the one for you!

Be Inspired by Others

For those times you know you want something different, but don’t have the faintest clue what different is, check out magazines, websites, and television shows and get an idea what is out there! Don’t be surprised if you feel a bit overloaded though; if you can think it, someone probably has already done so, and improved on it!

Arizona Pool and Landscape Themes

Your Arizona pool and landscape theme can be whatever you want it to be, from the elaborate—creating a pirate themed pool and yard, complete with pirate’s treasure and a swim up bar—to the simple—a pool with a contemporary shape and clean lines with the yard and plantings mimicking the simplicity. Schedule a consultation with New Image Landscape and Pools today and let your imagination run free. We’ll handle the details!

Replacing Your Pool Tile – Why and How

One of the most abused areas of your pool is the tile that frames it. Year after year, the water beats against it, leaving behind hard water stains, dulling the surface, and eating away at the grout until finally it starts to break off and fall into the pool, possibly causing problems with your cleaning system. It can be an expensive choice to replace the pool tile, so you may be reluctant, and we understand, but there may come a day when you have no choice. Keep reading for more information.

Resurfacing Your Pool

This is the most common time for making the decision to change the tile and is also the least expensive time to do it. Your old pool tiles may clash with your new pool surface, may be damaged, or maybe you just want a change. Whatever your reasons, when you resurface the pool, the costs get added into the resurfacing price, raising your payment only slightly.

The Tiles Are Breaking Off and Falling into the Pool

At this point it is imperative that at the very least, you repair the loose tiles, or just go ahead and replace the entire frame. Small pieces that get swept into your cleaner can possibly cause damage to your equipment, while larger pieces can block the cleaner, keeping your pool from being cleaned. The sharp edges can also cut into the tender toes and feet of your loved ones if they aren’t paying attention. Your family’s safety is of utmost importance.

The Pool Tile Looks Outdated

Older pools have a certain look about them; they are generally shaped in one of a few standard layouts and the tiles resemble old Mexican tiles from the 70s. There may not be anything wrong with them, but you are ready for a more modern change, so just do it! Pool tile options available today are vastly improved and are more varied than in the past. Our favorites are the new glass tiles that come in almost any shade you can imagine and spice up your pool nicely, but you may be happier with a more subdued, yet modern porcelain tile.

New Image Landscape and Pools

At the end of the day, you want to be able to walk into your backyard and find an oasis of beauty and peace, something that will not happen if your pool looks dated and in disrepair, with tiles missing and stained. Book a consultation with New Image Landscape and Pools and let’s start discussing your options; your satisfaction and happiness is what we strive for!

5 Tips for Building the Best Pool at Your Home with the Help of Arizona’s Best Pool Builders

In the Phoenix area, pools are a fantastic investment, useable at least six months out of the year. The benefits are many: exercise that puts little stress on the joints, a refreshing way to get some vitamin D in summer, a playground for kids, and an excuse for social events. Not all pools are created equal, though—how can you make the best pool possible?

While there are some obvious issues to avoid—don’t build a pool beneath a powerline, for instance—here are some tips about placement and features that you might not have thought of to make the best pool.

Avoid Evaporation by Protecting the Pool from Wind

If you’ve got some planters or a row of tall cacti, try keeping them between the pool and wherever the most wind comes from. Wind increases the rate of evaporation, meaning the water will need to be refilled more frequently.

Let the Pool Get Plenty of Sun

While trees make excellent wind-blockers, they’re not the best options for features adjacent to a pool. A pool should get as much sunlight as possible—while this may increase evaporation, it makes up for it by heating the pool, and also helping to keep leaves out.

Leave Room for Accessories!

There are quite a few accessories that people like to add to pools, whether at the time of their construction or after they are built. This means that pools take up quite a bit more space than the pool itself. A shed for the pool skimmers and cleaning chemicals, space for a slide or diving board, a volleyball net—the list goes on, but the point is you may need extra room to set these up. If you’re trying to “squeeze” the pool in, you may want to reconsider its size.

Adjacent Pools Can Be the Best Pools!

If you’re going to put in all this plumbing and clean it every week, then why not add an extra aquatic feature to it? Most commonly this is a spa or hot tub made not for swimming, but relaxing. Tanning decks, however, are also popular—these elevated shallow pools are cooler places to relax, and can double as kiddie pools.

Visual Ornaments

If you’re installing a pool, you might try to make it adapt to your current landscape—or you can make it improve it! There are a few visual additions you can make to pools to make the entire yard more impressive and appealing. Sheer descents are waterfalls that flow straight into the pool, and serve as eye-catching focal points for the yard. Deck jets gracefully shoot water into the pool, letting it double as a fountain. If the rest of your yard is all about class and beauty, then these additions might be for you.

How to Choose the Perfect Pool Surface Material & the Benefits of Each

Whether you’re having a new swimming pool installed or renovating the one you already have, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is what kind of material to use for the pool surface. It’s vital to choose wisely, as this will have a major impact on the overall look of the pool once it’s complete. There are several different options available for Arizona pool surfacing, each catering to different needs when it comes to cost, quality, comfort, and appeal.

Popular Arizona Pool Surfacing Options

The most popular pool surface materials are plaster, tile, and aggregate. Within each surface category, there are additional options in a wide range of colors and composition. When picking which of these will best achieve the aesthetic goal you have for your pool, you must consider the water color you desire, how important durability and longevity are to you, and what kind of texture you want to feel on the bottom of your feet.

Benefits & Differences of Each Surface Type

Plaster – Being one of the most affordable materials, plaster remains a top choice for pool surfaces. It offers a smooth and simple finish, though it can be dyed other colors to change up the typical white appearance and produce a different effect. Though favored by many, plaster is known to crack and erode quicker than the other choices, and it doesn’t support activities where traction is needed.

Tile – With a level of durability that’s in a league all its own, tile is the longest lasting material and gives pool owners an endless number of elegant design possibilities. Tile finishes come in ceramic, glass, stone, and porcelain and can be laid in numerous patterns. It also has plenty of traction to keep swimmers from slipping all over.

Aggregate – Aggregate finishes are the newest type of surface on the market. They are created by blending pieces of quartz, glass beads, pebbles, or granite in with plaster, guaranteeing a look that’s one-of-a-kind. This allows for a more decorative presentation than just plaster, and they aren’t as susceptible to stains or chemical damage.

To ensure you’re going to be satisfied with your choice, it’s best to consider each of these pool surface materials carefully and weigh their benefits against one another to see what’s most significant to you in the long term. The experts at New Image Landscape and Pools can help you select the perfect finish to complement your pool and property.