Can A Custom Pool Increase Your Property Value?

The simple answer is yes, a custom pool can and does increase the value of your property, but there are limitations! We’ve been in the business for a long time, and as such, we are passionate about our pools and our customers; your satisfaction and happiness is what we strive for, so we won’t lead you astray. Living in the warm desert climate makes a custom pool a useful addition to your home, and when you customize it, it can increase the value even more!

Reasons to Add a Pool

Not every pool adds value to your property. If the yard is too small, or if you live in a colder environment, you may want to pass on the pool—it’s just not worth the investment. Also, if you are planning on selling your home, understand that there may be a large demographic of people who will pass your home right by if they see you have a pool; people with young children who are worried about potential drownings or people who live on a tight budget may not think a pool is worth it and will keep on looking. But if you live in a high-end community where most homes have pools, it could cost you money not to construct one of your own. And a custom pool can add incentives to buyers with the opportunity to own a pool that isn’t like anyone else’s—everyone likes to be unique!

Custom Pools Vs Standard Pools

It’s true that you won’t recoup all your costs for building a pool; on average, a pool adds approximately 7 to 10 percent value to your home. But if you aren’t planning on moving anytime soon, the decision of whether to add a custom pool should be dependent on your needs, wishes, and desires. Would a standard pool satisfy your urge to swim? Most definitely—but if you can afford more, why not? You work hard and daily life can be stressful; don’t you deserve to be spoiled? Imagine looking out your window and seeing a pool with custom touches: a copper fire bowl, a rock waterfall, and a glass mosaic design of a redheaded mermaid gracing the bottom of your pool can bring a smile to your face that makes it worth the extra expense.

New Image Landscape and Pools

A custom pool can make all the difference in a day filled with stress and tension, as well as in the value of your property. Schedule a consultation with us today and discover how much better life can be when you have an oasis in your backyard!

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!

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.