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2013 Swimming Pool design Ideas –New In NJ Pool Safety Options

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

2013 Pool Safety – What’s New for NJ Pool Safety?

It may not feel like it quite yet, but it’s time to prepare for swimming pool season in the Northeast! In preparation of this year’s swim season, I would like to share some safety measures that we have designed for our 2013 swimming pool projects. The pool safety techniques involve reducing entrapment risks and creating a safer pool.

The new safety measure we’ve implemented in 2013 pool designs revolves around water circulation for inground pools. Our new recirculation system is designed without swimming pool main drains. Main drains are used as an intake to recirculate water in the deep end of swimming pools, and they are the primary cause of entrapment accidents for inground pools. Entrapment normally occurs when a grate is removed from the drain or when main drains are improperly installed; if so, they can pull, trap, and injure swimmers, especially children. Fortunately, main drains are not always necessary for proper pool circulation! In most pools, by excluding the main drains, you can eliminate the primary risk of entrapment and improve your pool safety. Additional skimmers and returns compensate for eliminated main drains and circulate water efficiently.

Another exciting safety feature for 2013 is the automatic chemical injection system, such as Pentair’s Intellichem chemical controller. Chemical controllers have a number of benefits, including safety, convenience, efficiency, durability, and cost-effectiveness. The controllers precisely inject chemicals with automated testing. In doing so, the chemical injection systems reduce unnecessary costs and prevent damage to the plaster and equipment. Too few chemicals for pool sanitization can lead to serious illnesses contracted in the pool. Too many chemicals can lead to a host of harmful side effects as well. With programmable schedules and trackable chemical levels, the systems, most importantly, prevent the pool from operating at unsafe chemical levels. If the water does become unbalanced, the system will alert you. This system does not replace a service professional, but it does allow you to maintain the pool within safer margins between service visits.

The new pool safety measures will create a safer pool for you and your family. The chemical controllers will create safer, trouble-free pool water, and the exclusion of main drains will reduce the risk of entrapment, while making the pool-bottom more aesthetically pleasing. If you are interested in these or any other safety features for your new inground pool, consult with your pool builder about some of these safety options. Experienced pool companies should be able to address all of your safety concerns with a proven history of successful design and construction practices. If you would like to learn more about pool safety or pool construction, please don’t hesitate to call or email us.

Modern Swimming Pool Ideas NJ Inspired by Best Caribbean Hotels

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Modern Swimming Pool Ideas NJ Inspired by Best Caribbean Hotels

Modern Swimming Pool Ideas NJ swimming pool designer finds his best inspiration from the newest Gansevoort Hotel in the Caribbean for his modern outdoor artistry.

In many ways, the worldly travels of countless homeowners inspire beautiful backyard creations. Magnificent hotels, historic buildings, natural wonders, and cultural masterpieces serve as fine creative examples for pool and landscape inspiration.

Examples from our custom projects include everything from a stone gazebo, lavish swimming pool, and formal gardens inspired by a trip to Versailles to a one-of-a-kind clock tower inspired by a golf trip to Ireland. These uniquely inspired features don’t just look impressive; they bring distinct character to the project by representing the style, tastes, and personal memories of the homeowner. Here is another new example of a larger-than-life, travel souvenir.

We recently completed a travel-inspired outdoor living space in Upper Saddle River, NJ. The chic, modern pool, masonry, and landscape design is reminiscent of the fashionable, contemporary rooftop pools of NY and LA. The perimeter overflow pool with a vanishing edge descends upon a comfortable, sleek patio area with a modern outdoor fireplace; the private backyard getaway looks like the luxurious suite of a brand new, ultramodern hotel.

The newest Gansevoort Hotel in Turks and Caicos was the inspiration for this modern outdoor artistry.  Based on visions of contemporary relaxation, the modern design evolved continuously to include the trendy glass fence, limestone patio set in a modern configuration, sleek veneer, smooth glass tile, auto covers for the pool and spa, stamped concrete “wood” dining patio, fiber optic rope lighting, as well as a unique water window. The final product seems to find a unique balance between the relaxing, glass tile, overflow pool of the Gansevoort in Turks and Caicos and the modern, trendy look of the Gansevoort Hotel in the Meatpacking District of NYC.

Whether the style is tropical, classical, or modern, trips to faraway places or even a nearby city can be worthwhile in the development of new or renovated outdoor living spaces. Pool and landscape design ideas evolve swiftly from unique travel amenities and features; with a skilled landscape architecture firm, this evolution pays off in dividends.