Category: High-End Swimming Pool Projects

Swimming Pool Floating Steppers are Exquisite Design Feature

Natural Limestone Floating Step-Stones - Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada

Swimming Pool Floating Steppers Design Feature

Floating Steppers Swimming Pool Feature by Clarity Pool Service

The Floating Steppers feature can give your custom swimming pool the modern aesthetic that people are sure to complement on. The steppers are a great way to add a functional crossing for your swimming pool design as well as an awe-inspiring artistic flair.

Floating Steppers are an excellent way to give your upcoming swimming pool build that certain high-end aesthetic. If you’ve been browsing the inter-web for any length of time within the past couple years, you’ll notice that swimming pool design in the 21st century is all about artistic expression and is comparable to any other creative medium used to produce artistic works. The only difference being the fact that your canvas and your brush are a lot more expensive than traditional mediums and a lot more permanent. The exquisite pool designs that utilize floating steppers are starting to roll in online, and they are amazing! This feature can be both functional and visually appealing, but can also come at a cost.

Some Minor Drawbacks to the Floating Steppers Feature

One drawback to the Floating Steppers design feature is the fact that they can take up a portion of pool real estate. Space that you could have otherwise used as well, pool space. The Floating Steppers create a pathway or bridge, enabling the homeowner to cross to the opposite side of a pool. Floating Steppers use a submerged support column that can vary in height; the height of the stepper support column will depend on the pool depth within the area you plan to install them. Your choice in stepping stone or finish material will almost always be a complementary natural stone or some other type of appealing accent material. Just browsing Pinterest or Houzz will yield some extraordinary and creative ways that swimming design contractors are using this reasonably new and modern swimming pool design feature.

If you have a few custom swimming pool features in mind for the pool you’ve been considering, give Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada, a call today. We’re your source for contemporary swimming pool design and contracting services.

If you’re interested in learning about a few more contemporary swimming pool design features, make sure to check out our pool feature section of our site. Our best words of advice, “sometimes less is more where it concerns pool features.” We recommend giving us a call, setting up an on-site design consultation so you can let us know what you have in mind. We’re here to help you build the swimming pool you’ve always envisioned owning.

Check out our swimming pool feature section for some additional inspiration!

Natural Limestone Floating Step-Stones - Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada

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Elevated Pools – High Rise Custom Swimming Pools by Hydrologic Blog

The Joule Pool from the Hydro+Logic Blog - Article by Staci Pye
The Joule Pool from the Hydro+Logic Blog - Article by Staci Pye

The design of an elevated swimming pool or water feature is not inherently complicated, dangerous or even necessarily problematic, but it does include some interesting challenges that can be terribly unforgiving of ignorance or neglect. Some basic issues that should be considered whenever such a design is undertaken include the following.

Pool Shell Design and Construction

  • Weight of pool and equipment: The weight of water alone is about 62 pounds per cubic foot. The load of the water, pool shell and structural containment can easily total 350 pounds per square foot or more, depending upon the structure and the actual water depth. A careful structural analysis will be required.
  • Double shell pool/water feature construction: There are two generally accepted approaches to the construction of elevated pools and water features. Both entail the construction of a waterproofed structural well within which will be constructed the pool shell or liner. The first approach of which would be cast-in-place concrete (CIP) or shotcrete and the second of which is stainless steel. Although it is theoretically possible to construct the structural well neat to pool dimensions, a high level of coordination would be required of the structural concrete sub-contractor to insure all pool allowances for finishes, piping sleeves, lights and equipment make this approach very difficult to accomplish, most oversize the structural support.
  • Stainless steel pools: The use of stainless steel seems an obvious choice for elevated pools and water features because of its durability and, if properly constructed, water tightness. The stainless can either be left unfinished and bare or provided with an applied finish. Maintenance of the polished surface of the stainless can be an issue, and several health departments require that it be finished for reasons ranging from both color to slip resistance.
  • Finishes: Tile is an obvious choice, and very popular for this application for both durability and aesthetics. Several stainless manufacturers also offer an adhered sheet vinyl or PVC finish that may have applicability depending upon budget. Stainless is often nominally more expensive than a concrete solution, although regional preferences may make it the only viable choice. Also, some creative design solutions may find translation with stainless difficult to achieve. Further, if stainless is being used above occupied or in otherwise acoustically sensitive applications, it is recommended that an acoustical engineer be consulted; there is an increased potential for the transmission of noise through stainless.

Waterproofing

One of the major keys to successful elevated pool and water feature design is effective waterproofing.  Two layers of waterproofing should be considered, one at the structural level and the other at the finish level.

The structural or primary waterproofing system should include the entire natatorium or pool/water feature area, including the well within which the pool or water feature shell is to be constructed, the surrounding deck as well as all ancillary areas anticipated to be wet.  The waterproofing material should be consistent with the application, coordinated with and if possible compatible with the secondary waterproofing material under the pool finishes.

The Architect is typically responsible for the base waterproofing system.  A drain or drains should be provided at the lowest point at the structural or primary level of waterproofing to carry away leakage and relieve hydrostatic pressure, if any.  This drain should daylight at some point, or be provided with a sight-glass, in order to monitor leakage.

  • With a stainless solution, this second level of waterproofing is the stainless steel shell itself. No other waterproofing should be required.
  • With a concrete solution, a waterproofing system will be specified that will maximize the compatibility between substrate and finishes.
  • Leaks, although rare, remain a possibility. Ideally Piping or conduit should be located in a drained containment area, if not possible, the use of drip pans under the pool and piping may be considered.
  • Ample overflow and/or deck drainage capacity at least equal to the makeup water flow should be provided. On high rise applications, the potential for sway should be considered and appropriate measures taken to contain any consequent slosh.

In summary, successful elevated pools and/or water feature design depends upon meeting the inherent challenges and demands of structure, appropriate material selection, waterproofing, drainage and acoustical control.

Elevated Swimming Pool Design Comments by Clarity Pool Service

Clarity Pool Services found this amazing article at http://hydrologicblog.com/

We decided to repost this article here at the Clarity Pool Service website due to the unique and downright interesting nature, as custom swimming pool contractors, we’ve yet to have the opportunity to build a high rise or elevated swimming pool design. It piques our interest, though, and if ever offered the chance, well with great power comes great responsibility, and that is all on the subject of building a project such as a highrise custom swimming pool. We want to thank Staci Pye of the Hydro+Logic Blog, and we appreciate the article as well as the insight on this complicated subject. You can find the original article by Staci Pye here at http://hydrologicblog.com/elevated-pools/

If you’re interested in learning more about Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada, and our “traditional” new custom pool design process, check out this information.

Considering a Pool Renovation?

Summer is almost over, and here at Clarity Pool Services, we want to ensure we are doing the best when it comes to maintaining your pool throughout the seasons. Although, sometimes there may be signals that your pool may need a complete pool renovation during your hibernation until next summer. We understand it’s easy to fall back into the comfort of our homes when summer is over and forget about our pools until it gets warm again but it’s important to understand that consistency is key to being attentive to what your pool might need, or may be able to become before you take your first dip again. 

Reassuring your pool is safe to use is the top of the list when considering a pool renovation. The last thing you want to worry about is that cracked or chipped piece of concrete that is falling apart along the edge of your pool. This can be considered a safety hazard if not taken care of immediately. We want you to have fun at your summer party, and not worry if someone is going to get hurt because of pool tiles or plasters coming apart. Taking a good look at your pool, and considering every inch of it before use should become habitual. If you find yourself having to worry about this issue constantly, it’s probably time to consider a pool renovation.

Another important aspect to your pool being optimal for use is paying attention to its filter system and energy-efficient pump. This is also important to take into account as you want to ensure any bacteria or environmental aggressors are taken care of before anyone takes a swim. This is to prevent anyone from getting sick, or having any type of reaction(s) due to being exposed to these. This is a modern-day feature that needs upkeep if you and everyone else you want to invite wants to fully enjoy the use of your pool.

Extending on the topic of modern-day safety is noticing the construction of your pool. Does it have an extended shallow end or an enclosed fence? If not, renovating your pool to fit this is a good idea if you want others to feel safe along any part of your pool. Having an extended shallow end keeps it easier for any level of swimmers to have fun, and having a fence around your pool provides safety for any animals or infants who may be at risk without it. 

We do want to mention, sometimes considering a renovation is just because you overall need it. You may feel that your design has outlasted itself, or may not be what you need for its use anymore. All of this and per above are perfect reasons to consider a pool renovation. At Clarity Pool Services, we do the best in providing certainty that making the decision to renovate your pool is in your favor, and we want to be apart of that evolution. We encourage you to check out our page that is full of ideas on how you may want to alter your pool. We are here to support any decisions of yours, and want to provide answers to any questions you may! Please contact (702) 839-9265 to get started!

In the Know about Perimeter-Overflow Custom Swimming Pools

Custom Built Perimeter-Overflow or Infinity Edge Swimming Pool Design by Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada

Getting to Know the Custom Perimeter-Overflow Swimming Pool Design Concept

Swimming Pool Perimeter-Overflow Technical Specifications Graphic

Swimming Pool Perimeter-Overflow Technical Specifications

A Perimeter-Overflow, also known as Knife-Edge swimming pool design, is an elegant way to modernize your outdoor living area. This pool design method should only get implemented by a skilled and experienced pool design and construction professionals. The Perimeter-Overflow incorporates the infinity edge design concept into the entire perimeter of the swimming pool, which gives the overall pool design nothing short of spectacular results. The Perimeter-Overflow pool design pumps a thin sheet of water over and into a built-in catch basin or hidden trough built into and around the entire poolscape. The water in the catch basin gets recirculated back into the pool and over the perimeter in a cyclical process. You can imagine the edge of your pool, which has a built-in waterfall that is small enough to walk over. The result is extraordinary, modern, and will have your guests talking about how amazing your swimming pool is to all their friends. The Perimeter-Overflow gives your swimming pool a mirror-like aesthetic that’s reflective and can only be described as “Magical.” There’s nothing like seeing a properly executed perimeter-overflow pool design for the first time.

Just like any industry, swimming pool design is highly competitive; it’s continually evolving. Here at Clarity Pool Service, we’re striving to push the known boundaries of pool design to the brink of both function and aesthetic appeal. Modern swimming pool design is attaining awe-inspiring heights in the 21st century, between the new and improving technology coming out and the ever-changing architectural methods, you’re sure to see some new breathtaking pool builds coming from our company. At Clarity Pool Service, we aim always to push our craft to new depths.

Don’t worry because extraordinary results aren’t always associated with a remarkable price tag, at least that remains true with Clarity Pool Services of Las Vegas, Nevada. We want to take this time to raise your awareness regarding the technical aspects of a Perimeter-Overflow swimming pool design though. On the technical side, advanced knowledge of hydraulic systems and pressurized returns, along with gravity drain lines is where we start our process. It’s safe to say that this isn’t your standard run-of-the-mill swimming pool design. Here at Clarity Pool Service, our swimming pool design consultants are here to guide you through all of your options as well as help devise a build strategy that will fit into your pre-defined pool building budget. We understand that most clients will want it all, but our design consultants can help you stay grounded in reality, something we all need now and then. We believe that through proper communication, we can ensure we provide the best results for your hard earned money.

If you’re interested in having Clarity Pool Service design and construct your swimming pool, give us a call today! We might even be able to implement a perimeter-overflow pool plan for your outdoor living area. From swimming pool concept to completion, and even pool cleaning and aftercare, we’re not only here to build your investment, but we’re here to protect it afterward with the proper cleaning and maintenance services we provide.

Who is Clarity Pool Service?

Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada is a premier swimming pool design contractor in the Southern Nevada area. We aspire to be one of Southern Nevada’s top swimming pool design and contracting companies. We understand that being one of the top pool builders isn’t just about producing the best pools; it’s also about providing a superior level of customer service and support to our clientele, but mostly about building amazing pools, lol. That’s the Clarity Pool Service difference! Give us a call today to schedule an on-site swimming pool design consultation.

View some of the other amazing water features that Clarity Pool Service can integrate into your custom pool design here.

Connecting Pool Channel “The River Channel”

Shallow Swimming Pool Perimeter-Overflow Water Connecting Channel Technical Cut-Away Graphic

Shallow Swimming Pool Perimeter-Overflow Water Connecting Channel Technical Cut-Away Graphic

In this swimming pool design reference by Clarity Pool Service, we implemented multiple vanishing edge or perimeter-overflow techniques to achieve this fantastic pool design. The project was a high-end custom home located in the Summit Club within the Summerlin community. One unique feature was the pool connecting channel. Not only does it serve the purpose of joining the primary pool and the courtyard, it also serves as an excellent and appealing feature that lends to the overall design aesthetic.

 

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Custom Swimming Pool Perimeter-Overflow Infographic by Clarity Pool Service

Custom Swimming Pool Perimeter-Overflow Infographic by Clarity Pool Service

Las Vegas Pool Company – Clarity Pool Service

Custom Built Swimming Pool Design with Swim-up Bar
Custom Stainless Steel Water Feature Idea

Clarity Pool Service is a pool company in Las Vegas who delivers exceptional swimming pool design, construction, maintenance, and repair services. We have decades of experience building and maintaining pools in Southwest Nevada. Our company utilizes top quality materials to ensure the best longevity and performance for your inground swimming pool. If you can dream it, Clarity Pool Service can build it! If your aging pool needs remodeling, we have that covered too! Shotcrete, Gunite, Fiberglass, Vinyl, any pool material, Clarity Pool Service is ready. Emergency repairs? No Problem! Clarity Pool Service strives for excellence in personalized pool services.

Las Vegas Pool Company

Our pool company in Las Vegas has an outstanding catalog of pool shapes and designs. From family-oriented plunge pools to the luxurious infinity edge designs, Clarity Pool Service delivers excellence. Clarity knows rockscape design, pool slides, waterfalls, fountains, hot tubs, and more! When you are looking for a pool builder in Southern Nevada, Clarity Pool Service has the experience and dedication to completing your pool construction on time and budget. We work closely with every client to ensure that they stay informed every step of the way. Clarity Pool Service is your number one Las Vegas pool builder.

INGROUND POOLS IN LAS VEGAS, NV

If you’re interested in working with a premier builder of in-ground pools, choose Clarity Pool Service. We’re a fully licensed and insured company in Las Vegas, NV, and on every project, we take on, our goal is to deliver outstanding craftsmanship. As our customer, you’ll be able to work closely with our staff, and we’ll help you select a unique design that fits your lifestyle.

Clarity Pool Service is a client-focused business that will work hard to ensure your satisfaction. Among providers of in-ground pools in the Las Vegas area, we’re an outstanding option. Contact us today to get started. We are open Monday – Friday, 7 am – 5 pm.

Schedule your swimming pool consultation with Clarity Pool Service, Las Vegas, Nevada, at (702) 839-9265.

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Clarity Pool Service in Las Vegas, Nevada, builds quality swimming pools for residential and commercial properties. Inground swimming pools, Rockscape pools, Zero Edge pools, Infinity Edge pools, Hot Tubs & Spas installation in Las Vegas. Concrete, Quickrete, Gunite, Fiberglass, Vinyl swimming pool building, remodeling, and repairs. Over 10-years of industry leading experience in Southern Nevada swimming pool design, construction, repair, remodeling, and service. Clarity Pool Service is a Las Vegas Pool Builder you can trust!

Clarity Pool Service Swimming Pool Design & Construction of Southern Nevada
Clarity Pool Service Swimming Pool Design & Construction of Southern Nevada

When you are looking for a Las Vegas pool builder, look no further than Clarity Pool Service. We provide professional pool installation services to Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. We are a pool company in Las Vegas who makes a difference!

8 Phases of Swimming Pool Building

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Phase 1: Swimming Pool Design & Proposal
Phase 2: Custom Swimming Pool Permit Approvals
Phase 3: Custom Swimming Pool Layout and Excavation
Phase 4: Custom Swimming Pool Structural Steel, Stub Out, Gunite Application
Phase 5: Custom Swimming Pool Tile and Coping
Phase 6: Custom Swimming Pool Plumbing, Electrical, Gas and Equipment Installation
Phase 7: Custom Swimming Pool Deck Layout
Phase 8: Custom Swimming Pool Pool Finishing Material Application

Why Clarity Pool Service is Different from the Competition

We absolutely care about every customer experience while building a custom swimming pool. As Las Vegas pool builders, we understand that constructing an attractive swimming pool is of paramount importance, but when you combine that with an overall superior customer service experience, you get Clarity Pool Service of Southern Nevada. We include each client in the decision-making process when planning and building the pool. Because when it comes down to it, it’s your pool and our primary objective is to create the ultimate recreational environment that you, your family, and your friends will enjoy for decades to come. If that sounds like the kind of company you would like to do business with, then we invite you to schedule an on-site design consultation with Clarity. We can’t wait to exceed your expectations!

There has never been a better time to build the swimming pool of your dreams. Right now we have the best materials and designs and our customer service is second to none!

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