Category: Swimming Pool Design Configurations

Beautiful Custom Swimming Pool Features

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Infinity Edge Custom Pool Feature - Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada

Infinity Edge Custom Pool Feature – Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada

Thinking of Building a Custom Swimming Pool?

Well here’s the swimming pool features that you’re going to want to consider! It’s amazing how quickly some custom features can elevate a backyard pool from “ehhh” to “ohhhh-yeah.” The truth is, when you construct a pool in the Southern Nevada Valley, we can assure you that it will get plenty of use, especially during the Summer. A case could even be made that a pool is mandatory during our Summer. If you’ve been considering the idea of building a custom pool, you’ll be happy to hear that swimming pools that get designed to their owner’s specifications tend to see much more use than a one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter pool project. With the right planning, design, and water features, a boring pool can transform into your very own stay-cation destination and one that you assisted in planning.

Today, we’re going to touch on just a few of the available options you can choose when building a custom swimming pool with Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada. We want to convey that you have many stylistic and functional design choices when planning your pool project. Here is a thorough break-down of just a few features you might want to consider when building a custom swimming pool with Clarity Pool Service.

Waterwall Custom Pool Feature - Clarity Pool Service of Las vegas, Nevada

Waterwall Custom Pool Feature – Clarity Pool Service of Las vegas, Nevada

The Water-Wall 

A water-wall pool feature’s sight and sound can add a sense of calm and relaxation to your outdoor living area environment. When it’s lounge time and your sunbathing, it’s tranquil! A whole spectrum of features become available when we integrate a slightly elevated wall to your project’s design. Whether you need a retaining wall or not, a wall gives us the ability to drop water from it; how we pour the water from the wall will significantly depend on your personal preferences. 

Perimeter-Overflow - Infinity Edge Pool Design at Clarity Pool Service of Southern, Nevada

Perimeter-Overflow – Infinity Edge Pool Design at Clarity Pool Service of Southern, Nevada

Infinity Edge Features

The Infinity Edge pool feature gets its name from the optical illusion it creates. When viewing the Infinity Edge water feature from specific vantage points, it looks as if it’s connecting with the clouds, or even better, when there is a large body of water in front of the effect, it seems like it connects with the water. How the Infinity Edge design gets implemented is what can make or break this excellent feature, and it can be an awe-inspiring effect when done correctly. 

Perimeter-Overflow Feature

The Infinity Edge feature has evolved into variations that are both creative and jaw-dropping. One of those evolved features is the Perimeter-Overflow design. The Perimeter-Overflow is what it sounds like; its a method that custom pool builders use to allow water from a pool or spa to roll over the edge. When the water overflows over all the pool edges, it’s known as a 360-degree vanishing edge (or Perimeter-Overflow). The pool water is always recycled back into the system through catch basins designed to re-circulate the pool water back into the system. So, no water waste, and you get a remarkable water feature that will have you, your family, and your guests gawking.

Tanning Ledge 

If you’re into getting dark during the Summer, you will love this next feature, the Sun Shelf. Also known as the Tanning Ledge. It is excellent for relaxing in the pool, and out of the pool, at the same time. A sun shelf is a flat, shallow area within your pool. You might have seen one before at some of the casino pools. They usually have special lounge chairs specifically designed to be submerged halfway into the pool. Enabling the lounger to experience being in the pool and lounging in the sun. Which is great for tanning. 

Reveal Swimming Pool Walls

To finish up on the swimming pool feature exploration, we have the Reveal Walls. This feature is, by far, the most interesting and modern swimming pool feature. It can also be the most expensive, and that’s due to the engineering involved in planning and building this magnificent effect. When it’s all said and done, though, you’ll have one of the awesome pools in town. So, call Clarity Pool Service today to get more information and schedule an on-site swimming pool design consultation!

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Transparent Acrylic Swimming Pool Walls

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See-Through Acrylic Swimming Pool Wall Feature

Clarity Pool Service- Acrylic Swimming Pool Wall Feature

Clarity Pool Service- Acrylic Swimming Pool Wall Feature

At Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, we pride ourselves on designing and constructing beautiful custom swimming pools. So, when it comes to custom features for your swimming pool, we have you covered! It’s essential that you select a pool feature or set of features that accentuate as well as complement the overall aesthetic design of the pool. The adage “Sometimes less is more” has never been more accurate. Especially where modern swimming pool design is concerned. This article is the start of a series of informative articles that will cover custom swimming pool design & some of the hottest new features that are available, as well as a few that are taking the industry by storm. In this article, we’ll be covering one of those trends that everyone in the industry is talking about, swimming pool designs that feature transparent walls.

Acrylic Walls – The Current Rage in Custom Swimming Pool Design

Pool designs that feature transparent walls are one of the hottest trends in swimming pool design and construction at the moment, our research here at Clarity Pool Service has yielded some pretty exciting results. The toughest part about this popular style is the structural difficulty and challenges that come along with a project of this magnitude. While we’re not here to cast a negative light on the process of integrating transparent walls into your custom swimming pool, we are here to inform you of the process that goes into this fantastic new swimming pool design feature.

The transparent swimming pool wall feature is sleek, it’s modern, it’s more than modern, it’s futuristic, and it’s one of those features that open up a whole new world of what’s possible within custom swimming pool design.

If you want a custom swimming that will leave the Jones’s in the dust, then this is the feature you’ll want to include within your design. The technical term to describe this transparent pool wall feature is “Open Top Windows.” As we mentioned above, this style of pool opens up a whole other world a possibility within the art of custom swimming pool design.

Acrylic Transparent Swimming Pool Wall Sketchup Design

Acrylic Transparent Swimming Pool Wall Sketchup Design

If you’re looking for a custom swimming pool designer that will work directly with your architect or engineer, give Clarity Pool Service a call today.

Are you interested in checking out some other swimming pool design features? Well, check out the Clarity Pool Service custom swimming pool design feature section to explore other options that are available to you.

Custom Swimming Pool Hilight

The following photo album below is a project from a company in France known as Piscines Carre Bleu. Please don’t ask us how to pronounce it, but one thing is for sure, this company can build custom swimming pools. Their website is in French, but we recommend swinging by their site and getting some design ideas. Or, even better, use Piscines Carre Bleu to build your Chateau swimming pool in France.

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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!

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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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Rockscape Swimming Pool Builder Tips

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Any swimming pool builder worth their weight in salt will tell you that your swimming pool environment is just as important as the pool itself. How you choose to design the area around your pool can either make or break the cohesion and overall aesthetics of the swimming pools design. Rarely does a pool look gorgeous, when constructed and placed in the middle of a sea of Kool Deck concrete. Do yourself a favor, even if you have to finish building your pool in stages (that is if you can’t afford it all at once). Make plans to build your pool, and then complete the pool environment at a later date. That’s once your savings has had time to recuperate from the pool build. If you can do all at once, even better.

Your outdoor living area environment is where you’ll be spending the majority of your time when summer rolls around, you’ll swim a lot, but the area around the swimming pool is your place to barbecue, party, relax, and soak up the rays. You’ll be spending more time socializing around your pool, then actually swimming in it. Your outdoor living space is a significant part of your complete experience. How you design it is up to you.

Whether you choose a design that resembles a tropical oasis, desert island, a rockscape retreat, or modern style pool aesthetic, you’ll want to give the swimming pool surroundings & outdoor living area some special attention. We understand what it takes to create the ultimate outdoor living and entertaining space. A special place to make memories with your family and that select group of friends that teach their kids it’s never okay to pee in the pool. Clarity Pool Service is the premier swimming pool designer & contractor in the Southern Nevada area because we’re mindful of the intricate details that make up the overall project.

 
Custom Rockscape Swimming Pool Design & Construction - Clarity Pool Service of Southern Nevada

Custom Rockscape Swimming Pool Design & Construction – Clarity Pool Service of Southern Nevada

Redefining Rockscape Swimming Pools

Rockscape swimming pools, when executed correctly can be an impressive and attractive feature of your home or commercial property. Sometimes rockscape can be overdone though, a complete rockscape swimming pool is not ideal, there are a few design implementations that have done it tastefully. For the most part, we recommend staying away from doing all rockscape swimming pools, especially when using artificial stone (even though the artificial stone is almost always what the other guys use when they do full rockscape pools). The old saying “Sometimes less is more,” definitely is applicable when it comes to rockscape. A few well placed natural rock formations, stone boulders, or maybe even an authentic stone waterfall will make your rockscape pool feel just as natural as the real thing.

It comes down to your personal taste and preference. If you want to do a full natural rockscape pool design, it’s going to end up hitting you where it hurts, in your wallet. We can assure that when a real natural stone is used over a faux stone, it can be awe-inspiring and almost magical. Below, we’ll cover a few of the expert tips & tricks to getting an authentic and natural rockscape swimming pool environment.

 

Natural Rockscape Pool Designs

Clarity Pool Service delivers rockscape swimming pool designs that will have you stepping into your backyard and instantly being transported into nature (where rockscape pools occur naturally, co’mon). The first trick is to use a naturally occurring or native stone to your local region. The last thing you want people to think is that your rockscape pool looks out-of-place. The whole point is to mimic the real environment that occurs in nature.

Second, you’ll want to make sure to select a stone that also comes in a type of decking medium or natural stone tile. The idea is to install a decking made of the same material you use for the rockscape accents and or waterfall around the pool. Proper use of these materials will make the entire environment feel convincing, aesthetically cohesive, and naturally occurring.

Last, we recommend installing authentic stone accents around the pool rather than a complete rockscape design. We promise it’ll look much classier. Below you’ll find s few Rockscape Color Scheme Infographics for some of the most popular rockscape pool themes. Keep in mind that you’ll want to choose a color scheme that matches your local environments natural color combination. There are exceptions to every design rule though. That’s why you should give one of our professional pool builders here at Clarity Pool Service a call today! We offer free on-site consultations that will help you understand the pool design & construction process.

Natural Rockscape Pool Designs will achieve better results compared to faux stone or artificial rockscape.

 
Rockscape Swimming Pool Color Schema - 5 Natural Rockscape Color Themes

Rockscape Swimming Pool Color Schema – 5 Natural Rockscape Color Themes

 

Schedule a Swimming Pool Service Consultation with Clarity!

Whether you're exploring the idea of building a custom swimming pool, or you would like us to maintain your existing one. Clarity Pool Services has you covered! We specialize in custom pool design & construction as well as every maintenance service in between, and after pool construction. We're avid supporters of being water smart here in the Las Vegas, Valley, offering "no-drain" eco-friendly water treatments that restore the quality of your swimming pool water without having to drain, refill, and re-introduce traditional pool treatment chemicals. We have a better solution known as the PuriPool Water Treatment Process. We also offer pool restoration and our bead blasting service that will eliminate unsightly calcium scale and other hard water remnants. Schedule a consultation today with Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada!

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Rockscape Swimming Pool Construction Tips & Tricks Infographic

Rockscape Swimming Pool Construction Tips & Tricks Infographic