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The Heat of the Summer is Approaching – Time to Call Clarity Pool Service and Build Your Dream Swimming Pool
Okay, if you’re feeling the warmth of the sun all ready, you are a valid Las Vegas resident. Anyone who’s been here more than a couple of Summers will tell you it comes on quickly. Summer that is! It’s like one day you’re enjoying the cool Winter feeling air, and then all of a sudden, we’re dropped back into the heat of Summer. A time of the year that will have you sweating in areas of your body you didn’t even realize you could sweat in. If you can relate to that statement, it sounds like you are more than likely a veteran of Las Vegas. In other words, it gets hot here in our desert. Right about when you start wishing you lived in Colorado, your brain starts coming up with alternatives that don’t include you selling your home and lugging your family over to a new state to set up shop. The next thought is a custom swimming pool.
At Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada, we specialize in building traditional and custom swimming pools. There’s nothing we love more than designing and building beautiful pools and outdoor living environments that our clients enjoy every summer. It’s almost mandatory to have a pool here in our city. If you’re new to this fantastic town, then you’ll probably smile at that comment. But I’ wasn’t joking, sadly. At Clarity Pool Service, we strive to become the cure for the typical Las Vegas, Summer. From the preliminary on-site design consultation to the finished pool and outdoor living environment, we want to exceed your expectations where it concerns your plans to transform your dirt backyard into a desert oasis. Give Clarity a call today to speak with one of our pool design professionals. You can reach our office at (702) 839-9265, or you can visit our “New Pool Construction” page to learn more about how Clarity Pool Service would build your pool project. You can learn more and visit our past project photo gallery below.
HFS Financial – Get Funding For Your Residential Swimming Pool Project
Do you need financing for your custom pool project? No problem, we’ve partnered with HFS Financial to help you receive the funding you need to build your dream pool and outdoor living project. Visit HFS now to start your application.
Clarity Pool Service Reverse Osmosis Swimming Pool Water Treatment Info Graphic
If you want your swimming pool to be Clarity Clear, give Clarity Pool Services of Southern Nevada a call today to schedule an on-site consultation! Our “No-Drain” PuriPool process is the way to do water treatment and conserve up to 85% of your existing pool water, all while removing dissolved solids and purifying your pool. The PuriPool water Treatment process also eliminates viruses!
When you choose to use the Clarity Pool Service PuriPool service, you’re making a conscious choice to be “Water Smart.” It’s a desert out there, and I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen too many large bodies of water around in our local Las Vegas desert. That’s why Clarity Pool Service proudly offers our “No Drain” PuriPool service. With our PuriPool water purification process, we’re able to remove harmful contaminants within your pool water.
Professionals within the swimming pool industry will recommend a traditional drain and refill of your swimming pool at regular intervals. With the Clarity Pool Service Puri Pool service, you can say goodbye to those regularly scheduled pool drains. Then say hello to “Water Intelligence.” On average, depending on the size of your pool, we’re saving 20,000 gallons of pool water that would typically get drained out into your gutter, and that’s by far the worst tragedy. The other downside about a pool drain and refill is introducing the new hard water back into your swimming pool. The hard water within our valley is tough! When you introduce the tap water back into your pool, you’re raising the calcium levels substantially. These calcium levels continue to rise with each drain. The higher the levels of these natural minerals, the less effective your pool chemicals are at doing their job. It will eventually arrive at a point where your chemicals can’t keep your pool clean. If that’s not bad enough, the hard water deposits and calcification that starts to build-up around your beautiful swimming pool investment are ferocious!
The Clarity Clear Solution – Patented PuriPool Process
When you choose the PuriPool process offered by Clarity Pool Service of Southern, Nevada, your practicing water-smart conservation, the PuriPool process uses the power of reverse-osmosis to renew your swimming pool water. This process is guaranteed to reduce drastically, sometimes even removing all of the total dissolved solids, calcium, Nitrates, Phosphates, excess stabilizer (Cyanuric Acid), Viruses, and more. The best part about what we do is that we’re renewing your pool water completely, all while retaining 85% of the existing pool water.
Call Us If You Like to Conserve Water and Protect Your Swimming Pool investment
If you’re the kind of person that likes to practice water conservation while protecting your swimming pool investment, give Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas a call today! We offer our “No Drain” PuriPool process as well as regularly scheduled swimming pool maintenance, pool cleaning, and restoration services, and we build beautiful custom swimming pools. We understand swimming pools intimately, and if you’re interested in hiring a professional, one that truly knows pools, you can schedule an on-site consultation at (702) 839-9265. You can also complete the form below to receive a call and some additional information.
What Will Your Custom Swimming Pool Lighting Say About You?
Custom Pool Design Las Vegas, Nevada – Clarity Pool Service Implements Custom Swimming Pool Lighting
Custom pool lighting is an essential part of swimming pool design for apparent reasons, the first being to allow for visibility at night. The second, not so apparent reason to light your pool is for aesthetics. aesthetic pool lighting is like the toppings on ice cream. The ice cream is amazing all by itself, but when you add your favorite toppings, it has a way of adding visual complexity to the pool designer’s artistic vision. While standard pool lighting is necessary, aesthetic pool lighting is going to lend toward the creative artistic vision—the experienced custom pool designer combines both these lighting disciplines. The objective is to create a well-lit and safe, yet attractive lighting schema for your custom-designed swimming pool.
Dramatic, Awe-Inspiring, Romantic, Warm & Cozy, and Energetic
When designing and building a custom swimming pool, we have a plethora of modern “tricks of the trade” that can transform your custom pool design into a focal point that elicits real human emotion. From the shape or architecture of the swimming pool and the surrounding environment to the pool lighting. The proper use of lighting is an essential tool within our metaphorical palette (or in this process). So, if you want to create a piece of art that you can swim in, Clarity Pool Service is your custom pool designer!
There’s Only One Real-Efficient Option, the Standard LED!
You have a choice among roughly three main lighting types where it concerns your custom swimming pool design and the lighting schema we implement. We said you have a choice, but it’s always reasonable to listen to the professional pool designers’ recommendations; more often than not, they recommend a particular option for a valid reason. The three types of lighting are as follows. As a quick notation to the following break-down of lighting types, we want to say that LED lighting is by far the preferred choice of custom pool designers. Not only are they energy-efficient, but they also have a plethora of colors and form factors options. Below, we’ve included Incandescent and Halogen for comparison reasons or even a history of pool lighting types.
At one point within our history, incandescent lighting was the least expensive option for an inground swimming pool. The incandescent lighting is comparable to the light bulbs used in the old standard light bulb used in homes. Then the introduction of the CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light). The incandescent light source produces a warm, almost golden glow by heating a Tungsten filament (usually Tungsten.) In all actuality, this method produces more heat than actual light. Which makes the use of incandescent lighting all but obsolete.
Halogen lighting was all the rage (like LED’s are now) in the past, and they took the place of incandescent lighting. The reason it took the place of incandescent lighting is due to it using 20% less energy as well as it lasts far longer than it’s predecessor. Like most technologies, there’s often a trade-off for optimizing energy consumption. The halogen light still uses filament technology similar to incandescent. The other drawback to #Halogen is that when it’s filament heated, it casts a visible yellow hue. Halogen lighting also contains Halogen gas, which causes it to heat up to higher temperatures. The final downside is that Halogen lighting costs were nearly double that of the Incandescent light, and they still have a remarkably short lifespan.
LED Lighting (the Modern Standard)
Clarity Pool Service of Southern Nevada – Traditional Swimming Pool LED Lighting
The modern standard in all-around general lighting as well as #CustomPoolLighting. The LED light is far brighter, more energy-efficient, and comes in a plethora of beautiful colors. The arrival of LED lighting within the custom pool scene brought the pool designer’s artistic potential to all-new levels (until the next technology gets invented.) While the Incandescent and Halogen used to have a place in swimming pool design, but modern swimming pool design does not. The LED is the standard in modern pool construction. LED’s do not produce excessive amounts of heat, they cast a brighter light, and you don’t have to deal with a yellowish hue in all your lights. The invention of LED lighting was a revolutionary moment in time, especially within creative lighting applications such as custom swimming pool design.
So, you need a retaining wall. It’s not such a bad thing. Now you have options, and if the wall is above your pool, you have a plethora of waterfall and fountain features you can implement. Use that wall for something creative! Now, your options are endless, and we understand that the wall might not be a part of the original plan, but “when life gives you lemons.” Well, you know, let’s make some lemonade!
Sky View Custom Swimming Pool Project by Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada
When it comes to perfect contrast, there’s nothing like a dark grey slate accent wall to give your pool some modern flair. Some homeowners add walls to their custom swimming pool designs, even when they functionally don’t need them to retain anything—purely aesthetic appeal walls. You’ll find plenty of examples online of homeowners using walls to do some pretty appealing stuff. More often than not, a homeowner won’t just opt to include a retaining wall to improve overall aesthetic appeal. The custom swimming pool designer usually has a design concept that requires an elevated top-level or tier. The higher ground allows many designers to install waterfalls, water walls, scuppers or spouts, sheer descents, and other design options.
Are you in need of a secondary contractor’s opinion? Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada, is a premier pool builder here in town. We want to give you some additional options when it comes to the quote on your custom swimming pool project. Call us today at (702) 839-9265.
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The Retention Wall Overview – What is a Retaining Wall
A retaining wall is what its name implies, a wall specially designed to hold back earth and natural rock. Most backyards and outdoor areas where we build in-ground swimming pools are not level (flat). Southern, Nevada land is pretty flat, to begin with, so retaining walls aren’t usually required. As mentioned above, they are, however, pretty common and called for through the pool design. They often get added for specific water or level feature.
Here are some common topics about retention walls for custom swimming pools.
Retaining walls get implemented to hold earth (dirt or rock) in place.
Some land here in Las Vegas isn’t level, and some have substantial slopes or uneven surfaces that the pool builder has to contend with, and the retaining wall is just one of the tools in our arsenal.
The size and areas you’ll need a retaining wall for are dependent on how much earth you need to hold back. An engineer designs the retaining wall plans, and then Clarity Pool Service realizes those plans through construction.
Common retaining wall materials are poured-in-place Concrete, cinder blocks, concrete blocks (or reinforced cinder blocks with wet Concrete poured into cavities).
Dry stacked concrete blocks – using the dry concrete blocks to build a segmented wall. The solid dry concrete blocks are designed to lock together. It’s relatively easy to determine the difference between a segmented wall (which uses solid concrete blocks in a staggered pattern), opposed to a reinforced cinderblock wall, or poured in place concrete wall. Cinder block walls are often back-poured with wet Concrete. The cinder blocks are reinforced with steel rebar.
You can install stacked stone on the retention wall’s surface as an aesthetic option, or any other material that is appropriate and adheres onto the wall.
Don’t look at a retaining wall as an eyesore. A wall is used in ways that will not only compliment your yard but open up additional options where function and visuals features are concerned.
How the retaining wall gets constructed is determined by the Engineer, and quite possibly the swimming pool contractor.
Poured Concrete Walls are arguably more reliable than a Cinder Block wall design. Poured concrete walls have better lateral strength when compared to back-poured cinderblock walls. The stronger the wall, the more pressure it can withstand. A poured wall doesn’t have joints like a block wall, making it the preferred choice of pool contractors.
How much does that retention wall cost? Your cost is dependent on the size and scope of the wall. Basically, how tall (depends on how much earth needs gets retained) and the length or span of the wall impacts the overall cost of building a wall. That’s not including any features or decorative materials you want to use to finish the wall.
Retaining wall costs can typically range from $7K – $20K (costs associated with the wall are dependent on the choices you make with our Clarity Pool Service design consultant and the Engineer hired to plan & design the retaining wall.)
We hope we helped you understand some in-depth concepts about retaining walls. If you’re interested in learning more about Clarity Pool Service, call today at (702) 839-9265. We would be happy to give you a quote for the custom swimming pool design & construction. Plus, we’ll help you build something memorable and awe-inspiring with that retaining wall.
Custom Water-Wall Waterfall with dual flanking Water and Fire Bowls
If your idea of time at the pool includes lounging, relaxing, and soaking up some sun rays, then the Baja Shelf is your feature. The Baja Shelf is also known as a tanning ledge, Tanning Shelf, Baja Ledge, or a sun shelf. The Baja Shelf is an expansive shallow-water step or ledge within your pool that can range anywhere from 3″ – 18″ in-depth, depending on your aesthetic and functional preference. The Tanning Shelf design is good for one thing, and that’s cooling down in shallow depths. This custom swimming pool feature has become extremely popular here in Southern, Nevada. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to designate a few waterproof lounge chairs on the Baja shelf. The lounge chairs rest slightly submerged within the pool that enables you to sunbathe comfortably.
The Baja Shelf is perfect for homeowners that like to max and relax in the sun but enjoy splashing a little water on themselves to cool down. Anyone that has spent a summer here in Las Vegas, Nevada, will tell you that regular cool-downs when at the pool are a must. With a Baja Shelf, there’s no need to get up if you have waterproof lounge chairs on the Baja Shelf. We’ve included some visual examples of a Baja Shelf for you to use as a reference.
Give Clarity Pool Service a Call Today!
When it comes to the design of your custom Baja Shelf, the options are just about limitless. When you choose Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada, as your custom pool contractor, we’ll work closely with you to ensure that your dream swimming pool comes to fruition. Give Clarity Pool Service a call today to schedule an on-site design consultation at your home. It’s starting to get warmer outside, and you’ll be glad you gave us a call come mid-summer. We can’t wait to exceed your every expectation.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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
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
Elevated Swimming Pool Design Comments by Clarity Pool Service
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/
At Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, we specialize in custom pool design and contracting services. From concept to completion, we’ll ensure that your custom pool project is done professionally and is finished promptly, all while delivering the superior customer service and support that we’ve become known for providing.
If you’re in the market for a custom pool contractor, we invite you to browse the Clarity Pool Service website for an informative overview of our pool building process. We’re Southern Nevada’s premiere authority on custom swimming pool design and construction services. We recommend starting here at our “New Pool Construction” section. At Clarity Pool Service we believe that an educated client is a great client. During the pool design & construction process, we will require you to make both aesthetic and functional decisions about your residential or commercial swimming pool project. These decisions will ultimately lead to the end swimming pool product. So, the more you learn and understand our pool building process, the better your custom pool project turns out.
We’re not just a custom pool builder, at Clarity Pool Service we offer comprehensive solutions for all your swimming pool needs. From regularly scheduled maintenance, bead blasting, PuriPool water treatment, and pool renovation services. Clarity is your preferred custom pool builder and pool maintenance service. Give us a call today to speak with one of our swimming pool specialists. Thank you for choosing Clarity for all your swimming pool needs.
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