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The Spillway Swimming Pool Feature Explained

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Deciding to add a pool to your backyard can be a wonderful experience. It is always a good idea to start planning your custom swimming pool before you start. Having a vision of what style of pool you want to be built can help you avoid any surprises during construction. That’s where Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas is here to help!

We’ll be writing a new article every week until Summer starts, and every week we will cover some of the most popular swimming pool features you can incorporate into your custom pool build. This week we’ll be going in-depth into the “Spillway Swimming Pool Feature.”

The Spillway

The spillway is a classic swimming pool feature that allows one water body to spill or cascade into another. Some examples of spillways you may have seen are the features that enable spas to spill into the main pool area. Sometimes the simple features are the best ones! Not only does this create a calming visual effect, but the sound is truly blissful.

The Stacked Spillway

The Stacked Spillway design allows the water to cascade down a stair-like design. It’s easiest to imagine water spilling down a flight of stairs; these stairs tend to be much smaller in size compared to regular size stairs, though. The best part is you get to select the stone material for the Stacked Spillway.

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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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Negative Edge Spillway

One of the best spillways, in my opinion, is the Negative Edge Spillway. With this feature, you utilize the environment and the surrounding area of the property in most cases. It works best when the pool gets constructed on a slope. The higher the pool is built on the hill, the better the effect. The whole idea is to make the spillway look as if it’s spilling into infinity. That’s the other name to describe this spillway too, which is the Infinity Edge Pool Feature. The photo we’ve included will give you a better idea of just one of the ways this ultra-modern pool feature gets utilized. The Negative Edge Spillway doesn’t necessarily have to use environmental height, either. Some designers use this design to create a mirror-like effect that is breathtaking. When you combine the Negative Edge Spillway with beautiful lighting, this feature is comparable to a work of art, rather than just a swimming pool feature.

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Negative Edge Spa Spillway

So, if you’ve ever heard of the infinity swimming pool design, you’ll get the gist of the Infinity spa design feature. The infinity swimming pool feature works best when another body of water sits below it. The body of water allows the mind to imagine that the water is ultimately flowing into it. It’s not always necessary to have a large body underneath the infinity edge, but it sure does add to the effect. The Negative Edge Spa Spillway utilizes the swimming pool as its body of water. It can look spectacular when done correctly.

Reflection Spillway

We briefly touched on the swimming pool feature above. Considered a Negative Edge design, and it is pretty amazing when done correctly. It’s comparable to a mirror when the water is undisturbed. This design allows water to overflow on all sides, which gives it its mirror-like reflective quality.

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If you’re looking for a professional pool builder in Southern Nevada, give Clarity Pool Service a call today to schedule an on-site pool design consultation. We can’t wait to exceed your pool construction expectations!

Time to Build Your Swimming Pool!

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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.

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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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.

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Clarity Clear Swimming Pool – No Drain PuriPool

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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.

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The Art of Custom Swimming Pool Lighting

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What Will Your Custom Swimming Pool Lighting Say About You?

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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.

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Incandescent

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

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)

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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.

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Clarity Pools Service Info – Retaining Wall in Pool Building

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You Know You Need One!

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!

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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.View some of the Swimming Pool Projects by Clarity Pool Service by clicking the button below.

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

Custom Water-Wall Waterfall with dual flanking Water and Fire Bowls

The Baja Shelf – Shallow In-Pool Lounge Area

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Learn About the Baja Shelf or Sun Shelf

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.

View some of the other optional swimming pool features you have to choose from here at our pool feature section. You can also view the Clarity Pool Service swimming pool project portfolio here.

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