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The Art of Custom Swimming Pool Lighting

Clarity Pool Services of Las Vegas, Nevada - Custom Swimming Pool Lighting Design

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 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)

Clarity Pool Service of Southern Nevada - Traditional Swimming Pool LED Lighting

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

The Retaining Wall - Custom Pool Building Information - Clarity Pool Service of Southern, Nevada
The Retaining Wall - Custom Pool Building Information - Clarity Pool Service of Southern, Nevada
 

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!

Sky View Custom Swimming Pool Project by Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada

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

Transparent Acrylic Swimming Pool Walls

Clarity Pool Service- Acrylic Swimming Pool Wall Feature

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.

Visit the Official Piscines Carre Bleu Website

Las Vegas Custom Swimming Pool Design Contractor

Bead Blasting Services Restore the Beauty of You Pool - Clarity Pool Service

If you’ve been considering a custom swimming pool, there’s no better time to build than right now! That is if you want to be swimming by the time our Las Vegas heat rolls in this Summer. If this is your first or thirty-first Summer in Southern Nevada, believe us when we say that a swimming pool can drastically increase the livability of Las Vegas. If you’re into high-end beautiful custom swimming pools that won’t break the bank, we recommend giving Clarity Pool Service a call today! We’re Las Vegas, Nevada’s premier swimming pool contractor & pool renovation specialist, and we’ve got something to prove! From traditional mid-range swimming pools to high-end custom swimming pool design & construction, regardless of size, we’ll design a pool that compliments your residential home or commercial property.

Download the Clarity Pool Shape Design Guide PDF

Get in shape for the New Year! Check out this “Swimming Pool Shape Design Infographic” by Clarity Pool Service. It will help you start thinking about which swimming pool shape you’d look the best in, or whichever design would work best for your outdoor living area. You can go with a traditional pool, a standard pool design that’s modified, or a complete custom swimming pool designed to form and fit perfectly to your outdoor living area. We even do swimming pool redesigns & renovations. At Clarity, we’re passionate about building high-end custom swimming pools, and providing extraordinary customer service! Keep Clarity in mind when you need a custom pool designed!

We recommend getting some additional creative inspiration over at our “Swimming Pool Shape Designs” section of the website. Better yet, visit our “Custom Pool Design” section, in general, to start learning more about your options, our swimming pool construction process, and so much more. Don’t worry if you’re not the traditional type; one of our professional poolscape designers will customize a swimming pool design that will encapsulate your style, personality, and the environmental aesthetic of your outdoor living area. While your browsing, make sure to check out “Pool Water Features” section to learn more about the features you can add to your custom pool by Clarity.

Clarity Pool Shape Design Guide Infographic

Download the Clarity Swimming Pool Design Guide PDF

Don’t Wait Until Summer for New Pool Construction

Infinity Edge Custom Swimming Pool Design Idea - Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada

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

We’re closer to Summer than you think! Let Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada build the pool you’ve always imagined having or if you already own your dream pool, let us clean & maintain your existing one.
We specialize in a range of fantastic swimming pool services. We’re Southern Nevada’s source for the PuriPool reverse-osmosis water treatment, swimming pool bead blasting, regularly scheduled maintenance, pool renovation, and so much more. We can’t stress this enough that if you’ve decided to build a custom swimming pool this summer, don’t wait until March to start the custom pool building process. That is if you planned on using your new pool during the excruciatingly hot Summer season here in the Valley. Just like any major construction or renovation that gets done to your residential home, the process takes time. Plus, we design & build amazingly awesome custom swimming pools, perfection takes time (lol). Give Clarity Pool Service a call today for all your swimming pool design, contracting, cleaning, water treatment and regularly scheduled maintenance. Visit our “New Swimming Pool Design & Construction” page for additional details about the Clarity Pool Service construction process.

If you’re interested in exploring some traditional swimming pool shapes you can also view our swimming pool shape designs here.

We’re Not Quite Ready to Start the Swimming Pool Design & Construction Process

No problem! Unlike many companies on the market today, we’re not interested in rushing our clientele to build a swimming pool. We’re interested in designing and constructing the custom swimming pool you’ve always imagined. If you’re still exploring your options, let us help you with an overview of the process that will occur during the design and construction. We’re also developing our online pool building resources that showcase sample tile, concrete, natural stone, equipment and many other choices you’ll have when designing a custom swimming pool with Clarity.

If you haven’t scheduled an on-site swimming pool design consultation for your residential or commercial property, give Clarity Pool Service a call today. You can also schedule a consult via the web form included on this page 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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Clarity Pool Service - Water Treatment & Regular Maintenance Service of Las Vegas, Nevada
Clarity Pool Service – Water Treatment & Regular Maintenance Service of Las Vegas, Nevada

Regular Swimming Pool Cleaning & Maintenance Services

Owning a swimming pool means that you have to be responsible for its ongoing maintenance and regular cleanings. We understand that a healthy pool (accurate chemical levels) can extend the longevity of the materials used in the swimming pool construction process. You work hard for your money, and when you invest in a custom swimming pool addition, just like any investment, you aim to protect it. Keep your residential or commercial swimming pool investment safe with regularly scheduled pool maintenance, bead blasting, and our water treatment service that’s designed to renew your water rather than waste it.

Yes, you heard correctly, we said renew your swimming pool water, rather than drain it. Just because you own a swimming pool, it doesn’t mean you don’t care about water conservation. Right? Now, you can renew your pool water instead of draining it. At Clarity Pool Service, we are well aware of the water shortages we experience here in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. Our PuriPool reverse osmosis water treatment is your “green” solution. That’s why we offer a service that helps you clean your pool and stay “water smart.” Our PuriPool process is specifically designed for pools and is the ONLY way to remove dissolved solids from your water without draining the old water. Renew your water with a Clarity Pool Service PuriPool water treatment. Your pool water will be clean enough to drink. But we don’t recommend it, especially if you had our kids over to swim. Let Clarity maintain your pool and the water in it by calling to schedule a consultation. With Clarity Pool Service, we’ll protect your residential investment while making sure your swimming pool is ready to be used at a moments notice.

Need a Custom Swimming Pool Design Contractor?

Clarity Pool Service Pool Bead Blasting - Decalcify and Remove Hard Water Deposits with our Pool Bead Blasting Service
Custom Infinity Edge Swimming Pool Design

Custom Infinity Edge Swimming Pool Design

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.

If you still need some additional information on Clarity Pool Service, visit our new pool construction section now! You’ll be able to learn more about the Clarity Pool Service construction process.

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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