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Benefits of Swimming Pool Exercise

Benefits of Swimming Pool Exercise

We all love our swimming pools, hosting a good time and watching everyone splash around in the pool is one of life’s greatest gifts. However, I realized its pretty rare that I spend time in the pool, which is such a shame as there are many known benefits to swimming! So let’s put our beautiful swimming pools to improve our cardiovascular health!

Men and Women of all ages can benefit from swimming pool exercise, its inexpensive and everyone can swim at their own pace. People between the ages of 18 and 65 years old should get at least 150 minutes of cardiovascular activity each and every week. So why not cool of from the Las Vegas heat and jump in the pool a few times a week?

Whole Body Low Impact Exercise

Taking a dip isn’t just a fun way to enjoy your investment, it can also improve your overall health! Swimming in your swimming pool engages nearly every major muscle group, requiring an individual to exercise their arms, legs, torso, and stomach! Not to mention nothing quite beats that feeling of weightlessness. Swimming is also very low impact, so if that last run you did has your knee feeling a little stained, get your cardio in the pool!

Improve Cardiovascular Strength

Cardio involves the heart, lungs, and circulatory system. A good cardio session should feel like a pump for all of the above. This can be easily achieved with swimming sprints, what is swimming sprints? Exactly what they sound like, swim at full speed for as long as you can. To continue your cardiovascular conditioning, make note of the amount of time you sprint and aim to increase that over time. We all love our custom-built swimming pools, let’s make the best of them and ourselves!

Swimming for Safety

As we’ve found that swimming is great for our minds and bodies, it’s important to remember that swimming is dangerous. More time spent in the pool builds confidence and creates muscle memory for safe swimming. However its always important to keep floatation devices nearby for less experienced swimmers. We’ve all had to live through that horribly timed leg cramp in the middle of the deep end!

Swimming Pool Design Safety Tips

Here in sunny Las Vegas swimming pools are a great way to cool off and spend time together outdoors. Like all outdoor activities its easy to get lost in the excitement, however it's important to discuss and understand the basics of pool safety.

Here in sunny Las Vegas swimming pools are a great way to cool off and spend time together outdoors. Like all outdoor activities its easy to get lost in the excitement, however, it’s important to discuss and understand the basics of pool safety.

It all starts during the Design Phase

Most homeowners get a bit of tunnel vision on the shape, color, and amenities of their new custom swimming pool. There are quite a few considerations that ideally would begin during the blueprint and design phase of the process. So let’s stay excited and learn more about the safety considerations were facing moving forward.

Step Tile Visibility

Variation in pool depth is a lot of fun and great for creating a seating area in your swimming pool. However, its imperative to include visual markers for each step as the water distortion can easily hide and the actual depth. If you really want to elevate the appearance of your steps you can create visual markers using tiles!

A clear line of sight

We love our kids and it is important we keep them in mind when building a swimming pool. We want to keep the pool visible from your seating area and outdoor cooking space if you have one. Be mindful of where you place large planters, and landscaping features in relation to pathways and decks were people will be walking.

Let their be light

It’s best to design your outdoor living space with plenty of light sources so that even if the party runs into the evening you can still swim and entertain into the night!

Swimming Pool’s through History

Swimming pools and watering holes have been a part of our history dating all the back to 2600 BC. The first society to create more elaborate Swimming Pools was the ancient Mohenjodaro in Pakistan. They created the Great Baths of Mohenjodaro that featured terraced decks that nearly match our modern variations that exist today.

Our journey through pool history takes us to our next great water Swimming Pool innovators that can be found in ancient Rome and Greece. Swimming was a big part of their culture, being taught as soon as boys were old enough to attend elementary school. This passion for swimming pools led to incredible innovations, including the first heated swimming pool created by Gaius Maecenas in Rome.

Heated ancient swimming pool

Swimming pools certainly improved as humanity grew and expanded, however, the did not become popular until the 19th century. The Olympic Games swimming races were among the athletic events that helped increase the popularity of swimming pools.

America did not have a single swimming pool until 1868 when the Cabot Street bath in Boston was built. It was built to serve a neighborhood that was built with very few baths. This swimming pool helped spark America’s interest in swimming pools and would become the ember that lit the flames of innovation.

As we enter the 20th century modern technology helped create incredible developments that would rocket swimming pools to a new level. Developments that include filtration and chlorination systems that would ensure pool water kept clean and hygienic. Before these Swimming Pool innovations, the only way to clean pool water was to completely drain and refill the entire pool.

Infinity Edge Swimming Pool Combined with a Perimeter-Overflow water Feature Around the Entire Pool
Infinity Edge Swimming Pool Combined with a Perimeter-Overflow water Feature Around the Entire Pool

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!

Swimming Pool Repair Las Vegas, NV

Custom Deck Jet Swimming Pool with Blue Lighting

Swimming Pool Repair

When you are looking for swimming pool repair in Las Vegas, then look no further than Clarity Pool Service for your swimming pool repair needs.
Let’s face it, over time even the best swimming pools require maintenance and repair. Cold winter weather can wreak havoc on pool filtration systems and plumbing. Swimming pool decks fade, chip, and crack. Concrete and Gunite Swimming pool foundations wear down, pool tiles loosen and break, and pool owners pay extra money to keep older, worn down swimming pools in usable condition. Pools in disrepair can become utterly unusable if repairs go untouched for too long. Thankfully, the professionals at Clarity Pool Service can help.

Sometimes it can be difficult to know when an in-ground swimming pool needs repair. Physical issues such as cracked and broken pool decks, tiles, plaster, concrete, fiberglass, and exposed plumbing are easier to see than knowing when plaster or concrete is worn out and requires re-surfacing or renovation. Pools in disrepair can waste a lot of money, pool supplies, and time. Unexpected spikes in water and power bills can be a good indication of issues with the swimming pool. Calling an expert to inspect each part of an in-ground swimming pool system periodically can make the difference between a fun summer of swimming or continually struggling to keep a pool clean and usable.

Common Issues with Swimming Pools

Some of the more common problems that happen with an in-ground swimming pool include worn and broken pool hardscapes, coping, and pavers. Another item to look for is cracked and chipped concrete, gunite, or fiberglass that require professional resurfacing to repair. When pool filtration systems are not working correctly, maintaining proper chemical balance can be expensive and time-consuming. Again, having an expert in swimming pool construction and repair will save money, time, and ensure that your swimming pool is ready for fun.

Call the Experts

If your pool is having trouble staying clean and chemically balanced, call the professionals at Clarity Pool Service in Las Vegas, Nevada. They are experienced professionals who can repair and maintain any swimming pool. From budget fiberglass pools to high-end luxury swimming pools, Clarity Pool Service has the experience and know-how to keep your pool ready all year round. Call Clarity Pool Service today at (702) 839-9265.

Rockscape Swimming Pool Builder Tips

Custom Rockscape Swimming Pool Design - Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada

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