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Swimming Pool Floating Steppers are Exquisite Design Feature

Natural Limestone Floating Step-Stones - Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada

Swimming Pool Floating Steppers Design Feature

Floating Steppers Swimming Pool Feature by Clarity Pool Service

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!

Natural Limestone Floating Step-Stones - Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada

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Elevated Pools – High Rise Custom Swimming Pools by Hydrologic Blog

The Joule Pool from the Hydro+Logic Blog - Article by Staci Pye
The Joule Pool from the Hydro+Logic Blog - Article by Staci Pye

The design of an elevated swimming pool or water feature is not inherently complicated, dangerous or even necessarily problematic, but it does include some interesting challenges that can be terribly unforgiving of ignorance or neglect. Some basic issues that should be considered whenever such a design is undertaken include the following.

Pool Shell Design and Construction

  • Weight of pool and equipment: The weight of water alone is about 62 pounds per cubic foot. The load of the water, pool shell and structural containment can easily total 350 pounds per square foot or more, depending upon the structure and the actual water depth. A careful structural analysis will be required.
  • Double shell pool/water feature construction: There are two generally accepted approaches to the construction of elevated pools and water features. Both entail the construction of a waterproofed structural well within which will be constructed the pool shell or liner. The first approach of which would be cast-in-place concrete (CIP) or shotcrete and the second of which is stainless steel. Although it is theoretically possible to construct the structural well neat to pool dimensions, a high level of coordination would be required of the structural concrete sub-contractor to insure all pool allowances for finishes, piping sleeves, lights and equipment make this approach very difficult to accomplish, most oversize the structural support.
  • Stainless steel pools: The use of stainless steel seems an obvious choice for elevated pools and water features because of its durability and, if properly constructed, water tightness. The stainless can either be left unfinished and bare or provided with an applied finish. Maintenance of the polished surface of the stainless can be an issue, and several health departments require that it be finished for reasons ranging from both color to slip resistance.
  • Finishes: Tile is an obvious choice, and very popular for this application for both durability and aesthetics. Several stainless manufacturers also offer an adhered sheet vinyl or PVC finish that may have applicability depending upon budget. Stainless is often nominally more expensive than a concrete solution, although regional preferences may make it the only viable choice. Also, some creative design solutions may find translation with stainless difficult to achieve. Further, if stainless is being used above occupied or in otherwise acoustically sensitive applications, it is recommended that an acoustical engineer be consulted; there is an increased potential for the transmission of noise through stainless.

Waterproofing

One of the major keys to successful elevated pool and water feature design is effective waterproofing.  Two layers of waterproofing should be considered, one at the structural level and the other at the finish level.

The structural or primary waterproofing system should include the entire natatorium or pool/water feature area, including the well within which the pool or water feature shell is to be constructed, the surrounding deck as well as all ancillary areas anticipated to be wet.  The waterproofing material should be consistent with the application, coordinated with and if possible compatible with the secondary waterproofing material under the pool finishes.

The Architect is typically responsible for the base waterproofing system.  A drain or drains should be provided at the lowest point at the structural or primary level of waterproofing to carry away leakage and relieve hydrostatic pressure, if any.  This drain should daylight at some point, or be provided with a sight-glass, in order to monitor leakage.

  • With a stainless solution, this second level of waterproofing is the stainless steel shell itself. No other waterproofing should be required.
  • With a concrete solution, a waterproofing system will be specified that will maximize the compatibility between substrate and finishes.
  • Leaks, although rare, remain a possibility. Ideally Piping or conduit should be located in a drained containment area, if not possible, the use of drip pans under the pool and piping may be considered.
  • Ample overflow and/or deck drainage capacity at least equal to the makeup water flow should be provided. On high rise applications, the potential for sway should be considered and appropriate measures taken to contain any consequent slosh.

In summary, successful elevated pools and/or water feature design depends upon meeting the inherent challenges and demands of structure, appropriate material selection, waterproofing, drainage and acoustical control.

Elevated Swimming Pool Design Comments by Clarity Pool Service

Clarity Pool Services found this amazing article at http://hydrologicblog.com/

We decided to repost this article here at the Clarity Pool Service website due to the unique and downright interesting nature, as custom swimming pool contractors, we’ve yet to have the opportunity to build a high rise or elevated swimming pool design. It piques our interest, though, and if ever offered the chance, well with great power comes great responsibility, and that is all on the subject of building a project such as a highrise custom swimming pool. We want to thank Staci Pye of the Hydro+Logic Blog, and we appreciate the article as well as the insight on this complicated subject. You can find the original article by Staci Pye here at http://hydrologicblog.com/elevated-pools/

If you’re interested in learning more about Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada, and our “traditional” new custom pool design process, check out this information.

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