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Backyard Spa Baton Rouge: Can I Build a Spa Without a Pool?

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Apr 23, 2018 10:32:00 AM

The pool/spa combination has become a popular option for many backyards.  However, if you’re considering adding to your home, you may want one without the other.  Whether it’s for the amount of space you have available, or the simple fact that you would prefer a spa to a pool, you can still enjoy the same quality, customization, and design for a spa as you can for a pool.

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Topics: Spa

Baton Rouge Home Swimming Pools: What is Gunite?

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Apr 18, 2018 1:24:57 PM

If you’re considering having a pool built at your home, you’ll have a lot options.  Everything from design to landscaping to furniture to additional features can seem overwhelming.  But one of the first decisions to make is the material that you want your pool to be made of.  There are liner pools, fiberglass pools, and gunite pools.  Two of these choices you may be familiar with, you’re also likely familiar with the third, but possibly by a different name; which begs the question, “what is gunite?”

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Topics: gunite pools baton rouge

Baton Rouge Custom Hot Tubs: Easy Maintenance Tips for Your Backyard Spa

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Mar 28, 2018 12:11:54 PM

Whether it’s to relax after a long run, unwind after a long day, or to warm up after a brisk swim; your hot tub serves a lot of purposes.  And, while the winter months may make your pool too cold to swim, your adjoined spa can be used year-round.  So with no expected off season, it’s important to keep it clean and well maintained; doing so can save you time and money later.  The good news is that maintain your custom hot tub is pretty simple.  Here are a few tips for keeping it clean and in great shape.

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Topics: Spa

Pool and Hot Tub Design in Baton Rouge: Benefits of Having a Spa Attached to Your Pool

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Mar 21, 2018 10:55:45 AM

Many things on their own are pretty great as they are.  Chocolate, peanut butter, refrigerator, freezer, phone, mp3 player.  However, when combined they become something greater than the sum of their parts.  This is synergy at its finest, and the same is true when it comes to designing your pool and spa.  While independently they both offer a number of benefits, comfort, and value.  With a custom, contemporary design, combining your hot tub with your pool enhances everything from aesthetics to functionality.

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Swimming Pool Maintenance in Baton Rouge: 4 Tips for Spring

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Feb 21, 2018 11:29:43 AM

We recently had one of the coldest, snowiest, and iciest winters in recent memory, the heat and humidity have returned with a vengeance.  While it still may be a little early to hop back in the pool, it’s never too soon to start thinking about the ever important pool maintenance that keeps your backyard oasis safe and comfortable.  Between the holidays and unseasonably cold (even for winter) weather it’s easy for your pool’s maintenance to take a back seat to more seasonal obligations.  As the temperatures, and subsequent humidity, continue to increase it’ll soon be time to listen to LSU baseball games as you dip your feet.  This makes right now the right time to have a professional come out and conduct an inspection as well as a seasonal start-up maintenance.  These procedures ensure that nothing happened during your pool’s downtime and it is ready for another full spring and summer of fun. 

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Topics: Pool Maintenance