Extreme Pool Designs for In Ground Pools

Extreme Backyard Pools DesignsBackyard In Ground Pool Designs

Homeowners are now starting to look at their outdoor space where their pool designs can take on their personality. Pool designs are being taken to the next level to reflect the pool owner and thereby challenging pool designers to incorporate trendsetting elements.

Today’s backyard pool scapes can incorporate a variety of elements from fully equipped kitchens to pool cabanas with washroom and shower facilities. Pool designs that include lazy rivers and adjacent basketball courts or putting greens are just some examples of innovative designs.

Pool Designs Challenge Pool Builders

Before embarking on one of a kind pool designs, the pool owner should find a pool builder that has the expertise and knowledge to put all the pieces together. This is arguably the most important aspect of designing a pool oasis. Once that builder has been found, such as Gib-San Pools which is a member of the Master Pools Guild, then it’s time to create a wish list.

Creating a True Outdoor Living Space

Pool design suggestions for creating a pool outdoor living scape is to include an athletic area for those who don’t want to be in the water all the time, a putting green or a basketball net surrounding the poolscape, waterfalls with sun ledges as a great accent to provide movement of water, soothing sounds and an area for those who want to observe the action. Of course, don’t forget about visual excitement in accented lighting, incorporated into water features that bring the pool to life at night. Deck jets and laminars can also enhance the movement of water when incorporated into pool designs.

Recreating the Inside Out

Incorporation of an equipped kitchen makes entertaining easier and less intrusive – this way you can contain your guests to an area, avoiding back and forth into your home. Also consider outdoor furnishing, their design and scope,  including seating and lounging furniture, and their placement in the pool design.

As backyard pool designs become more popular, options are constantly evolving – from sport features to dining areas as available from Gib-San Pools – your backyard pool getaway should reflect your personal needs to relax and enjoy!

A Pool’s Fire – Latest Trends in Pool Design Enhancements

Today’s poolscapes incorporate a variety of features to enhance the inground pool landscape – the incorporation of water, light and natural features are now being complemented with the use of fire. Today’s pool designs are incorporating fire elements in order to add drama and excitement to backyard poolscapes.

Pool Designers have Fire in their Eyes!

As pool designer expand their range to fire as part of a full backyard experience, in order to complement entertaining areas, full entertainment areas and lounge areas, it is expected that fire elements will quickly make their presence known in the pool design planning. Fire elements can include mantels to fire pits that are used as gathering areas in the evenings, where recreational firepit specialistsare coming out with exciting new products that take pool designs to the next level.

Adding that Unique Fire Element

Inground Swimming Pool with Fire PitNotably, fire adds that unique element to a pool design so as to be able to enjoy the beauty of the water at night. Essentially fire brings that wow factor to pool installations, whether it is a a beautiful fire pit where guests can gather to more elaborate installations featuring incorporating water and fire together such as water and fire bowls. For the extreme, fire can be incorporated into water features, columns and decks, where pool designs can include automated fire features that can be controlled by remote control.

Consider using the excitement of fire when planning your pool design – with a variety of incorporation alternatives – where you decide to use fire is your vision and your pool designer’s execution (see more at PoolBuildandDesign.ca – Pool Design with Fire)

Healthy Hot Tub Living

Combine the benefits of Hot Tub Massage with the pervasiveness of Water with its lighter-than-air buoyancy to improve circulation, decrease joint pain and promote the flow of endorphins. This is the appeal of a the hydro-therapy and water massage benefits of owning a hot tub.

Hot Tub HealthHeat adds to the therapuetic effects of water massage

The Introduction of heat into the hot tub equation allows you to have the ability to stimulate relaxation through muscle stimulation and an opening of blood vessels. Some of the world’s greatest and professional athletes use this hydro-therapy offered by hot tubs to rejuvenate themselves.

Brightening Your Spirits is what a Hot Tub is all about

Stresses are released into a hot tub’s whirlpool stream as high volume low pressure jests deliver soothing massage for a soft, yet powerful rejuvenating experience. Settling into a hot tub’s swirling water is therefore a great way to lessen physical and mental burdens, and brighten your spirits – see more at the HotTubCentre.ca!

Luxury Pool Pictures

Pool season’s almost starting, at least we hope, and there’s nothing better than looking at some cool and outstanding Luxury Pool pictures at the new Gib-San Pools website http://www.PoolDesignandBuild.ca for design ideas.

Luxury Pool and Builtin Hot Tub SpaThis pool design is a favourite, incorporating a whirlpool and fire pit for a distinctive combination of design and functionality.

It’s idea such as this design that show how the pool design envellope is not stattic and can be pushed to achieve unique and effective works of art!


Romantic Hot Tub Rekindles Romance for Couples through all the Senses

Now that Valentine’s has come and gone, how about maintaining the message of that special day with your own Romantic Hot Tub? There’s nothing like a hot tub for the perfect spot to kindle romance between you and your significant other. With a soothing and relaxing atmosphere, the setting is perfect for some together time.Couple Hot Tub

Setting the Romantic Mood wit Hot Tub Lighting and Aromatherapy

There are a number of unique features are available on a Gib-San hot tub that can enhance the romance.

Lighting – Most important is lighting – when purchasing a hot tub make sure in tub and around the tub lighting is one of the features available on the model you choose. Lighting within the water creates a unique atmosphere while mood sensitive lighting around the hot tub’s edges reinforces the romance.

Scents – Today’s hot tubs can be configured as aromatherapy enclaves, dispensing wonderful scents that when combined with the water creates an intimate atmosphere for all the sense.

Today’s hot tubs can be an extension of the intimacy found in couple-focussed  creations – the love seat, a swing for two and now a hot tub for the romantics in all of us – available in the Toronto area from Gib-San Pools at its new Hot Tub Toronto website http://www.hottubcentre.ca

Automatic Pool Covers – New Pool Must Have

One touch opening and closing, fully automatic pool covers are the latest addition to today’s pool designs. It only takes minutes to complete a cycle, but saves on physical effort and reduces potential injuries from having to pull heavy covers on a regular basis.

Automatic Pool CoversAutomatic pool covers also reduces heat and water loss by closing the pool whenever it’s not in use. The ease of operation means that this task is more likely to get done, and get done right. In addition, the cover can also be integrated with a solar blanket type of cover for additional savings in pools operations.

For information on pool accessories such as automatic pool covers contact Gib-San Pools or view its new website http://www.pooldesignandbuild.ca

Spa Hot Tub Healthy Living

Combing the benefits of massage with effervescence of Water – every part of your body benefits from  a hot tub spa experience. The lighter-than air- buoyancy additionally improves your circulation, can decrease joint pain and may encourage endorphin flow. This is the appeal of living with a spa hot tub! Continue reading

Hot Tub Spa Comfort Secrets – what to look for when buying a Hot Tub Whirlpool

Getting comfortable in a Spa Hot Tub by making sure that seats and body lounges properly conform to the contours of your body – that there’s support for your legs, arms, back, hips and all the way up to your neck. Continue reading

Hot Tub Romance?

Romantic Hot Tub Spa InterludeHot tubs / spas are the perfect spot for romance between you and your significant other … with a soothing and relaxing atmosphere, the setting is perfect for some together time.

Setting the Romantic Hot Tub Mood

A variety of features are available on Gib-San hot tubs / spas that enhance the romance. First is lighting – when purchasing a hot tub / spa make sure that mood lighting is one of the features available on the model you choose – sets the stage for romance, as well as entertaining. Lighting enhances a hot tub / spa by reflecting within and off the water, creating a unique atmosphere to any hot tub / spa. Candles can also provide that romantic ambiance, dotted around the hot tub’s edges, but ensure that candles are placed in secure areas to prevent them from being knocked down.

Hot Tub Spa Romantic Lighting Gib-SanAdd Music to the Hot Tub to Stir the Soul

Music also contributes to the romance and certain Gib-San hot tubs / spas can be equipped with builtin sound systems including one-touch disappearing speakers. For non-builtin electrical equipment always keep it far away to prevent any contact with the water or splashing from the hot tub. Then turn on your favourite music so that you and your partner can enjoy the ambiance created by the intermingling of tunes with water.

Add some Spa Scents to set the Whirlpool Accent

Set the mood by introducing aromatherapy into the hot tub / spa. Scents are varied, so pick a scent that will be pleasing to you and your partner.

Hot Tub Spa Romantic Mood Lighting Gib-San

Finger foods and fancy drinks can add sparkle to the hot tub romance, and fit right in with the moulded in platforms. Alcohol consumption is not recommended but hors d’oeuvres are a great snack that can set the romantic mood.
Gib-San looks forward to creating your romantic oasis, right in the privacy of your own backyard!!!

A Hot Tub Spa that Saves You Money!

Hot Tub Costs can be saved through a Hot Tub Cover from Gib-SanA spa hot tub can be quite energy-conscious – costing only pennies a day to operate – but there’s a few things to watch out for in a hot tub spa that can save you money.

Part I – Start with Hot Tub Solid Foam Construction

Source your hot tub spa from a manufacturer that uses solid foam insulation construction – proven to be the most energy efficient means of keeping hot tub spa water warm and comfortable – with high insulation R-values. Additionally see whether the containing cabinet is filled with foam that is similarly energy efficient to prevent heat loss through the walls and footwells. Plumbing should also insulated as a means of further saving energy, that has further benefits of vibration reduction, additional strength and sound absorption.

Part II – Use Energy Efficient Components

See whether the hot tub’s components – pumps, heaters, seals and valves – are themselves energy efficient in performance and energy conservation. These components should also be housed in an enclosed equipment module that limits energy loss.

Part III – Keeping the Energy In

This is where hot tub spa covers are so important. Heat escape should be prevented by effective linear heat seals. In addition to being insulated they should be capable of being able to hold sufficient weight. The result is a cover that is designed to minimize heat loss as well as being safe around children and pets.

Your Hot Tub Spa can save you money through carfeful shopping to ensure that your purchase is an Energy Gib-San Hot Tub & Spa!