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03 Jul From Start to Finish: An Aqua Pool Project in South Windsor

This week we thought it would be fun to give everyone an insight into a typical project from start to finish. This recent pool build was located in South Windsor, CT. You can see from the image below that there’s a terrific wooded view from the yard but the property line is relatively close to the house. This means that in order to build, Aqua Pool had to consider placement in a location close to the house:












Since the yard had recently been landscaped with an outdoor paver-seating area and fresh plants, we were careful to remove all usable materials and save them for use after the pool was installed.

During excavation it was discovered that in the prime location for the pool, remnants of an old tobacco barn were buried. Due to restrictions on the property line, we decided to excavate this buried material and backfill the yard with a flowable fill combined with cement blocks to provide the necessary foundation for the gunite pool.

In the image below, you can see the process beginning to unfold as we brought in the heavy machinery to dig:












In the end, we excavated over twenty feet down in order to build a five foot deep pool. Now that’s solid planning! Check out the hole:












Since the homeowners have two boys in high school, they wanted something aesthetically pleasing but also structurally sound, hence their selection of gunite. They knew that with a bustling home life, their family would use the pool more frequently than just the summer months. They also wanted to include a basketball net, anchor sockets for a volleyball net, and a spa for relaxing.

You can see the built in spa really take shape once we got to the gunite phase. As a combination of cement, sand, and water, applied through a pressure hose, it creates the perfect hardy and dense surface for your pool:

Taking shape











As the process unfolded, it was exciting to see the actual pool take shape. It’s easy to imagine the fun to come spending time by the pool, especially once its full of water:












With the raised spa, we finished out the deck with concrete pavers and coping. It really starts to come together at this stage.

Finally, all of the finishing touches were made including replanting of the landscape, and decorating with furniture and other backyard accessories. Not to mention outfitting the brand new pool with top of the line equipment. For this project we installed a Paramount in-floor cleaning system, a Variable Speed and Energy Efficient Pump, and a Jandy heat/filtration system.

And when all of the hard work pays off, there’s a beautiful finished product:












We see it all of the time but after each and every single one, it feels great to see a beautiful project come to fruition. At Aqua Pool, we take pride in the thoughtfulness and quality of our work.



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03 Jul The Benefits of a Beautiful Backyard

At Aqua Pool and Patio, we work hard to ensure our backyard projects suit your dreams. Whether you want a quiet and relaxing space to lounge in on the weekends alone or with family, or a delightful entertaining yard for hosting friends and neighbors to share food and conversation, and make memories together, we understand the key elements that make an oasis your own. To help get you inspired about what you can do with your space, here are several reasons it’s worth it to invest in your backyard:

Pool Parties
With a hot tub and a pool, there’s nothing better than a pool party for friends and family. Call us nostalgic but relaxing and splashing around in a beautiful backyard is the epitome of relaxation.

Quiet Place
When you aren’t busy throwing a pool bash, having your own private oasis for contemplation, meditation, and reflection can do wonders for your health and wellbeing. Picture yourself coming home from the hustle and bustle of the workday and spending an hour or two relaxing in your yard before cooking a delicious meal with your family. Sounds great right?

Just as important as your mental health, diving into your own pool and swimming laps is an excellent workout for your body. Helping to build long and lean muscles without the negative impact of sports like jogging, swimming is a great way to get yourself in shape and stay healthy.

There’s something extremely satisfying about cooking outdoors. Maybe it’s the smoke or the unique taste of food off the grill, but at Aqua Pool, we find it to be a relaxing experience firing up the grill and making something scrumptious.

Last but not least, one of the key benefits in having a beautiful outdoor space is how it brings your family together to socialize, play, and spend quality time. Now that’s worth working for!


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03 Jul Popular pool shapes

Popular Pool Shapes

There are an endless amount of shapes that a pool can be created and designed in to fit just about any property space imaginable. That being said, there are several repeat designs that we’ve seen in our years of experience at Aqua Pool that seem to be the most popular amongst homeowners. When creating the best design for your space, it’s important to consider the location of your pool as well as how it accommodates your family. Other items to think about are also what resources are available to you and if you want your pool to be the focal point of your yard or seamlessly blend as a component in an overall larger backyard scheme.

Whatever you choose, the following are examples of great pool shapes we’ve done for satisfied clients:

  • Roman Pool
    A Roman pool is an incredible shape that plays off historical images of ancient Roman baths. Typically able to be identified by its rectangular shape with two ovals at the short ends, a Roman pool supplies sophistication and a calming serenity for your space.
  • Free Form Pool
    Just as the name implies, a free form pool features curvy and rounded edges all the way around to promote a fun and refreshing swim. Built to accommodate a property’s unique space, a free form pool follows loose lines for a sense of playfulness in your outdoor environment.
  • Geometric Pool
    Borrowing specific lines and edges, a geometric pool lends visual gravity to an outdoor space. This type of pool also produces a nice contrast to any landscaping and hardscaping details to create an overall ambiance.
  • Uneven Pool
    Uneven pools are ways to cope with an unlevel backyard. With expert design and execution, Aqua Pool can help create a beautiful pool that is built into a hillside or other property type so you can swim and enjoy the privacy and nature of your backyard.
  • Lap Pool
    A popular option with active types, lap pools are typically long and narrow enabling the longest swim possible on your property. These types of pools can be spruced up by featuring zero edges or other well-designed aspects to give your backyard a functional but beautiful sense of aesthetics.

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