Upgrading to a new high-efficiency pool heater not only reduces operating costs for the homeowner, but also lessens the amount of space required for the unit, which provides new opportunities for backyard pool design.
The municipality of Notre-Dame-du-Portage, Que., has been granted $500,000 in financial assistance, in the form of a non-repayable contribution, from the government of Canada, to renovate its outdoor pool.
This North York, Ont., homeowner’s backyard landscape was approximately 20 to 25 years old, and was in dire need of a makeover. As a result, M&S Architectural Ltd., of Gilford, Ont., was tasked with reinvigorating their backyard and create a place where the homeowner could relax and entertain.
While this homeowner in Woodbridge, Ont., certainly loved their pool and backyard, they knew renovation work was needed to rejuvenate their outdoor living space. For instance, the existing fibreglass steps were inappropriately sized and the acrylic was chipping, the pool’s shallow end was too small and did not provide bathers the luxury of just lounging in the water as opposed to swimming in the 2.7-m (9-ft) deep end. Finally, the existing landscape was overgrown and outdated.
Outdoor commercial pools located in regions where severe freeze-thaw cycles occur are perpetually plagued by the effects of freezing winter temperatures and extreme heat in the summer. From peeling plaster and paint to cracks and leaks, most pools typically require a…
Pool surface finishing is a sought after expertise as no matter how well a concrete pool is built, there comes a time when restoration may be needed. Pool plastering (otherwise known as marbelite) is a highly specialized skillset. Unlike other areas of masonry surfacing, marbelite belongs to…
Those in the Canadian pool industry know how seasonal climate change can affect an inground pool surface. It is one reason why many pool owners turn to specialists when they are finally able to see what lies beneath their cover when they open their pool in the spring.