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Is It Time to Remodel Your Pool?

Top Tips for Pool Repairs

The average lifespan of an inground pool is ten years. That doesn’t take into account the yearly upkeep of replacing pool liners, filter systems and refilling water levels. Pool repairs are usually more cost-effective than replacing the entire pool, but there are advantages to each.

Here are a few things to consider before starting a pool renovation project:

Condition of Your Pool

Clearly, the most critical factor in your decision is the current state of your pool. Large and numerous stains, roughened plaster sides, thinning and chipping are all clues that your pool may need refinishing. Pools plastered in colors other than white may also lose color over time. Any cracks in your pool will need immediate attention.

Timing

Pools should be repaired and replaced in reasonable mid-range temperatures, between 60 and 85 degrees. Excessive heat and cold can cause uneven drying or cracking. Plan to have your pool replaced in the fall or spring to make the most of your investment.

Drainage or Grading Concerns

Has your property changed since the pool was installed? Nearby new construction, home additions, additional patios, decking or pavers can affect your water runoff. If you need to have your backyard regraded or reposition your pool, now is the time to do so. An experienced landscape professional will give you the best course of action to direct water away from your home.

Converting to a Different Kind of Water

If you’ve decided to replace your chlorine with saltwater or the reverse, make sure you understand the pros and cons of each. Saltwater pools require less maintenance and chemicals, won’t irritate eyes and are often described as gentler on hair and skin. However, salt cell generators need to be replaced more often, can be more expensive than chlorine for initial equipment, and you’ll need to buy several hundred pounds of salt at installation. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of each kind of water before making the switch.

Changes to Your Lifestyle

You may have inherited the pool from the previous owner with different tastes. Or maybe your family dynamic changed from children at home to an empty nest. On the flip side, has your home become the go to spot for celebrations? If your pool needs have changed, it may be time to replace your pool with a different size or style to adapt to your new lifestyle.  

If your pool is in need or repair or replacement, make sure you consult with our experienced pool and landscaping experts at DiSabatino Landscaping. A pool is an investment in memories that last a lifetime. Enjoy each season with a custom pool that’s the perfect match for you and your family.

Escape the Heat with Your Own Custom Pool

Summer is almost here. Are you ready?

Experience all the fun you can have outdoors by installing a custom swimming pool. Imagine being able to relax, spend time with your family or invite friends over to enjoy swimming without the hassle of crowds and travel time, not to mention gas.

A custom pool can make it the best summer ever. Before getting started on your pool project, there are several factors to consider:

Your Property

The size and shape of your installation should enhance the design and style of your home. Landscape designers will evaluate the best location to site your pool and recommend custom landscaping to highlight your home. Elevate your yard with hardscaping options, such as curving walkways, stone bench seating and flagstone patios. These items can be both creative as well as practical, offering additional outdoor entertaining space.

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Your Entertaining Style

Swimming pools can serve many purposes. Some homeowners desire a fun outdoor entertaining space that may include shallow areas for lounging, relaxing waterfall features or a fun swim up bar. Others may choose to use the pool for personal fitness. Swimming is an excellent low impact exercise that’s ideal for almost anyone. A pool designed for swimming laps or doing water aerobics is a great investment in your personal health.

Custom Accents

Once the swimming pool has been designed, you’re ready to begin planning ways to accentuate your backyard. A spacious deck with comfortable seating and a cozy fire pit beckons everyone outside. Custom gazebos or pergolas offer both shade and privacy. Outdoor structures such as kitchens and fireplaces add another level of entertaining style. Strategically placed paths, fences and LED lighting keep everyone safe while extending your time outside. And thoughtfully selected trees and shrubs make an outdoor project pop with style.

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The Right Firm

It’s crucial to find a professional landscaping company that will combine artistic vision with superior craftsmanship and installation. The first step is a personal consultation to share your dreams, vision and investment level. From there, a creative designer will create a pool and landscape that is just right for your family and home.

Timing

Also, keep in mind that increased needs and supply chain issues have caused a backlog of pool projects. If you want to enjoy your new pool in time for next summer, call DiSabatino today!

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Time to Take the Plunge! Home Is Where the Pool Is

Enjoy every moment of the summer without leaving your backyard. Start planning a custom pool now and you could be creating lasting memories without the hassle of packing bags and battling traffic all summer long.

No other exterior design element can impact your home’s value – and your quality of life – as much as a pool. Whether you are looking for a private backyard oasis or an expansive entertaining space, your pool designer will create an environment that’s unique to your lifestyle.

Endless Possibilities

Are you an entertainer? Build a freeform lagoon surrounded by waterfalls and boulders that brings the feel of the tropics into your backyard. Do you prefer clean lines? A classic rectangular pool is ideal for swimming laps or playing with kids.

The beauty of a custom pool is that it’s built to fulfill your needs. Whether you want to relax with a small, private hideaway or entertain friends and family with an elaborate backyard resort, a pool designer will meet your wishes. Countless options and customized features ensure your pool will reflect your personality and enhance the beauty of your home.

Build Within a Budget

Consider how much you’re willing to spend. Professional pool companies are well equipped to work within a budget, ensuring your needs are met without breaking the bank. Most pool designers will suggest variations to allow for phasing, creating a multi-layered plan that makes room for potential features. This allows you to enjoy your pool now and add enhancements in the future.

Highlight Your Home

While the pool will be the focal point of your outdoor living space, it should be supported with equally stunning surroundings. From vibrant trees to wispy plants and colorful flowers, the right landscaping will help create the perfect ambiance. Further enhance your outdoor living space with stone patio terraces, fire pits, fireplaces or pergolas. Keep the party going well into the night by strategically placing LED lighting and surround sound systems that you can easily control from your smartphone.

The right pool professional will design your custom pool so that it fits seamlessly into your backyard. Additional features such as outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and artistic lighting can be added to enhance your space.

Choose Wisely

The most important decision you can make when building a pool is picking the right firm. An experienced firm will listen to your ideas and make suggestions to develop a concept that will best showcase your home.

Use a pool expert with extensive experience building custom pools. Review their portfolio to give you an idea of their strengths and spark ideas for your own backyard. The right firm will schedule an initial consultation, evaluate your landscape, and come up with a custom design that incorporates your vision and exceeds your expectations. They will also be able to back their work with a strong warranty.

When building your dream pool, trust the Delaware Valley’s premier pool and landscape design firm. DiSabatino Landscaping has been designing, building and maintaining distinctive outdoor living spaces for more than 20 years. By combining artistic vision and superior craftsmanship with quality installation, DiSabatino Landscaping helps clients realize the full potential of their landscape. To learn more and view recent projects, visit DiSabatinoInc.com or give them a call at 610-361-0595 in PA or 302-764-0408 in DE to set up a design consultation.

Staycation Location in Your Own Backyard

Create a Staycation Location in Your Own Backyard

Thinking about investing in a staycation location in your own backyard?

It is definitely a good investment, as the cost to create an escape space on your own property could be about the same as a two-week vacation for a family of four.  Divert those funds to improve your outdoor living space and create incentive for the family to enjoy the fresh air year round.

How About an In-ground Pool?

Having a staycation spot can help parents survive the summer months when school is out and kids are idle. Consider adding an in ground pool to help keep the kids entertained and moving. 

With the pandemic still an issue this year, many families forgoing their summer vacation plans. That is why creating a perfect staycation in your own backyard just might be the solution to keeping everyone healthy and sane at the same time.

Outdoor Cooking at its Finest

Picture a summer of sunbathing by the pool with a icy cocktail while the children play and your stress melts away. Create  a comfortable outdoor seating area with all the cooking amenities close by to make your life easier.

DiSabatino Landscaping, partnered with Esposito Masonry, offers the highest quality outdoor living area designs. We create superior water features, such as spas, waterfalls and grottos, to make your staycation unique. Add to that a full outdoor cooking area, fireplace, fire pit or pond. Check out our gallery below to get inspired:

If you are considering investing in a ‘staycation’ project this year, consider some of the latest hardscaping and landscaping trends.


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12 Great Features to Consider Adding to Custom Outdoor Swimming Pools

Custom outdoor swimming pools are a terrific way to have staycations throughout the spring and summer, sometimes into the fall months. Whether our clients opt for custom gunite pools, fiberglass pools or vinyl liner pools, they always ask us what added features are best.

While the answer to this question will vary depending on a client’s preferences and needs, we find that laying out all the options help focus on inground pool designs to reflect their vision. Once they get a feel for the custom features that they want, they will need to compare the costs of such features to their budget and prioritize the ones they really want.

With the summer in full swing, parents are facing unique challenges this year. We thought sharing a few features of our inground pool designs that can help keep your kids at home safe, healthy and more importantly, happy!

12 Features to Consider With Your Custom Swimming Pool Installation:

1) Pool Slide: A custom pool slide can add a little life to any inground swimming pool and make your custom pool the envy of the neighborhood. There are a wide variety of custom designed pool slides available with different sized flumes that will reflect your style and wishes.

2) Diving Board or Diving Rock: Diving boards can serve as an enjoyable recreational feature to your custom swimming pool provided your pool design is deep enough. If you have energetic pool goers that would enjoy doing somersaults and backflips, this might be a feature you should add to your pool.

3) Hot tub: Hot tubs or spillover spas that are raised above the pool level serves a duel purpose; that of being therapeutic and an added water feature to custom swimming pools.

4) Grotto: Adding a cave or grotto as a place to retreat from the glaring sun or the crowd to peacefully meditate is becoming a very popular water feature in many custom pool designs.

5) Pool Bar: If you’re planning on entertaining an adult audience that appreciate imbibing cocktails while relaxing in a pool, a swim up pool bar might be a nice feature to add to your pool.

6) Fountain: A cascading water fountain adds a peaceful ambience to custom swimming pools that are not only therapeutic but a great aerators that will keep the water cool.

7) Waterfall: Built with Real or Faux Boulders, cascading waterfalls add a naturalistic element to custom swimming pools and one of the most popular water features around. These too are great aerators to keep water temperatures cooler.

8) Rain Curtain: Young and old alike enjoy the cooling curtains of water falling into the pool from a pergola roof or some other overhang.

9) Bubblers: Small jets set in the floor of a shallow end of a custom swimming pool shoot streams of water that gurgle or bubble up to the surface.

10) Deck Jets: Thin arching streams of water shooting from the pool decking into the pool can be illuminated with color changing LED lights to make any night swim a fun event.

11) Mist Curtains: Having a  fog or misting system around the pool can greatly reduce the air temperature making for a much more comfortable pool side nap.

12) Pool House: Want to keep everyone comfortable and close to all the amenities? Consider a pool house with changing and bathroom, refrigerator full of everyone’s favorite beverages and maybe even a comfortable sitting area to shelter from inclement weather.

Make summer at home this year full of fond memories of how your family chose to focus on what really matters in life, quality time with those you love in your very own custom swimming pool.


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DiSabatino Landscaping is Delaware’s #1 Hardscape and Landscape Specialist. Give us a call today! 302-764-0408

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Create the Perfect Staycation with a Beautiful Pool Installation in Time for Summer

Staycations are going to be a reality for many of us this year, why not make the best of it by having an outdoor pool or living area installed to enjoy year round?

All of us are getting a little antsy due to the quarantine necessarily in place to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. These are serious times and we should all heed the advice of local and federal authorities to keep our family safe. However, that does not mean we have to keep indoors.

The uncertainty of the times has many families forgoing their summer vacation plans to hunker down at home. That is why creating a perfect staycation in your own backyard just might be the solution to keeping everyone healthy and sane at the same time.

For about the same investment it would cost to take a family of four on a two-week vacation, you can divert those funds to improving your outdoor living space. Give kids an incentive to brave the outdoors and enjoy the summer. An in ground pool will give them a well-needed diversion and help keep them entertained.

Picture a summer of unwinding by the pool with a well-deserved cocktail while the children splash happily and the stress level lowers. You can take it even farther by adding a comfortable outdoor living space with a cooking area to make relaxing and everyday chores easier.

DiSabatino Landscaping has partnered with Esposito Masonry to offer the highest quality outdoor living area designs with superior water features, such as in ground pools, spas with waterfalls and grottos. Full outdoor entertainment and outdoor cooking areas, fireplaces, fire pits, ponds and more. Check out our gallery below to get inspired:

Are you ready to build your perfect backyard oasis?

DiSabatino can help.  

Thankfully, the landscape industry is considered an essential business and we are busier than ever preparing to install some impressive outdoor pools and living spaces. Our landscape designers are adapting to the current climate by video conferencing with clients, supplying detailed 3-D renderings and virtual designs that can easily take a project from the design stage to full implementation.

With so many families finding themselves quarantined at home, there is a sudden desire to create outdoor living areas to extend their home’s square footage. If you are considering investing in a ‘staycation’ project this year, consider some of this year’s latest hardscaping and landscaping trends.

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