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Why You Should Consider a Fiberglass Pool

As more people begin opening their homes for special events and outdoor entertaining, requests for pool installs have been surging. Nothing makes a successful party like a pool for guests to enjoy.

Fiberglass pools have been increasing in popularity due to their versatility and cost. They can be tailored to fit any shape or style, such as a lap or plunge pool, and last 25 years or more. Since fiberglass pools are built off-site and installed, they may also have a shorter wait time than concrete pools.

Before deciding on a fiberglass pool, there are a few options to consider:

Site Preparation

Make sure you have the right yard for a pool. Depending on the terrain, you may need to move heavy rocks or install backfill to level your yard. Trees and plants may also need to be moved. Consider the size of your yard to decide on the shape and dimensions of your pool. A small pool for dipping can be just as enjoyable as a large pool/spa combo.

Fiberglass Pools

Seasonal Timing

While fiberglass pools can withstand cold and icy temperatures well, they shouldn’t be installed in wintertime. Plan to have your pool built and installed from early spring to late fall. If you begin the project now, your pool should be ready to use by summer.

Customizations

There are a wide range of ways to tailor your pool, from adding slides to waterfalls and spas. Consider how you like to entertain and how you’d like to use your pool. If you have younger children, a zero-entry pool helps them enter the water. For those interested in outdoor exercise, a lap or plunge design could be the best usage of your pool.

Reassess Your Outdoor Space

The addition of a pool may have you reconsidering how your backyard is laid out. Now is the perfect time to add an outdoor entertaining space, paver patio or screened-in porch. A large outdoor landscaping firm will be able to design a patio, deck or outdoor kitchen to create a seamless, integrated look for your home.

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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.

Luxury Poolside

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.

Poolside Accents

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!

Welcome Summer with a Custom Pool

After this long brutal winter, don’t you deserve to make the most of your summer? Enjoy every moment without ever leaving your own backyard. If you start planning now, you will soon be enjoying every sunny day with a custom pool retreat.

Endless Possibilities

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 can match your wishes. Countless options and customized features ensure your pool will reflect your personality and enhance the beauty of your home.

Building 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.

Custom Pool Retreat - DiSabatino Landscaping Entertain in Style

How will you be using your custom pool? If you like throwing large bashes, you might think about adding a swim up bar with a grotto or waterfall. If you want a place to relax and unwind after a long week of work, you may want to install a hot tub. Your pool professional will work with you and your family to create an outdoor environment that accommodates your vision and lifestyle.

Highlight Your Home

The best pools are incorporated into the existing landscape. Features such as stone walkways, pergolas or decorative garden borders will enhance your pool’s setting. 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.

Make the Right Choice

The first and most important decision when building a pool is picking the right firm. Use a pool expert with extensive experience building custom pools. Review their portfolio of projects. A montage of past work will give you an idea of their strengths and also spark ideas for you and 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.

Trust Delaware Valley’s premier pool and landscape design firm, DiSabatino Landscaping. DiSabatino has been blending artistic vision and superior craftsmanship for more than 20 years. To schedule an initial consultation, call (610) 361-0595 in PA or (302) 764-0408 in DE. You can also view their custom pool portfolio online at DiSabatinoInc.com.

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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.

Transform Your Old Tired Pool into an Oasis

custom pools and pool makeovers If your pool area has become worn cracked and overall uninviting, it might be time for a full makeover!

Let DiSabatino transform your pool area into an inviting oasis that can make your backyard the envy of the neighborhood. Fall is a perfect time to remodel the hardscaping and landscaping surrounding your pool area, making your next pool season a huge success!

Check out this transformation we did on the Walsh property. Notice how we installed a beautiful slip proof decking, stone walls and waterfall with ambient lighting. Not only is this pool side  more inviting, it’s a lot safer than the previous cement and wood decking conducive to slippage and other mishaps.

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