Get your pool cover in place for winter. If you have a simple plastic cover, make sure there aren’t any rips or tears. Repair small tears by duct taping on both sides. For a safety cover, follow the manual instructions for installation. Use water tubes to keep the cover in place. They won’t harm the pool liner if they happen to tumble into the pool.
It’s vital to blow out the pipes on an in-ground pool. Call a professional if you’re uncertain how to do this procedure—it’s what protects the water lines from freezing. Afterwards, plug the return jets and install a Gizzmo in the skimmer to prevent it from cracking. If you do these few tasks, you don’t have to drain the pool for winter unless you have ornamental tile edging the pool. In that case, drain water 4 inches below the tile.
This one-of-a-kind gated estate sits on nearly an acre of enchanting grounds in desirable Houston, TX. The five bedroom, five bathroom, 7500 sq. ft. home also features a large in-ground pool and pergola-covered pathway that leads to a separate pool house with landscaped terrace.
The first step in closing an in-ground pool is to remove things like a diving board, rails, ladder or safety ropes. Remove the eyeball fitting from all return lines. Take time to vacuum the pool floor and clean the walls and any steps. Skim the water surface as well. You want your pool to get covered in as clean a condition as possible.
Clean lines are the hallmark of this gorgeous modern home. The wood used in the house is also featured in the deck surrounding the pool, creating a sense of symmetry and connection. Recessed lights within the home reflect beautifully in the water.
A stone tile patio encircles an in-ground pool in the backyard of this elegant home. Palm trees surrounding the space give a warm, tropical feel and add color against the neutral exterior tones. The landscaping and natural rock wall sections create a gorgeous collection of texture.
Count on a spa cover to protect a winterized, drained spa and to conserve energy in a spa that’s used through winter. Inspect your cover for any deterioration. If it’s in good condition, apply a protectant to both the inside and outside. Avoid using a silicone protectant on a vinyl cover because silicone breaks down vinyl. Once the cover is in place, secure the straps and lock the whole thing in place. For high wind areas, research hurricane spa covers.
This inviting, in-ground swimming pool and matching hot tub boasts modern designs with clean lines, Pennsylvania bluestone and pool pebble finish. The nearby spa is separated from the pool for year-round use, while the outdoor space is perfectly suited for entertaining and lounging on a hot day.
A super stylish modern hammock seat grabs the attention on this pool deck. A cover wings over the hammock for a gorgeous look and built in shade. A line of lounge chairs are perfect for sunbathing next to the pristine pool water trimmed with a small blue tile wall.
Large marble tiles make up the patio floor in the backyard of this lovely Italian villa home. A raised border surrounds the in ground swimming pool with built in tile seating. The scenic view gives a gorgeously spacious feel to the serene backyard.
Archways frame the backyard exterior of this Italian Villa home. Large marble tiles form a spacious patio floor surrounding an in ground swimming pool. Wheeled lounge chairs are easily positioned around the space.
Arched french doors and column framed openings line this home creating an attractive exterior surrounding to the patio. Giant neutral marble tile forms the patio flooring. A raised border, one step higher than the patio, lines the in-ground swimming pool.
This modern swimming pool design features a smooth, even transition from the stone tile patio into the water. Stepping stones over the pool lead from the patio to the built-in waterfall feature in the center. A curved tube slide adds a fun entry to the water.
This gorgeous California estate is located in Vacaville's Pleasant Valley in the ultra-premium wine growing area known as the California North Coast. The enormous Italian-style home features a luxurious pool and spa for a resort-like feel.
An open family room, kitchen and breakfast nook is bathed in sunlight thanks to walls full of windows. Each space enjoys views of this Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., home's lush grounds and oasis-like swimming pool.