Spring Swimming Pool Maintenance Checklist

In Maintenance and Repairby John & Sabrina Foley

The cold weather is finally starting to leave, which means it’s almost time to set up the swimming pool for fun and relaxation.  Taking time to properly check all aspects of the swimming pool in the spring will help in creating a safe and healthy swimming environment for the summer. Here’s a simple pool maintenance checklist: Pool …

Creating Ambience with Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits

In Lifestyle and Entertainingby John & Sabrina Foley

Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are the perfect addition to just about any outdoor space. They offer a gathering place like no other, creating good times for friends and family. There are many benefits to installing an outdoor fireplace or fire pit on your property and plenty of ways to make it fit your tastes and lifestyle. …

Secrets to Optimizing your Outdoor Kitchen Layout

In Lifestyle and Entertainingby John & Sabrina Foley

The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in the home. Once the place where people simply gathered to cook, now this is the place where families cook, entertain, and do work or homework. As this is such a special place, it is natural to think it would be a bustling spot year round. However …

Pool Fencing and Gates

In Lifestyle and Entertainingby John & Sabrina Foley

Because of local laws, you may have no choice regarding installation of pool fencing and gates to protect your pool from stray animals and unsupervised children. You do have, however, many options in selecting specific materials and accessories. You must follow the law, but you can control the type, cost, and permanency of your particular pool …

Benefits of a Heated Swimming Pool

In Construction Processby John & Sabrina Foley

A custom swimming pool is one of the best quality-of-life investments for any home. However, there are times when pool owners may feel they don’t get to enjoy it as they should. Heating your pool is the perfect way to remedy that situation. Here are some benefits to having a heated swimming pool. Have Fun with Friends and …

Choosing the Right Surface Material for your Patio

In Lifestyle and Entertainingby John & Sabrina Foley

Well-built patios make a backyard look more aesthetically pleasing while improving time spent outdoors. If you are thinking about building or remodeling a patio, you need to consider what surface materials are available and which best suits your lifestyle. Patios are highly customizable and can be made from a myriad of materials.

Vacation at Home: Planning Your Outdoor Living Oasis

In Lifestyle and Entertainingby John & Sabrina Foley

Modern outdoor living is the best it’s ever been. There are so many products available to turn your outdoor living space into an oasis that it may be mind-boggling! But the reality is that you can start planning your outdoor living area with some of the basics and expand when and where you want to. By choosing …

Concrete Pools vs. Fiberglass Pools

In Construction Processby John & Sabrina Foley

Although there are many decisions involved in pool design, choosing the type of material should be the highest priority. There are many differences between fiberglass and concrete pools, so deciding on the right material will make a big difference in your end product.