Southern California is the mecca for swimming pools. Homeowners want more than boring traditional pools with concrete decks and other standards such as diving boards, ladders, and some slight landscaping touches. People are realizing that the actual swimming in their pools is really minimal. Most pools were installed years ago when their purpose was strictly for swimming. Installing a pool for the family was always the motive for having one built. This philosophy however, is quickly becoming outdated.
Most of the time we merely admire our yards from indoors or from an easy chair on the patio. Why not make our poolside environment beautiful as opposed to just being there?
With current modern techniques, it’s now possible to transform a typical basic pool and yard into paradise. All it takes is some imagination, a top notch designer, and the craftsmen to carry out the project. Without all of these elements, the job will end up a failure.
The wrong concept will result in something that doesn’t appear to belong to the surrounding environment. Hiring the wrong designer will result in a poor design, both with the landscaping and the actual work on the pool area. Contracting the project with the wrong contractor can also spell disaster.
Many contractors may be licensed to do work and may have experience in their particular field, but may not have the artistic abilities to create more than just the nuts and bolts of the job. To truly create a masterpiece, art must play a large part in completing more than just a basic remodel. Anyone can add new coping, new decking, tile and plaster to an existing pool. The trick is to create a completely new environment in what was once your yard. Your once basic pool can end up looking like your home is somewhere in the mountains or Hawaii as opposed to Southern California. The artistic, well thought out, and creative use of artificial boulders and planting areas transform a retaining wall into a tropical jungle with lush greenery, waterfalls, and the mystique of a hidden paradise.
Before hiring anyone make sure that they are qualified to do the job. Spend time looking at their work. Don’t just look at a bunch of nice photos in a portfolio, go to some completed projects, and if possible, talk to past clients and ask if they were satisfied. You will find out that if they are pleased, they will volunteer information to you that may be extremely valuable. This is not only a large investment, but hopefully will be an everyday part of your lives for many years to come.
Remember that any contractor can remodel your swimming pool, but only a very select few can transform your pool into paradise. For more information, as well as a personal consultation and video presentation, you can contact Ultimate Water Creations at 310-446-1614.