Two Ways To Make Your Pool More Enjoyable

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One of the best ways to enjoy summer with your family is by swimming in your backyard pool. While just swimming around can be fun, there are other things you can do to enhance the appeal of your pool and make it even more fun. Here are two ways you can make your pool even more enjoyable for your family.

Add a rock feature

One of the funnest things you can do with your pool is to add a rock feature. This could be as simple as a climbing wall that is on one side of your pool, or as elaborate as a multi-tiered tunnel that has an integrated waterslide. Because these rock features are built out of decorative concrete, the possibilities are virtually unlimited. When you are building a rock feature, consider a few things to make sure that it is safe for your family:

  • Don't make the feature too high. While it is tempting to make an incredible rock slide with a great climbing wall on it, it can also be a temptation for people to jump off of. By keeping the height lower, you will make sure that those who do jump off it into your pool are safe.
  • Don't make it too complicated. You may think that it would be amazing to have a replica of Delicate Arch in your backyard, but often the simplest solutions are the best. Make it functional as well as beautiful.

Add a diving board

Diving boards can be incredible fun for both children and adults. They are a relatively easy thing to retrofit onto an existing pool, though you should consider the depth of your pool before adding one. If your pool is less than 5 feet deep at its deepest point, you should either increase the depth of your pool or forgo adding one. If it's between 5-8 feet, you could have a low diving board. If it's 10 feet or more, a high diving board would be appropriate. You will also want to consider how quickly your pool changes depth. Work with a swimming pool remodeling contractor to get a feel for the best diving board situation so that your family and guests are safe, but still have plenty of fun opportunities to enjoy your pool.

As you do these things, your pool will become an oasis that will host barbecues and parties for your friends and family for years to come.

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Green Living: A Guide to Saving on Energy Usage

Saving money is important in a home with six children. As they grow, the bills seem to grow with them. After paying a particularly high energy bill, I decided that enough was enough. I researched ways that I could make my home more energy efficient without spending a ton of money. To help other parents in the same boat, I created this blog. Helpful tips, such as replacing your home's windows, can save you a great deal of money in the long run. Hopefully, the information provided here can also help preserve the environment and make it a better place for our children.