Sunday, September 30, 2012

Terrifying Infinity Pool; Cool Pool of the Month!

The infinity pool is – by far – the most beautiful type of swimming pool available. Infinity pool builders around the world are pushing the limit to build the best, or most eye-catching pool there is. A hotel called Marina Bay Sands in Singapore might just take the cake for the coolest – and maybe a little terrifying – infinity pool in the world. It might actually be more than just “a little terrifying”, as this infinity pool is on the ledge of a 55 story building!
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Strategically placed right on the ledge of a 55 story building, this infinity pool makes it look like these swimmers might just fall over the edge of a sky scraper if they lean over too far...

Infinity Pool Designs

There are many types of infinity pools around the world, with styles varying generally by the pool's location. Basically, the infinity pool (otherwise know as a vanishing edge, zero edge, disappearing edge, or negative edge pool) is a swimming pool constructed to look like it blends into the horizon.
This pool blends into the city, but others will "blend into":
  • Valleys
  • The ocean
  • Woods
Basically, the wall of the infinity pool can't be seen above the water. The water in the pool spills over the edge into a basin and is then pumped back into the pool. In Florida, most infinity pools are built to "blend into" the ocean or bay.

Infinity Pool Contractors | Tampa | Clearwater | Florida

Tropical Pools and Pavers have been the leading infinity pool contractors in the Tampa-Clearwater, Florida area for more than 25 years. We use only the highest quality equipment and materials. If you have any questions about having an infinity pool built in your yard, please call Tropical Pools and Pavers for a consultation. We will come to your home, go over designs with you, and help you turn the dreams of your very own backyard paradise into a reality!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Outdoor Kitchens; Design Ideas

outdoor kitchens
Outdoor kitchens are a great way to add flavor to your existing backyard pool or spa. If you’ve been interested in outdoor kitchens, but haven’t taken that ‘next step’ to look into one yet, we’re going to give you some great design ideas. Following just a few of these tips will help you decide how you want your outdoor kitchen to look. It will also help you make the decision to transform your backyard into a tropical paradise where you can cook and enjoy life in style!

Tips for your Outdoor Kitchen Construction

All the different areas of your kitchen have to work together and efficiently. If you follow these very important tips and make some important decisions, Tropical Pools and Pavers will make sure your outdoor kitchen construction is perfect for you:
  • Make sure your whole backyard is part of a single fully-functional plan
  • Compliment the design of your backyard and your home!
  • Decide if you want your indoor kitchen and outdoor kitchen close together to be more efficient
  • Make sure you have ample lighting for safety
  • Make sure all kitchen areas work together (cooktop, refrigerator, sink, prep counter)
  • Plan for the needed utilities (electric, gas, water)
  • Consider getting a radio installed in your kitchen

Outdoor Kitchen Builders | Tampa | Clearwater | Brandon

If you’re thinking of outdoor kitchens Tampa has the perfect weather to make the most use out of your investment! Tropical Pools and Pavers are highly respected outdoor kitchen builders. Let them help you turn your dream kitchen into a reality! If you’re looking for a qualified outdoor kitchen contractor, trust Tropical Pools and Pavers, but not just because we say so, but because they have references, photos, and over 25 years experience to back their work up.