Well-Designed Inground Swimming Pools in NJ Promote Year-round Safety Tranquility Pools, Inc.

Well-Designed Inground Swimming Pools in NJ Promote Year-round Safety

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As warm and humid temperatures grip much of New Jersey, people turn to healthy outdoor summer activities to cope with the hot days that lie ahead. While it may be tempting to hike in the hills or take a dip in a swimming pool, Jessica Iannetta of The Star-Ledger reminds the public to make safety a top priority this summer. For example, backyard swimming pools need to be fenced off in order to minimize the risk of drowning, particularly for young children.

That said, building a fence is hardly the only measure households can take to ensure pool safety. It’s also important to take the design of the swimming pool itself into account. After all, aside from drowning and waterborne illnesses, swimming pools also pose electrical hazards and sharp/pointy objects that can inflict wounds. With that in mind, New Jersey homeowners would do well to work with reliable swimming pool builders like Tranquility Pools, Inc. who put great stock in safety when designing inground swimming pools in NJ. A sound pool design can help prevent injuries or problems that a simple fence can’t possibly protect against. Case in point: lighting fixtures. Many swimming pools have variations in water depth, mainly to build a single swimming pool design that caters to children and adults alike. Yet without visual cues to help them out, swimmers can’t always tell if they’re already swimming beyond their depth.

Short of planting warning signs in the pool, the designer can install pool lights that illuminate the floor. In any case, the glare quality of the lights should be considered as they can be too bright for the swimmers to handle. Aside from providing added safety, pool lights can also improve comfort and help promote a better swimming experience.

This brings up another issue: electricity. The costs that go into lighting up the whole area should be ensured to not let it be used redundantly and let it go underwater. To ensure the safety of all swimmers, we suggest that battery-powered appliances and fixtures be installed. While it’s true that cord-connected devices are reliable, they are also likely to pose a grounding hazard should they sustain damage. If the homeowner insists on using an integrated electrical system, the pool should be inspected for compliance with the National Electrical Code.

Luckily, a one-stop pool design and build firm like Tranquility Pools treats this as a standard operating procedure whenever they’re called to build NJ swimming pools. Whether in the summer or at any time of the year, it pays to have these pool safety measures installed.

 

(Source: 46 ways to have a safer NJ summer, NJ.com, June 17, 2014)

Worlds Greatest Pool Awards Tranquility Pools, Inc.

Worlds Greatest Pool Awards

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Two 2013 Awards – The World’s Greatest Pools Pebble Tec

Tranquility was honored to find out two of our pools were awarded by Pebble Tec in their 2013 World’s Greatest Pool Awards. Every year, Pebble Tec awards the best pools across the globe that use their products in their designs and building of swimming pools and spas. Tranquility, a New Jersey pool builder, and our sister company Scenic Landscaping, have had a long standing relationship with Pebble Tec and their products, knowing they deliver the best finishes and options available in this industry.

See Tranquility’s photos and other amazing New Jersey pool designs that were awarded here: http://www.worldsgreatestpools.com/

Fun Features Commonly Incorporated when Building Swimming Pools in NJ Tranquility Pools, Inc.

Fun Features Commonly Incorporated when Building Swimming Pools in NJ

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A swimming pool is more than just treated water put in a hole in your backyard – it’s a status symbol, an elegant fixture of a majestic backyard, and a practical way to spend hot summers in New Jersey. These factors are mainly why people, homeowners and contractors alike, choose to incorporate effective and creative NJ swimming pool design into their construction projects.

You too, can bring your pool to life not only by choosing a unique shape for your pool, but also by incorporating some of these features:

Waterfalls

Most custom pool designers are looking to put the beauty of nature in their client’s backyard pools, and as a result, waterfalls are among the most commonly sought-after addition. The great part about this fixture is that it serves functional purposes, namely serving as a return mechanism for newly-filtered water, and a source of relaxation both for your eyes and ears.

Sprays

If you’ve ever been to or seen films about Las Vegas, you’ll notice that one of the most prominent attractions there are The Fountains of Bellagio. Many pool builders today can incorporate spray mechanisms like that right into your home. While such pool sprays might not blast water as high as a hundred feet into the air, their nozzles, which will be installed on your pool’s floor, can get water to bubble up into the surface or turn into a mini-fountain from the depths.

Slides

An article written by HGTV Remodel’s contributor Peter Walsh has this to say about installing pool slides:

“If you have kids that would enjoy a water slide then there are plenty of options for slides that will dump them into the water, but beware: A pool slide may seem like great fun when kids are small but they may quickly outgrow the thrill and you’ll end up with a permanent structure that no one uses. Pool designers agree that they are installing fewer slides on pools than they were years ago as they tend to be dangerous when poolside horseplay gets out of hand.”

Diving Boards

What’s the best way to get into a pool? If you’ve answered diving your way in, then you’ll most likely need a diving board to fuel your need for that short burst of adrenaline rush – just make sure that your pool has a deep end, though. You should also choose boards that are sturdy enough to support the weight of its users.

Designing swimming pools in NJ with the features enumerated above can make for an exciting swimming experience with your family and guests. Be sure to talk to leading contractors like Tranquility Pools, Inc. for help as well as to ensure the safety of your loved ones.

(Source: Swimming Pool Specialty Features, HGTV Remodels)
Designing Pools in NJ: Tips on Lighting up the Nights by your Poolside Tranquility Pools, Inc.

Designing Pools in NJ: Tips on Lighting up the Nights by your Poolside

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When the sun sets and the shadows of nighttime descends upon The Garden State, does your outdoor pool disappear along with everything else in your backyard? If so, the beauty of your landscaping efforts will be for naught for half of each day – unless of course, you invest in efficient lighting for pools in NJ to keep the centerpiece of your backyard visible and lovely all throughout the night.

Lighting Inside the Pool

Pool lighting has gone through a lot of major changes throughout time – from the old style of having two lights embedded into the pool wall (one in the deep end and one in the shallow end), to today’s pool lighting, which is all about style and energy-efficiency. The dawn of LED light technology has allowed owners to customize their pools with various effects and color combinations, making for a unique visual experience without being too costly to keep on all night.

Creative Designs

One particular style that stands out is to have different colored lights illuminating different areas in the pool, creating a wide array of combinations where two or more hues meet near the center. Some people put the lights right near spouts or water fountains, thus crafting the illusion of streams of water delivering various shades to the pool. Whatever the design, you can always add a personal touch of creativity into your pool, thanks to modern lighting options.

Around the Pool

Here are some tips from HGTV Remodels contributor Peter Walsh regarding lighting around the pool:

“Low-voltage lighting that saves energy and softly lights up your yard is still the best way to enhance your outdoor living spaces. Strategically placed lights that shine into the branches of trees gives them a sculptural quality. Soft but effective light splashing on the pathways leading to your pool, on steps and near your patio, will allow you to safely maneuver around your yard without tripping over things such as planter boxes, shrubs and furniture.”

Call the Pros

When you’re looking to have efficient pool lighting installed, always get in touch with professionals to do it for you. DIY lighting installation is an irrefutably bad idea, since you’ll be dealing with water and electricity – a deadly combination if you don’t work with skill and care. Make sure that a registered electrician looks into the installation before you even consider turning all the lights on.

Companies like Tranquility Pools, Inc. can help you build the outdoor pool of your dreams, and they can even help you keep it the center of attraction in your backyard all night long. Just remember to choose an efficient pool company in NJ to bring your pool to life.

(Source: Pool Lighting Tips, HGTV Remodels)
Automatic Pool Covers Tranquility Pools, Inc.

Automatic Pool Covers

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The Convenience of Automatic Pool Covers

Technology has come a long way when it comes to options for covering your pool. 

Closing up your pool is now something the homeowner can do on their own, with the swtich of a button. While it is a pricier installation initially, it grants the homeowner the ability to close the pool up while away on vacation, or due to stormy weather, or colder temperatures. It allows homeowners the convenience of closing up their pool and not needing to schedule a time for the pool company to come by. We are seeing more and more families choosing this option, for safety, pool maintenance, aesthetic and convenience reasons.

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Feel free to contact us to learn more about automatic pool cover options.

Pool Trends & Technology Tranquility Pools, Inc.

Pool Trends & Technology

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In today’s world, technology seems to keep progressing quicker  than anyone can keep up. Everything from the newest versions  of cell phones, laptops, televisions and cars, to advances in the  internet and advertising, or even just the latest iPhone app, each  day seems to bring new developments and popular trends to  follow.

It is no different for the pool and pool landscaping industry as  well. Imagine a summer evening, leaving work, heading home  and being to turn on your spa, pool lights and adjust the water  temperature all from your cell phone.  Everything is ready for you  to enjoy the moment you arrive home. These are no longer just  imaginary scenarios but rather, becoming more and more  commonplace for homeowners.

Everything is as easy as a touch of a button today. Sending an  email, replying to a text, using touch screen phones and using  voice commands have become natural in our day to day  routines. Advances in pool technology have adapted in the same  way. Controlling your own spa and pool system, lighting and  temperature controls and even outdoor music systems can all  be as simple as a push of a button.

Across the North East region, the entire idea of pools has vastly expanded. Rather than a simple, basic pool, homeowners are now opting for more intricate designs, and creating an entire outdoor oasis within the confines of their own backyard. With a talented landscape architect, a creative vision, and an experienced installation crew, the possibilities for design are entirely unlimited.

Many pool style trends have shifted to include more glass tiles and the use of all natural stones. The planting of Palm Trees is now a common development, and helps to transform a New Jersey swimming pool by giving it a much more tropical feel.

The use of diving boards in the past has evolved into using diving rocks and including a spa like setup, complete with beach entry sundecks. Pools have become more user-friendly, and with water not as deep they allow for more recreational use and sports.

A pool in essence, is the start to creating an entirely new outdoor living space to your home.  The addition of patios, outdoor fire pits, barbeques, bars, kitchens, and televisions, is a popular New Jersey trend that is spreading quickly. Poolside additions are a vital factor to consider in planning your backyard.  All these outdoors additions transform your pool to become more than something for swimming, but rather an entire new outdoor room for your family and friends to utilize and enjoy.