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Heating Up the Outdoors – Outdoor Fireplaces & Fire pits, Houston Pool Builder

outdoor fireplace

Outdoor Fireplaces, Fire pits, Houston, Tomball, Cypress

A little fire goes a long way, and incorporating fire pits and fireplaces into your backyard space makes a huge statement. It says, “Kick up your feet and relax. We’re going to be here a while.”

With a variety of fire pits and fireplace designs to choose from, how do you know which style you want? It all depends on the space you have to work with and what you want the area to look like.

Fire pits differ from fireplaces in that they are better suited for more people to gather around. Fireplaces are great for quaint get togethers with one to four people, while fire pits are wonderful for larger groups because of the ability to seat people 360 degrees around.

The location of your backyard might also play a role in the kind of fire you decide to add. Fire pits are perfect when you have a spectacular view as they are open and won’t block the sun setting in the horizon, the gorgeous mountains or woodsy scenery. But fireplaces are great if you are located in a windy area as the enclosed space won’t blow smoke every which way.

No matter the type of fire you decide it incorporate, it will be perfect as the soft and warm glow of the fire embers will sure calm your soul.

ABOUT THE COMPANY
As a Houston pool builder centrally located in the area of Tomball and Cypress, Pool Man Inc. offers custom pool designpool constructionswimming pool renovation, and pool maintenance Houston residents can trust. Since their start in 1981 as a Houston pool service company, Pool Man Inc. has been providing Tomball, Houston and Cypress pool owners the highest levels of service and quality. With the best industry craftsmen in Houston, pool designs are brought to life using soothing water features, outdoor and LED lighting, custom rock formations and grottos. Pool Man Inc. has received multiple pool design awards from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) and was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau as a Member of Distinction for 2013.

For more Houston pool maintenance tips, pool design ideas and outdoor living articles, subscribe to their blog and YouTube Channel or ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the gallery on their website, and see what Pool Man Inc.’s award winning pool design and construction team can do for you. Ready to get started on your own backyard oasis? Contact the Houston pool builders and pool renovation experts at Pool Man Inc. today!

Valentine’s Day Tips from your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

romantic dinner poolside

Valentine’s Day is this Saturday, February 14th. Valentine’s Day is special to some and to others, it is just another day.  Many people – single, married, young and not so young, will be making special plans to celebrate.  The Pool Man, Inc., your Houston pool builder and pool service specialist, offers a couple of ideas to help you plan for this Saturday. 

Romantic evening:  The old standby, going out for dinner, is always an option.  What if you haven’t made reservations yet?  If you own a pool in Houston, you are in luck!  A swimming pool at night makes the perfect, romantic backdrop for a dinner alfresco, poolside.  Remember, atmosphere and lighting are important!  For outdoor lighting, make sure you don’t turn the spotlights on.  Use the light in the pool for that romantic glow.  Light some candles on the outdoor dining table or string some outdoor lights and voila, you have the perfect ambience.  

Some fun with the kids:  Our friends at Disney.com offer some neat ideas to make with the kids on Valentines’ Day.  This recipe for Mickey’s Chocolate Dipped Valentine Cookies, will be as much fun for you as it is for the kids.  http://family.disney.com/recipes/mickeys-chocolate-dipped-valentine-cookies

The Pool Man, Inc. wishes you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

ABOUT THE COMPANY
As a Houston pool builder centrally located in the area of Tomball and Cypress, Pool Man Inc. offers custom pool designpool constructionswimming pool renovation, and pool maintenance Houston residents can trust. Since their start in 1981 as a Houston pool service company, Pool Man Inc. has been providing Tomball, Houston and Cypress pool owners the highest levels of service and quality. With the best industry craftsmen in Houston, pool designs are brought to life using soothing water features, outdoor and LED lighting, custom rock formations and grottos. Pool Man Inc. has received multiple pool design awards from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) and was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau as a Member of Distinction for 2013.

For more Houston pool maintenance tips, pool design ideas and outdoor living articles, subscribe to their blog and YouTube Channel or ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the gallery on their website, and see what Pool Man Inc.’s award winning pool design and construction team can do for you. Ready to get started on your own backyard oasis? Contact the Houston pool builders and pool renovation experts at Pool Man Inc. today!

 

Christmas Poolscape Ideas, from Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

Christmas lights in backyard

It’s that time of year where the stores are decorated to the nines, holiday parties are abundant and Christmas cards arrive almost daily in the mailbox. So what are you doing this year to celebrate? If you’re hosting a party at your home, then take note of a few ways you can incorporate your backyard into a winter wonderland, even if the weather requires you stay indoors.

One of the easiest ways you can turn the poolscape into a fabulous party ambiance is by adorning it with white lights. Sure red and green and even multicolored lights are fun, but nothing makes a holiday statement more than white lights. Hang a few strands in your landscaping, string some up on your patio, find white-lit snowflakes and dangle those for all to see the “snow” fall.

Incorporate candles all around to keep the atmosphere cozy and inviting. Winter white candles illuminate a fabulous hue while gold and silver candles add that extra pizazz. Put some on the tables, line the pool’s edge, wherever…just place them all about and light up the backyard with natural light.

And the last touch that will make the backyard the place to be this holiday season? Add dashes of pine in little areas. A fresh wreath on an outside wall, pine cones scented with cinnamon as your centerpiece, boughs of holly hanging from a light or fan. No matter what you do, little touches here and there can make all the difference between the usual and the festive.

ABOUT THE COMPANY
As a Houston pool builder centrally located in the area of Tomball and Cypress, Pool Man Inc. offers custom pool designpool constructionswimming pool renovation, and pool maintenance Houston residents can trust. Since their start in 1981 as a Houston pool service company, Pool Man Inc. has been providing Tomball, Houston and Cypress pool owners the highest levels of service and quality. With the best industry craftsmen in Houston, pool designs are brought to life using soothing water features, outdoor and LED lighting, custom rock formations and grottos. Pool Man Inc. has received multiple pool design awards from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) and was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau as a Member of Distinction for 2013.

For more Houston pool maintenance tips, pool design ideas and outdoor living articles, subscribe to their blog and YouTube Channel or ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the gallery on their website, and see what Pool Man Inc.’s award winning pool design and construction team can do for you. Ready to get started on your own backyard oasis? Contact the Houston pool builders and pool renovation experts at Pool Man Inc. today!

Dream Decks and Patios from our Friends at HGTV

decks and patios

 

Summer’s not over yet.  There is still time to get your deck and patio renovated beforethe winter sets in.  Get inspired with these dream decks and patios from theprofessionals at HGTV: http://www.hgtv.com/dream-decks/package/index.html 

ABOUT THE COMPANY
As a Houston pool builder centrally located in the area of Tomball and Cypress, Pool Man Inc. offers custom pool designpool construction, and pool maintenance Houston residents can trust. Since their start in 1981 as a Houston pool service company, Pool Man Inc. has been providing Tomball, Houston and Cypress pool owners the highest levels of service and quality. With the best industry craftsmen in Houston, pool designs are brought to life using soothing water features, outdoor and LED lighting, custom rock formations and grottos. Pool Man Inc. has received multiple pool design awards from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) and was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau as a Member of Distinction for 2013.

For more Houston pool maintenance tips, pool design ideas and outdoor living articles, subscribe to their blog and YouTube Channel or ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the gallery on their website, and see what Pool Man Inc.’s award winning pool design and construction team can do for you. Ready to get started on your own backyard oasis? Contact the Houston pool builders experts at Pool Man Inc. today!