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    Incorporating Your Swimming Pool Into Your Existing Landscaping Design

    If you've made the decision to purchase a swimming pool, congratulations: you have many warm summer days of fun in the sun ahead of you. A swimming pool represents an excellent opportunity to not only increase the property value of your home, but also to make sure that you always have something fun and enjoyable to look forward to every time you come home from a hard day at school or at the office. When purchasing a swimming pool, however, there are a few key things that you have to keep in mind. Namely, you're going to want to make sure that you're incorporating your swimming pool into your existing landscaping design so that you don't undo all of the hard work that you've already completed in an attempt to create visual consistency for the outside of your home.

    Swimming Pools Harris
    Swimming Pools Harris

    Environmental Considerations

    One of the biggest considerations that you have to make when buying a new pool has to do with the specific environment that you're working with. Just because you've settled on a pool design that you're incredibly happy with doesn't necessarily mean that design will suit the current physical layout of your home. You may have to factor in earthworks, excavation and other processes in order to fit a round peg into a square hole, so to speak, which will only add to the amount of money that you can expect to pay.

    By approaching the purchase of a pool from a landscaping perspective, however, you're cutting this issue off at the pass. Albatross Pools can help in this regard, too - we offer prefabricated frames that are designed to make installation as quick and as easy as possible, with minimal mess guaranteed. All of our designs can be custom built to integrate flawlessly with your existing landscaping, whereas other options, such as a fibreglass pool, is unable to be customised.

    Visual Consistency

    If you think about the way that you approached the current landscaping design of your home, you probably did so with a particular theme in mind. You wanted people who visited to see your home and for that home to invoke a particular feeling for each new person who arrived. Every choice that you made - from pavers to flowers and everything in between - was influenced by that goal.

    Installing the wrong pool is a great way to undo all of that hard work in an instant. You may have a pool that you can enjoy, but you also have a giant eyesore in the middle of your yard at the same time. By choosing a pool design that is complementary to your existing landscaping work, you can make sure that the pool looks right at home in the yard that you've already worked so hard to build.

    If you're thinking about purchasing and installing a swimming pool to call your own and would like help making sure that it fits in with the current landscaping design that you're working with, please feel free to call Albatross Pools today. Not only will we help you incorporate that pool into your home so that everything works together as one cohesive whole, but we can also provide you unfettered access to our Award Winning pool display centres to help make sure that you're getting a pool that you and your family will be incredibly happy with for years to come.

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    The Swimming Pool Bucket List 2

    At Albatross Pools, we've always believed that not all swimming pools are created equally. There are pools that are designed to serve the basic purpose of letting you cool off during those hot Melbourne summer days and then there are pools that are truly amazing to look at. Certain pools look less like something that you would find in the average backyard and more like art installations that would look right at home in a gallery somewhere. Here are a few more impressive pools that you should absolutely try to visit at some point during your life.

    Amangirl Pool
    Amangirl Pool

    The Arena Badeschiff Pool in Berlin, Germany

    This open-air pool certainly has a lot going for it, which will become immediately clear the moment you lay eyes on it for the first time. The Arena Badeschiff Pool offers truly breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding area, from the Oberbaum Bridge to the nearby tower in Berlin and everything else. What makes this pool so unique is the fact that it was installed inside an existing water basin, allowing you to feel like you're swimming in a river and yet putting you in a position to enjoy the comfortably heated water at the same time.

    The Berkley Hotel Pool in London, United Kingdom

    The Berkley Hotel Pool in the United Kingdom is notable for begin one of the most incredible rooftop pools on planet Earth. Somehow the surrounding area manages to be even more impressive than the pool itself, complete with lounge chairs and high definition television sets and even a full bar. If you want to live the life of luxury, the Berkley Hotel certainly has you covered - at least as far as your swimming pool options are concerned.

    The Amangiri Resort in Utah

    One of the things that makes this particular pool so notable is its location. It is actually a part of the Grand Canyon and is essentially an oasis located in the middle of the Utah desert. To say that this is a swimming pool that exudes both class and style is something of a dramatic understatement, as it also gives you breathtaking and incredible views of the surrounding landscape that will put you up close and personal with one of the most famous landmarks in the world.

    Whether you're looking for an inground pool that will let you cool off during the summer or you really want a pool that will make a grand statement to all of your visitors the moment they see it, Albatross Pools can help you find exactly what you're looking for. Feel free to use our Award Winning pool display centres for the inspiration that you need to create the pool that you've always seen in your dreams. If you're looking for a little help to get the process started, one of our staff members is happy to work with you and help you with the process of selecting the right pool, installation and everything in between. Just contact us today.

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    Health Benefits Of Plunge Pools

    For many, a pool is a great way to accomplish a few different things in one fell swoop. If you're looking for a way to cool down and unwind after a hard day at work or school, a swimming pool from Albatross Pools will most certainly allow you to do exactly that. The right type of pool can also not only tie your landscaping design together in a meaningful way but can also increase your property values at the same time. However, did you know that certain pools also have a number of important health benefits that can't be ignored? It's true - a plunge pool brings with it a number of positive attributes that can actually make you a healthier person along with a happier one.

    What is a Plunge Pool?

    In case you're unfamiliar with the concept, a plunge pool is not unlike a regular swimming pool, except that it is filled with completely cold water. Though this may seem like a new idea to you, the concept has actually been around for centuries. Plunge pools have been used in Chinese medicine for a huge part of recorded history and were actually popular in Ancient Rome, as well.

    The Health Benefits of Plunge Pools

    Because the plunge pool is normally kept at around 10-12 degrees, the health benefits that it brings with it are not only numerous but also immediate. From the moment that you get into such cold water, the nerves around your muscles begin to relax and actually start to numb. At the same time, the cold water stimulates your body in a way that releases hormones and endorphins with many healing properties. Both of these qualities can not only help relieve pain in joints that you may have been feeling, but can also help reduce stress on muscles all over your body as well.

    There have also been a number of studies conducted over the years that show plunge pools have benefits in other areas of your health, as well. Because the cold water is stimulating many different nerves in your system, plunge pools are actually a great way to stabilize your blood pressure without using conventional medicine. Because of the way that plunge pools increase your body's levels of white blood cells, it can also be helpful to your body in fighting off disease.

    If you've made the decision to purchase a plunge pool or any type of swimming pool to call your own, please feel free to call Albatross Pools today. Not only will we help make sure that you get the unit that is right for you, but we'll also help you install it to make sure that you don't have any issues to worry about. You can also check out our innovative Award Winning pool display centres to help get a better idea of how certain pools look, what features they bring to the table, how they fit in with your personality and more.

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