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High end accessories for your Virginia swimming pool

Do you want a swimming pool that will make you the envy of friends and family alike? Of course! You certainly don’t want your swimming pool to be a cookie cutter design, but how can you set your pool apart? You can add some high end accessories. Consider these: an in-ground pool with custom rockwork, waterfalls or grottos. swimming pool design

When you’re looking at a high end design, you’re looking at creating a backyard experience that’s second to none. To create this design, you need to find a swimming pool contractor in Virginia who is experienced in designing high end accessories.

Why not add a waterfall or a beach entry? A beach entry is one in which the usual stairs or swimming pool entry steps are removed and what looks like a beach entry is added. You walk in, and after a short distance the pool contractor will have put in a ledge of steps before you make it to the deeper water. This style frees up space from the traditional steps but also makes the pool more natural looking. It also takes up more yard space so that might be a consideration.

Ask your pool contractor from Town & Country Pools about adding a grotto or waterfalls.  The sky is the limit when putting your dream pool plans into play.

If you’re looking for a luxury swimming pool, it requires artistry. The planning and design of your high end swimming pool requires strict attention to detail and you need to find a swimming pool designer who has experience and can show you photos of projects he or she has completed.

Pool contractors offer swimmer skin care tips

Swimming is an ideal summer past time.  Swimming can also take its toll on your skin regardless of whether you are a recreational swimmer or if you swim for exercise and competition only.

If you’re planning to spend hours in the pool you need to plan to spend hours caring for your skin once you’re done in the water. swimming pool Swimming pool contractors in Maryland understand that if the chemicals are in balance, you will likely not experience too much dry skin or red eyes, but spending time in water, ironically, can cause dehydration! You need to find ways to combat this and keep your skin healthy.

Here are tips from the swimming pool builders from Town & Country Pools to keep your skin healthy and happy all summer long:

  • Shower as soon as you’re done swimming and shower before you swim. If you shower before – just like you had to in high school – you reduce the bacteria that your skin carries with it into the water and can help reduce the amount of chlorine your skin absorbs. When you’re done showering don’t be too vigorous with toweling off. You could irritate your skin and also rub away any of your body’s natural moisture.
  • Use moisturizer liberally. Look for bath products that offer additional moisturizing elements. There are products specifically designed for swimmers and their special skin needs. If you can find a sweat-proof, waterproof product that contains vitamin A and E, that is a great combination.
  • Limit the amount of time you work on your tan. Tanned skin is not healthy skin. If you long for the sun-kissed look of tanned skin, go for a bronzer or self-tanning lotion. Use lotion with SPF and a good sunscreen. Read the label to determine how long it takes the sunscreen to absorb into your skin before jumping back into the water.
  • Drink water when you’re swimming and under the hot sun. Even though you’re in the pool you need to stay hydrated.  Drinking water helps your body’s natural moisture rejuvenate itself.  Staying properly hydrated helps your body flush out any contaminants.

Spending time in and around the swimming pool is a great way to enjoy the summer sunshine. Just make certain you’re doing it safely and protecting your skin.

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