More Than Pools: A Highlight of Our Favorite Spas

When you think about building your dream backyard space, you might focus on a pool or hardscaping. But don’t overlook the wonderful addition of a spa that can deliver relaxation, a fun social space, and something you can choose to use beyond the normal swim season if you desire. Let’s take a look…


Creative Water Features for Your Custom Swimming Pool

As you explore all of the possibilities for building a custom gunite swimming pool, don’t overlook the impact of a fun and beautiful water feature that can deliver both visual interest as well as a soothing backdrop to further enhance your relaxation in this space. Keep reading to learn what…


How to enjoy your pool space in the winter

Just because your pool is closed and the weather has gotten colder, this doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy your pool area in a whole new way. Sure, you won’t be swimming (unless you’d like a polar plunge) but the hardscaped area is still fully functional and can be enjoyed in the late fall through…


The Hottest Pool Trends for Summer 2020

Summer 2020 is heating up and so are this season’s pool trends. If you’ve started designing your dream pool, or are even considering a pool project in the near future, you’ll want to be paying attention to the new and emerging trends that could help take your pool to the next level. Take a look as…


How to Enjoy the Outdoors While Social Distancing

Earlier this month, Pennsylvania’s Governor ordered a stay-at-home mandate through the end of April to flatten the curve of the Coronavirus through social distancing. People are instructed to only travel for necessary and life-sustaining needs like groceries and medical appointments. Fortunately,…


Summer 2020: There's never been a better time to have a swimming pool

With the start of a new decade, it’s safe to say we all had a bright outlook on what 2020 would bring. What any of us could not possibly have anticipated was a spring and (now possibly) summer spent in quarantine with kids out of school a whole 2+ months early. With all that has transpired, our…


Unique Pool Houses Designed to Inspire

Throughout our years of building custom gunite swimming pools in Central Pennsylvania, we have seen a good number of pool houses incorporated into the backyard design. Every pool house serves a unique purpose for the people and families who plan to use the pool on a regular basis. For some,…


What You Need to Know About Building an Indoor Pool

When a homeowner wants to build an indoor pool (especially in the Northeast), it’s often so that they can enjoy it year-round. And that might be a good reason to do it, especially if the client is a competitive swimmer or training enthusiast. Other times, it is for health or therapy reasons…


A Creative Way to Make an Infinity Edge Beautiful and Functional

You may think that the infinity edge feature is reserved for the pools you see sitting atop a fancy hotel in Los Angeles where the water appears to run right over the edge. Or maybe you’ve enjoyed a pool with this feature while on vacation where the infinity edge appeared to drop off into another…


Benefits of Having a Sun Deck or Tanning Ledge in Your Gunite Swimming Pool

You may hear them referred to as a sun deck or a tanning ledge. No matter what you choose to call this trendy pool feature that’s being incorporated into more and more pool designs, one thing is for certain – you’re going to love the benefits it provides! In all of our years of building custom…