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Thank you for coming out today!

Thank you for coming out to see us today! It was a blast! We would also like to thank the Backyard Bay Radio Show with Michael Miller for coming down to our location to broadcast our open house live.

Please do not hesitate to send us an email or give us a call with any questions you may have. Our team loves to talk shop and is more than happy to assist you any way they can.

Again, thank you for coming out to see us.

Cypress Custom Pools

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Thank you for coming out to see us today.

We would like to thank everyone that came out to our Cypress location today.  We had a great time visiting with you and your families an we hope you did as well.  We would also like to thank the Backyard Bay Radio Show with Michael Miller for coming down to our location to broadcast our open house live on 700KSEV.  

Please do not hesitate to send us an email or give us a call with any questions about you may. Our team loves to talk shop and is ready to assist you in any way they can.

Again, thank you for coming out to see us.

Cypress Custom Pools

 

How to Build an Arbor for Your Backyard

How to Build an Arbor for Your Backyard | Cypress Custom Pools

 How to Build an Arbor for Your Backyard | Cypress Custom Pools

If you are looking for a way to add beauty as well as function, you might consider adding an arbor to your backyard landscape. Arbors are a fun and creative way to accessorize your outdoor living environment. Here is a quick guide on how to build an arbor for your backyard.

Materials:

Two 4×4 posts (10 feet long)

Two 2×6 (6 feet long)

Two 2×6 (7 feet long)

Twenty-six 2×2 rails (45 inches long)

Eight galvanized lag screws

Galvanized nails

Gravel

Concrete

Tools:

Jigsaw

Posthole Digger

Hammer

Drill

Ladder

Framing Square

Level

1. Start by using a posthole digger to dig 2 holes that are 2 feet deep. Place the posts into the holes and pour approximately 6 inches of gravel in the hole. Check the posts for proper straightness and then fill the hole with concrete.

2. Now, take your two 2×6 pieces of wood and cut them into 4 even sections. Using the drill, and the square, place these crossbeams on the front and back of the posts. Attach with the lag screws.

3. Using a jigsaw, shape the ends of your 7-foot 2×6. The design could be inspired by your home or an existing structure in your yard.

4. Using the galvanized nails, attach the 7-foot beams to your posts. Be sure that the 7-foot beams are perpendicular to the 3-foot crossbeams. Use a minimum of 2 nails per end.

5. Cut your 2×2 rails to proper length allowing each end to have approximately ½ an inch of overhang. Drive one nail through each end. Place another rail beside the existing rail to determine the proper spacing. Proceed until all rails are used.

6. Your arbor structure is now structurally complete. You can either stain or paint the arbor to match your home.

This arbor will serve as a great entrance to a garden or as a unique place to hide away and read a good book.

Swimming Pool Exercises That Will Get You in Shape This Summer

Top 5 Pool Surface Options in Cypress | Cypress Custom Pools

 

Top 5 Pool Surface Options in Cypress | Cypress Custom Pools

 

Summer is quickly approaching and with it comes a deep desire to look good in your swimsuit. Whether you have a few pounds to shed or you simply would like to firm a few areas, there is a great workout machine in your yard that you might have overlooked- the swimming pool! If you enjoy swimming and you are looking to achieve a more healthy physique, then jump into the water and start training. These five simple swimming pool exercises will whip you into shape for the season.

1. Noodle Sit

Most pool owners have a few foam noodles lying around, but who knew that they were good for a workout? Because this toy is buoyant, you will have to utilize several key muscle groups in order to sit on the noodle. Try sitting on the noodle and staying there for 30 seconds at a time, and your core will thank you later.

2. Leg Bends

Place the noodle around your back and lace your arms over the noodle. Now, begin to raise your legs to your chest and hold them for 5 seconds, then release and point your toes towards the bottom. Try doing 15 reps to tone your abs as well as your thighs.

3. Anchor

Place the noodle under your stomach. Then, hold the ladder and extend your legs so that you are floating in a plank position. While holding the ladder, you will need to drop your legs, together, to form a 90 degree angle. This will target your hips, thighs, and buttocks.

4. Water Crunch

Using the noodle again, place the noodle under your legs, around your knees. Begin the process of sitting up, bringing your hands towards your knees. Try 20 repetitions at a time and your abs will be screaming.

5. Squat Twists

Standing in chest deep water with your legs shoulder width apart, hold the noodle directly in front of you. Squat down, forming a 90 degree angle with your legs, and push the noodle as far down as possible. When coming back up try twisting to either the left or the right to target your oblique muscles.

Add a Splash Pad to Your Backyard for the Ultimate Family Space!

A&A AquaPark Splash Pad Cypress Custom Pools
A&A AquaPark Splash Pad Cypress Custom Pools

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When choosing custom water features for your backyard, you probably lean towards the soothing sounds and the aesthetic appeal of fountains and waterfalls. But if you have kids, water features can be an endless source of fun and fascination. Here are our top water features that your kids are bound to get excited about!

Splash Pad

If you live in a neighborhood with a community pool, you’ve probably taken your kids to the splash pad on at least one occasion. They’re usually packed with toddlers, babies and children all fighting for a chance to stand in the water jets or stamp on the sprays. But now you can have one in your own backyard for endless hours of uninterrupted summer play! By either extending your patio or creating a separate deck area, we can install an A&A AquaPark Splash Pad system that uses 13 streams to create the ultimate backyard play area. The patented Trio Deck Jet nozzles allow you to fully customize the experience with three different spray pattern settings- Water Jet, Triple Spray, and Fun Spray. These jets are flush mounted into your deck so your kids can run and stamp and crawl without worry. We choose the A&A system over other brands because of its dependable technology, safety features, heavy duty water reservoir and easy installation.

Trio Deck Jet

If you don’t have space for a splash pad, but like the idea of deck jets, we can install A&A Trio Deck Jets on your pool deck or tanning ledge, creating a space where babies and toddlers can sit and play while the big kids splash in the pool. Because their flush mounted, you won’t even notice them when they’re turned off so they won’t detract from the design of your pool area.

So whether you want a simple water feature the kids can enjoy alongside the pool or a complete water play experience, we’ve got you covered. Give us a call today to discuss pricing or to schedule an installation! If you’re designing a new pool, talk with your designer about adding one of these fun water features to give your kids hours of outdoor water fun!

Holiday Decorating Ideas for Your Cypress Pool and Backyard

Holiday Decorating Ideas for Your Cypress Pool and Backyard | Cypress Custom Pools

The holidays are coming and this is the perfect time to make your backyard oasis a centerpiece for the festivities and parties that are sure to abound. What better way to showcase your pool area in the winter months than by having a gorgeous display of holiday cheer? Everyone’s taste is different, but there are several great things that you can do to transform your summer paradise into a winter wonderland. The key thing to remember about this time of year is that color is your best friend. Too many contrasting colors can be a bit tacky, but the right balance of color will really make your space pop. 

Some traditions are good to remember and practice. Garland is a time-tested favorite that should always have a place in your decorating scheme. Wrapping your arbor with garland is a great way to showcase the shape of the feature, as well as add a touch of holiday cheer. Along the same lines of garland, wreaths are great for decorating because they are very versatile. Wreaths can be customized with different colored ribbon and ornaments. Placed on your fireplace, a wreath is just what you need to make your outdoor grilling area ready for the coming festivities. 

With all of the lighting that you have around your patio area, why not consider changing the color of the bulbs? This is a great time to add a few red, green, and even blue bulbs. Adding different colored bulbs is not only festive but down right fun. The kids will love the new look and the neighbor’s will think that you have broken the bank on your new design. 

Christmas is a fun time of year for the family, so embrace this time and remember that this is a time to go “all out”. When searching for creative ideas and new ways to decorate, try thinking outside of the box. Don’t fall into the old trap of doing what everyone else does.