Category Archives: Pool Accessories

Why You Should Consider Jump Rocks for Your Pool

Why You Should Consider Jump Rocks for Your Pool

More and more people have gone away from installing diving boards when they have in-ground swimming pools built. Some don’t like the look of them, while others are concerned about the safety issues that are often associated with them. Nevertheless, fortunately, there’s a relatively new option for those who want to install something for people to jump off of into their pool without having to go the diving board route. Jump rocks are becoming very popular—and for good reason. Here are some of the reasons you might want to consider jump rocks for your pool.

They look great and add a decorative feature to any outdoor space.

Diving boards have fallen out of favor among many pool owners because of their basic and, in many cases, ugly design. They just don’t look all that attractive. You can’t say the same for jump rocks. Even if you don’t ever use them for jumping, jump rocks are beautiful and will enhance your backyard space and pool area.

They are safer than a diving board.

in-ground pool jump rocksDiving boards can be unsafe because of the fact that they propel people upwards and, in some cases, sideways when they jump off of them. Jump rocks don’t have much give to them, so you won’t have to worry about people having an accident as a result of being propelled. Of course, people will still need to be careful on them when jumping from them. But there is less risk associated with jump rocks when compared to diving boards.

They can be paired with other cool water features.

When you install jump rocks, you can also install a waterfall or some other cool water feature to finish off the look. You can also design the jump rocks in whatever way you want to best fit your outdoor area. You will be blown away by how amazing the space looks once it’s all finished.

Vista Pro Pools & Spas can help you put together the best possible design for the jump rocks surrounding your pool. To get started, call us at 301-805-0119 today.

Keeping Critters out of Your Pool

Keeping Critters out of Your Pool

Even if you live in a fairly densely populated suburban area, chances are you still have a few four-legged neighbors lurking around your property. Small mammals like groundhogs, skunks and squirrels all take up residence in close proximity to human populations, and occasionally they even go for a dip in our swimming pools. Usually these… Continue Reading

Now Might be a Good Time to Add That LED Light to Your Pool

Now Might be a Good Time to Add That LED Light to Your Pool

Back in 2012, a federal ban on the sale of 100-watt incandescent bulbs left consumers in need of a cheap, energy-efficient alternative. Because LED bulbs were still rather expensive, compact fluorescents (CFLs) soon emerged as the go-to option for most homeowners. Unfortunately, CFL bulbs were not without their drawbacks. Many consumers complained that they were… Continue Reading

Choosing the Right Heater for Your Pool

Choosing the Right Heater for Your Pool

This time of year, a heated pool might sound like a pretty appealing amenity to have. Here in the moderate climate of Maryland, a pool heater can significantly extend your swimming season each year. Before you invest in a heater, however, you’ll need to decide which type is best suited for your needs. Generally speaking,… Continue Reading