Monthly Archives: January 2014

Pool Permits: Do You Need One?

Yes you need a pool permit for your in-ground swimming pool project. I am asked on a regular basis if a permit to build a swimming pool is required and the short answer is yes. Although residential swimming pool construction is not regulated through the Ontario building code and does not require a building permit, every municipality in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) does have a pool permit or swimming pool approval process of one kind or another. During the process…

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Defining Outdoor Living Spaces

When designing your outdoor living space it’s important to have defined spaces. By defined spaces I mean that the space should have a function. For example a dinning or eating area, walkways taking foot traffic from one area to another, a sitting area for conversations by a fire feature or possibly a lounging area  in a sunny spot next to the pool. Here are just a few ideas of how to define a space when designing your backyard in-ground swimming…

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Simple and Tasteful Landscape Lighting

The difference between a good backyard and a great one is how the space functions in the darkness. Having an outdoor oasis during the day is spectacular and welcoming for guests but how will you keep the good times going in the dark of night? Landscape lighting can add so much to an outdoor living space and having the appropriate amount of light is key to creating an inviting backyard. Too Much Darkness We have all witnessed a house in…

Night Lighting

Three Stages in Designing a Backyard Living Space

It’s a common statement “I want my cottage to be in my backyard” and with that statement the design process starts. Most homeowners start the in-ground swimming pool and backyard design process before they know it; it actually started the first time they looked at a picture or other outdoor space and imagined it being in their yard. First comes the “wish” stage; as the idea of creating an outdoor living space takes hold, you start to put together the…

Night Lighting

Solda Service: What To Do If My Pool Turns Green?

Solda Pools Service Tips: What to do with a Green Pool? You come home from a 4 day long weekend. Your once crystal blue pool is now green with algae…what do you do!?!? Green Pool – Solda Pools – Toronto Pool Builder (courtesy Tripadvisor.com) *note: should you notice the colour of your pool being near ‘mustard’ or ‘black’ please call your service professionals at Solda Pools for assistance. This article is meant for information purposes only…

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Guide to Award Winning Pools: what makes these projects award winners? : Part 1

Part 1: the Bronze Award Winners At Solda Pools, we are a GTA Toronto pool builder who not only build to exceed our clients expectations but also are proud of the projects we complete. Every year Solda Pools enters the National Pool and Spa Awards run by the Pool and Hot Tub Council of Canada. In 2013, Solda Pools won 14 National Awards in a wide variety of categories. In this blog series we will examine all of the projects…

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Painting the Town Blue! – 2013 National Pool and Spa Awards honours Toronto Pool Builders

At Solda Pools, we place the needs of our projects and our clients at the forefront of everything that we do. We take extreme pride in not only being able to meet and exceed our clients expectations but also build a backyard oasis that we are proud to call a ‘Solda Pool’. Though our projects are our main priority, we are also proud to be a valued member of the Pool and Hot Tub Council of Canada. Collaboration and sense…

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Winter Blues – Top 5 Plant Protection Tips in Harsh Conditions

Whether you have had plant material installed by our expert landscape crew at Solda Pools or have done your own landscaping on your property, here are some plant protection tips for winter maintenance of your plant material in harsh conditions. Burlapped Tree (Photo Courtesy: http://www.gardenista.com/)1. Wind, snow and ice can cause serious damage to sensitive trees such as young cedars. Before the winter season approaches, consider covering sensitive trees in burlap to protect from the harsh conditions of winter. New trees…

Winter Tips for Hot Tub Use and Maintenance

Plunging into a warm oasis during the falling of soft snowflakes can be one of the best feelings and benefits of having your own personal spa. Any pool builder in Toronto will tell you that having that picturesque retreat requires a little extra care along the way. Here are some tips that Solda Pools recommends while running your concrete hot tub in the winter; What to Look For with our Winter Tips for Hot Tub Use and Maintenance: Daily Check–…

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