A pool with panache

Why settle for a run-of-the mill pool experience? There are so many options out there that can help set your backyard apart from the rest. If your budget allows, then consider adding a bit more flair to create the oasis of your dreams. (Note that not all of these features are available for all material types—consult your pool builder for more information.)
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Country Charm

Clean and sophisticated come to mind when describing the various elements that went into creating this backyard dreamscape in the small community of Queensville, located northeast of Toronto. The project was built for a family living in an...
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Mike Holmes’ Advice on Backyard Decks and Fences

A fence or deck can be the focal point or finishing touch to your backyard. However, these projects can also lead to countless headaches and cost overruns if you choose the wrong person for the job. When dealing with such a big decision and important project, who better to talk to than Canada’s most well-known and trusted contractor?
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Beginner’s Guide to Landscaping Around the Pool

Once you have made the decision to add a pool or hot tub to your backyard, the next step is to complete the scene with a landscape that suits your needs and creates colour and interest, without requiring too much maintenance. After all, you want to have enough time...+ Read More

A Perfect Parallelogram

The heart of this fully landscaped backyard in Waterloo, Ont., is a 6- x 12-m (20- x 40-ft) rectangular vinyl-lined pool, which was designed and installed by Precision Pools to correlate with the home’s architecture. Every design aspect, including the pool’s position, was carefully considered to create a...
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Assessing Backyard Elevation

You’ve decided to take the plunge and install a new inground swimming pool in your backyard. The pool has been chosen, the contractor is booked for installation and the excitement is mounting in anticipation of a fun-filled swimming season. Before the fun can begin, however, you must properly evaluate...
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