Tampa Bay Pools Memory Maker

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While it is quite accurate that family vacations and weekend getaways can, and do, create cherished memories, it is also true that when you Create Your Own Backyard Paradise you establish a staycation where those family memories can be made on a daily basis. Tampa Bay pools by Hive Outdoor Living are genuine memory makers!

Create Your Family Memories

There are several things in life that make it rewarding and fulfilling. At the top of the list, for many, that includes not just quality, but abundant family time. One of the absolute best ways to achieve that goal is having a home environment most conducive to making memories. In our opinion that begins with, at a minimum, a family swimming pool.

From that basic starting point, the features and options are virtually endless. For instance, you could add a spa to your pool, or incredible water descents, fountains, waterfalls, fire features, dramatic lighting effects, laminars or deck jets, basketball, volleyball. How about an Outdoor Kitchen? And, the list goes on.

If You Can Dream It,
We Can Build It For You

Suffice to say that Hive Outdoor Living is ready to help make your dreams come true.

Hive Outdoor Living is the premier Greater Tampa Bay pool contractor with a sole purpose in mind…to provide you and your family with the highest quality outdoor living environment at the best possible cost, using proven materials and equipment, to ensure years of enjoyable family memories.

The 3D design tour we offer is a special service to our customers and will assist you in visualizing how your backyard environment will be transformed into your personal resort. 

Our Goal is to Exceed Your Expectations

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Vanishing Edge Pool

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One of the more unique and interesting design features is the vanishing edge pool, also known as an infinity pool. Constructed correctly, the pool’s edge, when looked at straight on or at various angles, appears to simply disappear, blending the environment with your water surface.

The effect seems to make your pool extend into infinity, hence it’s infinity pool nickname, and the elements with which your water blends could be the skyline, trees, or a bay or lake.

If your pool will have a view of a lake or other body of water, a beautiful city skyline, or sitting atop a hilltop, the scenery becomes quite spectacular.

Hive Outdoor Living, Tampa Bay’s #1 custom pool builder, has created numerous pools of this type and each of them have their own remarkable impression, created with the flow of water disappearing over the edge combined with a picturesque background.

In effect, a vanishing edge pool generates the wonderful illusion of your body of water combining with its scenic environs. The water that flows over the edge is caught in a water trough below, where it is collected, then recirculated and filtered back into your pool.

The best pools of this type are constructed and positioned hiding the catch basin from the primary viewing spots in your yard. And, as you can probably imagine, building a pool with a natural slope might add to the ease of construction. That is mostly true. However, the right pool engineering can create this pool marvel even on flat land, where the edge drop is less but the effect remains.

A disappearing edge tends to highlight the surroundings and might be the exact feature you need to Create Your Own Backyard Paradise, making it an oasis for family and friends to enjoy life and leisure virtually any day of the year.

Your Vanishing Edge Pool
Paradise Is A Phone Call Away

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Benefits of a Waterfall

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Aside from looking great in your backyard setting, a waterfall adds several aspects of appearance and functionality to a swimming pool, making your outdoor living that much more fun, comfortable and, in all truth, functional.

The first and most visible benefit of a Tampa Bay swimming pool waterfall is probably the artistic beauty that is added, completing the transformation from a backyard recreational area into your very own backyard paradise. Natural stones, possibly coupled with lights in and around the waterfall, convert the ordinary into the exquisite.

Then there are the added benefits of care and relaxation.

While you already need and have a pool filtration system, a waterfall with your pool acts as a second or back-up filter system because your pool water is continuing to circulate, lessening the amount of leaves, dirt and debris that need to be cleaned from your oasis.

Another very practical maintenance benefit is that swimming pool waterfalls assist in preventing the growth of algae, due to the fact that most forms of algae do not grow in moving or running water. This is especially helpful during those humid days that may occur here in Tampa Bay.

As well, with water movement caused by your waterfall further aids better distribution of the pool chemicals required to ensure you maintain a sparkling and inviting pool for those family memory-making times.

Finally, there is the ambiance and soothing relaxation of white noise as you enjoy your pool after work or strenuous exercise. The sounds of moving water – whether it be from rainfall, ocean waves or your personal backyard waterfall – help one unwind and allow for more leisure and enjoyment.

Making memories with family and friends
becomes that much easier.

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To Enclose Your Pool Or Not

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To enclosure your pool or not is a common question we often hear at Hive Outdoor Living

The short answer is, “It depends.”

On what does it depend? Several points, actually.

An enclosure can actually assist you in many ways taking care of your pool. First and foremost, perhaps, is that an enclosure will dramatically reduce the amount of debris from entering your pool water, especially leaves. And, while many people have an automatic pool cleaner installed, when a lot of leaves and other types of debris enter your water it can take a while before your water is once again crystal clear.

An enclosure will help extend the amount of time to enjoy your pool. This ties into helping keep it clean, simply because you are spending less time getting leaves out of your pool so you can actually enjoy swimming.

As well, screened enclosures assist in filtering some of the UV rays from the sun. This can result in being able to enjoy your pool for longer lengths of time with a little less worry about sunburns.

Of course, living in Florida means there are times of hurricanes and strong winds. Pool enclosures have been designed to generally handle winds up to 120-130 miles per hour, so chances are they will be able to withstand most anything nature throws our way.

One of the biggest benefits, however, has to do with being far more comfortable around your pool because their are fewer bugs and insects hoovering around you and your family. While the pests are still able to enter your screened-in area, that generally only occurs when a door to the outside of the pool perimeter is open while they are nearby and they manage to sneak into the enclosed area. Otherwise, your screen is able to protect you from insects and bugs to a very large degree and this definitely increases the amount of fun time for you and your family.

Depending upon your design, your screened-in pool becomes an actual extension to your home and living space when connected to your patio roof. You may be able to walk out of your slider and are instantly immersed in your backyard paradise.

To be fair, there are a couple of other, possibly less desirable, factors to consider.

Screened enclosures are not necessarily maintenance free. Over time, an enclosure may develop mold or mildew which would need to be pressure washed. While the amount of time this would take is far less than cleaning leaves every day, it is something to take into account.

The other, which does not happen that often, is when a screen gets torn or damaged. An example may be if a heavy branch were to break free from a large tree and fell into the screen. Not an easy fix when over the pool, but not an impossible task, either.

At Hive Outdoor Living we will help you Create Your Own Paradise, with or without a screened enclosure. The choice is entirely up to you. And, if you decide to install an enclosure, there are different styles from which to choose.

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Pools For Smaller Backyards

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Create Your Own Paradise

We have many times been asked how big a backyard must be in order to install an in-ground pool.

At Hive Outdoor Living, the #1 Tampa Custom Pool Builder, we do not believe that any yard is too small to accommodate a swimming pool, or possibly an elaborate spa.

The only obstacles we may encounter with a very small backyard would be any setbacks or easements.

Setbacks: these regulations mandate the distance required from a proposed pool and how close to your home it can be, for example 3, 6 or 8 feet away, as well as how far away it must be from your property line.

Easements: these are the invisible lines created by underground or overhead utilities where you are not able to construct anything, much less a pool.

If these restrictions do not hamper what we envision, then you can have your pool and swim in it, too.

A primary aspect to the smaller backyard is how the size (and shape) of the pool may possibly be limited. However, as long as there are no restrictions that deny constructing a pool, the investment in family (and friend) enjoyment and health benefits make it a very worthwhile endeavor.

And that is the wonderful thing about concrete, in-ground pools: sizes and shapes have virtually no limitation.

Our experienced, professional designers will work with you to first decide if a pool can be constructed due to possible restrictions and then the size and shape and any amenities you may wish to consider, such as lighting, jets, laminars, waterfalls, etc.

One thing to keep in mind is that, even if your pool is smaller than average, you do not have to lose anything in terms of exercise. Swim jets are the ideal solution for people who wish to have a bit of a workout in their pool, but don’t have the available length for long laps around the pool. The swim jets supply a continual current of water from one wall of your pool, allowing you to swim against the constant flow of water, providing a workout. An analogy might be walking on a treadmill.

Perhaps the biggest benefit is that a pool of any size allows you to relax and unwind after work and on weekends. That, in itself, becomes almost priceless.

The other option mentioned was a larger spa or a swim spa, which is a large spa with the traditional therapeutic jets but also has swim jets installed.

Hive Outdoor Living has constructed many smaller pools and larger spas for those with limited space. Feel free to contact us as we would be happy to discuss possible options with you. And, don’t forget, we utilize 3D tech to provide you, in advance, with a life-like example of how your backyard will look once the job is completed.

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A Great Family Lifestyle

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Helping you create a rewarding family lifestyle

Are you ready to Create Your Own Paradise, to help shape the best possible family lifestyle for you and your loved ones? Hive Outdoor Living, the #1 custom pool builder in the Greater Tampa Bay area, is ready to make your dreams come true!

If you have decided to add a custom swimming pool to your backyard to improve your family’s life for the better, or are seriously considering doing this, our professional staff will provide you with the best possible advice and assistance.

Our reputation for quality speaks for itself.

The process of redesigning your backyard, regardless of the amount of available room you have, will begin with our pro designers who will work with you to maximize your outdoor space, transforming it into your family’s go-to enjoyment location.

Your lifestyle will be improved in many ways. 

Your new backyard environment will become the place for your family, and friends, to come together, for fun and entertainment. It will better your health (swimming is the best exercise). And, your new pool and surrounds will provide a much-needed balance between your work and your life. Not to mention, making great family memories to be cherished for years to come.

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At Hive Outdoor Living we understand the value of a custom pool, and offer much more to complete the lifestyle you would like to have, including spas, waterfalls, fountains, a wide array of lighting options, an outdoor kitchen and dining area, an assortment of decking options, screens and enclosures, and even landscaping to top it all off.

When you think about it, adding a backyard paradise makes sense on many levels. It is the perfect solution to enhance your family lifestyle.

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Pool Design & Environment

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In order to Create Your Own Paradise there needs to be a starting point. At Hive Outdoor Living, the #1 Tampa pool builder, that begins with finding out exactly what you would like to see in your backyard with a pool design and environment you will love for years to come.

Aside from swimming pools and spas, Hive Outdoor is greatly experienced in the quality installation of screen enclosures, outdoor television and audio, outdoor kitchens and barbecue areas, fire pits, fencing, and automation. Our expert crews can also install decks and paths, lawns or your complete landscaping requirements.

And, the manner in which we accomplish this is quite unique.

As you discuss your ideas for a pool design with our professional designer, you will see a remarkably detailed three-dimensional rendering of your entire outdoor living space take shape, including your home and existing landscaping and how your new swimming pool compliments and integrates its surroundings.

This Hive Outdoor Living technique ensures the most favorable and optimum usage of your existing details and backyard elements in order to create your perfect living and entertainment environment.

However, if you are not sure what you would like, but are able to tell us which outdoor activities that you and your family most enjoy, we can design your pool and surrounds with our recommendations and suggestions, with the goal of pleasing and satisfying your desires.

Either way, whether it is your concept or ours, as your plan is nearing completion, through the power of Virtual Reality, we will take you on a virtual tour of your yard in order to view and explore what lies ahead.

Another option is to Create Your Own Paradise in phases. By that we mean, when you have provided us with your ultimate dream details, we can build it one step at a time. In other words, the pool is installed first with perhaps a screen enclosure. The next phase includes enhancing your backyard living area with a kitchen, fire pit and seating area. And perhaps the last stage is the expert installation of a large screen television and audio system with stereo surround sound.

At Hive Outdoor Living, our highly-talented designers love to work with our clients to create their ideal outdoor living space. If you can dream it, we can build it.

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We pledge to all of our customers that you will be 100% satisfied with the final job. In fact, we will ensure that you are delighted.

This is accomplished through both our skilled crews working on the project itself, but by also by using only the highest quality equipment and components available. That only makes sense because your new outdoor living space will be providing years of family fun and togetherness.

From your new pool design to your entire outdoor living environment, Hive Outdoor Living can, and will, make your dreams come true.

Prepare to Create Your Own Paradise.

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There’s a Great Pool for You

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At Hive Outdoor Living, we truly believe “There’s a Pool for You.”

Regardless of the size of your backyard living space or the budget that you have allocated for a custom swimming pool, it is our belief that every backyard, especially here in the Greater Tampa Bay area, should have a pool.

There are numerous reasons why. We’ll cover a few.

Swimming pools bring families together, add a tremendous amount of pleasure, and create an at-home staycation or holistay environment. A pool is an investment in years of enjoyment and fun, likely creating memories to last a lifetime.

There is, as well, the health aspect of owning your own pool.

There is ample evidence that swimming is one of the best, if not the best, exercise. The great thing is that, other than competitive swimming, it does not feel like exercise.

The benefits of swimming are incredible: it is low-impact, yet builds and maintains muscles (especially as we age); it improves lung capacity, thus processing oxygen much more efficiently and assisting in immunity to illness; it can help reduce stress, both physical and mental; to name a few.

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What could be better than having a closer family and all members being happier and healthier?

The beautiful thing about a Hive Outdoor Living custom swimming pool is that we have created numerous backyard paradises for people in a wide variety of sizes and shapes.

That is why we believe that there is a pool for you.

From traditional rectangular or kidney shaped pools, to ones that are free form, using the natural contours of the property and dwelling to define its outline and configuration.

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We are a Greater Tampa Bay Area pool contractor with a sole purpose in mind…to provide you and your family with the highest quality outdoor living environment at the best possible cost, using proven materials and equipment, to ensure years of enjoyable and gratifying satisfaction.

Prepare to Create Your Own Paradise.

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