For 20 years, Express Pools has been helping the people of Houston make the best of their pools by renovating and replacing their plaster surfaces when they get old, cracked, and scaly. These days, however, we’ve expanded our business to become pool builders, and we’ve changed our name to Creative Pool Designs by Express, Inc. Not only can we bring life to an old pool through resurfacing and redesigning, we can also bring new life to an old backyard by adding a new pool, an outdoor kitchen, a patio, a palapa, or any other backyard feature you can think of.
Out With The Old
We may do more now than we did before, but we’re still the same pool builders that have 20 years of experience with pool renovation and resurfacing in the greater Houston area. If your pool looks like it’s on its last legs, or if you no longer want to swim in it the way you used to, give us a call and we’ll work with you to redesign your old pool.
For instance, while your old pool most likely has a plaster surface, that’s only one out of several surface options at your disposal. An aggregate surface combines plaster and stones to create a tougher surface, and one that can sparkle when the sun hits it at the right angle. Fiberglass has the advantage of flexing as the ground slowly shifts, which means it’s much less likely to crack. Tile is the most expensive surface option, but it’s also the most durable and can provide endless options for colorful patterns.
In With The New
Like other pool builders, Creative Pool Designs by Express can improve your backyard by adding a custom pool of any shape or size, but we can also do more. For instance, backyard kitchens are quite popular, especially in Houston and other places that stay warm enough for people to enjoy the outdoors even in winter. Even when it’s too chilly to swim safely, you can still grill burgers and steaks outside and ward off the chill by a big outdoor fireplace.
Outdoor kitchens can be as simple or as massive as you like. At the inexpensive end, an outdoor kitchen is little more than a gas grill with a countertop for preparing and presenting food and a few cabinets for paper plates, plastic utensils, and anything else you’d want to keep outside. But at the other end, an outdoor kitchen can be a home extension, a roof supported by a few open walls and pillars which contains a full weatherproof kitchen.
Beyond outdoor kitchens, we can also add patios both covered and uncovered to your backyard, from simple stamped concrete walkways to full-on backyard retreats with an exotic palapa roof, beachside furniture, and even a durable sound system. We can rebuild your backyard with gardens, waterfalls, fountains, and more until it looks nothing like the empty field of grass you started with.
And New Technology Too
You can extend pool season significantly with a pool heater and an insulated pool cover. Pool heaters can use several different energy sources, including gas, electricity, and even ambient heat. Each system has its own energy cost, maintenance demands, and efficiency, so you can choose the one that matches how much you’re willing to spend and how long you want to keep your pool open. Thanks to those mild Houston winters, you can potentially keep an outdoor pool open all year round.
Other new technologies have made maintaining a pool easier and cheaper than ever before. Whether you’re installing a new pool or renovating an existing pool, today’s pool builders can install devices which constantly monitor the pool’s chemical mix and can add what it needs automatically. They can also communicate with your smartphone to let you know when to buy more chemicals. Also, robotic pool cleaners can both skim the surface for fallen leaves and debris and scrub the walls.
Backyard pools are a popular commodity in the Houston area, and our company has expanded and changed its name to Creative Pool Designs by Express to keep up with the demand. If you’d like to renovate, expand, or add a pool to your backyard, or even if you’re looking to add an outdoor kitchen or otherwise change your backyard landscape, feel free to contact us online, over the phone, or in person for a free initial quote.