“Outdoor Living” – It’s Much More Than Just a Pool

 

For many people the backyard has become the focal point for entertaining. As a result, most of our projects go way beyond “just a swimming pool.” Consider how much more fun your home will be with some of these options:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arbors, Pergolas, Cabanas

Would you like a little shade in your backyard area? An arbor or pergola can create a wonderful living area that stays cool and breezy, while still letting in plenty of light and fresh air. (And with the right landscaping touch, it can become a natural “green” arbor.)

Click on any photo for a larger view, or to view a slideshow.

<div class='closebutton' onclick='return hs.close(this)' title='Close'></div><div class='firstH'><img src='/images/logo-white-small.png'></div><h1>Fireplace</h1><p>Fireplace #001 by Aquatech Pools by CHI</p><div class='getSocial'><h1>Share</h1><p class='photoBy'>Photo by Aquatech Pools by CHI</p><iframe src='http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fchipool.com%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Farbor%2Fwm%2Farbor-by-aquatech-pools-by-chi-001.jpg&send=false&layout=button_count&width=100&show_faces=false&action=like&colorscheme=light&font&height=21' scrolling='no' frameborder='0' style='border:none; overflow:hidden; width:100px; height:21px;' allowTransparency='true'></iframe><br><a href='http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chipool.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chipool.com%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Farbor%2Fwm%2Farbor-by-aquatech-pools-by-chi-001.jpg&description=Pools' data-pin-do='buttonPin' data-pin-config='above'><img src='http://assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pin_it_button.png' /></a></div>

 

On the other hand, maybe you’d like an outdoor living area that you can use any time, regardless of the weather. If so, a cabaña may be right for you.

 

Back to top

 

Decks, Patios & Hardscapes

A new deck or patio can add a wonderful space for family gatherings, or for gaining access to a beautiful view. If you already have a deck, but you’re just not happy with it, we’ll be happy to design an alternative.

 

Back to top

 

Fireplaces & Firepits

An outdoor fireplace or firepit can be a great addition to an outdoor living space. It can be a focal point to formalize your outdoor living room. And everyone knows that gathering around the campfire is a great way to entertain and interact with friends and family.

 

There are limitless possibilities for firepit and fireplace designs and materials, so take a look at some of these examples for some ideas. Whatever you can envision, we can build.

 

Click on any photo for a larger view, or to view a slideshow.

<div class='closebutton' onclick='return hs.close(this)' title='Close'></div><div class='firstH'><img src='/images/logo-white-small.png'></div><h1>Fireplace</h1><p>Fireplace #001 by Aquatech Pools by CHI</p><div class='getSocial'><h1>Share</h1><p class='photoBy'>Photo by Aquatech Pools by CHI</p><iframe src='http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fchipool.com%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Ffireplaces%2Fwm%2Ffireplace-by-aquatech-pools-by-chi-001.jpg&send=false&layout=button_count&width=100&show_faces=false&action=like&colorscheme=light&font&height=21' scrolling='no' frameborder='0' style='border:none; overflow:hidden; width:100px; height:21px;' allowTransparency='true'></iframe><br><a href='http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chipool.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chipool.com%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Ffireplaces%2Fwm%2Ffireplace-by-aquatech-pools-by-chi-001.jpg&description=Pools' data-pin-do='buttonPin' data-pin-config='above'><img src='http://assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pin_it_button.png' /></a></div>
<div class='closebutton' onclick='return hs.close(this)' title='Close'></div><div class='firstH'><img src='/images/logo-white-small.png'></div><h1>Fireplace</h1><p>Fireplace #002 by Aquatech Pools by CHI</p><div class='getSocial'><h1>Share</h1><p class='photoBy'>Photo by Aquatech Pools by CHI</p><iframe src='http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fchipool.com%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Ffireplaces%2Fwm%2Ffireplace-by-aquatech-pools-by-chi-002.jpg&send=false&layout=button_count&width=100&show_faces=false&action=like&colorscheme=light&font&height=21' scrolling='no' frameborder='0' style='border:none; overflow:hidden; width:100px; height:21px;' allowTransparency='true'></iframe><br><a href='http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chipool.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chipool.com%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Ffireplaces%2Fwm%2Ffireplace-by-aquatech-pools-by-chi-002.jpg&description=Pools' data-pin-do='buttonPin' data-pin-config='above'><img src='http://assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pin_it_button.png' /></a></div>
<div class='closebutton' onclick='return hs.close(this)' title='Close'></div><div class='firstH'><img src='/images/logo-white-small.png'></div><h1>Fireplace</h1><p>Fireplace #003 by Aquatech Pools by CHI</p><div class='getSocial'><h1>Share</h1><p class='photoBy'>Photo by Aquatech Pools by CHI</p><iframe src='http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fchipool.com%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Ffireplaces%2Fwm%2Ffireplace-by-aquatech-pools-by-chi-003.jpg&send=false&layout=button_count&width=100&show_faces=false&action=like&colorscheme=light&font&height=21' scrolling='no' frameborder='0' style='border:none; overflow:hidden; width:100px; height:21px;' allowTransparency='true'></iframe><br><a href='http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chipool.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chipool.com%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Ffireplaces%2Fwm%2Ffireplace-by-aquatech-pools-by-chi-003.jpg&description=Pools' data-pin-do='buttonPin' data-pin-config='above'><img src='http://assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pin_it_button.png' /></a></div>
<div class='closebutton' onclick='return hs.close(this)' title='Close'></div><div class='firstH'><img src='/images/logo-white-small.png'></div><h1>Fireplace</h1><p>Fireplace #004 by Aquatech Pools by CHI</p><div class='getSocial'><h1>Share</h1><p class='photoBy'>Photo by Aquatech Pools by CHI</p><iframe src='http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fchipool.com%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Ffireplaces%2Fwm%2Ffireplace-by-aquatech-pools-by-chi-004.jpg&send=false&layout=button_count&width=100&show_faces=false&action=like&colorscheme=light&font&height=21' scrolling='no' frameborder='0' style='border:none; overflow:hidden; width:100px; height:21px;' allowTransparency='true'></iframe><br><a href='http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chipool.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chipool.com%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Ffireplaces%2Fwm%2Ffireplace-by-aquatech-pools-by-chi-004.jpg&description=Pools' data-pin-do='buttonPin' data-pin-config='above'><img src='http://assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pin_it_button.png' /></a></div>

Back to top

 

Kitchens & Grills

Nothing completes your outdoor area like the ability to cook without running in and out of the house all the time. We suggest you devote an area of your new outdoor living space to culinary endeavors, based on the number of people you plan to entertain.

 

Click on any photo for a larger view, or to view a slideshow.

<div class='closebutton' onclick='return hs.close(this)' title='Close'></div><div class='firstH'><img src='/images/logo-white-small.png'></div><h1>Outdoor Kitchen</h1><p>Outdoor Kitchen #001 by Aquatech Pools by CHI</p><div class='getSocial'><h1>Share</h1><p class='photoBy'>Photo by Aquatech Pools by CHI</p><iframe src='http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fchipool.com%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Foutdoor-kitchens%2Fwm%2Foutdoor-kitchen-by-aquatech-pools-by-chi-001.jpg&send=false&layout=button_count&width=100&show_faces=false&action=like&colorscheme=light&font&height=21' scrolling='no' frameborder='0' style='border:none; overflow:hidden; width:100px; height:21px;' allowTransparency='true'></iframe><br><a href='http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chipool.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chipool.com%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Foutdoor-kitchens%2Fwm%2Foutdoor-kitchen-by-aquatech-pools-by-chi-001.jpg&description=Pools' data-pin-do='buttonPin' data-pin-config='above'><img src='http://assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pin_it_button.png' /></a></div>
<div class='closebutton' onclick='return hs.close(this)' title='Close'></div><div class='firstH'><img src='/images/logo-white-small.png'></div><h1>Outdoor Kitchen</h1><p>Outdoor Kitchen #002 by Aquatech Pools by CHI</p><div class='getSocial'><h1>Share</h1><p class='photoBy'>Photo by Aquatech Pools by CHI</p><iframe src='http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fchipool.com%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Foutdoor-kitchens%2Fwm%2Foutdoor-kitchen-by-aquatech-pools-by-chi-002.jpg&send=false&layout=button_count&width=100&show_faces=false&action=like&colorscheme=light&font&height=21' scrolling='no' frameborder='0' style='border:none; overflow:hidden; width:100px; height:21px;' allowTransparency='true'></iframe><br><a href='http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chipool.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chipool.com%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Foutdoor-kitchens%2Fwm%2Foutdoor-kitchen-by-aquatech-pools-by-chi-002.jpg&description=Pools' data-pin-do='buttonPin' data-pin-config='above'><img src='http://assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pin_it_button.png' /></a></div>
<div class='closebutton' onclick='return hs.close(this)' title='Close'></div><div class='firstH'><img src='/images/logo-white-small.png'></div><h1>Outdoor Kitchen</h1><p>Outdoor Kitchen #003 by Aquatech Pools by CHI</p><div class='getSocial'><h1>Share</h1><p class='photoBy'>Photo by Aquatech Pools by CHI</p><iframe src='http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fchipool.com%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Foutdoor-kitchens%2Fwm%2Foutdoor-kitchen-by-aquatech-pools-by-chi-003.jpg&send=false&layout=button_count&width=100&show_faces=false&action=like&colorscheme=light&font&height=21' scrolling='no' frameborder='0' style='border:none; overflow:hidden; width:100px; height:21px;' allowTransparency='true'></iframe><br><a href='http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chipool.com&media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chipool.com%2Fimages%2Fgalleries%2Foutdoor-kitchens%2Fwm%2Foutdoor-kitchen-by-aquatech-pools-by-chi-003.jpg&description=Pools' data-pin-do='buttonPin' data-pin-config='above'><img src='http://assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pin_it_button.png' /></a></div>

Back to top

 

Landscaping

A Pool Without Landscaping Will Always Look Unfinished.

 

A good design ensures that you end up with a tastefully completed project. It can also help you get more value for your construction dollars and swimming pool cost.

 

 

Back to top

 

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting will have a dramatic impact on the look and beauty of your home. It can make an average area look like a work of art, and bring a sense of warmth and intimacy to any space. It can also let you “recover” space that would be lost to the nighttime darkness.

 

Keep in mind that outdoor lighting doesn’t have to be expensive. It just has to look good. Call us to discuss your outdoor lighting options. 208.288.2259

 

Back to top

 

Ponds & Streams

Few things can bring such peace and tranquility as you’ll get with a softly gurgling brook or a gentle pond in your own yard. And it’s a great way to show off some beautiful plant specimens that may not look right in other areas. With or without fish, every one of our ponds and streams are designed to be completely natural looking, very low maintenance, and perfect for the location you’ve chosen.

 

 

Back to top

APSP Member CBP Awards of Excellence CHTT CPO CSP Aquatech NPC