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Get the Heart Healthy Benefits of an Inground Spa This Valentine’s Day

Owning a custom inground spa may seem like a luxury without any real benefit, but the majority of custom pool and spa owners will agree that having their own spa has provided numerous advantages. If you’re on the fence about installing a custom pool and spa for you and your family, let us explain some of these health benefits and why so many people to turn to us at Riverbend Sandler when they begin considering building a new pool & spa.

Advanced Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is nothing new. This practice have been enjoyed by many cultures throughout history. Traditionally, hydrotherapy was available through natural hot springs. But natural hot springs are not readily available to most, so travel to these locations was often required. But today an inground spa can provide these same benefits of hydrotherapy accessible within your own backyard! The warm water and jets make hydrotherapy even more effective for relaxation and treatment of wide range of ailments. So, what are the health benefits that you can get from an inground spa?

Stress Reliever

The relaxation provided by an inground spa is the most widely known benefit. Who doesn’t enjoy a warm soak to relieve the stress of modern living and escape the demands of day to day activities?  A quick dip in an inground spa can provide some much needed, therapeutic relaxation. Blood vessels dilate in response to the heat, which leads to the decrease of blood pressure. Tense and tight muscles relax, aiding muscle recovery after exercise or injury and relief from soreness, stiffness and swelling. Moreover, while your body focuses on the heat – the Central Nervous System’s sensitivity is reduced and endorphins are released, causing temporary pain relief.

Medical Benefits

Heat, Buoyancy and Massage are the main elements in hydrotherapy. Each of these elements contributes to the relief and treatment of a range of health issues.

  • Arthritis

Based on the article, Arthritis – Spas & Warm Water Exercise published by the Arthritis Foundation, “People whose arthritis symptoms respond well to heat have discovered the many benefits of heat therapy.” The article also explains why warm water is so great for relaxing and increasing movement. “Warm water stimulates blood flow to stiff muscles and frozen joints, making a warm tub or pool an ideal place to do some gentle stretching. To ease low back pain, trap a tennis ball between the small of your back and the bottom or back of the tub, then lean into it and roll it against knotted muscles.”

  • Diabetes

In 1999, there was a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine (08-16-1999) which indicated a decrease in the blood sugar levels of patients who regularly soak themselves in a hot tub 30 minutes a day, 6 days per week.

  • Back Pain    

Participants in a 1994 study who utilized inground spas, experienced increased back flexibility, reduced pain duration, and lessened use of analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs than the study group that did not utilize the inground spas. According to the British Journal of Rheumatology, 1994 – “This controlled clinical trial shows a positive short term and a more moderate long-term overall effectiveness of spa therapy in chronic lower back pain.” Of course, for anyone suffering from back pain that has used a hot tub, this doesn’t come as a surprise. Hydrotherapy has been a well-established method for easing lower back pain naturally for many years.

Improved Sleep

In addition to all these physiological benefits of inground spa use, insomniacs can also expect relief. According to The National Sleep Foundation, if you spend some time in an inground spa just a few minutes before going to bed, this can lead to a more peaceful and deeper sleep. The drop in body temperature can help ease the body into a relaxing and sound sleep.

July Featured Pool of the Month

Where Style and Functionality Meet in Allen, Texas

Riverbend Sandler Pools, an industry leader among Plano, Dallas and Highland Park pool builders, invites you to view their July featured pool and outdoor living space. This custom geometric pool with raised spa, features Travertine decking, glass tiles, and various custom water features. When paired with a pergola featuring a seating area and outdoor kitchen, all pieces come together to create a stylish and functional backyard retreat. Custom features include:

  • Natural Travertine stone paver decking
  • Black glass tiles
  • Lueders limestone coping
  • Custom spout water features on raised retaining wall
  • 3 sheer descent waterfalls on raised accent wall
  • Ledge stone faced walls
  • Midnight Blue River Sand interior finish
  • Custom outdoor kitchen with refrigerator and Green Egg grill

An outdoor living space is the perfect addition to any home. Whether looking to play in the pool, relax in the spa or entertain friends & family in the living room or kitchen, Riverbend Sandler designers will assist you in identifying your goals and turning your vision into a reality.

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Riverbend Sandler is a Dallas pool builder, remodel and service provider, serving Plano, Dallas and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Riverbend Sandler is an award winning pool builder providing quality construction and excellent customer service for over 30 years.

With the mission of “Creating Lifetime Pools for Lifetime Customers”, Riverbend Sandler Pools remains a family-run company dedicated to the ideals that only a personal commitment can uphold. Through award-winning design, high-tech construction processes, conscientious customer care and on-going support, we pride ourselves on keeping customers for life!

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Riverbend Sandler April Pool Feature

We at Riverbend Sandler Pools are dedicated to providing top-quality custom pools to the Dallas, Frisco and Plano area. Choosing the right pool will transform your backyard and extend your home from the inside out. Read on to learn about one of our favorite recent pool installations in the Dallas area. Thanks to Riverbed Sandler, the best custom pool builder around, you too can have a Dallas backyard pool that makes your yard the envy of the neighborhood.

Customized Dallas Backyard Pool

This month, we’re featuring this beautiful freeform pool in the Dallas area. The custom swimming pool acts as the focal point for a gorgeous backyard space, complete with a sitting area and outdoor kitchen. The Oklahoma flagstone coping and retaining walls continue the aesthetics of the home’s architectural style out into the pool area. It’s also a wonderful stone to use for the patio, as it will withstand wear and tear for decades, making it a great investment. The pool’s interior Tahoe Riversand plaster and blue tile make it sparkle like tropical waters in the sun. The crowning glory is the pool’s water feature, a beautiful boulder waterfall that adds even more to the oasis-like environment.

Build Your Own Custom Swimming Pool

 Summer will be here before you know it—if you’re thinking of building a Dallas backyard pool of your own, it’s the perfect time to get started! Perhaps you know exactly what you want, or maybe you need more assistance with designing the perfect swimming pool for your Dallas home. Whatever your case, we at Riverbend Sandler can help you with the entire customization process, from designing the perfect pool shape for your backyard living space to selecting your materials to installation. Contact us to get started today with the best Dallas pool builders!

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Riverbend Sandler is a Dallas pool builder, remodel and service provider, serving Plano, Dallas and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Riverbend Sandler is an award winning pool builder providing quality construction and excellent customer service for over 30 years.

With the mission of “Creating Lifetime Pools for Lifetime Customers”, Riverbend Sandler Pools remains a family-run company dedicated to the ideals that only a personal commitment can uphold. Through award-winning design, high-tech construction processes, conscientious customer care and on-going support, we pride ourselves on keeping customers for life!

For more Dallas pool builder tips, subscribe to their blog and ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the photo gallery on their website, and see what Riverbend Sandler’s pool design and construction team can do for you.

The Best Water Features to Combine with Your Modern Geometric Pool

Keep reading to find out the best water features to combine with your modern geometric pool.

Instead of choosing to put in more traditionally designed pools, many consumers are now choosing to go with a more modern, geometric pool. These pools are very aesthetically pleasing because of their clean, straight lines and precise look. The only problem with geometric pools, however, is that it can be difficult to find great water features that go with the modern look.

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5 Signs It’s Time to Renovate

Having a beautiful custom swimming pool at your Dallas, Texas home can bring you a lot of joy as well as hours of fun throughout the year. Being in your pool is great for your sense of enjoyment and relaxation, and a swimming pool also offers a multitude of benefits, from your emotional health to your physical well-being.

All of this sounds great, but if you look out your window and see a pool that is just lackluster or falls short of your vision, you might be discouraged from using it. If your swimming pool is not fulfilling the dream that you have for your outdoor space, it might be time to renovate your pool this spring. Here are five signs to point you in that direction.

1. Built for Someone Else

Buying a home with a pool is a great decision, but the existing pool might not meet your personal preferences. If it was built for previous owners, you should consider upgrading or completing a renovation to make a new pool that is all your own.

2. Time for a Change

If you have had the same theme or design in your backyard space for many years, upgrading your pool and adding other outdoor features can give you a great modern oasis.

3. Add New Features

The world of pool technology has advanced in leaps and bounds. If your pool is older, you will be amazed at what you can add to your pool today to make ownership easier and more enjoyable. Adding new custom features is one of the most common reasons why homeowners decide that it’s time to renovate their pools. Watch our video to learn more.

4. Energy Efficient

Older pools are not nearly as economical and energy efficient as new models. Though a renovation will cost you some money upfront, it will also save you costs overtime.

5. New Life

Renovating your pool could be the motivation that you need to use your outdoor spaces more often. Invite your friends and family, and have a great time!

Is it time to renovate your Dallas, Texas swimming pool? Visit our renovations page, or contact a representative with Riverbend Sandler Pools for more information.

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Riverbend Sandler is a Dallas pool builder, remodel and service provider, serving Plano, Dallas and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Riverbend Sandler is an award winning pool builder providing quality construction and excellent customer service for over 30 years.

With the mission of “Creating Lifetime Pools for Lifetime Customers”, Riverbend Sandler Pools remains a family-run company dedicated to the ideals that only a personal commitment can uphold. Through award-winning design, high-tech construction processes, conscientious customer care and on-going support, we pride ourselves on keeping customers for life!

For more Dallas pool builder tips, subscribe to their blog and ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the photo gallery on their website, and see what Riverbend Sandler’s pool design and construction team can do for you.

Swimming Pool Ownership Myths Busted

swimming pool ownership myths

Swimming pools are a ton of fun, especially in the year-round Texas heat, which has many considering building their own custom pools in Dallas. Unfortunately, those myths about owning a pool might have you second-guessing your decision. That backyard paradise does not seem so appealing when it is tugging the bad rap of a hundred misconceptions. Thankfully, the common myths that are associated with owning a pool are not true. Most people who have had a negative experience with their own pool either had a pool that was not built properly, were given poor maintenance and managing advice, invested in bad equipment or simply did not follow the instructions that they were given by pool professionals. Owning a pool is well worth the time, energy and funds invested—here are the myths of swimming pool ownership busted.

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Get the Facts on Pool Automation

Pool automation

As technology evolves, the world gets a little bit easier—especially for the custom pool owners of Dallas, Texas. You should no longer settle for the old-school hand controls of the past that are such a hassle to use. Thanks to pool automation, controlling your features and equipment has never been more easy. If you were reserved about adding custom features such as water or fire bowls, waterfalls or jets, you might change your mind once you become acquainted with the state of the art AquaLink control system by Jandy Pool Equipment. Riverbend Sandler Pools provides clients with a variety of products from this top name brand among pool equipment producers, including this innovative package. Here are the facts on pool automation.

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Modern Fire Features Are True Works of Art

Fire features for your enchanting pool have come a very long way over the years. They have evolved from simple firepits and casual outdoor chimneys to captivating pieces that bring an added beauty to the outdoor spaces of homeowners. Your dream can become a reality by adding a few touches that include fire elements. Modern fire features are true works of art that you should consider while designing or redesigning your pool space.

Flows with Any Design

There are fire features to fulfill the tastes of even the most selective clients. Your theme might be comprised of contemporary lines and materials—why not add a firepit with smooth, black stones? If your pool design is more rustic, your fireplace can be comprised entirely of regal stones that portray a sense of majesty. A professional pool designer, such as those who are proudly employed with the Dallas based company, Riverbend Pools, can assist you with finding a fire element that will work beautifully with your vision. For examples of what we can do, check out the video below.

Incorporate Additional Amenities

Fire features can be so much more than visual aesthetics. You can choose designs that incorporate a simple grill or an entire outdoor kitchen. They are lovely to enjoy on cooler nights when the warmth of the glowing flames is very welcomed by both you and any potential guests. Fire features are romantic, offering a stunning setting for a perfect night with the person who you enjoy the most in the world.

Fire features are trending with modern pool designs. They are the new must-have element for any lavish pool. If you would like to learn more, watch our video. You might also find our page on fire features useful, or you may contact a representative with Riverbend Pools today.

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Riverbend Sandler is a Dallas pool builder, remodel and service provider, serving Plano, Dallas and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Riverbend Sandler is an award winning pool builder providing quality construction and excellent customer service for over 30 years.

With the mission of “Creating Lifetime Pools for Lifetime Customers”, Riverbend Sandler Pools remains a family-run company dedicated to the ideals that only a personal commitment can uphold. Through award-winning design, high-tech construction processes, conscientious customer care and on-going support, we pride ourselves on keeping customers for life!

For more Dallas pool builder tips, subscribe to their blog and ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the photo gallery on their website, and see what Riverbend Sandler’s pool design and construction team can do for you.

Custom Pool Designs for Your Backyard

Custom pool designs

The average pool design will not suit the needs of all homeowners. Some are wishing to use their pool for exercise or fierce games of volleyball, while others are purchasing a pool for the sole purpose of entertaining large quantities of people around the deck. Others want to walk out their back door to their own private oasis, and are most concerned with the beauty of the pool rather than the function. For those of you who desire more than the standard, there are professionals available to design a custom pool that will fulfill all of your wants and needs.

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6 Must-Have Dallas Fire and Water Features

Dallas fire and water features

From luxury resorts to private high-end pools, there are some paradise settings that require a bit beyond the standard design features. A great way to give the pool that you are designing a big “wow factor” is to incorporate fire and water features into your setting. You might have seen this accomplished before at your favorite spa and vacation spots, but now you too can have fire and water elements to make your pool pop. Guests who visit the pool side will be amazed with the creative ingenuity and thought behind your amazing set-up. Here are six must-have Dallas fire and water features to incorporate in the pool that you are creating.

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