The History of Leisure Pools


The History of Leisure Pools

Throughout history, heated leisure pools have been used to socialize, relax, and to enjoy the healing properties of soaking in warm water. Dating back far beyond the Romans, spas and leisure pools have been used for many centuries to help improve people’s health. To get a closer look at how heated pools have evolved over […]


Inground Vs. Semi-Inground Pools


Inground Vs. Semi-Inground Pools

Are you trying to decide between an inground vs. semi-inground pool for your backyard? While these two pool types may seem like similar options, there are a few distinct differences that are important to point out before you make a decision. Here’s what to consider when choosing the perfect pool for your home. Position Where […]


4 Ways to Make Your Backyard More Fun


4 Ways to Make Your Backyard More Fun

A house that comes with a big backyard is a dream come true for many people. Having extra space for recreational activities and play can be exciting and fun for the whole family. Plus, a well-designed backyard can keep your kids busy for hours so that you can focus on getting things done around the […]


Why Outside Dining Areas are so Popular


Why Outside Dining Areas are so Popular

Beyond the simple grill and seating area, outdoor dining used to be fairly simple. But today, we’re seeing homeowners placing a greater emphasis on the desire to create more intimate and lavish spaces outside to entertain family and friends. In fact, outside dining areas are becoming so popular that they’re increasing property values as more […]


4 Hardscaping Features to Consider for Your Spring Backyard Redesign


4 Hardscaping Features to Consider for Your Spring Backyard Redesign

Whether it’s a Zenful retreat or a vibrant, tropical design that lets you feel as if you’ve slipped away somewhere exotic, now is when you should be planning your dream backyard. Putting your plan together during this season will get you prepared so you can get started as soon as the ground thaws so you […]


Welcome to the Diverse World of Inground Pool Shapes


Welcome to the Diverse World of Inground Pool Shapes

Not sure which pool shape will fit perfectly into your backyard? Although there’s quite a diverse world of inground pool shapes to choose from, there are a few popular designs that can help you get a better idea of what you may like. Take a quick look at these shapes below, and then we can […]


5 Fun Pool Design Ideas to Get Your Mind off Winter


5 Fun Pool Design Ideas to Get Your Mind off Winter

Tired of staring out at the gloomy winter weather? Keep your mind at ease and escape for a little with these fun pool design ideas to get your mind off winter and focused on the warm sunny days that are ahead! Cool Underwater Lights You can easily add some pizzazz to your pool by using […]


Winter and Pools Don’t Mix, But Winter and Fire Features Sure Do


Winter and Pools Don’t Mix, But Winter and Fire Features Sure Do

Unless you have an indoor heated pool, it’s likely you won’t be spending much time swimming this winter. But that doesn’t mean your backyard has to go to waste until spring. With a fire feature, you can enjoy the outdoors even in the coldest of weather (maybe not when it’s -30). So if you’ve been […]


4 Ways to Tell if Your Backyard Can Hold an In-Ground Pool


4 Ways to Tell if Your Backyard Can Hold an In-Ground Pool

There’s a big difference when it comes to putting an above-ground pool in your backyard and an in-ground pool. The above ground pool is fairly simple to fit — you just need to measure the size of the pool and fix any uneven terrain. An in-ground pool, on the other hand, requires a number of […]


We’ll Revamp Your Whole Backyard, Not Just Your Pool


We’ll Revamp Your Whole Backyard, Not Just Your Pool

At Rideau Pools, our specialty is outdoor space design (not to mention pools, specifically). We can create an entire backyard sanctuary for you and your family to enjoy. From deck additions to custom landscaping, to outdoor kitchens, to specialty pool enhancements, we have you covered. Check out some of the ways that we can revamp […]


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