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Pool or Jacuzzi? Which is Best for Your San Diego Home

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One of the best things about living in Southern California is hands down the weather. We have sunny, warm days all year long. That means adding a pool or jacuzzi to your backyard just makes sense, since you can get a lot of enjoyment out of it.  However, installing a pool or a jacuzzi is a significant investment. Not just financially either. Whether you choose a pool, a spa, or both, you’re going to either have to put in some time yourself to maintain it or hire someone to come regularly and do the work for you. Pools also take up a lot of room in the backyard.  If you know you want to add a water feature to your yard but aren’t sure if a pool or a jacuzzi makes more sense, here are a few things to consider. Feel free to also give us a call to discuss your options – we would love to help you create your dream backyard!  Space Requirements  Pools take up more square footage than spas in general, but they can also be customized to fit your yard. One of the most important things to consid

What to Consider When Installing an Outdoor Shower

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  Outdoor showers are a great feature to have in San Diego. You can rinse off after the beach, pool, or working in the yard before coming in the house. When I meet with clients about designing their dream backyard, the question of an outdoor shower often comes up. It’s a nice-to-have amenity that doesn’t take up a lot of space. An ideal choice for a coastal home on a smaller lot. If you are thinking of installing an outdoor shower, here are a few things to consider. 1. Plumbing This is one of the biggest considerations when choosing where to place an outdoor shower. You’ll need water in your shower and it’s best if you can tap into an existing line. An easy option is to just place your shower on the other side of the kitchen or bathroom. However, if you have your heart set on the freestanding shower of your dreams with both hot and cold water taps, it can still be done with a little more planning and expense. You’ll also need to check in with local city and county regulations which b