When the sun is high in Houston, the heat can get insane. This fact probably has you looking for shade and that’s where a grotto feature comes in. Many people are looking to grottos to give them the privacy and shade they need to enjoy their pool in the way that they want. In this article, we are going to talk more about putting in a grotto feature and staying cool in the heat.

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What Is a Grotto Feature?

A grotto is a cave that is made by nature or by man. Oftentimes these grottos are by the water, so it is no wonder that grottos have become popular pool features. They give you a place to relax and get some privacy is that is what you need. You will also be able to stay out of the heat when the sun it as its hottest. Depending on the size and design of the grotto, some people like to put lighting in the grotto feature to give it even more of a pleasing look and function.

Meshing a Grotto Feature with Other Pool Features

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If you want to have some other features to go with your grotto feature, think about adding a waterfall. A waterfall and grotto are perfect matches when you want to create a swimming wonderland. Whether you have kids or it is all adults that are swimming, a waterfall and a grotto feature can take you back to feeling the wonder and awe that you did when you were only a kid.

Your Own Backyard Paradise

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As you are creating your own backyard paradise, it can be very exciting to see your design coming to life. If you are not sure exactly what you want, one of the easiest ways you can help yourself decide is by putting down your visualization on paper. Even if you aren’t a good artist you can grab a scratch pad and start piecing it together. When you do this, you are going to get a better sense of whether your new pool is going to be exactly how you want it to be or if you need to tweak it a little bit.

Deciding your pool’s shape and size is very important when you are thinking about putting in a grotto feature. You need to make sure that you are leaving enough room in the pool for other swimming activities and that your grotto feature is going to be big enough for the size of your pool.

If you need any help deciding what you should do with your pool, we would be glad to help you. Sometimes there are technical issues that would cause what you want to be designed to be challenging and we can make some less expensive recommendations or you may find that there is “something missing” and we can help you figure out what that is so that we can help you create your backyard paradise. Give us a call today and get started on your project.

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