ARTIFICIAL GRASS
Is perfect for children who benefit from outdoor activity areas. Artificial grass is pet friendly and cleans easy. The easy clean surface can be washed down so any spillages and mess can be washed off using warm water. Many people and organizations are using these products for pet runs and training areas. The advantages of artificial grass are huge. No water is required, no use of pesticides and no petrol mowers help the environment and there is no regular maintenance.
GRAVEL
Gravel is a cost effective alternative. It is a desert landscaping with lots of rock, this means that you don't have to spend as much of your free time caring for a large lawn area. Create ribbons of color on your gravel or rock landscape. All you need is two or three types of gravel to build a contrast. One approach is to create a ribbon of gray-colored gravel that leads to a focal point such as a cactus or a tree. The gravel or rock on both sides of this ribbon might be another solid color, like dark brown. Stunning Pools and Spas can give your landscape design an aesthetically pleasing appearance with minimal expenses.
TREES
There are many species of trees to fill the role of sentry beside or within your patio. Even a small tree, one that matures at 10 to 20 feet, adds shade and a comfortable sense of height to your patio area. Keep in mind that deciduous trees shade outdoor rooms in summer, lose their leaves in fall, and allow sunlight to reach the interior of your home in winter, brightening it and bringing in some warmth.

When planting new trees near your patio, select the species that matures between 30 and 35 feet or less. Trim the lowest branches of mature trees, allowing a minimum 6-foot clearance so you can walk under them without getting poked in the eye.

Look for hardwood species that don't drop messy fruit or twigs. Avoid planting too close to pavement and foundations; tree roots can buckle them. Position trees where they'll frame (not block) views and protect your home from winter winds and summer sun. Good patio species feature neat and trim silhouettes that suit confined spaces.

Be sure to include a variety of trees and create a landscape that offers beauty and a haven for wildlife year-round. Choose trees that thrive in you area. Look around your neighborhood to see which trees appear to be thriving in the climate. Then visit a local nursery and consult the experts; verify the hardiness of your favorite trees before making a final selection. A little homework now avoids costly mistakes later.
BOULDERS
Landscaping boulders and stones can add interest, impact and character to your landscape. Stunning Pools and Spas experienced designers can make an accent boulder look natural and effortless in your landscape design. Landscaping with boulders will give you the opportunity to add distinct levels in your garden in order to create interesting focal points. Stunning Pools and Spas can provide boulders and stones of various colors and textures to complement your existing design or, perhaps inspire your future designs.
SOD
We are able to ensure all of our products meet our strict guidelines for quality. We install large rolls of sod, which eliminates 66% less seams than in small rolls in the freshly laid sod, and shows much more like an established yard from the start. We utilize state of the art equipment to plant, harvest, install, grade, which in turn provides our customers with highest quality yard possible. Within just a few hours, sod transforms bare soil into a lush and beautiful carpet of grass. Sod creates a healthy environment. Sod cleans the air and helps recharge our groundwater supplies. Turfgrass is one of nature's finest and least expensive filters, and works to improve the environment. Sod reduces heat, glare, and noise. On a hot summer day, a lawn will be 30 degrees cooler than asphalt & 15 degrees cooler than bare soil. The front lawns of 8 homes have the cooling effect in hot weather of about 70 tons of air conditioning. Sod will root down in about 10 days and can be ready for rough play within weeks. A seeded lawn cannot be used for months and will not stop the soil or seed from washing or blowing away. Sod can also be installed any time.
RIP-RAP
Also known as rip rap, rubble, shot rock or rock armour, is a foundation or sustaining wall of stones or chunks of concrete thrown together without order; is rock or other material used to armor shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments, pilings and other shoreline structures against scour, water or ice erosion.

Do you have problems with erosion due to extremely steep slopes on your property? Are the sides of your drive washing out? Let us give you a price to install riprap rock and solve your erosion problems.
FIRE-PITS
Fireplaces make any home cozier. They give not only warmth, but the crackle of flames and light patterns cast upon living room walls are a beautiful addition to a home. All kinds of materials for a fireplace's mantle and body are available, from marble to granite to beautiful natural stone. There's no need to have a strictly traditional fireplace, either. You can design your fireplace in any way you like! Just get together with us and make it happen.

Fire pits can make an excellent addition to a home's outdoor area. They can be used for parties, for cooking meals outdoors or just making roasted hot dogs and marshmallows, or just utilized for sitting around and talking at the end of a long evening.
BBQ GRILLING STATIONS
Grill out more often with an attractive and functional BBQ Grilling Station. It is more fun to cook -- and to eat -- outside, especially when the weather is balmy and cooking in the kitchen makes you feel sticky. In the early days, a fire pit or a charcoal grill is all we need to enjoy the starry skies while roasting hotdogs and steaks over red-hot coals or a small bonfire.

A barbecue party is easy to organize because you can grill the foods that you'll be serving in front of your guests. No need to heat up the kitchen while entertaining friends. Just provide some lighting to illuminate the garden, place a long table for the drinks and utensils, and scatter chairs around. People love to grill food so you will have lots of volunteers.
GARDEN & FENCES
There are many reasons why people install a fence or wall around their yard. Garden fences help set borders around perennial gardens, keep pets away from prized plants, and add privacy to any yard. Whatever the reason, your garden fence or wall should be beautiful and durable.

When enclosing your yard with fencing or masonry walls, the goal should be to add to the appearance of your property. There's a wide variety of fencing materials and styles to choose from, as well as a myriad of wall finishes.

When landscaping a yard retaining walls are often a necessity. Retaining walls can be used to support an eroding hillside or create usable outdoor living space on a sloped property. It is crucial that retaining walls be properly designed and constructed. A structurally sound wall will be able to hold back dirt and water for years to come.

A retaining wall can be built from a variety of materials and designed to suit any style of home. Your wall can be straight or curved, textured or smooth, colorful or neutral. Because there are so many design options, it is wise to spend time generating ideas, looking at examples and consulting professionals before having a retaining wall installed.
ENTERTAINING & SEAT WALLS
Patio space for parties there never seems to be enough of it, you entertain even infrequently that narrow side yard just wont'n do. Small group may not require much more space or furnishings than your family would need. But for large gatherings, increase the size of you patio seating, cooking, and dining areas.

Well placed seat walls are a simple and low cost way to incorporate a focal point that also serves as an entertaining area, as well as a showcase for design materials such as natural stone, into any outdoor garden space.

When designing outdoor space for entertaining, one of the first things Stunning Pools and Spas do is divide the space into outdoor rooms. One terrific way to create the feeling of different rooms or spaces is to create varying levels in the yards. Stunning Pools and Spas accomplish this by using a series of cast concrete steps and low retaining walls designed at seat height.

The placement of seat walls in the garden can create great focal points. Use these low, unobtrusive walls to surround and highlight a fountain or favorite water feature, create a raised tree planter or add substantial seating area for entertaining guests.
PAVER PATIOS
Pavers are a popular choice for backyard patios. They provide a beautiful, custom paving solution that installs quickly and is ready for use as soon as the project is complete. Pavers allow for a lot of design creativity and can be used on small or large patios.

Patio pavers are made of concrete, brick or stone. They come in a variety of shapes and colors. However, the real draw of pavers is that they can be laid in striking patterns. Concrete pavers are available in several desings and colors. One of the most popular combines squares and octagons for a pattern of alternating shapes. The pavers are cast with lugs on the sides to create a small gap between each pair of adjoining blocks. Concrete pavers combine the desing versatility of tile with the easy installation of brick.

Custom designs can also be created when installing patio pavers. Stunning Pools and Spas can combine multiple patterns to create a one-of-a-kind look. Interesting borders can be created by varying the paver pattern along the edge of your patio.
OUTDOOR KITCHEN
Everyone knows how much better food tastes when it's cooked and served outdoors, incorporating an outdoor kitchen in your patio plans requires only a little creativity and perhaps some minor modifications to make the space easy to use , efficient, and pleasurable.

You can equip the space with facilities ranging from a plain charcoal grill to a fancy gas range and complete the kitchen with an outdoor sink.

The location is because a moveable grill -gas or charcoal-will fit just about anywhere, you might think it dosen't make much difference where you put it. But portable or permanent , a grill can have disastrous consequences if its location is poorly planned. Adding an outdoor kitchen, when retrofitting a patio for outdoor kitchen space, think small. You may need only a modest extension to the patio surface, build a grill-size spot from the same paving materials as your patio.
RETAINING WALLS
A retaining wall is a structure designed and constructed to resist the lateral pressure of soil when there is a desired change in ground elevation that exceeds, retaining wall supports a “wedge” of soil. The wedge is defined as the soil which extends beyond the failure plane of the soil type present at the wall site, and can be calculated once the soil friction angle is known. As the setback of the wall increases, the size of the sliding wedge is reduced. This reduction lowers the pressure on the retaining wall, the term is most often used to refer to a cantilever retaining wall, which is a freestanding structure without lateral support at its top.

Typically retaining walls are cantilevered from a footing extending up beyond the grade on one side and retaining a higher level grade on the opposite side. The walls must resist the lateral pressures generated by loose soils or, in some cases, water pressures.

The most important consideration in proper design and installation of retaining walls is to recognize and counteract the fact that the retained material is attempting to move forward and downslope due to gravity. Types a retaining walls: Gravity wall, Piling wall, Cantiliver wall, Anchored wall, unless the wall is designed to retain water.

It is important to have proper drainage behind the wall in order to limit the pressure to the wall's design value. Drainage materials will reduce or eliminate the hydrostatic pressure and improve the stability of the material behind the wall.
PATIOS & LIGHTING
Outdoor lighting can transform a property at night while highlighting special features – conversation areas, fountains, walkways and more. Evening lighting is also essential for safety along paths and for all-season enjoyment of a garden.

Whatever your outdoor lighting desires are, Stunning Pools and Spas can create something special for you. Our designers create nightscapes that enhance the natural beauty of your garden and highlight the beauty of your home. Whether it’s for entertaining, relaxation or safety, extend the enjoyment of your landscape well into the evening with a well-designed, lovely nightscape.

Lighting extends the use of your patio, increasing your enjoyment with minimum investment, such as the subdued glow from these elevated fixtures. Lighting extends the use of your patio into the evening hours and makes it safer and more secure at night, even when your are not using it. Decorative and concealed light fixtures lend style and atmosphere to outdoor space and bolster home security. Getting the right light in the right places on your patio means combining light from various sources in different strategies.
DRIVEWAY & PATHWAY
One of the most used parts of your property is your driveway and pathway, your driveway is an important part of your landscaping since it will give guests and neighbors a first impression of your home. It is also likely that your driveway will be driven on every day. For these reasons your driveway needs to look good as well as be durable and functional.

A well designed driveway will take into account the surrounding landscape as well as your home's style and location on your property. Additionally, the width and layout of your driveway will impact how accessible your home is.

You will also want to consider accessories such as gates and lighting to make your driveway safer and more appealing at night.
WATER FEATURES
Turn your backyard into a peaceful retreat with the soothing sound and movement of water. Whether it’s a waterfall, pond, stream, fountain, colorful fish or water lilies, we can help you create a slice of paradise in your own backyard.

Each water feature designed and created by Stunning Pools and Spas is a unique concept combining natural stone material and water plants. We integrate your interests and desires with the beautiful accent of nature.

These breathtaking displays of the natural environment provide years of enjoyment from the relaxing sight and sound of moving water, beautiful fish and plants.
OUTDOOR BARS
If you plan to use your outdoor kitchen frequently for entertaining, you should consider a beverage center. A beverage center will be like having a bar outside and will ensure that you always have cold drinks on hand for guests. Plus, it will look a lot classier than an ice chest with the lid propped open. Beverage centers range from a simple drop-in cooler with condiment trays to elaborate outdoor bars that can support a professional bartender.
FLAGSTONE
The look of flagstone has a timeless appeal, and for good reason, its rough-hewn surface brings a rustic charm to almost any landscape desing. Like brick, you can set flagstone on a sand base or mortar it to a concrete slab, dry-set surface flex and fall back with changes in ground temperatures. Mortared surfaces are solid and need a concrete base to keep them from cracking. both installations need a gravel subbase for suport and drainage.

Size Shape and color, variety a design strenght of flagstone, also can be a weakness. Because flagstone range tremendously in size, you need to plan for sizes that will best fit the scale of your patio project. Finally, flagstones are available in several color, sometimes within a single shipment from one suplier. If your design already uses variations in shape and texture, you may not want to add more contrast in color.
SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
An underground sprinkler system is not only a convenient way to water your lawn, it also makes the most efficient use of water.

A professionally installed sprinkler system will save you time and money. Irrigation should provide your plants and trees the amount of water that needed for the season to keep them always happy and healthy.
DRIP SYSTEM
Drip irrigation, also known as trickle irrigation or microirrigation, is an irrigation method which saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters.

It is done with the help of narrow tubes which delivers water directly to the base of the plant. Drip irrigation has been used since ancient times when buried clay pots were filled with water, which would gradually seep into the grass. Drip irrigation has arguably become the world's most valued innovation in impact sprinkler.
VALVES
Sprinkler Valves are an integral part of any lawn sprinkler system. They will help you to automate your watering needs. We carry all major brands of high quality electric valves, gate and ball valves. Whatever the situation, low flow to high flow, clean water to dirty water, low pressure to high pressure, we have automatic irrigation valves that can take it and work reliably for years to come.

Simplify watering your landscape by installing automatic sprinkler valves. We carry multiple models to provide you with the sizes and features you need for your sprinkler system.

Use manual sprinkler system valves where occasional operation does not require the use of automatic electrical valves. We have hand-picked the highest quality manua lvalve sprinkler in a variety of available materials to insure long life and ease of use.
TIMERS
Sprinkler controllers/timers are an integral part of your automatic sprinkler system that determine watering start and stop times.

Lawn irrigation controllers (or timers), are essentially the brain of your sprinkler control system. Sprinkler controllers allow users to set lawn watering schedules with calendar and timing programs. There are varying degrees of complexity, from very simple lawn watering timers to more complex landscape watering systems, which take into account weather conditions, landscape design, and plant development. Lawn irrigation controller add-ons are a great way to upgrade your sprinkler system.
DRIVEWAY & PATHWAY
One of the most used parts of your property is your driveway and pathway, your driveway is an important part of your landscaping since it will give guests and neighbors a first impression of your home. It is also likely that your driveway will be driven on every day. For these reasons your driveway needs to look good as well as be durable and functional.

A well designed driveway will take into account the surrounding landscape as well as your home's style and location on your property. Additionally, the width and layout of your driveway will impact how accessible your home is.

You will also want to consider accessories such as gates and lighting to make your driveway safer and more appealing at night.
DECK PATIOS
Some of the factors that you should consider include complementing the surrounding landscape, space availability, people traffic, care and upkeep. Some materials are more flexible than others regarding maintenance and long-term life. Lighter colored surfaces will tend to be the most heat-reflective. Consider using two or more materials to achieve a desired look if your budget doesn't allow for your entire pool deck to be created in one type of material.

While there are certain pool deck materials that are more conducive to the environment around pools (slip-resistant, heat-reflective, etc.), the pool deck surface you choose will need to match your design desires and your budget.

Natural Stone, flagstone is one of the most popular pool deck surfacing materials because it is organic looking, long-lasting, and provides a rough texture for a nonslip surface. Flagstone is large, flat stones in various shapes that encompass sandstone, limestone, and slate. Flagstone can be pricier than other pool deck materials because of the labor involved in placing each stone individually and because it is a natural material. Flagstone can also become uncomfortably warm to walk on in extreme heat.

Travertine has come down in cost over the past few years and it's actually a pretty viable option on a lot of projects. Consider spending just a few dollars more upgrading to real stone for your patios. Travertine pavers are set on a gravel and sand base, just like any other concrete paver would be. When we're on expansive clay soils, where they're going to shift and move depending upon the amount of moisture that's in the soil, kind of like building on top of a sponge, it's a good idea to have a material that can move with it and not crack and heave.

Pavers are the darling of the surfacing world because of the rich texture and diversity they provide. Available in multiple patterns and colors, they can adapt to any design theme. They fit together creating a beautiful, strong and durable surface. Concrete technology has propelled concrete into a mainstream surface material that meets the demands of being durable with minimal maintenance, being budget-friendly, and being design-oriented. Some of the most popular designs in concrete include stamping (imprinting the surface in a pattern such as cobblestone or flagstone), stenciling (to imitate brick or other patterns), exposed aggregate, rock-salt finish, and colored concrete.

Spray-on coatings are usually a cement blended product that are sprayed onto the existing surface of a pool deck. One popular spray-on coating is Keystone Kool Deck, a concrete topping that provides a colored and textured cement surface. This product offers significantly lower surface temperatures, and is easy to maintain.

Natural brick has long been a mainstay of common pool deck surfaces. Brick pool decks offer a long life and have great aesthetic appeal. They can be costly to install because they require more intensive labor. They also can require more maintenance than other materials because the bricks can shift over time or break and need replacement. The biggest problem with brick pool decks is that they can become extremely hot under the hot sun. Bricks retain heat more than other materials and in hotter climates, they are usually not the best option.

While pool tiles are the most popular material at the water line of the pool, they, too, can retain heat when installed as the pool deck surface. Tile does last considerably long and requires little maintenance. Tile is also very adaptable to various design tastes and can be installed in a variety of patterns and colors. However, because of its propensity to retain heat, tiles are often not suited for extremely hot climates.
MAINTENANCE & WARRANTY
Your premium property deserves a premium look. Our total care approach means that you'll get careful attention to every detail all year round, because we bring you the talent, tools, and technology that keep your property impeccable from season to season.

Our professionals would like to help your property & facility maintain a stately appearance and curb appeal. It is important to get a jump on the maintenance of your property before the seasonal rush. Our Maintenance Department will maintain and enhance your personal or commercial property all year round.

We provide many services for your property including:

Comprehensive maintenance programs
Consistent & reliable service
Well manicured turf and clean tended planting beds
Seasonal color enhancements & displays
Site improvement initiative
Attention to cleanliness and site safety
Scheduling to meet your needs
Courteous & professional crews
Budget conscious seasonal contracts
Additional services such as landscape design, tree care, irrigation services & holiday decorations
Talk with one of our Account Managers about Stunning Pools and Spas customer service to keep your facilities looking their best all year round. See our contract.

Irrigation

Every irrigation system requires proper maintenance to prevent damage to the pipes, heads and nozzles. See our contract.

Stunning Pools and Spas offers an irrigation system maintenance package that include:

SPRING STARTUP

• Pressurize system
• Program controller
• Replace controller back-up battery if equipped
• Check rain-sensor for proper operation
• Adjust heads
• Unplug/clean nozzles
• Check for irrigation leaks

WINTERIZATION

• Program controller
• Cover water pipes to protect from frost
• Flash system
• Check for irrigation leaks

Irrigation Warranty:

All materials and workmanship are guaranteed from installation, contingent upon proper system winterization, and maintenance.

We are proud of our work, but our primary focus remains on providing your personal or commercial property with the best in irrigation service which you have come to expect from Stunning Pools and Spas.