CREATING TASTEFUL GARDENS AND POOLS
WITH SPRING ONLY WEEKS AWAY AS HOME & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE WENT TO PRESS, HOMEOWNERS ON THE COSTA DEL SOL WERE TURNING THEIR THOUGHTS TO THE POOL AND GARDEN AND CONSIDERING UPGRADES AND MODERNISATION.
Pool and garden design and construction are major projects and owners naturally proceed with caution, taking time to select reputable contractors, designers and architects to complete these projects. Working with one company with expertise in both pools and gardens reduces the stress and complexity – it’s simply easier to liaise with one reliable expert who is singularly accountable for logistics and delivery. The garden and pool should be completed together, so that the design, architecture and landscape work in harmony, each element complementing the other.
Atlas Pool, Atlas Garden and Atlas Build are technical experts in their distinctly different fields, who unite as Atlas Group to deliver the highest quality builds for customers. Atlas Group has a reputation for achieving impressive results with the clever use of materials, ensuring your family home, pool and garden are an expression of your lifestyle and personality. Atlas Pool guides customers through the myriad of choices homeowners make when selecting and building their pool. One of the key choices is the pool finish.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR POOL FINISH
Many people mistakenly believe that pool finish is primarily responsible for the colour of the pool, but this isn’t true. The colour of your pool is affected by the size, shape and depth of the pool but, even more importantly, the pool surrounds. Colour is primarily dictated by light, so the built and natural environment around the pool can enhance or detract from its colour and beauty. When contractors work together on the home, garden and pool, they can create ideal surrounds for your natural lagoon or your glassy blue infinity pool, creating light, shade and reflection to enhance the colour and desired stylistic effect of your pool.
So what should you consider when you are choosing your pool finish? Texture is important; a non-slip, stain-resistant surface is safe and practical. Clearly, you want to choose a pool finish which aligns with the look you want to achieve. Finally, the pool finish will determine how long your pool will last and what it will cost in future maintenance and repair.
PEBBLETEC – THE NATURAL CHOICE FOR POOLS THAT LAST
For those who prefer pure, natural materials, PebbleTec is the most durable and flexible pool finish available. Sourced from premium quarries around the world, PebbleTec is a natural pebble surface, with a deep, rich variety of colours, bonded with white cement and innovative additives. The system was developed over 30 years ago and is in use in Europe and also America where over 30,000 pools each year are finished with PebbleTec.
PebbleTec is also a sustainable choice; there are no manufacturing processes involved, so no polluting bi-products or emissions are produced. The mining and extraction methods are licensed and controlled by environmental agencies and the pebble is graded, rinsed and simply used in its natural state. In spite of its popularity and its use in the world’s greatest pools, Atlas Pools is the only company on the Costa del Sol who are skilled and licensed in the use of PebbleTec. Atlas Pools will apply your chosen pebble and cement mixture by pump or manually to the interior surface of the pool. Specialised equipment is used to wash and expose the top layer of pebble, ensuring a beautiful, uniform finish.
The PebbleTec finish will outlive other pools on the Costa del Sol; while your neighbour is re-grouting their tiled pool, re-painting the pool coping or repairing cracks and bubbles in their fibreglass pool finish, you will be relaxing by your impeccable PebbleTec finished pool for many years to come. PebbleTec is available in a wide variety of colours, from golden tones to minty green and jade. You can choose the original earthy texture of PebbleTec, or the refined pebble texture of PebbleSheen or the smooth aggregate PebbleFina.
GARDEN MASTERPIECES BY DAY AND BY NIGHT
Atlas Garden´s landscape architect will work with you to design garden surrounds that balance beauty with
practicality and maintenance. Atlas Garden can guide you through landscape selections; choose from an array of materials, textures and finishes – for instance, natural or artificial rock, synchronised fountain displays, waterfalls and other innovative water design technologies to transform your outdoor space to an oasis of beauty and tranquillity. Your garden will come to life with an abundance of lush plants, trees and grassed areas.
After dark, your garden can adopt a different ambience altogether. Atlas Garden’s professional lighting designers are artists of outdoor living spaces. They can produce dramatic lightscapes – throwing shadows against walls, silhouetting trees, casting “objects d’art” at sunset and creating focal points through clever use of light reflection and movement. The qualified design and installation team at Atlas Garden have a vast imagination and an eye for detail.
Atlas Garden is also a professional garden and maintenance company; they can be long-term partners with you, ensuring your garden is wellkept, attractive and healthy so that it matures and adds value to your home. They are also a distributor for a wide selection of Aquavia Spas, making Atlas Group a comprehensive one-stop shop for all your building, garden and pool projects. Contact them today to begin bringing your visions to life, just in time for spring.
Centro Comercial Atenea, Local 1 y 17
Ctra. N-340, Km. 168, 29680 Estepona
Tel. (+34) 951 272 140 / www.atlas-pools.eu