Luxury Backyard Redesign and Pool Renovation Dix Hills NY

luxury-backyard-redesign-and-pool-renovation-dix-hills-ny1Investing in a luxury backyard redesign and pool renovation can be a great way to increase the value of your home.  It can make your property more attractive to potential buyers and enhance your overall enjoyment of your outdoor space.  Gappsi recently completed a total backyard renovation in Dix Hills NY.

We remodeled the original vinyl pool that was built with steel walls.  A steel-walled pool is simply not a permanent structure while a concrete-walled pool is.  A steel wall pool boasts many advantages over other structures, especially in a freeze/thaw climate such as ours.  It is typically the least expensive option when compared to other pool structures. However, just because the pool itself is less expensive doesn’t mean you sacrifice the quality, aesthetics, and functionality of the pool.  A vinyl liner pool can be customized like a gunite or concrete pool and offers homeowners versatility in design options.

Why Upgrade Pool Plumbing System?

We installed new plumbing, new skimmers, new jets, and a new liner. In addition, the equipment was installed on the side, away from the living space.

There are many reasons to upgrade your pool plumbing system, including:

  • Water quality – Modern filters and pumps can improve water clarity and make it safer and healthier for swimming. They can also reduce the amount of chemicals needed to treat the water. For example, an ozone water purification system can neutralize bacteria and algae using natural minerals and low levels of chlorine.
  • Efficiency – Variable-speed pumps can be more efficient than single-speed pumps, using up to 90% less energy. They can also improve circulation, which helps the pool filter water more effectively.
  • Noise – Variable-speed pumps are quieter than single-speed pumps, which can make for a more peaceful pool experience.
  • Plumbing issues – Pool plumbing systems can deteriorate over time due to age and climate, and may develop issues like leaks or cracked pipes. PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a recommended plumbing material for in-ground pools because it’s durable and resistant to corrosion. If your plumbing is made of PVC, you should replace it if it becomes brittle or warped, or if you notice pinhole leaks.

luxury-backyard-redesign-and-pool-renovation-dix-hills-ny5 We installed synthetic turf in all the remaining areas on both sides of the house.  Artificial turf is a great alternative to natural grass for busy homeowners who don’t have the time to maintain a traditional lawn. It’s also much more forgiving than real grass, so you won’t have to worry about brown patches or bald spots. Plus, it’s low-maintenance and looks great all year long! 


Artificial turf has all the great features of traditional grass but without all the hassle! Busy homeowners no longer have to worry about mowing, weeding, or fertilizing their lawn, because all that is required for artificial turf is the occasional hosing down. Keeping turf clean is a common concern for pet owners, so we designed our turf to be the best for your furry friends!

luxury-backyard-redesign-and-pool-renovation-dix-hills-ny3Gappsi Natural Stone Collection – Fiorito Travertine G035

On the patio and pool coping we used G035 Fiorito Travertine selected from the Gappsi Natural Stone Collection.  The natural beauty of travertine makes it a popular choice for pool deck coping or as a decking material for the entire pool area. A travertine pool deck and travertine pool coping are great options for the following reasons:

  • It offers natural beauty with its earthy colors and interesting textures
  • It creates a non-slip surface
  • It isn’t hot to the touch, making it comfortable for bare feet
  • It’s durable enough to handle typical poolside activities
  • Luxury Backyard Redesign with Travertine

The same quality that makes travertine non-slip and comfortable to walk its porosity is the quality that makes it susceptible to staining. Because travertine is porous, it tends to soak up whatever spills on its surface, which can result in staining. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent stains from occurring:

  • Seal the surface.
  • Wash off spills as soon as they occur.
  • Choose a travertine that has less of a sponge-like texture, as it’s the holes and crevices that provide spots for things to seep into its pores.
  • If you have loose soil nearby that often gets onto the surface, make it a habit to spray dirt off the surface before it begins to stain.

Retaining Walls with Fiorito Travertine G035 – Luxury Backyard Redesign

We built a new retaining wall using cinder blocks, then veneered it with 2 inches of random-length Fiorito Travertine and coping to match the pool.  When it comes to retaining walls, also sometimes referred to as site walls, natural stone embodies the timeless look that most people associate with this type of application. Natural Stone Veneer offers a diverse range of colors, sizes, shapes, and textures to customize a stone veneer retaining wall to the exact aesthetic of the landscape.

luxury-backyard-redesign-and-pool-renovation-dix-hills-ny2Raised Excite Passion Spa

The Excite Passion Spa is a spacious spa that provides room for up to seven people. This top-of-the-line hot tub has a variety of massage experiences that will melt your stress away. The foot dome and volcano jet provide excellent therapy for your tired aching feet.

Gappsi is a dealer for Passion Spas. Passion Spas are sold through select dealers whose experience and commitment to quality and service match their own. 

We raised the spa and built a platform to the second-level patio connected by the stairs.  The top patio was also paved with Fiorito Travertine in a French pattern and the walls were also finished with 2-inch veneers and coping was used to match all other wall caps in the backyard.

Fountain Focal Point

Focal points can be restful, dramatic, or even whimsical.  Fountains and other water elements immediately attract attention in the garden, drawing one’s eyes to the movement of water and one’s ears to the soothing sound.

We installed a beautiful fountain with its own pool and landscape area designed by Henri Studio in this luxury backyard redesign.  This company specializes in hand-poured fountains and other expertly crafted products made in America. Their designs range from classic to contemporary, expertly crafted with an eye for detail and a timeless sensibility.  

luxury-backyard-redesign-and-pool-renovation-dix-hills-nyTo complete the backyard we installed synthetic turf in the remaining areas of the house.  This is the latest backyard renovation by Gappsi in Dix Hills NY. The Fiorito Travertine has beautiful variations of colors that cannot be reproduced with any other concrete products.  A unique soft blend of beige, golden, grays, maroons, and many other natural patterns that you can only find in the Fiorito travertine is available in the Gappsi Showroom.  Visit our showroom today!   


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