Sandstone Porcelain Pavers Huntington NY Supplier Installer

Sandstone Porcelain Pavers Huntington NY Supplier Installer

Sandstone Porcelain Pavers Huntington NY Supplier InstallerBackyard Renovation in Huntington Bay NY. We installed porcelain pavers throughout the backyard pool patio and house patio. We installed a self contained wall fountain. This tree was existing and we installed the patio around. The pool was totally remodeled with new blue stone coping, new porcelain tiles in the water line and the all patio was porcelain pavers. Place is fully landscaped. The job is two years old. Gappsi is a complete backyard designer and builder, from landscaping design and construction, masonry including retaining walls, pool patios and copings, stairs and porches, basement entrances, stucco and cultured stone veneers. Gunite, Fiberglass and vinyl swimming pools, home remodeling and construction including estentions, roofing and sidings, windows and doors, kitchens and bath, decks and railings, synthetic turf, sports courts, putting greens, basketball courts, bocce courts and dog run playgrounds, we provide holiday and landscape lighting, for residential and commercial installations.Furnitures shrink wrapping,we carry passion spas hot tubs, we provide cleaning , sealing and restoration of old paver patios like Cambridge and Nicolock. We offer a fiscal display of outdoor appliences including Twin Eagle, Delta, Primo. AMG, Summerset, Summit outdoor refrigerator, Fontana, and Alfa Ovens. And our own line of italian made brick ovens with many models to choose from. Our showroom desplay includes the most beautiful and unique natural stones for patios , walkways and driveways from Limestones, travertine, granite, marble and sandstone. Gappsi knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dream. We also provide These services in the following areas of Eastern Long Island, Western Long, Island, North-Shore long Island, South-Shore Long Island, Suffolk County, Nassau County, Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip, Smithtown, Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, East Norwich and both Nassau and Suffolk County. In addition, Gappsi provides all the following products and services: Landscape Designing, Swimming pools, Home Remodeling, Sports Courts, Outdoor Appliances, Pavingstone Cleaning and Sealing, Holiday Lights, Epoxy Floors, Shrink Wrap Services, Landscape, Masonry, Natural Stone, Granite, Marble, Travertine, Limestone, Porcelain.

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Italian Bread Made At The Gappsi Oven!

Italian Bread Made At The Gappsi Oven!

Italian Bread Made At The Gappsi Oven!This week we tried a different flour to make the italian bread and it came out great. We are planning to use a different combination of flour and engridiants next week. Join our newsletter to join our future bread and pizza making events Best brick oven sold on long island NY Gappsi is a complete backyard designer and builder, from landscaping design and construction, masonry including retaining walls, pool patios and copings, stairs and porches, basement entrances, stucco and cultured stone veneers. Gunite, Fiberglass and vinyl swimming pools, home remodeling and construction including estentions, roofing and sidings, windows and doors, kitchens and bath, decks and railings, synthetic turf, sports courts, putting greens, basketball courts, bocce courts and dog run playgrounds, we provide holiday and landscape lighting, for residential and commercial installations.Furnitures shrink wrapping,we carry passion spas hot tubs, we provide cleaning , sealing and restoration of old paver patios like Cambridge and Nicolock. We offer a fiscal display of outdoor appliences including Twin Eagle, Delta, Primo. AMG, Summerset, Summit outdoor refrigerator, Fontana, and Alfa Ovens. And our own line of italian made brick ovens with many models to choose from. Our showroom desplay includes the most beautiful and unique natural stones for patios , walkways and driveways from Limestones, travertine, granite, marble and sandstone. Gappsi knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dream. We also provide These services in the following areas of Eastern Long Island, Western Long, Island, North-Shore long Island, South-Shore Long Island, Suffolk County, Nassau County, Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip, Smithtown, Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, East Norwich and both Nassau and Suffolk County. In addition, Gappsi provides all the following products and services: Landscape Designing, Swimming pools, Home Remodeling, Sports Courts, Outdoor Appliances, Pavingstone Cleaning and Sealing, Holiday Lights, Epoxy Floors, Shrink Wrap Services, Landscape, Masonry, Natural Stone, Granite, Marble, Travertine, Limestone, Porcelain.

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Automated Pool Safety Auto-Covers 

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Automated Pool Safety Auto-Covers Pros And Cons 

  • Minimizes the use of electric, oil, or gas consumption
  • Extends your swimming pool usage season
  • Can be used as a winter cover in place of the mesh cover
  • Prevents rainwater from entering the pool water and unbalancing the chemicals.
  • Prevents unattended kids or pets from falling in open water
  • Extends the life of the equipment 
  • Saves on chemicals and extends the life of the liner
  • Highest resale value for your house
  • Highest savings on backyard construction
  • Freedom of design for your backyard layout.
  • Saves on maintenance and cost of opening and closing the pool for the seasons 

The only con to an Automated Pool Safety Auto-Covers is that it can only be installed on a rectangular pool. If you are thinking of installing a freeform pool, trying to adopt an auto safety cover might not be possible or worth it due to the very high cost of the installation. But many times, new pool owners that are in the market for a new swimming pool and plan on installing a freeform pool, only do that because they like the look of a freeform pool. They don’t realize that a freeform swimming pool will cost more than a rectangular one and offers no benefit over a rectangular pool. Starting with the cost of a mesh winter cover, it’s always 50% more then if the mesh cover was installed on a rectangular pool. The pool stone coping is also 50% more than if the pool is rectangular and the patio is also more due to the access labor and waist of material to cut the stones around the swimming pool. A freeform pool will also take up much more space in a backyard to be able to offer the floor space as a rectangular one. 

The benefits of owning a swimming pool equipped with an Automated Pool Safety Auto-Covers are many. Homeowners in the market looking to purchase a swimming pool sometimes are not educated by their pool contractor and most often focus on items that are less important for the large investment. A safety auto-cover is one item but the benefits that it offers by far surpass the cost of buying one, you just need to educate yourself on them. Most of the time consumers don’t, mainly because they don’t find the right contractor that takes the time to educate the consumer on the benefits a safe electric auto-cover offers.

At Gappsi, as experienced pool builders and residential outdoor living designers and builders, we have incorporated and built many backyards with swimming pools equipped with safety auto-covers. We have calculated that operating and owning a swimming pool without an auto-cover could cost more than paying principal and financing charges if you have to get financing to install a safety auto-cover on your new swimming pool.

Many Homeowners ask how problematic Automated Pool Safety Auto-Covers are and what their maintenance is.

Installed properly, a pool auto-cover will have very few issues. With the experience of having installed many covers for our clients on Long Island NY for the past 20 years, we still promote auto-covers to our new clients because we know from our previous customers that they have always thanked us for educating and talking them into installing a safety auto-cover on their new pool. A safety auto-cover is a very simple mechanism, an electric motor, a solar rubberized fiber mesh reinforced cover, stain steel pulleys and nylon ropes. The auto-cover might need services from time to time if you see that the leading aluminum bar in front of the cover doesn’t close tight or doesn’t stay parallel with the pool stone coping that it closes against. But by experience with our cover installations, we have had situations where the cover was 12 years old and was never serviced and still going as smother as a Swiss watch. There are 3 principles we tell our customers to follow: 

  1. Never open the auto cover with rain water on it! The auto cover comes equipped with a pump attached to a garden hose, all you have to do place the pump on the auto cover next to the pool coping and the weight of the pump creates a low spot. All the rainwater will go towards it and the pump will activate by itself when it senses water and shuts off when it doesn’t.
  2. Always make sure that you don’t produce excess chlorine in the swimming pool. Most, if not all swimming pools today are equipped with a saltwater chlorine generator. It is very important that you set the generator to produce just enough chlorine and not more than what’s necessary. For example, on a 20×40 pool, the salt chlorine generator will work on approx. at 70% capacity. In the same 20×40 pool equipped with a safety auto cover, the salt chlorine generator must be set between 7 to 12% capacity of chlorine making. This is because if you make too much chlorine, it will be trapped under the cover and eventually make the cover rubber tarp become brittle and dry, and that will cause the tarp to eventually rip. But this is also a benefit by minimizing the amount of chlorine making when you own a safety auto-cover. Your salt chlorine generator cell will last you a long time before you need to replace it. It will work fewer hours and also you will swim in much healthier water that contains the least amount of chlorine and other chemicals. 
  3. The third rule is that you have to remember that any one in the household that uses the pool has to know and follow these 2 very simple principles, and you will love the auto-cover and enjoy the pool more than you have to work maintaining it. 

Below are the benefits of owning a swimming pool equipped with an auto-cover 

  • An Automated Pool Safety Auto-Covers is the best option you can add to your swimming pool, it’s a solar cover that minimizes the cost of fuel electric, oil, or gas that you will need to heat your swimming pool. It keeps the temperature of the water 10 to 15 degrees hotter. If you have a heater in the pool the auto-cover will limit the amount of time the heater would run to heat up the swimming pool water. This could save you up to 75% of the cost of the fuel bill.  
  • A safety auto-cover will extend your season. You will be able to open the pool as soon as the freezing season is over, and run the pool just to keep water sanitized and as soon the weathers allows you will be ready to use it, or if you have some warm days and you have a gas or oil heater, you can spot heat the swimming pool just for that day. You will also be a better customer to the company that opens and closes your pool because they can do it off season not in the peak of the season when everyone wants their pool opened
  • Automated Pool Safety Auto-Covers can be used as a winter cover in place of the mesh. This will eliminate installing anchors in your patio to tie the mesh cover straps, not only the cover and straps don’t look clean during the time that the pool is closed, but during snow falls the snow accumulating on the mesh cover would apply wait and thus pulling on the straps and put lifting leverage on the patio pavers resulting in unevenness of the patio and also discoloration of the pavers that are covered under the cover the overlaps the pool patio.
  • The auto-cover prevents rain water from entering the pool and overflowing the pool and changing the chemistry of the pool water and unbalancing the chemicals. Every time it rains and especially in the summertime during hot days, not only the rainwater goes into the pool, but also all the dust that is in the dry air. Every time that it rains you would have to clean the pool or have a robot cleaner in the pool at all times, and you will also have to balance chemicals and pump excess water from the pool. 
  • Auto-cover prevents unattended kids or pets from falling in open water. When you buy an auto-cover you are buying a safety feature that will protect your loved ones from danger. Auto covers are not made to play and jump on but sometimes kids do under the supervision of adults. Safety auto covers eliminate the cost of installing safety fences around swimming pools and also the use of the alarm system mostly requested by town inspectors to obtain final CEO’s.
  • Safety pool auto-cover extends the life of equipment, when you have a safety auto-cover the benefits are more than you could ever imagine. Your equipment starting with the pump will work to minimum just enough to circulate the water in the pool to make chemicals like the chlorine from the salt water, also the filter doesn’t need to be backwashed as often and in many situations you don’t have to backwash it at all, because at the end of the season the filter gets taken apart and and that is the time that you will clean the filter and put it back in the following season. The Salt cell also will last longer than usual because it only works a few hours during a season when your pool has an auto-cover. 
  • An Automated Pool Safety Auto-Covers saves on chemicals and extends the life of the liner by protecting the pool water from the sun rays. Very little chlorine is needed to maintain the pool water free of bacteria and also prevents chlorine from evaporating in the air. A safety auto cover will protect your liners from fading. When you winterize a vinyl pool with a mesh cover, you will have to lower the water in the pool to allow the new water that rains from September to May of the following season. If you don’t do that, the pool will overfill and all leaves that fall on mesh cover will get stuck and deteriorate. When you lower the water in a vinyl, pool the part of the liner that becomes exposed out of the water will start to dry and will shrink in a matter of weeks. This over time will cause the liner from pulling off the track resulting in eyesore but also eventually damage and shorten the life of the liner.
  • A safety swimming pool auto-cover has the highest resale value of all the home improvements that you will do at your house over the years. One day you might sell your house for many good reasons, that day the new home buyer will be the most important person in your life, because you will try to get the most dollars for the house. Having an auto-cover on the swimming pool will be very easy to sell to the next homeowner. You will have a broader audience of potential buyers that will appreciate the auto cover benefits and safety. Also having a rectangular pool will help because many people are more accepting of a rectangular pool then they are of a free formed one.
  • Installing a safety auto-cover will help you get the highest savings on backyard construction, starting with the fact that you would not need a mash winter cover. That is a savings of 20% of the total cost of the auto-cover. You will not need to install a fence to protect your loved ones from the open swimming pool, in most cases when installing a swimming pool in your yard, if you don’t plan to install a safety auto-cover, you will put the pool further away from the house for the following reasons:
  1. Just in case you might want to enclose the pool area or you might want to install the fence in the future
  2. You are going to use the pool for only 3 months if you don’t have an auto-cover, so you might not like to have to close to the house because the mesh cover straps might be in your way when you walk next to the pool. Or just because they are not appealing to the eye
  3. When you install a safety fence around your swimming pool there is a great chance your patio cost will increase because it’s separate from your house patio and you are creating a separate living area and for sure will spend more money on the patio area just for the simple reason that there are separate living areas in your backyard. When you have a safety auto-cover installed on your pool your house patio and pool patio are together and the overall sq ft will be less, and less cost to you to accomplish the same thing
  • When you install an Automated Pool Safety Auto-Covers on your swimming pool, you have freedom of design for your back yard layout. You can pretty much put the pool any way you like, you will have no obstruction of a fence, you don’t have to worry about if your or your neighbors trees canopy over the pool. You don’t have to consider the sunny area in your backyard. You can pretty much build the pool area anywhere in the yard without jeopardizing the rest of the yard grass or play area.
  • Savings on maintenance and cost of opening and closing the pool for the seasons, the difference of winterizing a pool with an auto cover or without could range between $500 to $1000 dollars more for opening and closing the pool. In the spring time when your pool service company opens the pool that has a mesh cover, they most likely will have to make a few trips back to get the water free of bacteria that has created during the time that the pool was closed, caused by the sunrays that go through the mesh cover and by the rainwater that has entered to pool through the mesh cover. This results in your pool water turning green and that will translate in cost of man-hours coming back to shock, vacuum, and balance water chemistry a few times in the pool opening season. Also, several men are required to take off the mesh cover from the pool at the opening and also at closing. With a solid safety auto-cover your pool water in springtime if it’s not crystal clear it’s going to be very close to it, requiring fewer chemicals, less shock, and less chlorine from the beginning to the end of the all pool season and closed season.

Gappsi is an Automated Pool Safety Auto-Covers Retailer, designer, and installer serving Nassau and Suffolk County Long Island NY. Please call 631-543-1177.

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L shaped outdoor kitchen Built In Smithtown NY

L shaped outdoor kitchen Built In Smithtown NY

L shaped outdoor kitchen Built In Smithtown NYThis outdoor kitchen was built with Boral eldorado cement fiber reinforced cabinets. Over a 6 inches poured concrete footing , travertine mocha veneer was used to face the bbq structure shell, all Twein Eagle appliances were used : 42 inches grill, bar sink and access doors with a summit 24 inches refrigerator. On one side of the island, a raised bar area was built for a 42 inches tall stool sitting area. The patio surrounding the bbq island is a natural sand stone from the Gappsi stone collection. Gappsi is a complete backyard designer from landscaping, masonry and gunite and vinyl swimming pools, home remodeling and construction, synthetic turf, sports courts, putting greens, basketball courts, bocce courts and dog run playgrounds.. Gappsi knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dream. We also provide These services in the following areas of Eastern Long Island, Western Long, Island, North-Shore long Island, South-Shore Long Island, Suffolk County, Nassau County, Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip, Smithtown, Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, East Norwich and both Nassau and Suffolk County. In addition, Gappsi provides all the following products and services: Landscape Designing, Swimming pools, Home Remodeling, Sports Courts, Outdoor Appliances, Pavingstone Cleaning and Sealing, Holiday Lights, Epoxy Floors, Shrink Wrap Services, Landscape, Masonry, Natural Stone, Granite, Marble, Travertine, Limestone, Porcelain.

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Driveway And Front Entrance Installed with marble stairs in Dix Hills NY

Driveway And Front Entrance Installed with marble stairs in Dix Hills NY

Driveway And Front Entrance Installed with marble stairs in Dix Hills NY In this residence in Dix Hills New York we redid the entire front of the house landscaping, retaining walls and driveway. The driveway was paved with asphalt and bordered with Belgium blocks. Also the driveway aprons were paved with Belgium blocks and on each side of the driveway we did the column with lights and a little decorative retaining wall. All the planters and retaining walls were veneered with silver travertine on random patterns and kept with the g43 marble coping. All landscaping was redone and the front door entrance consists of several platforms with accent lights and columns and also a sitting area, porch, the
veneer on the face of the house was done with the silver travertine random pattern. Every planting bed was retained with retaining walls veneered with silver travertine and capped with the marble coping.

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Pizza Dessert Made at the Gappsi Oven

Pizza Dessert Made at the Gappsi Oven

Pizza Dessert Made at the Gappsi Oven Today we tried a new recipe, a pizza dessert made with pizza dough and coated with Nutella and covered with sliced banana and marshmallow. We made pizza dough from double
: 00 cinque stagioni flour, baked the pizza first and then we spread the nutella and placed the banana slices and the strawberries over it and also placed marshmallows on it and then we put it in the oven for about a minute.

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Silver Travertine Pool Patio And Coping Wantagh Nassau County NY

Silver Travertine Pool Patio And Coping Wantagh Nassau County NY

 Silver Travertine Pool Patio And Coping Wantagh Nassau County NYThis is a backyard in Wantagh NY. Was totally renovated starting with the pool replumbed, new liner, and new equipment. On the patio we used a silver travertine French Pattern and the coping around the pool is two inches G36 travertine. The homeowner nicely decorated the backyard with furniture. We built a gas fire feature, a fire pit with granite top and the fire burner is covered with tumbled blue glass. We also built a custom pavilion, shrimped with azac moldings and cedar. We also built a very large u shaped outdoor kitchen with all outdoor appliances and wood burning oven. The island was built with borrell eldorado cabinets and veneered with silver travertine and granite countertops. Very exotic look and beautifully done.
Some of the products used to build this free standing custom pavilion with outdoor kitchen
• 18×20 structure supported by 4 6×6 steel tubing
• asphalt structural shingles GAF High definition colors collection
• columns and fascia wrapped with Azek
• soffit and cathedral ceiling finish with select/clear no knots 6×6 T&G cedar planks 5/8 of an inch thick
• soffit vented and cedar painted with clear protective finish paint/sealer
Gappsi is a complete backyard designer from landscaping, masonry and gunite and vinyl swimming pools, home remodeling and construction, synthetic turf, sports courts, putting greens, basketball courts, bocce courts and dog run playgrounds.. Gappsi knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dream. We also provide These services in the following areas of Eastern Long Island, Western Long, Island, North-Shore long Island, South-Shore Long Island, Suffolk County, Nassau County, Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip, Smithtown, Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, East Norwich and both Nassau and Suffolk County. In addition, Gappsi provides all the following products and services: Landscape Designing, Swimming pools, Home Remodeling, Sports Courts, Outdoor Appliances, Pavingstone Cleaning and Sealing, Holiday Lights, Epoxy Floors, Shrink Wrap Services, Landscape, Masonry, Natural Stone, Granite, Marble, Travertine, Limestone, Porcelain.

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Marble Pavers Pool Patio, Coping and Steps Dix Hills NY-G043

Marble Pavers Pool Patio, Coping and Steps Dix Hills NY-G043

Marble Pavers Pool Patio, Coping and Steps Dix Hills NY-G043 This job is all complete backyard
remodeling. Starting with the pool we did the all new plumbing, all new equipment and new liner. We installed a new coping and patio throughout the backyard with the G43 marble pavers. It’s A beautiful beige marble  with a variation of beige whites and browns. The all backyard is completed with the same stones. We installed a wood burning fireplace also veneered with
silver travertine random size. Throughout the entire backyards retaining wall and steps we installed Marble coping treads 2 inches thick g43 and all the walls with silver travertine random size veneers. We installed a new stoop for the backyard entrance sliding door. The indoor fireplace was also veneered to match all the rest of the backyard. An outdoor kitchen was
built using the same material and also with Eldorado precast cabinets and veneered with silver travertine and granite counter tops With a bar area. Very unique material and design. We broke down the retaining walls with columns accenting the entrance from the driveway.

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Limestone Pool Patio and Coping G044 Islip NY

Limestone Pool Patio and Coping G044 Islip NY

Limestone Pool Patio and Coping G044 Islip NY20×40 Vinyl pool built in East Islip NY with Concrete Walls and G044 limestone for the patio and the pool coping. In the shallow area of the pool we installed stadium stairs. The pool is equipped with an autocover and we installed a gunite spa finished with Durazzo quarts finish and polished. The spa coping goes across the top of the spa wall and openings were left below to make spa water spill into the pool and gets filtered and sinetized.The spa can be used by itself and the temperature can go up to 104 degrees using the heater to just heat up the spa. The pool is also equipped with an automation system to control the spa and the pool, lights and also the heather. On the deep end we installed steps and a bench. The pool depth is 45inches to 66 inches. The equipment is al pentair. We used a variable speed pump and single drive pump for the spa. Cartridge filter, pentair automation and 143000 btus gas heater dual electrical and gas burning. This will keep the pool temperature consistent. The gas part of the heather is when the customer uses the spa to bring the temperature up fast. We also installed a hair blower for mixing the water with air to create the bubbling into the spa.

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Cambridge pavers driveway Dix Hills NY

Cambridge pavers driveway Dix Hills NYJust completed this Cambridge installation on the driveway, with taffy  onyx and Sahara chestnut combination. The installation was done over a poured concrete base. We applied polymeric san to fill up the joints. We made an inlay for a court yard look by the garage area .This is another happy customer!

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