Marble Pavers and pool copings Massapequa Park NY G040

Marble Pavers and pool copings Massapequa Park NY G040

Marble Pavers and pool copings Massapequa Park NY G040Backyard designed and installed in Massapequa Park NY. The entire patio was paved with G040 marble pavers selected from the Gappsi Stone collection. We also installed a raised patio with steps leading to the lower pool patio. The patio is used for a dining table and a barbecue grill. We also installed an Excite spa. Beautiful Spa is very functional. We installed a vinyl pool in a free form shape with steps in the shallow area and an extra large bench in the deep end. The pool depth is 45 inches in the shallow area and 66 inches in the deep end. We installed a water feature wall veneered with silver travertine random pattern and capt with g040 2 inch copings. 3 sheer descents were installed as water features spilling into the pool and wall washer lighting was installed to accent the walls and the water features. G040 marble pavers, very beautiful color variations, very relaxed patterns, combination of grays, silver golden veins and white accents. One of the best sellers of the Gappsi Stone collections.
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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Travertine pool coping and patio

Travertine-pool-coping-and-patioBackyard renovation in North Bellmore NY.  We removed the old patio and pool coping  and reinstalled a new walnut travertine patio  French Pattern . The job was just completed.  We’ re-marble dusted the pool with dark gray marble dust and porcelain tiles. New Bullnose coping  all in travertine. It was a very old pool and we made it into a brand new  finished pool with all new equipment. 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

 

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Gunite pool builders in Roslyn Harbor NY

Gunite pool builders in Roslyn Harbor NYGappsi  just completed this project in Roslyn Harbor NY. We installed a 25×60 gunite pool. The pool is equipped with a very large sundeck and a spa raised and centered at the sundeck,  spilling over into the pool. The coping for the spa and the pool is Indiana Limestone and the patio we used Italian porcelain. Underneath the coping waterline we used porcelain tiles. We also used these as tiles markers at the edges of the steps in front of the spa there is a very large bench and steps to go down into the pool. In the back we build  a raised patio with 2 columns and spill over water ball with LED lights underneath the raised patio coping.  We installed 3 led sheer descends the rest of the patio was veneered with quartzite stones. The pool finish is diamond bright tahoe blue in the center of the pool. We installed a mosaic of 3 dolphins swimming around a ball. the pool is 5 feet deep at its deepest it is not a diving pool, it is more of a play pool. We installed 6 led laminar spilling into the pool. The pool has plenty of water features and LED lights.

 

 

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Rock waterfall construction in Lake Grove NY

Rock waterfall construction in Lake Grove NYThis waterfall it’s been designed and built by Gappsi in Lake Grove NY as part of a large backyard project that includes a custom gunite swimming pool, pavilion, patio, and full landscaping. Natural Long Island boulders were used for the risers and bluestone shelves for the water cascades. We created steps on both sides of the grotto, on the waterfall side, and by the slide, for the kids to get to the top of the grotto and jump in the pool. For the landscaping, we used small plants and grasses to decorate the waterfall and slide, and evergreens along the back to create privacy from the neighboring house.

 

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Gunite pool built in Lloyd Harbor NY

Gunite pool built in Lloyd Harbor NY20×55 Gunite pool totally completed with the patio and the landscaping. The pool has a spa, and a sundeck. The finish is a super blue quartz diamond bright, we installed  bluestone coping for the swimming pool, autocover box and spa. There is a diving board and an auto cover. We did a stand ledge along one side of the pool. This way the kids from the diving board can just go to the right, step on the ledge and walk to the steps. The patio pavers are Gappsi natural stones.

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G043 Marble pavers installed in Aquebogue, NY

G043 Marble pavers installed in Aquebogue, NYThis is our G43 Marble Pavers, sandblasted and brushed. Installed in Aquebogue NY. The Sheer descend structure was built with the marble split face veneer. Very beautiful marble, very nice finish on it. The coping is just sandblasted marbled. These are light colored but are also very cool to the touch.

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Gunite To Vinyl Conversion on Long Island

Gunite To Vinyl Conversion on Long IslandThis Gunite swimming pool was built in 1960 and it lasted for about 60 years, in the last 4 years for some strange reason the pool shel started developing some cracks and got worse every year to the point that the pool totally cracked in half and started licking badly to the point of not being repareble. The cost of replacing this gunite swimming pool would have been tremendous and the clients had no budget for that. Not only the cost of redoing the pool but also the cost of removing the old pool and all the damage that would have accrued to the yard and the landscaping , irrigation fence and the entire patio would have needed to be replaced. We proposed to remodel the pool and reshape the inside to accommodate a custom vinyl liner, we added a sundeck with 12 inches of water and reshape the pool deep end to make it more with straight ankles instead of a bowl shape that it’s usually a gunite. This gunite swimming pool conversion came out very nice. We used a liner with a pattern of a terrazzo looking finish that makes the pool look like it’s a gunite pool with no border at the top. When doing a Gunite To Vinyl Conversion it’s expected that the liner might show some imperfections or some minor wrincles, the clients has to understand that a vinyl pool construction is built with angles a gunite pool is more rounded shaped inside, and the liners are a little more difficult to be measured.

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G040 Marble Pavers Dix Hills NY

G040 Marble Pavers Dix Hills NYThis is our newest installation in Dix Hills NY. We remodeled the pool, installed a new liner, new equipment and new sheer descends with stone structure. We installed a new patio with the G40 natural stones. One of the most beautiful stones we ever had. This stone is very durable, will never change color, will never ware, will never weather, guaranteed. I actually installed this same exact project 25 years ago. We just remodeled it, beautiful.

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Custom gunite swimming pool built in Lake Grove NY

Custom gunite swimming pool built in Lake Grove NY
This is our newest installation the G44. The project is almost complete. All we have to do is finish the inside of the pool. It will be super blue, diamond bright. The job is ready to be used. This is the waterfall, it has its own separate pump. This is a little patio, we still have to do some catch up with the landscaping. This is the slide. We are just about finished with the Pavillion. It is custom build with Azec. The kitchen built with the newest Eldorado pre casted cabinets reinforced with fiberglass cement. We will take a final video when the work is 100% complete.

 

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