Baltimore Swimming Pool Renovations

Design Options

Pool Design Options

Your pool can be as basic or as unique as you desire.  There are many design options now available for swimming pools that can complement your backyard design and your lifestyle.  Some features can be installed as stand-alone components while others work best in concert with each other.  

The climate can sometimes play a major factor in determining what is practical when considering a pool design and the associated options.  Since pools in the Maryland area are typically closed for the winter, it is important to select a builder who understands the local climate and can assist in designing a pool with features that are aesthetically pleasing while also being simple to maintain year after year.  The items listed below are several of what we have found as the most common options for swimming pools being built in the Baltimore metro area.  

Add Your Personal Touch

Attached Spas for Your PoolIt is becoming more popular to combine a custom spa with the installation of a new inground swimming pool.  Spas can also be added later during a swimming pool remodel. 

The spa can provide a small gathering spot where the water can be heated quickly and efficiently to provide the best of both worlds – a relaxing spot to soak and a refreshing pool for splashing with the kids or swimming laps for exercise.

Pool Tile Design OptionsWith today’s wide assortment of swimming pool tile, coping and interior finishes, you can give your pool its own unique personality.  Frost-proof swimming pool tile is specially designed to withstand the freeze-thaw cycle to provide long lasting visual appeal. 

Choices range from a natural stone finish, to reflective glass tile, decorative tile and patterned colors to coordinate with existing landscape designs.  Mosaic tile designs are also available and custom mosaic images can even be designed from a photograph that you provide.

Browse through the Online Tile Catalog
Pool Surface Options
The choice of your swimming pool interior finish can have a dramatic effect on the appearance of the water in your pool. 

A white interior pool finish will enhance the brilliant blue reflection of the water, while a darker finish will provide a more subtle and natural reflection.

Browse through the Online Pool Surface Catalog 
Coping for Swimming PoolThe perimeter coping for your inground swimming pool acts as a cap for the top of the pool wall. There are four primary types of coping, made out of materials such as concrete, tile, travertine, stone or brick.  

The four primary types include bull nose, rough cut, cantilever and rolled edge coping.  By selecting the proper swimming pool coping, you can visually tie the decking (hardscapes) design to the pool tile and interior swimming pool finish.  

Browse through the Online Hardscape Catalog
Water Special Effects for PoolConsider accenting your pool with a unique water feature.  Water features are decorative pieces that can be added to any new pool or swimming pool renovation job and can easily become the focal point of your backyard while entertaining. 

Features can range from subtle waterfalls, rain showers and deck jets to ornate metal sculptures or glass filled water bowls complete with a fire display.  

Learn More by visiting our partner site:
Pentair Aquatic Systems 
Swimming Pool FirepitsFire always creates a great atmosphere for sparking up a conversation with family and friends. There are many options available for incorporating a fire and water feature into your pool design.

Fire pits can be installed during the project by using all matching materials or added as a later project. Today’s fire pits range from rustic wood burning settings to the ultra-modern gas powered fixtures. Let Buddy’s install a backyard fire pit to enhance your backyard or landscape setting and you will instantly have a gathering spot for great conversations.

Browse through the Online Firepit Catalog 

Transform your pool into a breathtaking nighttime oasis by selecting the right underwater lighting.  Colored LED light options provide a long lasting, energy-efficient way to set the right mood. 

Controllers are available to synchronize multiple light sources to produce light shows, just in case your mood is 1970’s disco.

Browse through the Online Catalog for Lighting Options   
Swimming Pool Automatic CoversAn automatic pool cover can provide several benefits as an option for your pool. 

The cover prevents evaporation and holds the heat in the water making your pool more environmentally friendly and up to 75% more energy efficient.   

Routine use of the cover can also provide an additional layer of safety when the pool is not in use. 

Browse through Aquamatic for More Details
Make your pool new again with a replacement inground pool liner.  Choose from a wide variety of interior patterns and colors

Buddy’s can handle the entire project from start to finish.  Our team of trained professionals start by measuring your pool to ensure a proper fit for the new liner.

Once the replacement liner has shipped, we handle everything you need to from draining your existing pool and removing the old liner to touching up the bottom, installing the liner and filling with fresh water.  

Winter Swimming Pool CoverKeep your swimming pool looking beautiful, and safe, all winter with a custom fit safety pool cover. 

A properly installed mesh safety cover can protect your pool and your family for many years. 

Our Meyco brand pool covers exceed all ASTM standards for safety as well as many local safety requirements.  



Store Hours

Store Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Appointments also available upon request

Buddy's Pool and Spas
10715 York Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
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Phone: 410-666-1800
Fax: 410-628-0442

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