The Pool Builder’s Blog

Our blog is meant to give our visitors an overview of the quality and creativity of our pool design work, as well as practical information about pool maintenance and the ins and outs of owning a pool. Scroll down this page to discover our blog posts.

Over the last 40 years of building pools in the Tucson area, you can understand that we have been met by many, many different challenges: dry weather and high temperatures, land configuration, hard or muddy soil, natural catastrophes, technological advances, changes in materials and processes, etc. That we are still “alive and kicking” despite 4 deep economic recessions is a testament to the prudence of our management and the durability of our pools. This is something you can count on: after 40 years of continuous business, you can easily see for yourself that we are not a fly-by-night operation.

This is essential for the safety of your investment. Whether you dip into your savings or take a loan to install a pool in your backyard, you are making a major commitment that you will have to support for years to come. A pool brings value to your home but it also costs a significant amount of money and its upkeep takes time. It is therefore very important for you to make the right choice when selecting your pool contractor. Are they local or from out-of-town? How long have they been in the market? What kind of pools have they built? How many pools have they built? Can you visit their offices and discuss with their staff? Do they have design awards? Can they bring you to some of their customers’ homes so that you look at their work?

Our blog is just a first tool of communication with our work. Please take the time necessary to look at what we built and what we advise, and then call Rob Staples at (520) 881-2777 to make an appointment. We can receive you in our office (we own our own building at 4325 E Grant Rd) or visit you at your residence if it is more practical and you want us to look at your backyard. Our first discussions will focus on understanding your purpose for owning a pool, how you intend to use it and what challenges you face.

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company. We won’t waste your time.


 

Klinger Constructors Praises Cimarron for Commercial Pool Job | Jul 01, 2016

Jim Werkmeister, Sr. Vice President of Klinger Constructors, LLC praised Cimarron Circle for the completion of a pool construction project carried out by Cimarron Circle under Klinger. The community pool has been built in the amenity center of an active adult community in Albuquerque, NM.

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New Pool at the Hacienda del Sol Resort | Apr 04, 2016

When the owners of Hacienda del Sol decided to redesign the hotel pool in the context of a larger re-looking endeavor, Cimarron Circle was picked among several high-end pool contractors because of our long history of building well-engineered pools with a stunning design.

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Pool at Ventana Canyon Racquet Club | Dec 11, 2015

We just completed the construction of this large commercial pool and spa at Ventana Canyon Racquet Club. Esconsed in the top layer of the Foothills, the Ventana Canyon Racquet Club offers spectacular views of the mountains and a wonderful quality of air. The swimming pool had to offer the same quality as the amenities proposed to the members.

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We built their pool: Terri & Gene share their experience | Nov 24, 2015

The 13,500-gallon in-ground swimming pool is encased in a light tan travertine deck, designed in an elegant 4-piece Versailles pattern. The travertine originates from Turkey…

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Cimarron Circle Helps Marana Couple Win Best Outdoor Living Award | Nov 16, 2015

Oh well… We never get tired of winning design awards or helping our clients win them. In these circumstances, Patty and Mark Smallsreed of Marana, AZ snatched the top award for their breathtaking backyard and sparkling curved pool…

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What are “Spools”? The hybrid solution for small backyards | Oct 13, 2015

A spool is a cross between a spa and a pool. It is actually a small pool with benches and jets like a spa. The primary advantage of a spool is that it doesn’t take up much room. This is good for smaller yards. Another advantage is that it does not take long to heat up, therefore the cost to heat and the wait for it to heat are much lower and shorter than with a pool….

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A short guide to various types of pool finishes | Aug 19, 2015

The surface or finish of your pool will not only determine how it looks and feels, but also how much maintenance you can expect and at what cost. There are a number of decision factors to consider, for which additional advice from a licensed pool contractor will be necessary.

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How to prepare and throw a great pool party – Part II | Aug 03, 2015

In the first part of this article about “how to throw a successful pool party”, we discussed invitations, food & beverages, decoration ideas, music and party supplies. In this second part, we discuss safety and security measures, pool chemicals, insurance and the after-party clean-up (with suggestions to reduce clean-up chores).

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How to prepare a successful pool party – Part I | Aug 03, 2015

Probably the best way to start the new swimming season is to put together a pool party with family, friends and even social acquaintances. Whether it is a small party with your closest buddies, a social gathering or a birthday celebration in the family, the most essential planning takes place prior to sending your invitations.

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In Business Since 1978… and still A+ with the BBB | Jul 31, 2015

Cimarron Circle has been building pools for Tucson families since 1978, some 37 years ago (at the date of writing). In almost 4 decades of being in business, we have maintained an outstanding service record with our clients, as attested by the A+ rating that the BBB has awarded us continuously since 2004. This is a testament to the quality of our process, our planning and our people. Few pool builders in Tucson can pride themselves of having maintained an A+ rating for some many years. Even fewer can build any type of pool super, from the regular kidney-shape family pool to the super- sophisticated rooftop pool. Cimarron Circle can do it all.

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3D Pool Renderings Help Homeowners and Pool Builders Visualize and Design Intelligent Projects | Jul 20, 2015

As for any significant pool construction project, Cimarron Circle starts with a 3D rendering of the swimming pool and the area around it. This example of a pool 3D rendering shows the pool and the property in daylight and at night. Illumination plays a huge role in the homeowners’ experience with their pool and their backyard, and 3D renderings are unique in their capacity to show the appeal of a design at night.

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Comparing Pool Deck Materials – Part II | Jul 20, 2015

This is the second part of our article on a variety of choices of materials to build a pool deck. Part I covered artistic pavers, natural stone, concrete and travertine. This part covers bricks, grass and turf, and wood.

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Pool Deck Materials – A Comparison – Part I | Jul 20, 2015

Pool decks add personality to your home and therefore, selecting the right materials to build them is important. Your choice will be guided by a variety of considerations such as whether your pool is above-ground or in-ground, cost, maintenance requirements, durability, local climate, aesthetics and lifestyle (do you have an active social life? Children?)

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Pros and Cons of Saltwater Pools | Jun 17, 2015

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How is a swimming pool built? | May 28, 2015

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Pool and spa combination for a townhouse in Tucson | Apr 23, 2015

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3D rendering of El Corredor pool | Apr 03, 2015

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3D pool renderings: visualizing before building | Apr 01, 2015

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Vanishing edge pool and spa in black granite | Apr 01, 2015

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Raised vanishing edge pool and spa | Apr 01, 2015

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Vanishing edge pool with a fountain | Apr 01, 2015

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Vanishing edge pool with two offset containers | Apr 01, 2015

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Glass wall vanishing edge pool | Apr 01, 2015

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Vanishing edge pool with a tear shape | Apr 01, 2015

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Raised negative edge pool | Apr 01, 2015

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Classic pool and spa with water jets | Apr 01, 2015

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How To Choose a Landscaper | Dec 24, 2013

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Change the Dynamic of Your Backyard with a Ramada | Dec 05, 2013

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