Pool Construction Update: Concrete Strike in Metro Vancouver

You may not already be aware, but as of June 2022, a month-long labour dispute hit the foundation of Metro Vancouver’s construction industry. A strike by nearly 300 workers shut down 12 concrete operations, slashing the supply of concrete and stalling many projects. The Homebuilders Association Vancouver said large commercial and industrial projects are taking precedence for deliveries of what little … Read More

Our Shotcrete Pool Construction Process

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Concrete pools can be constructed with the shotcrete or gunite process. The difference is when the concrete mixes with the water. Shotcrete always refers to wet concrete that’s already fully mixed before it’s shot out of a hose. Scroll down below to view the steps to our shotcrete process at-a-glance! First, when constructing a concrete pool with the shotcrete method, … Read More

Famous Celebrity Pools we love

Celebrities frequently get noticed for everything they do, whether its something they achieve in pop culture, jet-setting to fabulous destinations, or – even more so during the pandemic – enjoying their everyday “downtime” at home like the rest of us. With the advent of social media and digital sharing platforms, we are now privy to a special glimpse into their … Read More

Vancouver Custom Pool Design

At GRN Pool & Landscape, we work with our customers every step of the way to custom create their dream outdoor space. This starts with brainstorming and designing, using our 3D video technology to the full pool installation, finished with the landscaping and hardscaping. This is one of our most favourite recent projects, which includes amazing water features, beautiful artificial … Read More

How to Make the Most of Your Small Backyard

Do you have a small backyard and lack inspiration on how to make it a usable, inviting outdoor space? As professional landscape and pool designers, we see outdoor spaces of all different sizes and know just how to make the most of yours, no matter the size. Our team has come up with a few tips and tricks to help … Read More

COVID-approved Things to Do this Spring in Vancouver

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Spring has finally sprung in Vancouver, and with continued public closures due to COVID-19, it’s important to prepare for some fun activities that you can do from the comfort and safety of home. To help you come up with some fun ideas, our team at GRN Pool has put together this quick list of some ideas the whole family will … Read More

Benefits of Having a Pool in Vancouver

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Pool ownership is not especially common in Vancouver — at least, not compared to other areas of Canada, and certainly not when compared to most areas in the United States. While it may be easy to write off the local climate as too wet or too mild for a swimming pool, there are many reasons why local pool owners are … Read More

Swim Spa vs. Pool

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Is there anything better than having a pool? It’s something we’ve all dreamed of since we were children. Swim spas, however, the relatively new swimming experience, have become a popular alternative to the traditional in-ground pool. Now, many people are wondering which is the better option for their backyard. While swim spas have some advantages, there are certain things you … Read More

Difference: Fibreglass vs Vinyl Liner vs Concrete Pools

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These days, there are plenty of different types of swimming pools to choose from, and we aren’t just talking about above or below ground pools. Whether you choose to install above ground or in-ground pool will actually contribute to determining which type of pool you can get. For now we will be sticking to three major pools which are most … Read More

Indoor Pool vs Outdoor Pool

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No matter what size or type you happen to have, spending time in and around your own swimming pool is a great way to pass the time. Swimming is a great exercise, and there is nothing more luxurious than laying poolside and enjoying the sunshine. While most pools are located outdoors, there are plenty of great examples of indoor pools … Read More