In-Floor Pool Cleaners


In-Floor Cleaning Systems

In-Floor Cleaning Systems

In-Floor pool cleaners are a system of pop-up heads on the floor of the pool that rise and spray in sequence. A manifold or distribution device changes the flow of water across banks of jets located in the steps and floor of the pool. The succession of jet banks directs debris towards the deep end, where it can be sucked up by the drains and skimmers. They are sold as an option to the more common type of pool cleaner that rolls around the pool floor, and vacuums debris into an attached bag, or in the case of suction cleaners, sucks it into the skimmer or pump basket. Read more…

Is Your Pool Leaking Water?


Check your pool for leaks

Check your pool for leaks

On average, swimming pools lose about a quarter of an inch of water each day, yet variations in wind intensity, humidity and sunlight can drastically change water loss rates.

Leaks in your pool system may be difficult to find for one of two reasons. First, if you have an autofill device, it will continue to keep the pool’s water level the same by adding water on a more frequent intermittent basis. Second, if you fill the pool yourself with a hose, you may not notice that you are adding water on a more frequent basis.

The average swimming pool will lose anywhere from 1/4″ to 1″ per week. If your water bill is higher than usual you may want to check to see if there is an on-going leak in the pool by trying the Bucket Test to determine whether the pool has a leak or is just experiencing routine water evaporation. Read more…

Spring Cleaning Your Pool


spring-pool

It’s time for spring cleaning for your swimming pool

As the Arizona weather warms up in the spring, we start to think about swimming in the pool again. Now that your pool has your attention there are some steps you need to take to ensure that it’s ready for the busy months ahead. Here are some things to make spring maintenance a breeze and help you to get in a routine for summer maintenance. Read more…

Creative Pool Features


Unique Pool Featres

Unique Pool Features

Having a pool is great but what if you had the option to add a little something more to it to make your outdoor oasis even more fun, more relaxing and more suitable for your lifestyle? Items like swim-up bars, built-in tables, and tanning ledges transform ordinary and dated pools into trendy and entertaining hotspots. Below are some of the coolest interior features for pools today that you may want to consider incorporating into your own pool:

Baja Shelf

Baja Step

Baja Step

Whether you plan to lay on the ledge directly or pull your deck chair right on in, a tanning edge is the ideal place to catch the best rays possible while staying cool. It is typically 5-8 inches deep and is situated at the perimeter of the pool. In some designs, the baja shelf (or tanning ledge) is placed near the deep end of the pool so kids can jump off it and so adults can comfortably supervise. Read more…

Outdoor Misting Systems


Unique Misting System

Unique Misting System

The temperatures in Arizona will be warming up soon and many people head for a refreshing dip in the pool. But how can you beat the heat outside the pool? One way to keep your outdoor space cooler and guests more comfortable is by including an outdoor misting system.

An outdoor misting system is a series of tubes and nozzles connected to a compressor that delivers water in a very fine mist, so fine that it serves to cool the air rather than just deliver moisture. The larger the area to be covered and the higher the tubing and spray heads are hung, the higher the pressure needed to deliver the cooling mist. So the cost of your misting system can be affected by the size and power of the compressor needed to deliver the water into the air. Compressors with higher pressure will be more expensive than smaller less pressurized ones. Read more…

Designing an Outdoor Kitchen


Unique Outdoor Kitchen

Unique Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor Kitchens are the Perfect Place in Spring for Dining in Your Arizona Backyard
When planning your outdoor kitchen, you have to consider the ambiance in addition to all the high-tech appliances. Whether you install a bar, purchase a large outdoor dining table, or both, you’ll want to build a comfortable area for you and your guests to eat. There are also other important factors to keep in mind when building an outdoor kitchen, such as…

Space and Location
Ideal space and location for outdoor kitchens is somewhere that’s easily accessible from the house and also out of the way of main traffic areas. Read more…

Pool Decking and Coping


Unique Patio

Unique Pool Decking

Inground pool decks are now given nearly as much attention as the interior design of the home.

Decorative concrete

Stained Concrete

Stained Concrete

One of the biggest trends in outdoor design today is a decorative concrete pool deck, a colored, textured and inviting area surrounding the pool that does more than provide a safe, slip-resistant deck for sunbathing and barbecuing. Decorative concrete has opened the doors to creating pool decks that complement the exterior of the home, meld with the outdoor environment, and replicate exotic and traditionally expensive materials such as slate, stone or even wood. Read more…

Pool Maintenance


Pool Maintenance

Pool Maintenance

Winter may give pool owners a bit of relief when it comes to swimming pool maintenance, but that doesn’t mean that pool cleaning should be completely forgotten. Some  of our clients may opt to hire a pool service  company  to perform their pool maintenance. By learning to do it yourself, you can save hundreds of dollars per year. The following information will help keep your pool water healthy and clear year round. Read more…

Unique Landscapes by Griffin of Phoenix, AZ. Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award


Best of Houzz 2015

Best of Houzz 2015

Unique Landscapes by Griffin of Phoenix, AZ. Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award

 Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World

 Phoenix, USA January 21, 2015Unique Companies of Phoenix, Arizona has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The BEST of the BEST swimming pool and landscape company was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. Read more…

Unique Glass Tile Designs


Copper Penny Glass Tile

Copper Penny Glass Tile

One of the hottest trends in pools and home décor these past few years has been glass tile.  Glass tile is a beautiful product that comes in so many shapes, colors and textures.  It can change a pool from a basic backyard oasis to an elegant, stunning work of art. It can run from affordable to the extremely expensive and everything in between.  But one thing that remains is the ability to transform any poolscape from bland to fabulous! Glass tile not only adds beauty and allure to swimming pools, but also, when installed properly, most types of glass tile represent the most durable of all swimming pool and spa surfaces. Take a look at the countless ways glass tile finishes can be used in pool and spa designs. Read more…


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