Best of Houzz 2016


Unique Landscapes and Custom Pools of Phoenix Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

 Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

 Phoenix, AZ, February 1st 2016Unique Landscapes by Griffin & Custom Pools of Arizona has won “Best Of Customer Service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The Custom Landscapes and Pools Design Company was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz. [Read more…]

8 Ways to Enjoy Your Patios, Pools, and Spas through the Winter Months


Summer may be long over, but that doesn’t mean that the good times on the patio and in the pool and spa need to come to an end.  Here’s a list of 8 ways that you can still keep your outdoor living space fun this season:

1. Bring On the Heat
Adding a heat source is one sure way to create an inviting outdoor space for yourselves and guests to enjoy. Choose from tabletop designs or full-sized patio heaters to add both warmth and ambiance to your pool and patio area. Also adding a pizza over or outdoor BBQ can heat up your backyard as well as making a delicious meal at the same time.

2. Create Fire
A heat source may make the area warm, but fire features are what will draw friends and family members outdoors. From simple pits to ornate fireplaces homeowners can pick and choose the features they want to create the atmosphere they desire. [Read more…]

Health Benefits of Swimming in Cold Water


Should you swim in your pool in the winter?  Why not?! As it turns out, swimming in colder waters can actually be good for your health!

The Benefits:

1. Boosts your immune system

For your body, a sudden and drastic change in temperature constitutes an attack. And, whilst “attacking” your own body may not sound like a good thing, there is no harm in keeping it on its toes. In fact, quite the opposite.
A study out of the Czech Republic found that individuals who were immersed in cold water three times a week for one hour bouts enjoyed a significant increase in their white blood cell counts, as well as levers other factors that affect the immune system.  The cause:  the cold water, being a minor ‘stressor’, activated the immune system of these individuals which helped keep illness at bay. [Read more…]