Monday, March 12, 2012

Custom Pools from Barrington Pools {$50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway}

Barrington Pools logo{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Kim!}

Since moving into our house 8+ years ago, my husband and I have done a fair amount of upgrading, both outdoors as well as in.

Some changes were necessary, such as replacing the old wood siding (that had areas that were rotten), and some were purely to make life more convenient. Have I mentioned that I love our remodeled kitchen? Love.

But when it comes to an area that remains plain and unchanged, it doesn't take too much searching to see that our yard is pretty plain. Some grass, some rocks, a play structure for the kids in the back, and a few flowers here and there make up what can't be called much more than simple landscaping.

So even though the view out my window might not be anything spectacular at the moment, that doesn't mean that I don't dream of looking outside and seeing something magnificent. After all, now that I have been introduced to Barrington Pools, my mind is filled with images like this:

hot tub spasOr maybe this:

hot tub spaAnd, OhYou'veGotToBeKiddingWithThisMuchAwesomeness, this:

poolIn the business of making dreams come true for residential and commercial customers, Barrington Pools designs, builds, and maintains luxury swimming pools and spas in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and Wisconsin. From concept to completion, the experts at Barrington Pools are ranked as one of the top swimming pool builders in the country, and the top pool designer in Chicago.

Whether you are looking to design and plan a luxury pool, spa or more, from from the moment you contact Barrington Pools to the day your project is completed, their team members will demonstrate the world-class customer service and support that clients expect and deserve. Having been in business for 37 years (resulting in the installation of over 6,000 pools), they know and understand pools and pool systems better than anyone.

While I've always pictured a backyard pool as something fairly traditional (round or rectangular) with features such as a diving board and some steps, I love the way that Barrington Pools can take that idea and turn it into any number of custom outdoor living possibilities. Why would homeowners opt for the same old, same old when they could have this?

swimmingFor homeowners that want the best quality and technology in swimming pools, spas, patios, and landscapes, Barrington Pools offers turn-key design and construction services that are supported after installation by maintenance plans. Their award-winning designs are recognized nationally and their customers are consistently satisfied and happy with the results.

With spring and summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about buying a pool and planning for how to pay for it. While many people think that getting a new pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, waterfall, patio, deck or pergola of their dreams is beyond their reach, developing a financial plan is the starting point and Barrington Pools will help you every step of the way.

If you are in the Midwest and have been thinking about adding an amazing upgrade to your landscaping, Barrington Pools can turn your yard into something that you are sure to be thrilled with for years to come!

poolsIn honor of the gorgeous options available from Barrington Pools, one person will be ready to have a mini-luxury shopping trip of their own, because...

One lucky person will win a $50 Visa gift card from Barrington Pools!

Visa gift card giveawayTo enter to win: Visit Barrington Pools and leave me the link to your favorite pool in the pool gallery.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

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Giveaway will end on April 2nd at 11:59pm CST. By entering this sweepstakes, you are agreeing to these official rules. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and must be 18 years of age or older.

A big thank you to Barrington Pools for providing a $50 Visa gift card for one lucky giveaway winner. I was compensated for writing this post but the opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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redfuzzycow said...

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hondaray6 said...

I'm a long ways from the mid-west but I'd love to look out my window at this one!
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And a $50 Visa card would be nice too!


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Rusthawk said...

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I am loving this one!
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SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

The vanishing edge pools are my favorite. I really liked this one: https://www.barrington-pools.com/647-porn-7-13-04-004a.html

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David Koepke said...

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