The San Antonio Tricentennial: 300 Years Old & Only Getting Better!
The United States is full of extraordinary places to live. Metropolises that rival any in the world, and small towns with even smaller populations where people have lived and raised their families for generations. And there are ones in full celebration mode commemorating a historic milestone, including San Antonio, Texas!
According to VisitSanAntonio.com:
In 2018, San Antonio and Bexar County will commemorate its 300th anniversary. History and education, arts and culture, and community service will be at the forefront of initiatives that will reflect on our storied past, celebrate our current achievements, and prepare the community for the next 300 years.
Because Lyon Financial is in the pool financing business, we get to talk to people all across this beautiful country. We feel we have a front row seat to the amazing events our clients attend and the ones to which they contribute their time. Residents of San Antonio are particularly proud of their story.
Historic and picturesque, San Antonio, Texas is home to the Alamo and the San Antonio River Walk. The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo welcomes some two million visitors a year. Founded as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost in 1718, San Antonio is the first chartered civil settlement in Texas. Today, it is a bustling city full of life and growth.
As we herald the official start of the backyard pool season, so San Antonio welcomes spring with true gusto! From extraordinary theme parks and festivals to one-of-a-kind exhibits and plenty to satisfy the history lovers – if you’ve never been to San Antonio, this is a banner birthday year to plan your trip!
15 Fun Facts About San Antonio
It’s the second-biggest city in Texas. By area, it’s twice the size of Chicago. With a population of over 1.4 million, it’s the seventh-largest city-proper in the country and is gaining on all six above it. This isn’t some second-tier cowboy outpost — it’s a major metropolitan hub.
Pool Weather in San Antonio
With highs of 82° as early as April, 87° in May, 92° in June, 95° in July and still hovering in the low 80s in October; another thing that’s beloved in San Antonio is a backyard pool! A pool is one of those home improvements you’ll soon wonder how you did without.
With the movement to get out into the sunshine and away from the computer, today’s families are making the push to extend their living space into their yards. Standalone grills and table top hibachis have made way for full service, built-kitchens, wine frigs, wet bars, and beverage dispensers.
Outdoor kitchens in Texas have become the rage. With an endless variety of pavers to frame them, they’re topped with pergolas and boast walkway configurations that lead to cozy fireplaces and firepits. There’s a lot of living to do in the great outdoors of San Antonio! Pools are the gateway to the less stressful life where you can dine and relax, then hose off the patio for a low maintenance clean-up.
Living in San Antonio
US News & World Report calls San Antonio “as comfortable as an old pair of jeans. It offers big-city amenities and world-renowned attractions coupled with a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.”
According to their report, “after analyzing 100 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there, San Antonio, Texas is ranked:
#23 in Best Places to Live
#3 in Best Places to Retire”
And it’s just getting better every year.
Xeriscapes in Texas
If you’ve been considering San Antonio swimming pools, you’ve no doubt checked out the endless array of ornamentation like fire bowls and tanning ledges and fountains that can be incorporated in the design. In our conversations with pool contractors, many clients pay homage to the natural beauty of their home state by dressing their pool with indigenous plants and shrubs – not only because they’ll thrive in the climate, but because they help to integrate the pool into the natural environment to lend a seamlessly peaceful look.
Besides, gardening with plants native to Texas provides a habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife, and helps protect the soil. Placing evergreens and flowering plants that bloom at different times and in different colors is the trick to effective pool landscaping. In San Antonio, consider agarita evergreen foliage and their yellow spring flowers and flowering quince shrubs with spring blooming in variations of red, pink, white or orange.
Pool Financing in San Antonio
Pools are Lyon Financial’s only business. And we’ve been doing it for almost forty years. Besides the pride our team feels about being able to make such a statement, is the gratification we get from making this change for your family possible. We continue to hone our loan programs, so they meet the needs of the modern family; both secured pool loans, and unsecured pool loans.
Secured Pool Programs in Texas (Available in Texas only)
- Loans to $100,000
- 20-year terms
- Low, fixed rates
- Staged funding per pool contract
- Up to 100% of pool contract added to the home’s value to $75,000
- Minimum 700 score
Lyon’s New Unsecured Signature Loan
- Financing up to $75,000
- Terms of up to 20 years
- Fixed rate for seven years
- Variable rate to follow in the eighth year
- No UCC (uniform commercial code) fees
- Reasonable interest rates
Texas Swimming Pool Builders & Pool Loans
Probably one of the best benefits we can offer our clients is the pool construction expertise that complements our pool financing experience.
Over all these years, we have vetted and amassed lists of the finest professionals in every state, including of course Texas. Ask us for a list of Lyon Financial-approved pool contractors in San Antonio.
From working with you on the financing aspect to connecting you with the right contractor, our entire process is a collaborative one. It means everything to our team for your family to be happy. This is another reason we’ve been in business for so long. In many ways, it’s the greatest job in the world!
Texas Swimming Pools
Although an early symbol of social status for the Greeks and Romans, today’s backyard pools are affordable (especially with some superior financing and 20-year terms).
Pools are the epicenter of a more fit lifestyle. They provide a forum for bonding with your family while unplugging from our digital world. Pools add architectural interest to your property, add value to your home, and are the fun and easy focal point of some spectacular social gatherings. And that’s how it goes deep in the heart of Texas. Happy Birthday San Antonio!
We love the difference we can make for your family by providing something that puts years of memories within reach. Call 877-754-5966 for more information.