Must Haves A large capacity modular media filter The bigger the better, install filters that need cleaning maybe once per year. These commercial grade 700 sq. ft. filters filter from the top down, another very important feature. Note: Don’t install this type of filter if you have dogs using the pool. Chlorinator Use this for chlorine tablets rather than a floating sanitation dispenser A simple ozone system to cut down on chlorine demand; this will easily save you a couple hundred dollars a year. A multi-speed pool pump. Install either a 2-speed or a variable speed pump, with the latter […]Read more
There are circumstances that necessitate draining. You should not attempt this unless it is absolutely necessary and you are thoroughly familiar with the steps necessary to do this safely. Draining your pool can cause serious damage to its structure. Why is it dangerous to drain a pool? Let’s explain this by the type of pool and the damage that can occur. Inground Concrete Pools and Fiberglass Pools Most inground fiberglass and concrete pools are built structurally to withstand the weight of the dirt against them when drained. However, if the ground water is high enough, it can push the entire pool […]Read more
When it comes time to decide between DIY pool care and using a professional pool cleaning service, consider such tasks as maintaining the filter, surface skimming and chemical testing. A pool is an impressive feature of a home, but it can also be the most difficult and expensive to maintain. So What can you do yourself, and what should you leave to the pros? Weekly Pool Maintenance Pool care may involve skimming the surface, vacuuming and brushing, emptying skimmer baskets and automatic cleaner bags. After cleaning, water balance is tested and balancing chemicals may be added. Sanitizer levels are checked […]Read more
The amount of relaxation and recreation achieved by having such an extension to your home will always outweigh the costs. Even if they sound a bit luxurious and probably unaffordable, Swimming pools are the ultimate insertion in a backyard design. The first question you should ask yourself is why do you want a swimming pool? Before talking about where a pool should be fitted or how it should look like, you should always consider its functionality. Will you use it for exercising or relaxing? Will you have enough space left for other activities or just for the pool? Will you use […]Read more
10 or 15 years ago find that roughly 90% of all in ground swimming pools had a diving board. But today, the trend has done an almost complete 180 degree turn. Why diving boards have now essentially gone the way practically become extinct. For obvious reasons, diving boards have led to many accidents in the past. In general, people do not own a swimming pool to add more stress to their life. In fact, most are just looking for a tranquil place to relax and have fun. The diving boards of today are just not what they used to be’. […]Read more
Indoor pools are becoming increasingly popular with new pool buyers. Though a pool room or enclosure adds significantly to the cost of a pool, it also guarantees perfect swimming conditions year-round. The possibilities for indoor swimming pool ideas are limited only by imagination and budget. Many people add changing rooms, showers, exercise facilities, steam rooms, saunas, wet bars and other amenities to their indoor pool installations to create a health spa atmosphere. It is important to work with an architect who has a lot of experience designing indoor pool rooms.To do it right, you need a complete HVAC system, and that takes […]Read more
Thinking of building a pool? Your most important decision is selecting the right builder. The challenge is finding one who is creative in design as well as experienced in the latest technology and build techniques, throughout the past few years, there have been vast innovations in pool design, building techniques, equipment and accessories to make your dream pool a reality At Pools by Design, we are committed to make your pools as your personal paradise retreat. Whether you wish to have swimming pool to relax on weekends with family or wish it to be your entertainment area, we […]Read more
I hear it all the time.
“My Pool Is Cloudy. Why?”
“My Pool is Green. Why?”
“My eyes are red, my skin is itchy and my hair is dry. Why?!?”
Why test your pool water?If it’s not a pump or filter issue, it almost always comes down to water chemistry and the easiest way to prevent these problems is by routinely testing your pool water.
Every pool has a “chemical personality”, or unique trends in water balance that you will begin to notice. By having a schedule and recording your water levels you will actually be able to see how your pool’s chemistry fluctuates.Read more
You might think its crazy to get in a hot tub in the summer, after all, its already 95 degrees outside, why would you want to get in the hot tub? Even at resorts in places like Hawaii and the Caribbean there are hot tubs everywhere. And no matter how hot it is you will usually find someone in them! Hot tubs are just soRead more
Since swimming pools are big investments, it would be incredibly important for you to hire a trustworthy pool builder in Spring to get yours done. And remember: you won’t be able to get the swimming pool you have always dreamed of if you don’t find a contractor that is accredited and has a good history of work.Read more