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How to Keep Kids Safe Around Pools and Spas

Photo by All-Safe Pool Fence & Covers – Look for home design pictures Teach Kids to Swim We often think of swimming as good exercise for children or a fun way to pass the summer. But the real benefit is that it can save their lives. Kids who don’t know how to swim have a 70 percent higher chance of drowning, Pollack says. “Also, it’s important that if a child is missing, the pool or spa is the first place to check,” she says. Designate a Water Watcher No safety measure should be considered a replacement for adult supervision. Pollack […]

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Tips on how to decide on a Pool builder.

So, it’s that time of year when all you want to do is lounge around by the pool and sunbathe. Wouldn’t it be so much more convenient for your journey to the pool to be simply stepping into your backyard? Once you’ve decided that you need a pool in order to fully experience the summer, you’re in for a long and arduous process. This guide will help you to select the best swimming pool builder to build your perfect pool that is best suited to your needs. With all the of contractors that can be found in this area, not to […]

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To build a pool, or not to build a pool? Is that your question?

Owning an in ground swimming pool can provide many benefits for you and your family. An in ground swimming pool  from your Woodlands Pool Builder ” Pools-by-Design” will accommodate hours of fun each week for you and your family. If you are considering an in ground swimming pool for your house or property, acknowledge the following benefits you can expect. Health Benefits Swimming is one of the most excellent exercises you can do. It provides a full body workout which can help to keep you healthy and feeling good. Swimming can also provide relief for those with arthritis, joint disorders, […]

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Great 30min workout, with great results!

 This is an article outlining a quick, but very efficient work out. As you may have heard, swimming works out every muscle in you body. And relatively speaking burns a lot of calories in short time. Oh yeah and if you do not have the “equipment” for this work out, let Pools by Design, your local pool builder, help you with that. What is your health worth. haha, enjoy! The following workout is designed for a person in general good health who knows how to swim. Never undertake an exercise program without consulting a physician first, and it goes without […]

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Pool problems check the Pool Wizard

 Pool problem help & pool maintenance tips Most pool owners have similar complaints about their pool water problems and say things like: “My swimming pool always turns green with algae!”, “My eyes and nose burn when I swim and I can smell the chlorine,” or “The swimming pool water is cloudy. How do I know if the water is safe for my kids?” This site addresses these and other questions about pool water chemistry and swimming pool problems. Step by step guides take you through all aspects of pool water testing, balancing the water chemistry and general swimming pool maintenance. To […]

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Costs Vs. Long-Term Value

A swimming pool can be a good investment if it is of the right size and you live in the right place — and if you’re willing to put in the time and maintenance effort to keep it in good shape. It’s important to carefully weigh the costs of installation and maintenance of a pool against the actual utility/value of the pool — which could be assessed in terms of how many months per year you get to use it. Here is more information to consider before you invest in this expensive addition to your home. Resale Value Swimming pools […]

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Choosing the Right Type of Swimming Pool

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Pool Maintenance Costs

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 […]

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Swimming pool Fun activities

WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTING SWIMMING POOL GAMES YOU LIKE? Here are some best swimming pool activity ideas great for spending Family bonding Dive In Movie Night: watch a “water” themed movie while floating in the pool Have everyone bring something to float on. Relax in the pool and under the stars with family and friends. It’s the perfect way to spend a Friday summer night. Water Joust: This activity is always a hit Two people stand on a large raft and battle each other with noodles or blow up toys like the traditional joust game you can use  traditional “queen size” inflatable […]

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How far will you go with your pool?

How far will you go with your pool?

Look at these great pools we found online. This is what your woodlands pool builder means by “Custom”. No cookie cutter here.          

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