Swimming Pool Blog

POOL CONSTRUCTION
  • Types of Inground Swimming Pools
    Joyce Lau
    inground swimming pool What type of inground swimming pool should you get? There are three main types of inground pools - vinyl liner, fiberglass and concrete. What's the difference and which one is the best one? We'll explain the construction of each one and their advantages and disadvantages.
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:45 PM
  • Vermiculite Pool Bottoms for Aboveground Pools
    Vermiculite pool bottom is1 bag of portland cement mixed with 2 bags of Palmetto C-3 medium Vermiculite. Trowel in place for a hard yet flexible pool base for any aboveground pool. We show you how, in todays blog post!
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:28 PM
  • 6 Things your Pool Builder Didn't Tell You
    Rob Cox
    6 things your pool builder forgot to tell you - nothing nefarious, just some unmentionable future expenses and burdens that you may be able to avoid - after you read this!
    Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:18 PM
  • Tips for building your swimming pool
    YOLO!So now that you’ve made the choice to buy a swimming pool, you’ve got to make sure that you get exactly what you want. After all, this is typically a once in a lifetime expense and you want to plan it properly. A lot of thoughts will be running through your head when planning the build, and to help you along the process, here are some top tips…
     
    Thursday, May 03, 2012 5:37 PM
  • Swimming Pools – What Is Your Choice?

    So you want a pool and have made the sensible choice to buy one in winter when prices are low and supply is good, so what are you going to buy?Well these days you have a wide variety of choices when it comes to purchasing a swimming pool, with many do it yourself options available.
    Monday, February 13, 2012 9:22 AM

  • Above Ground Pool F.A.Q.
    Above Ground Pool F.A.Q.: Dave gives us some things to think about when operating an above ground pool. Can an above ground pool have a deep end like an in ground pool? Of course! Many oval pools have a deep end. You can usually get a deep middle or end on any pool shape though. Generally these deep ends will only go up to 6ft. If the floor is sand, you may expect
    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 9:06 AM
  • Locating Your Above Ground Swimming Pool
    Wherever you are considering placing your pool, it must be very flat and level. If you do not have such a surface then you will need to level an area up, to install it on. Any slope, even a slight one, will cause the water to un-evenly load the pool, which can result in a sidewall failure. Even an inch of slope from one side to the other will create problems. To check the level of the ground, place a carpenter's level on a long piece of lumber. Move the lumber in a circular fashion, to check level from all directions.
    Monday, March 14, 2011 10:38 AM
  • Above ground swimming pool installation tips
    Installing an above ground swimming pool is a relatively easy task to do. Depending on the size (Pools can range from 8 ft to 32ft or more in size) you can even assemble one on your own, although the assembly process is far easier if you have a friend or two to help you.
    Friday, February 11, 2011 10:54 AM
  • Trends in Swimming Pool Building
    Rob Cox
    Gone are the days perhaps, when you could get any pool you wanted, as long as it was a 20x40 rectangle, white plaster and coping stones, blue 6x6 tile. Nowadays the sky is the limit. Pool building has become a very specialized trade, if you want to be successful with today's educated and demanding pool owners. Add your favorite pool feature in the comments below!
    Saturday, January 08, 2011 11:40 AM
  • Phases of Pool Construction
    Rob Cox
    pool buildingYou've found a good pool builder and negotiated payment. You've even got your new swim suit picked out. But before you dip your toes into the refreshing blue water though, certain things need to happen. These different phases of construction of your new swimming pool play a vital role in giving you the pool of your dreams.
    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 10:40 PM