Swimming Pool Blog

- Restore & Renovate
  • How to Repair Swimming Pool Tile in 5 Easy Steps
    Sooner or later, the tile in your inground gunite pool will begin to loosen and fall off one by one. Every 20 years or so, a complete re-tile of the pool may be necessary. In between, you can do simple, quick repairs to re-affix tiles that have fallen off. With the use of some simple tools, and some simple cementitious product, small tile repair jobs can be done in a short amount of time.

    Friday, July 22, 2011 8:01 AM
  • Environmentally Friendly Pool Decking
    Rob Cox
    Many pool owners are replacing wood decks with composite decks, covering spalled and cracked concrete with it, or adding an environmentally friendly pool deck to their above ground pool.  So, if you are considering adding or replacing your pool deck, give some thought to using some post-consumer materials for a durable and attractive pool deck. A pool deck is a large investment, so use a material that will last, while doing something good for the planet.
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 9:17 AM
  • Spring is Pool Renovation Time!
    Rob Cox
    Every 20 years or sometimes sooner, all pools need to have a facelift. For one of our customers, Charlie O, In South Jersey, he has been emailing back and forth with me about sprucing up his 30 year old Sylvan pool. His pictures and our back and forth conversation seemed a good topic for a blog post. So here goes...!
    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 6:14 PM
  • Frost Heave on a Concrete Pool Deck
    Rob Cox
    frost heave in a poolWith the frost and freeze all over the country many pool decks are raising up in protest! Expansive soils and freezing expansive water beneath concrete has an amazing amount of lifting power. Here's one man's struggle with concrete and the cold, and what to do about it.
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 12:04 PM
  • Now is the time to plan a pool renovation
    Have you had a pool and it is starting to look dull in your back yard? Is you pool system more that 10 years old? Or have you just been thinking of upgrading to make pool care easier for you? If you said yes to any of these now is the best time to take action. In this article I will tell you way now is the time and give you an inside look into the pool industry.
    Monday, December 07, 2009 9:36 AM