This is the time of year that many pool owners begin cleaning up their pool and preparing it for the pool season. We often get asked about draining a pool—is it a good idea? It really depends on the situation. Some commercial pools and many residential pools in colder climates are drained or partially drained on a regular basis. These pools were structurally designed to be … [Read more...] about Should I Drain My Pool?
One of the most common questions that I receive is “What is best method to use when selecting a pool contractor? Price? Warranty? Company reputation?” This can be a difficult question, as all pools and pool contractors are different and therefore it is difficult to analyze all of the factors involved. To begin with, swimming pools are custom construction projects, which are … [Read more...] about Selecting a Contractor
With the weather that we had two weeks ago (our world famous Super Bowl Week winter storm), it is hard to believe that the weather is so wonderful! This indicates that spring is in the air and before long it will be summertime! For those of you considering a swimming pool this summer, now is the time to get started. Very few people are in a financial position to pay for a swimming pool … [Read more...] about Financing a Swimming Pool
It has been a very long time since it has been this cold for this many days. I have heard the mid 1990’s and I have heard the late 1980’s, but regardless—it has been awhile. During weather like this, it is very important that either the pool equipment be drained or the equipment be operating to prevent damage. If your pool equipment was not drained or the pump was not on—the water will freeze … [Read more...] about Now What? How to Deal with The Super Bowl Week Freeze
I recently attended a pool conference in Washington, DC. While on an afternoon tour, the conversation turned to the history of the White House and if it still had a swimming pool. Planning for the White House began when President George Washington signed into Act in December of 1790 a declaration that the house be built. Construction began in 1792, and it was not until 1800 that the first … [Read more...] about The History of Pools at the White House
I went to Washington, D.C. this past week for a swimming pool conference. When I was in one of my meetings, the conversation turned to the history of swimming pools at the White House. More about that pool next week. But the conversation reminded me of a vacation that my family and I took when my kids were younger. I never thought that I would do it. I had often laughed about it when other … [Read more...] about The Pool at Graceland
As you can imagine, there is tons of information on the internet concerning swimming pools. Following are several that I have visited and feel might beneficial to those considering purchasing a swimming pool or those of you that already have a swimming pool. Planning a Swimming Pool www.myaquatechpool.com Aquatech is a society of pool building professionals. This is a good web site to … [Read more...] about Swimming Pool Web Sites
As we begin this New Year, we are given a fresh start and many times a fresh outlook on what we want to accomplish in the future. Often times this includes looking to the past to determine if there are things that we would change if we were able to do so. Do we wish we had exercised more in the past? Do we wish we had more time together as a family? Spend more time outdoors? Whether you … [Read more...] about A Fresh Outlook in 2011