Wednesday, 26 April 2017 08:38

Swimming Pool Safety

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The Sensible Way
to Enjoy Your Inground
Swimming Pool

From APSP

Swimming pool safety entails using alot of common sense, and yet accidents continue to happen at swimming pools across the country.  This post from the Association of Pool and Spa professionals presents this handy packet with guidelines for drowning prevention.  The main point that seems to always get lost is that there is no substitution for Adult Supervision, no matter what other precautions are in place.

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:06

Swimming Pool Pros and Cons

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The Ins and Outs of In-Ground Pools

From DIY Network

Learn about the pros and cons of the different types of in-ground pools in regards to maintenance, life expectancy and cost.

Just installing a pool in one's backyard is both an exhilirating and expensive venture.  What most new pool owners don't consider are the hidden costs associated with swimming pools.  These costs can be driven by utility costs, maintenance costs, chemical costs, and functional obsolence in equipment and materials.  This post from the DIY network discusses these costs in this informative post, which will help any prospective pool owner enter into the transaction with eyes wide open.

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Monday, 24 April 2017 12:37

Types of Swimming Pools

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In-Ground vs. Above-Ground Pools

From HGTV

Consider your budget and surroundings when deciding what type of pool suits you.

Budget is usually the largest factor that comes into play when deciding what type of pool is most suitable for a given project.  Budget is not the only consideration, however, even for those fortunate enough to have the means to afford any type of pool.  What makes one type of swimming pool better than the next?  The answers are within this post from HGTV which explores the differences between the main types of inground and above ground swimming pools.

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 10:47

Inground Pool Types

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Inground Pool Types

From Swimming Pool.com

Inground swimming pools run the gamut in price and features.  From the entry-level fiberglass shell, to the semi-customizable vinyl-liner pool all the way to completely custom gunite home waterparks, the inground swimming pool can take a homeowner from the simple to the sublime.  The price tag will vary considerably based on the type of pool chosen, as well as the features and amenities available.  This post from Swimmingpool.com covers these different types of inground pools, and sets reasonable expectations in terms of all of these factors for the various types.

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 08:21

Swimming Pool Return on Investment

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Swimming Pools: Valuable Home Upgrade or Just a Pain in the Wallet?

From Money

This is probably the most common question that homeowners have about a swimming pool:  Will it add or detract from the value of my home?  This question is a very complicated one, and the answer will vary depending on a number of factors.  This post from Money explores this question in detail, and will hopefully provide some clarity on an otherwise murky subject.

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