Sunday, 16 July 2017 05:18

How To Vacuum An Inground Pool

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The Proper Way to Vacuum an In-Ground Pool

From Homeguides via SF Gate

Vacuuming a pool seems like a simple task, yet it intimidates even the handiest of homeowners.  This post from the SF Gate presents a DIY guide to setting up and properly utilizing the pool vacuum.  It may surprise some people that there is, indeed, a proper way to vacuum a swimming pool.  Not doing this task properly can not only damage pool equipment, but can make the pool messier than before the supposed clean up.

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Wednesday, 05 July 2017 09:35

Cloudy Pool Water after the July 4th party?

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July 4th Weekend Forecast: Chance Of Cloudy Water

From AQUA

Now that the fireworks are over, the brats have all been consumed, the grill is clean and the cooler is empty, one's mind turns to post-4th of July activities.  The 4th of July is usually the apex of the Summer, and typically signals that the school year is just around the corner for the kids.  One of the consequences of that 4th of July pool party is typically cloudy water.  This post from AQUA magazine addresses why this happens, and gives some quick and practical solutions to the problem.  With just a few short weeks of Summer left, one doesn't want to have their pool out of commission for very long!

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Monday, 03 July 2017 13:02

New Ideas for Decks, Patios and Terraces

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6 Popular Ideas for New Decks and Terraces

From AQUA

Decks, Patios and Terraces can run the gamut from the simple to the sublime.  It is always instructive to follow the latest design trends to garner ideas on how to move one's own project closer to the latter.  This post from Aqua Magazine utilizes some ideas found on Houzz to monitor the latest design trends so you don't have to!

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Monday, 05 June 2017 16:25

Winnetka, IL Inground Custom Swimming Pool

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Just because one’s backyard doesn’t have multiple acres of free available space doesn’t necessarily mean that one can’t have a fabulous luxury swimming pool. This pool in Winnetka, IL illustrates what sound design principles can produce when a designer is presented with a limited space. This 10’0” x 20’0” sport pool has an automatic safety cover with custom walk-on stone lid system. A full-end bench provides ample seating for bathers and loungers at one end of the pool, and a Badujet swim resistance system at the opposite end provides ample opportunity for swimming exercise. LED lights give the pool a subtle luminescence in the evening, and an in-floor cleaning system makes keeping the pool clean and tidy virtually effortless. Indiana Limestone coping surrounds the perimeter, and is met by turf on two sides and Turkish travertine on the other two sides.

 

Winnetka, IL Swimming Pools

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South Barrington, IL Swimming Pools

Platinum Pools designs, builds, and services inground swimming pools in South Barrington, IL as well as other cities in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan. Platinum offers swimming pool design & construction services as well as pool maintenance and pool services. Platinum actually does much more than that. We can help to create a complete outdoor living space for you.

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