Thursday, 30 March 2017 08:43

Hidden Costs of Swimming Pools

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The Top 6 Hidden Costs of a Swimming Pool Project

From River Pools

Unfortunately, nefarious business practices are present in every industry, everywhere.  Sometimes these practices involved not outright lying, but leaving out important details in order to make a sale, and then springing these details on the unsuspecting homeowner at a time when the homeowner has no recourse.  The issue of hidden costs is a frequent place where this technique is utilized but unscrupulous businesses, and this post from River Pools discusses the most common causes for actual hidden costs in any swimming pool project.  Hopefully this post will help arm and educate the consumer to ask the hard questions of their prospective contractor and eliminate most or all of the surprises.

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:15

In ground Pool Cost

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How Much Do Inground Pools Cost?

From River Pools

Deciding on a new inground swimming pool is the first step in a very large decision tree.  The next step is to decide what type of swimming pool is best for your yard, budget, climate, market, etc.  This post from River Pools compares and contrasts the three major inground pool types, albeit from the perspective of a fiberglass pool company.  This is a good starting point to help decide which construction method to pursue.

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A Swimming Pool Fit for a Dolphin

From Pool and Spa News

Phoenix-area builder Presidential Pools delved into something different with this project, where man and dolphin can coexist

Many people have had the experience of briefly sharing a water space with Dolphins.  These attractions are available for a price at many resorts around the world.  This post from The Pool And Spa News presents a slightly different twist on this concept:  An inground swimming pool where humans and dolphins can co-exist.

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Monday, 27 March 2017 09:44

Beware The Alligator In Swimming Pool

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Alligator found swimming in Florida family's pool

From UPI

This is a problem that is most likely limited to the Southern U.S., but it is no less scary.  Imagine jumping into your refreshing backyard inground swimming pool to discover that you are not alone.  Imagine further that your companion is a Alligator!  This post from UPI presents a story in which the gator took over the family pool, and animal control was necessary to rescue it.

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Friday, 24 March 2017 09:58

Pool Design and Race Performance

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Could the design of the pool in Rio be fueling Olympic swimming records?

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Nine world or Olympic records have already fallen in Rio, but credit could belong to the architects’ design and technology of the pool and venue.

From Sports Illustrated

When one typically thinks about swimming pool design, one conjures up images of fire bowls, infinity edges, and water features.  In a commercial or competition swimming pool design arena, swimming pool design revolves around less aesthetic features and more performance enhancing features.  This post from Sports Illustrated discusses these performance enhancements like pool depth and competition gutters and how they affect the "fastness" of a competition pool.

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