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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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 09:01

Glass Bottom Pool Is Insane

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This Glass Bottom Sky Pool Is NOT For the Faint of Heart

From Twenty Two Words

Ever wonder what it is like to walk a tightrope 43 stories in the air?  The flying Wallendas know this feeling, but can anyone experience something similar?  Well, thanks to an amazing glass-bottom cantilevered sky pool in Houston, TX, this experience is virtually reachable by anyone willing to try.  The pool is an amazing engineering feat, but it is not for the faint of heart.

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Monday, 17 April 2017 09:21

Swimming Pool Fence

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Installing Pool Fencing

From Home Improvement Pages

When installing a swimming pool, most municipalities will require a fence around the pool.  Even if one's particular municipality doesn't strictly require them, fences are always a great layer of protection to ensure the safety of children and pets.  This post from Home Improvement Pages discusses the specifications of a proper, safe swimming pool fence, as well as some installation tips.

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Friday, 14 April 2017 09:16

Steps to Building A Gunite Pool

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What to Consider Before Installing a Pool

From Home Improvement Pages

Even after the process of deciding to design and install an inground pool is complete, there are still lots of steps that need to be undertaken to facilitate the installation.  The laundry list of tasks is long, and includes:  Municipal codes and permit application, engineering, grading, site work, landscaping, fencing, irrigation, lighting, etc. This post from Home Improvement Pages talks about the steps and considerations that need to be taken and checked off before a swimming pool goes in.  

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