How to Open an Inground Pool in 10 Steps

From Swim University

Perhaps you are the type of person that just doesn't get around to things promptly.  Perhaps you were traveling and forgot to open your swimming pool for the Summer.  Nevertheless, if your swimming pool isn't ready for prime time as of yet, this post is definitely for you.  Matt Giovanisci from Swim University gives you a simple, 10 step process to open your pool and cool off during the dog days of Summer.  The only thing required is a friend, and Matt points out that he really can't help you find that.

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Build Swimming Pool Cost

From FIXR

Figuring out what amount to budget for a swimming pool project can be very overwhelming.  First, what type of pool?  Then, What amenities will go around the pool?  Will my yard have additonal drainage, fencing, lighting, etc?  Will my landscaping change? The possibilities are virtually endless.  This post from Fixr addresses this issue with a common sense approach to budgeting for a swimming pool project.

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How Much Does an Inground Pool Cost? Let’s Break it Down

From Pool Pricer

Ever wonder what an inground swimming pool costs?  There are obviously ranges depending on the type of pool construction, but this post from Pool Pricer gives a thorough explanation of what one can expect to pay for the different types of swimming pools.

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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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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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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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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

Platinum Pools designs, builds, and services inground swimming pools in Winnetka, 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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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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This project, which was featured on the television show “Epic Pools” on Destination America, has myriad features for the entire family. Conflating the husband’s desire for a lagoon style pool environment and the wife’s proclivity for the traditional look, this project brings together a freeform pool, raised oval spa, and rustic grotto with dual-flumed stained concrete water slides. A Solid Limestone bridge connects the two disparate worlds, and also delineates the recreation areas of the pool. Custom color-blended glass tile is prominent around the perimeter and on both the positive and negative sides of the hot tub. Over 1,100 square feet of Vintage Ivory colored Travertine adorns the expansive decking and patio areas. Fon du Lac outcropping retaining walls and Granite boulders form the cave and grotto feature. Fire bowls are prominently featured in the landscape, and fire features emanate from the boulders in the grotto.

Northbrook, IL Swimming Pools

Platinum Pools designs, builds, and services inground swimming pools in Northbrook, 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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This swimming pool measures 18'0" x 36'0". The pool features LED colored lights. The pool possesses an automatic pool cover with a stone lid system. There is a 5'0" swim up bench in the deep end of the pool. The coping is Valders Wisconsin Limestone. There are glass tile accents throughout the pool, and the exposed aggregate pool finish is Onyx color.

Hinsdale, IL Swimming Pools

Platinum Pools designs, builds, and services inground swimming pools in Hinsdale, 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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