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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Highland Park, IL Swimming Pools

Platinum Pools designs, builds, and services inground swimming pools in Highland Park, 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.

This indoor lap swimming pool measures 8'0' x 75'0", and is outfitted with an automatic swimming pool safety cover. What really makes this pool unque is the perimeter recircuation system. The gutter, which is a commercial competition gutter simliar to olympic and collegiate-level swim meet pools, has three chambers that are gravity fed with pool surge. The lowest chamber has a pump that automatically returns the swimmer surge to the pool, which has the effect of maintaining quiescence for lap swimming. This will prevent splash back from the sides, as well as maintaining the fastest surface available. This space also features a 7'0" x 8'0" hot tub at deck level, to warm up the swimmers and to help them get their muscles loose after a strenuous workout. The pool and spa coping are Valder's Wisconsin Limestone. The pool pumps are both variable-speed, and the pool is heated partially by utilizing a geothermal system. At the far end of this lap swimmer's dream is a Quickset (Removable) starting platform. Indoor space designed by Benvenuti and Stein. Photos by Geno Benvenuti.

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Glenview, IL Swimming Pools

Platinum Pools designs, builds, and services inground swimming pools in Glenview, 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 backyard features a rectangular swimming pool, an exercise swim spa, and a custom spa. The swimming pool measures 15'0" x 50'0", the Spa measures 6'0" x 16'0" and the exercise pool measures 6'0" x 16'0". All three pools have automatic pool covers with stone lid systems. All three pools have LED colored lighting. The coping is Valders, Buff-colored Limestone. The interior exposed aggregate finish color is Midnight Blue. The patio area also features a fire pit, as well as a natural stone pool deck and coping. This project is at a home in Glencoe, Illinois.

 

Glencoe, IL Swimming Pools

Platinum Pools designs, builds, and services inground swimming pools in Glencoe, 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 traditional inground swimming pool measures 20'0" x 40'0", and is 3'6" to 9'0" deep. There are two sets of shallow end steps, as well as an ample 6'6" x 14'0" sunshelf, and a swim in bench at the deep end. Automatic swimming pool cover, diving board, and LED lighting are also featured. The coping is North Avenue Limestone, and the decking is Bluestone. The pool interior is Cool Blue. Photos by Larry Huene Photography

 

Burr Ridge, IL Swimming Pools

Platinum Pools designs, builds, and services inground swimming pools in Burr Ridge, 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 pool measures 25'0" x 44'6" approximately. There is also a raised 8'0" round spa with a spillover water feature. The two turn slide has a rock waterfall underneath as well as accent boulders and stones around the perimeter of the pool. There are glass tile accents on the steps and benches. The exposed aggregate swimming pool finish is Midnight Blue.

Barrington Hills, IL Swimming Pools

Platinum Pools designs, builds, and services inground swimming pools in Barrington Hills 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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Celebrate Summer With Vintage Photos of Swimming Pools Across America

From Time

The swimming pool dates back to antiquity, with examples having been excavated from the times before Christ.  Our modern concept of a backyard swimming pool, however, is much more of a recent historical phenomenon.  This post from Time magazine shows some vintage pool pictures from the early days of the industry in the U.S.

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This freeform swimming pool and spa offers ample activity space for the entire family. Measuring nearly 1,100 square feet, the pool is 3’6” at the shallow end and has a 9’0” diving well. Apportioned with a 25’0” bench for ample seating and recreation space, the pool also has a removable basketball hoop for family games. The hot tub is 8’0” in diameter, flush on grade and separated from the main pool. Full-range bluestone coping surrounds the pool and spa and connects to ample full-range bluestone decking. The pool is equipped with variable-speed pumps to provide the cleanest, most energy-efficient system available. 

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Pools for the POTUS

From AQUA

Americans' fascination with the office of the Presidency has always been our national pastime.  Being the leader of the free world carries with it immense responsiblity and pressure, which makes the office of the Presidency the fixation of our admiration and interest.  The most stressful job in the world requires the ability to get away from it all and have some form of recreation.  Some Presidents played golf, some retreated to private enclaves, and as this article from Aqua points out, some used a little-known White House amenity that was first installed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, the White House inground swimming pool. 

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Hidden Water Pool Cost Vs. Above Ground Pool Cost

from Hidden Water Pools

Lately our posts have been comparing inground pools to above ground pools, and wondering if this is actually a fair comparison.  This post takes this thought exercise even further, comparing the above ground pool to one of the most unique swimming pool innovations in the last half-century: The Hidden Water Pool.  Utilizing a movable pool floor, this pool automatically converts to a baby pool, a plunge pool, or a deck.  Whether this is a fair comparison is up to the reader to decide, as the costs are vastly different.

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