inground swimming pools Tag

Is Your Yard Ready For An Inground Swimming Pool?

From Pool City

Identifying whether a yard is suitable for a swimming pool is a very imporant aspect to planning for one.  Even small yards can accommodate a swimming pool project, but there are many considerations to assess prior to planning the project.  This post from Poolcity identifies the key points that need to be addressed before a homeowner takes the plunge towards designing a swimming pool project in their own backyard.

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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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GETTING STARTED

From Swimmingpool.com

So you want to have an inground swimming pool built in your backyard, but you don't know where to begin?  Have no fear, this post from swimmingpool.com gives you everything that you need to get off the schnide.  The post starts with the basics of swimming pools, explaining how they work.  The next step gets the prospective buyer thinking about how they will use their pool, which informs the design.  The next part talks about the steps in the construction process and what to expect at every turn.  The last part of the post talks about the different aspects of swimming pools that drive the cost. 

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How Much Does it Cost to Install an Inground Pool?

From Home Advisor

Inground pools are a great addition to any home, according to this post from Home Advisor.  Frequently, Home Advisor will publish articles about home improvements and their costs, as well as their effect on home values.  This article not only does this, but it also helps the reader evaluate the costs of differenty types of construction, the available features, as well as some other considerations for swimming pools that can affect home value.

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The Anatomy of a Swimming Pool

From Swim University

Swimming pools, specifically inground concrete swimming pools, meld together disparate elements like concrete work, steel work, plumbing work, plaster or specialty troweler work, tile work, chemistry, carpentry, etc. to form a very unique amenity.  It's no wonder that wrapping one's head around the parts and pieces that come together to form the anatomy of such a beast can actually be a very complicated venture.   In this post by Matt Giovanisci from Swim University, the mystery is explained systematically and thoroughly to make it much clearer to the layperson and professional alike.

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10 Reasons to Get a Backyard Pool For the Kids

from Pool Pricer

Usually, its an easy decision to install an inground swimming pool.  Once the financial means are in place, the reasons to put one's own backyard swimming pool are legion.  This post from Pool Pricer lists ten reasons to install an inground swimming pool for those that are actually on the fence about this decision.  Rest assured, this is an investment that pays dividens in myriad ways for years to come.

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10 Reasons Why Swimming Is The Best (And The Worst) Sport

From Mindbodygreen

Swimming is a singular sport and form of exercise and recreation.  This tongue-in-cheek post from mindbodygreen exalts the postives of the sport of swimming, while also stating the obvious drawbacks that are associated with spending hours in chlorinated water.  We think that the positives outweigh the negatives, as swimming is a lifelong activity that can have huge benefits to one's mind, body and soul.  Click here to judge for yourself...

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40 Spectacular Pools That Will Rock Your Senses

From Design Rulz

Whether is is the use of spectacular glass tile, sophisticated edge treatments, exotic stones and rockwork from around the world, or over-the-top commercial waterpark features brought into the backyard, modern pool design is truly an amazing artistic expression.  No longer is a swimming pool merely a concrete hole in the ground with a santization system that is completely utilitarian.  This gallery from Design Rulz shows some of the best representations of the artform in this post, and these pools truly inspire.

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