Monday, 14 March 2016 14:46

Questions That Every Swimming Pool Owner Should Ask

Questions Every Pool Owner Should Ask the Pros

From Pool FYI

Having a pool professional take care of one's pool can give one a tremendous sense of calmness.  Owning a swimming pool is a complicated endeavor, and there are many things that a professional can handle that one has neither the time nor the inclination to worry about.  However, being an informed consumer is always the best option to protect one and one's significant investment, and that's where this post from Pool FYI comes into play.  

Here is an excerpt from the post:

The relationship you have with your local pool professional and the knowledge they can share with you are important in extending the life of your pool and helping you get the most out of your investment. Whether you’re considering installing a pool, you’re a relatively new pool owner, or you’ve been enjoying your pool for years, here are some questions that trustworthy pool professionals should be able to answer.​ What type and size of pool are best for my situation? Before installation, your pool expert should be asking you as many questions as you are asking them. And based on what they know about you, they probably have a good idea of what pool will fit you and your family best. They should also be willing to come to your home to look at your backyard. If they’re truly interested in earning your business, they need to be sensitive about the finances you have available for this project and your hopes and dreams for your summertime oasis. How much should I budget for annual maintenance? 

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James Atlas

James Atlas, an 22-year veteran of the swimming pool industry, is the owner and co-principal of Platinum Poolcare Ltd., a residential swimming pool construction, renovation and maintenance company with service to several commercial aquatic properties including the Bulls, Bears and White Sox training facilities.

Platinum Poolcare Owner James Atlas came to the pool industry after three years of options trading after college, cashing in his chips to work with father Ronald Atlas, owner of Paragon Pools, a commercial pool construction and design company. An entrepreneur at heart, Atlas quickly started up an off–shoot company, Fountain Technologies, through which he designed and constructed water features for luxury residential and commercial properties.

When his brother took over that company, Atlas founded Pool Watch, a management company servicing recreational pools with lifeguard staffing, facility openings, closings and general maintenance. He sold Fountain Technologies and Pool Watch in 1994 and 1995.

Looking to broaden his skill set in the pool servicing industry, Atlas went back to his family pool business, working as a project estimator for multi-million-dollar waterparks, competition pools, high-rise pools, and other large-scale projects.

After a few years, Atlas began receiving consistent inquiries from residential property owners interested in pool construction and servicing. With his father’s blessing, Atlas took the reigns on those new accounts and formed a new company called Platinum Aquatech.

Again looking to go off on his own, Atlas teamed up with Terry Smith, owner of Poolcare Aquatech, another partner company with Ronald Atlas which focused on the service and maintenance. The two companies merged, with Terry and James owning a fifty-fifty share in 2007, effectively becoming Platinum Poolcare Aquatech, Ltd.

Company Background

Platinum Poolcare Aquatech, Ltd., founded in 2007, and resulting from a merger of Platinum Aquatech, Ltd. (luxury swimming pool construction) and Poolcare Aquatech, Ltd.(service, repairs, renovations of swimming pools and spas), specializes in all aspects of pool design, construction and renovation with added focus on specialty aquatic features such as waterfalls, lazy rivers, rock water applications, statuary and other luxury waterscape amenities. The company also provides installation and maintenance services for its customers.

Platinum Poolcare has raised the standards of excellence in residential and commercial pools, spa and waterscape design and construction. We have a combined half-century of experience in building, servicing, maintaining, and renovating award-winning and nationally-recognized gunite pools throughout the greater Chicago area and other Midwest states.

Based in Wheeling, Ill., the company’s headquarters spans 10,000 square-feet of warehouse and office space with 46 trucks, 130 employees during peak season, and one of the industry’s largest onsite replacement parts inventory for quick fixes.

Platinum Poolcare has repeatedly graced the cover of various industry magazines, and has earned hundreds of awards for its designs. The company belongs to the prestigious, invitation-only Aquatech Society for professional pool builders.

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