Friday, 26 May 2017 08:59

Inground Pool vs. Above Ground Pool

Pools: Above-Ground Vs. In-Ground

From In The Swim

So, you've decided to install a swimming pool in your backyard.  The next hurdle to overcome is to establish your budget.  While you are deciding on how much you would like to spend on this endeavor, you will likely be introduced to the different types of inground and above ground pools.  There are vast differences beyond simply the price of these disparate products.  This post from In The Swim examines these in great detail, without alot of fluff.

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A Swimming Pool Fit for a Dolphin

From Pool and Spa News

Phoenix-area builder Presidential Pools delved into something different with this project, where man and dolphin can coexist

Many people have had the experience of briefly sharing a water space with Dolphins.  These attractions are available for a price at many resorts around the world.  This post from The Pool And Spa News presents a slightly different twist on this concept:  An inground swimming pool where humans and dolphins can co-exist.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016 08:45

In Ground Pool Cost

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

From Pool Pricer

The Inground pool can be considered the ultimate luxury item.  It is desired by many, and posessed by relatively few.  For those that make the decision to acquire one, the cost is always a consideration.  This post from Pool Pricer discusses the average costs for inground pools, and also outlines the factors that can drive the cost such as features, materials, geographic region, etc.

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 08:00

Cost of Inground Pool Build

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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Cartridge Filtration For Pool Clearning Requires Delicate Balance

From Pool & Spa News

Filter performance is a balance of efficiency, load capacity and durability

Keeping one's swimming pool water clean, clear, and sanitary is not always as easy as it looks.  Most pool owners rely on the equipment provided to them by their swimming pool professional to do the job of filtration, without really understanding what is happening at the microscopic level.  Additionally, they are not aware of the means and methods of their filtration, circulation or sanitization systems.  This post from PSN presents one such filter medium known as the cartridge filter, and discusses its pros and cons versus the other media availalable to polish your swimming pool water.

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How Much Does it Cost to Heat a Pool?

From Pool Pricer

The ongoing costs of owning a swimming pool are sometimes a shock to new pool owners.  Most people when caught up in the euphoria of building their very own backyard paradise lose sight of the fact that the cash outlay doesn't end when the pool is complete.  Coupled with the costs of maintenance, the utility costs can be overwhelming.  This post from Pool Pricer talks about what to expect when you own a pool in terms of ongoing utility costs, and what you can do to mitigate the damage.

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Monday, 07 December 2015 11:02

Winter Inground Pool Care Tips

Caring for Your Pool: Five Things to do Before Winter Comes

From Guardian Pool Fence

Taking care of an inground swimming pool for the harsh winter months entails more than just putting on a winter cover, says this post from Guardian Pool Fence.  As the post goes on to state, an inground swimming pool is a major investment, and there are five key things that a swimming pool owner must do to protect their investment before old man winter comes.

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Because the elevation of the finished pool was slated to be above the existing grade for a large portion of the pool, most of the structure of the swimming pool had to be framed in plywood.


Monday, 21 September 2015 10:09

Get To Know Your Swimming Pool Chemicals

Water Chemistry

From 1 Stop Pool Pros

It's easy to assume that a swimming pool is "set it and forget it", but that really is not the case.  Anyone familiar with swimming pool water chemistry understands that to achieve balanced, healthy water, one needs to understand the differing measurable components of the water saturation index.  The important levels of pH, Alkalinity, Hardness, Temperature and Free Available Chlorine are all integral to achieving a safe, sanitary swimming pool environment.  This post from 1 Stop Pool Pros gives a good primer on the different chemicals that are utilized to achieve balanced water in these important areas.

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A Pool Floatie That Explodes From Your Wrist Like a Jack-in-the-Box

From Gizmodo

Drownings in inground swimming pools and natural bodies of water claim thousands of lives every year.  Antequated technologies like pool floaties have significant flaws that don't necessarily prevent drownings.  Even the newer technologies like pool alarms don't necessarily save a swimmer in distress, as the causes for drowning can happen suddenly and unxpectedly, rendering a water sensor useless.  This new invention that is being funded on Indiegogo could possibly be the best approach to saving a swimming in distress.  This post from Gizmodo demonstrates the device, and gives specifics on how one can get involved in funding this exciting breakthrough.

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Well here’s a clever idea. An Indiegogo campaign for a safety device that pulls a swimmer to the surface in an emergency. It looks like a wild ride—a bit like flying through the air while hanging on to a helium balloon.

It’s called Kingii (kin-JEE), and though it bills itself as a small, wearable, water safety device, it’s a pretty whimsical one. If you’re in trouble underwater, simply pull a lever and your hand and head fly toward the surface, where you can use the inflatable as a flotation device that stays inflated for up to two days. According to the campaign, it’s 78 times smaller than a lifejacket.

The bag is inflated with an internal C02 cartridge that’s activated once the lever is pulled. It also comes with a built-in compass and whistle. The inflatable itself is the same hazard orange as a traditional lifejacket, but the non-obtrusive design allows you to swim with it, as well. And provided you stock up on CO2 cartridges, it’s completely reusable.

Click here to see this amazing device

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