swimming pool builder Tag

The One Key To Choosing a Swimming Pool Contractor Without Getting Ripped Off

From River Pools

If you Google "Pool Builder", you will be inundated with names and company profiles.  While it would seem that there is a glut of professional looking websites and shimmering reputations online, looks tend to be deceiving.  Stories are constantly popping up around the U.S. about a pool builder/client relationship gone awry.  In some cases, the pool builder takes money from an unsuspecting client and disappears.  How is a prospective pool owner to evaluate and properly vet a quality pool builder?  This post from River Pools helps the novice pool owner navigate these treacherous, shark infested waters.

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6 Things to Look for Before Hiring a Company to Install Your Pool 

From Pool FYI

Let's face it, you are most likely very knowledgeable in your chosen field.  You spent years learning your field of expertise, and probably are quite confident that you know enough to be considered an expert.  You have reached a certain level of success, and you have decided to reward your family with a new inground swimming pool.  It is also probably safe to say that you are most certainly not an expert in the inground swimming pool design and construction field. Swimming pools are complicated projects, involving many different construction trades and disciplines.  How to you approach the process of choosing an expert to not only deliver the finished product, but to hold your hand and ensure you that you are with the most professional, quality designer and builder possible?  This post from Pool FYI gives you six things to use when you are vetting your swimming pool company, to give you the confidence that you will be in good hands through this potentially confusing process.

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Outdoor Dining Rooms

From Landscaping Network

8 ideas for creating the ultimate outdoor dining area

Outdoor living enthusiasts understand one principle above all when it comes to their outdoor living space:  It is meant to enjoy and to draw people together.  Nothing accomplishes this task like an outdoor dining area.  Think about how a dining room brings family together inside the home, and you will understand the power of creating an outdoor dining area.  This post from the Landscaping Network gives 8 stunning examples of outdoor dining areas that will inspire you to bring your family and friends together for outdoor meals.

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Chlorine: The Cause of Irritated Eyes of Swimmers?

From Healthy Pools

The most common misconception surrounding swimming pools is the cause for the "Chlorine" smell, eye and skin irritation, and skin disorders.  A properly chlorinated pool will not smell, will not irritate eyes, and will not be a catalyst for spreading disease.  The concept, simply put, is that chlorine has three distinct components that determine it's killing capacity:  Total Chlorine, Free Chlorine, and Combined Chlorine.  Combined Chlorine is the culprit, and is caused by the chemical reaction that occurs when chlorine actually does it's job.  This post from Healthy Pools expounds on this concept, and busts an often perpetrated urban legend around chlorine and swimming pools.

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Best 12 Modern Pool Designs by Serenity Pools

From Stylish Eve

Modern inground swimming pool designs feature clean lines, uniformity, balance, symetry, and in some cases, sophisticated edge treatments.  Not every home or design taste calls for a modern swimming pool design,  but when the right home and landscape meets a skilled modern swimming pool designer, the results can be sublime.  This post from Stylish Eve presents a dozen examples of when this confluence occurred with spectacular results.

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