What You Should Know about Saltwater Swimming Pools

Pros of Owning a Saltwater Pool Health Benefits: Salt water pools can provide various health benefits such as: Salt water pools have a low chlorine intensity Lower chlorine content means its less harmful to the skin, feels much softer and smoother and those who have sensitive skin or water allergies will not experience damage to their skin The amount of salt found in a salt water pool is that of the amount found in human tears which is less harsh on swimmers who like to open their eyes under water Lower Continue Reading

Surface Finishes for Custom Pools

Tile Designer Pools offers decorative pool tile for every taste and budget. We will help you discover a tile that reflects your own personal style. Our tile selections include swimming pool waterline, accent and border, stunning glass, hand painted mosaic and outdoor kitchen tile backsplashes. Our Level I & II tiles are typically a 6”, frost proof ceramic tile used for along the waterline under the coping or as spotter tiles in the steps or benches. Level III tiles and above are our high end specialty tiles including Continue Reading

Service and Maintenance Tips for Swimming Pools

Regular swimming pool care keeps the swimming pool water clean and balanced, and your equipment functioning properly. Keeping your pool sparkling clean doesn't have to be as cumbersome as you might think. All pools are different, and so are their maintenance needs. However, they all share one commonality: The secret to pristine pool health is regular, routine care. Remove Debris, Vacuum the Pool and Brush Walls and Tile Pools are affected by contaminants such as leaves and debris that blow into them, sunscreen from users, Continue Reading

Safety Guidelines for Children & Pets

Family Safety Use non-slip materials on the pool deck, diving board and ladders. Electrical equipment should be installed by a licensed electrician in accordance with local safety codes. Check with a professional pool contractor to be sure the depth is sufficient for a diving board or slide. Always put a slide in a deep area of the pool-- never in shallow water. There should be a fence at least six feet high around all sides of the pool with a locked gate to keep children out when there is no supervision and the Continue Reading

Problems with Algae and Methods of Prevention

Make Sure the Circulation System is Functioning Properly To keep your circulation system running properly, you will want to regularly check and clean the skimmer and pump strainer baskets. This will keep the water and the sanitizing chemicals flowing evenly throughout your pool. Use the Swimming Pool Often times the best way of keep a pool clean and free of debris is by swimming in it as much as possible. Swimmers stir up the water and debris, allowing the skimmer to catch more particles and ultimately filtering the Continue Reading