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When Will I be Swimming?

Once someone has decided to build a pool at their home, the next question they ask is "When can you start?"  This is normally followed by "How long will the process take?"  or "When will I be able to enjoy my pool?" Before we answer these questions, it's important to know what you or your [...]

2017-08-23T10:53:30-06:00 August 5th, 2016|Blog, Pool|

Diving in to Pool Ownership

Do you find yourself thinking about purchasing a home with an existing pool?  Never owned a pool before?  Here are 3 things you should consider before diving in to pool ownership.  Be smart about old pools.  If the pool you're considering is older, be aware that it might need some repairs or upgrades.  Before purchasing [...]

2017-08-23T10:53:37-06:00 July 26th, 2016|Blog, Pool|

What Does it Cost to Own a Pool?

As with any of the fun things in life, owning a pool comes with some strings attached. The costs of owning a pool in Wisconsin can be broken down into three categories:  seasonal, energy, and water treatment. Seasonal costs: The seasonal costs of pool ownership typically include opening the pool for the season and closing [...]

2017-08-03T18:31:56-06:00 July 15th, 2016|Blog|

Summer Reads

Whether you're headed to a beach or just soaking up rays poolside, summer is a perfect time to finally get to that stack of books you've been meaning to read.  If you're stack is dwindling, or you're looking for new additions, we've got you covered!  Add these titles to your list and enjoy some summer [...]

2017-08-03T18:31:56-06:00 July 1st, 2016|Blog|

Poolside Playlist

The 4th of July is next weekend.  If you're planning a pool party, you can't forget the playlist!  Music is important to any get together.  To help you rock out by the pool, we've created a list of summertime favorites.  Keep the tunes playing all summer long to really enjoy your time poolside. Walking on [...]

2017-08-23T10:53:43-06:00 June 24th, 2016|Blog, Pool|

Poolside Snacks

Summer is finally here!  Warm days mean lots of time by the pool.  Nobody wants to be in a hot kitchen when they could be relaxing by the pool.  All those hours in the sun require fuel.  Here's a list of filling snacks to keep you and the kids fed and energized. Hummus + Pretzels/Crackers [...]

2017-08-23T10:53:50-06:00 June 17th, 2016|Blog, Pool|

Health Benefits of Sunshine

Just for a moment, forget what you’ve heard about sunshine, skin cancer and harmful ultraviolet radiation.  When natural sunlight hits the skin, it triggers the body’s production of Vitamin D.  Vitamin D is also known as the “sunshine vitamin”.  Your body is meant to be in the sun and exposure to sunlight during the day [...]

2017-03-03T22:57:45-07:00 June 1st, 2016|Blog|

Family Benefits of Owning a Pool

After being in the pool industry for over two decades, I've heard all kinds of reasons for why a client wants to add a pool to their backyard.  I've come up with the top 5 ways swimming pool ownership can improve your happiness, health and family. More Time at Home:  We've had clients opt for [...]

2017-08-23T10:53:58-06:00 May 26th, 2016|Blog, Pool|

Chlorine Turned My Hair Green!

We all know someone with blonde hair, which means we all know someone who has come out of a swimming pool with green hair. This occurrence is somewhat common, and when it happens, most people have always believed that it’s due to the chlorine in the water. But then they read this blog, and learn [...]

2017-08-23T10:54:04-06:00 May 17th, 2016|Blog, Pool|

Will I Need to Find Other Contractors to Complete My Pool Project?

Most inground pool installations involve multiple types of work.  Beyond building the pool, most projects need electrical wiring, plumbing (if a gas heater is installed), paving, fencing, and landscape restoration.  In some cases, the project may also require retaining walls, carpentry, landscape design, masonry work, and landscape lighting. The type of pool builder you choose [...]

2017-08-23T10:54:11-06:00 May 9th, 2016|Blog, Pool|