Tips for Extending Summertime Pool Fun Into the Fall & Beyond

For most people, Labor day marks the end of summer, but it doesn’t have to.  From festive get-togethers to swim breaks in crisp and refreshing solitude, Labor Day can be just the start of a new season of enjoyment for pool owners. Our friends from APSP (Association of Pool & Spa Professionals) compiled a list […]

Pool Entertaining Ideas

Your pool, spa or hot tub makes an exciting venue for parties and other gatherings that bring together those who matter most. *We borrowed this blog from our friends at APSP (Association of Pool & Spa Professionals –*   In a recent study commissioned by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, four out of […]

BioGuard TruBlue Promise

Never worry about algae or cloudy water again with our BioGuard Tru•Blue Promise™ program! With Memorial Day around the corner, we know that means the pool season is almost in full swing.  Don’t let a sudden outbreak of algae or the mysterious appearance of cloudy water keep you from enjoying your pool. These are the […]

Pool Construction Process

Check out this bird’s eye view of one our latest projects.  This video walks you through all the stages of constructing an inground pool, from breaking ground, to framing, and installing the vinyl liner.  This part of the process typically takes 1-2 weeks, as long as mother nature cooperates.  All that’s left is the finishing […]

Perfect Pool Water

Crystal clear, sparkling, clear as a bell, blue.  These are all descriptions people have of their pool water when everything is seemingly going well.  But what happens when your water is not one of these describing colors? Sometimes water changes colors; most of the time it is due to a chemical imbalance, lack of circulation, […]

Pool Entry and Seating Options

So you’ve decided to the take the plunge and build a pool! One of the many things to consider when designing your new pool is how you will get in and out of the pool.  Most pools will use a step and ladder combo.  Steps with a handrail in the shallow end make it easy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Long Can You Use an Outdoor Pool in Wisconsin?

Clients often ask how long they can expect to use an outdoor pool in Wisconsin.  Most people assume that they are lucky if they can use the pool from Memorial Day to Labor Day in our climate. I used to cringe when I heard people say this but I had it all put into perspective about […]

Cost of Replacing a Vinyl Liner

If you own a vinyl liner pool, you will have to replace the liner over the life of the pool.  Vinyl liners typically last 8-15 years depending on the pool.  To get the most out of your liner, we recommend keeping the pool water at 80 degrees or lower, keeping your water balanced and keeping […]

How Much Does a Pool Cost?

This is a question we hear often.  Building an inground pool is a major project.  Before investing time and energy in the design and construction process, potential clients try to get a rough idea of the cost to see if a pool is a worthwhile and affordable investment for them. There is not a simple […]