The History of Swimming Pools

People of all ages turn to a swimming pool for fun and exercise.  According to the National Swimming Pool Foundation, in the US there are more than 10 million swimming pools. Not only do Americans love their swimming pools, people in virtually every country around the world enjoy pools. The country with the most pools per capita is New Zealand, with 200,000 pools in a country of 4 million people. It seems everybody knows how fun it is to swim in a pool, yet very few people know the origins of the swimming pool.

The invention of the swimming pool can be traced back to more than 5,000 years to Ancient Pakistan and a public water tank. This public pool was called the Great Bath and it measured approximately 40 feet by 23 feet. At its deepest, the Great Bath reached almost eight feet. The Great Bath is still in existence today, and it features intricate edging and wide staircases at either end. The floors and walls were made with tightly fitted bricks covered with a gypsum plaster and then tar. (more…)

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Dec. 9, 2013

How To Install An Above Ground Pool

How To Install An Above Ground Pool

 

A new pool is exciting – especially when it has been installed correctly and is ready to be used. If you have recently purchased an above ground pool and are ready for the installation process, there are some things to be aware of. From choosing the right location to taking measurements and preparing for the unexpected, it’s useful to know the right way to install an above ground pool. Regardless of which model you have purchased, there are certain requirements for installation. You should be familiar with the main components of the pool, which will vary slightly depending on the model you have. (more…)

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Dec. 2, 2013

Proper Swimming Pool Maintenance, In 8 Easy Steps

According to Lowes, “Maintaining your pool can be a tedious job, but it’s an important part  of keeping your pool sparkling clean,and safe for years of enjoyment.”

The fact is, many families mull over the idea of poolside summers, but dread the maintenance involved. The cleaning, maintenance and time time-consumption are not necessarily a drain on your wallet and your time.

While all pools are created different they all share ONE common trait, routine care is the key to pristine pool health.

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Nov. 7, 2013

Pool Decks For Above Ground Pools

Above Ground Pools And Swimming Pool Decks

Every year tens of thousands of above ground pools end up in backyards all across this country. Most all serve the same purpose, to give people a reprieve from the heat and make great memories with friends and family. The investment in an above ground pool is a worthy one. At a cost of one tenth that of the in-ground counterpart, it is easy to understand the value here.

The swimming pool quickly becomes the centerpiece to any backyard as most of the summertime fun will center around it. This will call for alteration of the backyard to accommodate the new activities to follow. This is when the idea of a pool deck is born. (more…)

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Oct. 20, 2013

What to put under an above ground pool during installation

One of the biggest concerns or questions for any above ground pool purchaser is “What should I put underneath the pool liner during installation?” This is a good question and the answers may surprise you. Each pool installation is different, but there are some general guidelines to follow that will ensure that your above ground pool is installed correctly. Using the wrong materials can cause the swimming pool to corrode or rust out prematurely. Follow along as we dispel the myths behind several common materials used under swimming pool liners and help you make the right choice for above ground pool install. (more…)

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Oct. 15, 2013