Wood Decking is not a thing of the past! Today we are talking about some unique decking options for your new backyard oasis. Wood decking has not been as popular in recent years but we wanted to explore some beautiful wood designs in case you were in search of some alternatives to the ultra modern look of hardscaping. Integration Design Studio The wooden flooring material creates a stunning pool deck especially with the matching lounge chairs on it. Drammer Construction, Inc. - The pool above has decking made from a 50 year old Red Wood! So, what [...]
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Rain, Rain Go Away! It has been a very rainy few months for much of the United States! “Is there anything I should do to my pool after it rains?” The answer is, yes, and it’s a very common question to our Premier Pools & Spas staff. We encourage you to read on as there are a few things you should check and do to your swimming pool after a heavy rain. Rain Causing Overflow? If the amount of rain your area received caused your water level to be high over overflow, you can easily remove the excess water by placing [...]
Pool Chemistry: Salt vs. Chlorine The popularity of saltwater pools has grown in recent years, everywhere from residential backyards to hotel resort pools. But before you invest in a saltwater swimming pool, we want you to do your homework and learn about the important pros and cons associated with this type of feature. Let's get nerdy! Salt Water Pools Explained The salt system or generator is purchased and gets installed on the pressure side back by the filtration system ofthe pool. This salt generator basically consists of a control box and a salt cell. The salt cell has metal plates in [...]
Your Unique Swimmer Gift Guide If you have a swimmer in your life, we are here to help you with fresh gift ideas for 2017! Long gone are the days of simple goggles and swimwear, there are all kinds of great gadgets available for swim lovers now. Here are some out-of the-box ideas for anyone in your life who spends more time in the water than on land. Let's dive in! A Gift for the Mermaid in your Life Introducing the FINIS Aquarius Youth Swim Fin! Transform your underwater world with the fantasy FINIS Aquarius Youth Swim Fin. The majestic, [...]
Chill Out with a Pool Chiller It may be difficult to imagine needing a chiller in your pool at this point in the winter season but, it is something to start researching if you are having a pool built for this upcoming summer. We have to face it, it's getting harder to cool down in the soaring summer time temperatures. Pool chillers are the perfect answer to uncomfortably warm swimming pools. Why get a chiller? Not only will your pool be refreshing during those hot summer months but your pool water chemistry will be easier to maintain. A 10 degree drop [...]
LED Lighting Sets the Mood You should have the ability to enjoy your beautiful, new backyard paradise morning, noon and night. At night, that is when LED lighting come into play. LED stands for Light Emitting Diodes, illuminated by the movement of electrons within a semiconductor material. LED lights have no filaments, so they emit no heat. For fun: LED's also change colors and have several light show settings! Now that's an impressive party trick! How Often Will I Have to Replace an LED Bulb? LED bulbs have a very long life span…about 30,000 hours compared to the 5,000 hours of the [...]
Bring the Tropical Atmosphere Home From the white sand to the swaying palm trees, tropical destinations are and have been wildly popular among travelers since well...forever! We're willing to bet that you wish you were on a tropical getaway right now. But, guess what? With Premier Pools & Spas, your vacation could potentially be located mere steps out your back door. No airfare, security lines at the airport, expensive resorts or the dreaded return home. In some parts of the country, the temperatures have begun dropping to the bitter single digits and as heavy snows start falling, there’s nothing you want more than [...]
Narrow Landscapes & Lap Pools What is a lap pool? A lap pool is (typically) a swimming pool primarily built and used for fitness and health purposes. Lap pools are usually long and narrow, and ideally at least 45 feet in length. As residential lots have become smaller and smaller, lap pools have gained in popularity. Since Premier Pools & Spas can customize any design you see fit for your residential oasis. Gone are the days of being handcuffed to a square-cookie cutter swimming pool design. These days, we can build you the pool of your dreams while accommodating your backyard size and [...]
Underwater Sound Systems: Never miss a beat! Underwater sound systems and speakers are creating a pulse in residential pool construction. Here's what you need to know about this emerging trend. Can we really hear music underwater sound in a swimming pool? Sure we can. Sound travels through both air and water. In fact, sound waves move 4.3 times faster underwater than they do through the atmosphere. Whales and dolphins use sound to navigate and communicate in the ocean, and humans employ sonar (sound navigation and ranging) technology to map undersea topography and the movements of both animals and ships. (Source) In a swimming [...]
Ready to take the Plunge? Have you been dreaming of transforming your backyard into a relaxing oasis but you either: 1) Do not have a lot of room to work with in your yard or... 2) Do not want a pool to take up your entire backyard We have just the answer! A plunge pool! It is a miniature water world that is stylish, eye catching and completely customizable. So, what is a plunge pool? Originally it was a small, deep swimming pool, typically one filled with cold water and used to refresh or invigorate the body after a sauna. However, [...]