Pool Remodel

UV Sanitation A Major Trend In Swimming Pool Technology Upgrades

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Sat, Sep 12, 2015 @ 12:23 PM

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The swimming pool & spa industry is fortunate to have many manufacturers focused on making swimming pool ownership as easy and enjoyable as possible.  In addition, we have seen a major influx of new technology incorporated into equipment upgrades including mobile applications. With that in mind, we thought it might be helpful to share a series of blog posts highlighting some of the most popular upgrades now being incorporated in swimming pool remodels.  

UV Sanitation

The majority of residential pool owners use some form of chlorine to sanitize the pool water. Typically, chlorine levels are maintained in a range that runs from 1 part per million to 3 parts per million. With the implementation of a UV Disinfection System pool owners can save up to 70% in the cost and use of chlorine.

UV systems use innovative technology that incorporates ultraviolet light in the sanitation process. As water passes through the chamber the ultraviolet lamp destroys pathogens by altering their DNA. Algae and bacteria are eliminated resulting in clean and clear water for swimmers to enjoy making the pool safe, healthy and easier to manage.  These systems are being requested in new pool construction as well as a popular feature in swimming pool upgrades and remodels. For the ecologically minded consumer, UV systems prove that luxury and eco-friendly living can coexist.  

Visit our remodel blog often for more information on new technology upgrades for your swimming pool environment or click our member locator and schedule a consult with a Master Pools Guild member builder.  Thank you for spending some time with us!  Here's to much time spent #LivingPoolside

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Adding Fire And Water Features To Your Swimming Pool Remodel Plan

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 @ 02:44 PM


Why you need to consider adding fire and water elements to your design...

Elements are inspiring… like a majestic ocean sunrise reflecting diamonds off an endless ocean, or the kiss of a summer breeze over the background sounds of a trickling creek, or maybe the orchestral sounds of crickets serenading you while huddling up to the warmth of a campfire.  Whatever the case, there is no denying the impact and feeling created by natural elements and how they enhance design when used effectively.  A simple swimming pool design can be transformed into the utimate backyard escape that can literally rejuvenate your soul

Sound overly dramatic?  Well maybe a tad, but then again maybe not…  

The addition of water features to an existing backyard swimming poolscape is a cost effective way to add elegance as well as a peaceful auditory ambience to your backyard; ranging from a soft comforting trickle of water to an imposing cascade capable of drowning out the neighborhood noise.  The choices are virtually endless when it comes to water features, as they can be customized to your specific tastes and design needs.  Examples of common water features are waterfalls, artificial creeks, cascades, rain features, laminar jets, infinity edges, deck jumpers, fountain nozzles, and sconces. 

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Image to the Image above is a design by Symphony Pools, Simi Valley, CA.


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Image above is a design by Barrington Pools, Barrington, Illinois

Another trends in backyard design and a top remodel must have is the use of fire.  Fire bowls have evolved and now can include an optional built in waterfall.  This offers a unique approach that combines two elements and takes up the level of design a notch.  Fire features can be added in a variety of other ways to compliment your design such as: social fire pits, fire circles, modular outdoor fire places, or BBQ pits to name a few. 

Adding a social fire pit or a well placed water feature allows you to recreate versatility in your backyard design, allowing the space to take on an expanded list of uses that enhance your time spent in and around your swimming pool.

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Image above is a design by Arrow Master Pools, Center Valley, Pennsylvania

Just think of having your best buds crowding around that comforting glow of a natural wood fire as you enjoy the sounds of water gently trickling into your pool.  Or perhaps a nice warm spa would entice you more? Imagine relaxing in your spa while bubbles gently caress your arms and a cascade of warm water gently flows over your head and shoulders?   Is there a better way to end a long day other than relaxing in your OWN backyard and staring up at the night sky above?  I don’t think so do you?

Article contributed by Arrow Master Pools - member of the Master Pools Guild.  For additional resources or, to begin the process of planning your poolscape or remodel, click here and visit our online resource center.  Here's to a lifetime of memories Living Poolside!


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