Swimming Pool Building Process

It’s a Process – Building a Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts

The process of building a swimming pool is complex and delicate to carry out.  Therefore, when someone wants a residential oasis, there are multiple pool construction phases to go through, from the initial design all the way to the finished product.  Of course, there are many other steps and details in between. The time frame to complete each pool construction …

Heat Pump Vs Pool Heater

Best Ways To Heat Your Newly Built Pool

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts

As Houstonians, we enjoy our oasis, and often don’t bother to cover our pools during the fall and winter months.  We also find ways to extend that “summer sensation” by installing heaters to warm up the water.  If you are evaluating what type of heater you want to have for your pool, take into consideration the cost and energy of …

spring pool maintenance

How to Identify the Stains in Your Oasis and How to Remove Them?

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts

Calcium stains are not the only spots that you can find in your swimming pool.  Any kind of organic or metallic ingredient is subject to mess up the walls of your oasis if you don’t follow routine maintenance. The Source of Spots in Your Swimming Pool There are stains of various colors that commonly appear in swimming pools and identifying …

Pool Skimmer

How to Remove the Leaves from Your Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts, Pool Maintenance How To

They are pretty to look at, gives you a nice shade, and a nice breeze.  Oh!  But they can be soooooo messssssssy!  If you have trees surrounding your swimming pool, then, you probably have a love/hate relationship with them.  Even if you always keep them trimmed, those leaves always seem to find a way to fall into your pool.   In …

Swimming Pool Inspections

Get Your Swimming Pool Inspected

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts

Are you looking for an appraisal or looking to sell your property?  What about having your pool inspected for properly functioning equipment, overall safety or a leakage?  Many pool owners are looking for a professional to conduct a pool inspection.  Believe us, pool inspections are more beneficial than you probably think they are.  Here are some of the facts about …

Efficient Ways to Heat Up Your Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts

One of the most important things for many customers is ways they can save money and make their swimming pool energy efficient.  When they first purchase a custom-made swimming pool, they think about fun and parties.  Eventually, they realize that the oasis deserves as much care as the rest of their home; this is why our company, Platinum Pools, gives …

swimming pool calcium scaling removal

How to Prevent and Eliminate Calcium in Your Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts

Let’s talk about calcium. Calcium is an essential mineral that helps maintain healthy bones and teeth.  You can find this mineral in most dairy foods. Calcium can also be dangerous when it has an exothermic reaction with water and acids.  When in contact with body moisture it can cause severe irritation of the skin. And, if swallowed, it can have …

Buying a House With a Swimming Pool

10 Tips Before Buying a House with a Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts

When you look to move into a “new” property, try to find the most significant advantages and comforts available, especially when it comes to an already-existing house.  You want the attic, the garden, the backyard; but, of course, a property becomes increasingly attractive when it has a swimming pool. Here are ten tips you should take into consideration if you …

Private Swimming Pool

Private Swimming Pool vs. Public Swimming Pool – Know the Difference

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts

Imagine Shakespeare was alive today, saying: “A private pool or a public pool?  That is the question.”  Texas ranks number three as the state with most swimming pools nationwide, preceded by California and Arizona.  The amount of pools in the Lone Star State is increasing every day.  For those who may not want to buy a pool, the chances are …

$80k-$100k Custom Pool with spa, waterfall and flagstone pool decking

How to Maintain Swimming Pool Decking

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts

If you think that skimming out debris and balancing the chemical levels in your pool’s water is enough, then you are forgetting a very integral part of maintaining your backyard oasis. Pool Decking is as important as the pool itself.  It gives beauty and character to your oasis.  And, like any other part of your home, it also needs maintenance. …

Rain drops effects on your pool

Rain Can Affect the Water in Your Swimming Pool – Know the Facts

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts

Summertime represents the sun, warm weather, swimming in your pool with friends and family.  Summer also represents rainfalls.  In some states, summer can provide rainstorms almost every day. If you think the rain does not damage your swimming pool, then here are some facts that you should have present at all time. First, the problem with rainfalls in the United …

Eco-Friendly Swimming Pools

How to Make Your Swimming Pool Eco-Friendlier

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts

April 22nd marks the 48th anniversary of Earth Day.  Many people around the world will celebrate Earth Day by creating a consciousness of saving energy to make the earth a better place. Energy efficiency is an important subject these days. Many of us are looking to save on gas, water, and the use of other natural resources.  By limiting the …

Obtaining Financing for a swimming pool

Getting Financing for a Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts

Many homeowners dream of having a custom-made swimming pool, but they may have no idea on how to go through the process of getting financing for a swimming pool.  Like with any home improvement, money plays a crucial role when deciding on building a swimming pool.  Adding a backyard oasis is a significant housing improvement that will cost thousands of dollars. …

Variable Speed Pump

The Benefits of Using a Variable Speed Pump to Run Your Swimming Pool System

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts, Featured Post

We at Platinum Pools have the goal to provide our clients with a way to create beautiful lasting memories.  When a customer visits one of our offices, we provide them with vital information about pool design and durability based on their ideas, the available space in the backyard, and how often they may be using their future custom pool.  Some …

pools for small yards

A Pool for Everyone

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts, Pool Tips

Not so long ago, a client gave us a 5-Star rating and commented on her new swimming pool: “After thinking our backyard was too small & inaccessible to put an iground pool and hearing great things about Platinum from friends, we set up a consult with pretty low expectations trying not to get our hopes up.  Once they finished our …

Backyard BBQ Grilling Tools

Our Favorite Essential Grilling Tools

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts, Featured Post, Poolside Recipes

If you are an amateur or an expert on the matters of grilling, keep in mind that barbecue cooking utensils and toolkits can vary in sizes and quantities. The great majority of BBQ utensils come with the basics; spatula, tong and fork. It is very important to check the length – the longer the better.  This means that you won’t …

swim up pool bar

The Swim-Up Bar – Who’s Idea Was It?

celement Ask the Pool Experts, Featured Post, Pool Features, Pools

The first time I ever saw a swim-up bar was at my best friend’s home.  The year was 1977; my friend and I were about to graduate high school, and I would spend weekends at her home.  There is no denying that her swimming pool beat every other in a residential area.  It was the most expensive neighborhood, and her …

custom fire features and swimming pool lighting

Change the Color of Your Lights and Change the Ambiance in Your Pool

celement Ask the Pool Experts, Pool Features

Let’s face it.  We are creatures of change.  Our homes have to be up to date with the latest trends in decoration.  But when it comes to changing your swimming pool lighting, it’s another dilemma.  The process of changing out your pool’s lights isn’t easy but it’s also not impossible. The most significant change is going from traditional incandescent pool lighting …

Cleaning a Swimming Pool After a Hurricane

How to Clean a Swimming Pool After a Hurricane

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts, Pool Tips, Water Safety

It’s All About The Chemicals That You Use In the last two months, the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean got struck with high-category hurricanes.  Harvey got the best of eastern Texas while Irma came two weeks later and hit Florida.  But it would be the Antilles Islands that got the worst of the storms. The Antilles islands were hit by …

Custom Pool With Water and Fire Features

What Pool Features Should I Add To My New Pool?

celement Ask the Pool Experts, Featured Post, Pool Features

Looking to build a pool? Can’t decide what to add to your pool? Well the possibilities are endless. But here are few of our favorite pool features for you to consider! But before you decide to consider adding any pool features, make sure you have a concept, theme, or idea in mind. There’s almost nothing worse than a tacky pool …

build a custom spa

Should I Build a Spa? Does a Spa Add Value To My Home?

celement Ask the Pool Experts, Featured Post, Pool Features, Pool Tips

A spa has always been considered as a luxury. People build a spa or a hot tub to make their houses look expensive and obviously to enjoy the benefits of a spa. Though spas come with a heavy price tag, they also come with a lot of added bonuses. Like most of expensive things, building a spa can also be …

outdoor slate decking

5 Basic Pool Decking Options

celement Ask the Pool Experts, Featured Post, Pools

Your pool defines your own personal style. A beautifully designed swimming pool can add a unique flare to your backyard. The first thing you need to do before choosing the perfect pool, is to choose the right decking. There are endless ways to design and style your pool to make it look more attractive. One of the ways is, to …

Luxury Custom Pool Builder

Customize Your Pool With a Beautiful Rock Waterfall

celement Ask the Pool Experts, Featured Post, Pool Tips

Planning to extend the beauty of your existing pool? Swimming pools have become the latest trend in home improvement. There are a lot of reasons due to which people prefer to have a pool in the backyard of their home. However, the inclusion of new features and concepts is also done to enhance the existing beauty. One of the famous …