Pool Cleaning Cheat Sheet

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When it comes to family entertainment, there is nothing better than a swimming pool.  It becomes the area where kids learn how to swim, the place where parents need to unwind after a long day at the office, and the center of all social gatherings. But because a swimming pool is seriously fun, the care is twice as serious.  It …

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The majority of homeowners choose to have a swimming pool in their home to enjoy family gatherings, parties, or just pure relaxation. There are even more positive reasons than these to own a pool, but the key is keeping the oasis in such a way to minimize the maintenance burden. Like all parts, they need replacement. We are referring to …

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The Best Halloween Pool Decoration Ideas

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Calling all pool owners!  Are you a Halloween fanatic?  Then this blog is for you. It’s time to take out the spooky decorations; the ghosts, spiders, witches, pumpkins…It’s time to bring it all out.  And once you have it out, visualize how you want your pool “dressed” up for the scary occasion.  Skeletons are great around the backyard garden; spiders …

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

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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 …

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Fiberglass vs. Concrete Pools, What’s Better?

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The debate and research for which type of pool is better continues! Should I build a traditional concrete gunite pool? Or is the flashier and newer trend of fiberglass better for me? Though there are a ton of answers out there, a home owner should do research and make an educated decision on the best fit for their own home. …

Poolside Friendsgiving Party

Poolside Friendsgiving Party

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What’s better than spending quality time with your friends? Spending it by the pool of course! November in Houston is the perfect time of year to throw an outdoor poolside party. Depending if Houston wants to play nice, November weather tends to be mild and ideal for an evening dinner party. Here are some great ideas on how to wow …

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2016 Best Free Swimming Pool Smartphone Apps

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Become more efficient with maintaining and cleaning your pool with latest smartphones apps. In our age, there’s an app for everything. The following swimming pool apps will easily become an essential part of your regular routine pool maintenance. Keeping your pool clean and well managed will help alleviate larger issues and repair costs that could arise further down the road. …

2016 BUILD USA Pool Construction Excellence Award Winner

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When we receive praise and recognition for our commitment to swimming pool construction excellence, we are grateful that the amount of work required to be recognize is all thanks to our satisfied customers spanning the Texas Gulf Coast and across the Lone Star State. For 18 years, the folks at Platinum Pools who work year-round in our Houston, Beaumont, and …

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Benefits of Pool Construction in the Off-Season

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One of the perks of living in Texas is the ability to enjoy year-round swimming pool fun, thanks to the year-round sun and the warmth that the Gulf Coast provides. Naturally, the early spring to mid-summer is often the busiest season for in-ground pool builders as scores of people make a move to enjoy the sun and the joy of …

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Save Money Now for Your New Swimming Pool Next Summer

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Summer has begun to wind down and transition into fall, and the year’s hottest months are slowly fading from our daily routine. The added expenses that the summer brings (especially with family outings, unplanned costs, and back-to-school shopping) can often feel like the prospect of having the swimming pool of one’s dreams is more like a pipe dream. In addition, …

Pool Safety Tips for Winter

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Keeping your family safe around your in ground pool is a year-round job. During the winter, pool safety is often out of sight and, thus, out of mind. Since you are not using your pool regularly, it can be easy for basic safety precautions to slip your mind. Even fallen leaves can result in a less visible pool. It is …

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Tips For An Awesome Fall Themed Pool Party

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Fall is in the air, but the warm Texas weather means pool season might not be over just yet! Which creates the perfect situation for a fall-themed pool party. We already shared a few tips on creating a spooky themed pool party, but what about all those other fall occasions? Here are some fun ideas for planning a fall themed …

Halloween Pool Party Ideas

Halloween Pool Party Ideas

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Halloween is just around the corner! This year, skip the boring big-box store Halloween decorations and use your swimming pool as a spooky centerpiece. Whether you are planning a pool party, hosting a haunted house, or just want to thrill the neighborhood trick-or-treaters, there are plenty of ways to use your swimming pool to create a scary adventure. Here are …

Summer Fitness: 5 Pool Workouts to Stay in Shape and Stay Cool

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Working out during the summer months can be brutal. The Texas heat can sap your energy – and your motivation. Plus, triple digit temperatures can actually make it dangerous to work out. So, what is a fitness-minded person to do during the summer to stay in shape? How About Taking Your Work Out to the Pool? Working out in the …

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Why Your Swimming Pool Is the Ultimate Summer Staycation

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Here are 3 interesting facts about Texas: Texas is the second warmest US state  during the summer months. Texas has the second most residential swimming pools per capita Texas is also the hardest working state  given that 5 of its cities (Arlington, Fort Worth, Austin, Dallas and Houston) appear in the list of top 10 hardest-working US cities. Put all …

When Should My Child Learn to Swim?

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Having a swimming pool or pond in the yard can be frightening for parents. Which makes sense, when you consider children under the age of four have the highest drowning rates. It is a scary thought – your child slips through a fence you think is secure or wanders off for ‘just a second.’ That fear is the reason many …

Free CPR Class Schedule 2015

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Schedule your CPR Class today. The first class begins at 10:00 am and the 2nd class begins at 1:00 pm. Our American Red Cross Instructor will cover adult, child & infant CPR. You must be at least 12 years of age to be certified for the class. Younger kids are more than welcome to sit in the CPR class and …

Choosing the Right Pool for Your Family

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September Edition In this edition of our newsletter we will help guide you through the process of choosing the right pool for your family. Every family has their own individual expectations and needs.  Once you have decided on the right pool design for your family the next step is to choose the right pool equipment to keep maintenance down to …

Ask the Expert: Cleaners

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In this Ask the Expert, we learn which pool cleaners are most recommended by Platinum Pools. Cleaners For Pools with lots of Leaves Q: Hi Scott, I have a 24,000 gallon pool with pebble plaster.  I have a Legend cleaner and it has recently died.  What cleaners do you put in your new pools?  I have owned a Jet Vac, …

Platinum Pools One of the Top 10 Largest Builders in the US

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Platinum Pools, a builder of high quality residential swimming pools and spas for the Houston, Beaumont and Victoria areas, is run with a charitable spirit that carries over into their customer service department. Platinum Pools has once again been ranked by Pool and Spa News as one of the top 10 largest builders in the US and made the list …

Platinum Pools Climbs Up the Rankings in National List of the Top 50 Pool Builders

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In Pool and Spa News’ list of the top 50 pool builders in the nation, Platinum Pools has climbed up the rankings from 8th to 6th in the country. Houston pool builder Platinum Pools was recently ranked 6th in Pool and Spa News’ August 2011 issue.  The periodical annually ranks the top 50 pool builders in the nation based on …

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Conserving Energy

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Pool Owners Your pool should run about 8 to 10 hours a day at a minimum to keep it from turning the dreaded color green. Platinum Pools recommend’s running your pool 12 hours a day. We know this can take its toll on your electric bill, so we have a couple of recommendations for you. These recommendations will help you …