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Tile and Coping Grout Options

In Construction Process by Swimming Pool Expert

As a future swimming pool owner, you may think of how your backyard will transform.  You check any detail, from the shape of the pool to the water features, the inlay, the deck, and more.  And then comes the tile and coping…then you realize…the grout! Pool grout is one of the most forgotten elements of a swimming pool. Yes, pool …

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Pool Materials: Gunite, Shotcrete, or Fiberglass?

In Construction Process by Swimming Pool Expert

Concrete or fiberglass? That is the question many future pool owners ask about pool materials.  So did you know the two types of ingredients that shape your pool? Concrete is concrete, right? Or, how about a fiberglass pool? Many say that it is faster to build, is shaped-ready, and easy on the feet. So, why do more people prefer in-ground …

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Pool Building Permits

In Construction Process by Swimming Pool Expert

Building a swimming pool is a delicate procedure.  When a homeowner wants an oasis, there are many different phases of pool permits to go through.  These phases start with design through the finished product. Some factors that may increase completion time are rain/weather, building permits, HOA approvals, relocating utility lines, etc. Suppose a homeowner wants a new pool for his/her …

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Building a Swimming Pool in League City

In Construction Process by Swimming Pool Expert

League City has the third largest boating anchorage in the United States.  While many promote the city as a place to live, work, and play, it is also a well-located city.  The city between Houston and Galveston has many other benefits like parks, beautiful neighborhoods, excellent schools, museums and a waterfront to die for.   But those who live in their …

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Pool Building in West University and Southside Place

In Construction Process by Swimming Pool Expert

Our blog today is a bit different than some of the others we’ve published recently.  As we all know, each city in the Houston area has requirements and guidelines you must follow when building a pool.  However, the areas of West University and Southside Place have similar characteristics like high valued homes and the highest homeownership, exceeding over 70%.  Why …

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Building a Swimming Pool in The City of Tomball

In Construction Process by Swimming Pool Expert

When we look at Tomball, we see a suburb with good schools, young families, and a diversity that makes the city unique.  Located northwest of Houston, it is an area where a good of the residents rent their homes.  In a study made by DataUSA.org, only 47% of homeowners live in the area while the other 53% rent their dwellings.  …

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Swimming Pool Building Permits in Katy, TX

In Construction Process by Swimming Pool Expert

We all know that a swimming pool is a great asset.  It brings elegance to your backyard, and it adds value to your home.  The residents in Katy are no strangers to investing in one.  If you are new to the Houston area and you settled in Katy, be aware that building an oasis is not a walk in the …

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Building a Swimming Pool in Sugar Land – Learn the Facts

In Construction Process by Swimming Pool Expert

Sugarland is an upscale city located southwest of Houston. With over 17 gated communities and many amenities throughout, Sugar Land is an attractive neighborhood for young families and white-collar workers. Building a pool in Sugar Land will make living there that much better. Since the early ’90s, the city has had a population growth of over 85%, many are homeowners who …

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Swimming Pool Building Permits in the City of Houston

In Construction Process by Swimming Pool Expert

Houston, as the fourth largest city in the United States, about 50,000 Americans did not waste time moving to Bayou City, especially young professionals. Even in 2019, the population of the city of Houston keeps growing; it represents more people buying properties. With a total of over two million habitants in Houston, many are in the market for swimming pools.  …

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Why Building Permits are Important for Building a Swimming Pool?

In Construction Process by Swimming Pool Expert

Platinum Pools has been building fun for residents in Southeast Texas for the past two decades.  Our priority is to build a pool right the first time, with safety and maintenance in mind.  Our pool experts provide information to every customer about the pool building process, and we keep in mind that building codes and regulations can vary from town …

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The Phases of Building a Swimming Pool Part Five – Heater, Lights and Electric Panel

In Construction Process by Swimming Pool Expert

On our last installment, we mentioned the importance of placing the wiring, plumbing, and filter systems for a swimming pool.  Now, we will look at another part of building a swimming pool adding heaters, lights, and electric panels.  We are talking about pool heaters, lighting, and electrical panel systems. Before we go into a more profound description, it is vital …

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The Phases of Building a Swimming Pool Part Three – From Digging a Hole to Installing Plumbing and Electrical Wires

In Construction Process by Swimming Pool Expert

As we all know, the process of building a swimming pool is complex to carry out.  When someone wants a private oasis, there are phases to go through, from the initial design to the finished product.  In our third part of our blog series, we are digging deeper into the process of building an oasis.  We will check the steps …

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The Phases of Building a Swimming Pool Part One – What You Need to Know and Do Before Building a Pool

In Construction Process by Swimming Pool Expert

Introduction As we start a new season, our staff at Platinum Pools want to provide valuable information on the steps we take to build a swimming pool.  It is vital for us to provide the best quality, with the best pool equipment and filtering system that is eco-friendly and economical.  But most of all, to ensure that our product is …

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Why Install Pool Gushers

In Construction Process, Featured Post, Pool Features by celement

Ever see those extravagant pools, or large lakes with large gushing water fountains? Well you can custom design and add those crazy water features to your own pool. Pool gushers, also known as bubblers can be a fun and noticeable addition to your pool. The source of the bubblers are located at the base of the swimming pool itself, with …