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Entertaining Areas Around Your Swimming Pool

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As we have said in past blogs, the backyard has now become the ultimate family room. The original swimming pool with a simple slab of concrete for its deck has now transformed into an exotic room made with beautiful natural stones and patterned concrete featuring artistic spectacles with water features, fire features, outdoor living spaces, and more for everyone to enjoy. Here are a few …

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Best Spots to Read in or By the Pool

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Some people have their perfect place to read a book. How about treating yourself to a book by the pool? Think about it for a bit. Only some activities are as satisfying as reading by the pool, but books and water do not mix. From the bright sun blinding your book pages to the constant threat of a splash getting …

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Pool Design Trends for 2023

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Whether considering new construction or upgrading your backyard oasis, keeping a pool design trendy and relevant is essential. If not, it can become an outdated addition. Check out our latest blog on eight of the top 2023 pool design trends!  Trendy Pool Colors We do know that a pool’s water looks like various shades of blue. Did you know that …

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Custom Swimming Pool – The Best Holiday Gift!

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When customers ask when the best time is to build a swimming pool, the answer is always the same: anytime! There is no better time than the holidays to give your family the gift of a lifetime! If you want to give your family this ultimate gift, you first need to figure out how you will let them know. Surprise! …

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Pool of the Month – December 2022

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Location – Katy, Texas Use your imagination to recreate your backyard into a mystical place.  Our featured project involved statues that the customer wanted to feature in their design that inspired our designer to design a version of Atlantis-oasis.  By adding a waterfall, beach entry, and a bridge to connect the “mainland” to an “island,” it reflects everything that gives …

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Tips on Using the Spa During Winter

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A great thing that Texans don’t have to worry about is closing the pool every winter. Although some cold weather and freezes occasionally occur, nothing beats relaxing in a spa when the cold season arrives; there are specific procedures a spa owner should know. Even if the thermometer reads 60 degrees, it can be cold in the southern states. Below …

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Outdoor Thanksgiving Celebration

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With Thanksgiving near, we’re all trying to plan a festive start to the holidays. Having a swimming pool can help initiate a new Thanksgiving tradition. Let us provide some tips to make your Thanksgiving celebration fun for everyone: Thanksgiving Décor Thanksgiving is the first holiday that kicks off the Christmas season, and nothing says Thanksgiving like a warmly lit, brightly …

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Pool of the Month – November 2022

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Location – Seabrook, Texas A unique geometric designed pool can make it distinctive from the rest. This project shows travertine decking and coping around the pool. It also has a tanning deck and a spa on the other end of the pool. Lastly, a modern designed fountain with a spillway. Amazing! The tanning shelf holds two waterproof, weather resistant lounge …

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Saltwater or Chlorine Pool?  Know the Facts

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When building a new pool or renovating an old one, it’s important to know the pros and cons of saltwater and chlorine pools. Saltwater Pools Saltwater pools are becoming increasingly popular as people learn about the benefits saltwater pools offer.  However, the biggest myth surrounding saltwater pools is that they do not contain chlorine because the water is sanitized using …

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Are Swim Diapers Reliable? Learn the Facts

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Toddlers and small children enjoy spending time with their parents in a swimming pool, especially during the summer. It is fun to buy swimwear for the tiny tots, and some who still wear diapers may need another artifact. Keep in mind that there is a misconception about swim diapers and their reliability, and experts from reputable educational institutions state that …

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Small Swimming Pool Advantages

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If you have a small backyard and yearn for a swimming pool, here is some good news: small inground pools have some advantages compared to larger inground pools. Large swimming pools are fantastic for parties, races, sports, diving, and more. But what can a small inground swimming pool offer? What are the main reasons why people choose a small in-ground …

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Incorporating The Swimming Pool During School Days

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August may represent the end of summer (and, of course, back to school for kids across the country), but that does not mean you have to say so long to fun in the pool.  It is a great time to enjoy your backyard pool even more with friends and family.  It is not only for those kids who attend a …

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Start the Pool Building Process Now

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Every homeowner dream of having a swimming pool on their property. Imagine a place where your family and friends can spend time together not to mention it increases the value of your home. As we approach the end of summer, now is a great opportunity to start the process of adding a new swimming pool to your home. If you …

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The Cities With The Most Residential Pools

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Sunny, sandy states are thirsty for cool water. The Sun Belt, covering the southern and westernmost regions of the US, is a high concentration of residential swimming pools.  In lieu of a relatively modest population compared to Los Angeles, Phoenix is number one with 32.7% of homes with a pool.  Three Florida cities occupy the next three spots: Miami – …

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Pool Day Checklist

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Summer days are synonymous with a swimming pool – whether it’s the one in your backyard, the neighborhood/community pool, or the one at a friend’s house.  No matter where you go, checking your pool day list twice is essential because it is frustrating to find that some of your essentials are not there.  We recommend some items that will help …

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Myths Busted About Pool Maintenance

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Pool and Spa maintenance has many different notions; including a few statements regarding various water care, and whether they work or not. Some of these notions you will hear are true, but many fall under the category – of myth. In this blog, we will present the facts of how pool maintenance is authentic in comparison to some of those …

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How to Get More Fun Out of Your Pool

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Now that summer is officially here, do not waste a minute getting the most out of your pool.  For some, the joy of owning a pool can wane after a few years, especially if you are the one who must clean and maintain it.  This year, take it upon yourself to have more fun with your pool – after all, …

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Pool Design Trends in 2022

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Since the COVID -19 pandemic began, people’s lives have changed by leaps and bounds.  The demand for swimming pools skyrocketed across the country in the last two years, and as many work from home and spend their vacations in the backyard.  Vacations are now an integral part of many people’s lives, and backyards have become our new vacation spots. As …

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Get Your Outdoor Living Room Ready for Valentine’s Day

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be searching for ideas for a romantic date or special dinner.  If you have a pool and spa, you need to look no further.  Platinum Pools has some great ideas and recipes for a unique, private, and, naturally, romantic Valentine’s Day in your backyard, and avoid the headache of making reservations. …

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Our Featured Project – December 2021

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Missouri City Oasis $125,000 – $150,000 A freeform-designed pool provides room for the amenities you want. In the case of this job, they opted for a bit more than what the majority of pool owners have, a bridge. You can also appreciate great features like a lagoon-shaped raised spa, a raised wall with a straight line firepit, and a fountain …

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Our Featured Project – November 2021

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The Montemayor’s Oasis – Friendswood, Texas $100,000 – $125,000   The Montemayor Project is the winner of the 2021 PHTA International Silver Award in the geometric category.  With outdoor living in mind, the Montemayor’s truly enjoy the outdoors with a modern designed pool, with pebble tec inlay and mosaic tile waterline. They selected pencil jets and scuppers for water features …

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Our Featured Pool Project – October 2021

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The Victoria Project – Victoria, Texas $175,000 + When it comes to a new custom featured pool, our designers can make the Lazy River a reality. This beautiful ground-level design in Victoria features a wonderful little Lazy River as well as two bridges, a grotto, and two sunbeds. The upper portion of the oasis features a poolside table and bar …

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Cody Pools and Platinum Pools are Now One Team

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For the past 9 years, Cody Pools has been the number one swimming pool builder in the USA, as ranked by Pool and Spa News. We are proud to announce that Cody Pools and Platinum Pools will be joining forces. Platinum Pools will continue to operate under their well-known branded name. Customers who continue to choose Cody and Platinum Pools …

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Pool of the Month – September 2021

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We are proud of is this gorgeous outdoor living area in this month’s pool of the month. The swimming pool has a spa and a raised wall containing gushers, scuppers, and fire bowls. The terrace is an example of outdoor living, including an LED TV, outdoor furniture, and kitchen. The rain descent adds an exciting look to the backyard. The …

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Platinum Pools in PSN’s Top 50 Builder List 2021

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Platinum Pools is pleased to be in the Top 50 Pool Builder list in the United States by Pool & Spa News magazine. The past year brought unusual challenges that no one predicted. As 2021 continues with uncertainty and other health threats, we stepped to the occasion by readjusting to face the challenges and rise to the top.  We are …

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Swim Jets – A Great Pool Accessory

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Do you remember those gigantic swim machines? Now you don’t need a big swimming pool to generate a current in your pool. The new fitness swim jets can be custom-built into new pools and spas or added to an existing pool. There is no need for a large pool to incorporate swimming into your exercise routine.  Swim jets provide the …

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Pool Industry Trends in 2021

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For more than a year, we saw an event we did not expect in our industry.  With the growth of swimming pool purchases in the United States in 2020, the trend may continue regardless of whether the Pandemic is under control or not.  It is a fact that our lifestyle changed drastically.  Many who are now working from home are …

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Swimming Pool Designs That Convert a Backyard into a Staycation

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The best way to beat the Texas heat is by taking a dip in a refreshing swimming pool and having one in a residential backyard is even better.  The oasis continues to evolve by adding accessories like waterfalls, water features, spas, and other elements to enhance a backyard.  Some options and materials help match a swimming pool with the architectural …

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Cocktail Pool vs. Spool – Know the Difference

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If a homeowner is looking for a cozy spot that brings life to a home, then a cocktail pool or spool is a great option. They are smaller than a standard pool and are ideal for entertaining in small spaces. If someone thinks a small backyard has no room for a pool, then think again. Many visit our offices requesting …

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Situations That Affect a Pools Construction Timeline

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It is an exciting moment when a homeowner decides to install a swimming pool. No matter if they use it for exercise, to cool down on a summer’s day, or to relax, an oasis updates the beauty of a backyard. However, pool construction is a process and which can have a complicated timeline. It is not just a hole in …

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Hiding a Pool’s Pump and Filter System in a Backyard

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The swimming pool pump and filter system is the heart of the oasis, but it can be an eyesore in a backyard if you do not have a good place for its hiding. Pool equipment ends on one side of the house in most cases. In reality, it is best for your pool equipment not to be too far from …

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The Year in Review 2020 – Platinum Pools

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If anyone asks to sum up 2020 in a word, what would it be? Can it be tumultuous, terrifying, or resilient, heroic, hopeful? Will 2020 have an impact that can spread for years to come? All it took was a virus to bring the world to a halt. As many businesses closed for a while or forever, others found ways …

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Custom Backyards – The Perfect Christmas Gift

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Anytime is a great time to get a Platinum Pool!  But there is no better time than to give the family the gift of a lifetime during the holidays. When giving a family this ultimate gift, the homeowner needs to think about how to give the family a surprise.  After all, there is no way to wrap a new outdoor …

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Platinum Pools Receives Luxury Lifestyle Award

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The Organizing Committee of Luxury Lifestyle Awards awarded Platinum Pools a winner of luxury lifestyle on their yearly Top  Luxury Lifestyle Awards.  Having a home pool is a luxury, but a premium quality pool allows you to dive into a luxury lifestyle.  Using excellent materials, creating an exceptional design, and applying the refined craftsmanship in the swimming pool industry guarantee that you, …

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Pandemic Leads to More Families Creating Their Own Backyard Paradise

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Last year, many families spent time planning and being on vacation. A big part of many people’s vacation planning includes checking out the pool at the hotel/resort they will be staying at. The COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. Since mid-March, people have been in confinement to help reduce the spread of the virus that filled the future with doubts. The perspective …

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What Platinum Pools Stands For – Over 20 Years in Business

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For more than twenty years, our swimming pools represent a testament to our slogan, “We Can Prove the Difference.” Today, Platinum Pools continues to provide top quality assurance. With thousands of happy customers over the years, it is our legacy is to provide the best customer service, a customized swimming pool based on your request and needs, and continued equipment …

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Summer’s Around the Corner – Is Your Swimming Pool Ready?

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Now is the perfect time to get your swimming pool and your backyard ready and in optimal conditions.  Houstonians like to use the swimming pool regardless of the seasons. However, there is an increase in pool usage in the summertime.  Everyone wants to escape the Texas heat, but without the proper care, your pool may not be ready for the …

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Platinum Pools – Working Hard In Our Community

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On March 20th, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic disease. While everyone is going through self-quarantine, governments around the world are working to find solutions in getting back to “normal.” However, for our company, it doesn’t mean that we can’t stay connected and continue providing excellent service. Recently, KPRC-TV, an NBC affiliate in Houston, created the “Support Local” …

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Now is a Great Time to Purchase a Swimming Pool

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Many homeowners are at home juggling with working from home, kids, and house chores during the quarantine.  It also means that many of us are having to cancel or adjust our family vacations.  It is uncertain when it will be safe to travel again. Luckily for us, we are operating and ready to make homeowner’s dreams come true.  Many will …

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Platinum Pools Receives Best of Houzz Award for 2020

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We’re excited to announce that Platinum Pools is a recipient of the “Best of Houzz” Customer Service Badge for 2020.  We are grateful by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community for selecting our firm from among more than 2.5 million active home building, remodeling, and design industry professionals. The Best of Houzz badge awards to professional members …

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Outdoor Kitchen Components – Know the Facts

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Since the days of food channels showing how much fun it is to cook outdoors, many homeowners look for a way to enjoy their backyards, especially in the summertime.  The days of having a hibachi or a gas grill are converting into a more elaborate, more accessible place to cook. When it’s time to have an outdoor kitchen, we are …

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Swimming Pool Trends of 2019

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In past publications, we have said that the backyard is the new living room, and this rings true every day of the year here in Houston.  Swimming pools are not just for swimming; they are for socializing and lounging. Now that we are in 2019, there are new swimming pool trends that can be exciting and fresh.  Other trends may …

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Why You Should Include A Spa On Your New Swimming Pool Design

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It’s that time again!  Fall and Winter are upon us, and all we can think of is keeping ourselves warm.  Many look forward to that little time to relax in a spa.  But like all bodies of water, there are procedures that a spa owner must know. Don’t shut off your spa during the winter.  Of course, as Texans, most …

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The Best Holiday Gift! – Custom Swimming Pools

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When clients ask when the best time to build a swimming pool is, the answer is always the same; anytime!  But there is no better time than during the holidays, to give your family the gift of a lifetime! When giving your family this ultimate gift, you’ll need to first think about how you are going to let your family …

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Coping Options For New Pool Construction

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Someone once said that “Swimming pool coping is the crowning glory of your oasis.” Well, that’s all fine and dandy, but many pool owners don’t realize that the “borders of the pool” have more to offer than just an esthetic crown. It takes time and planning to install a brand-new swimming pool.  It is not just a hole in the …

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Lazy Rivers – A Trend in Custom-Designed Pools

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Visit a resort like the Marriott Marquis in Houston, and you will see their lazy river feature.  Kids enjoy it, it attracts newlyweds and relaxes the rest of the guests. Until recently, the lazy river was exclusively for resorts and water parks.  If you believe that the feature is not for your backyard swimming pool, then it’s time to reconsider …

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Benefits of Pool Construction in the Off-Season

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One of the perks of living in the Lone Star State is being able to enjoy your swimming pool year-round.  Although we had some surprises with the weather last Christmas, it didn’t mean you had to close your oasis.  On the contrary, Texans find a way to enjoy the pool.  Naturally, the early spring to mid-summer is often the busiest …

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The Best 10 Pool Inflatables for 2018

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When you have a pool at home, one of the first things that come to mind is to relax in your pool is an inflatable.  Even children enjoy having this plastic device that floats and allows their imaginations to run.  This year, our staff at Platinum Pools came out with ten inflatables considered as the best for 2018.  Before we …