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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 …

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We Did It Again! PSN Top 50 Pool Builders for 2018

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For the sixth consecutive year, Platinum Pools is, again, amongst the top ten pool builders in the country by Pool and Spa News Top 50 Pool Builders in North America.  Since 1998, we’ve been in the business to provide high-quality swimming pools at affordable prices, all while treating people and our work with the respect that they deserve. PSN Top …

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Advantages of Having a Pool Chiller for Your Backyard Oasis

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The number of blogs describing how to heat or cool your pool’s water is impressive.  Don’t ever think that because you don’t have your pool heater on, that the water in your pool will be naturally cool…this is a total myth! If your swimming pool faces the Texas sun rays, believe us, during summer the water will probably be uncomfortably …

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

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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 …

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Happy Anniversary Platinum Pools!

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20 Years in the Pool Industry “Since 1998, I’ve had one of the best jobs in the world; I build fun!” – Scott Waldo Platinum Pools celebrates 20 years in the swimming pool business.  Our slogan “We Can Prove the Difference” is demonstrated by a list of over 3,500 happy customers. Building a swimming pool right the first time, and helping …

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Hollywood Stars and Their Swimming Pools

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Since the early days of the film industry in America, celebrities have been pampered citizens of the world.  Always admired, always envied by the clothes they wear, the jewelry, or the exotic places they travel.  But there is nothing more admired, and envied, than their homes.  From ranch style homes to European cottages, it is the swimming pool that brings …

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The Importance of Having Fire Pits

In Featured Post, Pool Features, Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

Savvy homeowners are gearing more into outdoor living.  Outdoor kitchens, flower beds, and swimming pools with spas took over the once popular wooden decks and grills.  But it is the fire pit that is in high demand- illuminating evening sky across the country.  Note that it is essential to select the right fire pit based on available space, budget and, …

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Plan A Successful Labor Day Pool Party

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Planning to have a Labor Day party at your place? There are a ton of awesome ideas to create a memorable party. Here are the tips you can utilize for your party to make it a fun and exciting experience for the ones who are attending it. 1.    Keep It Simple and Clean: One of the best party tips 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 …

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5 Basic Pool Decking Options

In Ask the Pool Experts, Featured Post, Pools by celement

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 …

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How to Close Your Pool Off for Winter

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It might be easy to think that your pool will be fine if unused during the winter. That all you need is a pool cover, or that it might just freeze over and thaw by spring. However, that is not the case! Bacteria can still grow, freezing water can damage piping, filters, and much more if you don’t winterize your …

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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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Save Money Now for Your New Swimming Pool Next Summer

In Featured Post, Pool Tips by celement

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, …

Swim Lessons Can Benefit the Whole Family

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The warm weather of Spring has arrived in Houston, but before you and your family run and jump in the pool, we have a a few tips about safety. We all remember taking swimming lessons as a child, and while learning early is important, the lifelong benefits of swimming lessons should be considered every time you and your family are …

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Create Your Very Own Backyard Valentine’s Day!

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be scrambling for ideas for a romantic date night, or for a special dinner outing. Platinum Pools has a few great ideas and recipes to have a unique, private, and of course romantic Valentine’s Day in your very own back yard, best yet, no reservations are required! Prep the Ambiance Think …

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Create your very own backyard winter spa!

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With all the rushing around and endless to do lists for the holiday season, you could use a day to relax and pamper yourself.  But if you’re bank account is a little low from gift shopping, a day at the spa may be too expensive.  With the mild Texas winter, you can create your own spa day in the backyard! …

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An Outdoor Thanksgiving Celebration

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With Thanksgiving near, we’re all trying to make plans for a festive start to the holidays.  Luckily for us in Texas, it means cool, crisp weather.  We’ve got a few great ideas on how to make your Thanksgiving celebration fun for everyone. Set the Mood by Your Pool With Your Outdoor Tablescape Nothing says Thanksgiving like a warmly lit,brightly decorated …

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Tips For Your Holiday Pool Party

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It may be starting to get cooler, but luckily for Texas, it’s one of the best times of year for outdoor activities! Whether for your family or a casual office gathering, we’ve got some great ideas for a holiday party around the pool. Set the Mood When it’s cold out in Texas, we enjoy a good outdoor fire.  If you’re …

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Tips For An Awesome Fall Themed Pool Party

In Featured Post, Party Planning, Pool Tips by Christy Saxer

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 …

Why Your Swimming Pool Is the Ultimate Summer Staycation

In Featured Post, Party Planning, Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

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 …

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The Perfect Kid’s Pool Party

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It’s no secret; when it gets hot outside kids want to go to the pool! Some of our most cherished childhood memories happened splashing around the pool with our friends and it’s no surprise that your kids will want to do the same thing. Whether they’re in the kiddie pool or the “big” pool, here a few sure-fire ways to …

Beach Music Playlist

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Are you looking for the perfect beach themed music playlist? Well look no further. This beach music playlist will help your party be a real splash! •   ” The Tide is High” by Blondie •    “Vacation” by The Go Gos •    “Mambo # 5″ by Lou Bega •   ” Surfin USA” by The Beach Boys •    “Itsty Bitsy Teenie Weenie …