Outdoor Kitchen

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 …

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 …

Pools With Lazy Rivers

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 …

Building a Pool in The Off-Season

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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Meet Us On Houzz!

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Did you Know That Platinum Pools is on Houzz? Houzz is a website that brings together architects, interior designers, landscapers and, of course, pool designers, creating an online community. It is now a significant site that brings pool owners and pool professionals in a visual gathering. Platinum Pools is proud to be part of this elite page. Why Visit Platinum Pools …

Variable Speed Pump

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 …

Scott Waldo Platinum Pools President and Founder

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

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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, …

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 …

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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 …

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Our Favorite Water Sports & Swimming Pool Exercises

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Out of the 59 water sports in existence, only 8 of them are popular in swimming pool activities.  Whether the kids want to imitate Michael Phelps, or the adults want to find a more comfortable way to lose weight, and gain muscle and joint flexibility, there is a water exercise to suit your needs. What is truly amazing is that …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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

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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, …

Custom Pool LED Lighting for Valentines Day

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 …

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 An Awesome Fall Themed Pool Party

Christy Saxer Featured Post, Party Planning, Pool Tips

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

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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 …

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The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Stress-Free Summer Pool Party

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There is nothing quite like the first pool party of the summer, and it is almost that time of the year! The water might still be a little chilly, but good friends and fun have a way of combining to create lifelong memories. If you are looking for the everything-you-need guide to planning your summer pool party, you have come …

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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 …