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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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SpoolCocktail 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 …

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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! Get a pool chiller! If your swimming pool faces the Texas sun rays, believe us, during summer the water …

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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

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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, …

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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

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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

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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

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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, …

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 …