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Enjoy a Fit and Cool Summer!

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

We all want to look fit and energetic in the summertime.  With that being the case, you would investigate an air-conditioned gym, but it can be costly.  If you are looking to exercise outdoors, then we have news for you; the Texas heat can sap up your energy and your motivation.   As we get triple-digit temperatures in the summer, working …

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It’s a Process – Designing a Swimming Pool

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We meet new people every day, and there is always the question “what do you do for a living?” A common answer to this question is “I’m in sales”.  Most people, however, leave the answer to that and don’t go into what company they sell for, or what their specific job entails. So now the question arises: What does designing …

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Plants That Can Keep Bugs Away from Your Swimming Pool

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

We know how much you love your outdoor family room.  There is nothing better than sitting back and enjoying your swimming pool and garden.  But, did you know that there are plants you can put in your garden to help keep the bugs away from your oasis? This is a great time to plan your garden for when your swimming …

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How to Clean Your Pool’s Filter Cartridge

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

The beauty, function, and design of a swimming pool may come secondary to keeping the pool water clean. It is essential to install a good filter system to guarantee that the oasis has clean water, without bacteria. A cartridge filter is the most popular type of pool filter to use on a home pool. The filter artifacts are pleated, and …

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Mid-Summer Swimming Pool Maintenance

In Pool Tips by celement

Summer is in full swing, with heat waves that come and go, leaving extreme temperatures in most of the country. Therefore, swimming pools are your best allies to beat the heat. If you are one of many who has an oasis in their backyard, the chances are that you are enjoying and making the most of it. Some say that …

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How to Prepare Your Swimming Pool for the Hurricane Season

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

Many experts predict that this year’s hurricane season will be as active, or more than the 2017 hurricane season. * There is a good probability a major hurricane of category 3-5 will touch land this year, with a 63% probability versus 52% of this happening compared to the last century.  In summary, the U.S. Eastern Coast has a 39% chance …

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Tips On How To Clean Your Grill

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

If there is an item as necessary for the dream backyard as the swimming pool, it has to be the barbecue grill. Grills are the heart of the party; the item that cooks your hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks and, fish to perfection.  Remember that with grills, cleanliness is the key.  You may be somebody who believes that charcoal ash is …

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It’s Armed Forces Day – Pool Therapy Healing

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

This Saturday, May 19, you may see a parade in your hometown composed of army jeeps, tanks, marines marching displaying their rifles, and the celebration of patriot colors. This day is Armed Forces Day in the United States. As a small contribution to this day, Platinum Pools is advising those who served in times of war and peace on how …

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How to Clean Your Outdoor Furniture Cushions

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

It’s that time of the year again!  Time to put away everything winter-related; throw away what you don’t use; rearrange the furniture and do some deep spring cleaning.  During the long and tedious process of spring cleaning, you may forget your outdoor furniture.  Believe it, or not, many people forget that the backyard is also part of their home. Oh …

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Why Automatic Pool Cleaners are Better for Your Swimming Pool

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

An important guarantee Platinum Pools gives to their customers is a low-maintenance, custom-made swimming pool. Owning a low maintenance swimming pool means that it only takes around 15 minutes to care for your pool. An essential accessory you need for your pool is an automatic pool cleaner. In the past, a pool owner had to put together an entire pool …

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Are You Ready for Spring?

In Pool Tips by celement

Texans don’t close their swimming pools in winter time, and that’s a fact.  But this last season was full of surprises (weather wise), so many pool owners opted for the warmth of the spa.  Now that spring is around the corner, it’s time to get your oasis ready. The Garden Around Your Pool Prepare the area around your swimming pool …

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It’s Time for Your Swimming Lesson

In Pool Tips, Water Safety by celement

As spring approaches, many homeowners are looking to purchase a swimming pool.  But, safety comes first, and it is vital for your children to take swimming lessons.  It is the one skill that they should learn as early as possible. Why Are Swimming Lessons Important? If you have children and there is a swimming pool in your backyard, have them …

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Proper Swimming Pool Clothing

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

Do you, or someone you know, have a habit of swimming in the pool with your street clothes on?  We are sorry to say that pools and street clothes don’t mix.  A once-in-a-while dip in the pool with regular clothing may not make much of a difference.  But, if you have a lot of people in your pool with everyday …

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Presidents’ Day by the Pool

In Party Planning, Pool Tips by celement

The school year comes with a lot of challenges for parents.  It’s all about the Christmas pageant, the Halloween costume contest or graduation.  But there is nothing more challenging than a long weekend.  There are not many of them, but it’s not like summer, where you can plan ahead for that trip in a car or a plane, or even …

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Valentine’s Day by the Pool

In Party Planning, Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

Whether it rains or shines, expect Valentine’s Day to be in the low 70°F.  So, get the decorations out and have the best pool party ever.  Here are some ideas to make the gathering a memorable one: Planning Decorations Simple decorations like red, white and pink balloons go well.  You can make a bunch and tie them together on a …

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Valentine’s Day Colors for Your Swimming Pool

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When we think of a Valentine’s Day gathering by the swimming pool, the first thing that comes to mind is a heart-shaped pool.  That is all fine and dandy; but, if you don’t use colored LED lights, your oasis will look like it does every single day. The Colors of Valentines Days All holidays have their signature color to represent …

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Aqua Yoga and Its Benefits

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

If you have a swimming pool, then congratulations! The swimming pool is not only for enjoyment but also for relaxation. And if you think that yoga is just to practice on the floor in your living room or terrace, well, the answer is no. When Paramahansa Yogananda published “Autobiography of a Yogi” in 1946, very few got into practicing yoga. …

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Don’t Make Your Cat Swim in Your Pool, or You Can…

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

Cats and dogs. They have fur, four legs, a tail, eyes, a nose, a mouth, and the ability to wake you from the best night’s sleep. So, how can we tell the two apart? Well, while the dog is friendly and dependent, the cat is moody and independent.  And if you’re asking if there is another way to tell them …

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Pebble Surfaces are Better for Your Swimming Pool

In Pool Features, Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

Pebble surfaces are the rage when it comes to custom-built swimming pools. If you are looking to have an oasis in your backyard, and you are considering low maintenance, then pebble finishing your pool is what you need. But first, why Pebble Surfaces and not plaster surfaces? Pebble finishing is more expensive than plaster, but it has a much longer …

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Swimming Pool Check Up

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

You decided to heat your pool for this winter time, right? Don’t think that your pool will stay clean even if you shut off your heating device for a few hours. It takes a few hours to freeze the water and subsequently, the tubes. Remember that you must check your backyard oasis, no matter what, to ensure that all is …

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Hot Tub & Spa Tips For The Winter

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

Hot Tub & Spa Tips For The Winter When the cold season arrives, many look forward to that little time to relax in a spa or a hot tub. But like all bodies of water, there are procedures that a spa owner must know. Here are some tips that will help you enjoy the benefits of using your spa or …

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How to Choose The Right Pool Cover

In Pool Features, Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

One of our colleagues told us recently of why her father bought a pool cover. She said that the swimming pool was not in her family’s home but at a weekend retreat they owned. Every weekend they found strangers jumping over the fence and having fun. “It was at that moment that my father decided to get a cover for …

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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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Aquatic Physical Therapy at Home

In Ask the Pool Experts, Pool Tips by celement

When a Swimming Pool Becomes Your Best Medicine A swimming pool in your home gives you immediate access to many ways to keep in shape, invite people to have a great time or create memories. It can also increase the value of your property.  And you may know the benefits of having a hot tub to release stress after a …

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Swimming Pool Finishes & Surfaces

In Pool Tips by celement

While building a pool, there are a lot of things that should be considered: The size, dimensions, motors and chemicals. All such technical matters are better left to the architect while you just wait for the time when you’ll be floating around. However, one thing that you should be interested is in selecting the surface of the pool. This part …

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5 Swimming Pool Trends for 2017

In Pool Tips by celement

Build a perfect pool with the hottest pool trends of 2017. Pool designs and trends are forever changing. Technology is advancing so many aspects of our lives, and the pool industry is not lacking. With the fast advancement of technology, there are always new gadgets, systems, and designs that emerge into the market every year. In a world of social …

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Back to Basics: Proper Swimming Techniques

In Pool Tips by celement

Want to swim like the pros? We’ve got you! Catch yourself struggling to stay afloat in the pool? Notice that your go-to swimming technique is the doggy paddle? Stress no more! Platinum Pools has all tips you’ll need to swim like a pro this summer. So get out, grab some goggles, swimming cap, your most trusted bathing suit, and become …

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DIY Mosquito Repellents and Tips for the Summer

In Pool Tips, Water Safety by celement

Get ready for a spring and summer filled with outdoor activities, minus the annoying mosquitoes. Texas summers were made to be spent outdoors by the pool. (or indoors with your air conditioning set to 70). Whether you’re tanning, swimming, BBQing, or simply enjoying a beautiful day out by the pool- there’s one thing you can never escape in Houston. What’s …

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Winter Time Activities by the Fire Pit

In Party Planning, Pool Tips, Poolside Recipes by celement

Ignite your backyard patio and pool with luxurious fire bowls, pits, and other custom fire features. Luckily, Houston winters can be mild, and bearable at times. Which allows for some fun in the cold. Enjoy the brisk cold air by a nice and cozy fire pit or outdoor fire place. Activities by The Fire Hot Chocolate and Ghost Stories Make …

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How to Close Your Pool Off for Winter

In Featured Post, News, Pool Tips by celement

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 …