How to clean outdoor furniture cushions

How to Clean Your Outdoor Furniture Cushions

Swimming Pool Expert Pool Tips

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 …

Polaris Automatic Robotic Pool Cleaner

Why Automatic Pool Cleaners are Better for Your Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Expert Pool Tips

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 …

pools for small yards

A Pool for Everyone

Swimming Pool Expert Ask the Pool Experts, Pool Tips

Not so long ago, a client gave us a 5-Star rating and commented on her new swimming pool: “After thinking our backyard was too small & inaccessible to put an iground pool and hearing great things about Platinum from friends, we set up a consult with pretty low expectations trying not to get our hopes up.  Once they finished our …

Swimming Lessons for Kids

It’s Time for Your Swimming Lesson

celement Pool Tips, Water Safety

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 …

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Find Out Why Street Clothes and Swimming Pools Don’t Mix

Swimming Pool Expert Pool Tips

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 …

President's Day Pool Party

Presidents’ Day by the Pool

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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 …

Valentines Day Pool Party

Valentine’s Day by the Pool

Swimming Pool Expert Party Planning, Pool Tips

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 …

Custom Pool LED Lighting for Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day Colors for Your Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Expert Pool Tips

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 …

Pebble Tec Pool Finishes

Pebble Surfaces are Better for Your Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Expert Pool Features, Pool Tips

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 …

Build a Custom Pool in Missouri City TX

Swimming Pool Check Up

Swimming Pool Expert Pool Tips

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 …

Spill-Over Spa in Fulshear

Hot Tub & Spa Tips For The Winter

Swimming Pool Expert Pool Tips

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 …

Pool with Fire Pots and Tanning Deck

The Importance of Having Fire Pits

Swimming Pool Expert Featured Post, Pool Features, Pool Tips

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, …

Cleaning a Swimming Pool After a Hurricane

How to Clean a Swimming Pool After a Hurricane

celement Ask the Pool Experts, Pool Tips, Water Safety

It’s All About The Chemicals That You Use In the last two months, the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean got struck with high-category hurricanes.  Harvey got the best of eastern Texas while Irma came two weeks later and hit Florida.  But it would be the Antilles Islands that got the worse of it. The islands were hit twice.  Exactly 14 …

swimming pool exercises

Our Favorite Water Sports & Swimming Pool Exercises

celement Featured Post, Games and Toys, Pool Tips

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 …

custom fire features and swimming pool lighting

Why Add Fire Features To Your Pool?

celement Featured Post, Pool Features, Pool Tips

The world of pool building and backyard design continues to constantly change. As a result, we are witnessing exciting new and crazy designs all the time. Adding extravagant pool features are all the rage. From waterfalls, slides, and tanning shelves– the sky is the limit. However, if you’re looking to add a very elegant flare, we recommend fire features as …

swimming pool finishes

Swimming Pool Finishes & Surfaces

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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 …

backyard splash pads

Residential Splash Pads For Your Backyard

celement Games and Toys, Pool Features, Pool Tips, Water Safety

Splash Pads, also known as spray pools, are a source of water activities mainly for children. Splash pads have nozzles and pipes of water and involve little or absolutely no standing water. The reduced risk of drowning makes splash pads safer for young children, unlike any swimming pool. For people who are not comfortable with going in a typical swimming …

Luxury Custom Pool Builder

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 …

2017 Pool Trends

5 Swimming Pool Trends for 2017

celement Ask the Pool Experts, Featured Post, News, Pool Tips, Pools

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 …

Proper Swimming Techniques

Back to Basics: Proper Swimming Techniques

celement Pool Tips

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 …

Mosquito repellent tips for the summer

DIY Mosquito Repellents and Tips for the Summer

celement Featured Post, Pool Tips, Water Safety

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 …

Fire Pit

Winter Time Activities by the Fire Pit

celement Party Planning, Pool Tips, Poolside Recipes

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 …