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The Best Outdoor TV for Your New Pool

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

If you enjoy your outdoor family room, then an outdoor TV makes it the ultimate experience.  TV manufacturers know that many people enjoy watching their favorite shows in an open space, but very few companies have launched electronic products designed specifically for outdoor use. Regardless of the amount of electronics designed specifically for outdoor use, outdoor TV’s are becoming more …

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How to Care for The Garden Around Your Swimming Pool

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

Spring is almost here.  Texans are always proud of their landscaping, so it’s no surprise to see them enjoy getting the yard ready.  Regardless of whatever is left from the last season, your garden needs some tender loving care to ensure that your plants flourish, and you have everything under control. Here are recommendations on what you can do now …

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Create Your Pool Cleaning Cheat Sheet

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

When it comes to family entertainment, there is nothing better than a swimming pool.  It becomes the area where kids learn how to swim, the place where parents need to unwind after a long day at the office, and the center of all social gatherings. But because a swimming pool is seriously fun, the care is twice as serious.  It …

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Swimming Pool Cleaning Mistakes

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

The majority of homeowners choose to have a swimming pool in their home to enjoy family gatherings, parties, or just pure relaxation. There are even more positive reasons than these to own a pool, but the key is keeping the oasis in such a way to minimize the pool maintenance burden and amount of daily pool cleaning needed. Like all …

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The 3 W’s for Shocking Your Swimming Pool and Keeping It Clean

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

Are you new to swimming pool care? We still want to give you advice on how to shock your pool. For newbies, the word shock may come as a surprise. Let’s take a look at the three W’s of how to keep your pool clean by “shocking” it: What Is A Pool Shock? In swimming pool lingo, a pool shock …

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Best Free Swimming Pool Smartphone Apps

In Pool Tips by celement

Become more efficient with maintaining and cleaning your pool with latest smartphones apps. In our age, there’s an app for everything. The following swimming pool apps will easily become an essential part of your regular routine pool maintenance. Keeping your pool clean and well managed will help alleviate larger issues and repair costs that could arise further down the road. …

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Fiberglass vs. Concrete Pools, What’s Better?

In Pool Tips by celement

The debate and research for which type of pool is better continues! Should I build a traditional concrete gunite pool? Or is the flashier and newer trend of fiberglass better for me? Though there are a ton of answers out there, a home owner should do research and make an educated decision on the best fit for their own home. …

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2016 BUILD USA Pool Construction Excellence Award Winner

In Featured Post, Pool Tips by celement

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, …

Pool Spa News Top 50 Builder 2016

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

Platinum Pools – 2016 Pool and Spa News Top 50 Pool Builder A tip of our hats to the fine folks at Pool and Spa News for naming us #9 on their yearly Top 50 Pool & Spa Builders in North America! For our fourth year in a row, we’ve reached the Top 15 by providing Gulf Coast Texas with …

Swim Lessons Can Benefit the Whole Family

In Featured Post, Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

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 winter spa!

In Featured Post, Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

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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Pool Safety Tips for Winter

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

Keeping your family safe around your in ground pool is a year-round job. During the winter, pool safety is often out of sight and, thus, out of mind. Since you are not using your pool regularly, it can be easy for basic safety precautions to slip your mind. Even fallen leaves can result in a less visible pool. It is …

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Tips For Your Holiday Pool Party

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

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 …

All-Time Best Swimming Pool Games

In Games and Toys, Party Planning, Pool Tips by Christy Saxer

Does playing games in the pool bring back childhood memories of long afternoons in the pool? Here is a list of the top all-time favorite swimming pool games to keep kids and teens alike entertained. Keep in mind, playing games may make it more difficult to notice a swimmer who is struggling to stay afloat, so only play games with …

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Summer Fitness: 5 Pool Workouts to Stay in Shape and Stay Cool

In Pool Tips by Christy Saxer

Working out during the summer months can be brutal. The Texas heat can sap your energy – and your motivation. Plus, triple digit temperatures can actually make it dangerous to work out. So, what is a fitness-minded person to do during the summer to stay in shape? How About Taking Your Work Out to the Pool? Working out in the …

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Parenting Hacks for a Carefree Summer

In Pool Tips by Christy Saxer

Even for us adults, there is something special about the carefree days of summer. However, if you have kids, those days are somewhat less than carefree. That is why we pulled together this list of “why didn’t I think of that??” parenting hacks. Some make going to the pool more fun (for you), and others will just make your life …

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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Everything You Need to Know About Pool Mastic

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

You wouldn’t write a huge check for a financial investment you didn’t understand, would you? Installing an in ground pool is a huge investment in your property, which is why homeowners should understand how to care for their pools – or, at the very least when to call a professional! We get a lot of questions about pool mastic – …

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Choosing the Right Pool for Your Family

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

September Edition In this edition of our newsletter we will help guide you through the process of choosing the right pool for your family. Every family has their own individual expectations and needs.  Once you have decided on the right pool design for your family the next step is to choose the right pool equipment to keep maintenance down to …

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Platinum Pools One of the Top 10 Largest Builders in the US

In Pool Tips by Swimming Pool Expert

Platinum Pools, a builder of high quality residential swimming pools and spas for the Houston, Beaumont and Victoria areas, is run with a charitable spirit that carries over into their customer service department. Platinum Pools has once again been ranked by Pool and Spa News as one of the top 10 largest builders in the US and made the list …