The water level is usually in the middle of the skimmer. Floating debris goes through the opening into the skimmer. Inside the throat of the skimmer is a weir door. It is sort of a flapper that lets leaves and debris go into the skimmer but doesn't let it get back out.
When deciding to have a pool constructed in your backyard. You must first decide how much do you want to spend?
When we are designing a new pool we are often asked to incorporate a gunite spa into the plan.
To build a pool with a diving end or not is something each family needs to decide.
Here is a check list of things to consider when purchasing a swimming pool.
As a pool designer, builder and pool company owner, I have been designing pools for well over 30 years.
The location of your swimming pool equipment is very important in regard to the pool location.
What we are addressing today is ordinary circulation of pool water, which is what most standard pools use.
Fifteen years ago the new rage was Infinity edge pools. The newest type of pools now are perimeter overflow pools.
The best filter for your swimming pool depends on what your expectations are and how much work you are willing to do.
One thing about infinity edge pools (also called negative edge and vanishing edge) is how the view is perceived looking out past the edge where the water flows over.
As you can tell from our previous blogs we don't think all pool builders are created equal!
Unfortunately one of the most overlooked components of a new pool project is the size of the plumbing.
When buying a new pool like many other large purchases the savings is usually based on timing.
There are many components and parts that go into building a swimming pool
We have probably designed five thousand pools over our 31 year history. But have only built a little over 1000 pools.
The finish of gunite swimming pools is typically plaster. It is a mixture of water, marble dust, and portland cement.
Swimming pool installation costs vary depending on four main factors;
When choosing a pool builder there are a few things you need to know.
Gunite swimming pool construction like many things can vary greatly.
In-floor circulation systems are the logical way to circulate your swimming pool.
Okay you got your estimates and decided on a pool builder.
The use of fire features and fireplaces around outdoor living areas has grown over the last few years.
First let's look at the different types of pools. There are in-ground pools and above ground pools.
The slope or elevation of your property has a direct effect on how your pool will be built.
Most people when faced with a large purchase such as an automobile, house or swimming pool get bids from different companies.
Pool coping is the material above the tile line that generally covers the top of the pool structure.
One of the things homeowners building pools really enjoy is selecting a tile for their pools water line.
Having a swimming pool constructed in your back yard can be a little stressful.
The options for decking around swimming pools is almost limitless. We will cover in this article some of the more common materials used.
This is a question I am asked almost every time a person asks me what my profession is. How much does a gunite pool cost?
Swimming pool construction has continued to evolve over the last several years. Even as early fifteen years ago most pool builders just offered plaster pool interiors.
When you decide it is time for a face lift for your swimming pool.
Talk to just about anyone you meet about a swimming pool and the first thing they think about is fun.
Depending on the type of construction and scale of the project the different phases will vary.
Many times homeowners researching different pool companies, have a difficult time determining which one is best.
The most popular way to heat swimming pools historically has been with gas fired heaters.
The popularity of outdoor kitchens has steadily increased over the last five years.
We are in the process of renovating a swimming pool in South Tulsa.
To figure the gallons of water in your pool you need to know what the surface area of you pool is.
The answer to this depends on a few factors. First you need to think about your personal tastes.
Water in swimming pools is kept clean by filtration.
If you ask three pool companies that each build a different one of these types of pools, you will get three answers that are all the same.
There are three different types of swimming pool filters.
We have designed and built a lot of swimming pools and often people we talk with have not thought about how they will use their pool.
Swimming pool plumbing is probably the most important aspect of building a pool.
Here is a picture of the most recent pool we built for the Martins.
Winterizing a swimming pool varies greatly depending on what part of the country in which you live.
New pool owners sometimes are confused as to what a filter actually does.
We started a new project for a former client today (8/19/10).
Lets look what G.F.R.C. is and at the different ways it is used with swimming pools.
Many people when having a pool constructed do not think about anything else except swimming and playing.
After 37 years in business I have learned a few things about what my customers do and don't do right when it comes to buying a pool. I thought it was way past time to share what I have learned about this, the most important part of the process.
In this article I have put together a few things you may want to think about as you search for a pool builder.
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Being a gunite swimming pool builder it is sometimes hard to be objective when comparing to a fiberglass pool.
Atlantis Pools & Spas Inc. will educate consumers about swimming pools, have the most highly trained personnel, build the absolute best swimming pools with the latest in technological features, and be aware that completing jobs on time is of importance to all for a mutually beneficial experience.