Swimming Pool Skimmers. What are they? How do they work.

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.

How much should I budget for a new pool?

When deciding to have a pool constructed in your backyard. You must first decide how much do you want to spend?

Gunite spas. What's the difference?

When we are designing a new pool we are often asked to incorporate a gunite spa into the plan.

To dive or not to dive? Or how are you going to use your pool?

To build a pool with a diving end or not is something each family needs to decide.

Pool buyers checklist, 10 things to think about.

Here is a check list of things to consider when purchasing a swimming pool. 

Helping your pool designer will help you!

As a pool designer, builder and pool company owner, I have been designing pools for well over 30 years.

Where to place your pool equipment.

The location of your swimming pool equipment is very important in regard to the pool location.

Ordinary circulation vs. In-Floor circulation

What we are addressing today is ordinary circulation of pool water, which is what most standard pools use.

What is a perimeter over flow pool?

Fifteen years ago the new rage was Infinity edge pools. The newest type of pools now are perimeter overflow pools.

What is the best type of filter for your pool?

The best filter for your swimming pool depends on what your expectations are and how much work you are willing to do.

Infinity edge pools, it's all about your point of prospective!

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.

Knowing the different types of pool builders and how to spot them!

As you can tell from our previous blogs we don't think all pool builders are created equal!

Pool plumbing size, why it matters!

Unfortunately one of the most overlooked components of a new pool project is the size of the plumbing.

How can I save money on buying a new pool?

When buying a new pool like many other large purchases the savings is usually based on timing.

Swimmming pool phrases and componets you need to know.

There are many components and parts that go into building a swimming pool

Thoughts on choosing a pool shape for your design.

We have probably designed five thousand pools over our 31 year history. But have only built a little over 1000 pools.

What are swimming pool interior finishes?

The finish of gunite swimming pools is typically plaster. It is a mixture of water, marble dust, and portland cement.

How much does a pool cost?

Swimming pool installation costs vary depending on four main factors;

How to choose a pool builder.

When choosing a pool builder there are a few things you need to know.

Gunite pool construction, a pool is a pool? Right? Wrong!

Gunite swimming pool construction like many things can vary greatly.

In-floor pool circulation systems, why you need one.

In-floor circulation systems are the logical way to circulate your swimming pool.

Pool construction and what to expect.

Okay you got your estimates and decided on a pool builder.

How to choose between outdoor fire features and fireplaces

The use of fire features and fireplaces around outdoor living areas has grown over the last few years.

The Different Types of Swimming Pool Construction

First let's look at the different types of pools. There are in-ground pools and above ground pools.

Yard elevation and how it impacts your pool installation

The slope or elevation of your property has a direct effect on how your pool will be built.

The pool "bidding" process and what to look out for.

Most people when faced with a large purchase such as an automobile, house or swimming pool get bids from different companies.

What is pool coping?

Pool coping is the material above the tile line that generally covers the top of the pool structure.

Swimming pool water line, tile and other choices.

One of the things homeowners building pools really enjoy is selecting a tile for their pools water line.

What you should expect during pool construction.

Having a swimming pool constructed in your back yard can be a little stressful.

Pool decking materials. What are the choices?

The options for decking around swimming pools is almost limitless. We will cover in this article some of the more common materials used.

How much does a gunite pool cost?

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 interiors, what is best?

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.

Things you need to know about pool renovation

When you decide it is time for a face lift for your swimming pool.

Pool safety, what you should know!

Talk to just about anyone you meet about a swimming pool and the first thing they think about is fun.

What are the phases of building an inground pool?

Depending on the type of construction and scale of the project the different phases will vary.

Expectations of a Pool Buyer

Many times homeowners researching different pool companies, have a difficult time determining which one is best.

Gas Fired Pool Heaters vs. Heat Pumps

The most popular way to heat swimming pools historically has been with gas fired heaters.

Outdoor Kitchens, what do you need or want?

The popularity of outdoor kitchens has steadily increased over the last five years.

Renovation of South Tulsa Pool

We are in the process of renovating a swimming pool in South Tulsa.

How Many Gallons of Water are in your Pool?

To figure the gallons of water in your pool you need to know what the surface area of you pool is.

What Type of Pool Design is Best?

The answer to this depends on a few factors. First you need to think about your personal tastes.

How to Backwash your Swimming Pool Filter.

Water in swimming pools is kept clean by filtration.

What Type of Pool is Best? Gunite? Fiberglass? Vinyl Liner?

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.

What you Should Know About Swimming Pool Filtration.

There are three different types of swimming pool filters.

Things to Think about Before you Buy a Pool

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.

Pool Plumbing and How it Works!

Swimming pool plumbing is probably the most important aspect of building a pool.

Fourth Pool for the Martins is complete!

Here is a picture of the most recent pool we built for the Martins.

To Winterize your Pool or to not Winterize your Pool?

Winterizing a swimming pool varies greatly depending on what part of the country in which you live.

Pool Filtration vs. Pool Sanitation

New pool owners sometimes are confused as to what a filter actually does.

Repeat Customer

We started a new project for a former client today (8/19/10).

What are G.F.R.C. Waterfalls

Lets look what G.F.R.C. is and at the different ways it is used with swimming pools.

Lighting makes a pool takes on a whole different feel at night.

Many people when having a pool constructed do not think about anything else except swimming and playing.

How to buy an in-ground swimming pool.

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.

Choosing a Pool Builder. What you Need to Know!

In this article I have put together a few things you may want to think about as you search for a pool builder.

Conventional Pool Circulation vs. In-Floor Pool Circulation

What we are addressing today is the conventional circulation of pool water which is what most standard pools use.

Feedback for our Blog

Atlantis pools is looking for feedback for our blog articles.

Fiberglass pools vs. Gunite pools, how do I choose?

Being a gunite swimming pool builder it is sometimes hard to be objective when comparing to a fiberglass pool.

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