Pool & Spa News April 25, 2016 No Comments

Pool Cleaning Tips: Let Your Pool Do The Work

Freeform poolImagine this: You’ve just built the inground pool of your dreams. You can’t wait to spend day after day enjoying it with your family, right? In this scenario, how often do you see yourself enjoying the pool cleaning? We have a feeling pool cleaning isn’t at the top of your list (that spot is probably reserved for perfecting your cannon-ball).

If you could install a pool that efficiently cleans itself, circulates its own water, and saves money while giving you more time to enjoy it, wouldn’t you? Enter: The Premier Clean system. A system that is custom designed for the unique size and shape of your pool. It is installed to fit flush with your pool floor making it virtually invisible to the eye. It continuously works to keep your pool clean and its water properly circulated and chemically balanced. The Premier Clean system replaces vacuum hoses and other stand-alone pool cleaners so your pool area is uncluttered and always ready to be enjoyed. With in-floor cleaning pop-up nozzles built into the floor of the swimming pool use high pressure streams of water to push dirt, sand, leaves and debris from every corner of the pool towards a special drain.

We know you are capable of maintaining your pool on your own but most importantly, what’s the cost of your time?

When building the pool of your dreams. It’s good to be honest with yourself about how much time you really want to invest in pool cleaning.

Cute little kid in swimming poolHere are some things to keep in mind when thinking about pool cleaning options:

  • Do you have kids?
    • Pools that have heavy use by kids tend to get dirtier.
  • Are there a lot of trees in the area?
    • Trees have those pesky leaves that love getting into your pool.
  • How much time do you want to spend cleaning and not playing?

Thankfully, there’s an easier option to pool cleaning.

Girls resting on air mattress in swimming pool. Not thinking about pool cleaning.Remember to let your pool work while you play. Imagine a pool that efficiently cleans itself, circulates its own water, and saves money while giving you more time to enjoy it. The Premier Clean system is custom designed for the unique size and shape of your pool. It is installed to fit flush with your pool floor making it virtually invisible to the eye. It continuously works to keep your pool clean and its water properly circulated and chemically balanced. The Premier Clean system replaces vacuum hoses and other stand-alone pool cleaners so your pool area is uncluttered and always ready to be enjoyed.

We want to help build you the pool of your dreams, and we understand that dream doesn’t include pool cleaning.

Let’s talk about your dream pool!

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Swimming Pool News April 16, 2016 No Comments

3 Unusual Swimming Pools Around the World

We’ve seen some unusual and unique swimming pools, but these made our jaws drop!

Unusual Swimming Pools: Floating Barge

Badeschiff-Germany

Unique Pools - Badeschiff

Photo Credit: Sansculotte

On the east harbor section of the River Spree in Berlin, a barge has been reconstructed into a floating swimming pool. This unique pool offers bathers a safe swimming area since the river is too polluted for safe swimming. The Badeschiff is open to the public and the swim season lasts from May to September.

Unusual Swimming Pools: Lap Pool Above

Shaw House – Canada

Unique Swimming Pools Shaw house

Patkau Architects – Photographs : Paul Warchol

Located on a narrow waterfront property on the south shore of English Bay, the Shaw House boasts a pool unlike any other that runs along the top west side of the house. The entrance is directly under the pool, midway along the side of the house, and the pool reflects daylight in a beautiful way throughout central spaces.

Unusual Swimming Pools: The Edge of the 24th floor

Holiday Inn – China

Unique Swimming Pools

theatlantic.com

The Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao’s swimming pool is located on the edge of the 24th floor. For those brave enough to swim to the edge, the glass bottom overlooks the sidewalk, 328 feet down.

Check out more unique and unusual pools here:

We love helping people create the backyard swimming pool of their dreams–no matter how unusual or unique it may seem! Check out some of our custom pools, and contact your local Premier Pools and Spas!

We want to help you build the pool of your dreams!

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Pool & Spa News April 11, 2016 No Comments

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Do your dogs love to swim? Most do! If building your pet their own dog pool isn’t in your budget, perhaps a visit to a doggy day care or doggy hotel is, as many of them are now building pet pools for pets to play in!

Man’s Best Friend Loves To Swim

These days, people go to great lengths to give their pet a great life, and part of that is plenty of fun and exercise. Dogs get both while swimming, and they love the water! The doggy daycare industry has caught on, and now many offer pets access to a swimming pool! Like this doggy daycare in Michigan, they built a beautiful bone-shaped pool just for dogs!

 Are you your pet’s only friend?

your pet needs more friendsDoggy day cares not only offer your dog fun, but playing with other dogs enriches their lives dramatically–especially if they don’t have any pet siblings at home! Your pet loves you, and daily walks and snuggles help keep it entertained, but we all get busy, and it can become bored.

Bored dogs become destructive pretty quickly as a sign it needs more attention and exercise. That shoe lying on the ground has suddenly become a fun new toy, and even though they know you’ll be mad, they need interaction. Chewing on furniture is another sign they need more exercise and stimulation.

Unfortunately, being lonely and bored can quickly become hazardous to their own health. While some licking is normal, bored dogs will lick and chew at themselves until they develop skin rashes. Besides being itchy and annoying for them, these rashes can become infected.

bored pugBored dogs also have a high risk of becoming aggressive. Boredom and loneliness cause stress, and stress can lead to aggressive or other harmful behavior.

Obviously, playing with your dog will keep them from feeling bored. And interesting toys can keep them entertained for a while, but if you find yourself too busy to give your dog the attention it needs, regular trips to a doggy daycare can become a wonderful addition to its day.

Pets just wanna have fun.

Not many pet breeds like being alone, but dogs especially are naturally social pack animals. So being around other dogs is key to their health and happiness. By exposing your pet to different people, animals, and environments you are helping them develop confidence and ease.

Of course, you could just take your dog on walks and let them off-leash at the dog park, but your dog will grow more confident by not having you always near. That’s where a doggy daycare can help!

dogs in waterWhere everybody knows your (pet’s) name.

We’ve discussed so many benefits to bringing your pet to a doggy daycare, you’re probably ready to bring it in right now! But first, here are some things you should consider when choosing the perfect daycare for your pet:

  • Cleanliness
  • Experienced and knowledgable staff
  • Constant supervision (especially if dogs have access to a pool)
  • Tours (some even have webcams so you can check in!)
  • Vet on-call
  • Good heating and cooling system
  • Member of the American Boarding and Kennel Association

If you would like to discuss building a pool for your pets, you can read more about it here, and contact us with questions!

Get a Pet Pool For Your Dog Today!

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Pool & Spa News April 8, 2016 No Comments

Amazing Infinity Pool Designs

An infinity pool is a swimming pool whose positioning gives the impression that it merges into the ocean or other surrounding landscape. In simpler terms, an infinity pool will make your jaw drop. We’ve been able to build some stunning infinity pools for our clients, here are a few of those and a couple more we love the look of:

Premier Pools and Spas Infinity Pool

Infinity Pool

We love the look of this infinity pool we built. It looks like you could swim straight into the ocean!

Hilton Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand

We love the look of this stunning design in Thailand. It’s hard to tell where the pool ends and the ocean and sky begin!

Premier Pools and Spas Infinity Pool

Infinity Pool

This is a great example of how big a role landscaping plays in your pool design. By adding native plants, rock features, and a waterfall, this infinity pool looks like it could be part of the beautiful scenery.

Alila Ubud Hotel – Bali, Indonesia

Talk about WOW-factor. This knife edge pool (using infinity edges on more than one side), adds a dramatic look.

Premier Pools and Spas Infinity Pool

Infinity Pool

Last, but definitely not least, this infinity pool design at sunset leaves us in awe. It gives the effect of the spa and pool all spilling into the ocean. With the fire feature in the corner, this is one pool we’d love to enjoy the sunset in.

Still dreaming? Here are other stunning infinity pool designs:

We included picture codes on our pools so you can reference any features you love when speaking with your Premier Pools & Spas swimming pool designer!

Let us help you build your dream infinity pool!

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Pool & Spa News April 7, 2016 No Comments

4 Australian Pool Design Trends

As one of the driest continents on earth, it’s no wonder Australia has some exceptionally beautiful pools. And the design trends we see happening there are very exciting!

Australians love the water. With some of the longest stretches of sand-covered coastline in the world, they have some of the most beautiful beaches. The beaches are so beautiful, sometimes the local kangaroos even join in:

When it comes to design trends for their pools, Aussies are leaning toward very contemporary looks. Just take a look at our favorite 4 pools design trends straight from Australia.

4 Australian Pool Design Trends

WESLEY COURT, NOOSA HEADS - Australian Pool Design Trends
Stunning blue mosaic tile complement the wood and stone pilar beautifully in this shaded tiered pool.

 

Sydney Waterfront - Australian Pool Design Trends
Located on the Sydney waterfront, this contemporary pool is the perfect fit for the property. The stairs in the middle are the access point to this pool-spa combo, and the designer made sure to contain the bamboo using root barriers so the roots won’t harm the foundation of the pool.

 

Outdoor Living Project
We love how they brought the indoors out by adding a fun room to entertain right by this pool-spa combo. The waterfall adds a spectacular amount of movement to this modern look.

 

Awards of Excellence 2014
 We love the seamless transition between the indoors and outdoors in this stunning pool-spa combo.

If you love the look of these contemporary design trends, talk to your local Premier Pools & Spas swimming pool designer!

Let us help you build your dream pool!

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