When one thinks of California, thoughts naturally turn to celebrities lounging poolside as they enjoy the beautiful weather. However, for a state currently in the grips of a harsh drought, that poolside lifestyle seems to be under fire. Some communities have already placed moratoriums on new pool construction, and homeowners who already have pools are feeling the heat as well from neighbors who see them as a waste. When people are ripping up lawns and private wells are drying up, there is no way a pool owner can avoid being looked at sideways.
But pool owners and those in the pool industry are fighting against the popular perception of them as a waste of water as California faces a third straight summer of drought conditions. For an industry that was just emerging from the storm of a recession, the dry conditions aren't helping business.Read More
The California drought has existing and prospective pool owners looking for ways to be more responsible with water conservation efforts and hopeful that they can still take a refreshing dip during the warm summer months. If you were hoping to have your pool installed over the next few months, you may be wondering whether pool ownership is really in the cards with such a significant drought lingering. Fortunately, there are some proactive steps you can take to limit water usage, reduce evaporation, and still get to enjoy a beautiful pool in your backyard.Read More
The process of building a fiberglass pool can be a fun and exciting event if you are prepared in advance for what all is going to take place. There are many steps that go into building a beautiful, professionally installed pool. Here, we’re going to give you an idea of how long each step takes, so you have a better sense of when your pool will be complete. Please keep in mind that jobsite conditions, weather, and the number of workers can have an impact on the timing for the various steps to a finished pool project.Read More