Brick Pavers: to seal, or not to seal?
Brick pavers are one of the most popular options to remodel an existing deck (and for new decks too). This rise in popularity is a combination of the aesthetic look of the pavers—which can suit styles ranging from modern to rustic, their durability, and their resistance to cracking. Unlike solid decks—such as concrete, kooldecks, and
Commercial & Residential Pool Remodeling: What’s the difference?
At Advanced Pool & Spa we are happy to serve both residential and commercial customers. From time to time, those who own residential pools may also be involved in the remodel of a commercial pool, such as a homeowner who also serves on an association board or someone who oversees a pool renovation as part
Pool Equipment and Plumbing: an often-overlooked part of the remodel process
Most swimming pools are often designed to be a prominent feature in a home; the plumbing, however, is almost always tucked away and out of sight. Realistically, plumbing and equipment are the less glamourous part of a swimming pool so for the majority of homeowners, not only is it out-of-sight, out-of-mind, but pool plumbing and
Turning up the Heat—what pool heater is best for my pool?
Are you ready to swim in the cooler months but not quite ready for a cold plunge? This blog provides an overview of the three main options for heating your pool so that you can decide what is best to fit your needs. There are essentially three different options currently on the market to heat
What is scale and how does it affect my pool?
Have you ever noticed a white-yellow, chalky, and gritty substance at your waterline? If not, maybe you’ve noticed it in your bathroom—especially if you have glass shower doors? In Florida, scale is very prevalent in swimming pools, bathrooms, and other features where water is present: especially if the water is well water or the homeowner
Chlorine vs. Salt System: what’s better for your pool?
There are two main methods of caring for and maintaining your pool: the traditional chlorine pool and a salt water pool (however, salt water pools still involve chlorine to keep it sanitized). So, which is better for maintaining your pool: a traditional chlorine system or a salt system? This question can be a point of
Pool Repairs—what can be done and when?
So, you’ve got a rust spot in your pool finish…or an area of the pool finish that is lifting up and delaminating…or you have glass block at your spa that is cracked: maybe your pool isn’t quite ready for a total remodel or you aren’t quite ready to undertake a major renovation project…. Instead of
Is a Dark Finish right for my pool? Things to consider (that others might not tell you)
Exotic, dramatic, deep-colored lagoon-esque pools are extremely popular right now—but there are some things to consider before opting for a custom colored, dyed pool finish. Pool renovation shows and magazine feature trendy (and beautiful) dark finish pools. These pools can create intrigue and set the tone for your outdoor area. Most often, these shows and