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Remodeling Pool Finishes

Posted on Apr 15, 2019 |

Today’s pool owners have a wide choice of interior finishes when remodeling a pool. The right swimming pool finish will make all the difference in the appearance of your pool. A high-quality finish will also affect the durability of your pool investment. Here at Advanced Pool & Spa we offer many choices in pool finishes, and they vary in appearance, durability and budget. With just the right surface, it’s possible to turn an ordinary pool into a virtual work of art. Check out these options in swimming pool finishes that we offer to determine which one will work the best for your backyard pool.

Quartz

Standard Quartz plaster like the Marquis Quartz http://pmmproducts.com/ is one pool surface finish. Marquis Quartz plaster has been around a long time and it remains a popular choice. It is simply a combination of white cement, marble aggregate, and water and that makes for an economical choice that will give you that classic swimming pool look. Many prefer this finish because when filled with water, pools surfaced in white plaster create a brilliant, clean, light blue appearance that is smooth to the touch. It also remains the most affordable pool finish product on the market today. Marquis Quartz plaster is a reliable product when installed by a quality contractor like Advanced Pool & Spa and properly maintained by the homeowner. However, it’s important to know that plaster is susceptible to all water conditions especially from attacks of improperly maintained chemical conditions. Therefore, it is only reasonable to expect that during the life of the product, it will change in appearance. These changes may be subtle or minor, perhaps slight shading or scaling, or far more dramatic in the form of pronounced staining, etching, cracking, or delaminating in extreme cases.

By its nature, colored plaster will accentuate all of the characteristics normally found in white plaster. Mottling, for example, can be more pronounced in colored plaster than in white. Colored plaster may also exhibit pigment stains, streaks, unevenness of color and more noticeable checking and crazing. Also, variations of shade will exist between color sample chips and mixed plaster. Over time, the color may fade completely or grow gradually lighter and will often not be the precise shade that was anticipated. It’s important to note that none of these conditions are considered a deficiency of the product.

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Saltwater vs. Chlorine Systems

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 |

Saltwater vs. Chlorine Systems

Both saltwater and chlorine systems are used to clean spas and swimming pools. Chlorine is a powerful chemical that will kill any pathogen it comes in contact with, even at trace amounts, making it an ideal choice for keeping pools clean and safe to use. Both salt and chlorine systems require that you check the pH balance of the water regularly to ensure that it is alkaline enough to prevent most microorganisms from surviving inside. If it becomes too acidic, it can burn a swimmer’s eyes and possibly even damage skin. Since salt systems use chlorine as well, these pools will also need to be checked.

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Four Pieces of Pool Technology You Wish You Had

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 |

Four Pieces of Pool Technology You Wish You Had

It’s impossible to escape technology, but when it comes to your backyard pool, it’s definitely time to embrace it! Some of the most amazing technology is now available to transform your backyard pool into a sophisticated and modern oasis.

Features Straight Out of a Caribbean Resort

If you’ve ever browsed resorts to plan your next beachside getaway, then you are familiar with the gorgeous pool designs that every resort has to offer. These types of features look absolutely stunning in your own backyard to create the atmosphere of a staycation. Tanning ledges, water fountains and falls, and extravagant hot tubs and spas are all examples of sophisticated pool features that could land your pool a page in Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

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Three Signs You Need to Modernize Your Swimming Pool

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 |

Three Signs You Need to Modernize Your Swimming Pool

If you are lucky enough to have a swimming pool, then you are undoubtedly familiar with the upkeep and repairs required to ensure your pool is ready at a moment’s notice for cannonballs and parties. Even if you are extremely diligent with preventative maintenance on your pool, you may notice after enough time that your pool is in need of a facelift.

Technology continues to evolve, and with it the design and architectural possibilities of your backyard pool. The features that were so state-of-the-art 15 years ago when you build your pool are now considered standard, so it may be time for a modern twist to your favorite backyard pool.

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The Top Reasons to Invest in a Swimming Pool

Posted on Dec 8, 2015 |

The Top Reasons to Invest in a Swimming Pool

There’s nothing that quite beats the feeling of diving into a crisp, cool pool during intense summertime heat. Lounging poolside, reading a novel, napping in the sun: it’s what vacations and daydreams are made of. Why not install a pool and have your own backyard vacation every single day?

Some people remain on the fence about installing a pool. Sure, it’s an investment that your budget needs to accommodate, and yes, it will require repairs and maintenance. But with the right pool company, the installation and maintenance don’t need to be a major source of concern. Instead, you can enjoy your swimming pool for the many reasons listed below.

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Redesigning Your Swimming Pool? Read this First!

Posted on Aug 25, 2015 |

Redesigning Your Swimming Pool? Read this First!

Getting a swimming pool is always an exciting process. However, after several years, you may find yourself feeling a little dissatisfied with its appearance. Over time, swimming pools can look dated. The surface can become cracked and stained and the surrounding area may start to look worn-out and unappealing.

If you’re starting to feel this way about your pool, it’s time to consider redesigning your pool area and giving it a completely new lease of life. Here’s some things to consider.

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