Pool owners always worry how they can keep their children safe in and around their swimming pool, but what about their pets? Is it safe for a pet to be in the yard with a pool? The answer to this is “Yes.” However, there are two things to keep in mind when you have a pet: Safety and Cleanliness.
Before your dog leaps into the pool, it’s important that the owner teach him or her how to get in or out of the pool. In general, larger dogs usually do not have too much trouble, but for the smaller dogs, it is important that they have a way to get out. In addition, it is always a good idea for your pets to be supervised when they are in the yard or near the pool so you can help them if necessary.
Even a clean looking dog is fairly filthy. A dog will add dirt, bugs, dead skin, and even shedding fur. Some studies have even claimed that one dog has as much dirt as seven humans. Because of the added dirt, the homeowner will need to remember to clean out and maintain their pumps, filters, and skimmer baskets frequently in order to keep them in good working order. In addition, the homeowner will need to keep a close eye on chlorine levels as it will burn more chemicals with a pet.
It’s always a good idea to hose down the dog after they’ve had a swim, for their skin and eyes can also be badly affected by contaminants in the pool water. If the dog is a shedder, it’s imperative that the owner keep its coat trimmed and in good condition if it’s going to be in the pool. Even a heavy duty filtration system might have trouble with the hair that some dogs shed.
A pool is safe for your pets, but homeowners will just need to keep safety and cleanliness in mind when their pets are in the yard. To learn more, contact Infinite Pools online or call 951-354-9888. We have the experience and knowledge to help you create and build the pool and yard of your dreams. Infinite Pools practices a hands-on approach to every job and is fully involved at all stages of your project to ensure it is completed to our exceptionally high standards.
While most yards are suitable for pool construction, there are a few instances in which your yard may not be just right for a pool. Read on to learn more!
The smallest in-ground pools and or spools can be 10 feet by 10 feet or possibly smaller as a dipping pool. Also there is decking, fencing and ordinances regarding how far the pool has to be from the house or the neighbor’s property line. When considering putting a pool in your yard, you should determine if you have room for it.
Some soils in a yard, such as caliche or black clay, do not give the pool the support it needs. Caliche is basically a natural sort of cement, and black clay or other types of clay can cause the swimming pool to heave out of the ground during high water ground water levels. Sandy soils are not ideal either. They are much easier to dig than clay or caliche, but if there’s a hard rain after the excavation, the walls can cave in.
An area that’s on or near a slope that is heading downward is an area that a pool can be built, but proper engineering needs to be accomplished as well as adequate drainage for both upslopes and downslopes. If a pool is not engineered properly the slope can actually creep overtime and destroy whatever support the bottom of the pool or a wall used to have. Eventually, this can cause structural problems. Not only this, but the creep can affect trees and fences by causing them to lean or tilt. A descending slope can be especially hazardous to build a pool or a spa. The most important thing to remember is that the engineer uses the pool builders’ plans, they usually do not go out to the site. If the pool builders plan is not correct (where the slope is or how big) the engineering could be improper.
High Water Table
A water table is when the upper level of your underground surface is permanently saturated with water. This is sometimes due to a lot of rain or even being near a lake or Ocean. If you water table is high, it may make it challenging to build a pool in your yard and can even float a pool right out of excavation.
A pool can be built in most situations, but it is critical that the Pool builder you chose know what he is doing and that there is an understanding of the circumstances your yard brings to the building process.
While there are certain circumstances when a pool is not suitable for your yard, luckily most of the time a yard can accommodate a pool, especially within neighborhoods in Southern California. However, it is always best to get a professional opinion when considering installing a pool. To learn more, contact Infinite Pools online or call 951-354-9888. We have the experience and knowledge to help you create and build the pool and yard of your dreams. Infinite Pools practices a hands-on approach to every job and is fully involved at all stages of your project to ensure it is completed to our exceptionally high standards.
The good news is that the homeowner can install or build their pool any time of year. However, one of the best time to install a pool is in autumn. Here are the reasons why:
Because the homeowner isn’t so anxious to start using their pool right away during the fall, they have time to shop and compare prices and styles of pools and accoutrements. Once the homeowner or the contractor has the permits necessary to install the pool, they can take the time they need to work with the homeowner to do it right.
Good For Plants
Digging up a growing lawn or garden in spring or summer is disruptive. After the pool is built in the fall, planting trees, shrubs and bulbs and overseeding the lawn can follow. The homeowner also has time to plan the landscaping around their new pool.
The ground tends to be dryer in the autumn which makes it faster and easier for the heavy equipment needed to build the pool. The tires of excavators and other machinery won’t dig ruts in the yard and won’t be caked with as much mud.
Installing a pool in the fall gives the owner lots of time to plan for pool parties and other activities. It’s always frustrating when a pool that’s built during the warmer months isn’t ready in time for the big luau.
Though there is no wrong time to build a swimming pool, Autumn is a particularly good time. This is because of the dry soil, lots of time to plan and build, as well as sometimes there is a possibility of discounts for the materials you need to create the pool of your dreams. To learn more, contact Infinite Pools online or call 951-354-9888. We have the experience and knowledge to help you create and build the pool and yard of your dreams. Infinite Pools practices a hands-on approach to every job and is fully involved at all stages of your project to ensure it is completed to our exceptionally high standards.
The benefits of having a pool are many, as the 10 million or so pool owners in the United States will attest. The following are but a few of the benefits of having a private pool in the backyard:
Swimming is one of the more enjoyable forms of exercise. It is low impact, which means that it doesn’t involve a lot of running or jumping. Swimming is also good for the cardiovascular system and it helps build and tone muscles and can help maintain weight. Because nearly all of the muscles need to be used to swim, it gives a person an overall good workout without it feeling like a workout.
Swimming helps relieve stress, improves a person’s endurance and coordination and is recommended as good physical therapy after certain injuries. It also supports the respiratory system. In addition, hanging out in the hot tub or spa also helps a person relax from head to toe. This allows you to sleep better at night.
Besides the sheer love of being in the water, convenience is a major reason a homeowner builds a swimming pool. Instead of enduring traffic or mass transit coming and going to the beach or public pool, all the homeowner and their family needs to do is take a few steps out the back door of the house.
Another benefit of the pool is that it does not have to be shared with people who the owner does not know. Indeed, it does not need to be shared with the people the owner does know. The owner can swim solitary laps in the morning and invite a hundred guests over in the evening for a pool party.
If people really knew what sort of substances end up in public pools, they would never go to one again nor allow their children to go. A pool owner has more control over the quality of the water than is possible in a pool that is open to the public.
Of course the having a private pool is simply a lot of fun. There is no better way to cool off on a hot summer day or really any time of the year!
The benefits of owning a swimming pool is endless. It is an asset to any homeowner and it is something that you and your family will cherish in health and happiness for years. To learn more about how you can put the pool of your dreams in your yard, contact Infinite Pools online or call 951-354-9888. We have the experience and knowledge to help you create and build the pool and yard of your dreams. Infinite Pools practices a hands-on approach to every job and is fully involved at all stages of your project to ensure it is completed to our exceptionally high standards.
Homeowners who are thinking of installing a pool on their property want the very best contractors they can find. This means that the contractor belongs to an accredited, professional association such as the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, or APSP. Read on to learn why it is important to hire a pool company who is part of this organization.
First, a pool contractor who joins this organization must meet certain standards. Among them are the ANSI/ APSP standards. ANSI stands for the American National Standards Institute. The list of standards control the building, operation and maintenance of on-ground and above-ground residential swimming pools and spas. The details of these standards are found in books that the swimming pool contractors need to buy, read and understand. The contractor must also follow the 2018 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code, or ISPSC in order to receive permits to build a swimming pool or spa. These codes cover such things as circulation, heating, lighting, decks, filters, pumps and equipment meant to sanitize the pool water.
Pool contractors who join the APSP also need to adhere to other international and United States standards, including those used by the American Concrete Institute, the American National Standards Institute, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials and Underwriters Laboratories.
Code of Ethics
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals advocates for the pool, hot tub and spa industries, but they are also dedicated to public safety as well as making sure that the members behave in a professional manner and have the right technical expertise. They have a code of ethics that their members follow. Because of this, a homeowner who wants to build a pool knows that an APSP member has the requisite liability, bonding and worker’s compensation insurances, that they have all licenses and permits, comply with local laws and ordinances and are always mindful of the health and safety of their customers.
A homeowner who wants to build a pool can be certain that any pool contractor who is a member of the APSP adheres to rigorous standards of professionalism and expertise. Knowing that their contractor is a member of this organization should give every prospective pool owner peace of mind. To work with a company that is part of the APSP, contact Infinite Pools online or call 951-354-9888. We have the experience and knowledge to help you create and build the pool and yard of your dreams. Infinite Pools practices a hands-on approach to every job and is fully involved at all stages of your project to ensure it is completed to our exceptionally high standards.
Nothing sets a mood in your yard quite like pool lights! When it comes to putting white or colored lights in the swimming pool, there’s no reason why the owner cannot have the best of both worlds. And it is easy to have both when they install LED lights that can be either white or can change color with the touch of a button. This option is only available with LED lights, which work by way of semiconductors instead of a heated filament. Incandescent lights cannot change color the way LED lights can. Read on to learn more!
How LED Lights Change Colors
A single RGB, or red, green, blue LED lightbulb can change into many colors. These three primary colors can be combined to change into literally millions of other colors, including white. This is done by adjusting the intensities of the red, blue and green chips in the LED’s semiconductor.
The colors themselves are produced by inorganic materials that are used in different types of LED semiconductors. These materials emit different levels of energy when the LED bulb is turned on, and this energy causes the color of the light. A low amount of energy produces a red light while a high amount of energy produces a blue light. The primary colors tend to be intense because the semiconductor only allows a specific wavelength of light to be emitted.
You may as well have the best of both worlds and be able to change from white lights to colored lights to having a light show! There are many types an options when it comes to installing LED lights, so it is always best to get the advice of a professional. To learn more, contact Infinite Pools online or call 951-354-9888. We have the experience and knowledge to help you create and build the pool and yard of your dreams. Infinite Pools practices a hands-on approach to every job and is fully involved at all stages of your project to ensure it is completed to our exceptionally high standards.