Swimming Pool Covers Can Save Lives

Swimming pool covers

Nothing takes the place of adult supervision, but swimming pool covers can save lives. It’s important to start with creating a plan that incorporates a swimming pool cover that meets all safety certifications and one that is code compliant. Automatic pool covers are a great option for safety conscious families, creating an isolation barrier, which unlike other barriers such as safety fences, actually isolates the pool water from the pool deck and surroundings. This automatic cover first and foremost removes water temptation, whereby children intrigued by the water attempt to enter the pool.

Certified automatic swimming pool covers are covered on 4 sides of the pool, creating a seal that prevents access to the water. Barriers allows parents extra time to visually locate their child before making contact with water. Some deluxe pool covers are even certified to hold the weight of several adults, creating an incredible level of security. A well made automatic pool cover can also close in seconds, cutting down on accidents before they happen.

A side benefit of installing an automatic pool cover or pool barrier - even just a basic one or a specialty net, is increased savings when it comes to energy and cleaning costs. So its a win-win situation. You’re family stays safe and you save money over the long run.

Contact California Pools today to set up a visit by one of our specialists to provide and estimate for a new pool cover or provide a safety consultation.

California Pools Cares About Everyone Having a Safe and Happy Fourth of July

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The Fourth of July Holiday is an exciting time to get out and enjoy your pool. Perhaps you had a new one installed this year by California Pools or maybe you are thinking of a remodel? But nothing makes a holiday more fun than enjoying a safe afternoon, so California Pools wants to remind everyone that preparation is the key to creating a safe atmosphere for both your family and guests. Maybe you’re having a backyard BBQ or maybe gathering friends for a swim and to watch nearby fireworks, but before you begin your party preparations, take the pledge to create a safe atmosphere in and around the water to stop the preventable tragedy of drowning.

Swimming Pool Safety - California Pools

Check out the resources of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety commission online at
poolsafely.gov for more information and follow these 4 simple steps:

If you have concerns about fencing, drains, drain covers, gate latches, alarms or proper cover, call California Pools today to schedule maintenance or an estimate for upgrading your services.  California Pools wishes everyone a safe and Happy Fourth of July!

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What Kind of Swimming Pool is Right for Your Active Lifestyle?

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The first step when planning for inground pool construction is to decide what kind of pool you would like to build. At its most basic level, a swimming pool is a multipurpose recreation and leisure product and different pool styles are designed with different lifestyles in mind. Will you be building an active pool or will you build a pool to create a high concept backyard landscape? If you are creating your backyard with design in mind, then you will be building your pool for reflective beauty, creating a serene place for relaxation or serious entertaining. If you are creating an active pool to match a fit lifestyle or provide a place for kids to practice their swimming skills, then you may need to consider whether you will build a diving, lap or sport pool.

If you are creating a diving pool, safety is a primary concern. Nothing is more fun than installing a recreational diving board for kids to practice their best dives and flips, but some pools even need to take the requirements of the competitive diver in mind. The standard depth of a diving pool should be built to 8 feet but some homeowners are digging their pools to 9.5 feet or more. This may require a shortening of the shallow area in order to accommodate.

Lap pools are perfect for the competitive swimmer or fitness swimmer and do not traditionally have a deep end. They are built to minimize the amount of turns the swimmer needs to make and can reduce the total water volume that’s needed considerably, cutting down on costs for heating and treating the pool. Covering a lap pool is cheaper than any other pool design and a smaller lap pool can be handled by one person.

A sport pool is one that has two shallow ends with a deeper section in the center, perfect for volleyball, basketball, skip ball and a number of other fun pool games.  Sport pools tends to have eye pleasing designs associated with them with two “roman” ends and stairs which make entering the pool easy. With the two shallow ends comprising the pool, costs can be kept down as heating and treating these sections is more cost effective.

There are many fun things to contemplate when starting to design your backyard pool. Call California Pools today and schedule a discussion with a pool design specialist.

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Want to Get into the Swimming Pool Industry? Consider becoming a California Pools Business Owner.

Swimming pool business opportunities

You may have seen California Pools featured on the hit reality TV show Pool Kings on HGTV. With the success of the show, the demand for swimming pools all over the country is greater than ever. If you’ve been thinking about starting your own pool construction operation, you’re in luck because California Pools is looking for “business owners” all over the country to join our family. The benefits are substantial: get backing from a national company for your own California Pools office.  Who qualifies?

•   Swimming pool builders with an existing business wanting to grow.

•   Swimming pool service companies or personnel wanting to expand to start building pools.

•   Industry salespeople or personnel that are ready to go out on their own and need the support to launch their own operation.

•   Business or construction savvy people who are ready to enjoy the varieties and opportunities provided by the swimming pool industry.

California Pools has been rated one of the Top 50 Pool Builders by Pool and Spa News. Join the California Pools family as an independent business owner in your area today and start your company at the top of the market, featured on DIY Network! For more information contact our Marketing Director, Oscar Torres as 1-800-282-7665.