This unique swimming pool environment behind a mediterranean-style house features a 28'0" x 36'0" swimming pool with scalloped edges. 6 arching laminar flow jets adorn the perimeter, and they are accented with colored lighting to light the unbroken streams at night. The pool and spa have colored lights as well, making the views at night spectacular. The spa, which is raised 18", has a 3'0" waterfall feature into the pool, and is adorned with custom stone on the deck side and tile on the pool side. The pool has a 34'0" bench and 7'0" x 12'0" swim-out for swimmers to rest upon, and the custom fabricated bar with 9 bar stools covered in 2" x 2" tile gives swimmers a welcome conversation area.
Highland Park Renovation by Platinum Pools
This renovation of a pool and spa in Highland Park, IL began with the demolition of an existing on-grade round spa and existing pool stairs. We then re-plumbed the pool and installed a new raised spa with waterfall feature and custom fascia around the spa, installed new geometric steps in the pool, installed new LED pool and spa lights, installed new perimeter tile and finish in the pool and spa in Onyx color, and new winter cover anchors and cover to protect the new pool and spa.
This project built in Fontana, Wisconsin features our shotcrete swimming pool and raised spa. The pool measures 20'0" x 45'0", and the spa is 8'0" x 8'0". The project also has an in-floor cleaning system for extremely low maintenance, LED bubblers on the 6'0" x 20'0" thermal ledge, LED Laminar flow water features around the pool, LED Pool and Spa lighting, Valders Wisconsin Limestone coping around the pool and spa, natural slate tile with glass tile interspersed into the perimeter of the pool and spa, 18" water feature spilling into the pool, volleyball and basketball systems, and an automatic swimming pool cover.
INDOOR SWIMMING POOL DESIGNS
From Luxury Pools
Once only the purview of celebrities and the rich, a swimming pool is a luxury that has slowly matriculated into middle america. Those fortunate enough to enjoy the relaxation and recreation that a backyard swimming pool provides are becoming increasingly large in number. The homeowners in a good portion of the country that experience chilling winters, however, have their swim seasons cut short each and every year, and have to pack the equipment away and winterize the pool until the spring. If one's own swimming pool is considered a luxury item, then an indoor pool for these seasonal warriors should be considered the ultimate luxury. Year-round family fun and privacy are just some of the benefits of an indoor pool, and these amazing indoor pool rooms from Luxury Pools illustrate the pinnacle of the art.
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Why salt systems are not recommended for hot tubs
From Aqua Palace
Hot tubs are a great luxury, especially in the winter. Soaking in the super-heated water has legion benefits including relaxation, improved circulation, weight loss, lower blood pressure, etc. However, many hot tub owners have been sold on utilizing salt water cholorination for their tubs, which according to Aqua Palace, is probably not the right system to use. This post illusrates how salt water chlorination systems have been over-hyped and over-sold, especially for hot tub applications. This is a classic case of caveat emptor, and the wise consumer would be best served to do his or her research before assenting to utilizing a salt water system, especially in a hot tub.
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