The Texas summer heat can be somewhat overwhelming, but one popular way to cope with the high temperatures and still enjoy the great outdoors is to add a pool to the backyard. A pool can be the center of many entertaining events and parties for years to come. If you already have a pool but do not think that it is up to par, this may be a great time to make upgrades to it.
When upgrading your pool, you can add multiple features that fit your family’s needs. A few examples of common pool upgrades include adding aesthetically pleasing features such as waterfalls and new landscape, add a new deck to create sitting space for your guests, or add lighting features so that you can see in the pool at night.
If you had the pool built when your children were very young and now feel as if they have outgrown it, you can add depth to the pool or even change the shape to increase the size.
No matter what features you wish to add, contact the custom pool professionals at Athena Pools in order to discuss your ideas and determine the best plan for you and your family. Call our offices at 512-914-0554 today.
New requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act state that public pools must be made accessible to people with disabilities. As such, chair lifts must be installed in all public spas, swimming pools, and wading pools by January 31, 2013, for ease of entry and exit.
This January 2013 date is an extension of the original March 2012 deadline, but many public pools are still trying to fight the order.
Public pools are against these requirements because the chairs cost nearly $8,000, and many pools will now need to hire lifeguards to operate the devices. This is a major concern for pools that do not normally have lifeguards on staff.
If you or a loved one is looking for a custom pool builder in order to change your backyard into the perfect outdoor get-together spot, contact the Austin custom pool builders of Athena Pools by calling 512-914-0554 today and learn more about the custom pool building process.
The city of San Angelo hosted a grand opening for a swimming pool that has been closed for two years for renovations.
The new pool was unveiled on Saturday after $3.2 million of modifications, although it has technically been opened since Memorial Day. This has been the pool’s first major renovations since 1938 and city officials are hoping that they will help make the city more fun and ‘desirable.’
The pool goes to 4 feet deep, but many are excited about the addition of water slides. Although, the pool has opened, city officials continue to make arrangements and are hoping to add a lazy river and tanning area.
If you or a loved one is interested in having a pool installed in your home, contact the Austin custom pool professionals of Athena Pools today.
The addition of a swimming pool to the family’s backyard is typically very exciting. It is important to be fully aware of the options and responsibilities that you will have as a pool owner so that you can install the pool that is right for your needs.
One of the most significant decisions to be made is whether you a traditional chlorine pool or a salt water pool will be built. Each has its own benefits, but many people are unaware of those associated with salt water pools due to their smaller number.
A salt water pool uses a salt chlorine generator to convert the salt into mild forms of chlorine. This chlorine is then slowly released into the water to kill bacteria that may be harmful to swimmers without exposing these individuals to potent chemicals that could irritate the skin. Many who have this type of pool have stated that they are much easier to maintain because there is no need to add chemicals regularly.
If you are interesting in having a custom pool built and would like to learn more about what to consider during the process, contact the Austin custom pool professionals of Athena Pools today.
This is the time of year that pool owners have an opportunity to appreciate their investment. Pools are the center of many summer outdoor activities because of the sunshine and heat that comes along with the season. While they can be fun and exciting, it is important to remain mindful of safety.
The American Red Cross along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission recommend that pool owners do not let anyone swim unsupervised because every year, nearly 400 children drown in pools and another 5,000 are treated for injuries sustained in and around the swimming pool.
Installing pool alarms and gates that surround the pool can also a yield significant safety improvements. This way you will know whether or not anyone is near the area. It is also advisable to keep emergency equipment on in case it becomes necessary to respond to an incident.
If you are considering the installation of a swimming pool, it is advisable to consult with an expert. Contact the Austin custom pool professionals of Athena Pools by calling 512-914-0554 today.
The city of Phoenix has announced that due to extra money in their budget, they will be extending the summer hours at nine pools.
On weekends through Sept. 3, nine pools will be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and admission will be $3 for adults and $1 for children. Also, the pools will offer classes, such as swim lessons and water aerobics, throughout the summer. Other pools that will not remain open until Labor Day will close July 29.
While public pools are a wonderful resource, there is something truly special about having a pool in your own backyard. If you or a loved one is interested in having a swimming pool installed , contact the Austin custom pool professionals of Athena Pools to discuss the benefits of a custom pool.