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Pool Design Trends, Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

pool with Swim up bar

So what’s a pool without all the fun extra features like a grotto or swim-up bar? Fun “stations” where pool-goers can lounge and hang out are great additions to a pool.

Grottos incorporate a variety of design trends, like rock work, water falls and fiber optic lighting, and give swimmers a place to relax in a cool cave-like environment. Some designers even put the hot tub inside the grotto, creating a cozy ambiance perfect for seclusion.

Swim-up bars are a great way to bring the fun of having a cocktail or food served to you in the pool because if you don’t have to get out why would you? These areas feature built-in bar stools made of stone, tile or precast finishes and a bar that can be adorned in glass tile or beads. The options are endless.

These places allow you to relax in the pool on something other than a float and give you an opportunity to enjoy your pool for more than just a vessel of water. It’s a getaway, and you should be able to spend quality time in a place that exudes that luxurious feeling.

As a Houston pool builder centrally located in the area of Tomball and Cypress, Pool Man Inc. offers custom pool design, pool construction, and pool maintenance Houston residents can trust. Since their start in 1981 as a Houston pool service company, Pool Man Inc. has been providing Tomball, Houston and Cypress pool owners the highest levels of service and quality. With the best industry craftsmen in Houston, pool designs are brought to life using soothing water features, outdoor and LED lighting, custom rock formations and grottos. Pool Man Inc. has received multiple pool design awards from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) and was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau as a Member of Distinction for 2013.

For more Houston pool maintenance tips, pool design ideas and outdoor living articles, subscribe to their blog and YouTube Channel or ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the gallery on their website, and see what Pool Man Inc.’s award winning pool design and construction team can do for you. Ready to get started on your own backyard oasis? Contact the Houston pool builders experts at Pool Man Inc. today!       





Incorporating a Pool Water Feature, from your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

Water Feature, fountainWater features can bring a whole new dimension to your backyard pool. From something like a simple sheer descent to a more extravagant feature like a natural waterfall, the concept of moving water attracts attention and gets people talking. By incorporating water features into your poolscape, you’ll not only add an artistic element, but more depth, as well. Rather than just having a beautiful pool, you now have a beautiful pool with constant movement and fluidity — a design trend that differentiates between the good and the great. Water features can be one of two things: artistic or functional. Artistic water features create a sense of depth and design to a pool while functional ones give swimmers a waterfall grotto to hang out in or a water slide to to fly down, for example. Whatever your preference, there are a variety of features to choose from — fountains, waterfalls, scuppers, laminars, spillways and sheers, to name a few. Because each type of feature creates a specific effect, it’s important to know what look it is you are trying to achieve with the water. Do you want to create an arc of water lit by an LED light? Do you want pencil-like streams of water streaming from your pool wall? Or do you want something that replicates a geyser in a natural spring? While water features are better integrated into a new build, they can also be retrofitted into your existing pool. Either way, their visual appeal will keep people talking. For our latest pool news and pool chemical tips, please subscribe to our blog or find us on Facebook. The Pool Man Inc., is a Houston Pool Builder serving the Tomball, Cypress, Magnolia and Houston areas since 1981. We are a BBB (Better Business Bureau) accredited member, receiving the BBB Awards for Excellence for 2013 – Winner of Distinction

Pool Safety Tip from your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

A swimming pool is lots of fun, but it can be dangerous if you don’t know how to swim.  Our friends at The American Red Cross have begun enrollment for their 2013 Learn-to-Swim program. For more information, click here Hurry, this offer ends on February 5, 2013.  Start your new year off right – learn to swim. For more pool safety tips, please subscribe to our blog or find us on Facebook. The Pool Man Inc., is a Houston Pool Builder serving the Tomball, Cypress, Magnolia and Houston areas since 1981. We are a BBB (Better Business Bureau) accredited member, receiving the BBB Awards for Excellence for 2012 – a Pinnacle Winner.

Health Tip from your Houston Pool Builder

Health TipStudies show that regular physical activity can help strengthen bones, tone muscles, relieve depression and improve sleep.  You should aim for 30 – 60 minutes of activity at least 5 times a week.  One of the best activities is to swim laps in your pool. Swimming works your arms, legs, back and stomach muscles.  Swimming is easy on your joint and when performed correctly, can improve breathing. Have fun and stay healthy! For more health tips from your Houston Pool Builder, check us out on Facebook.

Celebrate Presidents’ Day with your Custom Pool Builder in Houston

Do you have the day off in honor of Presidents’ Day? Nothing to do? Take a vote with the family and give us a call to see how you can transform your backyard into a year-round vacation destination. Check out our website and browse through our gallery.

Employee Spotlight from your Houston and Tomball Pool Builder

This month everyone is in the spotlight! We are so blessed to have such a great team all under one roof! Everyone has contributed so much to take care of our customers and help keep our company prosperous. Great job Everyone!

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Staining of Pool Surfaces could mean there is Metal in your pool water

You may have metal in your pool water and not even be aware it. Even the smallest amount of metal can cause staining of the pool surface. Metal stains take on the characteristics of the metal. Since they have no texture, they do not brush off, at least not easily. Here are some examples of metal staining and the characteristics of each. * Copper – green, turquoise, gray or black color stain  *Iron – brownish, rust color stain  *Manganese – dark brown, black or purple color stain. When you suspect the presence of soluble metals in the water, the use of a stain & scale preventative will prevent these metals from changing states & staining your pool. These metals can only be removed from the water by filtration. If noticed and treated quickly enough, a stain & scale additive can lift fresh stains, but these now soluble metals still need to be removed via filtration. Since most pools do not have a filter capable of filtering dissolved metals, the use of a filter aid is typically required. Remember, when testing water that includes surface staining, a negative metals test does not mean that the stain is not caused by metals. Metals on the surface of the pool are no longer in the water & will not show up on tests. If you have questions, always consult your pool professional.

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The Pool Man, Inc. Houston Pool Builder Videos

We have added videos to our website and our facebook page!  Our first videos are testimonials from some of our customers.  We will be adding more including a series of new pool construction videos, “about us” segments and more testimonials.