Medallion Pools - Family Owned and Operated Since 1960
Second February 09 Issue
Was my pool a good investment?
Now more than ever your pool was one of the best investments you have made. Lets look at why your pool was a good investment.
1 - Entertaining - you can vacation everyday in your own backyard. We find that most pool owners over time turn their back yard into a resort paradise. How may times have you said on a Friday night or a Saturday morning "Honey what do you want to do today/or tonight" and the answer you get is "I would really like to invite Bob and Judy over and just stay around the pool and relax". A pool will truly change your way of life and will save you money on and vacations and entertaining.
2 - What better way to keep a check on your children than to have them in the backyard all day. I know when my son was little my friends would say "you are going to have every kid in the neighborhood swimming in your pool". That was the farthest thing from the truth. True, my sons friends were in our swimming pool but the peace of mind knowing were my son was was worth every one of his friends being there. As a matter of fact I really enjoyed having the kids there watching them grow up over time, which we are still very close to the kids to this day even as they are starting their own families.
3 - If you have ever been of a member of a swim club you know the hassle of trying to enjoy the pool. First you have to load everybody into the car then drive to the pool. Then drag everything to the pool which you can never find a table or enough chairs. Then you have to buy the food at the pool, which if you are like me, a dried up hot dog just doesn't cut it. Then when its all said and done you have to pack back up and repeat the trip back home. With your own pool this doesn't happen. You enjoy your pool when you and your family want without all the hassle. You walk out of your back door and you are at your pool. No packing a car, and driving to the pool. You can cook out when you get hungry and if you want a hot dog you get to eat it when its still fresh and not dried out. Also one of the big advantages of your pool is that you set the hours of operation - not some committee that believes that 10 to 5 is plenty. You can have those midnight swims with your wife or husband anytime you want - try that in a club pool.
4 - When you go to sell your home will you get back what you put into your pool? This same question can be asked if you add a detached garage, open up a garage into a den or any other construction project around your home - will you get your money back. The answer is the same regardless of whether it is a pool or a garage or any addition to your home. It will depend almost entirely on the prospective buyer looking at your home. Let me give you an example. It is the dead of winter your cover is on the pool, the couple looking at your home really does not enjoy outdoor activities, they don't enjoy socializing and they don't have children or grandchildren - will you get everything you invested into the pool back - probably not. Now lets look at the other side of the coin. The prospective buyer is at your home and it is July and 100 degrees outside. Your pool is crystal clear and the water is bubbling. The buyer loves outdoor activities and socializing with friends and families. The prospective buyers bring their children with them to look at the home - your home just sold and more than likely you got your money back plus.
And finally if you take all of the above reasons for having a pool away just the ability to come home from work and relax in your pool is PRICELESS.
John Mazza, President
Questions From The Store And Tips From The Expects
I have a foot of water on my cover but the water is frozen, should I break the ice in order to pump my cover off?
The answer is no, never break the ice on your pool. Broken ice is very sharp and can do damage to all types of pools. If it is a concrete pool it can damage the tile line, if it is a fiberglass it can do severe damage to the gel coat and if it is a vinyl liner pool it can cut the liner. Fortunately for the vinyl pool owners your pool is the easiest and least expensive to repair.
If the water on your cover is frozen allow it to thaw before you pump it off and as always replace the water in your pool, due to displacement, at the same time you pump the water off of your pool. If you are experiencing a high water table and you don't replace the water at the same time as you pump the cover off the following can happen. For concrete pools your concrete shell can actually float out of the ground, for fiberglass pools your pool can actually float out of the ground and for vinyl pools you liner can float. Again for vinyl pool owners your pool is the easiest and least expensive to repair but for all this is something that can be avoided.
Product Spotlight - Spa Covers
Is your spa cover getting old and just doesn't have that new look like it did years ago? Is your spa cover not holding the heat like it use to? Then maybe its time to replace it with a new cover from Medallion. Medallion uses only the finest spa covers on the market. Look at the features of a Medallion spa cover.
Handles and Tie Downs
Reinforced Vinyl Handles and Tie Downs Nylon Zippers- Won't Rust All
Aluminum Support No Rust
4X2 Thick Slope Foam
Durable Marine Vinyl with UV and Mildew Inhibitors
Heat Seal Pad
One Year Limited Warranty
9 Standard Colors
Don't be fooled by cheap imitations when you want a high quality cover at an affordable price - insist on only the best.