My Swimming Pool Is My Backyard Escape

clock May 18, 2017 07:00 by author medallionpools |

Wake up early, make breakfast, fix lunch for your kids, either take them to school or get them on the school bus. Go home and get dressed and go to work. Work 8-10 hours. Come home, cook supper, help with homework, put kids to bed, fall out in your own bed. How many live this life style?

This pattern goes on every morning. Our lives are too short. We need some form of recreation and family togetherness. Loading up the car and going to the beach or local community swimming pool is starting to cost more and more money. Then you have to fight the crowds and the traffic driving home.

Think how great it would be to take that recreation time in your own backyard. No driving. No traffic. No having to stop to feed the kids or take them to the bathroom. Your own swimming pool is a means of a better lifestyle and well being for you and your family.

Swimming is great for your health and gets your kids out of the house for more exercise. With all the technology available today, kids have forgotten how to have fun without a computer. Do not look at a pool as a waste of money but as a means to improve your health and your family lifestyle. Cook your dinner outside by your pool. Eat by your pool. Enjoy your pool. No better time than now to take a visit to your local pool dealer.



My Husband Does Not Want A Pool

clock May 1, 2017 02:00 by author medallionpools |

If this is the way your husband thinks, he is perfectly normal. Very few husbands initially want to even look into the possibility of installing an inground pool. This is a misconception that many husbands have of thinking a pool is a lot of work and they do not have time to do the required maintenance.

Pools are not like they use to be ten years ago. The inground pool is very easy to maintain and requires very little time each week to keep clean. Your pool will require chemicals and which chemicals you use will determine your weekly cleaning time. Look into installing a Chlorine Generator (salt system).

With a salt system, the pump will not have to run 24 hrs. a day seven days a week. Your pool water will be a lot cleaner requiring a lot less of your time having to vacuum. Your chemical cost will be a lot less. You will have more time to enjoy the pool and not worry about cleaning. If you did not want to manually vacuum the pool, look into the many options for automatic pool cleaners. The pool now can become the focal point of a family vacation in your backyard everyday. There is nothing like coming home from a hard day at the office and unwinding in your pool. Your husband will love this after he tries it one time. Listen to the water, maybe turning on some music, cooking on the grill, no traffic. Just ask your husband to visit your local pool dealer to look into the many options available today.

Please note: results of various water treatment systems and filter times will vary. Consult your local pool professional for complete details.



What Size Or Shape Pool Should We Install?

clock April 25, 2017 10:00 by author medallionpools |

With the technology available today, just about any size or shape is possible with a vinyl liner pool. Just sketch out your thoughts and meet with a Medallion swimming pool dealer. A lot also will depend on the size of the area you want to install a pool. Is the area flat or on a slope? Can you get to the area and have room for a machine to do the excavation and backfill? Some examples of pool shapes are Rectangles, Lazy L’s, or True L’s (with Grecian, 2’or 4’ Radius or Reverse Radius Corners), Kidneys, and Freeforms. The shape of your pool will depend on your individual taste. Shape will affect the price of the pool so keep that in mind. Your local Medallion pool dealer will be able to help you with this decision.

Do you like to swim laps? If so, maybe a lap pool might be a consideration. They can be any size or width. Some possible sizes might be; 10’ x 50’ or 10’ x 60’. The depth can be one level (either 3-1/2’ or 4’). The lap pool can be designed to meet your needs.

These pools can be designed to have one constant depth (of either 3-1/2’ or 4’) or a shallow end and a deep end. Depending on the size of the pool, the deep end can be 5’, 6’ or 8’ deep or deeper with larger sizes. If you install a deep end more than 6’, the majority of the pool will be over your head. Make sure you love deep water and diving.

If you are more interested in playing games in the pool like Volleyball, Basketball, or Football you should not install a deep end pool. The maximum depth of the deep end should be about 5’ to enjoy these games for everyone. If you do install a deep end pool for your children, when they are no longer living with you, you can install a new liner and fill in the deep end to a shallower depth.

See your local Medallion swimming pool dealer to help you make the best selections for you and your family.



Inground vs. Above Ground

clock March 2, 2017 07:00 by author medallionpools |

Now that you have made the decision to install a swimming pool, the next big question is, Above Ground Pool or Inground Pool. This decision should be based on how long are you going to live in your current home, do you have drain field or septic tank that might interfere with construction, do you want a pool with an 8’ deep end for diving and finally the economic decision.

The Above Ground Pool can be round, rectangle or oval. Sizes may range from 15’ x 48” round up to 15’x 30’x 52” ovals or 16’ x 32’ rectangles. You need to lay out sizes in your yard to get a better idea of what will fit and what it will look like in your yard. When this pool is installed above ground, look at the options you have for entry way into the pool. Some of these are ladders and steps. Decide if you want a deck around part or all of your above ground pool.

The inground pool can be manufactured in virtually any size or shape to meet your budget. If you want a pool with an 8’ deep end, the size must be at least 16’ wide and 32’ long. This size pool will offer diving but very little room for games. Please take a look at some of our other blog posts on inground pools for a more thorough discussion of pool depths and shapes.

If you are looking for a traditional inground pool but your budget is more in line with an above ground pool, ask your local Medallion swimming pool dealer about the St. Croix Freedom Series. This pool is an above ground pool that can also be installed inground.



Why Buy A Swimming Pool

clock February 28, 2017 04:00 by author medallionpools |

Have you ever been to the beach on a holiday week or a holiday weekend? If so, do you remember the heavy traffic going and coming? Even gas lines in the service station were sometimes long. How about kids fighting in the car asking when are we going to get there?

Do you live in a subdivision with a community pool? On very hot days, you need to get there early to get a good location. Do you bring food and drinks for the kids or do you buy those items at the pool concession area. When kids have to go to the bathroom, do you think they all get out of the pool to go?

Now visualize July 4th. You have your bathing suit on, cold drinks, good food to snack on and you are walking into your own back yard to get into your very own pool. No traffic jams. No screaming children. No concession stands to fight the crowd. Swim and play at your leisure. Wow, would that not be great.

There is no better time than the present to contact your local Swimming Pool Dealer to arrange a visit. With the manufacturing techniques available today, a pool can be manufactured to fit anyone’s budget. Improve your quality of life and family togetherness with your own pool.