What To Look For In A Spa

clock December 8, 2016 07:00 by author medallionpools |

Now that you have made that decision to purchase a portable spa, how do you decide which one to purchase? That decision should be based on;

1. How many people will use the spa at one time?

2. Do you want a spa with just seats or add a lounger?

3. Would you like one lounger or two in your spa?

4. Where do you plan to place your spa?

5. How many jets do you want and do you want jets on your neck, back and legs?

You can do some homework online by checking out different spa models. A spa is something you need to see in person. Go visit your local Medallion pool & spa dealer. The dealer should have spas on the showroom that you can get into that do not have water in them. Make sure it is deep enough and comfortable for you.

Some spa models are available you can purchase, load on your truck or trailer, take home add water and get in. No electrician is needed to wire the spa into your panel box. These spas will come with a cord and GFCI designed to plug into your wall outlet. Do you have a hard to get to location in mind for your spa in your home? No problem, purchase the FunTub model designed to be assembled on site. These are available 42” deep and in round and octagon.

Why Is A Swimming Pool A Good Investment - Part 1

clock November 16, 2016 02:30 by author medallionpools |

You need to visualize this example; it is a very hot summer day. You have been trying to get home from work but are stuck in traffic. Your wife calls you on your cell phone. “Honey it was so hot I took the kids to the community pool but left my purse at home. Would you please bring them a pizza?”

With your very own swimming pool, this could never happen to you. What a great way to get to know your kids and spend quality time together with your whole family. No more driving to that community pool and paying dues and the additional cost for the food.

No more having to drive out of town to take the whole family to the beach when it gets hot. Look at the money you will save on gas, food and motel rooms plus eliminate the traffic jams on the weekend leaving the beach. When you save on this driving, you are able to extend the life of your car and your well being.

It all comes down to individual preferences. Having that backyard pool will be the best thing you can do for your family, your health and your peace of mind. There is no better way to unwind after work, then just relaxing in your own swimming pool.

Not Ready To Close Your Pool?

clock September 25, 2014 14:08 by author medallionpools |

swiming pool in winter with solar cover

It is hard to believe that summer is over. Our children are back in school, Friday night high school football games and a little cooler weather. My pool is beautiful and the kids love it.

Do not close it yet. Add a Heater. This is an easy installation for any pool. The heater will need to be installed next to the filter. If your filter is outside, then you have no problem at all. If your equipment is inside a building and you are going to add a gas heater, you will need to vent the gas fumes outside the building by adding a vent hood assembly kit.

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Some heaters require either natural gas or propane and some require only electricity. Some heaters will have a standing pilot light that has to be lit and others require the electrician properly wire it and you turn it on like the thermostat in your home with a gas source with no pilot light.

If you decide to install a gas heater, this type could be either a propane source or a natural gas source. If propane type, your local propane company will deliver a propane tank and make the gas connection. If you use a natural gas heater, you will need to get a plumber to make the gas connection to your home gas meter.

Go see your local swimming pool dealer and learn about the different type of pool heater options. Swim earlier each year and extend the season longer. Now that you have that investment in your pool, why close it early.