What Is A Concrete Swimming Pool

clock September 1, 2015 10:00 by author medallionpools |

This type of pool is custom built on site offering you many different styles and options. A steel reinforced structure is first built. While these steel frames are being installed, plumbing pipe will also be installed. The plumbing pipes that are being installed are longer then you need, but after being checked for leaks, they will be cut off flush with the edge of the pool.

Gunite, sometimes called shotcrete is sprayed over this steel frame. This spraying process must be done by an expert experienced with the nozzle operation. The skill in doing this spraying is critical to producing a strong pool. The thickness of the gunite will depend on pool design, budget, and ground conditions. The next step will be to install the plaster over the gunite.

Once the gunite is dry, it is carefully smoothed to prepare the surface for the plastering stage. The plastering is available in different colors, along with many different colors and styles of tile that can be used for the border around the pool. The construction is complex and should be done by very experienced pool installers. This type of pool construction, generally takes longer to install then a Liner Pool or a Fiberglass Pool.



Solar Rings

clock January 30, 2015 11:05 by author medallionpools |

Solar Rings are the new wave of solar heating. They are large, approximately 5’ in diameter, very colorful and attractive and light weight. No more need for the bulky solar tubes to roll up your cover.

These Solar Rings hook together depending on what size pool you have. You can use as many and needed to cover the surface of your pool. When you are ready to swim just take them out and stack them on the side of your pool area.

They come with water anchors for them to stay in place too. They put out up to 21,000 BTU’s of heat per Solar Ring.



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.