Swimming Pool Christmas Gift Ideas

clock December 6, 2016 10:30 by author medallionpools |

When it is cold outside and you are unable to use your swimming pool, you just never think about giving a swimming pool gift to your husband, wife or friend. That would be a great time to give them that gift at Christmas. You have many options to consider.

Does your husband or wife take care of the pool? Do they manually vacuum the pool? A great gift would be an automatic pool cleaner. Many options are available with very affordable prices. Take a visit to your local swimming pool store to learn more about these cleaner options.

Do you or a good friend have a spa? A great gift would be a mini salt system to save them time and money and make their spa experience more enjoyable. No odors or burning eyes. Spend less time on maintenance and more time relaxing.

Do you or your friend have a pool that does not have a light? A great gift would be battery operated lights. No need for an electrician and very affordable. No installation required. Just install the battery and place in the pool. These are just a few examples of gifts you might want to consider for your family member or friend.



Why Should You Own A Swimming Pool?

clock December 1, 2016 07:00 by author medallionpools |


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The fast paced lifestyle that all people lead today will shorten our lives if we don’t do something about it. Swimming is a great way to relieve some of that stress. Don’t look at that backyard pool as something else I have to take care of and questioning if the family will use it.

Swimming is an ideal exercise for people of all ages. When you are swimming, you use almost every muscle in your body. Swimming will make you feel better by reducing stress. Swimming is a great exercise for your whole body and can help reduce risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes.

When you are swimming, the muscles you are using require a lot of oxygen, so swimming is also a good way to get your aerobic workout. This type of aerobic workout does not put undue stress on your bones or joints. The older you get, you may suffer from Osteoporosis, and swimming is a great way to relieve some pain.

Swimming has so many health benefits, it is impossible to name them all. Swimming will improve your cardiovascular condition which will help reduce the risk of hypertension. When you think about that swimming pool again, please give some thought to you and your family’s health benefits.



Can A Pool Be Installed With A Well And Septic Tank On Site

clock November 29, 2016 02:00 by author medallionpools |

If you want to install an inground pool and you live in a home with a well and or a septic tank, yes an inground pool can be installed. Each county has a requirement on the distance you need to be away from your well or septic. You need to check with your local building department to get this exact number.

An inground pool has its own plumbing system so it will not have to be connected to your plumbing. The water edge of the pool needs to be a certain distance away from the well or septic but in most cases; your pool patio would not have to be this distance away. Be sure you tell your pool installer where your septic tank and drain field are located.

The septic tank also has drain lines that can extend out 60 to 90 feet or more. You need to know where these lines are. If you have no idea, you should contact your local building inspector or health department to see if they have a copy of your property plat showing where the builder installed these lines. Water edge of the pool also has to be a certain distance from these lines. Your building department can tell you that requirement.

The pool dealer you have contracted with to install your pool also should know these requirements and can help you with your pool location on your property. Just remember, before doing any excavation, determine where your septic tank and drain lines are located.



Why Is A Swimming Pool A Good Investment - Part 2

clock November 17, 2016 07:00 by author medallionpools |

Earlier we discussed the personal reasons for installing an in ground swimming pool; now let’s discuss the business possibilities. The American Dream has always been to own a home and one day install a swimming pool. This may not be everyone’s dream, but it is for a large population of people.

With the real estate market being so tough today in the current economy, it is very important that you do something to your home to add more value. Installing that swimming pool is one of your options. The pool may not appeal to some of your potential buyers if you are looking to sell, but to that couple that have children on a swimming team or just love the water, it will be a great addition.

If you do have that pool and it is time to sell your home, it is very important that the pool area be well maintained. By keeping the pool area clean, the potential customer will have a better feel for how you have maintained your house. There has always been something magical about being around water. Try to offer your house for sale during the summer when the customer can actually see the pool in operation.

Your number one reason for purchasing a swimming pool should not be based on future resale value. Enjoy that pool, take care and maintain that pool and your investment will be returned to you many times over.



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.