Shopping For Your First Pool

clock December 15, 2016 07:00 by author medallionpools |

Now that you have made the decision to purchase a pool, will that pool be the Above Ground Pool or the Inground Pool? If you want a pool with a deep end for diving, the pool will need to be an Inground Pool. If you want a pool to play games in like volleyball, the pool could be either Above Ground or Inground.

Your first step should be to visit your local swimming pool dealer’s showroom to see the pool options available for you. You will find that a pool will be available to fit your budget and yard conditions. Some dealer’s will be able to offer you a pool that can be installed above ground or inground. If you have a slope to your yard, this type of pool can even be installed part way inground.

So many options are now available. Do not ever think you can’t afford a pool. Times have changed and pool manufacturers are now offering pool products to meet their potential customers’ budgets. Go see, feel, touch all the pool choices you have available. If your preference is the Above Ground Pool, you will find many quality pools to fit your needs.

If your choice is the inground pool, these type of pools can be designed any shape or size to fit your budget. The most affordable inground pool will be the Vinyl Liner Pool. Dollar for dollar, you can get a much larger pool and/or more features in a vinyl pool than you can in fiberglass or concrete with the same budget. Call your local pool dealer. He will be glad to meet with you to learn more about your needs and make some recommendations. Take that first step and make that call or go see a swimming pool showroom.



Things You Need To Do With Your Pool During The Winter

clock December 13, 2016 02:00 by author medallionpools |


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Your pool is probably closed for the season. There are still a few things you need to do during the winter to help ensure your pool opening goes smoothly. Please note that this is just a generic information list and not intended as a complete winterizing guide. Every pool is different so please be sure to follow all the instructions found in your owner’s manuals. If you have any questions regarding your particular installation the company you purchased the pool or equipment from should be more than happy to help you. As always, when using any chemicals be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions and safety precautions. They are there for a reason.

• Check your water level regularly and add as needed

• If you have a solid cover, keep most of the water pumped off. A small layer of water will help keep it in place. When you pump the water off your cover make sure you replace the water in the pool with a garden hose while you are pumping the cover off. If you do not keep your water level up high then there is a good possibility that your liner will float and wrinkles could develop on the bottom and/or sides of your liner. A shifting of the bottom can also occur.

• If you have a mesh cover, periodically add some winter algaecide to the pool to help prevent algae growth. Some covers you can do this through the cover, some must be pulled back. Check with your cover manufacturer for their recommendations.

• If you get ice on your cover, don’t break it. Sharp edges may cut it.

• To help prevent scale from accumulating and binding up the impeller and motor shaft, turn it on about once a month for no more then 3 seconds.

• Again, never drain the water from your pool and always keep your water level high. Remember when you pump water off your cover always have a garden hose filling your pool at the same time at the same rate as you are pumping your cover off.

It is very difficult to cover every detail that is required to winterize a swimming pool. We hope we have covered most of the items in these articles. If you have any additional questions or concerns visit your local pool store, your installer, or your pool’s manufacturer. This set of instructions is designed as a general guide only. Every pool is unique and has individual requirements for winterization. Medallion neither makes nor implies any guarantee that by following these instructions you will halt all chances of a floating liner, cracked or frozen skimmer, cracked or frozen pump, cracked or frozen heater, cracked or frozen filter, cracked or frozen plumbing, etc. These are all considered acts of God and it is the responsibility of the homeowner to prevent these items from happening.



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.



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.