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.



What Is A Fiberglass Swimming Pool

clock November 10, 2016 07:00 by author medallionpools |

This pool is manufactured from a fiberglass-reinforced material that has been formed into a certain shape and size on a preformed mold at the factory. The surface material is placed over the mold and formed into shape.  It is then coated with fiberglass.  This pool does not use external braces, but it must be installed in a specifically dug hole and must be supported with the proper backfill according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

The pool leaves the factory on a flatbed truck and at the job site a crane is used to remove the pool for placement in the excavated hole. Since most manufacturers offer certain size and shape molds, unlimited sizes and shapes are not available. Installation of this pool is fairly quick. Price wise, Fiberglass pools are usually much more expensive than vinyl liner pools, but less than concrete.

The homeowner needs to be very satisfied with their pool selection before the signing of the contract. This pool is not manufactured on site and has to be manufactured in a special mold, and then delivered to you. There is no changing your mind once the job has started. Do your homework first and choose the shape and size that will fit your family’s needs.



What Is A Vinyl Liner Swimming Pool

clock November 8, 2016 01:00 by author medallionpools |

Let’s first discuss what a vinyl liner is. It is a material that is manufactured from virgin material (never used, not reprocessed) and is treated with a fungicide to inhibit bacteria growth. This material is available in many different colors and pattern designs. It is also available in different thickness, example; 20 mil vs. 27 mil (this is thicker material).

This liner can be made in any shape or size. The liner is installed against panels of a pool which could be manufactured from Aluminum, Galvanized Steel, Polymer, Stainless Steel and still in some cases Wood. The liner offers a very smooth surface which is very pleasing to your feet.

A vinyl liner pool can be manufactured to look a lot like a concrete pool but is a lot less expensive. If you get tired of looking at the same liner you have in your pool for the last 15 years, you can easily change to a new pattern. With today’s technology, this type of pool can be designed to fit virtually any size or shape you want.

These pools can be designed to offer you different depth options. The shallow end could be 42” or 48”. The three most popular deep end depths are 5’, 6’ or 8’ (at least 8’ is needed for diving) but other depths are available. With today’s standards, if you want a pool to have an 8’ deep end, the pool size must be at least 16’ wide and 32’ long.