An old concrete guy once told me this. "There are only 2 truths when it comes to concrete. It will get hard and it will crack" . This is especially true in the cold Wisconsin climate. We experience alot of ground movement throughout the seasons here in Wisconsin. Frost causes alot of ground movement and so does the predominantley clay soil. That is why I typically recomend staying away from stamped and colored concrete. While although it looks beautiful it is expensive and ha
Broom finished concrete is the most popular concrete finish of all time. It is used in roads, driveways, sidewalks patios, etc. Its classic timeless look along with its budget-friendly cost lead to the popularity of this finish. TEXTURE Broom finished concrete gets its name from the application of a broomed texture to the concrete as it is being finished. Once the concrete has been trowelled smooth a large thin broom is used to create a textured finish. This texture is great
HAYWARD VS OMNI Hayward hits a major home run with the release of the new VS Omni Series of Variable Speed Pool Pumps. Being completely honest here. Hayward has always built great quality products but has seriously lagged in the R&D department. The Omni Logic Touch Screen control unit that launched in 2015 was a step in the right direction. However the new Omni VS Pump is a quantum leap in technology. This product puts Hayward at the forefront of the industry with all other m
It is taboo for a fiberglass pool builder to discuss flaoting fiberglass pools but its time to have an honest discussion about floating pools and what causes it. It's time to dispell the myths and get to the cold hard facts. SO, DO FIBERGLASS POOLS FLOAT Then answer is, YES. Fiberglass Pools can 100% float. However, believe it or not concrete pools and vinyl pools float as well. Floating is not exclusive to any type of pool or anything that is in the ground for that matter.
When we think about above ground pools, we think of the traditional round or oval pool. Well after 60 years of next to nothing new in terms of above ground pool shapes, now we have some amazing new choices. Optimum Pools offers a free form pool that takes above ground pools to a whole new level. This pool features curves and design elements typically only found in custom in ground swimming pools. Spacious and beautiful this pool fits well into any yard with existing landscapi