I always learn better from watching than by reading, so for the sake of efficiency here are 5 great videos that cover the entire spectrum of fiberglass pool maintenance. RELATED POSTS The Best Value River Pool Model How Much does a Fiberglass Pool Cost? How to begin planning for a fiberglass pool.
At Pool Pros we are always trying to make your pool researching efforts as quick and easy as possible. So we compiled a list of the top 4 things to consider when contemplating building a fiberglass pool in Door County. 1: THE INSTALLATION PROCESS: Installing a fiberglass pool in Door County, WI is a bit more involved than a typical pool project. Due to the shallow bedrock throughout most of Door County, most pool projects will require blasting to remove enough bedrock to put
As most Door County residents know by now building anything from a shed to a house to a fiberglass pool in Door County, Wisconsin will likely require the removal of bedrock. As you can see on the map to the right which was provided by the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, a large percentage of Door County has bedrock from 0-5 feet from the surface of the ground. This is why it is critical to have your property inspected and to acquire Preblast Surveys, Vibrations Analys
Door County, WI is arguably one of the most beautiful counties in all of America. However, behind all that beauty, mother nature is hiding a huge surprise for potential pool owners. This is where hiring an experienced fiberglass pool builder is critical to your project's success and staying on budget. For those not familiar with the Door County region they may be surprised by the fact that bedrock lies just a shovel's depth under the soil in many areas of Door County. At Pool
CPO stands for Certified Pool & Spa Operator. CPO certification is provided by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance and is designed for daily pool and spa operators or maintenance staff at hotels, pool parks, public pools, etc. This is an entry-level certification that provides basic pool-related knowledge. Below is an excerpt from the PHTA website. *This certification should not be confused with the Certified Pool and Spa Technician. The Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO®) certifi
This is a great question and one that should be asked of any pool builder. There are many concerns that can arrive if you are to fill the pool from your own source if your builder does not provide water to fill your fiberglass pool. Well Systems have limitations on how long it should run to avoid damage to the pump or running the well dry. Also, most well systems have high iron and or sulfur content which can turn the water brown or orange. This can lead to potential stainin
A Safety Cover is typically a tightly woven mesh fabric that is installed into the pool deck and pulls tight over the pool preventing anyone from entering the pool. The tight mesh material filters out leaves and debris but allow rain, snow, and water to filter through into the pool. The Loop Loc brand safety cover that we sell at Pool Pros is the strongest safety cover around. It can even support a baby elephant. Don't take our word for it, watch for yourself in this amazing
The answer to this one is pretty straight forward and does not leave much to cover here, but a handrail for a fiberglass pool is precisely as it sounds. It is a rail for your hand to aid in getting in and out of your fiberglass pool. They are handy for people of all ages and with the new Artisan Series Handrails by S.R. Smith they look great too. At Pool Pros, we recommend installing at least 1 handrail at all entry points on your pool.
An Automatic Pool Cleaner is a pool vacuum or cleaner that is independent from the pool filtration system of your pool. Like the cleaner featured in the photo above, a robotic pool cleaner will save the pool owner a lot of time and keep your pool clean and free of dirt and debris. It's as simple as plug n play. Plug the unit in and place it in the pool (follow manufacturer's instructions) and let it clean your pool. Check out this video below and see for yourself how easy cle
A Paver Patio is a patio that is installed in a process the includes base material, a setting bed, and finally a pre-cast concrete paver that is set in place by hand. Paver Patios are my personal favorite and add a lot of character to a pool project. Paver Patios are typically the most expensive type of pool patio/deck due to the amount of time and labor to install a complete patio. Paver Patios start around the $24.00 per square foot price range and go up from there based on
Stamped concrete is concrete with a decorative finish or texture that is added to the concrete with the aid of stamping pads and hand tamper. Often times pigments or colors can be added to give the stamped concrete a more natural finished look. Stamped Concrete is often sealed with a gloss sealer to bring the full-color profile to view. If stamped concrete is used as a pool deck it is recommended that a product like Shark Grip or a texture additive be used with the sealer to
Broom Finished and Brushed Concrete are one and the same. Broom/Brushed Concrete is concrete with a textured finish that is applied to freshly poured concrete with the use of a broom to create fine grooves on the surface of the concrete. The broomed in grooves give great texture and traction to this type of concrete. Broom finished concrete is ideal for use as a pool deck but is also used in sidewalks, driveways, roads, and bridges. Broom finished concrete texture remains ve
Believe it or not, yes, you can move a fiberglass pool that has already been installed! It takes a bit of work and has to be done very carefully but a fiberglass pool can be removed from one yard and then installed in another yard. These photos show the process beginning with removal of the pool deck around the pool. At this point the decking has been removed, the water pumped out of the pool and the backfill removed from around the pool. The next step would be to remove any
At Pool Pros we are not afraid of competition. In fact, we think competition makes us all better. For that fact alone we have compiled the most comprehensive list of Fiberglass Pool Builders in Wisconsin so that you can choose the best builder for your project. Here they are, and in no particular order is the list of all the fiberglass pool builders in Wisconsin. 1: BRINKMANN FIBERGLASS POOLS: Brinkmann Pools is a fiberglass pool builder located in Oconomowoc, WI, and carries