Perma Pools Educational Blog

The Lowdown on Saltwater Pools vs. Chlorine Pools in 2019

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  Both saltwater pools and traditional chlorine types have awesome features. If you’re on the fence, you certainly aren’t alone. Which features suit you best? Read on!  Read More

Topics: Fiberglass pool articles, Local Inground Pool Research

6 Signs You Need To Replace Your Liner

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Remember when your pool was brand new and how beautiful and inviting it was to look at?  Read More

Topics: Vinyl Liner Pool Articles

How Much Does an Inground Pool Cost?

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Here at Perma Pools, our mission as educators in the pool industry is to answer all your questions—the common, the technical, and even the bizarre. The most common question? Cost. Whether vinyl liner or concrete or fiberglass pools, whether extravagant or minimalistic aesthetics, people want to know about how much they're going to spend. You ask; we answer. How much does an inground pool cost? Most vinyl liner pools cost $35,000–$65,000 upfront and $11,500 in maintenance over 10 years. Fiberglass pools cost $45,000–$75,000 upfront and only $3,760 in maintenance over 10 years.  Read More

Topics: What are some of the cool options for an inground, Vinyl Liner Pool Articles, What are the costs of a swimming pool, What are the key questions for a pool buyer

Choosing the Right Pool Builder in Indiana

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Of all of the choices you make when buying a pool, this one is the most important: choosing a builder. But if you lack construction experience, how will you know if your prospects are qualified? Research is necessary, but we've outlined some things to pay attention to, so that you can better gauge skill level and fit for your pool project.   Read More

Topics: How to Choose Your Pool Builder

Choosing the Right Pool Light for Your Indiana Swimming Pool

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Regardless of whether you are building a fiberglass or vinyl liner pool, a pool light will generally come with the package. The light enables nighttime swimming. But the type of light you choose makes a big difference in terms of ambiance. Many customers I talk to prefer upgrading to LED lights, because they are brilliant and more cost-effective in the long run. Here’s why.   Read More

Topics: What are some of the cool options for an inground

What Time of Year is Best to Build Your Swimming Pool?

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Some people I talk to during March are anxious to break ground and start their pool installation process, but they feel a little rushed by the various decisions they need to make, like shape, design, colors and decorative touches. I understand.  Read More

Topics: What construction practices are best, Indiana Swimming Pool Issues

Choosing the BEST Swimming Pool Location and Elevation

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Now that you have completed your research and decided that you're family is ready to move forward with the installation of a new In Ground Swimming Pool, you are faced with the decision of where exactly is the best location and elevation in your backyard. Sure, looks are important but so is drainage!  Read More

Topics: What construction practices are best, Indiana Swimming Pool Issues

Drainage Around Your Swimming Pool

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I am often asked what are the most annoying problems you can have with pools.  My answer is always BAD DRAINAGE!! When we install a pool, we spend a good amount of time assessing the grade of the ground and confirming the level of the pool and patio. There is a reason for this:  water only runs downhill and we want it to get to a spot where it will do no harm and will not annoy.  If water runs into your basement or into the pool cavity, a LOT of damage can occur.  We need to control how that water flows in a 3 hour, 3" rain (and that can be thousands of gallons!!!).  Read More

Topics: Fiberglass pool articles, What construction practices are best, Indiana Swimming Pool Issues

Indiana Fiberglass Pool Construction: Waterline or Inlaid Tile?

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I am often asked whether waterline or other tile on your fiberglass pool is a good decision. The colors and styles are beautiful!  Here are some things to think about.  Read More

Topics: What are some of the cool options for an inground

4 Options Indiana Swimming Pool Dealers Use To Jazz Up Your Pool!

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Many customers have asked me what they should do to make their pool stand out. Of course, adding a pool to your backyard makes a dramatic statement by itself!   But with the right options, the entire space can look like a work of art. Sometimes small details make all of the difference. Here are four ideas that can work together to give your pool that WOW FACTOR!   Read More

Topics: What are some of the cool options for an inground