Perma Pools Educational Blog

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

Single, Two Speed or Variable Speed Pool Pump Ratings/Reviews

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A pump is like the heartbeat of a pool; it circulates water through the filter, keeping it clean and sanitized. The rate of circulation makes a big difference in how clean your pool gets—and how much money you spend in the process. Although you have the option of single, two-speed and variable-speed pumps, paying for more options costs less in the long run, but might involve some work on your part. So which pump is best for you?   Read More

Topics: What are some of the cool options for an inground, What construction practices are best, Indiana Swimming Pool Issues

Swimming Pools: Are They Worth the Cost?

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Being in the swimming pool industry for over 30 years, I have been asked many times by potential pool buyers if a pool was really worth all the money they will put into it? This question always starts a great debate and as a pool professional, I would like to shead some light on the subject and answer some of the questions you might be pondering...  Read More

Topics: What are the costs of a swimming pool, How do I decide on a pool, What are the key questions for a pool buyer, Indiana Swimming Pool Issues

The 5 Problems With Vinyl Liner Pools Built in Indiana and the Solutions

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After being strictly a builder of fiberglass pools in Indianapolis for over 18 years, we here at Perma Pools decided 7 years ago to start installing vinyl liner pools as an additional product line.  We had pointed out for years the deficits of these pools but I think we have come to understand that the problems with these pools do have signifigant solutions!   Read More

Topics: Vinyl Liner Pool Articles, Indiana Swimming Pool Issues, How do I decide on a pool

What does Indiana Inground Pool Growth Look Like for 2013?

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There is an 800 pound gorilla in the pool business called Pool Corp (symbol POOL) who is in the business of supplying inground pool builders with the vast majority of the things they buy.  They are the world’s largest such supplier.  So when Pool Corp speaks, all of Indiana’s inground pool builders listen.  Indiana Inground Pool Market.   I am hearing some good things about the strength of the in ground pool market both nationally and in Central Indiana.  I am also finding people are in the buying mode.   Read More

Topics: Indiana Swimming Pool Issues, Local Inground Pool Research

Does Chlorine Pose a Risk of Respiratory Issues and What is the Solution?

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This is a very good question and one that has sparked a lot of discussion in the last few years. Obviously, I am not a doctor but I can read just fine. There are a ton of articles on the subject and I have collected some of what I thought were the better ones here.  Read More

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

When is The Best Time to Build an Indianapolis In Ground Pool?

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I am asked this question a lot.  Some of the people who ask this question are  Read More

Topics: What are the key questions for a pool buyer, Indiana Swimming Pool Issues

Indiana Inground Pools- What Type of Piping is Best for Our Swimming Pools?

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I am almost NEVER asked how we plumb our pools.  Most customers just don’t know enough to even ask this question.  But this is important stuff.  A skillful plumber using the RIGHT MATERIALS can greatly reduce your risk of future leaks.  Read More

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