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

Ultimate Low Maintenance In Ground Pool

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I have a lot of customers that are looking for the simple life.  They want a pool but they want the least maintenance possible.  So here are my ideas for creating the ULTIMATE LOW MAINTENANCE POOL! Read More

Topics: What are some of the cool options for an inground, What construction practices are best, Fiberglass pool articles

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

Do you need a landscaper for your pool project and how should you hire one?

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Topics: What are the costs of a swimming pool, What are some of the cool options for an inground, What construction practices are best

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