Perma Pools Educational Blog

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

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 is the Cost of Heating an In Ground Pool in Central Indiana?

I have been in the pool business for over 30 years and homeowners are always asking me about swimming pool heat systems.  People don't like cold water!  So I hope this helps you.  Read More

Topics: What are the costs of a swimming pool, How do I decide on a pool

What is the Cost of a Swimming Pool Deck In Indianapolis?; Options

Indianapolis swimming pool builders construct their pool decks out of a variety of materials that vary greatly in cost.  So what kind of pool patio is best for you?  Regular gray concrete?  Stamped concrete?  Concrete pavers?  Stone pavers?  Assuming a 1,000 SF pool patio, you could pay as little as $5,000 or as much as $34,000 depending on your selections.   Read More

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

Perma Pools Earns Esteemed 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service   Perma Pools has earned the service industry-coveted 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award,  an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.  Read More

Topics: How to Choose Your Pool Builder

Vinyl Liner Pools In Central Indiana- Top 6 Reasons to Buy

I started working at Perma Pools in 2005.  I was specifically tasked with developing a first class vinyl liner pool program that would put Perma Pools on the map in this important market segment.  Read More

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

Fiberglass Pools In Indiana: Top 6 Reasons To Buy

My Indianapolis pool company was founded in 1987 solely to build fiberglass pools.   We built no other type of pool until we started building vinyl liner pools in 2005 (and that's another story).  I LOVE FIBERGLASS POOLS!    Read More

Topics: Fiberglass pool articles, How do I decide on a pool

What does Indiana Inground Pool Growth Look Like for 2013?

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

Swimming Pool Financing in Indiana-2013

Indiana inground pool financing--“It ain’t like it used to be!”  So how do people pay for a pool? Cash is good.  But a loan can be helpful! Before the great recession, there were lots of financing programs that made it easy to buy a pool.  There were programs that allowed you to finance up to 125% of the value of your home; some programs would presume that the cost of your pool would add dollar for dollar to the fair market value of your house; another program would allow you to “state your income” without verification…..these features are nothing but a fairy tale today.   Read More

Topics: What are the costs of a swimming pool, How do I decide on a pool

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

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: What construction practices are best, Indiana Swimming Pool Issues

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

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

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