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How to Safely Store Pool and Spa Chemicals

safely store pool and spa chemicals

Congratulations on building your custom pool at your Dallas, Texas home. Maintaining your pool may seem intimidating when you get your manual, but it is much simpler than it appears. Many modern pools have features that make owning a swimming pool or spa even easier, such as automated systems and touch-screen controls. You can put your pool on a filtration system that will keep it sparkling year around in the warm Texas weather. You will need to invest in the proper chemicals to put into your pool and spa to keep the water safe for you, your family and your friends to enjoy. These chemicals can be dangerous if they are consumed, are breathed in or make contact with the skin, so be sure to follow these tips on how to safely store your pool and spa chemicals.

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Is a DIY Water Feature a Good Idea?

Water features are an attractive addition to any pool, but is it worth the hassle to complete the installation of a water feature on your own? Like all DIY projects, you need to carefully compare the pros and cons of handling the job without the help of a professional. You will have to consider the cost, the amount of time needed, the materials that are required and the complexity of the installation. Before you start purchasing piping, pumps and other materials to begin constructing your own fountain or other water feature, learn if a Do-It-Yourself water feature is really a good idea.

Can You Save Money?

The main reason that most homeowner have for considering a DIY project is that they would potentially save money. Well, this may not be entirel true when discussing the installation of a water feature. During your DIY project, you will need to purchase all the necessary materials needed to construct the water feature. Additionally, you could end up requiring special equipment that you need to rent or purchase. Professional pool companies will already have the required tools and equipment and will probably be bale to get the materials at a lower cost than consumers. With professional installation, you will have to cover parts and labor, but when everything is laid out, you really aren’t going to be saving much money by tackling this project on your own.

Benefits of Installing a Water Feature On Your Own

Now that we have covered whether you an save money by completing the installation of a water feature on your own, you should be aware that there are some potential dangers with this project. Your pool has a carefully constructed finish or liner that prevents cracking and leaks. When installing any piece of equipment that need to tamper with your pool surface, care must be taken ti prevent leaks. Even small leaks could lead to major cracks and severe damage to your pool. Avoid these problems by seeking professional installation.

Potential Dangers of DIY Water Feature Installation

In the end, while you could possibly install a water feature on your own, you may not be able to ensure your pool is properly sealed. This could lead to leaks and substantial cracks in your pool liner or your pool. Compared to the cost of repairing a severely damaged pool, the installation of a water feature by professionals is a relatively affordable renovation. Your best option is adding a coll water feature to your pool is to seek help from the experts.

For professional water feature installation and other pool design solutions, contact Riverbend Sandler Pools.

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ABOUT THE COMPANY

Riverbend Sandler is a Dallas pool builder, remodel and service provider, serving Plano, Dallas and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Riverbend Sandler is an award winning pool builder providing quality construction and excellent customer service for over 30 years.

With the mission of “Creating Lifetime Pools for Lifetime Customers”, Riverbend Sandler Pools remains a family-run company dedicated to the ideals that only a personal commitment can uphold. Through award-winning design, high-tech construction processes, conscientious customer care and on-going support, we pride ourselves on keeping customers for life!

For more Dallas pool builder tips, subscribe to their blog and ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the photo gallery on their website, and see what Riverbend Sandler’s pool design and construction team can do for you.

Top Kid Friendly Water Features

Kid-Friendly Water Features

While some people will install a pool for themselves, the vast majority of pool owners choose to build a pool because they have children at home and the kids love to swim. Swimming is not only a great exercise for the family; it is also a great way to get everyone out of the house and experiencing nature. If you have children, then you probably have many different questions regarding the safety of pools and the many different features that we offer. It is important to note that not every option is considered child friendly. With that in mind, here are a few of the water features we offer that are kid friendly and sure to please.

Fountains are always a great choice for the pool. Whether you are 8 or 80 years old, fountains are fun to walk through and they are about as safe as it gets when water is involved. Fountains can be placed in the pool itself or they can be placed on the deck. If the fountain is placed on the deck, it is often referred to as a deck jet. Deck jets typically shoot water in an arch directly into your pool. Fountains that are inside the pool will have a similar effect to a jet in a hot tub, except our fountains will push the water higher.

Custom Pool Feature

Another great kid friendly water feature is a waterfall. When choosing a waterfall, it important to understand that we never recommended that a child walk or dive off of the waterfall. With that in mind, our waterfalls can be built in the shallow end or the deep end of your pool, and they can be added to any existing pool as part of a remodeling project.

Perhaps the best water feature for most kids is a water slide. The slide not only allows the kids to get wet, but it also allows them to experience the pool from a different perspective. Slides are very fun and your experienced pool builder can help you make sure yours is as safe as possible.

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ABOUT THE COMPANY

Riverbend Sandler is a Dallas pool builder, remodel and service provider, serving Plano, Dallas and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Riverbend Sandler is an award winning pool builder providing quality construction and excellent customer service for over 30 years.

With the mission of “Creating Lifetime Pools for Lifetime Customers”, Riverbend Sandler Pools remains a family-run company dedicated to the ideals that only a personal commitment can uphold. Through award-winning design, high-tech construction processes, conscientious customer care and on-going support, we pride ourselves on keeping customers for life!

For more Dallas pool builder tips, subscribe to their blog and ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the photo gallery on their website, and see what Riverbend Sandler’s pool design and construction team can do for you.