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    Must-Have Features for Your Custom Pool

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Florida is blessed with wonderful weather that allows residents to enjoy the sunshine all year long. Enhance your backyard with a custom-built pool that has all of the features you need to truly enjoy Florida living. Consider adding the following features to your pool service to ensure that you get everything you want:

    An Automatic Pool Cover
    Optimize the energy efficiency and temperature of your new pool with an automatic pool cover. These automatic covers can keep the water ready for swimming throughout the year. They also decrease the amount of maintenance you have to do to the pool area and make it even more pleasant to use.

    Added Aesthetic Appeal
    Increase the value of your home even more by incorporating some more aesthetic appeal into your new pool design. Whether you want to add a fun and beautiful waterfall or design a vanishing edge, these attractive features can add a lot to your entire exterior design.

    An Outdoor Shower Area
    Do not forget to add an outdoor shower and changing area where you and your guests can transition from the pool back into the house. This allows guests to rinse before and after using the pool, and can help you keep the pool water out of the house.

    A Spa
    Perfect your new custom pool with a built-in spa that gives you the ideal location to sit back and relax on a beautiful Florida evening. A spa is a great addition if you plan to host a lot of parties in your new outdoor area. It also gives you a way to escape from it all and spend some time enjoying your own company.

    Fountain Blue Pool Service, Inc. is proud to be the top pool designer and remodeler in all of Boca Raton. We can build you a pool and take care of the weekly maintenance so you can simply enjoy your life at home. To learn more about our products and services, visit us online or call (561) 404-4744. 

    The Advantages of an Artificial Rock Waterfall

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Whether you are building a new swimming pool or planning a swimming pool remodel, an artificial rock waterfall is a great way to add to the design of your pool. Using artificial rocks, which are lighter than real rocks and do not require masonry to install, makes adding an artificial rock waterfall very easy. Unlike actual rocks, artificial rocks require virtually no maintenance. Artificial rocks are stronger than concrete, and are less expensive than actual rocks.

    Whether you would like a basic rock formation for your swimming pool or a large and elaborate rock waterfall, Fountain Blue Pool Service, Inc. of West Palm Beach is the best company for the job. We have been installing rock waterfalls for customers in Boca Raton, Jupiter, and nearby areas since 1996. For more information, give us a call at (561) 404-4744. To see all of the pool remodeling, repair, construction, and maintenance services we offer, visit our website.

    Energy Saving Tips for Your Pool

    Last updated 7 months ago

    According to the Houston Chronicle, the average swimming pool uses about 16 kilowatts of energy per day. This could easily be reduced to just 5 kW per day with the right energy-saving tips. To reduce your energy consumption and energy bills, read through these energy-saving tips for your pool.

    Pump
    Energy-efficient pool pumps can cut your energy consumption by as much as 75 percent. A variable-speed pump will slow the water flow in the pool, which lowers resistance and reduces energy consumption. These quiet pumps cost more than normal pumps, but you will definitely recoup the cost—especially if you have a larger swimming pool.

    Chemicals
    There are a number of ways to reduce your chlorine and chemical use, which saves even more energy. Consider a salt chlorinator or an ozone system, which can reduce chlorine use by roughly 80 percent. Ask your pool company what alternatives you have to chlorine.

    Water
    Escaping heat is one of the leading factors involved with swimming pool energy use. Cover the swimming pool whenever you are not using it to greatly reduce the amount of heat that escapes. Solid covers are more effective, but lily-pad covers are easier to store and leave in place.

    Lights
    Halogen bulbs used to be the norm for swimming pools, but they are not as efficient as LED lights. LED lights use a fraction of the wattage and boast an overall lifespan that is more than twice what halogen bulbs offer.

    Heaters
    Many swimming pools in the Boca Raton area do not need heaters. If you want to install a heater, however, solar panels are the most energy-efficient option. While it is a bit more expensive than a gas heater, you will probably be able to recoup the costs in just a couple years.

    To learn more about how to improve the energy efficiency of your swimming pool, contact Fountain Blue Pool Service, Inc. of West Palm Beach. We offer pool repair, remodeling, maintenance, and supplies to Boca Raton and Jupiter residents. Call us at (561) 404-4744 or head to our website for more information.

    Preventing Iron Stains in Your Pool

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Over time, many of the metal parts in swimming pools become rusted and stained by iron deposits. To ensure that this does not happen to your pool, perform a water chemical test after filling up your pool, and once per month after that. You can purchase a number of different products that are designed to prevent iron stains. Watch the video for more tips on how to prevent iron stains in your pool.

    Fountain Blue Pool Service, Inc. of West Palm Beach offers weekly and specialty pool maintenance services to Boca Raton, Jupiter, and the surrounding areas. To learn more about how we can keep your pool looking great, call us at (561) 404-4744 or visit our website.

    Tips for Choosing the Placement of Your New Pool

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Adding a swimming pool to your backyard opens up new possibilities for design, relaxation, and fun. Where you place the pool has implications for the look of your yard as well as its usability. For tips on choosing the placement of your new pool, read this article.

    Look at Zoning Regulations and Drainage
    Check with your city and county zoning offices to find out if there are any restrictions on where you can place your new pool. In many areas, the pool needs to be 15-25 feet away from both the property line and the closest buildings. You should also consider how drainage and rainfall affect your yard when choosing the placement of your pool.

    Consider the Size of Your Backyard
    Swimming pools in small backyards usually need to be placed as close to the house as possible. If you have a small yard, this can give you the opportunity to match your home’s architecture with that of your swimming pool, thus creating a new extension of your home’s style. To make a swimming pool look larger, experiment with textures and materials and design the pool with multiple levels. If you have a larger yard, you have more options with pool placement. Consider placing the pool far enough from the home that you can accommodate a deck for entertaining guests.

    Coordinate with Other Activity Zones in the Yard
    If you have an outdoor kitchen, a garden, or a lawn, it’s important to place your new pool so it is in harmony with these spaces. Many homeowners have large trees and planting areas that need to be worked around, while others have outdoor kitchens and child play areas that cannot be relocated easily. Keep in mind where your deck and landscaping are, and where your future pool deck will go.

    For more tips on where to place your pool, contact the pool specialists at Fountain Blue Pool Service, Inc. of West Palm Beach. Serving Boca Raton, Jupiter, and surrounding areas, we specialize in pool remodeling and pool construction. Call us at (561) 404-4744 or visit our website for more information.

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