Pool Insights

Benefits to buying a home with an existing swimming pool!

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Who would have guessed that we would be faced with a national health crisis during 2020? Covid-19 is still here and many families are finding ways to modify their life and incorporate healthy living in a variety of new ways. While our country is staying home as much as possible to help fight the coronavirus,…

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Pools and Spas 101

Today’s swimming pool has drastically changed from when we first began building custom swimming pools back in 1952. The simple kidney shaped swimming pool has grown into a dreamy backyard oasis! There are so many options to choose from today that really allows you to customize your backyard and make your outdoor living dreams come…

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How do I know if my swimming pool has a leak?

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So, you’re thinking of getting your swimming pool and backyard ready before summer hits and the kids are all out of school. But then, you notice that you’re refilling your pool a lot more often than usual. Regularly severe decreases in water levels can be the first sign that you have a leak somewhere in…

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Will a Swimming Pool Increase the Value of My Home?

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If you’re thinking about installing a swimming pool in your backyard, you’re probably weighing all the pros and cons before making your final decision. A common question homeowners ask during the decision process is, “Will a swimming pool increase or decrease the value of my home?” While we’d like to give you a straight, universal…

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What Kind of Swimming Pool is Right for Your Active Lifestyle?

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The first step when planning for inground pool construction is to decide what kind of pool you would like to build. At its most basic level, a swimming pool is a multipurpose recreation and leisure product and different pool styles are designed with different lifestyles in mind. Will you be building an active pool or…

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Will Tree Roots Destroy My Swimming Pool / Spa?

How much water do swimming pools use or waste

As you consider your landscaping around your swimming pool or spa, it is important to think long-term. Existing trees in your backyard living area may drop leaves into the swimming pool or spa after installation, for instance. Or new trees you’re thinking of adding to your custom outdoor living space might even damage the structure…

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Meet DIY Network’s Pool Kings

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The swimming pool industry has a hit reality television show on DIY Network called Pool Kings and it is exploding the industry with the in’s and out’s of swimming pool construction. Homeowners are tuning in, watching, and learning so much about swimming pool design and construction! Pool Kings takes the entire process of swimming pool…

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Beverly Hills Emergency Water Conservation Restrictions

How much water do swimming pools use or waste

Recently, CBS reported online that Beverly Hills is now banning residents from filling new swimming pools and spas. This, however, is false information. While the Beverly Hills City Council did release to the press that they are taking further precautions to conserve more water and counter the California drought, the city’s new water conservation restrictions…

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I Have A Small Backyard. Can I Still Have A Swimming Pool?

How About A Spool? The short answer is yes. The design experts here at California Pools pride themselves on their ability to design a perfect outdoor living area to fit your needs – big or small, simple or complex. In fact recently, spools have become increasingly more popular for homes with limited space in the backyard…

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PebbleTec Swimming Pools

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Winter of 2016 is coming to a close, and now is the perfect time to start planning your custom backyard project. With California Pools, you can choose every detail and aspect of your outdoor living area: from the barbecue in your outdoor kitchen, to patio furniture, to the color of decking, to the interior finish…

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