|Posted by paragonpools on July 20, 2015 at 6:45 PM|
I test drive the latest robotic cleaner, Zodiac’s Polaris 9550 Sport. The Polaris 9550 Sport comes complete with a lightweight, handy transport caddy and remote control.
A test run of the unit found it to be very easy to assemble and operate. 4-wheel drive capability allows the unit to climb pool walls a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by paragonpools on March 12, 2015 at 7:35 PM|
The Top 5 swimming pools trends for 2015 focus on AquaTekture© with an emphasis on artistic elements in and around the pool. AquaTekture© is the discipline of de...Read Full Post »
|Posted by paragonpools on November 13, 2014 at 9:45 PM|
|Posted by paragonpools on October 26, 2014 at 1:30 PM|
One of the fulfilling elements of designing custom #pool and #spa projects is guiding clients in selecting the finishing materials to define their style. We achieve this by the harmonious use of Color, Texture and Patterns in the interior and exterior components.
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|Posted by paragonpools on October 11, 2014 at 3:30 PM|
Privacy Walls - Function, Form & Focal Point
Privacy Walls can be more than a barrier between your property and the neighbors; it can be functional, create form and/or become a focal point. A talented designer can take an otherwise lifeless and unattractive background and transform it into an inspiring and attention-grabbing work of art. #aquatekture
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|Posted by paragonpools on May 20, 2014 at 12:10 AM|
May is National Drowning Prevention Month. Duckie and I refer to it as Water SafetyMonth. Per request from School Teacher Mrs. Stark we produced a PSA forRoosevelt Elementary School in Lakewood Ohio.
|Posted by paragonpools on March 2, 2014 at 5:35 PM|
The traditional project model GOOD, FAST & CHEAP states one can only achieve two of the three! The dilemma with this model is to select which two you prefer- because achieving all three are impossible. In business, this has become an acceptable standard.
However, I don’t recommend this model when building a pool, but rather suggest an alterna...Read Full Post »
|Posted by paragonpools on February 5, 2014 at 6:40 PM|
The AUTOMATIC FILL LINE is a MUST HAVE for any pool.
The automatic fill line (auto-fill) ensures the water level stays...Read Full Post »
|Posted by paragonpools on January 24, 2014 at 9:05 PM|
#2 - Often overlooked in the design color palette is the shade of the grout for the tile or stone.
Be mindful of the color so that it complements the look you are trying to achieve rather than distract from it.
Each of the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by paragonpools on January 18, 2014 at 2:10 PM|
#1 - If you’re looking to build a new swimming pool or remodel an existing one, nothing is more helpful than reviewing photos for ideas on style, shapes, color schemes and special features. There is lots of information and images on the internet but don’t forget that your local library and bookstore will also have resources.
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|Posted by paragonpools on November 27, 2013 at 12:55 AM|
You don’t need a pool or spa to enjoy this new product showcased at the recent International Pool and Spa Show in Las Vegas. Soundcasts’ array of portable, weather-resistant, high-performance wireless speakers and accessories lets you enjoy rich, multi-directional stereo sound throughout your h...Read Full Post »
|Posted by paragonpools on November 21, 2013 at 6:15 PM|
One of the new products showcased at the recent Pool and Spa Show here in Vegas, the Ledgelounger an outdoor lounger made specifically to enjoy while relaxing on the wetdeck of a pool. Pool friendly, body contouring comfort, durable, light weight, stackable and comes in ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by paragonpools on May 19, 2013 at 3:35 PM|
|Posted by paragonpools on April 7, 2013 at 5:15 PM|
As mentioned previously, the Grand Wailea , has many AquaTekture elements, most impressive is the details the designers incorporated to ensure an authentic setting when creating nature waterfalls and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by paragonpools on March 23, 2013 at 11:35 AM|
The Grand Wailea property opened in 1991, and while it has changed management over the years the setting has stayed true to its original concept- a homage to the islands, its nature and culture.
This is achieved with AquaTekture, foliage, fish and art. From a restaurant floating above a salt-water lagoon filled with sea creatures, waterfalls, streams, koi ponds, gardens and sculptures, to pools with intricate tile mosaics and a chapel surrounded by a pond, the property is a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by paragonpools on February 20, 2013 at 7:50 PM|
|Posted by paragonpools on February 4, 2013 at 11:45 PM|
Hawaii AquaTekture #2
The large open air lobby is just one of the impressive design elements of the Grand Wailea in Maui, with native tropical fauna, art sculptures, water features and a sunken bar. Guests are greeted with a series of blue tiled, water channels that lead to a large reflection pond where a bronze mermaid statue lures them to toss coins into her shell bowl.
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|Posted by paragonpools on January 15, 2013 at 6:50 PM|
This courtyard water fountain may be a beautiful ice sculpture now, but in reality it could turn into a big problem for the owner. Leaving fountains and water features running during freeze conditions will cause cracks and flooding when the weather warms up and ice thaws.
Avoid this scenario by leaving fountains off and wrapping the pipes and valves with insulated tape. When possible remove pump lids and plugs to drain water out of the pumps. Depending on the set-up, it may be adv...Read Full Post »
|Posted by paragonpools on January 12, 2013 at 10:10 PM|
As the ADA deadline approaches (January 31, 2013), public pool owners are scrambling to bring their properties into compliance. However, what we are finding is that many properties require a more in-depth plan than just adding a chair lift. We have had to improvise and become very creative in finding ways for our clients to meet the new requirements.
What I have found in inspecting existing projects,especially with the smaller facilities is that the pool and spa areas are rather ...Read Full Post »