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Extras Turn Mundane into Extraordinary

Posted on August 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM

In my latest article for WAVES magazine- India's pool, spa and bath publication, I discuss how to take a design to the next level.

The terms basic, generic, and ordinary are not part of my vernacular when designing a pool or spa. My philosophy is to create an environment the homeowner can’t live without, thus I look to the extras, the finishing touches, and the accessories to create an extraordinar...

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Advantage of working with an APSP CBP

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Working with an APSP Certified Building Professional (CBP) ensures you are contracting with one of the pool industries top building professionals.

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Spa spillover doubles as water feature by Paragon Pools Las Vegas

Posted on April 28, 2012 at 12:50 AM

If you are looking to add more appeal to your pool and spa with the soothing sounds and visuals of a water element.  Adding natural stone to the spa spillover allows the water to trickle down the dam wall.  

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Water Safety - Keeping Your Family Safe!

Posted on April 1, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Now that April has arrived, the weather is getting warmer and the family will spend more time outdoors. Duckie, the Float Like A Duck Mascot remindseveryone to enforce the ABC&D's of water safety!

Water color is influenced by the color of the interior finish!

Posted on March 17, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Each of the world’s oceans and shore lines has its own distinctive palette influenced by depth, soil, sand and the ocean bed. Other elements influencing water hues in nature include temperature, animal and plant life, and tide flows.

And, much like in nature, the color and reflective quality of pool water is affected by the interior elements. In addition, to traditional white and colored plasters, interior finishes of quartz or pebble are available in a vast array of colors and g...

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Proper Circulation - the lifeline of pools!

Posted on November 26, 2011 at 10:50 PM

One of the most vital components in pool construction is the circulation system.  Plumbing is to the pool as the veins and arteries are to the human body.

See my latest article in WAVES: India's pool, spa & bath magazine. 




Favorite dining spots on the Strip!

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Living in Vegas gives us a great selection of award winning dining experiences.

With the International Pool and Spa Show in Vegas this past November,  pool industry insiders shared some of their favorite dining spots on and just off the strip with Pool and Spa News.

My selections- BESO in Crystals at CityCenter and NINE Steakhouse in the Palms! 

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Polar bear habitats don't belong in your backyard!

Posted on August 27, 2011 at 7:45 PM

A call for a remodel project lead our team to the pool shown in the middle photo, the new homeowner hated the existing pool, which he referred to as "the polar bear pool" .

He desired something more visually appealing, as well as a design that would accomodate the family's needs.  

Aqua Magazine feature story on 3-D design program

Posted on July 31, 2011 at 4:47 PM

 

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April Pools Day with DUckie

Posted on April 2, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Duckie , the Float Like A Duck Mascot was invited to make a Special Apperance during the Annual April Pools' Day event.  A very exciting press conference where all the municipalities and community partners came together to promote public education and awarness for having fun and being safe around pools. The most importance message was enforcing the ABC&D's .  To learn more, join Duckie for the 8th Annual Float Like A Duck event on May 21st - 1-4pm at the YMCA on Meadows L...

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Liquid Window by Paragon Pools

Posted on October 17, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Paragon Pools' Liquid Window!


Award winning designers Joe and Joey Vassallo incorporated a 3" thick acrylic wall on the upper pool creating a captivating 15' x 2 1/2' viewing portal.


Adding to the illusion is an infinity edge on the backsideof the pool.


Liquid Window provides additional poolside entertainment for both adults and kids.  Parents also have a great perspective on the little ones as they swim underwater.


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HGTV features Las Vegas Pool Builder Paragon Pools

Posted on September 11, 2010 at 12:55 AM

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HGTV features Las Vegas Pool Builder Paragon Pools president Joe Vassallo, CBP with his award winning pool , showcasing his signature WetFlame , water and fire element.

Jandy Deck Jets create artful and playful setting

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 8:53 PM

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Jandy laminar jets produce a clear arching stream of water.  Strategically placed the jets create an artful and playful space.


Joe Vassallo honored with the 2009 Jefferson Award

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 12:59 AM

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WetFlame: fire & water element adds ambiance to pool and spa area!

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Adding a fire element to your pool and spa area is just another feature that can enhance your backyard living experience, extending it well into the evening hours and throughout the seasons.


The striking contrast between fire and water make for an intriguing ambiance in any setting. Now incorporate these two opposing forces into one harmonious entity for a year-round inspirational feature with your pool and spa.

 

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Replacing traditional pool tile with Glass Tile!

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 11:08 AM

Before we get into the beauty and aestitics of glass tile, probably the number one question I get asked is "How do I get the calcium off my tile?". And to this day there really isn't a good answer to that question. But now what I tell clients is that they can extremely minimize the chore of cleaning the calcium off the tile by replacing the existing ceramic tile with glass tiles. The non-porosity of glass prevents the calcium from imbedding into the tile. Glass tile, now more affordable comes...

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Pool & Spa Renovations a Trend in Home Improvement

Posted on April 3, 2010 at 5:17 PM

One of the hottest trends in home renovations is refurbishing the exterior, including the pool and spa area.  Whether it's a longtime homeowner or someone who has purchased a resale property, upgrading the backyard is at the top ofthe to-do list. 

 

Renovating the pool and spa area to meet the current needs,tastes and lifestyle of the homeowner is even more critical during these times.  Families are ut...

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