Choosing Pool Heaters and Heat Pumps

Enjoy Your Pool Longer with the Right Heater Here in Upstate New York, an energy-efficient and reliable heater or heat pump is a must. They will add to your comfort and extend your swimming season. In fact, some of our clients swim until Halloween! Below you will find information on some of the different heaters […]

Pool Construction Challenges

Worried About Pool Construction Challenges?  We’re not! At some point during the course of deciding whether a pool is right for your family, you may have some apprehensions about the extensive construction involved in the building of a gunite swimming pool. Building an in-ground structure on a residential property can have its challenges, ranging from […]

Choosing an Inground Pump

Reliable, Durable Pumps For Inground Pools Circulation/filtration pumps for inground pools are the heart of the swimming pool’s circulation system. Pumps pull water from the pool through the skimmer and main drain, push it through the filter, and return it to the pool through the main returns.  Design Pool & Spa can help you choose […]

Choosing a Pool Filter

Filters: High-efficiency filtration systems for sparkling clear water Every pool needs a filter. By removing impurities such as dirt, leaves, grass, hair, body oils, sunscreen, and even many bacteria from the water, today’s high efficiency filters keep your pool water clean, clear and inviting. Choose from three different filter technologies—cartridge, D.E. or sand.  For more information […]

How Much Does a Pool Cost?

Five questions that will help you build your pool budget. Wondering what a new pool might cost? It’s a simple question that can be difficult to answer.  Here are five questions that will help you design and build a pool that fits your lifestyle and your budget.  (Or, visit our page featuring our pool series and […]

7 Steps to Choosing the Right Pool Builder

Thinking about building an in-ground pool? It’s exciting to imagine all the fun and relaxing times you will have with friends and family. Before you build, be sure to follow these seven key steps to ensure your investment truly delivers the pool of your dreams. Step 1: Select Pool Type Before choosing a builder, you […]

Comparing Pool Materials

Gunite vs. Vinyl vs. Fiberglass Pools When evaluating materials used in the construction of an in-ground pool, there are three primary choices: Gunite (a mixture of cement and sand) Fiberglass Vinyl lined Each has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages, and the choice for your pool installation depends on your specific needs, lifestyle, and budget. […]

Top 5 Reasons to Build Your Pool This Winter

A Pool in the Winter? 5 Reasons why Winter is a Great Time to Build While cold weather may not inspire you to think about swimming outdoors, winter is the ideal time to buy a pool. (Yes – we can build year round, even here in Upstate New York.) Here are five great reasons to build […]

We Still Make Them Like They Used To

Have you purchased a washing machine or refrigerator lately? It’s frustrating to find shoddy parts and weak construction. Things you could once count on to last 20 years now only last 7 or 8. As the saying goes, “they don’t make them like they used to.” So, when people ask me why we build gunite […]