This Winter’s Forecast? Pool Building!

Who thinks of November as pool-building season? We do! Here at Design Pool & Spa we’re accustomed to building year-round. Normally in November we’re wearing jackets and gloves.   But, as you can see in this video, our crew is looking quite comfortable in light shirts and t-shirts! It turns out that this November has been […]

The Best Gift: Family Time

Some gifts are magical. This is our story of how we gained more family togetherness and created many wonderful memories, thanks to our pool. As parents of three children, we were one of those busy families pulled in different directions. Sports practices, school happenings and social events meant “family time” was a rarity. However, once […]

Team Building in the Trees

by Gary Bednarcyk This summer our entire staff – sales, operations, retail, construction and service – embarked on a team building adventure.   We spent hours traversing the trees at Bristol Mountain’s Ariel Adventures Park.   And, it was a blast! We all felt the thrill that came with testing ourselves and trying something new. Occasionally someone […]

We’re celebrating our 2500th pool!

By Kody Bednarcyk Design Pool & Spa is celebrating a major milestone this summer. Our company, which began operations dating back to 1968, recently completed construction of its 2500th inground pool. The pool is extra special to its owners, James and Jessica Barons, because it represents a family dream come true. Here’s what they had to […]

Pool Filtration News: Ultraviolet Sanitation System

By Bucky Frusco One technology many pool owners may not know about for pool maintenance is Ultraviolet sterilization. UV light is a powerful tool in the fight against algae, germs, and bacteria, and can be used in conjunction with a sand filter to keep your pool water healthy and sparkling. How UV Sanitation Works: UV Pool […]

Recipe: Tasty, Cool Treat for Your Pup!

By Patty Bednarcyk We love our pets here at Design Pool & Spa and want to be sure they’re kept cool and safe during these warm summer days.   Our dog, MacKenzie, always loves a quick dip in the pool. But, we make sure to keep her off the pool deck and in the shade, with […]

Top Outdoor Recreation Trends for 2015

  Wondering what the most popular backyard projects and additions will be this summer? Then check out the 2015 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).  It reveals that the most popular outdoor recreation amenities for 2015 will include spa features—hot tubs, Jacuzzis, whirlpools, and indoor/outdoor saunas—and swimming pools. But there’s […]

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

  By Lorianne Montanaro At long last your pool is open, the water is sparkling, and…it’s raining. Welcome to an Upstate New York spring. But, don’t let the latest round of storms rain on your summer pool parade. Follow these few small steps to ensure your pool stays in perfect shape – and ready for […]

How to Build the Perfect Sized Pool

By Bucky Frusco It’s fun to plan and design a new pool! One of the first questions we hear is: “how big should our new pool be?” There is no easy answer to that question. However, one of the best things about building a pool means that you can tailor the design to suit your […]


10 Differences (especially #6!) Between Owning a Pool and Owning a Boat

By Patty Bednarcyk Torn between buying a pool or buying a boat? We think you’ll appreciate this light-hearted
 comparison of two popular, but very different, forms of family 
recreation. Pool vs. Boat: You don’t need a trailer
hitch, a tank of gas or a four-wheel drive vehicle to use your
 pool. Your neighbors will never
 complain […]