Top 10 Benefits of Installing a Spa in Your Backyard

Top 10 Benefits of Installing a Spa in Your Backyard

Published May 24, 2024 43 Views

There's nothing quite like the luxury of stepping into a warm, bubbling spa after a long day. For many, the idea of having a personal retreat just a few steps from the backdoor is the epitome of relaxation and wellness. Installing a spa not only enhances your lifestyle but also adds value to your ho...

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How to Choose the Right Spa for Your Home Oasis

How to Choose the Right Spa for Your Home Oasis

Published March 25, 2024 119 Views

Adding a spa to your home oasis can transform your outdoor space into a luxurious retreat. However, with so many options available, choosing the right spa can be overwhelming. At Design Pool & Spa, we'll provide you with tips on how to choose the perfect spa for your home, so you can create the ulti...

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Let’s talk ALGAE prevention!

Published June 7, 2017 180 Views

It’s a bit of a dark cloud in our industry, but at some point in your tenure as a pool owner, you’ll likely have to deal with algae. Algae spores can enter your water through wind, dirt, fertilizer, animals, and even on a swimmer’s body or bathing suit. A sudden increase in warm weather like we’re...

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Book Your Project Now for 2017 Construction!

Published April 10, 2017 148 Views

Hi there, folks – hope you are enjoying this beautiful day in Upstate! Even though you may not have swimming on the mind just yet, I want to discuss scheduling as it relates to the current year at DP&S and the outdoor construction industry in the northeast, in general. In a world driven by wi-f...

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Published May 26, 2016 142 Views

Hey all, I waited until today to post this because many pools in the Northeast have just been opened in time for the holiday weekend – and it looks like we’ll finally be swimming, even if it has to be in the rain (fingers crossed that the meteorologists are wrong again!) Anyway, just wanted to...

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Proper Start Up Care For Plaster Pools

Published April 10, 2016 176 Views

Thanks to Mother Earth’s mild manners this winter, we were able to get several projects prepared for plaster and start-up early this spring! That, along with a regularly busy spring and summer ahead has inspired this post, as proper care of new plaster is vital to the aesthetics and longevity of y...

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Get a head start on building and maximize swim season!

Published March 8, 2016 156 Views

While you may see some optimistic Rochestarians in their shorts today, most of us don’t quite have swimming on the brain yet. But as the weather heats up, so does our To-Do list. I wanted to take the opportunity on this beautiful spring afternoon to remind any of you who may be considering buildin...

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Two Simple Tips to Ensure a Smooth Opening This Spring!

Published February 26, 2016 161 Views

Spring is on the way, folks! I have a hunch we’re not out of the winter woods just yet, but as upstaters we know the weather can swing without much warning, and we want to be ready to dive right in – literally and figuratively – when pool season finally returns. It’s not uncommon to uncover a poo...

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FAQ: Why do my cost estimates vary so much?

Published February 17, 2016 144 Views

Like cars, guitars, and movie stars, not all backyard swimming pools are created equally. From the DIY above-ground frame and liner to the monstrosities you may have seen on MTV Cribs, one can only assume that there is also quite a lengthy continuum of the cost to build as well. Even if you hav...

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Celebrating a Major Milestone!

Published February 7, 2016 161 Views

This year will mark Design Pool & Spa’s 30th season with President E. Gary Bednarcyk at the helm. Since acquiring the company in 1986, Gary and his wife, Patty, who serves as office manager, have advanced the former few-man, seasonal operation into a team that handles year-round, residential and c...

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Which Shaped Pool is Right for Your Backyard?

Published December 9, 2015 154 Views

A well-designed pool will enhance the entire look and feel of your home. It should blend in beautifully with your landscaping and complement the shape of your yard. It should NOT feel like someone just dropped a pool into an empty patch of lawn. An inground pool can be constructed in any shape,...

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5 Ways to Wrap a Pool for the Holidays!

Published November 30, 2015 150 Views

Is it possible to surprise your family with a pool as a present? Absolutely! Here are five creative ways to “wrap up” a pool and generate excitement for the holidays – and all winter long! 1. Pool Toys Buy fun swimming pool items such as pool noodles, goggles, toys and rafts. Wrap each item...

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This Winter’s Forecast? Pool Building!

Published November 17, 2015 160 Views

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...

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The Best Gift: Family Time

Published October 27, 2015 152 Views

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...

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Team Building in the Trees

Published September 28, 2015 163 Views

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...

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We’re celebrating our 2500th pool!

Published September 11, 2015 155 Views

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. Her...

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Pool Filtration News: Ultraviolet Sanitation System

Published August 5, 2015 153 Views

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 Wor...

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Recipe: Tasty, Cool Treat for Your Pup!

Published July 23, 2015 140 Views

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 plenty of fresh water available. As a special...

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Top Outdoor Recreation Trends for 2015

Published June 22, 2015 150 Views

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...

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Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Published June 17, 2015 139 Views

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 our next sunny, 80-de...

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How to Build the Perfect Sized Pool

Published June 1, 2015 146 Views

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 specific wants and needs. Here are some k...

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

Published May 26, 2015 163 Views

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 neighb...

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When to Put Out Hummingbird Feeders

Published May 17, 2015 157 Views

When to Put out Hummingbird Feeders One of the benefits of outdoor living is enjoying the return of hummingbirds to Western New York. Offering a consistent source of nectar is the ideal way to attract hummingbirds. But, when should you put out your hummingbird feeders? While the exact dates can v...

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May is National Water Safety Month

Published May 11, 2015 141 Views

May is National Water Safety Month As owners and builders of pools, we understand that a few key safety tips can help ensure a fun, safe swim season. Here are some of the “Rules of the Pool” we follow: Learn to swim well! It’s never to late to learn. Almost two million people of all ages le...

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Salt Water Pool Pros and Cons

Published May 4, 2015 138 Views

Saltwater pools have become one of the most common trends in the swimming pool industry over recent years. Naturally, many of our customers have questions regarding salt sanitation. We hope the following information will be helpful in determining whether or not salt is the right fit for your own bac...

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Cool Fun with Your Dog

Published May 1, 2015 140 Views

It’s time for fun in the sun with your favorite four-legged swimmer! Adding a few pool toys can enhance this healthy form of exercise. This year our retail store will feature some great choices of dog water toys for your favorite pooch. Here are some key things to keep in mind when selecting dog toy...

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Loving Outdoor Living

Published April 2, 2015 160 Views

One of the things we’ve all looked forward to throughout the long winter is warmer weather. And, now, with spring on the horizon, it’s time to start dreaming about what role outdoor living will play for you and your family. Redefining outdoor living spaces Many of our clients are looking at wa...

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How to Test Your Pool Water

Published March 13, 2015 150 Views


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The Best Time to Build a Pool

Published March 1, 2015 147 Views

When is the Best Time to Build a Pool? Any time of the year is a good time to build a pool! It really depends on your goals, and how soon you’d like to be swimming. Construction on our end can occur in as little as three weeks. The true “start to finish” time, however, is largely dependent on...

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Pool Construction Challenges

Published February 28, 2015 158 Views

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...

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