When to Put Out Hummingbird Feeders

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 vary, the birds do tend to be reliable in their […]

May is National Water Safety Month

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 […]

Salt Water Pool Pros and Cons

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 backyard or commercial project. What is […]

Cool Fun with Your Dog

By Gary Bednarcyk 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 […]

Loving Outdoor Living

By Patty Bednarcyk 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 ways […]

The Best Time to Build a Pool

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 […]

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 […]