Inground Pool Design & Installation
You’ve thought about it enough, now it’s time to schedule a consultation for your dream pool and spa. You can’t go wrong with Aqua Fun Inc. if price, beauty, quality and professionalism are important to you.These guys are the North Georgia swimming pool experts!
The Aqua Fun Team
Aqua Fun’s owner is the lead builder & designer with decades of direct experience in the swimming pool industry and has been building / designing swimming pools in North Georgia for 20+ years. Andy and Rachel Cook are the owners and operators; a husband and wife team who take pride in the work Aqua Fun offers it’s customers. You know you are getting top notch, quality service when you hire Aqua Fun to build your in-ground swimming pool and spa.
Price of your inground pool and spa
You won’t find a pool builder out there who will offer you the quality work Aqua Fun provides for the price. We can’t give you a number off the cuff because each pool is unique to the home and is determined after an initial consultation with the wants and needs of the homeowner in mind. Things that can determine price is the size, shape, style (gunite, vinyl, fiberglass), add-on‘s such as lighting, waterfalls, slides or spa. Aqua Fun also provides decking options to consider. If you need financing, Aqua Fun has partnered with the best pool, check it out.
A few more things that will consider the cost of a new inground pool and/or spa is whether you want to consider a Salt Water pool. Aqua Fun is Salt Water pool specialists and can counsel you on the pro’s and con’s of operating a Salt Water Pool. Also, take a quick look at 2015 Pool Trends for ideas and inspiration.
Beautiful Backyard Pool
Making your home an enjoyable place for family and friends is what it’s all about for so many people. Adding a swimming pool and/or spa can add tremendous beauty to a backyard. Being able to sit on a lounge chair by the crystal clear water while hearing the sound of a waterfall or spa bubbling is magic! Imagine having the beauty of a new pool with enhancing landscape work, outdoor furniture and the sound of laughter…your backyard has just become that outdoor oasis you’ve always wanted.
So stop dreaming, make it happen! Call 770-419-7119 or schedule your consultation today so you can tell your family what they are getting for Christmas. Most people may not think Winter is a good time to schedule a new inground pool install, but we think it’s the best time! Don’t miss last month’s blogpost about Swimming Pools and Real Estate.
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Real Estate & Swimming Pools
Tips For Buying Or Selling Your Home With A Swimming Pool in Georgia
Will a swimming pool increase the value of your home or could it actually decrease the value. Here in Georgia and the Southeast where the climate stays warmer most of the year, a swimming pool could increase the property value from 5 to 10 percent according to the National Association of Realtors. If you are buying or selling a home with a pool, our team at Aqua Fun would like to offer these tips and suggestions to make your dream home something you can really dive into.
Buying your dream Home with a Swimming Pool
Here’s what to check for:
- Condition – look for obvious warning signs such as cracks, pealing or loose vinyl liner and clarity of the water. Is it well maintained?
- Style – does it fit the neighborhood? Does it leave room in your yard for more?
- Age – does it need updating? Will it need to be replaced or repaired while you live in the home.
- Safety – are there safety covers or gates around the pool?
These are all factors one should take into account when interested in buying a home with a swimming pool. It all helps with the resale value, when and if, you decide to sell the home again in the future. If you want to make an offer, ask to see the maintenance records and schedule a pool inspection along with the standard home inspection during due diligence.
Selling Your Home with a Swimming Pool
Here’s what you should do to add value to your home in the eyes of a buyer:
- Stage the pool area and sell the lifestyle.
- Hire us to clean the drains & water.
- Scrub any stains on pool tile or decking.
- Keep detailed maintenance records.
- Landscape it! – “Landscaping adds an average of 14.8% to the value of a home. These homes sell as much as five to six weeks faster than homes without landscaping”, says SwimmingPool.com.
You can make sure your swimming pool is a wonderful asset when selling your home. It’s vital to have the pool in pristine shape so you can impress potential buyers.
Did you get a chance to check out our August Is The Time To Plan And Tend To Your Backyard Pool Landscape – Inground Pools Blog? We think you’ll have a lot of fun with it. All of us here at Aqua Fun Inc would like to thank you for reading our blog! If you know anyone who would like to know more about planning their backyard swimming pool design, then be sure to share this article or simply call Aqua Fun Inc. today – (770) 419-7119 or schedule time to talk here.
Rachel and Andrew Cook
Mark Your Calendar! August is the best time of the year to work on Inground Pool Landscaping
Whether you already have an inground pool and are looking to enhance your backyard space or you are planning to have an inground swimming pool installed, planning the landscape around your pool design will pay off big time. There is nothing better than feeling like you are on vacation every time you swim in your own backyard swimming pool. Think of your swimming pool as the focal point and build out from there. You have so many choices to enhance the functionality and aesthetics of your backyard oasis.
Our team at Aqua Fun can help you decide what type of landscaping would best suit your backyard needs. The design includes hardscape concrete border, decking, patio, recreational add-on’s, tree’s, shrubs and flowering plants. Be sure to check out our Pool Gallery to see examples.
August is a good time to work on your inground pool landscaping. It’s a great month to prepare the soil for adding fall plants. It’s important to clean up all debris and mix in fertilizer or compost before you start preparing your perennial flower beds, it’s not too late to prepare the flowers for next spring. August is also the time to plant bulbs for a large array of beautiful lilies.
Things to consider when designing your swimming pool and backyard pool landscaping are what kind of lounge chairs and umbrella tables will you add to the mix? There is so much to consider and it may get overwhelming trying to figure it all out. If this is you then have no fear, the design team at Aqua Fun Inc. will be able to take care of this for you.
Did you get a chance to check out our End Of Summer Pool Party Blog? We think you’ll have a lot of fun with it.
All of us here at Aqua Fun Inc would like to thank you for reading our blog! If you know anyone who would like to know more about planning your backyard swimming pool landscape, then be sure to share this article or simply call Aqua Fun Inc. today – (770) 419-7119 or schedule time to talk here.
Rachel and Andrew Cook
Give the Best Father’s Day Present – Aqua Fun Pool Gift Certificate
Imagine showing the father in your life a voucher with a picture of their new Swimming Pool & Spa -or- New Vinyl Liner Replacement –or- Swimming Pool face lift upgrade.
It’s hard to believe Father’s Day is right around the corner. Have you been looking for that special gift that will make dad say “WOW”? Stop searching, this is it. You know how many times you’ve talked about getting that dream pool and how many times you’ve said your existing pool needs a face lift. Let’s make it happen.
- Step One: Get pre-approved so we can design your dream pool that fits your budget. Need help financing? We have awesome partners if you need to finance your swimming pool and spa.
- Step Two: Contact our professional pool design and construction specialist for your complementary consultation to determine the best pool design for your backyard – (770) 419-7119.
- Step Three: Look through our Pinterest Boards for inspiration. Design your own Dream Pool Pin board and share it with us.
- Step Four: Start planning your Pool Party!
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Get your Aqua Fun Swimming Pool Gift Certificate by Father’s Day, June 21st, 2015. If you need more time, we’ll extend this offer through the entire month of June.
Create fun memories with your family and friend, call today to schedule your no obligation consultation (770) 419-7119 or schedule here.
Best Father’s Day Present – Swimming Pool and Spa – New Liner Replacement – Pool Party Ideas
Andy & Rachel Cook
Why Choose Aqua Fun For New Pool & Spa Construction, Pool Maintenance, Redesign and Pool Liner Replacement?
Here Are Five Good Reasons Why Aqua Fun in Canton, GA. Should Be Your Inground Pool & Spa Builder and Designer
So, you are thinking about your backyard swimming pool and spa. Do you want to build your dream pool, have it upgraded or need some repair? There are quite a few choices out there, but Aqua Fun Inc. in Canton, GA. wants to stand out from it’s competitors and here is how they do it:
- Family Owned – Family Owned Businesses are the backbone of our country. Aqua Fun Inc. is a “family owned” premier pool design, construction and service company owned and operated by husband and wife team, Andrew and Rachel Cook. Andrew has the pool construction background and Rachel brings her knowledge and experience from corporate America. The combination of their experience means that you will get the best of both worlds. Family owned means their reputation is on the line and Aqua Fun prides themselves on being part of the local community.
- Over 28 Years Experience – Andrew Cook has 28+ years experience in the pool construction and design industry. Andrew started out in the pool industry in 1987 as a Regional Sales Representative for Kafko. Check out Kafko’s Recommendation for Andy Cook.
- Quality Construction – Aqua Fun is a family owned, award winning pool & spa construction company with over 28 years experience. See the kind of work Aqua Fun produces and read reviews from their happy customers. Aqua Fun only uses the highest quality materials and up-to-date technology to build the best possible backyard oasis for your family.
- Affordable – Quality does not always equal more expensive. Aqua Fun prides themselves on quality construction & service at a competitive price. Aqua Fun has partnerships with these Pool Financing sources and encourages you to get pre-qualified.
- Choices – Aqua Fun offers choices in swimming pool finishes – Vinyl, Gunite and Fiberglass – as well as different shapes to fit your lifestyle and yard size. Looking for a natural looking and performing swimming pool? Aqua Fun loves Salt Water Pools and natural looking recreational add-on’s, decorative vinyl liners and landscaping ideas. Want a luxurious look? Underwater Illumination can make all the difference.
The team at Aqua Fun wants to encourage local Metro Atlanta consumers who are ready to take the plunge to consider them as their #1 Swimming Pool and Spa choice. Did you read 7 Ways To Prepare Your New Pool Construction article? It’s a good checklist. Aqua Fun goes above and beyond to get your business and keep it!
Aqua Fun offers Five Good Reasons Why Aqua Fun Should Be Your Choice For New Pool Construction & Redesign, Pool Maintenance and Pool Liner Replacement. For your complimentary consultation please contact Aqua Fun at (770) 419-7119.
Rachel and Andrew Cook
Owners of Aqua Fun Inc.
Aqua Fun is North Georgia’s Best Choice for Liner Replacement
Why Aqua Fun? Choices and Experience
Does your spa and inground swimming pool need a fashion make-over? Coordinate your vinyl liner, steps and spa, let us help you make it a perfect fit. Choose floor patterns to determine the shade your pool water will be. Get an idea of how floor patterns determine the shade of your pool water in the photo. Will it be light shades, medium shades or dark shades? We can help you with these choices.
Vinyl Swimming Pool Liners are available without those unsightly seems and in a various array of plain, printed and border patterns. All of which can be customized to fit various shapes. Our team of technicians have decades of experience and will build your swimming pool liner for an exact fit. We can offer you choices, just schedule your no obligation consultation.
Andrew Cook’s background as co-owner of Aqua Fun is in construction. He started out in the pool industry in 1987 as a Regional Sales Representative for Kafko Manufacturing. With decades of experience in the swimming pool construction and design industry, Aqua Fun’s experience speaks for itself. Want proof? Read what Kafko says about Andy Cook, Aqua Fun, Inc. and their recommendation for your Pool Liner Replacement.
Thought it couldn’t get better? How about the possibility of a 20-year Warranty on you Liner Replacement. Aqua Fun’s professional and experienced crew are here to help and want to create the very best inground pool experience, and we know that details matter.
In Ground Pool Liner Installation
A properly installed liner will guarantee longevity so don’t leave something as important as replacing your swimming pool liner to just anyone. When you choose Aqua Fun’s Pool Services, you will receive a liner that has been custom manufactured to fit your pool leaving you with a picture-perfect beautiful pool!
In-ground Pool Liner Installation in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia
Our Aqua Fun pool liners division services Cherokee County, Georgia, Cobb County Ga. Pool liners, Fulton County Ga. pool liners, Forsyth County Ga. Pool liners, Paulding County Ga. Pool liners, Gilmer County Ga. Pool liners, Pickens County Ga. Pool liners, Bartow County Ga. Pool liners.
Let us get your pool ready now before the start of pool season so you can take advantage of early savings. Ask us about those savings when you call (770) 419-7119.
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Here are our Top Classic Pool Games
Sharks and Minnows | Marco Polo | Diving For Treasure | Cannon Ball | Belly Flop | Water Ballet | Underwater Tea Party
In its most basic of form, sharks & minnows is merely a game of water tag. The game begins with one shark and several minnows. The shark lurks in one end (or the middle) of the pool. The minnows stand at the other end. When the shark hollers “Minnows in!” or a similar phrase, the minnows jump or dive into the pool and try to swim to the other side without getting tagged by the shark. Every minnow the shark tags joins the shark’s team and helps to tag other minnows. The last minnow becomes the first shark in the next round.
There are different rules depending when a minnow can be tagged. Version one, a minnow can’t be tagged if he/she is fully submerged under water. In that case, the shark can either wait for the minnow to surface for a breath, or the shark can try to pull him/her to the surface to earn the tag.
In another version of the game, slyness is critical. The game begins with the shark facing away from the pool. The shark can only turn around when he /she hears a minnow in the water. Minnows who enter the water without noise and swims without splashing are compensated with a head start toward the other side.
Safe zones are also favored. If a minnow touches the safe zone (for example, the diving board or pool drain), the shark can’t tag it.
This is the king of classic pool games. Way before school children learned about the 13th century Italian explorer Marco Polo, they became authorities in this aquatic adaptation of Blind Man’s Bluff.
To play Marco Polo, you need minimum of two people, but it’s ultimate with a small crowd. One person becomes “Marco.” That person, Marco, must close his / her eyes and attempt to tag the rest of the people in the swimming pool. To locate the other players, he / she uses a primitive form of sonar, yelling out “Marco!” to which everyone else must respond, “Polo!” Using the direction of the voices as a guide, the blind Marco lunges after his Polos. The first person to be tagged is the new Marco.
The rules for Marco Polo are fairly simple, yet enforcing them can be tricky. The Marco might try to sneak a peek, or the Polos might not yell “Polo.” To combat this trickery, some players allow the Marco to yell, “Fish out of water!” when he suspects someone of leaving the pool [source: Retroland]. If he’s right, the “fish” becomes the new Marco. ( **cited source below)
Best for goggle wearers. Here are the rules, choose a small, non-floating object and toss it into the pool. Have the kids race to find the object and pick it up first.
When we were kids, we used pennies and rocks as the treasure, but now they sell special dive rings and dive sticks just for the game! ( **cited source below)
This is a lot of fun especially when you want to make a big splash! You can do this off the side of the pool or from a diving board. Good form is when you can get a safe jog to the edge of the diving board or pool, jump high and outward, pull knees to chest and gather yourself in a round ball to hit the water with a thud leaving a giant wave in your wake. The bigger you are, the larger the splash generally speaking. If you manage to get everyone wet around you then it was a good one!
The classic belly flop can hurt so this one is more fun to watch. We think it’s self explanatory!
The last two classic water games are generally more for the girls, not to say boys don’t enjoy them as well, but water ballet consists of whirling, twirling and pointing of the toes. It’s easy to be graceful in the water.
Tea Party’s can provide hours of fun for little girls. Best left to goggle wearing kids who are not afraid to hold their breath as long as possible. Just use your imagination and pour the tea!
Want more Pool Game Ideas?
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Rachel and Andrew Cook
Owners of Aqua Fun Inc.
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**Roos, Dave. "10 Classic Swimming Pool Games" 26 July 2013. HowStuffWorks.com. <http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/backyard-fun-games/10-swimming-pool-games.htm> 06 July 2014.
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When is too soon to open your pool?
Every season is different but a good general rule of thumb is if the temperature outside is consistently 70 degrees during daylight hours, the pool should be opened. Think of it as preventative maintenance if you will:
1. If you have a cover- Get ahead of the algae problem since warmer temperatures breed algae in a swimming pool, get the air flowing.
2. Being pro-active saves you headache- The extra chemicals and cleaning required with a late-opening will cost you extra money, time, stress and frustration. Grab that special time with your family and friends ahead of schedule, it’s worth it.
We know how busy you are and we’d like to make it as easy as possible for you to get ahead of the game. Call and schedule your appointment right now. Schedule your appointment here.
We look forward to servicing your pool opening needs. We also offer liner replacements so be sure and let us know all your needs.
Andrew and Rachel Cook – Aqua Fun Owners
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Get Healthy and Swim!
Time to build your dream backyard inground pool! There are many reasons why you need to add exercise to your daily regime. Of course, the most obvious is to lose weight and get in shape. Spring is right around the corner, so consider having convenient daily access to your fitness solution- a new pool!
Water-based exercise can help people with chronic diseases. For people with arthritis, it improves use of affected joints without worsening symptoms 1. People with rheumatoid arthritis have more health improvements after participating in hydrotherapy than with other activities 2. Water-based exercise also improves the use of affected joints and decreases pain from osteoarthritis 3.
Swimming is a win-win for getting into shape. One major benefit being that it helps arthritis sufferers with improvements to their joints which is due in part to it’s low-impact, high cardio aspect which aides in weight-loss as well. Anytime you lose weight it reduces the amount of stress and weight on the joints making the healing process that much more powerful.
Check out this funny video of a fat cat, who believe it or not, loves swimming and it’s owner has tried everything to help her chunky feline lose weight to finally discover the secret! We hope you get a laugh out of this video, we sure did!
Call Aqua Fun to get your new pool by Spring! Be sure to ask about our Spring Special!
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Hall J, Skevington SM, Maddison PJ, and Chapman K. 1996. A randomized and controlled trial of hydrotherapy in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res. 9(3):206-15.
Bartels EM, Lund H, Hagen KB, Dagfinrud H, Christensen R, Danneskiold-Samsøe B. 2007. Aquatic exercise for the treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 4:1-9.