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Aqua Fun Wants You To Vacation In Your Own Backyard, Let The Summer Swimming Begin!

Summer time fun!

Memorial Day weekend marks the official beginning of Summer and the end of the school year for most. It’s time to start planning your summer pool parties and create lasting memories.

When you get a pool design and build from Aqua Fun, be sure to request a quote for livable space in your own backyard. Add a cabana, decking, outdoor kitchen or fireplace and don’t forget Aqua Fun can help you enhance the space with smart and beautiful landscaping / hardscaping. Aqua Fun works hand in hand with top builders and contractors to give you the total package.

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We hope your Memorial Day was full of family memories hanging out by the pool while honoring our fallen heroes. Make your next vacation a “Staycation” in your own fabulous backyard. Check out some inspiration and ideas on our Pinterest boards:

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Find Peace and Serenity

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Outdoor Kitchens Hot Trend

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Classic Pool Games Are Fun!

Whether you want to upgrade your swimming pool area or if you want to build a new pool and spa, our team of specialists want to help. Schedule your no obligation consultation or contact us for your swimming pool maintenance and repair.

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 to know more about Summer Swimming Begins, Vacation In Your Own Backyard, Call Aqua Fun Inc. Swimming Pool and Spa, then be sure to share this article and schedule your consultation here.

Thank you,
Rachel and Andrew Cook
Owners of Aqua Fun Inc.

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Pets And Pools | Is It Safe For Our Pet And Inground Swimming Pool | Aqua Fun

Pets And Pools, Is It Safe For Our Pet & Inground Pool?

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Our team at Aqua Fun pools know that it’s difficult to keep the dog out of the inground swimming pool. After all, our pets think they are human, and part of the family. If we are swimming, they are swimming. Kudos to those of you who have managed to train your canine furry friend not to jump in the pool.

We’re sure you’ve wondered if swimming in the pool was safe for your pooch? And was it safe for the pools mechanics? Those are both great questions and we will certainly offer some facts which may help the next time Fido does a belly flop into the pool.

Is it bad for the animal?

Generally speaking, it’s not bad for humans and it’s not bad for dogs either. Salt water pools are usually less chemically toxic for humans and animals but there are still safety concerns with salt water pools which chlorine pools do not have, of which we will discuss. According to Bridgemill Pets of Canton,” the largest risk with a pool for any animal is drowning of course as they can panic too, especially if they do not know how to get out of the pool. However, the AKC has an article stating the amount of chlorine in pools is no more harmful to pets as it is to humans“. According to Bridgemill Pets some other things to watch out for includes excess water indigestion, “in fact drinking from the pool should definitely be discouraged especially if it’s a salt water pool. Also drinking from the pool can irritate your dogs eyes and nose sensitivities; cause ear infections, especially from floppy eared dogs and can dry out the skin.”

Be sure to rinse pets off with the hose after a day of swimming.

Is it rough on the pool and it’s mechanics?

It can add more stress on the mechanics for sure but there are preventive measures you can take to lessen the stress on your pool mechanics. If hair gets clogged in the filters or baskets, it could be a big problem so be proactive and check the filters and baskets for hair build up which could clog the system.

Take delight in these Pets in the Pool pics we have on our Pinterest Board:

If you like those funny animal pics, be sure to follow us on Pinterest!

All of us here at Aqua Fun Inc would like to thank you for reading our blog! If you know anyone who are concerned about Pet’s in the Pool, then be sure to share this article and schedule your consultation here. Did you read our last blog about The Best Christmas Present is A New Pool? Check it out here.

Thank you,
Rachel and Andrew Cook
Owners of Aqua Fun Inc

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Winterize Pool | Time To Close Down The Pool And Prepare It For Next Swimming Season | Aqua Fun Inc.

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Time to Winterize Your Pool!

Welcome Fall in North Georgia!

Time To Winterize Your Inground Pool And Prepare It For Next Swimming Season

You may have already closed your pool for the Winter, or perhaps you’ve been trying to squeeze in every last swim you can? This September has been warmer than normal so we hope you get to enjoy the pleasant extension. Either way, it’s time to start thinking about getting your pool ready for Winter. If you are closing it up rather than turning on the heaters, this blog post is for you.

Purpose of Winterizing Your Pool

The purpose of Winterizing your pool is to keep it safe, maintained in good shape and prepare it for an easy opening again in the Spring. The better you take care of your pool, the longer you will be able to enjoy it’s many benefits.

Part of Winterizing your Inground Swimming Pool is deciding to add a Safety Cover. You have choices. Mesh covers come in different colors and are the most economical choice because it costs less and lasts longer than many of the other choices out there. There are differences in the mesh covers, solid safety covers and this is something our specialists can inform you about and help you decide. What’s good for one person may not be good for another so let’s decide together.

 Benefits of Winterization

The four main benefits of properly Closing Your Pool For The Winter are:
  1. Keeps the pool clean – imagine being able to take off the Winter Safety Cover in the Spring, covering a few basic instructions and then dive in within a day or two of re-opening it? Sound appealing to you? Good, then simply follow the steps below or call us to schedule your pool closing today (770) 419-7119.
  2. Keeps the pool maintained – you want to make certain the chemicals are balanced to prevent fungal growth; that the cover is tight and secure so there are no accidents nor uninvited guests or debris fall in the pool; to impede excessive evaporation which can create hidden dangers for your pools lifespan. Keeping your pool properly maintained is very important for your own personal joy, pocket book as well as keeping  ready for resale if and when you decide to sell your home. TIP! Every Fall and Spring you need to schedule on your calendar certain pool maintenance rituals that will keep your pool healthy and young. Check out the list below.
  3. Keeps your family members, guests and animals safe while you are not using your pool this Winter – it’s easier for mistakes to happen when your pool is left open. There will likely be holiday parties scheduled and family visits over the Fall and Winter seasons. Keep everyone safe from harm and keep the stray animals out of the pool this Winter. It’s easier to forget about the backyard pool when the backyard is not being utilized as much, so using this “Pool Closing” time as a precautionary measure is always a smart plan.
  4. Keeps your liability down – it’s always a better idea to be safe than sorry. If your backyard oasis is used year-round because of the outdoor kitchen or outdoor fireplace you built then you want that added peace-of-mind knowing whoever and whatever is enjoying your backyard beauty is also safe from accidentally falling in the pool, hence keeping your liability down.

How To Winterize your inground swimming pool

  • Balance the pool’s chemicals
  • Lower the water level and drain those pipes
  • Clean, clean, clean
  • Remove pool accessories
  • Put a lid on it

Don’t want to do it yourself? Schedule your Pool Closing here!

Did you get a chance to check out our latest blogpost? All of us here at Aqua Fun Inc would like to thank you for reading our blog! If you know anyone who needs to close their pool and Winterize it, then be sure to share this article or simply call Aqua Fun Inc. today – (770) 419-7119 or schedule time to talk here.

Thank you,
Rachel and Andrew Cook

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Summer Pool Safety Tips | Atlanta’s Top Pool Builder Tips

Atlanta’s Top Pool Builders offer Summer Pool Safety Tips

Have fun! Stay Safe - Tips from Aqua Fun Pools

Have fun! Stay Safe – Tips from Aqua Fun Pools

June is National Safety Awareness Month

There is nothing better than a fun family and friend pool party at your house. Although it can be a lot of fun and create many lifetime memories, we want them all to be good memories. We don’t want to be negative but one must always plan for the worst. What would you do if someone hurt themselves at your pool? Before anything like that ever happens, please take extra care to prevent accidents from happening in the first place. Since the month of June is National Safety Awareness Month, there is no better time than to lay out a good safety plan for your outdoor inground swimming pool.

Here are a few basic things Aqua Fun suggests you should do to prepare your family and guests:

  1. Post rules so everyone can see them
  2. Go over rules with children and young adults before they start swimming
  3. No running, dunking, pushing or rough housing
  4. Don’t dive into shallow end
  5. Always swim with a buddy
  6. Keep approved safety devices such as life preservers, pool noodles, rope, life hook and boogie boards easily accessible
  7. Remain focused on small child at all times
  8. Add 4 sided fencing around pool with child safe self latching and self closing gate
  9. Add pool alarm once party moves indoors you’ll want to stay vigilant
  10. Identify any new swimmers, best is that all swimmers are experienced
  11. Keep charged cell phone handy at all times
  12. Wear sunscreen, don’t get sun poisoning
  13. Evacuate pool in rain or coming storm
  14. Grown ups should not drink alcohol and swim nor be in charge of children at the pool

A lot of it is common sense and you’d be surprised how easily tragedy can strike so always be vigilant!

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Have fun – Keep Family Safe!

According to the CDC, did you know:

  • Children: Children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates. In 2014, among children 1 to 4 years old who died from an unintentional injury, one-third died from drowning.1,2 Among children ages 1 to 4, most drownings occur in home swimming pools.2 Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children 1-4 than any other cause except congenital anomalies (birth defects).1 Among those 1-14, fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death behind motor vehicle crashes.1  

Check out our Pool Safety Pinterest Board

We appreciate your interest in our pool blog.

Thank you,
Andrew and Rachel Cook

Owners of Aqua Fun Inc.

7 Ways To Prepare For Your New Pool Construction – Swim By Summer

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Prepare For Your New Pool and Swim By Summer

1. Build Your “Dream Pool” Pin Board.

Follow Rachel Cook’s board Our Pools and Spa’s on Pinterest.

Help us know what you’re looking for, start a “Dream Pool” board on Pinterest. Invite us to your Pinterest board using our email address – myaquafun@gmail.com.

2. Decide between a Gunite, Fiberglass or Vinyl Inground Pool.

  • Gunite Pool is the strongest of the three choices, and also the longest lasting.

Read a comparison of the three pool types, pool liners and surface finish choices.

3. Have a clear sense of purpose.

Ask yourself why you’re installing a swimming pool. Do you want to exercise more? Are there small children in your family who love to swim and you want to create more family time? Want to increase the value of your home? Are you a naturalist and want a Salt Water Pool instead of a chlorinated pool? Whatever the reason, knowing your purpose will help us make it the dream pool you have been wanting.

4. Decide what kind of pool shape you want.

Once you have established how you will be using your swimming pool, it will be easier to decide the shape. Rectangular designs provide a timeless, classic look and are great for swimming laps and playing pool games. If you prefer a natural looking pool, then a kidney or free-form shaped inground pool can blend with the landscaping and be a great choice for you.

5. Focus on the details.

Pick Recreational Add-On(s), Water Features and Underwater Illumination to complete your dream swimming pool design. 2015 Swimming Pool Trends include but are not limited to Custom Entry’s, In-Water Benches and Table, Tanning Ledge, Grotto and Swim Up Bar, Diving Board, Water Slide, Splash Pad, Exquisite Waterfalls, Bubbling Fountains and massaging jets.

 

Do you want to add a spa to the pool design? Not sure if it is in your budget? Be sure to ask the professionals at Aqua Fun, our team of experienced designers can help you come up with the best plan for your dream pool!

6. Keep safety in mind.

Do you want a pool alarm? If you have small children around you may want to consider it. Child-proof locks on gates, and security alarms on windows to the backyard are also considerations. Safety Covers will add that extra barrier of protection you may want. Aqua Fun is all about safety first and with that added security you can have peace of mind knowing your family is safe around the pool.

7. Plan your pool party!

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Be sure to check out our Poolside Treats board on Pinterest for an awesome menu to celebrate your new pool.

Follow Rachel Cook’s board Poolside Treats on Pinterest.

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 your new pool construction, then be sure to share this article. Get a jump on financing your dream pool here.

Aqua Fun Inc. offers 7 Ways To Prepare For Your New Pool Construction So You Can Swim By Summer, call (770) 419-7119.

Thank you,
Rachel and Andrew Cook
Owners of Aqua Fun Inc

5 Reasons Why You Need Safety Pool Covers This Winter | Aqua Fun Inc.

If you live in Atlanta or watch the news you will never forget Snowpocalypse 2014, when Atlanta was taken by surprise. If you thought that was bad, get ready for another dramatic Winter season. The Winter Forecast for the South East will be extreme; expect ice events and an overall wet winter which could spur flood risks.

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Safety Covers Aqua Fun Inc.

Here are 5 reasons why you need safety pool covers this Winter.

  1. Protect your loved ones, pets and wild animals from accidentally falling in.
  2. Protect your pool structure from freezing and “popping up”.
  3. Prepare for a harsh 2014-2015 Winter – rain and water.
  4. Compliment your backyard oasis with color choices.
  5. Prevent damage to your pools plumbing and filtration

If you don’t have a pool cover already, now is the time. Do you need to upgrade or replace your current pool safety cover? The team at Aqua Fun are your best choice for your Pool Cover installment and replacement.

You have choices:

  • Solid or Mesh
  • Colorful or Plain
  • Customized shape or Retractable Solid

Getting a Safety Pool cover is not a cure-all for the Winter. You still have to be diligent; run the equipment if temperatures reach the freezing point. You’ll need to remove accumulated snow, ice and water with a broom or pool cover pump so it does not stretch the mesh or separate from the coping. If all this is too much for your busy schedule, let us help you maintain your inground pool over the Winter.

Let Aqua Fun Inc. be your Pool Covers, Safety Covers, Mesh Pool Covers, Solid Pool Covers specialist. Give us a call and schedule a free consultation – (770) 419-7119.

Thank you,

Rachel & Andrew Cook

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Decorate Your Pool For Halloween | Atlanta Pool Builder | Aqua Fun Inc.

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Decorate your pool for Halloween. Tips from Atlanta’s dream pool builder, Aqua Fun Inc.

To us, Halloween is all about having fun with your family, friends and neighbors while collectively celebrating the coming Fall and Winter seasons. If you have a spa or heated pool and plan to keep it open for now, we have  great ideas for the perfect Halloween Party.

If you are not keeping your pool open then let us know, we’ll help you Winterize your pool including a safety pool cover to keep your guests safe from harm. We have covered it all.

First things first, let’s talk about pool party safety.

Designate one person to be the pool watcher. Think of a clever costume like a Zombie Lifeguard and have them sit by the pool the entire time keeping an eye on things. It adds to the ambiance and keeps everyone safe.

Decorating ideas for Poolside Halloween Party

Here are couple of ideas using skeletons. Dress the skeletons up in bathing suits, place them lounging around the poolside wearing sunglasses,  soaking in that “moon tan”. If you have more skeletons, set them at a table playing checkers wearing sunglasses.

Throw in a few pool toys like orange or black inflatable beach balls, customized pool noodles made to look like sea creatures or a floating witch body. Put glow sticks inside blown up white balloons and float them in the water.

Check out our Pinterest board for more Halloween Pool Party Decoration Ideas.

Follow Rachel Cook’s board Halloween Pool Party Decoration Ideas on Pinterest.

Serve Some Ghoulish Halloween Party Food.

Follow our Halloween Pool Party Food board on Pinterest to get the recipes! Follow Rachel Cook’s board Halloween Pool Party Food on Pinterest.

Light up your pool underwater and add decorative lighting around the pool.

Underwater Illumination is the perfect way to create ambiance. If you have colored under water pool lighting installed, you can probably dial in the settings to stay on one color instead of alternating between the complete array of colors. Choose red, green or blue for the best Halloween effect. More pool illumination inspiration! Imagine adding this additional lighting to your pool and spa design. Contrast the colors or add more dramatics using all the same color.

Pool Lighting Can Be Dramatic, Spooky Lighting Effects

Use WAC Lighting, InvisiLEDOT for this spooky effect.

When it comes to lighting, don’t forget to back-light the walls or boundaries of the backyard space you plan to entertain in. Back-lighting can add that extra layer of spookiness.

 Halloween Pool Party Games and Activities

We wrote a blog post Classic Pool Games that can give you ideas to build upon. Sharks and Minnows could easily turn into Witches and Goblins.

Need some Halloween Pool Party ideas inspiration?

Follow Rachel Cook’s board Halloween Pool Party Games and Activities on Pinterest.

We hope you have a wonderful time this holiday season and that these ideas have offered inspiration on how to Decorate Your Pool For Halloween from one of Atlanta’s Pool Builder,  Aqua Fun Inc.

Give us a call and schedule a free consultation for your dream pool and spa – (770) 419-7119.

Thank you,

Rachel & Andrew Cook
Owners of Aqua Fun Inc.

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Pool Covers – Safety Covers – Mesh Pool Covers – Solid Pool Covers | Cover Pool For Winter

Need service or repair for your inground pool covers, safety covers, mesh pool covers or solid pool covers? Be Sure To Cover Your Pool For The Winter!

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You can choose Mesh and Solid Safety Covers

Safety Covers Keep You Safe Plus:

  • keep the sunlight out reducing algae spread
  • keep debris out of pool
  • lessen the chemicals needed for maintenance

To read more about safety covers, go to our safety covers page.

Let Aqua Fun Inc. be your Pool Covers, Safety Covers, Mesh Pool Covers, Solid Pool Covers specialist. Be sure to prepare ahead and Cover Pool your for the Winter. Give us a call and schedule a free consultation – (770) 419-7119.

Thank you,

Rachel & Andrew Cook

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How To Get Your Inground Swimming Pool Ready For Winter | Pool Closing

Almost Time to Close the Pool for the Winter

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Here is a general checklist on what you can do to properly Winterize and Close your Inground Swimming Pool:

  • Balance the pool’s chemicals
  • Lower the water level and drain the pipes
  • Deep clean the pool
  • Remove pool accessories
  • Put a lid on it . Time to get the safety cover out.

Our team here at Aqua Fun has Winterized pools over the past 20+ years. If the Winterization process is done incorrectly, it can lead to extensive damage to the pool and its components. This a DIY project better not left to chance.

Do you need to upgrade your current safety cover? We have choices of mesh or solid covers, different colors and Warranty.

We recommend using a professional, schedule your consultation. We will be happy to Winterize and close your swimming pool for the season. (770) 419-7119.

Thank you,
Rachel and Andrew Cook

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National Water Safety Month – Tips

The month of May is National Water Safety Month

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Aqua Fun keeps your family safe!

Although you should always use these safety tips, the month of May is designated to focus heavily on water safety. Here are a few tips that will help keep your backyard pool an oasis of relaxation and fun.

  1. Never leave a child unattended near water in a pool, tub, bucket or ocean.  There is no substitute for adult supervision.
  2. Designate a “Water Watcher” to maintain constant watch over children in the pool during gatherings.
  3. The home should be isolated from the pool with a fence at least 60” tall, with a self-closing, self-latching gate.  The gate should open away from the pool, and should never be propped open.
  4. Doors and windows should be alarmed to alert adults when opened.  Doors should be self-closing and self-latching.
  5. Power-operated pool safety covers are the most convenient and efficient.  Solar/floating pool covers are not safety devices.
  6. Keep a phone at poolside so that you never have to leave the pool to answer the phone, and can call for help if needed.
  7. Learn CPR and rescue breathing.
  8. Keep a life-saving ring, shepherd’s hook and CPR instructions mounted at poolside.
  9. Do not use flotation devices as a substitute for supervision.
  10. Never leave water in buckets or wading pools.
  11. If a child is missing, always check the pool first.  Seconds count.
  12. Remove toys from in and around the pool when not in use.
  13. Don’t use floating chlorine dispensers that look like toys.
  14. Instruct babysitters about potential pool hazards, and emphasize the need for constant supervision.
  15. Responsibilities of pool ownership include ensuring children in the home learn to swim, and that adults know CPR.
  16. Do not consider children “drownproof” because they’ve had swimming lessons.
This information was provided by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance 

If you need more information on how you can keep your family safe in the pool, call Aqua Fun Inc. today – (770) 419-7119 or schedule time to talk here.

Thank you,
Rachel and Andrew Cook
Owners of Aqua Fun Inc.