Time to get ready for swimming pool season | Aqua Fun Inc. | Pool Builder

School will be out and kids are coming home from college soon. Time to get ready for swimming pool season!

The weather here in Georgia has been all over the charts and doesn’t give the feeling its almost Summer. Don’t be fooled though, it’s time to plan the fun for your own backyard swimming pool. If you need to build one, call Aqua Fun. If your pool needs a facelift, call Aqua Fun – (770) 419-7119.

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Aqua Fun pools make Summer great!

Step one if want to make sure you’re “pool ready” is to either call and schedule the “pool opening” date if you already have a pool. Or get Aqua Fun pool builders and designers out to give you a quote today. The pool will be built just in time for Summer fun! Get a no obligation consultation and let us help you plan your backyard dream!

If you’re wanting to throw parties, think about getting some interesting and fun games/floats to keep things fun! Also, its a good time to finally get that outdoor furniture you’ve been longing for. It’s the year of the pool!!!

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Have fun! Stay Safe – Tips from Aqua Fun Pools

Be sure to check out our Pinterest board with photos of trendy outdoor pool furniture, lighting, art and landscaping ideas.

Want to see more gorgeous inground swimming pools built by Aqua Fun? Check out their Gallery of dream pools here.

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 getting ready for Pool Season, 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

Spring Into Your Swimming Pool & Spa | Aqua Fun Inground Pools

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Aqua Fun will help you Spring into your Custom Paradise Swimming Pool & Spa!

We know, you’re that neighbor who has weekend ‘get-togethers’ where the sounds of Spring also include the sounds of laughter and joy. You know there is nothing better than creating great memories and building the Custom Paradise Swimming Pool & Spa you’ve always wanted. Stop dreaming about that Custom Paradise Swimming Pool & Spa, contact us today for a free consultation.

There are various options for pool styles and designs. Speak with an Aqua Fun consultant about your choices.

Maybe you’re not into entertaining others? Perhaps your paradise is resting on a float with the sound of a waterfall in the background? If that’s the case, Zen styled pools are popular and reflect a quiet serene paradise. How else might you want to enhance your life? Consider these tropical, Mediterranean, European, mountain resort or Florida cottage style themes for inspiration when designing your new inground swimming pool.

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Vinyl with Sheer Descent Waterfall

The perfect time to start designing and building an inground pool is right now. Whether you want to relax by the pool or invite people over, your investment in a new inground swimming pool will be worth every cent. It’s time to create the paradise you’ve been dreaming about! 

We might be getting hit by excessive pollen in North Metro Atlanta, but don’t let hold you back from clearer days ahead and setting up your no obligation consultation. 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 would like to build their dream backyard swimming pool, 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

August Is The Time To Plan And Tend To Your Backyard Pool Landscape – Inground Pools

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.

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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.

Thank you,
Rachel and Andrew Cook

Best Father’s Day Present – Swimming Pool and Spa – New Liner Replacement – Pool Party Ideas

Give the Best Father’s Day Present – Aqua Fun Pool Gift Certificate

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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!

Follow Our fun Father’s Day Pinterest Board

Follow Rachel Cook’s board Father’s Day Gift – Pool! on Pinterest.

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

Thank you,

Andy & Rachel Cook

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Five Good Reasons Why Aqua Fun Should Be Your Choice For New Pool Construction, Pool Maintenance and Pool Liner Replacement

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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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.

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

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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

Classic Pool Games We Love | Aqua Fun Swimming Pool Builders Designers | Atlanta GA

Here are our Top Classic Pool Games

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photo courtesy of willowgrovedaycamp on flickr

  • Sharks and Minnows

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.

Sharks and Minnows Classic Pool Game!

Sharks and Minnows Classic Pool Game!

  • Marco Polo

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)

Classic Pool Game - Marco Polo

Classic Pool Game – Marco Polo

  • Diving For Treasure

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)

 

  • Cannon Ball Contest

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!

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  • Belly Flop Contest

The classic belly flop can hurt so this one is more fun to watch. We think it’s self explanatory!

photo courtesy of brooke. on flickr

photo courtesy of brooke. on flickr

  • Water Ballet

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.

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photo courtesy of branditressler on flickr

  • Underwater Tea Party

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!

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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 Classic Pool Games, then be sure to share this article.

If you need more information on how you can keep your family entertained 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.

We cited our information online from these sources:
  1. **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.
  2. Retroland

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Saltwater Inground Swimming Pool Builder answers the question

Chlorine or Salt Water swimming pool?

It’s your choice

We say it’s your choice because there are arguments supporting both viewpoints. If you are fine with your current chlorinated pool and don’t feel the need to make a change, then don’t. It’s true that a salt water generator is a little more money in the beginning, but you save money with the salt generator over time. Unless you have health or “green” reasons to change, may be you will be compelled to leave things status quo. These are all personal preferences or necessities only you can decide. Aqua Fun helps you decide by offering a little more background on  salt water pools.

Reasons to consider a salt water generator:

First of all, you would not use regular table salt in your salt water pool. According to the Salt Institute, it’s best on your system to use only high purity solar or evaporated salt that has been specifically designed for salt water pools. Many of the lower-cost, generic salts sold for pool use contain a host of contaminants that can affect water clarity and cause staining, scale, and overall water balance issues.

Salt Water Swimming Pools:

  • save you money over time because the cost of salt is far less than chlorine and you use less salt than chlorine
  • save you time because you will be spending less time maintaining your pool and more time swimming in it
  • saves your clothing and hair from bleaching out

more good stuff…

  • no green hair
  • no red eyes
  • no burning skin
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Salt has healing characteristics such as:

  • All Natural Stress Relief –  salt water reduces inflamed  joints and muscles, leaving your body feeling relaxed and stress-free. Salt water has the mineral bromide which helps in relieving muscle pains and soreness.
  • Beautiful Skin – salt water will leave your skin feeling smooth and supple as it increases moisture retention. It will rejuvenate the skin by detoxifying it and promotes cellular regeneration. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and when it feels renewed, your whole body automatically feels revitalized and healthy, according to EHow.com.
  • No Allergies – Asthma sufferers don’t react negatively in salt water pools like they do to the heavy packaged chlorinated water.

 

TIDBIT: Over 80% of all pools in Australia are salt water and that’s where salt water pools began in the 1960’s. It took longer to become viable in the U.S., but by the year 2007, salt water pools accounted for nearly three-quarters of new pool installations, up from about 15 percent in 2002. There are about 1.3 million salt water pools in the U.S. today. (Sources: P.K. Data; Pool & Spa News 3/30/08)

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Celebrity’s  Jessica Alba and Courtney Cox talked about their salt water pools in separate interviews  which lends to the realization that this once trend would finally reach the masses. These two celebrity interviews show the concern many people have with the environment and their family’s personal health.  If either of those issues are important to you then it seems natural to use salt over harsh packaged chemicals.

What are some of the con’s of salt water pools before you make the change?

  • Initially it will cost more to upgrade or build a salt water pool but long-term (and that is what a swimming pool offers, long-term benefits) the salt water pool saves you money, time and energy.
  • Salt is corrosive, especially if  total Alkalinity and pH are not balanced correctly and maintained properly.
  • Salt pools generate chlorine for sanitation, so the pool is not chlorine chemical free.

Salt pools get their chlorine residual by means of “chlorine generators” (electrolysis devices) that use electricity to produce chlorine from salt (sodium chloride) dissolved in the pool water. Chlorine in the water—whether added this way or by EPA-registered pool sanitizer–destroys many common waterborne pathogens within seconds, helping to keep swimming healthy. Without pool water sanitizers, swimmers are vulnerable to contracting diarrhea, swimmer’s ear and skin infections. (Water Quality and Health Council)

Maintenance is still a necessary task for pool owners, but it just got easier!

HealthyPools.org is offering a set of free strips that will measure your pools PH level. Just click the link to get your Free Test Strips and see where you stand in the region you live: http://www.healthypools.org/freeteststrips/

If you would like to convert your current chlorine based swimming pool to a salt water pool, Aqua Fun Inc. is your salt water pool specialist in North Georgia. Are you planning a new swimming pool build? Let Aqua Fun Inc. consult you and show you the best options for your new swimming pool. Call today to schedule your no obligation consultation (770) 419-7119 or schedule your appointment online here.

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