Checklist | Swimming Pool Bag Essentials | Aqua Fun Pools

We have your Checklist for Pool Bag Essentials

Here’s a checklist of what to bring whether you own a pool, you’re invited to a pool party, spend the afternoon at the neighborhood pool or go to the beach or lake on a hot Summer day! We want to be your one-stop shop for all things swimming related!

1) Find a large beach bag to fill up all Summer essentials

It doesn’t have to be a designer bag, it will get wet! You want to use a bag large enough to put everything you need. If you have kids your bag will need to be large enough to carry twice as much.

2) Don’t skip the sunscreen!

Don’t be that person who forgets their sunscreen. Protect yourself from sunburn! Pack enough in case somebody else forgets theirs. You should have a couple of options for sunscreen: spray or lotion with different amounts of SPF for a child or adult. Children should have a minimum of 30 SPF applied at least every hour and a half. There are SPF sunscreens for the face and lips and you can get waterproof sunscreen if you will be swimming a lot.

3) Towels, towels, towels.

Personally I like to have two, one to lay on and one to dry off with. It’s always good to have towels on hand, you never know when you may need them! This is a chance to show off your swimming pool style.

4) Healthy filling snacks

Swimming all day will make anyone hungry. You will definitely want to bring filling healthy snacks that are easy to hand out and grab on the go. Granola bars, string cheese, apple slices, baby carrots and ranch are some healthy choices that are easy to pack and the kids will approve! Check out our Pinterest page with many healthy snack ideas.

TIP: to keep things cool, freeze juice boxes or water bottles to create a DIY ice pack and a drink for later in the hot sun!

5) You can’t forget the pool toys!

Floaties, goggles, pool noodles, beach balls, frisbees are great examples of pool toys that will keep the kids entertained all day. Much of the toys out there now can be deflated for easy carrying. If you run out of pool toys you can always resort to good old fashioned swimming pool games. Check out the blog post for more swimming pool games.

6) Last but certainly not least, extra clothes!

Bring a fresh shirt for everyone in case you all decide to leave for a quick bite or you all want to play outside of the pool and don’t want a cold wet bathing suit to make you sick. I would throw in a couple of hats, baseball hats, floppy beach hats for the ladies or safari hats work as well. Sunglasses, swim suit cover, summer blanket.

I hope a few of these tips helped you, and will allow for a fun time at a pool this summer! Remember us for all your swimming pool needs! Have a great Summer!

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 Checklist for Pool Bag Essentials, 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

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

Happy Spring Swimmers – Tips On Swimming Pool Chemistry – Pool Opening

Spring Is Around Corner, Time To Open Pool & Tips For Happy Pool Chemistry

The one thing people may forget to think about when getting a pool, is the chemistry of the pool. Our team at Aqua Fun is always here to help you maintain your pools chemistry, but we also want to help you Open Your Pool This Spring with the correct chemical balancing. In case you are into DYI  Pool Opening, we’d like to offer a basic template for successfully Opening Your Swimming Pool. Not saying you have to be a Chemist but here are the basic chemicals that go in a pool and what the levels should be.

Free Chlorine – 2.0 to 4.0 ppm
pH – 7.2 to 7.6
Calcium Hardness – 200 to 400 ppm
Cyanuric Acid – 30 to 50 ppm
Total Alkalinity – 80 to 120 ppm

Above are the best ranges of chemicals for the perfect pool! There are some instances where you may need or want to go out of those levels. You want to make sure your pool is balanced for the perfect swimming environment. Maintaining the quality of your pool is very crucial for functionality and comfort. These extra steps to check your pool environment is worth it for a healthy stable balance to keep out bad bacteria and fight against algae. Remember, pH is always unstable and pH is thrown off anything that enters the water, but it is the most important to maintain, so there is a formula you’ll want to follow.

Alkalinity works with pH to fight to keep a stable balance in the pool. The Calcium Hardness is mostly just to keep the pool safe from the outside in, keeping all the plaster intact for longevity of the pool.

Whether you have a chlorine or salt water gunite pool, fiberglass pool or vinyl pool, you’ll want to make sure when you open your pool this season the chemicals are balanced and ready for the first swim of the season. It is our speciality to Open Your Pool so please don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule your pool opening today! Schedule your Aqua Fun Pool Pool Opening Consultation here.

Build Your New Pool By Spring! Vinyl, Fiberglass, Gunite | North GA. Pool Builders | Aqua Fun

Build Your New Pool By Spring!

Aqua Fun is North GA. #1 Inground Pool and Spa Builders

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Gorgeous Vinyl Pool built by Aqua Fun Pools in Canton GA.

 

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Top 5 Pool Trends in 2018

Aqua Fun Shares Top 5 Pool Trends for 2018

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Vinyl Pool with Stamped and Stained, Raised patio wall with Sheer Descent and Basketball Court integration

The forecast is good for a bustling economy this year and our team at Aqua Fun is already feeling the benefits. Many home owners have been reaching out about building an inground swimming pool in their backyard oasis. Our designer keeps hearing the same type of question from our new customers, “How can I make our new pool stand out?”. We’ve decided to offer a few pool trends we see coming in 2018, some are new trends and some are past trends that have carried over from recent previous years.

#1 – Pops of Color

When an interior designer transforms a house, they use pops of color to change the feeling, and tone of the space. Like you would use pops of color in home decor to set the mood, you would do the same for the interior of your pool. Darker colors are trending in 2018, it gives an illusion to a deeper, darker pool which exudes a relaxing spa vibe.

#2 – Unique Tiles

Whether you choose a darker vibe or a light clean interior, you want to make your pool unique to you yet stand out from any other pool. Choose an accent tile that is funky, or something out of the ordinary that could be an expression of your style or a conversation piece.

#3 – Depth

Now this is something that everyone needs to think about when designing a pool. Are you looking for something more for exercise and diving? Or are you interested in something for lounging and playing games? It’s something to think about. It’s difficult to play volleyball in the pool that has a different depth making it a perfect even playing field for many water games. So keep that in mind when you are thinking about how you get the best use out of your pool! Peoples tastes and ideas change, and this year we anticipate the depth of a pool being more of a factor.

#4 – Saltwater

To use saltwater or not to use salt water. That is the question. This is not the newest of trends with pools, but people are asking for saltwater pools more frequently. One factor to consider is how you will maintain your new saltwater pool, Aqua Fun is happy to help you maintain your saltwater pool or empower you to maintain your own saltwater pool. This trend looks like it’s not going anywhere as we move into a more organic less chemical state of mind.

#5 – Decor

Last but not least, going back to the first trend which is pops of colors. As an interior designer would decorate the inside of your house, you should also be reminded of the difference it can make on the exterior. Pops of color and tile aren’t the only things that can make your space unique but lighting, furniture, shrubbery, outdoor kitchen, rug or pillows can completely change the ambiance and feel of your perfect customized space. 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 Top 5 Pool Trends in 2018, 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

Fiberglass Pool Installation This Winter | Aqua Fun Inc.

Why wait? Get your Fiberglass Pool Installation this Winter

With the cold weather upon us, it’s easy NOT to think about swimming in your own backyard pool. However, getting your new dream pool installed over the Winter will save you money and time. This is off-season and there are benefits for scheduling your new pool design and install today. What about a fiberglass pool?

STRENGTH and DURIBILITY

You may wonder if a fiberglass pool can sustain through cold weather and the answer is yes. In fact fiberglass pools have amazing strength and believe it or not, flexibility. The pool will not crack simply because it’s cold, in fact fiberglass pools stand the test against Winter, even offers more structural stability than other materials like concrete and vinyl.

SHAPES

There are many shapes to chose from such as rectangular, classic, free-form, custom, kidney, lap pools and more. Let our team of professionals help you decide the best layout for your backyard paradise. You can add tanning ledges, steps, spill over spa, additional recreational add-on’s, lighting (underwater illumination) and coping just like you can with any other pool types.

MAINTENENCE

Fiberglass pools can be easier to maintain because the surface is not porous and algae does not grow as much as it does with other types of materials.This saves you on the chemicals and overall maintenance. If you properly maintain your pool year after year, you will also be pleased with the longevity your fiberglass pool will offer you.

Already have a fiberglass pool? Have you Winterized it yet? We would like to help you get your pool ready for Winter.

Think beyond the swimming pool itself, imagine soaking in a bubbling hot spa. Want to stay warm and swim during the Winter month’s? We can add gas heat to the pool and just like that, you are swimming all year round. Your new fiberglass pool is waiting!

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 Fiberglass Pool Installation This Winter, 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 Swimming Begins | Vacation In Your Own Backyard | Aqua Fun Inc. Swimming Pool and Spa

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:

Have Fun in your backyard!

Find Peace and Serenity

Relax Poolside

Outdoor Kitchens Hot Trend

Pool Treats

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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Tips For Picking Best Inground Pool Size And Shape | Aqua Fun Swimming Pools And Spa’s

Best Inground Pool Size & Shape

Tips from Aqua Fun Swimming Pools & Spa’s

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Free Form Shaped Pool with Flagstone Coping, Spillway, Tanning Ledges and Diving Board

How do you know if you are choosing the right pool for your budget, needs and yard?

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. What is the purpose of getting a pool?
  2. What is your budget?
  3. How much space do you have to build a pool?

Purpose for swimming pool?

Are you adding a pool to your backyard for the purpose of daily exercise? Or are you planning to entertain a large family and/or group of friends? Do you enjoy playing classic pool games with your family?  If the purpose is exercise then a lap pool may work, those tend to be rectangular in size. You can opt for a sports pool which is great size and shape for an afternoon Volleyball game and tend to be shallow on each end and deeper in middle and can extend past a rectangle shape looking more like an “L”.

On the other hand if you are building your new dream inground pool mainly for entertainment purposes you may want a free-form or kidney shaped pool with a spill-over spa and tanning ledges. The choice is yours and together with our experienced designers and builders, you will have the pool of your dreams!

How much pool can you afford?

Depending on your budget, you have choices. The first place to start is looking at the price difference between a vinyl pool, fiberglass pool or gunite pool. With any of the three choices, there are always pool maintenance costs associated with it so you want to equate that into your choices as well. For example, Vinyl Pools do require vinyl pool liner replacements over time, and the fun thing about replacing the vinyl liner is that you can give your pool a make-over.

If you want to make your neighbors jealous, think about going with a gunite pool upgrading  to a  Pebble-Tec finish. Just like with anything, details matter and the details can increase the cost. For example, adding glass pool tiles may cost more than just adding standard pool tiles, but the reward is magical! Imagine these glass tiles glistening in the sun and reflecting off the water.

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How is your Backyard Space?

Do you have a small space with a sloping backyard? If you do then that will affect the layout of your pool. There are creative ways to maximize even the smallest yard. If your backyard is a wide open space you have more choices in size and shape and our team at Aqua Fun work with preferred quality construction builder partners who can work in conjunction with us to make any backyard more functional and as beautiful as you want. With larger backyards you can add backyard kitchens and fireplaces to compliment the pool decking and theme.

Here are some different pool shape and size choices to consider:

Geometric Shapes – circles, ovals, rectangles, square
Free form, Kidney, Figure 8, Lazy L, Greek & Roman shaped pools

Exercise – lap pool, sport pool

Geometric Shape

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Kidney Shaped Vinyl Pool with Score Cut Deck

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3 Sheer Descent Waterfalls built into flagstone wall

 

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 Tips For Picking Best Inground Pool Size And Shape, 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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THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR FAMILY – INGROUND SWIMMING POOL BY SPRING

We want to help you with the Best Christmas Gift Idea For Your Family by adding an Inground Swimming Pool By Spring.

Aqua Fun Christmas Gift Certificate

Aqua Fun Christmas Gift Certificate

Wrap it up under the tree! We’ll help and here is how….

Tis the season to be Merry! It’s also the time to be with family and plan for the next year. Want to create more family time? Invent multiple “staycations” by adding that dream pool to your backyard. You’ve all talked about it, now it’s time to make that call! Our team at Aqua Fun are award winning pool builders and designers are eager to be a part of making your family’s dream come true. Small pools, free-form style pools, large lap pools with water features and recreational add-on’s, no problem!

There is a lot to consider when designing and building your new inground pool. Do you want fresh water or salt water pool? Do you want a gunite, fiberglass or vinyl pool? Will anyone in your family appreciate a tanning ledge, splash pad or slide? Will you be adding pool lighting and if so, how elaborate were your considerations? All of these questions can be answered much better after an initial consultation with one of our team members. There is no obligation and we offer a complimentary design consultation.

Make 2017 the year your family and friends can congregate in paradise without driving to Florida or flying to Hawaii. Instead spend that time and resources into making your backyard oasis the best it can possibly be. Imagine watching movies in your backyard while relaxing on an inner-tube in your pool, this is the kind of possibility you can create to make memories last forever! It’s truly amazing how a swimming pool can bring a family together, it is such a beautiful way to unite in this fast paced life, without the TV or cell phones.

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So do yourself and your family a favor this Christmas season. Give Aqua Fun a call to schedule that no obligation pool design consultation. We will supply you with an Aqua Fun New Pool Certificate to frame, wrap and place under the tree. When your family opens it and see’s that they are getting a new inground swimming pool, you will be the hero! Be sure to mention this offer when you call and our team at Aqua Fun will get it done!

Aqua Fun Pools in Canton, Ga. wishes you a Merry Christmas

Aqua Fun Pools wishes you a Merry Christmas

Call today! (770) 419-7119.

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 get the best Christmas present for their family, then be sure to share this article and schedule your consultation here. Did you read our last blog about 6 Great Ideas To Service Your Inground Swimming Pool This Winter? Check it out here.

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

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Six Ideas To Service Your Inground Swimming Pool This Winter | Aqua Fun Inc. ~ Canton GA.

Here are 6 Great Ideas To Service Your Inground Swimming Pool This Winter.

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Just because it’s Winter does not mean your backyard has to shut down. Our team at Aqua Fun wants to help you keep the fun going all year long. Let’s face it, it’s fun to plan for the future with new home improvement ideas and it’s smart to maintain and enhance your points of pride. So if you are already a homeowner with an inground swimmimg pool, don’t wait until it’s time to start swimming again, start planning now!

Here are some features you can focus on to either give your pool a face-lift or new meaning.

  1. New Vinyl Liner – This is one of the best ways to give your vinyl pool a new look. It also keeps your pool maintained properly to prevent issues in the future.
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    Pool Liner Replacement – Floor Patterns – Pool Liners

  2. Recreational Add-Ons
    Vinyl Pool with Slide

    Vinyl Pool with Slide

  3. Pool Lighting
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    Dramatic Pool Lighting

  4. New Decking and Coping
    Pool Decking

    Pool Decking

  5. SpaBuilt-in Spa
  6. Water Features
    Creative swimming pool

    Gunite Pool with Vanishing Edge

Aqua Fun Inc. would like the opportunity to help you plan for a more modern upgraded inground swimming pool that enhances your life for years to come.

If you want to build a new inground swimming pool, our award winning designer and builders can help you get the job done. There are so many choices – gunite, vinyl, fiberglass, small lap pool, vanishing edges, concrete stamped decks and smooth coping edges. Don’t get confused, call Aqua Fun (770) 419-7119 for a free no obligation consultation.

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 how you can keep your pool front and center all Winter long, 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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