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    Design Ideas for Your New Spa

    Last updated 23 hours ago

    A great complement to any swimming pool or an excellent standalone investment that offers health and social benefits, a spa is something almost every homeowner aspires to have at some point. If you are currently working with a pool contractor to have a spa custom built for your Fort Worth home, some design ideas you may wish to consider include:

    Deck-Set Fiberglass

    One of the most affordable spa options, the fiberglass spa is design-versatile and can be installed above ground, in the ground, or partially in the ground. Unlike gunite spas, fiberglass spas are smooth and easy to clean. They can be installed in specially constructed pits with wood decking around them for a dazzling aesthetic appeal that will look great with or without a pool.

    In-Ground Gunite

    When a homeowner sets out to construct a spa at the same time as an in-ground pool, gunite is generally the spa surface material that he or she opts for. A popular in-ground gunite spa design consists of a connecting pool and spa, separated only by a narrow wall so that swimmers can move between the two without having to get out of the water and walk around. Elevated gunite spas that spill over into pools and give the pool-spa combo a two-level feel are another great design to consider.


    A spool is a single backyard feature that functions as both a pool and a spa. Typically smaller than the average pool, spools are equipped with seating and jets that enable those using them to have a full spa experience. Due to their relatively small size, spools can heat up quickly, making the transformation from pool to spa almost on-demand.

    Does one of the spas described in this article sound like exactly what you are looking for? If so, or if you have another spa design idea in mind for your Fort Worth area backyard, contact Pulliam Pools at (817) 989-6252. We combine nearly a century of pool construction experience with an unyielding commitment to customer satisfaction to custom build pools and spas that satisfy and endure.

    Tips for Cleaning Your Swimming Pool

    Last updated 6 days ago

    If you wish to enjoy your swimming pool, it is essential that you keep it clean and well-maintained. While a dirty pool does not necessarily have to look filthy, a green-tinted or otherwise colored pool is probably not as clean as it should be. In this video clip, swimming pool expert Tena Sloane discusses how you can test the water in your swimming pool and rid it of algae and other contaminants. All you need is a test kit to determine the the alkalinity, calcium, and pH levels of your pool and the corresponding chemical treatments.

    If your pool still looks the worse for wear after it has been properly treated with chemicals, it may be time for you to have it renovated. To speak with an experienced pool renovation specialist in the Fort Worth area, call Pulliam Pools at (817) 989-6252.

    Tips for Starting a Swimming Fitness Routine

    Last updated 8 days ago

    Easy on the joints, great for the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems, and a simple but beneficial form of exercise, swimming is an excellent sport to incorporate into a fitness routine. If you are not a regular swimmer but own a swimming pool that you would like to make more use of, here are some helpful tips for adopting a swimming routine.

    Get the Gear You Need

    Before you can start swimming laps like a wannabe professional, there are a few things you will have to purchase. A sport swimsuit that will not fall off or drag you down while you swim is essential. A good pair of swimming goggles is also important so that you do not expose your eyes to chlorine or risk hitting your head against the pool wall because your eyes are squeezed shut and you underestimate how far that last stroke will take you. Depending on the length of your hair and your own preferences, you may also want to invest in a swim cap.

    Start Slow

    Even if you are in great shape and find that your stamina is good enough to swim a mile the first time you attempt to swim laps in your pool, do not make swimming long distances a habit from the get-go. It takes time to build up the muscles that your body needs in order to swim long distances without risking injury. Shoulders are especially susceptible to strain from swimming long distances without proper conditioning.

    Focus on Form

    Along with overexertion, not following proper form is something to be wary of if you wish to avoid injury. Online tutorials can help you learn how to swim properly in your own backyard, but an introductory course on the various swimming strokes is probably the best way to master the basics.

    Follow these tips and persevere, and you could develop a consistent and remarkably healthy swimming routine in just a few weeks. If you do not yet have a swimming pool in your Fort Worth backyard but you are interested in investing in one, call Pulliam Pools at (817) 989-6252 to speak with one of our experienced contractors.

    Signs That Your Pool Is Ready for Renovations

    Last updated 12 days ago

    When it has been well-constructed and is properly maintained, a swimming pool can last for decades and still look great. Even the nicest pools, however, will eventually start to look outdated. If your pool’s age is showing, you may want to get in touch with a pool contractor about having it renovated.

    Other signs that your pool is due for a renovation include evidence of cracks in expansion joints, stained plaster, cracked tiles, and ineffective pool liners. If your pool deck is cracked, stained, or otherwise damaged, you may also want to consider renovating your pool and pool area.

    At Pulliam Pools in Fort Worth, we have been constructing and renovating pools for nearly 100 years. If you live in the area and are looking for a pool contractor to halt the deterioration of your pool and transform it into a beautiful backyard landscape feature that can be used for exercise and entertainment, give us a call at (817) 989-6252.

    Pulliam Pools: The Oldest Pool Company In the United States

    Last updated 21 days ago

    Based out of Fort Worth, Texas, Pulliam Pools has a very different history than most swimming pool contractors. The primary reason for this is that Pulliam Pools existed before there was even such a profession as a “swimming pool contractor.”

    In 1916, Theodore and Frank Pulliam were working as concrete contractors when they were commissioned to construct their first swimming pool. The result was a resounding success, and the requests for swimming pool design and construction services have kept flowing ever since.

    Today, Pulliam Pools is a full-service pool contractor and an industry leader. Not only are we the oldest pool company in the country, but we also offer unparalleled service and the latest in innovative pool design that can be found anywhere. To learn more about how you can benefit from our 98 years of pool construction experience, call us today at (817) 989-6252 or visit us on the Web. 

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