Choosing Your Pool: Fiberglass Pool Edition

CPC-Pool-Pictures-172Spring is in the air and if you are thinking about adding a pool to your backyard this year, read on. In our third entry in our “Choosing Your Pool” blog series we will be giving you information about fiberglass pools to help you decide if this is the right option for you.

Fiberglass pools have been a choice for in ground pools for many years and have been gaining popularity over the past decade due to their durability. Vinyl esther resins, the same resins used by boat builders, are used to coat the fiberglass shell on the inside and out so that the one piece shell will remain impervious to water. This resin also helps to strengthen the fiberglass shell, making for a very sturdy waterproof pool shell.

Pros:

1.Durability

A fiberglass pool is perfect for Central NY because it holds up well in the hot summer months and the cold winter months. It has no potential for corrosion, so if you wanted a salt water pool (see Choosing Your Pool: Salt Water Edition), fiberglass would be your best choice.

2.Customizable

Fiberglass pools come in many different sizes, shapes and styles to choose from. Steps, seating, spas and vanishing edges are also options to choose from to make your pool your own. And if you love to lay by the pool in the sun, you can install a tanning ledge.

3.Therapeutic Option

You have the option with a Fiberglass pool to have jets installed that will give you a therapeutic massage built right into the pool wall. This option is great to help with sore and aching muscles.

4. Easy to clean

Fiberglass pools are the easiest pools to maintain. Their smooth surfaces and rounded corners don’t chip tear or harbor bacteria or algae. They also have a durable satin smooth, stain resistant finish, which makes them easier to maintain which means you will use less chemicals.

5. Environmentally Friendly

Fiberglass pools are a greener choice. There is no vinyl liner to replace, creating less waste, lower operating costs because they are easier to clean and maintain and they have a longer life span than other pools.

Because of the high cost of quality resins and fiberglass reinforcement materials, the cost to construct a fiberglass swimming pool is higher than a vinyl liner structure. But you will recoup this initial investment due to the lower cost of maintaining a fiberglass pool, using less electricity and chemicals.

If you’re looking for a highly customizable pool that can withstand the winter in Central NY, then a Fiberglass pool may be the right fit for you. Call us today for more information or to meet with a sales representative (315) 458-8800.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Choosing Your Pool: Radiant Pool Edition

YellowHouseBlueLagoonPool season is just around the corner, so for the second entry in our “Choosing Your Pool” blog series we are sharing about Radiant Pools. When you start your pool shopping, be sure to include this one in your research. Learn how Radiant Pools are great for CNY residents and what you should consider to determine if one is right for you.

Pros
1. Built to last
What sets this pool apart from the rest is in its design. Radiant Pools use the same technology used in the construction of aircrafts, which makes the pool walls stronger than steel, polymer and even concrete. You never have to worry about the sustainability of your Radiant Pool because the walls will never rust, warp or crack.

2. Customizable
Radiant Pools come in 9 shape options with numerous sizes to choose from. This makes it easier to fit into every shape and size backyard. There are also 20 choices for liner styles, so you can personalize your pool with the look and feel of the liner.

3. Swim longer
The built-to-last insulated wall panels help your pool water heat up faster and keep it warmer longer. This means you can start your swimming season earlier and swim later. The average Radiant Pool extends your swim season by 2 months!

4. Environmentally friendly
A Radiant Pool is an investment that you can feel good about because it helps to lessen your footprint. The materials used to construct Radiant Pools are ozone friendly and 100% recyclable. They are the only energy efficient and environmentally smart pools on the market.

5. Warranty
Radiant Pools are 100% made in the USA and come with a 100% lifetime warranty that can be transferred to new owners if you should ever sell your home. Also, if your purchase is financed through a home equity loan, your interest is considered tax deductible.

Con/Pro
1. A Radiant Pool will cost on average $3,000 more than an ordinary steel pool up front, but because of the energy-efficient insulated wall panels you will see a $3,275 energy savings return in just 5 years!

Purchasing a Radiant Pool is a smart choice because of their dependability, so this summer experience the numerous benefits in one of your very own! Call us today for more information or to meet with a sales representative (315) 458-8800. Check back for our next post in this series to learn why Fiberglass Pools are the most personalized pool yet!

Pool Shopping: What Comes With This Pool Price and What Does That Mean For My Pool

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May is the perfect month to purchase a pool; you get to take advantage of preseason discounts, receive a better spot on the install list and your pool will be ready the first day of summer. There are a lot of questions to ask before purchasing your pool. When it comes to comparison-shopping, be sure you’re comparing apples to apples. We here at Tarson Pools are proud to offer long-lasting, well-made pools at competitive prices. Here are some questions you want to ask about “building” your pool and how it will affect the cost.

1. How will my pool be supported?
Each pool is built with structural supports to help sustain its shape and function. The more structural supports there are, the better the pool will be able to uphold against aging and wear. Some pool companies place these structural supports every 6-8 feet. We place them every 4 feet to ensure your pool lasts as long as possible.

2. How is the frame of my pool constructed?
Behind your pool’s liner is the frame of the pool. This frame determines shape and strength. Depending on the type of pool you choose, the frame may be molded as it is built. On all of the pools we build, the frame is created as one steel piece. Not only does this create a more sustainable structure, but it also makes it easier to install or replace your liner. Molded frames are difficult to cover with a liner since they are uneven. That can increase the service time on your pool and end up costing you more money.

3. Is the type of edging used on a pool important?
Notice the white edging of the pool pictured above. All the pools we install are made with an aluminum edging due to its stability and resistance to damage. Plastic edges can crack or wear with the elements, so you can save yourself future repairs by choosing the more sustainable metal option.

4. Are there differences in stairs?
Covering pool stairs with the liner saves the builder time and cuts costs. This is an unwise practice due to the constant use of the stairs. All of that up and down motion can tear your liner and lead to you having to replace it. This is especially true if your dogs like to swim in your pool. Also, on warmer days the growth of algae in your pool increases. Stairs covered with pool liners will become more slippery. This can result in someone slipping and hurting themselves. We take the time to place in a separate staircase that has a slip guard to avoid both of these problems.

5. When will the concrete go in once my pool is installed?
If you choose an inground pool, it will need to be surrounded with concrete upon completion. For the sake of time, the installer may place the concrete as they finish up the install. It is strongly recommended you wait up to two weeks before adding the concrete to allow the ground to settle. Although it requires the installer to come back after the pool is installed, we make it a priority to be certain everything is done to create the highest form of sustainability for our customers.

There are many details involved when purchasing a pool, but it’s not just about look and price. You need to know what your pool price includes and that it is built with the best materials to help you avoid unnecessary repairs. We have been installing pools for over 50 years and make it our mission to build your pool with the best materials possible so you can swim happy longer. Spring install is still going on, so check us out online at tarsonpools.com or call your neighborhood store today for more details!
 

How to Get the Most Out of Your Pool in Central New York

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It may still seem like the dead of winter, but before you know it it’ll be time to open up the pool again, or begin considering what kind of pool you might like to install. Don’t believe the myth that you can only swim 3 months out of the year in Central New York.  Consider a Radiant Pool, available in above ground and in-ground models. It will not only extend your swimming season, but also save you a lot of money on your pool bill.

1. Radiant Pools are the only swimming pools made of an R-10 structural insulated panel. This creates a pool wall that will not rust or crack, is resistant to corrosion and oxidation, and forms a safe structure that will last forever. These pools are guaranteed to handle the harsh elements of CNY weather.

2. Radiant Pools are also the only pools on the market that are considered environmentally friendly as well as energy efficient. All Radiant Pools are constructed with Expanded Polystyrene and aluminum, which contain no damaging chemicals and are 100% recyclable. Radiant Pools is the only pool manufacturer recognized as an Energy Star Buildings Partner. The company is dedicated to environmentally friendly innovation.

3. Energy efficiency is important because of its effect on the environment, AND the effect on your wallet.  The insulated walls of Radiant Pools are resistant to heat loss, even after the sun goes down . The wall structure also helps the pool heat up faster, allowing your pool to remain 8-10 °F warmer. On average, you can save up to 25% on pool heating costs. Plus, you’ll enjoy your pool for up to two months longer every year.

4. Once you decide to purchase a Radiant Pool it will only be a short time before you can begin planning your first pool party! Due to its lightweight structure, the installation process is much faster than other style pools. Also, Radiant Pools has a 100% lifetime warranty. We have all the details.

Purchase a pool that fits your climate. Enjoy almost 6 months of swimming in your Radiant Pool! For more information visit http://www.tarsonpools.com or give us a call at (315) 458-8800.

Congratulations Phil Wolfe

Tarson Pool’s Phil Wolfe recently received certification  from S. R. Smith on the new ADA Pool requirements.
According to Bob Tarson, president of Tarson Pool,  “We’re here to provide advice and appropriate products  to commercial pool owners and operators to help
them comply.”

Tarson Pools- Phil Wolfe

Tarson Pools- Phil Wolfe

Expert Insights on New ADA Pool Requirements


Accessible means of entry for pools” is the directive issued in the newly
revised Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  This new legislation was initially passed
on July 23, 2010 and became law on September 15, 2010 after being published in the
Federal Register.  This new legislation requires commercial swimming pools to institute
approved means of access for their pools on or before March 15, 2012.

Pool lifts are  considered a Primary  Means of Access by the ADA.

To learn more about ADA Pool Requirements contact us we are happy to help!

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