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Swimming Pool Design Safety Tips

Here in sunny Las Vegas swimming pools are a great way to cool off and spend time together outdoors. Like all outdoor activities its easy to get lost in the excitement, however it's important to discuss and understand the basics of pool safety.

Here in sunny Las Vegas swimming pools are a great way to cool off and spend time together outdoors. Like all outdoor activities its easy to get lost in the excitement, however, it’s important to discuss and understand the basics of pool safety.

It all starts during the Design Phase

Most homeowners get a bit of tunnel vision on the shape, color, and amenities of their new custom swimming pool. There are quite a few considerations that ideally would begin during the blueprint and design phase of the process. So let’s stay excited and learn more about the safety considerations were facing moving forward.

Step Tile Visibility

Variation in pool depth is a lot of fun and great for creating a seating area in your swimming pool. However, its imperative to include visual markers for each step as the water distortion can easily hide and the actual depth. If you really want to elevate the appearance of your steps you can create visual markers using tiles!

A clear line of sight

We love our kids and it is important we keep them in mind when building a swimming pool. We want to keep the pool visible from your seating area and outdoor cooking space if you have one. Be mindful of where you place large planters, and landscaping features in relation to pathways and decks were people will be walking.

Let their be light

It’s best to design your outdoor living space with plenty of light sources so that even if the party runs into the evening you can still swim and entertain into the night!

Swimming Pool’s through History

Swimming pools and watering holes have been a part of our history dating all the back to 2600 BC. The first society to create more elaborate Swimming Pools was the ancient Mohenjodaro in Pakistan. They created the Great Baths of Mohenjodaro that featured terraced decks that nearly match our modern variations that exist today.

Our journey through pool history takes us to our next great water Swimming Pool innovators that can be found in ancient Rome and Greece. Swimming was a big part of their culture, being taught as soon as boys were old enough to attend elementary school. This passion for swimming pools led to incredible innovations, including the first heated swimming pool created by Gaius Maecenas in Rome.

Heated ancient swimming pool

Swimming pools certainly improved as humanity grew and expanded, however, the did not become popular until the 19th century. The Olympic Games swimming races were among the athletic events that helped increase the popularity of swimming pools.

America did not have a single swimming pool until 1868 when the Cabot Street bath in Boston was built. It was built to serve a neighborhood that was built with very few baths. This swimming pool helped spark America’s interest in swimming pools and would become the ember that lit the flames of innovation.

As we enter the 20th century modern technology helped create incredible developments that would rocket swimming pools to a new level. Developments that include filtration and chlorination systems that would ensure pool water kept clean and hygienic. Before these Swimming Pool innovations, the only way to clean pool water was to completely drain and refill the entire pool.

Infinity Edge Swimming Pool Combined with a Perimeter-Overflow water Feature Around the Entire Pool
Infinity Edge Swimming Pool Combined with a Perimeter-Overflow water Feature Around the Entire Pool

Pool Cleaning and why Chlorine is necessary

Ever get out of your swimming pool, and get serious irritation to your eyes, or even feel a bit ill? Well, there might be something missing that is essential to get rid of those issues you may be experiencing. There is a common myth that chlorine is pretty scary to deal with when it comes to enjoying your swimming pool for the summer. Although, we’re here to debunk that myth as chlorine is actually vital to the quality of the water in your pool and why it may be necessary to consider pool cleaning. Not to mention, without chlorine, the height of micro-organisms, algae, and bacteria grow at a rapid rate which can be damaging to your overall experience when wanting to just take a simple dip, or throw that amazing pool party you’ve been planning for weeks. 

Well, how does chlorine exactly help my experience? Please know, we are more than happy to provide some clarity as chlorine-based pools are sanitizers that get rid of those pesky germs known to cause waterborne diseases. Without chlorine, there are tons of external causes like the general environment that can include windblown debris and dust, rain that can contain spores of algae, and other sources that are purely unsanitary if not taken care of. Now technically, you can swim in water without chlorine, but only on the contingency that you have fresh water and a little over a week to enjoy your swimming pool as bacteria will follow shortly after. Please also note, anyone who is swimming in a pool that is not cleaned with chlorine would have to ensure minimal wear in their choice to swim with and personal hygiene including taking a shower prior before taking a dip safely. 

To continue on the topic of personal hygiene, there is also a conflict between chlorine and irritants that are caused by swimmers. This is more formally known as a term called “chloramines”. Another misconception in regards to chlorine is that chloramines are the actual cause and reason for those issues that can be concerning after getting out from your swim. Those who urinate in the water or don’t take personal hygiene to account as a routine can, unfortunately, distort chlorine as those substances don’t exactly mix well together. This can be a result of additional chlorine to be an added routine to your swimming pool to banish those chloramines that are created. Remember, chlorine is your best friend when it comes to replenishing the health of the water in your pool and we know how hard you worked getting everyone together for a swim this Saturday. 

Please also know, we understand there’s a balance to the amount of chlorine that is added in the water which is why we ensure to properly check the right proportion needed for the process of pool cleaning. If this made you a bit curious about what else your swimming pool may need or could be missing, please check our page that offers all of our services. Again, we are excited to be apart of the enjoyment to your swimming pool this summer, and the next. Please call (702) 839-9265 to make sure you’re stress-free for future barbecue parties! We are more than looking forward to speaking with you.

Las Vegas Custom Swimming Pool Design Contractor

Bead Blasting Services Restore the Beauty of You Pool - Clarity Pool Service

If you’ve been considering a custom swimming pool, there’s no better time to build than right now! That is if you want to be swimming by the time our Las Vegas heat rolls in this Summer. If this is your first or thirty-first Summer in Southern Nevada, believe us when we say that a swimming pool can drastically increase the livability of Las Vegas. If you’re into high-end beautiful custom swimming pools that won’t break the bank, we recommend giving Clarity Pool Service a call today! We’re Las Vegas, Nevada’s premier swimming pool contractor & pool renovation specialist, and we’ve got something to prove! From traditional mid-range swimming pools to high-end custom swimming pool design & construction, regardless of size, we’ll design a pool that compliments your residential home or commercial property.

Download the Clarity Pool Shape Design Guide PDF

Get in shape for the New Year! Check out this “Swimming Pool Shape Design Infographic” by Clarity Pool Service. It will help you start thinking about which swimming pool shape you’d look the best in, or whichever design would work best for your outdoor living area. You can go with a traditional pool, a standard pool design that’s modified, or a complete custom swimming pool designed to form and fit perfectly to your outdoor living area. We even do swimming pool redesigns & renovations. At Clarity, we’re passionate about building high-end custom swimming pools, and providing extraordinary customer service! Keep Clarity in mind when you need a custom pool designed!

We recommend getting some additional creative inspiration over at our “Swimming Pool Shape Designs” section of the website. Better yet, visit our “Custom Pool Design” section, in general, to start learning more about your options, our swimming pool construction process, and so much more. Don’t worry if you’re not the traditional type; one of our professional poolscape designers will customize a swimming pool design that will encapsulate your style, personality, and the environmental aesthetic of your outdoor living area. While your browsing, make sure to check out “Pool Water Features” section to learn more about the features you can add to your custom pool by Clarity.

Clarity Pool Shape Design Guide Infographic

Download the Clarity Swimming Pool Design Guide PDF

Don’t Wait Until Summer for New Pool Construction

Infinity Edge Custom Swimming Pool Design Idea - Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada

Custom Swimming Pool Design & Construction Services of Southern Nevada - Clarity Pool Service

We’re closer to Summer than you think! Let Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada build the pool you’ve always imagined having or if you already own your dream pool, let us clean & maintain your existing one.
We specialize in a range of fantastic swimming pool services. We’re Southern Nevada’s source for the PuriPool reverse-osmosis water treatment, swimming pool bead blasting, regularly scheduled maintenance, pool renovation, and so much more. We can’t stress this enough that if you’ve decided to build a custom swimming pool this summer, don’t wait until March to start the custom pool building process. That is if you planned on using your new pool during the excruciatingly hot Summer season here in the Valley. Just like any major construction or renovation that gets done to your residential home, the process takes time. Plus, we design & build amazingly awesome custom swimming pools, perfection takes time (lol). Give Clarity Pool Service a call today for all your swimming pool design, contracting, cleaning, water treatment and regularly scheduled maintenance. Visit our “New Swimming Pool Design & Construction” page for additional details about the Clarity Pool Service construction process.

If you’re interested in exploring some traditional swimming pool shapes you can also view our swimming pool shape designs here.

We’re Not Quite Ready to Start the Swimming Pool Design & Construction Process

No problem! Unlike many companies on the market today, we’re not interested in rushing our clientele to build a swimming pool. We’re interested in designing and constructing the custom swimming pool you’ve always imagined. If you’re still exploring your options, let us help you with an overview of the process that will occur during the design and construction. We’re also developing our online pool building resources that showcase sample tile, concrete, natural stone, equipment and many other choices you’ll have when designing a custom swimming pool with Clarity.

If you haven’t scheduled an on-site swimming pool design consultation for your residential or commercial property, give Clarity Pool Service a call today. You can also schedule a consult via the web form included on this page below.

 

Schedule a Swimming Pool Service Consultation with Clarity!

Whether you're exploring the idea of building a custom swimming pool, or you would like us to maintain your existing one. Clarity Pool Services has you covered! We specialize in custom pool design & construction as well as every maintenance service in between, and after pool construction. We're avid supporters of being water smart here in the Las Vegas, Valley, offering "no-drain" eco-friendly water treatments that restore the quality of your swimming pool water without having to drain, refill, and re-introduce traditional pool treatment chemicals. We have a better solution known as the PuriPool Water Treatment Process. We also offer pool restoration and our bead blasting service that will eliminate unsightly calcium scale and other hard water remnants. Schedule a consultation today with Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas, Nevada!

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Clarity Pool Service - Water Treatment & Regular Maintenance Service of Las Vegas, Nevada
Clarity Pool Service – Water Treatment & Regular Maintenance Service of Las Vegas, Nevada

Regular Swimming Pool Cleaning & Maintenance Services

Owning a swimming pool means that you have to be responsible for its ongoing maintenance and regular cleanings. We understand that a healthy pool (accurate chemical levels) can extend the longevity of the materials used in the swimming pool construction process. You work hard for your money, and when you invest in a custom swimming pool addition, just like any investment, you aim to protect it. Keep your residential or commercial swimming pool investment safe with regularly scheduled pool maintenance, bead blasting, and our water treatment service that’s designed to renew your water rather than waste it.

Yes, you heard correctly, we said renew your swimming pool water, rather than drain it. Just because you own a swimming pool, it doesn’t mean you don’t care about water conservation. Right? Now, you can renew your pool water instead of draining it. At Clarity Pool Service, we are well aware of the water shortages we experience here in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. Our PuriPool reverse osmosis water treatment is your “green” solution. That’s why we offer a service that helps you clean your pool and stay “water smart.” Our PuriPool process is specifically designed for pools and is the ONLY way to remove dissolved solids from your water without draining the old water. Renew your water with a Clarity Pool Service PuriPool water treatment. Your pool water will be clean enough to drink. But we don’t recommend it, especially if you had our kids over to swim. Let Clarity maintain your pool and the water in it by calling to schedule a consultation. With Clarity Pool Service, we’ll protect your residential investment while making sure your swimming pool is ready to be used at a moments notice.