Leisure Pools Blog

Top 10 Reasons To Go For A Swim!

With summer approaching rapidly, the team at Leisure Pools thought we’d put together a neat little list of reasons to dive right in and go for a swim. Whether you’re at work and sneaking off in your lunch break or stuck in traffic, you’ll find there’s always a reason to turn it around, head home … Continued

10 Reasons Why Owning A Pool Is Better Than Going To The Beach

As fun as a day out at the beach can be, more often than not it can come with it’s own set of problems and hazards that can sometimes take the fun out of a nice, family outing. But don’t worry, we’ve got the answer and we’ve put together a list to show you why … Continued

How do I know if a warranty suits my needs?

Knowing what’s in your warranty before you buy a pool is always worth the time it takes to read through, it will give you both peace of mind and the knowledge of what to do if a situation should arise. So we’ve put together a few considerations to look for when you’ve got that warranty … Continued

9 Things That Only “Pool Owners” Can Relate To

You are so proud: You are so proud to show it off to your friends, that every time someone visits you, the first thing you do is take them to your backyard to show-off your awesome pool like an ‘MTV Cribs’ episode. No place like ‘your place’: Every time someone mentions or plans a get … Continued

10 Awesome Reasons Why You Should Own a Pool.

So, you are considering taking the plunge and buying a pool? Buying a pool is a big step and to help you with your decision, we have come up with our own list of 10 reasons why you should own a swimming pool: Privacy – I bet you’ve taken the family to the local public … Continued

4 Key Tips to Consider When Installing a Fibreglass Pool on a Sloping Site

Composite fiberglass pools can be installed on any slope with the proper planning and development. In developing a plan for your backyard dream, it will require a flat area to accommodate the fiberglass pool. Many sites allow for installers to simply grade an area for your swimming pool and concrete. With more homes now being … Continued

Interior surface finish testing by the International Code Council (ICC)

One of the biggest concerns for the life of your swimming pool is of course what you are going to stare at every day….the interior! One of the big tests Leisure Pools had to pass to receive International Code Council (ICC) approval was the exposure to ultra UV done via a Carbon Arc Test.  Basically, … Continued

The basics of pool operation

A swimming pool will have a skimmer located on the side of the pool .  The skimmer is the point at which water is drawn from the pool by the pump and is key to proper circulation.  The skimmer is designed to trap floating debris from the water surface in a basket .  The basket … Continued

The five things you need to know before you receive an estimate

Five things to know before you receive an estimate. At Leisure Pools we hear all the time questions like: What should I ask? What should I know? What should I investigate? How do I get started? A swimming pool purchase is a major decision for the family and of course we all want to make … Continued

How do I finance an inground swimming pool?

If you’re thinking about purchasing an inground swimming pool, then chances are you’re also considering how you would pay for such a project.  Although some consumers do pay for their inground swimming pool project with savings, the majority will finance the purchase in one way or another. When dealing with financial institutions, there are generally … Continued

Swimming Pool Lighting

When considering a swimming pool one option that is a must is the installation of underwater lighting. When the sun goes down after enjoying the swimming pool for the day there is nothing more spectacular in a backyard than a swimming pool lit up at night with underwater lighting.  A swimming pool with underwater lighting … Continued

What is the best type of swimming pool for my home?

So you’re thinking about getting a swimming pool for your backyard that will provide years of enjoyment, laughter, and fun for your family. No doubt, owning a swimming pool will have a wonderful and lasting effect on your life. Notwithstanding, in order to make the most out of this experience, it’s important you understand what … Continued

No need to rush

If you are a little tight on your budget for your swimming pool one area that you can save some money initially on is landscaping. It is important to get the right sized swimming pool with the features that you really want first before spending money on landscaping.  The reason being is that everything is … Continued

International Code Council (ICC) Approval

As a homeowner, you are always given the new “hot term” or “marketing pitch” of why something is better.  We understand that everyone can have a claim to fame and frankly it can be overwhelming sometimes to sort the fact from the fiction. This is why we wanted to talk about a subject that truly … Continued

What is the best type of swimming pool construction to use with salt chlorinators?

These days, all the rage in the inground swimming pool industry is centered on salt chlorinators (also referred to as salt chlorine generators). This device that has revolutionized what it means to own a swimming pool and is now debunking the “pools are too much work” perception. What is a salt chlorinator? As their name … Continued

Be Prepared!

With any swimming pool installation your backyard will become a construction zone.  Whether it is a concrete, vinyl liner or fiberglass swimming pool there is going to be construction in your backyard. For any in-ground swimming pool installation dirt is going to need to be dug out of the ground and removed so that the … Continued

Quality Control

Leisure Quality Control Pools Unfortunately the word “Quality” has been over used these days to the point where it has become just noise in a company’s marketing.  Rather than say that our swimming pools are a quality swimming pool we would prefer to explain what the Leisure Pools Quality Control Program entails. Leisure Pools are … Continued

How much does a fiberglass pool cost?

At Leisure Pools one of the most frequently asked questions that we are asked is “how much is a fiberglass swimming pool going to cost me?”  Unfortunately this is a difficult question to give a direct answer on as there are so many variables that will impact the price. To provide you with some background, … Continued

Fiberglass Swimming Pool Installation

Installing a fiberglass swimming pool can be easy. A swimming pool builder can provide a family with a lifetime of enjoyment and great memories in less than a week! Most families who purchase a swimming pool have been dreaming and saving for many years; therefore, the reward of a successful pool installation is shared by … Continued

Colour has changed an industry!

Just as computer technology has changed greatly over the past decade, so has the fibreglass swimming pool industry – an industry that’s exploding in the United States. Leisure Pools were one of the pioneering companies to introduce coloured swimming pools into the composite fibreglass swimming pool industry. As a result of our initiatives it has … Continued

Tips for Designing Your Swimming Pool

Having your swimming pool professional create a scale drawing of your backyard is key in making sure your full vision is realized. This can be done with artist renderings, or with computer model programs such as Pool Studio or Pool Draw. Before your swimming pool designer can help guide you through the process, here are … Continued

The “Analogy Approach” to Understanding the Advantages of Fiberglass Swimming Pools over Vinyl and Concrete

Analogy is best defined as a similarity between like features of two different things. Often, analogies are used to help increase understanding of an unfamiliar topic by comparing it to something that is quite familiar. In the case of comparing the relative advantages of Fiberglass Swimming Pools to Vinyl-Liner Swimming Pools and Concrete Swimming Pools, … Continued

Changing Direction – Fiberglass projects get more elaborate as pools get smaller

Traditionally, when talking about fiberglass pools, we’ve all heard words like “plain” and “tub.” But this is far from the case. There are trends in the market designed for some of today’s smaller lot sizes that serve the secondary function of adding beauty and utility to many fiberglass projects. For those who want a swim-in, … Continued

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