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Pool FAQ

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  • What are some of the most popular reasons to install a pool?

    Some reasons include aesthetics, recreation, entertainment, physical fitness, and improving the overall quality of life.

  • Are there any risks when installing a pool?

    Your pool should be installed by a properly trained builder who has references of other jobs. In addition, you should make sure prior to the installation, that the pool is placed in the proper location to take advantage of the sun and view from your home. Something that some people do not consider when deciding to put a pool in their backyard is the impact that the pool will have on your life – your backyard could become the gathering spot in the neighborhood.

  • Do fiberglass pools pop out of the ground?

    As long as your fiberglass pool remains full of water it will NEVER pop out of the ground.

  • Are concrete pools stronger than fiberglass pools?

    No, fiberglass pools are 17 times stronger and more flexible than concrete or gunite.

  • Are fiberglass pools easy to maintain?

    Yes, Latham Pools are virtually maintenance free. On average, a homeowner can save up to $225.00 per month on their Latham Pool maintenance versus other types of pools. In-floor cleaning systems can also be installed to make cleaning even more manageable.

  • Will installing a pool increase my homes value?

    Swimming pools make the home more attractive to the buyer and can increase the value of your home/property.

  • Are fiberglass pools environmentally friendly?

    Yes, not only does a Latham pool use less chemicals and energy; they also never need to be re-plastered nor does it have a liner to replace resulting in less waste in our landfills.

  • How often should chemicals be tested?

    1. Chlorine residual – Every day, if no marked change every other day or twice per week.
    2. pH level – Every day, if no marked change every other day or twice per week.
    3. Total alkalinity – Every four to six weeks.
    4. Calcium hardness – Every two to three months.
    5. Metal content – Every two to three months.
    6. Cyanuric acid, total dissolved solids – Every six months.The pool water should be tested for chlorine residual, pH level, total alkalinity, calcium hardness, copper and iron after each rain of consequence or upon addition of more than eight inches of fresh water.