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Swimming Pool Shape: Rectangular Versus Curved Options

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the considerations to keep in mind if you’re choosing a new pool shape. You typically have two options here, the rectangular shape or a curved (“freeform”) shape, and both come their own sets of benefits and drawbacks. At Dolphin Pools & Spas, we’re…

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Swimming Pool Shape: Considering Size and Maintenance Themes

There are a number of factors that will play a role in your swimming pool design and installation, and dimensional factors are chief among these. Choosing how large your pool is, and what shape you want it to be in, are some of the most vital and foundational concepts for any pool installation you’re considering.…

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Basic Options for Utah Hot Tub Water Care

There are just a few important care themes that should be observed for any hot tub you own, and one of these is simple care of the water being used. From removing contaminants to ensuring water is clear and healthy at all times, there are a few basic water care elements you’ll want to keep…

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Hot Tub Jets: Power, Water Management, Flow Rate

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the factors to consider when selecting jets for your new hot tub. From the number of jets you’re using to where they’re placed and which type and size they comprise, there are several areas to keep in mind when thinking about this…

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Hot Tub Jets: Number, Placement and Type

There are several things you’ll be thinking about when designing a custom personal spa, and one of these is the number of jets that will be present. Modern hot tubs can range from no jets up through a setup where jets are a primary part of the design, and this all depends on your needs,…

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Adding a Slide to an Inground Swimming Pool

There are numerous benefits of swimming pools on your property, and one is your ability to add features as time goes on. There’s no rule saying a pool has to be a finished product when it’s first installed, and there are a number of additional features or accessories you might consider — and one that…

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Technical Differences Between SLC Spas, Hot Tubs and Jacuzzis

There are many settings or situations where terms that are actually slightly different are used interchangeably, and the realm of hot tubs is a good example. Both this term and others, such as “jacuzzi” and “spa,” will often be used to describe these items — most who do so are using the terms interchangeably to…

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Hot Tub Deck Considerations: Maintenance, Gap, Base

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some initial considerations if you’re designing a deck for your hot tub setup. Whether for a new spa or an existing one, a deck provides not only a quality location for your hot tub, but also improves property value and aesthetics in a couple…

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Hot Tub Deck Considerations: Material, Location, Height

The purchase of a hot tub for your home also requires that the appropriate amount of space is present, and a popular format here is the design of a deck specifically for your hot tub. For those who have the financial ability to do so, designing a deck will not only give you a robust…

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Basics on Pool Filter Backwashing Needs and Timing

Cleaning and maintaining your pool’s pump and filter system is one of the most important upkeep responsibilities you’ll have as a pool owner, helping keep your water clean while also extending pool lifespan. And if you utilize pool sand filters, common for many inground pools today, this process of cleaning your filters is known commonly…

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