Slides and diving boards are a terrific accessory—whether you just add a stand-alone slide or custom design a slide into the landscape.
We interviewed four pool “renovators” who actively use accessories to update and add functionality to their pool designs. Dan Lenz at All Seasons Pools in Orland Park, IL, Martin Rowland at Bama Pools in Florence, AL, Clark Pulliam at Pulliam Pools in Houston, TX and Glen Bullard at Fort Worth Custom Pools in Fort Worth, TX. Here is what they are finding popular and easy for pool owners who want to update their backyard landscape.
Custom Pools, Fort Worth, TX: Slides are key when we update pools. Many people built pools when they didn’t have children around—or when they had older children. And now they are grandparents with young children coming over to enjoy the pool. This is a big entrée for up-selling slides and diving boards.
Pulliam Pools, Houston, TX: Slides are a big part of our remodels. We have had great success with the XStream slide by Inter-Fab. It’s a terrific stand-alone slide that really makes a pool more fun and appealing to children. This slide takes less than 5 hours to install and is one of the fastest ways to give a pool a face-lift.
Custom Pools, Fort Worth, TX: Since salt-chlorine pools became very popular in the last 5 years, we get a lot of calls for renovations related to the corrosion caused by the salt. The Inter-Fab polycoat spring board is a # 1 seller for us. It is easy to remove the old, corroded diving board and install the new diving board without having to rip up the deck. In less than 2 man hours you can update the pool look, remove the old rusted products and voila, a beautiful new pool-like pool!
All Seasons, Orland Park, IL: One of our number one accessories for renovation are water features. Even the new T7 diving board has a built-in fountain, making it a fun / functional accessory as well as one that beautifies the pool…especially with its built-in LED lighting. We also build many different custom slides, using the Inter-Fab BYOS slide…to accommodate any backyard landscape…and really turn a simple pool into a beautiful, landscaped yet fun backyard escape.
Pulliam Pools, Houston, TX: Diving boards are another accessory we offer. The T7 diving board offers the option of a water fall off the end of the board, complete with colored lighting for a nice night time effect. It’s a product that gives a lot of punch for not a lot of money.
Bama Pools, Florence, AL: The slide is the best way to entertain and babysit those grandchildren. The X-Stream slide by Inter-Fab is the most popular slide accessory that I offer.
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