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Pool Games Keep Kids Active, Happy and at Home

Looking for a way to keep your kids active and truly entertained this summer?  But you don’t want your pool area to look junky?  We've got the perfect product to entertain the kids!  Our Basketball Game Set is designed to be easily added to pools via On-deck or In-deck installation.  We understand that you don’t want your pool area décor too cluttered with flimsy games that often break with serious use.  Our Basketball Game Set takes care of these concerns by offering a sturdy design that is integrated into your pool with stainless steel support legs that can also be upgraded to one of 5 designer powder coat colors to match your pool décor.

Make your pool more fun this summer and you will find that your kids wants to stay home and play actively with family and friends. 
Basketball Game Set comes with backboard, rim, net, ball, pump and needle.  The Basketball Game Set is available with plastic or bronze anchor options and with an 18” set back.



Posted: 10/31/2013 8:06:01 AM by blogadmin1 | with 0 comments
Filed under: games, pool, pools, basketball

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Enjoy the Fun of a Diving Board with the Beauty of a Waterfall—All in One!

Looking for a way to renovate your swimming pool so that you enhance the beauty of the pool, but still add hours of fun for the kids?  We've combined beauty and fun into one product we call the T7™ Diving System.  This stylish diving board is the only one in the industry to offer a tip-end waterfall option with 2 multi-colored optional lighting features—either LED or Fiber Optic—to provide a stunning nighttime effect.  But aside from being an attractive addition to the poolscape, this diving board has a hefty 300 lbs weight limit and a lot of jumping and diving fun for the entire family.  Now consumers can enjoy the fun of a diving board with the beauty and soothing sounds of a waterfall—all in one! 

This 7ft long diving board can be installed on Type I or larger diving pools and comes with the option of a 10.25” waterfall that run on as little as 450 GPH (7.5 GPM) of water.  The T7™ Diving System comes standard in Summit Gray, and can be upgraded to one of 4 other popular granite colors to perfectly match any pool deck treatment.

Posted: 9/20/2013 9:40:45 AM by blogadmin1 | with 0 comments
Filed under: diving, pools, summer, swimming, board

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Accessorize Your Pool with Water Features

Water features are an aesthetic accessory—whether you just add a stand-alone water feature or a full suite of water features and matching accessories—the sights and sounds of cascading water will improve your 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: 
Water bowls and fire / water bowls are not hard to add and give a quick facelift to the pool.

Bama Pools, Florence, AL
:  Most of my customers have seen HGTV with the pools that have the big beautiful, custom water feature on the pool that go for $10-20K.  So my customers are pleasantly surprised when I introduce them to the WOK water feature by Inter-Fab.  It isn’t a scary price, especially in the scope of the $20-$30K pool project.  I have had great success with the double-wok. The WOK is great because it’s easy to maintain, no plantings required, people like the shape, especially the double WOK that stair steps one into the other. They are easy to put on AND easy to take off in the winter when you want to close and cover the pool with a safety cover.  It takes less than an hour to install.  I also install a lot of artificial rock waterfalls, especially for empty-nesters looking to enhance their backyard relaxation.  In less than 2 hours I can install one of these products and the pool ‘look’ really changes.  These water features are an easy accessory to update any pool.


Posted: 4/2/2013 2:31:24 PM by blogadmin1 | with 0 comments
Filed under: fountains, pools, waterfall, waterfalls, WOK, fountain

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Target: SAFETY

When you think pool safety – think a diving board.

If you are about to install a pool, you’ve undoubtedly thought about pool safety and enjoyment.  Your pool professional can advise you on how to build safety into your new pool with the right fencing, walking surfaces, rails and ladders.  And you might want to consider another important safety feature: a diving board.

It’s true.  A diving board is one of the most basic safety features your pool can have.  Why?  Because it immediately indicates to pool users where it’s safe to dive, and discourages the dangerous – and common – practice of diving into the shallow end.  A properly installed diving board on a pool built to industry standards can make your pool safer for your family and friends.

When it comes to bodies of water, people have a natural tendency to want to dive in.  Without knowing the proper water depth, this can be risky.  Nearly every pool owner has encountered the diving instinct, but when diving into shallow water, there is no margin for error.  You can keep everyone safe by letting them know that shallow-end diving is not allowed – and by directing them to the diving board.  They’ll prefer it anyway!

Create a "diving zone."

With a diving board installed, you create a “diving zone”, which will attract children to the safe-end… allowing them to play safely from morning til’ night! 

Even the safest equipment must be used properly.  Inter-Fab promotes safe diving by offering these tips on the proper use of your diving board: always dive into water that meets depth requirements, with arms extended; be aware of the bottom and the walls of the pool; avoid collisions with pool toys and floats; and instruct your pool users to always “steer up” – once the water is entered, divers should immediately “steer” towards the surface.

If you’re considering a shallow pool – consider this.

Shallow “play pools” are sometimes recommended as a way to avoid the diving issue altogether.  This is faulty logic.  While they may be less expensive to install, play pools do not accommodate the “diving instinct”.  Just as people dive into other bodies of water, they will dive into “play pools”.  The safe diving area that a board locates can help eliminate this potentially dangerous practice.  Our safety record proves it.

Along with adding safety, Inter-Fab’s boards and bases are available in an array of colors and styles that add beauty to your pool as well.

Besides, it’s a “blast”!!!

A diving board is one safety feature that people want to use – especially kids.  No other pool feature can match the hour after hour entertainment provided by a diving board.  So be sure to have your builder install a diving board that complies with industry standards.  And relax!

Last year alone there were an estimated 1,000,000,000 (one billion) dives from diving boards in the United States.  None resulted in serious accident or injury.  In fact, pools built to our industry standards exceed ten years of safe diving board usage.  Many families have been deprived of pool related fun due to misguided reasoning.  What’s worse, many more have fallen prey to a false sense of security by having a pool built with no safe diving area.  Don’t be shallow when it comes to diving pools.  A properly designed diving pool provides a time tested, safe diving environment.  And, a diving board clearly locates the safe diving area of the pool.

Without a board, pool safety takes a dive.™

Target: Safety.  Include safety in your swimming pool… include a diving board.

Posted: 1/16/2013 2:43:39 PM by blogadmin1 | with 1 comments
Filed under: pools, safety, diving

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