Inground Pool Warranties and the Critical Questions You Should Ask Your Builder

When it comes to the amount of money that you’re going to invest in your inground pool, the logical question to ask is: “How long is the warranty?” In asking this you would hope that the logical answer would be that it’s a lifetime warranty, but that’s not always the case. There was one instance where when […]

6 Dumb Mistakes People Make When Buying a Fiberglass Swimming Pool

Congratulations are in order here. Since there is a very high chance that you are considering buying an inground swimming pool and possibly a fiberglass model.  Not too many consumers do their research at the intensity level as yourself before making a big investment like buying an inground swimming pool. Kudos to you! In this article I […]

19 Things Every Fiberglass Pool Shopper Must Know Before Breaking Ground!

If you’re about to have a fiberglass pool installed and want to make sure that you know absolutely everything beforehand, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article we are going to cover points that aren’t commonly known or might not even be brought up with your contractor. But they are all essential […]

Questions To Ask Before Dealing With Trees Near Your Pool

Questions To Ask Before Dealing With Trees Near Your Pool Are you considering constructing a new pool for your backyard? Before construction, you may want to develop a strategy for dealing with any trees on your property. To help with the removal process, here are seven questions regarding trees that new pool owners should consider […]

The Top 7 Hidden Costs of a Swimming Pool Project

The Top 7 Hidden Costs of a Inground Swimming Pool Installation It’s December and our pool building season has come to an end (time for a little R&R). Even though it’s the start to the winter season, it’s a great time for home owners to plan their swimming pool project for the spring. I was […]

HPB (High Performance Bedding)

High Performance Bedding (HPB) What is HPB? High-Performance Bedding (HPB) is a limestone aggregate you can easily use for many DIY projects. It is 3/8″ clear stone with no fines and contains only pea-size pieces of limestone. HPB looks similar to limestone screenings but has been washed clean, and it makes a whole lot of […]

Top 5 Fiberglass Pool Problems with Solutions

Fiberglass pools, the top five problems they pose and the solutions to fix them If you’re considering purchasing a fiberglass pool, then you’ve probably been scouring the internet looking for just the right one. But in doing so, you’ve probably also seen some warnings on the problems they pose. But don’t let that deter you from […]

What Are the Six Most Common Salt Water Chlorine Generator Problems?

What are the Six Most Common Salt Water Chlorine Generator Problems Uptown Pools has always been a big fan of salt water chlorine generators second to a mineral ionization water system.. more about that later. That said, no perfect system exists whether it’s salt, ionization, ozone UV or basic chlorine it’s always personal preference and […]

5 Reasons to NEVER Drain your fiberglass swimming pool

We all hear horror stories about fiberglass pools popping out of the ground (especially from our vinyl pool guys), bulging and heaving… what we don’t hear is that for some reason the fiberglass pool was completely drained without a professional. We are attracted to Fiberglass pools because they are the warriors of pools, safest for our […]