Currently, vinyl liner pools are increasingly becoming popular among the majority of homeowners. Pools made of vinyl liners incorporate a quick and straightforward installation process and provide high versatility and a smooth surface. This article looks at some modern vinyl liners and systems that come in a broad spectrum of designs and colors.
LOOP-LOC offers a wide range of first-class vinyl liner design patterns that provide excellent aesthetics. All their products incorporate floor seam technology. The seams are invisible and provide the perfect surface for swimming. The prints offered by LOOP-LOC include Pacifica, Palm Springs, Bengal BayTimeless, Oceania, Mahalo, Cambridge, Mandala,and Honu. One of the main advantages of LOOP-LOC is that they enable you to try them out before purchasing. All you have to do is select your preferred pattern and match it with your pool to see the outcome. You can always find the pattern options on their website looploc.com/mirage.
Latham Pool Products
This Seaside Penny Mosaic liner features an artistic combination of white and blue tiles. All vinyl liners from Latham incorporate an ultra-seam technology that boosts the seams’ strength while making them invisible. Check out all the different patterns from lathamlinervisualizer.com.
McEwen Industries offer a wide range of liner patterns that give the pool excellent aesthetics. In particular, the Carnegie pattern can switch up the whole pool into a glowing oasis. It features a unique combination of blue, gray, and turquoise. So, you can imagine how your pool will look after installing the Carnegie pattern. McEwen Industries is, in fact, 100% sure that this product will draw the attention of all pool owners.
AquaMax and Aqua Intense are two of the many liner patterns offered by Merlin Industries. These patterns are uniquely designed to cater to contemporary pool designs and to raise a poolscape when needed. Not to mention, the AquaMax and Aqua Intense are highly resistant to the harmful rays of the sun.
Pegasus products have come up with a new pattern known as the Newport tile pattern. The design comes in blue color and offers a wide range of calming tones. But it is important to note that the Newport tile pattern comes only as a beaded liner.
Recently, Garret managed to come up with nine patterns of vinyl liners. The company is well-known for delivering quality and attractive vinyl liner patterns for the past five decades. One of their quality liner collections includes ‘Hope.’ The Hope collection incorporates subtle hues to create a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere in your backyard. Besides, the aesthetics of this collection is out of this world. Moreover, this collection helps in fighting against breast cancer.
Kayden manufacturing introduced the Key Largo. Just like the name, this pattern is unique and exceptional. It is stylish and comes in a standard thickness of up to 27 mil. One of the best things about this product is that it offers a durable warranty of up to 25 years.
GLI Pool Products
The latest design by GLI is one for the books. The Signature 2021 Plus series features distinctive patterns that combine TrueStone patterns with Shimmer Stone and destination patterns from the destination series. Not only does this create excellent aesthetics but also visibility. The majority of pool owners are looking forward to adding texture and design to their pool steps using GLI products.
Canadian General Tower
The Clarkson Mosaic tile pattern is often integrated with the Blue Brach Pebble floor to create a profound blue effect in your pool. This pattern also brings in a glass effect to complement your pool area and backyard.
One of the liner designs Tara is adding this year is enchanted. The enchanted vinyl liner incorporates a blend of turquoise and green; thus, making it perfect for giving your pool a high-end spa look. This specific liner is also suitable for pools with intricate designs and shapes. Additionally, the tile has a horizontal glazed tile border and hexagonal tile surface. You can check the plans at tarapools.com.
ALPS Manufacturing has come up with solid liners that are as robust as concrete. These liners incorporate a simple installation process and help you cut down your repair costs in the long run. If you are looking for a cost-effective option, this new product from APLS Manufacturing will come in handy.
CMP vinyl liners come in six colors that complement all backyard designs. You can install these liners using a DIY project since they come with a prepackaged kit for beginners and pool professionals. All you need to do is follow all the instructions indicated in the kit. Also, it would be best to understand all the parts for easy installation.
AquaForms by Frank Wall Enterprises
Over the years, AquaForms is well-known for constructing concrete vinyl liner pools incorporating several water features. They also create an unlimited wide range of pool shapes and designs. Aside from vinyl pools, the company also focuses on creating concrete pools and spas.
Anderson Manufacturing Company
The Anderson Manufacturing company has come up with a LeakTrac 2400 detector that enables you to identify potential leaks in the pool. This is the fourth and latest version of the product. Thus, you can count on it to deliver excellent results.
Concrete Countertop Solutions
The Z Poolform is a recyclable forming system that can get plugged on the liner without any bonding or adhesive agents. Besides, they offer excellent aesthetics and functionality.
From this article, you can identify the latest vinyl liners and system options. Make sure you analyze all your requirements before purchasing any of them.
Las Vegas Pool Builder Receives Top Industry Award
Joseph Anthony Vassallo, CBP of Paragon Pools Named PHTA 2021
Builder of the Year
(Las Vegas, NV) Nov 21, 2021 – Las Vegan Joseph Anthony Vassallo, Vice President & Chief Design Executive of Paragon Pools was named the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) 2021 Builder of the Year at the Awards ceremony held on Nov 15th in Dallas, Texas during the Pool, Spa, Patio & Deck Expo.
The PHTA annually recognizes prominent achievements and outstanding performers in the pool, spa and hot tub industry of which include the Individuals Awards and the International Awards of Excellence Design Awards.
The Builder of the Year Award is a peer-nominated award given to one PHTA builder member who has advanced the pool building profession through outstanding achievements and dedication to the industry.
Nominees must meet a strict set of criteria, including commitment to being a positive role model for the profession and peers, have a proven track record of meeting or exceeding industry standards in designing and building pools and spas, must have been employed in the pool, hot tub, or spa industry for at least five years, has actively participated with PHTA at a local or national level and must be a current employee of a PHTA member company in good standing.
Vassallo, who is often referred to as Joe Jr. began his career as a design apprentice in his teens (1989). He found enjoyment in the challenge of conceiving and developing pool and landscape plans to complement the home’s architecture and restrictive plot layouts while designing a stunning custom design for the homeowner.
Following high school, he studied architecture, marketing, and small business management. He has continued to further his professional and technical skills with PSI Leadership Seminars, Tom Hopkins Seminars, Auto CAD-2000, Structure Studios 3-D training, PHTA University curriculum, ART- Artistic Resources and Training, as well as CEU’s in industry business and technical topics.
In 2001, Vassallo joined his father in opening the family business, Paragon Pools in Las Vegas. As the Vice President, Vassallo has been instrumental in the success of the company and creating a high standard for design and construction for company projects earning an expansive list of international design awards and business accolades over the years, including Masters of Design Awards, International Awards of Excellence Design Awards, Aqua Choice Design Awards, Aqua 100 Hall of Fame, Nevada Business Journal Family Owned Business Honoree and Vegas Inc (formally InBusiness) 40 Under 40 Award to name a few.
In the nomination letter, Robert Blanda, CBP, PHTA Fellow, 2014 Builder of the Year submitted the following:
“Celebrating the 20th Anniversary Paragon Pools this year, Joseph Anthony Vassallo, CBP has had a long respected and celebrated career as a pool designer and builder in Las Vegas, NV.
He has been committed to ensuring and promoting professional development and the growth of the aquatic industry through a variety of activities including volunteering his time to serve on the Southern Nevada Chapter as well as the National Builders Education Committee (BEC) and Builders Manual Task Force…
Joe Jr. has always been very respectful of his fellow aquatic professionals. His high standards, design talents, knowledge of product and instincts are with true merit… He is eager to share his knowledge and elevate the skills of others. I and others have sought his advice on projects on numerous occasions. And his contributions to the 3rd and 4th edition of the Builders Manual was extremely valuable…
He is a fine example of what the BUILDER of the YEAR represents and has advanced the pool building profession through outstanding achievements and dedication to the industry.”
Established in 2007, the PHTA Builder of Year Award is previously known as the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) Certified Building Professional (CBP) of the Year Award. Vassallo joins a short list of only 17 honorees that span the United States, including his father, Joseph Michael Vassallo, CBP who received the award in 2012.
The Vassallo’s are the only father and son to both receive the distinguished accolade. The duo also received an International Awards of Excellence Design Award for their unique design in the category of – Spa built in conjunction with a pool.
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ABOUT PARAGON POOLS Paragon Pools is an award-winning, custom, in-ground swimming pool and spa design/build construction company in Las Vegas, Nevada. The contractor specializes in new construction and major renovations of residential and commercial projects. Paragon Pools has received numerous accolades worldwide for its unique designs, trend setting applications and renovation projects. Their client list includes major hotels, casino moguls, sports stars, and celebrities. The company has been showcased in numerous TV, Cable and news profiles and featured on HGTV.com Designers Showcase. https://www.paragonpoolslv.com
Pool Industry Mourns The Loss of Grant Smith & Bob Lowry
The pool industry lost two of it’s best and brightest this week and was saddened to learn of the passing of widely respected professionals, Grant Smith and Bob Lowry.
This week many in the industry were gathering for the PSP Deck Expo in Dallas, TX. Colleagues were meeting after years of being separated by the pandemic and had been enjoying the opportunity to reconnect. The mood and energy were high at the Omni Convention Center. Pool Magazine editorial staff got to town early to help set up our own booth and cover some of the events being presented.
We were debuting our first printed issue of Pool Magazine, and I was personally excited to meet some of the industry professionals that I had been able to connect with virtually through social media. Over the past year, I had been corresponding with Grant Smith and engaging with him to become a contributor for our new publication. After a few easy-going conversations, Smith agreed to join our roster of op-editorialists.
I had published several of his op-ed pieces over the last year and was eager to get to meet him face to face and thank him for being a contributor. Shaking his hand and telling him how much I appreciated him being a part of our publication was something I was really looking forward to doing. I made sure to get one of his best op-eds in our first issue and wanted to hand it to him personally. Unfortunately, that never got to happen. Like many who got the sad news this week, I was on the expo floor when I found out that Grant Smith had suddenly and unexpectedly passed at the age of 50 years old.
His opinions were widely respected and from time to time would generate controversy on social media. Smith frequently inspired the type of intelligent debate that is the very lifeblood of our industry. A mentor and educator, he was eager to offer his expertise and help in any way he could. Evidently, that’s just the kind of person he was. The sort that have no compunction of giving their time and energy to help complete strangers.
For me, it was incredibly telling of the type of person he was and exemplified exactly what I’ve come to expect from those that lead our industry from the front. It should be of no shock to anyone that Smith was a United States Marine, they instill that type of character into their very best.
Bob Lowry, was equally greatly admired and respected throughout the industry. Known as a chemical service guru, Lowry was a thought leader on many issues pertaining to pool service. Many in the industry credit him with helping guide their career path and shape their approach towards water management. The author of a multitude of pool and spa water chemistry books, IPSSA manuals, and publisher of hundreds of technical articles and white papers over a 45 year span in the industry. He passed away in Lima, Peru on November, 17th after a long illness.
The news of the passing of both of these great educators in our industry leaves a hole in many of the hearts that knew and respected both of these incredibly warm and generous individuals. They will both be greatly missed.
This Rooftop Infinity Pool Design Will Take Your Breath Away
Infinity London – rooftop pool will feature 360 degree views of the city of London.
One of the most innovative and incredible pool design concepts we’ve seen this year is an incredible breathtaking rooftop infinity pool planned for a new five-star hotel being built in London.
Infinity Pool Will Have 360 Degree Views of London
“For thrill-seeking swimmers, the chance to take a death-defying dip might not be far away. Plans to build a rooftop infinity pool — with 360-degree views of the London skyline — are in motion.
The designs for the 600,000-liter pool and 55-story building, named Infinity London, have been unveiled by Compass Pools.” – CNN Style
Unique Rooftop Pool Concept Will Be A First
Compass Pools, the designers of the project have released the 3D renderings for the 160,000 gallon pool and 55-story structure. The concept is a world first, according to the designers, who describe the construction as “the only building in the world to contain a 360-degree infinity pool.”
The pool will be manufactured out of cast acrylic with transparent sides and floors so that spectators below can watch swimmers gliding above them. The concept itself is similar in nature to another famous pool in London, the Sky Pool at the Embassy Gardens.
To keep water from splashing outside the pool area to the street below, the designers plan to deploy some unique containment methods on this vessel. This swimming pool will include advanced technical features such as a built-in anemometer that will monitor wind speed. The entire system will be linked to a centralized building management system which ensures the water temperature is perfect and doesn’t get blown down to the street below.
“We faced some quite major technical challenges to this building, the biggest one being how to actually get into the pool,” said Compass Pool’s head designer and technical director Alex Kemsley.
There are no stairs on the outside of the pool or the building to preserve its clean aesthetic; instead, swimmers will use a uniquely designed access point to get to the pool.
“The solution is based on the door of a submarine,” said Kemsley, “coupled with a rotating spiral staircase which rises from the pool floor when someone wants to get in or out — the absolute cutting edge of swimming pool and building design and a little bit James Bond to boot!”
The entire pool will glow like a “jewel-topped torch” in the evening, according to the designers, who envision the entire top of the building being accented by the lit pool at night.
An innovative and eco-friendly method of heating the pool will utilize waste energy from the HVAC system. Engineers will capture hot gas created as a by-product from the building’s air conditioning which will be used to heat the pool water via a heat exchanger.
Photo Credits: Compass Pools
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