The Ultimate Pool Guide: Ownership, Equipment, Trends and More!

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The Ultimate Pool Guide: Ownership, Equipment, Trends and More!



Are you a pool newbie? Are you looking to build or buy a pool? Or are you maybe just looking for the ultimate cheat sheet to help you out? Well, Look no further! This guide contains all the information you could possibly need to have a pool of your own. From deciding on the type of pool and equipment that’s right for you, all the how-tos Ultimate Pool Guide and even Design. So please be our guest and let’s dive into this pool of handy information. 

The Ultimate Swimming Pool Guide

Here, we’ll outline the pros and cons of owning a pool. We’ll give you the costs, maintenance requirements, and other factors to consider before committing to pool ownership. If you’re ready to enjoy the endless bounty that pools ownership offers, look no further. If you’re hesitant about making the leap to swimming pool ownership or if you want more information about what goes into having a pool; you’re in the right place. In this blog we go over the following…

  • Pros and cons
  • Pricing
  • Types of Pools 
    • Pros & Cons Of Each Pool
  • Pool Designs and Shapes
  • Saltwater vs. Chlorine
  • Pool Safety
  • Heaters
  • Pumps & Motors
  • Supplies
  • Cleaning

Get all the information and consider the facts given at our blog; The Ultimate Swimming Pool Guide.

Saltwater vs Chlorine

According to industry statistics…of the nation’s estimated 5.1 million in-ground pools, nearly 1.4 million are now saltwater – so why are people making the switch?  Comparing the traditional chlorine pool versus a saltwater pool are two different concepts, yet, two similar systems. Fun Fact, Did you know…in a saltwater pool, the total salt content is approximately that of human tears, which is about one-tenth of the salinity of ocean water. Yes, that means you can open your eyes underwater! Ideally, by the end of this blog, you will have the facts in order to make the final decision. You will know which pool is more safe, environmentally friendly and reasonable for you and your swimming pool needs. In this blog, we cover the following…

  • Pros and Cons
  • Proper Storage Supply
  • Cost
  • Your needs

Are you ready to rumble on the ultimate Sanitation System Breakdown. To get your in-depth comparison, visit the Saltwater vs. Chlorine blog now! 

Pool Motors

So you’ve decided to build a swimming pool? Or maybe your just looking to replace the original equipment? Well as we all know, the pool pump is the heart of your pool’s maintenance system. And what specifically keeps that heart pumping is the swimming pool pump motor. It works to circulate the water in your pool to keep it clean and healthy. It is hands-down one of the most important pieces of a conventional swimming pool. Because of this, you should know some of the important features that differentiate pumps. In this blog, we discuss the following…

  • Horsepower
  • Speed
  • Size
  • Servicing
  • Frames

Most of the time when you buy your pump, you are buying everything as a complete unit: the pump housing, impeller, and motor. So, you may not even know that much about your current motor if you haven’t had any issues or routine maintenance done on it. To learn more about pool motors, maintenance and installation please read our Pool Pump Motors Blog. 

Pool Pumps

Pool Pumps can be the most difficult part of the pool building process. Pool pumps, in particular, can be tricky because they need to work effectively and efficiently with every other aspect of your pool equipment: from filters to skimmers. And you want to make sure that you make the right choices because it could make a difference of hundreds of dollars upfront or in the long run. We’ve put together this guide to not only help you pick the best swimming pool pump for you and your pool but to also identify common myths and mistakes to avoid during the buying process! Learn about the following…

  • Parts of a Pool Pump
  • Motor Speeds 
  • Sizes
  • Recommended Pumps

A pump can be broken down into three main parts: the housing, the impeller, and the actual motor. The motor is what powers the impeller to move and can vary a lot in size due to all the different available sizes of swimming pools. So focus on that and get reading on the Swimming Pool Pumps Buying and Sizing Guide Blog Now! 

Pool Heaters


Seasonal temperature shifts affect everyone’s pool, but when it comes to warming the water back up, you might not know the best type of pool heater for the job. You might not even know that there are different types of pool heaters. You’ll get the most value out of your swimming pool by investing in one of three main pool heating options: solar pool heaters, electric pool heaters, or gas pool heaters. However, each type of pool heater has positives and negatives that keep them relatively even dependent upon certain factors. We’ve arranged our guide to the different types of pool heaters by YOUR needs, instead of by style so that you can focus on what you need most from your heating installation. Learn things like…

  • Best way to heat
  • The cheapest way to heat
  • The quickest way to heat
  • Eco-Friendly Pool Heaters
  • Sizing 

Picking the right pool water heater is all about maximizing your comfort, and depending upon location, that could mean an extra two months of swimming. However, it could also mean sacrificing a decent chunk of change. We hope this blog will truly keep your swimming year-round and gets you what is best for your pool. To get the whole story visit our Pool Heater Blog.

Get On To The Fun Stuff

Now that you have your pool and all its essential equipment picked out you can move on to the fun stuff. These How To Maintenance and Design guides give you everything. All the Cheat Sheets and help you need to keep your pool and patio fun, crystal clear and have people coming back. 


Pool maintenance can take time and energy, but it doesn’t to be a headache! In these blogs, we give you some of the best how-to advice in the business. When operating a pool you will encounter cleanliness issues. Here is a quick list of the most common questions we get asked, and blogs on how to take care of them. 

Look no further and get started on the info you really need. Our Industry Experts with over 25 years of experience in building and pool maintenance have given you all the answers. Never again will you be calling your pool guy! Your now the expert! 


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Now that the pool and its equipment are all taken care of its time to get stylish. The best part of having a pool is having the proper ambiance around it. A Place where you can host friends and family and they are kept entertained and want to come back. You should know that at USA Pool Direct we are more than just the equipment and maintenance. We are also design experts and we can help you create the outdoor lifestyle you want. If you want to know the ins and outs of patio design then look no further! Our Outdoor Patio Design 101 Blog will teach it all! Learn about…

  • Material
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Firepits
  • Lighting 
  • And much more! 

Just remember the concept of Feng Shui. It’s not always about what kind of things you have in your space, it’s how you make it feel and work together. balancing the energy in your space to create more harmonious living. This can be done through furniture, lighting, psychical spacing and the over mood/ambiance of the room. So regardless of your patio space and what things you have in it, From tiny balconies, to large gardens we can help make it work for you! 


USA Pool Direct patio

With housing costs rising higher and higher, indoor living spaces have gotten smaller and smaller as people downsize or compromise on square footage. This has made outdoor living spaces that much more precious and important to the homeowner and renter. And as a result, having a welcoming, warm patio to entertain friends has become the norm! it’s time to dust off the cobwebs from your patio and get trendy! Not only do we know the ins and outs of pool tech, we know all the latest and greatest trends.  If you read our Patio Trends Blog you will learn everything there is about the following. 

  • Materials
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Kitchens and Bars
  • Firepits
  • Patio Seats
  • Themes & Colors
  • Gardens 

We hope that this Ultimate Pool Guide gives you everything you need! And we hope you enjoyed all the information laid out by our experts. Did you know our team has over 25 years of experience successfully running pool design, construction, equipment, and operations companies for commercial and residential pool owners? Combined with our pool experts, we have all the technical experience and design knowledge to help with any and all questions you may have. If you ever need any help or have any questions you can give us a call at  (855) 737-8983. We’d love to hear from you!