Michael Dean

Michael has over 25 years of experience in the swimming pool industry. He has built pools and natural landscapes for hundreds of homes and businesses across the country. He also holds multiple patents for pool performance products he has engineered over the years.

What is a Pool Skimmer Diverter?

Pool skimmer diverters are not always necessary to use, and many swimming pool owners may not even know that they exist. But they can be beneficial for keeping the water clean and controlling the water temperature through circulation. You may ask yourself, “should I be using a pool skimmer diverter in my pool?” The answer …

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Garden Pool Design Guide

I love a good garden-inspired swimming pool. The lush landscaping around the pool, the natural colors, the stonework…it all comes together to make a very peaceful and relaxing setting in your backyard. There are a lot of ways you can approach a garden pool design, so I’ll cover the main design approaches you can take, …

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Freeform Pool Design Guide

Interested in a freeform swimming pool? You’re not alone. Freeform pools have skyrocketed in popularity over the last few decades and for good reason – they are a beautiful pool design concept. The freeform pool design is meant to mimic a natural body of water and blend in with its surroundings, contributing to a more …

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Infinity Pool Design Guide

Infinity pools are a very popular type of swimming pool that I have built hundreds of over the past few decades. They look incredibly elegant and can be a great compliment to a breathtaking view. If you are interested in building an infinity pool at your home and want some inspiration, stick around. I’ll cover …

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Pool Supplies You Definitely Need

Maintaining a swimming pool isn’t as challenging as it sounds when you first get one, but you need a few supplies to keep your pool in the best condition. Here are the essential supplies that all pool owners should have. Pool Chemicals and Water Testing Supplies Managing your swimming pool chemicals is integral to keeping …

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Off-Season Pool Care Tips

Swimming pools don’t need as much care during the off-season, but that doesn’t mean you should completely ignore them. You can extend the swimming season if you have a pool heater, but you should think about closing your pool as soon as it gets too cold to swim. Here are some winter pool care tips …

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