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.

Michael Dean

Pool Spillovers Design Guide

Swimming pool spillovers are a wonderful water feature that connect a small spa or hot tub to the larger pool. With a lot of homeowners and pool builders getting creative with their spa designs these days, a spillover can take on a number of different designs, which you’ll see more of below. In this guide, …

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How to Acid Wash a Pool

Pool ownership can be a wonderful thing. Relaxing in the calming waters of your home’s swimming pool is an excellent way to lower your stress levels and get a little exercise. But pools can quickly become stained and overridden with harmful bacteria. When your swimming pool’s surfaces aren’t coming clean, it may be time for …

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Pool Resurfacing Cost Breakdown

As every pool owner knows, it takes no small amount of effort to keep your pool looking its best year after year. With an inground pool, you have to resurface the area every 10 years or so. Doing this will ensure everything is in working order and extend the life of your pool. Like most …

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Pool Heater Cost Breakdown

For many pool owners, a heater seems like a luxury. Not only is there the initial expense of the heater itself, but also installation and operation costs to consider. However, without a pool heater, you might find yourself missing out on months of poolside fun every year. For most homes, a pool heater is well …

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Pool Safety: The Essentials

Summertime is here, a time for soaking up the sun and enjoying time with your family and friends around the pool. Swimming pools offer fun for children and adults alike when enjoyed safely, but can also be hazardous and even deadly when they used irresponsibly. There are certain things you need to keep in mind …

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Pool Inspection Checklist

You think you’ve found the perfect new home for you and your family. It has everything you wanted, including a beautiful inground swimming pool in the backyard! What could go wrong? Unfortunately, when it comes to buying a home with a preexisting inground pool, a lot can go wrong. The sad fact is you could …

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Pool Bubblers Design Guide

Swimming pool bubblers are a super popular water feature for a lot of pool owners, especially for folks with a spa addition to their pool. Bubblers are small fountains that create columns of water in shallow areas of your pool. They are most commonly used on shallow shelves, spas, and pool steps. Below, I’ll walk …

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How to Kill Black Algae in Your Pool

Swimming pools are great to have in your backyard in the summertime. A good, clean pool will give friends, neighbors, and neighborhood kids an excuse to come over all summer long! However, if you have a pool, you already know that it’s a lot of work and upkeep. Unfortunately, if you aren’t proactive about keeping …

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