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At every pool show, I have always opined to pool builders that they’re actually manufacturers and should be concerned with Throughput.  Do Pool builders create a living experience and bring people’s dreams to life? Yes.  But when considering the tasks that the builder’s team members execute on a daily basis, you discover they are actually […]

Believe it or not, building a pool in winter is actually the best time to do it! Building during the off-season can mean more availability, more savings, and better deals. That can help you fit the backyard oasis of your dreams in your budget and give the entire family an enticing outdoor living area to […]

Pool Safety During the Holidays

Holidays are a time for family and friends to gather and enjoy spending quality time together. The weather is cool, the drinks are warm, and everyone can huddle around the fire while sharing stories throughout the year. Sounds cozy right? But what happens with your pool during the holidays and wintertime while everyone is bundled […]

Tips for Keeping Your Pool Open During the Winter Months

Let’s face it, having a pool is a big investment, and if you’re going to put that kind of money into your home, you want to enjoy it as long as possible, right? If this is a question you find asking yourself, you may have wondered if it is possible to enjoy your pool year-round […]

Holiday Pool Lighting

One of the perks of having your own home pool is being able to enjoy it any time of the year, even during the winter holidays. If you want to spice up your poolside experience, here are some simple and creative ideas to turn your pool area into a festive winter wonderland. 1. String Some […]

Shortages Caused by COVID Are Affecting the Pool Industry

Since March, America has been undoubtedly impacted by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. From social distancing to hand sanitizer shortages, this global pandemic has seemingly made its way into every aspect of our lives. One area being hit particularly hard is businesses, with the pool industry being no exception. There are the many ways in which […]

Swimming Pool Solar – Why Professional Installation is Best

There are many advantages of having a heated pool, including the potential to enjoy swimming year-round, no matter what the season. A heated pool also increases your overall property value. An increasingly popular and green-friendly option is the solar pool heater, which can lead to an even greater increase in value than its electric or […]

How to Avoid the Dangers of Electric Shock Drowning

Many of those who are in or around water daily for enjoyment or work may not know the dangers of electric shock drowning. With proper safeguarding equipment, you can keep yourself and others safe in or around water. Research has shown that many electric shock drowning cases occur in the water near marinas, docks, boating […]

Stray Voltage: Where Does it Come From and How Can it be Avoided?

Stray voltage can, unfortunately, become life-threatening when it is present, and it is more common than most people think. It can occur in the most everyday places, including pools, private or public, spas, marinas, boat docks, and even farms. Thankfully, there is research to help inform people of the dangers of stray voltage, where it […]

More Time at Home Means More Time to Enjoy Your Backyard

We’ve all gone through a LOT of changes to lifestyle and routine in 2020, but perhaps none so much as parents of school-aged children. With most schools being closed for the foreseeable future, you are “stuck” at home, trying to come up with endless activities to keep them entertained. Add this to your normal responsibilities […]

Extend Your Swimming Season Through the Fall with Solar Panels

Now that the kids are home for longer than usual, what better time to maximize your use of the pool? As we get into the fall months and those nights get cooler and cooler, you don’t have to lose the warm water in your pool! Thermocraft solar panels provide an incredible way to keep your […]

What Our Customers Are Saying:
  • Our pool heater is 17 years old and broken. Instead of replacing it with a regular gas heater, we went solar. For only a few dollars more, my original pool builder came out and installed Thermocraft Solar Panels by CMI, and now we are making our money back by not having to pay heating bills anymore! We were paying over $300/ month with the gas heater! I also feel great about "going green" and helping the environment.