Thursday, December 30, 2010

Raleigh Pebble Tec Swimming Pool Renovation

Have you ever wondered what to do when your old plaster is rough, stained and pitted? The answer is that it is time to resurface your concrete swimming pool. I have attached a short video showing the process of applying a Pebble Tec Swimming Pool Finish to a 30+ year old pool.

The first thing we did on this project was to remove all the existing plaster, tile and coping. It took a few workers a couple of days and a lot of hard work to get it all removed and prepared for the new surface. Applying a new pool finish is much like painting a house...About 80% of the work is in the prep phase and the remaining 20% is in the actual application. The color you see here is Moonlight Grey Pebble Tec and the finish comes with a 15 year warranty. The old saying "you get what you pay for" really rings true when it comes to pool resurfacing.

Submitted By: Frank Bowman Designs - Raleigh Swimming Pool Company

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Will My Pool be Ready for Spring?

Most people don't start thinking about swimming pools in Raleigh until the weather starts to get warm. By that time it is generally too late to find a quality swimming pool contractor, approve a dynamic design, apply & secure permits, build the swimming pool & outdoor living area and be ready to have you Memorial Day pool Party. If you are interested in installing a new swimming pool, spa & outdoor living environment this year, then now is the time to get started. I know there is snow on the ground and the temperature is not getting out of the 30's but it will be summer before you know it. If you think about it, what does it hurt to have your pool done a month before you want to use it?...Nothing. It's just sitting there waiting for you and your family to jump in and in fact you can start using you pool the minute it's complete. We use our pool every day of the year...some days we swim in it, some days we eat around it, some days we listed to the waterfall and some days we just look at it through the window of the kitchen. A properly designed swimming pool that is architecturally correct you your site can bring year round enjoyment to you and family for years to come.

Submitted by: Frank Bowman Designs

Frank Bowman Designs provides swimming pool, spa & outdoor living design / build services to clients in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Lake Gaston and the surrounding areas of North Carolina. Our services include custom concrete swimming pools & spas, natural stone & paver patios, outdoor kitchens & fireplaces, landscaping, pool houses, cabanas and much more. Please contact us at or for further information about your new swimming pool project.