Under the sea Darling, it’s better Down where it’s wetter Take it from me … Let’s start by dispelling a common myth. Saltwater pools aren’t actually salty. People hear that term and think of ocean water, but the truth is, the salt content is about 10 times lower in a saltwater pool – close to  Read More

Salt water pools offer a lot of benefits. The water is gentler; swimmers don’t have the side effects from traditionally treated chlorine pools – itchy skin, burning eyes, faded swimwear and discolored hair. They’re also less expensive to maintain – while you’ll still need to purchase some items for regular maintenance, you won’t have the  Read More

Relaxation. During the summer, that’s the name of the game, right? There’s just something about this season where time seems to slow down, and we spend more of it doing the things we love. One of our summertime favorites is settling in poolside with a great read. A cool drink, a comfy chair, and a  Read More

From WebMD, written by Kara Mayer Robinson How It Works If you don’t love working up a sweat but do love the benefits of a cardio workout, swimming may be your ideal match. The water keeps you cool, even as your heart gets a great workout. You’ll probably be able to keep yourself going for a longer time than if you were  Read More

There are several layers to a safe above ground swimming pool.  The first, and most important, layer is always supervision. It’s never safe to swim alone and children should always have an adult poolside.  Pools are made to enjoy together. The second layer of protection is restriction of entry. When you’re not around it’s important to  Read More

Your backyard oasis doesn’t have to be drab and boring. While natural hues may blend with the environment, pops of color can make a space feel more personal, because it’s all your own. After all, you incorporate color in your home to make a statement, right? So whether you’re renovating your existing pool or planning  Read More

The creative pro talks about trends, inspiration, and what she loves most about her job.   I was reading an article in Pool & Spa News written by freelance writer Rena Goldman that focused on several vinyl liner designers and where they get their inspiration. It caught my eye because one of the designers featured  Read More

Sit back, close your eyes, and think back to all your favorite summertime swimming pool memories … Your favorite song playing on the radio (Maybe even on cassette tape!) The smell of tanning oil in the air (Who thought about sunscreen in those days?) Sipping on a soda while your friends swim and play, competing  Read More

Getting ready to plan your dream backyard pool paradise? You’ve come to the right place! Pettis has been building award-winning Fox Pools since 1962! For our climate and for your money and imagination, there’s no better choice than a Fox In-Ground Pool installed and customized by Pettis Pools. With over 85 standard Fox Pool sizes  Read More