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Janine Wilson

Infinity Pools for Smart Shoppers, Conroe, Texas

Let me start with a story.  Once, I was invited for a consultation for a new infinity pool in Conroe.  An infinity pool makes make the water look as if they goes on for infinity, hence the name.  In Conroe, it can be called infinity pool or negative edge or zero edge.

When I arrived, in an exclusive subdivision, it had been raining.  The custom house was at the framing stage.  A woman driver pulled up and arrived at the same time.  I thought that she was the owner, until we spoke.  Boy, was I wrong!

She introduced herself as “Petra from Marquis Pools.”  That was a surprise to meet a competitor for a consultation.

And then, I saw the owner, an attractive woman in her late 60’s, in boots and waving to us.

She introduced herself as “Petra from Marquis Pools.”  That was a surprise to meet a competitor for a consultation.

And then, I saw the owner, an attractive woman in her late 60’s, in boots and waving to us.

Trudging through mud, I wore buckskin suede riding boots.  Petra wore diamond studded flip flops, so you can imagine the difficulty across the slippery ground.

Well, it was very pleasurable, especially upon meeting one of my peers.  I was actually lonely in my industry and so was overjoyed with Petra.  But she was not so interested in me.

But I digress.

I learned that designers do not always ask the same questions or give the same advice.  So, I thought I would do so here.

READ THE SEVEN ESSENTIALS BELOW

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The View behind the Infinity Edge

1. The view from your Conroe home: where will you view the swimming pool?  Look from many angles, especially if you have an upper floor or balcony.

 

Conceal the trough or the basin from View

2. You never ever want to see the basin.  That is where the water is captured.  Then, pumped to the pool.

Sometimes, from certain angles, a wrongly placed basin can be seen.  So, this is an important detail.  I worked for a pool builder that designed a pool with an infinity edge for clients.  He forgot to check the upper story view.  Looking down, later, after completion, the basin was visible.  They demolished the basin and started again!

 

Sound and water feature

3.Do you want to hear the negative edge feature?  If you do, then you will need to consider how much sound to have.  A babbling brook or a crashing fall is nice in a Conroe lush environment.  Even with Conroe Lake in the background, a babbling sound from your negative edge pool is soothing.

Water Escapes and Meanders

4. Another must have are columns, one at each end of the negative edge.  They will hold the water stop the water from trying to flow sideways.  This is a very important detail.

 

Water Proofing

5. This is critical but is overlooked.

Water on each side of the negative edge will be different temperatures. This requires special waterproof product for each side, especially in Conroe. And another huge factor is that a raised wall out of the ground will try to leak. We work diligently to prevent it.

 

Tiles or stone for Negative & Infinity Edge Pools

6. Especially, for Conroe Texas, the materials need to be durable and rated for thermal shock and expansion and contraction.

 

Basin Size

7. This is a doozy.  Many builders underestimate the size of the basin in Conroe, Texas.  Buyer beware.  Also, there are some builders that do not allow for the huge fluctuations for bathers.  This occurs whenever bathers jump into the pool.

Design & Build Options
A. AffordableB. Mid-RangeC. Splurge-Artistic license

Design & Build Options
A. AffordableB. Mid-RangeC. Splurge-Artistic license

If the basin size is not wide enough, water can flow down and some can go right past the trough onto the ground.  This is a serious problem and happens to uneducated builders in Conroe, Texas.  Many areas in Conroe have slopes.  Slopes can be susceptible to erosion.  We know how to build infinity edge pools in Conroe and abate erosion.

It was the automatic water leveler.  The autofill device should have been plumbed lower down in the basin.  This would have turned it on less often.

As it was, it was up the top.  So, daily, whenever the negative edge pump turned on, it sucked lots of water from the basin.  Then, the autofill kicked on and kept trying to refill the basin.

These are some main points to consider for an infinity edge pool or negative edge pool.  I worked with some expert witness consultants and learned a lot from them about negative edge pools.  I also took special training to learn many of the critical points of building infinity swimming pools.

Another story that I heard was of a pool owner whose water bills were up in the $600 ranges per month.  She thought that the pool leaked.  And was having huge conflicts with the builder.  She hired an expert witness consultant to assess the problem.  He identified the problem instantly.

It was the automatic water leveler.  The autofill device should have been plumbed lower down in the basin.  This would have turned it on less often.

As it was, it was up the top.  So, daily, whenever the negative edge pump turned on, it sucked lots of water from the basin.  Then, the autofill kicked on and kept trying to refill the basin.

Then, once the basin was filled, the pump would shut off, and all the excess water from the autofill flowed over the basin.  It flowed down the hill.  It caused erosion.   Losing tens of thousands of gallons!

Imagine that happening every day, 30 times a month, for 6-8 months, with excessive water bills.

If you are in Conroe, Texas, looking for a swimming pool expert, call Janine today for a consultation.
She is a top expert in the field of negative edge swimming pools, or infinity edge swimming pools.  She also specializes in Conroe, in zero edge pools.

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  • Fact: Over 30 inspections for each pool project. From Laurence Godin, Houston Texas. She [Janine] has been very helpful with finding and offering solutions when unexpected events came up. She came on site for all major milestones and paid careful attention to all details and inspecting everything after the crews to make sure the work was up to her high quality standards.” 
  • Fact: With old-fashion skills and imagination, Janine uses pencil sketching in perspective to create designs.
  • Fact: With attention to Detail: Janine produces up to construction plans for my projects, 33 more than a typical pool builder or pool contractor.
  • Fact: With an education in advanced building methods, she uses standards from 13 reputable institutes.
  • Fact: with knowledge of Conroe, she works with geotechnical engineers and structural engineers.  Together, we create the vault-strength pool construction (optional upgrade for soil and engineering an extra cost).
  • Fact: With higher building standards, for swimming pools, our warranties extend for longer periods.
  • Fact: With up to 250’ of copper bonding wire, we build safe swimming pools.