3 Reasons Every Home Needs a Vak Pak Filtration System

When building a new pool, homeowners are most concerned with the aesthetics of the pool design. There are endless discussions about the shape, the depth, the type of tile, coping and deck style. Will a spa or water feature be included? Just as important as the visual design is the mechanical design. Homeowners may not realize it, but, if the mechanical design isn’t right, the visual components won’t matter. Instead of a delight, the pool becomes a headache. Here’s how a Vak Pak swimming pool filtration system can make you a winner with your clients and result in rave reviews every time. After reading this, we can bet you’ll agree that every home needs a Vak Pak. Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Make Your Pool Design Safer for Kids

Spring is almost here and it’s about time for the residential pool market to heat up. You can assure your clients that your designs are family friendly when you incorporate these ideas to make your pools safer for kids. Continue Reading →

3 Questions Contractors Frequently Ask

Vak Pak is the leader in the manufacture of commercial pool filtration systems.  So, it’s no wonder that we get questions from contractors on a regular basis.  In addition to specific questions geared to individual projects, we get general questions as well.  Here are 3 questions we hear most frequently. Continue Reading →

Why Commercial Pools Are Failing Health Inspections

Every summer, thousands of public pools, splash pads, and spas are closed due to health and safety violations according to the Centers for Disease Control.  Researchers reviewed the results of health and safety inspections in the 5 states with the highest number of public pools and aquatic play areas (Arizona, California, Florida, New York and Texas). An astonishing 80% identified at least one violation.  The most common were: Continue Reading →

Diving

5 Questions Homeowners Ask About Main Drain Entrapment

People having their first pool installed have plenty of questions. While most of the questions center around how equipment works and how to maintain their new pool, many people are concerned about drowning prevention and how to make their pool as safe as possible. This guide will help answer the most common questions about main drain entrapment and drowning prevention. Continue Reading →

View of the backs of two young sisters in swim suits as they sit and look at a splash pad. The late afternoon sun is shining on them. There is copy space.

3 Reasons Why Now Is the Time to Sell Splash Pads

Let’s face it, the winter months aren’t the best months for sales if you build pools. However, smart builders take advantage of the slower season to capitalize on builds that can be done quickly, are perfect for a large market, and don’t attract attention from their competitors. What builds are these you ask? The answer is splash pads! The slow season is the perfect season to switch gears and focus your sales efforts on splash pads, and here’s why: Continue Reading →

Young girl dances in the water at a waterpark. Water is spraying from a play system

The Best Filtration System for Splash Pads

Splash pads continue to be one of the hottest trends in the aquatic industry.  People of all ages love splash pads and the people that build splash pads love Vak Pak circulation and filtration systems.

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Drowning prevention

How Do Collector Tanks Work?

The use of collector tanks has been mandatory on public pools and spas in Florida for over 40 years.  The laws were enacted in Florida to prevent drowning by suction entrapment.  Since the Florida law passed, not one instance of drowning by suction entrapment has taken place where a collector tank has been in use. Not one.

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