4 Swimming Pool Upgrades Homeowners Love

Why build a pool the homeowner likes when you can create one they will love? Vak Pak, the leader in self-contained residential swimming pool filtration systems, has been helping builders create amazing pools since 1970. These upgrades are guaranteed to make homeowners fall in love with their pool all over again every time they walk outside. Here are some great ideas to incorporate in your next build:

Upgrade the Lighting

Create a stunning pool-scape with rich and radiant LED lights in your bubblers or spas. Homeowners will love to hear that LED lights are energy efficient and can last up to 30,000 hours. Available in a wide range of colors, shapes and sizes, your design is only limited by your imagination!

Combine LED lights with laminar jets to create a spectacular backyard show. Or, combine them with digital controllers to give homeowners freedom to design their own light show from their phone.

Add a Water Feature

Waterfalls, gushers and rain curtains are all upgrades homeowners love. They add motion, sound and a dynamic feel to any pool design.

For homeowners concerned with additional operating costs, scuppers, gushers and deck jets are an affordable option. They can be turned off when the pool is not in use to conserve water and energy.

If they have enough space, splash pads are the ultimate water feature. A splash pad is controlled separately and can operate even when the pool is turned off. They’re perfect for the days when it is warm enough for water play but still too cool for a dip in the pool.


The more a pool can be automated, the more relaxed your clients will be. With autofill and auto chlorination, your clients will enjoy their pool ownership even more and worry less about its upkeep.

Vak Pak residential swimming pool filtration systems can be built with as much or as little automation as you specify. But, if you want to impress your customers, automate it as much as possible.

Don’t forget to make sure the swimming pool filtration system is self-contained in an unobtrusive cabinet, as well. No homeowner wants to look at a collection of pumps, filters and pipes no matter how automated the system.


Got questions about your next residential build? Ask Vak Pak about their self-contained residential pool filtration systems. Vak Pak can custom build your system with a sand, DE or vacuum cartridge. Installation is quick and easy when everything is pre-plumbed and pre-wired to your specifications. Call (855) 313-3696 or contact Us online. We can’t wait to work with you!

3 Ways to Keep Your Pool Safe and Clean this Summer

Summer time is swimming pool time. Vak Pak, the nation’s leading manufacturer of collector tanks, swimming pool filtration systems and cabinets/vaults wants every pool to be clean and safe this summer. Here are three things to keep in mind when it comes to pool safety and sanitization:

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What You Need to Know About Commercial Pool Safety

Commercial pools are subject to regulation on many levels. It can be daunting to comply with the several commercial pool safety laws out there. The federal Virginia Graeme Baker Act is meant to prevent drowning by entrapment. While local laws for safety equipment, fences and municipal building codes can all be overwhelming. Here’s a guide of what you should know about commercial pool safety:

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Father’s Day Gifts to Keep Dad Chillin’ by the Pool

Vak Pak is your go-to source for collector tanks and splash pad filters. But, we know those aren’t traditional Father’s Day gifts. So, we’ve put together some great ideas to make Dad feel loved while he’s out by the pool all summer long:

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How to Maintain an Environmentally Friendly Pool

When it comes to being eco-friendly, swimming pools tend to have an unfair reputation. In California, some municipalities banned pool construction and filling during droughts. They later reversed their positions when they discovered the average pool and deck uses less water than a comparable size lawn with landscaping. That’s right, you actually save water when you replace a lawn with a pool. If you already have a pool, here are some ways to keep it environmentally friendly: Continue Reading →

5 Tips for Keeping Your Pool Clean this Summer

Memorial Day is around the corner. That’s the official kick-off of swimming season. Many residential and commercial pools are getting ready to open.  But opening the pool is just the start of the maintenance routine.  Keeping the pool clean all summer long is the challenge.  Algae, cloudy water are just waiting in the wings.  Here are 5 tips for keeping your pool clean this summer. Continue Reading →

What’s the Best Residential Swimming Pool Filtration System?

If you are building or renovating a residential swimming pool, you might be considering
different filtering media.  The most commonly used methods of filtering water in residential swimming pools are D.E., sand, or cartridge systems.  Let’s look at each one.
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3 Reasons Commercial Swimming Pools Need a Vak Pak System

Vak Pak custom pool filters are different from any other system on the market. Each Vak Pak system is engineered and built with the needs of commercial pool builders and pool operators in mind.  There are many reasons to want a Vak Pak for your next commercial build. But, here are 3 reasons commercial swimming pools need a Vak Pak system.  Continue Reading →