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The Van Kirk Family has assembled some of your most frequently asked questions about your new Van Kirk Pool and we’re going to be diving into first topic, which is setting up your pool. 

Each newly built pool must go through a few startup procedures and cycling period to ensure proper water quality so your family can safely enjoy taking the first dip into your new Van Kirk Pool. 


Summer fun in the sun is in full swing and we hope you’re all enjoying the warm summer days by the pool with friends and family. But the fun doesn’t have to end there; Van Kirk & Sons are always developing ways to turn up the night in your own backyard. Among the array of products available to complete an evening, outdoor pool experience, we'd like to feature how Van Kirk's glow-in-the-dark tile was the perfect finishing touch to this Palm Beach oasis. 


Located in the heart of Cooper City, Florida, Monterra Jefferson offers residents luxury homes and bountiful outdoor living. This community pool by Van Kirk & Sons features a wet edge design, decorative pergolas, built-in BBQ stations and spacious sundecks for soaking up the sunrays. Go ahead and take a virtual dip for more photos and don't forget the sunblock.

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Ice is back with a brand new renovation! For a brand new season of The Vanilla Ice Project on the DIY Network, Vanilla Ice and Van Kirk kick down the doors of another abandoned neighborhood eyesore and turn it to an alluring mansion full of extravagance and style.

Since Ice teamed up with Van Kirk & Sons, they've developed an amazing dynamic with a dramatic and over-the-top style seen throughout their former lavish, lagoon style pool with a lazy river. On this project, located in Palm Beach, a 6,300 square foot, lakefront property lent Vanilla Ice and Van Kirk a blank canvas to let their imaginations run free. For what was once an unmaintained, messy backyard, has resulted in a majestic retreat of aquatic amenities. The pool design actually consists of three pools in one, joining a swim-up bar one side, a 25-person hot tub on the other, and an infinity-edge pool in the center. Adorned with fire pits to heat up the night and glow-in-the-dark tiles to mimic fireflies, the pool transforms into a swanky outdoor, poolside lounge minus the velvet rope.

And that’s exactly what’s expected from the former entertainer. His passion is translated throughout everything he touches. There’s no telling what they’ll think of next, but you can expect it will be “cool as ice.” Check out the video and photos below, and be sure to check out The Vanilla Ice Project and Van Kirk & Sons, airing on HGTV, DIY Network and on the DIY Network To Go mobile app.

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In the realm of outdoor leisure, "R and R" is the name of the game. But another 'R' is sometimes left out– renovation. With the evolving styles of homes and pools, owners may desire to transfer their aesthetics to their backyard staycation hotspot.

This South Florida home turned unused empty grass space into a tropical oasis with the addition of a new spacious, multi-level stone deck, splash wall, fire pit  and a hearty planting of lush landscaping. A little goes a long way. If you’re feeling as fatigued as your pool’s finishing touches, we suggest that it may just be time for a renovation. Summer's heating up, so feel free to lend us a call and let us handle the rest.

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Now that old man winter is behind us, some much-needed fun in the sun is approaching. And the great thing about creating a custom pool for your home is that they’re so many options to appeal to your aesthetics and lifestyle. This pool’s design states that the owners wanted to achieve a balance between form and function. 

With this particular design, the family wanted to create a space to cater to their at-home training and still be able to entertain their guests. As guests to this luxurious home, when stepping onto the backyard we take notice of the tempting sun shelf that is just deep enough for dipping our toes. The sun shelf then connects to a wide sparkling lap pool. With the two lanes marked distinctively with black lines, swimmers can focus on their strokes when they train. But when it’s time to relax and kick back, there’s ample space for that as well. To the right, a built-in grilling station is available, and to the left, a fireplace is nestled away by comfy sofas and lounge chairs. From healthy fun in the sun, to entertaining guests at night, this pleasant pool is just what the doctor ordered for a well-balanced lifestyle.

This is just one of many custom ideas Van Kirk & Sons has brought to life. Now that summer is just around the corner, what ideas do you have planned for your family’s upcoming summer soirees? 

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After riding a few rollercoasters and walking around the many theme parks in Orlando, Cabana Bay Beach Resort is the spot for all the “cool cats” to kick back in style. The newest addition to Universal Studio’s array of resorts offers vacationers a nostalgic experience tracing back to the groovy era of the 60’s, which explored big hair, beach balls, and the good ole’ American family vacation. 


What better way to ring in the New Year than with some “infinite” inspiration? If your 2014 resolutions include building your dream pool than look no further than our blog for inspiration, starting with this incredible Infinity Edge pool.Located in the town of Palm Beach, this Infinity Edge style pool takes a timeless European tradition and sets it against a South Floridian backdrop.

Setting foot onto the deck we’re welcomed by 16”x16” deck pavers with turf grass creating a classic visual pattern. Dominican Coral Stone and chiseled Limestone were selected to frame the perimeter of the pool and for a natural finish to the infinity edge wall. The glass blue tile that fills in the pool floor mirrors the sky and flows right into the vast blue sea. A pair of palms complete the serene setting by providing just enough shade when you need it.

Take a quick dip and play the sparkling video of Van Kirk & Sons’ latest Infinity Edge Pool. 

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Vanilla Ice returns to DIY Network, teaming up with Van Kirk & Sons for another sensational season of the Vanilla Ice Project. As his official pool builder, Van Kirk will show us step by step, how they breathe new life into a backyard space and create the perfect poolside getaway right in the heart of Palm Beach. 

Chill out with Vanilla Ice on DIY Network for the premier of season 5 of the Vanilla Ice Project airing on January 21st.

View the trailer here: http://www.diynetwork.com/the-vanilla-ice-project/show/index.html


A well-designed pool should speak for itself. Van Kirk & Sons’ Roman/Geometric style pools suggests the essence of simplicity and timeless elegance. The symmetrical aesthetic creates clean lines and a design that seems balanced from all angles it can be seen. The perfectly placed palm trees combined with this modern-shaped pool truly comes together to create a beautiful oasis in this Bridges development home in Delray Beach. 

Check out some fantastic photos and a quick, sparkling video of one of Van Kirk & Sons’ latest Roman/Geometric pools. 

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