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Latest Trends in Swimming Pools

Are you looking to build a pool? If yes, then you can learn here the latest trends in swimming pools. Currently, there are innovative new trends in swimming pool remodeling and construction which have made pools unique, original, and tailored. These changes are centered on more luxury and less maintenance. Some of the most popular swimming pool trends include:

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Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Starts Construction on Lion Country Safari Water Feature Expansion!

Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas recently started construction on a new water attraction, featuring a wading pool and interactive water play structure, at Lion Country Safari, located in West Palm Beach, Florida! Ranked as one of the “10 Best Wildlife Parks” in USA Today’s “10Best” Reader’s Choice contest and winner of the 2017 Providencia Award, the top tourism award for Palm Beach County, Lion Country Safari offers guests an incredible opportunity to explore Florida’s only drive-through safari and walk-through amusement park.

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Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Were One of the Sponsors For The Amazing Bee’s Festival in Boca Raton!

Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas were one of many sponsors for The Amazing Bee’s Festival at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton, Florida! The event was organized by Yoel Silber and showcased other children friendly acts like Zumbini, the children’s version of Zumba, Capoeira Karkara, a kid’s karate school and much more! Other sponsors for the event included Storm Tight Windows, Taverna Trela, Sprint, MD Now Urgent Care and Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital.

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Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Employee Sponsors and Donates to Jack & Jill Children Center Event Bowl For Change!

Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Employee Dave Ross donated his time and resources benefitting Jack & Jill Children’s Center this past Saturday at a Bowl For Change event in Fort Lauderdale. The event was setup him and his girlfriend and the turnout they say was extraordinary.

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Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Featured Again On The Vanilla Ice Project This Saturday Aug. 18th

The episode we have all been waiting for on "The Vanilla Ice Project" is scheduled to air this weekend, as Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas will be prominently featured on the hit TV show Saturday, August 18th. This year an array of projects Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas constructed all over the South Florida landscape is being explored.

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Van Kirk & Sons Pools and Spas Everything goes just swimmingly

When not rapping, Vanilla Ice buys houses and flips them after extensive enhancements and upgrades in which he won't settle for less than top quality.

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Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Employees Donate to Hard Hats & High Heels for Habitat for Humanity

Earlier this month Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas employees Walter Garcia and Jonathan Schulter attended the 3rd annual Hard Hats & High Heels Cocktail Reception for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami at the East, Miami at Brickell City Centre. Attendees were in full force and they had live donations as beneficiaries from the program told their amazing stories of how Habit for Humanity changed their lives. "We are just so thankful for Habitat for Humanity for turning our life in a new direction" one beneficiary cried out as dozens of listeners were suede to donate right then and there.

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Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Family Daughter Highlighted in Voyage Miami Magazine Blog

Since I was 12 years old I knew my dream was to become a chiropractor. I did however not know how much I would fall in love, not only with my profession but with the ability to treat families which lead me down the path of Prenatal and Pediatric care. I attended the University of Florida then completed my Doctorate at Logan Chiropractic. I was blessed my first and current job allowed me to create the practice of my dreams. I started off seeing 3 patients a day and felt I couldn't see any growth.

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Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Receives 10 Year Anniversary Award from CASF

Earlier his month, Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas were presented with a plaque to commemorate 10 years of participation in the Construction Association of South Florida (CASF). Roger Clavelli, Senior Estimator for the Commercial Department who has been with Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas for nearly the beginning of it's existence in 1975, was truly honored. "To be a part of CASF for 10 years just shows how dedicated we are to these industry associations and we will continue to participate for the next 10 years and even more!" Roger stated. Jonathan Schulter, Director of Marketing for Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas says more participation for these types of industry associations are going to be the norm moving forward. "When I was hired by Tim and Bobby (Van Kirk) we came to an agreement that more focus has to be payed to these types of events and associations and I think we are making terrific steps in what is already a well-established path!"

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Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Donates To The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation At The South Florida's Finest Gala In Fort Lauderdale.

A jammed packed evening with food, drinks, fun, and donating lead the night as Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the South Florida's Finest Gala at the Hilton in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this past weekend. Jonathan Schulter the Marketing Director for Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas joined Tiffany Comunale, one of the 21 other nominees who were honored as South Florida's Finest Gala which hosted the event. "It was an incredible thrill to be nominated for such an impactful recognition. It's really great to give back!" Tiffany said. For the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Realtor, it was a pleasant surprise she was nominated. "I didn't realize I would be nominated and then out of nowhere I found out, it was great".

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Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Sponsors Broker Open House
with Lifestyle Magazine

For one particular open house in Plantation, Florida clients were gushing about how extraordinary the house and pool were constructed as Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas sponsored Broker's Open House with Lifestyle Magazine last week. The event brought in numerous prospective buyers, professional elites, as well as some experts in luxury design and smart home technologies. Marketing Director Jonathan Schulter was in attendance representing Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas in which owner Bobby Van Kirk designed and created the pool featured in the backyard.

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Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Sponsor "A Concert Salute
to Our Veterans for Legends Radio"

Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas were so happy to sponsor a terrific event "A Concert Salute to Our Veterans" for Legends Radio this past weekend as American Pop Icon and Songwriter from the 50's and 60's Connie Francis graced the stage once again as a tribute to our veterans. According to numerous sources Connie Francis began performing as early as 1968 during the Vietnam War. "I have never in my life felt more needed before or since," says Francis in a 2013 interview with Mark Voger of NJ Advanced Media for NJ.com.

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Van Kirk & Sons Employee and His Family Participates
and Donates to MADD Dash 5K

What was supposed to be an ordinary Sunday morning turned into an incredibly fulfilling occasion as the Marketing Director for Van Kirk and Son's Pools & Spas in Deerfield Beach, Florida Jonathan Schulter participated and donated to the 10th annual Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 5K Dash in Fort Lauderdale. He was accompanied by his family including his half-brother Michael Schaefer, who works for Art's Plumbing AC Electric. One of their employee's daughter tragically lost her life at the hands of a drunk driver who was on the wrong side of the Sawgrass Expressway.

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Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Donates to Jaguar Athletics Performance Program

A simple Facebook message reaching out for donations touched the Van Kirk & Sons family hearts as Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas were able to give a donation and awarded sponsorship for the Jaguar Athletics Performance program in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.

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The Best Kind of Pool to Compliment Your Outdoor Kitchen

No matter what time of year it is, you love to entertain! However, indoor parties always got so crowded and you spent so much time in the kitchen that you missed out on all the fun. That's why you took the party outside and installed a beautiful outdoor kitchen. Not only did you expand your living space and increase the value of your home, but you can now fully prepare meals in an open-air setting and still be a part of the action.

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Health Benefits of Owning a Spa

For thousands of years, people have flocked to hot springs and spas to enjoy a luxurious soak in the soothing water. Roman baths were a mainstay of ancient Roman culture, used on a daily basis to relax the muscles and as a means of socialization. Today, many people install spas in their own backyards for the very same reason, but recent studies have shown that the benefits of spa ownership also extend to your health. At Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas, we want to help you achieve optimum health, so take a look at the top 4 reasons why owning a spa may be just what the doctor ordered.

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How to Choose the Perfect Custom Pool Shape

If you're getting ready to install a custom luxury pool on your property, one of the most significant decisions you'll have to make is what shape it should take. Having a new pool constructed in your backyard by Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas can be great for entertaining friends, playing with your family, exercising, or de-stressing after a long day at work. The size and shape of your new custom swimming pool will depend greatly on how you plan to use it and the size of the space it's going in.

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Amazing Design Ideas for Your Custom Pool

You have been dreaming of building a pool on your property for as long as you can remember. Now that the time has finally come to bring your vision to life, you want to make the most of it. While you like the classic design of a simple, rectangular pool, there are so many design options out there that can help turn an ordinary pool space into a relaxing oasis of luxury and tranquility. Here are some amazing design ideas you should take into consideration before getting started on your long-awaited pool project.

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Top 10 Pool Trends To Watch Out For In 2018

Are you considering building or reconstructing your own pool? Fortunately, there's much more to the shape and size of your pool. Ambiance is a priority when building a pool, it sets the right mood and compliments the architecture and landscape. New pool trends pervading across the industry are offering more features that add more individuality and pizazz to your pool or spa design.

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They Survived Six Hours In A Pool As A Wildfire Burned
Their Neighborhood To The Ground

Jan Pascoe and her husband, John, were trapped. The world was on fire, and Jan was hyperventilating from fear. Then they remembered their neighbors' pool.

"You've got to calm down, Jan," she told herself. "You can't go underwater and hyperventilate."

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Swimming Pool with Waterslides & Lazy River At Jupiter Residence

One of the grandest of them all, this pool is proof positive that— if you can dream it— Van Kirk & Sons can build it. This wondrous oasis is literally, "the best of both worlds." An incredibly spacious main pool, with multiple sitting and shade areas, connects seamlessly to a kid's area replete with its very own island, dueling slides, footbridges and lookout towers.

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Feng Shui Fountain Design

The purpose of the customer's water feature was to promote prosperity and good fortune in the Career Path/ Business section of their home. We needed to create a pond that could hold animal life as well as encompass the desired feng shui features our customers desired. The product: a magnificent fountain built as a shrine to the Yellow Dzambhala, bringer of wealth and prosperity; empowered by the Koi fish and North position. All of the components as well as the elements of the design were based on Black Sect Feng Shui practices.

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Multiple Swimming Pools At Soho Beach House In Miami

Soho Beach House opened in Miami Beach in 2010, on the site of the historic Sovereign hotel. Our new private members club has been entirely redesigned and expanded to include a 16-story oceanfront tower.

Renovation and new construction of two very stylish swimming pools and spa. The swimming pool is accented with infinity edge gutter system, custom tile and grates. On the 8thFloor you'll find a Stainless Steel Swim Spa...

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Hurricane Irma Storm Pool Prep

With the hurricane approaching, here is some information from FSPA on how to prepare your pool for the storm before it makes landfall.

Do not drain your pool
Keeping sufficient water levels in your pool provides the important weight to hold the sides and bottom in...

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Take The "Pee" Out Of Pool

Is Peeing in the Pool Dangerous?
Raise your hand if you have ever peed in your pool? Or somebody else's for that matter? Relieving yourself in a pool is acceptable to some. There are many who believe it's harmless. How may times have you heard, "the chlorine will kill the germs." Hmm, well apparently that's not 100% accurate…I know…gross!

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The World's Best Hotel Pools

The pools at these hotels elevate them to destinations in their own right. Featuring views of elephants roaming the horizon, a base carved out of natural rock, or a feeling of floating above a jungle, these hotel pools are, without a doubt, among the best in the world.

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Time To Renovate Your Pool

Four Reasons You May Need to Renovate Your Pool
Maybe you've had your pool for a long time, maybe a storm caused some damage, or maybe you're just looking for a change of appearance. If you have a pool, it's likely that there will come a time when you will want to renovate it. Investing in good quality equipment and hiring high quality pool builders will help prolong the life of your pool...

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Walk Out On Cancer

Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Walks Out on Cancer
Today at 12:15 pm people stood up, chairs were pushed in, emails were left unanswered and all of us here at Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas made the choice to walk out on cancer.

For just a few minutes in our crazy day we took a time out to recognize those who are fighting and those whose fight has ended too soon against the ugly disease.

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