Author Archives: Lysti Grassman

Lysti is the Vice President of Pool Pros in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She is a Certified Pool Operator and is currently the lead Poolscape Designer at the company.

Pool Pros Now Building San Juan Fiberglass Pools

Northeast Wisconsin’s first fiberglass pool builder teams up with the world’s first fiberglass pool manufacturer, San Juan Fiberglass Pools! Pool Pros, Wisconsin’s premier fiberglass pool builder,  is now building San Juan Fiberglass Pools! Pool Pros’ Michael Bowers has 20 years in the pool industry, and it was Michael who was the first to recognize the advantages […]

Pool Maintenance: The Basics

Basic Pool Maintenance Schedule ONCE A WEEK: 1: Vacuum the floor and brush walls of the pool. 2: Empty skimmer baskets, pump baskets, and clean tile. 3: Clean cartridge if needed, backwash sand filter to remove dirt and particulate from the filtration system. 4: Shock the pool with 1lb (or 1 bag) of pool shock […]

Pool Horror Stories

As the title states, this article is about swimming pool project horror stories and exemplifies the need for potential pool buyers to research their potentail contractor extensively to avoid these horror stories. The photo above is a Barrier Reef Milano Fiberglass Pool in Midnight Shimmer Color. This pool was built in De Pere, WI by […]

Concrete Pools Hidden Costs

Concrete pools have definite advantages over both fiberglass pools and vinyl pools. Namely, the option to make any size, shape or style you can dream up.  As far as price, concrete falls in the middle with vinyl being the cheapest and fiberglass being the most expensive.  However there are tremendous long term hidden costs associated […]

POOLSCAPE LIGHTING

  Pool lighting and outdoor or landscape lighting are the most overlooked areas of pool projects. The strategic placement of poolscape lighting can take your pool or spa from ordinary to extraordinary. POOL LIGHTING: Most pool lights have the flexibility to be located anywhere throughout the pool. The objective is to avoid placement that leaves […]

Trends in Fiberglass Pools: Small Pools

A trend we have noticed over the last few years is a surge in small sized fiberglass pool sales. There are several advantages to small fiberglass swimming pools. Here is the feedback we received from our clients: Budget Friendly:Smaller pools allow homeowners to spend more on outdoor living spaces and add more features to their pool they may have […]

Hayward Pin Your Pool

Guess what?! Guess what! Guess what! Yours truly, yes me, Lysti Grassman, who hasn’t won a thing in her life, except for a pair of tickets to the Ice Capades back in 1996, that was pretty cool too! Anywho, I won the “Hayward Pools Pin Your Pool Contest!” Okay, so I was one of a […]

Scheduling, how we do it

March is here! Unfortunately winter very defiantly still is too.  Soon however it will be spring, I hope.  Despite the subzero temperatures, the pace of our calls is creeping up.  So I thought this was the perfect time to go over our scheduling practices. Our scheduling is based on a first come first served basis. […]

Hot Tub Care During the Polar Vortex

As I write this, our current “feels like” temp is -23; with these fridge temperatures you need to keep a very close eye on your hot tub.  Because of the sub zero temperatures we’ve had for the past few weeks, it is more important than ever to ensure your spa is running properly.  In the […]

Top 5 Mistakes Installing An Above Ground Pool

Posted by Lysti Grassman Avoid these common mistakes when building your above ground pool. Mistake 1:      Building up the low areas with dirt taken from the higher areas.  This is probably the top mistake we see people make.  If you are pushing the dirt around to level out the site for the pool, eventually the dirt will […]