About Me

My pool ownership journey

Paul photo

I’ve owned and experienced various types and sizes of swimming pools over my lifetime.

While I may not have been responsible for setting up and maintaining my first pool, I was single-handedly responsible for taking it down at the ripe old age of 7!

PSA, if you ever see a bulge in the frame of an above-ground pool DO NOT kick it.

As I got a little bit older and wiser, I purchased my first above-ground pool in 2011. This time, the responsibility was all mine. Living in Florida, having some form of pool shifts from being a luxury to a necessity!

Swimming pool with molly and kids in it.

After years of trial and error, learning about pool equipment, water chemistry and poolside landscaping, I found myself yearning for the real deal – an INGROUND pool!

Finally, just a short 10 years later, I made that dream come true. I now get to enjoy my own backyard paradise, and I love sharing my experience with others.

My pool crew

I’m happily married to my amazing wife, and I’m a proud father to 3 awesome kids; 2 boys and 1 girl.

We’ve also got a beautiful Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever mix named Molly who loves the pool as much as any of us!

Molly playing on the sun shelf

We live in a semi-rural but still within arms reach of suburbia outside of Jacksonville, FL.

Our pool is a custom-built freeform pool that features a sun shelf, color-changing light, and a waterfall. We have an awesome paver deck with some relaxing landscaping and lighting that I installed myself!

Pool at night with lighting and landscaping.

Hopefully, you’ll enjoy following along with our journey as you enjoy yours. I’ll be covering cleaning, maintenance, installations using various tools, and fun accessories.

Know that I only recommend products that I’ve fully vetted and is of good quality.

Feel free to drop me a line at [email protected] with suggestions, product review requests, or maintenance questions