One of the most exciting things for me about the design of our new web site is this blog feature. From time to time I will be posting information about our company, product developments, and industry trends. I hope you will find the posts useful.
Let me start by introducing myself, I am Gregg Galati currently the owner and president of Galati Pools & Spas. Being the youngest of the five children that traveled to Albany and used the pool that day it is safe to say I’ve been working at this business in one capacity or another for most of my life. Most of you know me — but some of you I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet. As you can imagine, I can’t be on every service call or in the retail store every hour we are open and I certainly could not run this business on my own, luckily I am fortunate to have a great staff who have been here with me for many years, have lots of experience and — I am sure you have witnessed and will agree — are all dedicated to caring for your pools and spas.
In closing, I want to extend my sincerest thanks to all of you for your continued support and business through out all these years. We all look forward to being here for you in the years to come.
Things have really heated up quickly this May. It looks as though May 2015 is going to finish as the second hottest on record. This coming after a winter that seemed as though it would never end as it continued well into April. Between the quick rise in temperatures and Memorial Day coming a week early this year it has been a scramble for us and you to get all the pools ready for the season. Our crews are doing their best to get to everyone as quickly as possible and our store staff is always available to help answer the questions of those of you who do it yourselves.
When considering an in-ground vinyl swimming pool for your yard it is important to evaluate the quality of the materials and methods that will be used in the construction process. Also of paramount importance will the reputation, reliability, and experience level of the company and its employees that will be building your pool. Once those things have met your satisfaction it’s on to what I consider to be the fun things – how will your pool look.
There are four main factors that will affect the overall look of your finished pool. First of course is the shape, will you go with a traditional rectangle or a free form shape. Next think about how you will want the steps to look. Will you choose the acrylic/fiberglass units that have been popular throughout the 70s, 80s, and 90s? Or will you choose the more modern and contemporary look of having the liner go over the steps yielding a more uniform and matching look to your pool. Then comes the edging often referred to as the pool coping. Will you go with a traditional white or grey aluminum, which are very cost effective when pouring a concrete deck? The other option is to have your decking material be it stone, brick pavers, wood, or even concrete, continue right to the edge of the pool giving the decking a more seamless look. And finally comes choice of the liner. The options here range from the more traditional blue, to tile and pebble looks, to even light gray or brown, which give the water a subtler Caribbean aqua look.
Whatever your taste are we at Galati Pools are here to help guide you in designing the swimming pool of your dreams.