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 Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
International Women’s Day
Today is International Women’s Day. It’s a day set aside around the world to recognize the achievements of women politically, economically and socially. Some women are choosing to recognize this day by not going work. But not Denise Okun. She is at work today. She’s been coming to work here at Van Kirk & Son’s Pools & Spas for nearly 30 years. Read More
It’s About That Time: Fun Family Swimming Pool Games
Fun Family Swimming Pool Games It’s not summer yet, but in South Florida swim season is pretty much here. It’s the time to start heading out to the pool with the whole family for a swim. Sure, you can relax on the deck while your kids splash around, but don’t be that mom! Participate Read More
Heads or Tails?
The fog from the Super Bowl has lifted in most offices at this point. Late bedtimes made Monday morning a tough one! The talk though, of the big game continues… “Brady is the best.” “Those Patriots!” “Did you see that catch by Edelman?” “The Falcons had them!” And it seems a favorite Read More
Facebook Contest Rules – How Did You Learn to Swim?
1. ENTRY: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contestants will enter by commenting the official posts from August 16th to August 25th of 2016. 2. ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open only to legal U.S. residents, over the age of 18. Employees of Van Kirk & Sons Pool, Inc. (along with its contractors, affiliates, and Read More
How to Train like an Olympic Gold Swimmer
You may not be a gold medal hopeful at the Rio 2016 Olympics, but at least you will be able to train like an Olympic gold swimmer. Swimmers may spend their time competing in the pool, but to improve their performance in the water they need to spend time training on land. This helps to Read More
Summer is Around the Corner! Rules and Regulations
These are the Facebook rules and regulations for Van Kirk & Sons Pools, Inc. contest “Summer is Around the Corner!”: 1. ENTRY: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contestants will enter by sharing the official comment from June13th to June 23rd of 2016. 2. ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open only to legal U.S. residents, Read More
5 Luxury Pool Landscaping Ideas
The true beauty of a custom inground pool is that it is not confined to the same landscaping rules as an above ground pool. You have more scenic options than just building a wooden deck to enjoy your pool. Everything from the shape, to the features (waterfall, fountains, mood lighting and more), to the materials Read More
Swimming: Facts and History (Infographic)
Swimming is a favorite summer activity, Olympic sport, and great form of exercise. Most people enjoy swimming, and this infographic will teach you that swimming is not just a fun sport – it’s an interesting one too.
What the Color of Your Pool Says About You
The color of a pool design is a deep and personal choice. More than any other single facet, the color sets the mood and leaves a subtle yet powerful impression. Does the color of your custom pool say the right things about you? Take this quiz before pool construction begins! Or take a look at Read More
How to Create Van Kirk Resort-Style Pool
Once upon a time, the customization options available to prospective, residential pool buyers or those seeking a remodel were, how shall we put this— limited? You got to choose from three different pool shapes and maybe five different tile and color options. Thankfully, the industry has changed quite a bit since then, and today the Read More
Twenty-five years ago, Denise Okun was a happy customer who just had a pool built in her backyard. During the build, she often invited the owners over for dinner and they created a bond that made them like family. It was no surprise how shortly after, she decided to step into the Van Kirk family Read More
Van Kirk & Sons Glow in the Dark Tiles
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 Read More
Darrell Gwynn Pool Project for Owen Johnson Complete!
On Friday, April 10, 2015, we completed a special pool for the Johnson Family. Six year old Owen Johnson, the catalyst for the entire Darrell Gwynn Pool Project, sustained a spinal cord injury after his family’s van was hit by an intoxicated driver. The crash ended the life of his sister, Hannah, and severely injured Read More
Darrell Gwynn Pool Project for Derek Avilez Complete!
On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, we began digging a pool for a very deserving family with the help of Vanilla Ice and the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. On Friday, March 20, 2015, we completed that pool and Derek took his first dip. Derek Avilez, a volunteer speaker for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s Education & Prevention Program, Read More
Teaming Up with Vanilla Ice to Build 2 Custom Pools for Needy Families
In a season of giving, Rob Van Winkle “Vanilla Ice” and Van Kirk Pools have been moved to do something very special. They have stepped up and partnered with the Darrell Gwynn Foundation to better two families’ lives by building two custom pools free of charge. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is simple – to Read More