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Hot Tub Bliss in Reno’s Unique Climate: A Guide to the Perfect Soak

Nestled between the Sierra Nevada mountains and the high desert, Reno's climate presents a unique opportunity for hot tub enthusiasts. At Robert Allen Pools, we understand the value a hot tub adds to your home and well-being, especially in a city known for its diverse weather patterns. This guide will explore the numerous benefits of […]

Tips for Hosting the Greatest Pool Party in the Neighborhood

It's almost spring, which means summer is just around the corner. And what better way to celebrate the season than by hosting a pool party! Whether you have a pool of your own or just access to one, there's no denying the appeal of a good old-fashioned pool party. So, grab your swim trunks, sunscreen, […]

Longevity of Luxury: The Life Expectancy of Bullfrog Spas

Understanding the Lifespan of Your Bullfrog Spa: A Wise Investment for Homeowners When it comes to enhancing your home with a touch of luxury and relaxation, a Bullfrog Spa is often a top choice for many homeowners. But how long can you expect your Bullfrog Spa to last? At Robert Allen Pools and Spas, we […]

How to Take Care of a Pool During Winter: 8 Off-Season Pool Care Tips

You swim your heart out all summer, but during the fall and cooler weather, it’s time to take care of your pool for the off-season. Once you’ve prepared your pool by draining its water and covering it, follow these tips to keep your pool in good shape for next season. 1. Check Pipes and Motorized […]

Transforming Your Backyard With a Custom Pool From Robert Allen Pools & Spas

Who has not had the dream of turning their backyard into a sanctuary, a personal retreat? A space that's not just a lawn and a few plants but a luxurious escape. Imagine slipping into a custom swimming pool, the water perfect against your skin, or perhaps sinking into a warm hot tub under a canopy […]

A Review of Bullfrog Spas From Robert Allen Pools & Spas

When you invest in your wellness with a Bullfrog Spa, you're not just purchasing a portable hot tub; you're opening the door to an unparalleled, customizable spa experience that fits seamlessly into your lifestyle. Bullfrog Spas, available at Robert Allen Pools & Spas, are the epitome of innovative design, comfort, and portability, revolutionizing the way you […]
Essential Pool Maintenance Tips for Reno Homeowners

Essential Pool Maintenance Tips for Reno Homeowners

Maintaining a pool or spa in the Reno area comes with its own unique set of challenges. From the hot summers to the occasional cold snaps, it's crucial to provide proper care to keep your aquatic haven pristine and enjoyable throughout the year. At Robert Allen Pools and Spas, we understand the specific needs of pool […]
Bullfrog vs. Jacuzzi: A Complete 2023 Guide

Bullfrog vs. Jacuzzi: A Complete 2023 Guide

In the luxurious world of spas and hot tubs, two names stand out among the rest: Bullfrog Spas and Jacuzzi. Both are reputable brands offering a high level of quality, but each one has its unique advantages. In this guide, we'll delve into the intricacies of these brands, focusing on the key areas that make […]
The 4 Essential Pool and Spa Maintenance Supplies Every Pro Must Possess in Reno

The 4 Essential Pool and Spa Maintenance Supplies Every Pro Must Possess in Reno

Attention, esteemed Reno pool and spa maintenance professionals! Are you ready to unlock your true potential and excel in the world of pool maintenance in Reno? Get ready to discover the essential supplies that will revolutionize your game. In this informative guide, we reveal four must-have items that will streamline your operations, deliver outstanding results, […]
You’ve made the decision to add a swimming pool or spa to create your own backyard oasis, congratulations! In addition to deciding on the design elements of your new pool or spa, there are also laws required by the state of Nevada that must be met. But don’t worry, we have you covered. Our professional staff will help you make your new swimming pool in the Reno, Nevada area safe and beautiful. In order to keep everyone safe around a pool or spa, there are several safety requirements in Nevada. These requirements cover both in-ground and above ground pools, spas, and hot tubs and they must include: A barrier at least 48 inches above the finished ground level that is measured on the side of the barrier that faces away from the pool with a 2 inch maximum vertical clearance between grade and the bottom of the barrier. There can’t be any openings in the barrier large enough to allow a 4-inch diameter sphere to pass through it. There can’t be any indentations or protrusions except for the normal construction tolerances and masonry joints. The spacing between the vertical slats in the barrier must be no more than 1-3/4 inches wide. This includes decorative cutouts as well. Where the barrier is composed of horizontal and vertical members and the distance between the tops of the horizontal members is 45 inches or more, spacing between vertical members shall not exceed 4 inches. The maximum mesh size for chain link fences is 2-1/4 inch square unless the fence has slats at the top or bottom which reduces the openings to no more than 1-3/4 inch square. If the barrier is composed of diagonal members, such as lattice fencing, the openings formed must not exceed 1-3/4 inches. All access gates must comply with the same requirements as the barriers and must include: A door that can accommodate a locking device. Opens away from the pool. Has a self-latching device located on the pool side of the gate at least three inches below the top of the gate. No more than a 1/2 inch opening between the gate and the fence. If the wall of a dwelling unit is part of the barrier and includes a door: Your pool must have a power safety cover that is in compliance with ASTM F1346 or; A sensor must be installed on the door and screen that emits a sound when the door is opened. The alarm should sound different than other household sounds. Although there are quite a few regulations for Nevada pool and spa owners, we are here to help you make sure your new pool is safe and secure. Contact us and we can help you get started designing the pool or spa of your dreams.

Swimming Pool Requirements in Nevada: Updated 2023

You’ve made the decision to add a swimming pool or spa to create your own backyard oasis, congratulations! In addition to deciding on the design elements of your new pool or spa, there are also laws required by the state of Nevada that must be met. But don’t worry, we have you covered. Our professional staff […]
Maintaining Your Bullfrog Spa

Maintaining Your Bullfrog Spa

Your hot tub takes care of you by providing a rejuvenating place to escape right at home. Like many, you want your soothing oasis to perform optimally so it’s always ready when you are. To function properly, your BullFrog Spa will require straightforward hot tub maintenance.  Luckily, BullFrog designs each model with you in mind. […]
Robert Allen Pools Has Your Bullfrog Spa Covered

Robert Allen Pools Has Your Bullfrog Spa Covered

Reno is one of the best places to own a hot tub. After hitting the slopes, there’s nothing like a deep soak to rejuvenate muscles and recount the action from the day. And in these summer months, the evenings cool off enough to unwind with the setting sun.  Robert Allen Pools & Spas is the […]
What Are the Requirements and Regulations for Outdoor Hot Tubs in Nevada?

What Are the Requirements and Regulations for Outdoor Hot Tubs in Nevada?

A pool is a major investment, and finally taking the plunge to install one is an exciting time. However, planning to put a Bullfrog spa, custom hot tub, or pool in your backyard isn’t something that everyone is an expert in. The team at Robert Allen Pools is available to help you every step of […]
12 Reasons to Buy a Hot Tub Today

12 Reasons to Buy a Hot Tub Today

If you are on the fence about splurging on a hot tub, know that you are not alone. Here is a list of 12 benefits to make you certain about purchasing a Bullfrog Spa from the team here at the local Reno spa company, Robert Allen Pools and Spas. What We Do Why Bullfrog Spas Is A […]
Which Hot Tub and Spa Will Best Suit Your Lifestyle?

Which Hot Tub and Spa Will Best Suit Your Lifestyle?

Not all hot tubs and spas are made the same as they are each designed to serve different needs and wants based on your lifestyle. With that in mind, it’s important to think about what you are expecting from your custom hot tub or spa and how you plan to use it. Is your spa […]
What Kind of Custom Swimming Pool Style Works Best for You?

What Kind of Custom Swimming Pool Style Works Best for You?

Are you getting ready to have a custom pool installed in Reno? Before you jump right in, let’s talk about your dream pool for a moment. When you see it in your mind, what does it look like? Does it have a traditional look or is it more sleek and modern? Is it a curved […]
When Should I Open My Pool?

When Should I Open My Pool?

If you are a pool owner that lives in an area with four seasons, you have asked yourself when should I open my pool? Fortunately for you, I have come up with a multitude of factors to consider when deciding when to open your pool. Your pool opening should be as painless as possible and […]
How to Estimate Hot Tub Cost Before Purchase

How to Estimate Hot Tub Cost Before Purchase

For most people, cost plays a large role in whether or not they own a hot tub. Often, people assume that a high-quality hot tub is outside of their budget, and they don’t even consider it. Others believe that they can purchase a low-end, cheap model and get the same results as a top-of-the-line spa. […]
How to Open a Pool in the Spring: Tips and Tricks

How to Open a Pool in the Spring: Tips and Tricks

If you own a pool, you know how exciting it is once spring rolls around. That means the weather starts to warm up and it’s time to get ready to jump into the pool. But knowing how to open a pool in the spring is important.  Think about it: Your pool has been sitting untouched […]
Top 3 Swim Spots in Nevada

Top 3 Swim Spots in Nevada

Nevada isn’t just known for being the entertainment capital of the U.S.--the state is also home to some of the most gorgeous swimming spots around. We can think of few better ways to spend a hot summer day than visiting one of Nevada’s famous swimming holes! Check out some of our top picks for the […]