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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, […]

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How to Close a Swimming Pool for the Winter

How to Close a Swimming Pool for the Winter

All good things must come to an end. After a fun summer season with your personal swimming pool, winter will inevitably arrive and along with it, the task of closing the pool for winter. It might seem easy enough to simply throw a cover over your pool and call it a day, but doing this will only cause […]
4 Tips for Fall Pool Maintenance

4 Tips for Fall Pool Maintenance

With summer gone and winter right around the corner, keeping your pool in tip-top shape isn’t likely at the top of your to-do list. However, by staying on top of your fall pool maintenance, not only can you make your workload much easier, but you can also have peace of mind knowing it will be […]
5 Pool Safety Tips to Keep the Whole Family Safe

5 Pool Safety Tips to Keep the Whole Family Safe

Having a swimming pool is fantastic fun for your entire family! It is great to have a space to relax and play on long hot, summer days, and it is definitely one of the best places to make special memories with your family and friends. However, with pool ownership comes the duty of making sure […]
The Difference Between Hot Tubs & Spas in Reno, NV

The Difference Between Hot Tubs & Spas in Reno, NV

If you are thinking about adding a hot tub or spa to your home, you have a lot of options available in Reno, NV. There are many designs to choose from, which enables you to find one that will fit your needs. Of all the choices you have, the first choice you will need to make is […]
5 Pool Safety Tips to Keep the Whole Family Safe

Must-Have Pool Features

Swimming pools are great additions to any backyard oasis. But most people don’t want just an ordinary pool, they want an experience. Robert Allen Pools and Spas offers all the amazing features you want to make your water feature ideas a reality. There is a pool accessory to fit every need. Pool Slides If you […]
Five Things to Consider Before You Buy a Pool

Five Things to Consider Before You Buy a Pool

Installing a swimming pool here in Reno can be a large investment, so it’s smart to use a checklist to make sure it will work out and bring you the results you want. Here are five key considerations. What Type of Pool Do You Need? If you want a pool for relaxing with children, it […]
Choosing Saltwater or Chlorine for Your Custom Built Pool

Choosing Saltwater or Chlorine for Your Custom Built Pool

Congratulations on getting a custom built pool! Now it's time to choose which type of pool system you want to be installed, saltwater or chlorinated. Here is a list of pros and cons for each type, but regardless of which way you go, you’ll be joyfully swimming in your own backyard in no time. Custom Pool […]
What Pool Cover Is Best for You?

What Pool Cover Is Best for You?

One of the most important items you can buy for your pool is a high-quality pool cover, which leaves you with a choice: Which pool cover is best for your swimming pool? Safety Pool Cover Safety pool covers, unsurprisingly, are designed primarily around safety, which is why they are a popular choice for families with children […]
What to Look for in a Pool Contractor

What to Look for in a Pool Contractor

So you’ve made the decision to put a pool in. Congratulations! Soon you’ll be turning your yard into your own little oasis, and increasing the value of your home at the same time. Putting in a pool is no small decision, and like most people, you probably want it done just right. The first and […]
Accessories to Liven up Your Pool Space

Accessories to Liven up Your Pool Space

If you’re looking for a way to make the cold days of winter not so gloomy, why not start planning for the summer? And what better way to do that than to find new accessories for your pool? Here are 3 accessories your pool can’t do without this summer. 1. A Poolside Organizer You have floats, toys, […]