BEHIND THE SCENES: Pool Gutter Renovation

December 6, 2019 | Categories: Natare Projects, Pool Equipment & Systems

Pool renovations don’t just consist of fixing a pool’s physical appearance. It also includes the mechanical elements to ensure all parts are working properly and the pool is safe and ready for use. We recently installed our perimeter gutter recirculation system around an activity pool during a renovation at a Nebraska activity center. It is […]

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Pool Surface Renovation

November 27, 2019 | Categories: Natare Projects, Pool Equipment & Systems

The calendar may say it’s fall, but there’s no better time for commercial pool renovations! We recently renovated a concrete recreational swimming pool in New York with our Natatec® PVC membrane lining system. Every year, the pool had to be repainted before it was opened for the season. Now that the PVC membrane has been […]

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BEHIND THE SCENES: What the Inside of a Pool Bulkhead Looks Like

November 22, 2019 | Categories: Natare Projects, Pool Equipment & Systems

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a pool bulkhead looks like? While we were building one in our manufacturing facility, we managed to capture a few photos before it was completed. As you can see, one side has already been covered with the slip-resistant GPM grating and lane markings, while the other side […]

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Pool Bulkhead Travels Overseas

September 6, 2019 | Categories: Natare Projects, Pool Equipment & Systems

Another Natare project has left Indianapolis! This movable swimming pool bulkhead has custom colored grating and lane markings. It was so big that we had to separate it into two (2) shipping containers! Its new home will be in a 50 meter Olympic-sized swimming pool overseas.

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Ten Must-Have Pool Accessories for the Summer

July 20, 2017 | Categories: Pool Equipment & Systems

It’s the middle of July in the Midwest, which means it is hot, hot, HOT! If you’re doing it right, you are spending your weekends at the pool or lake with a group of friends or the kiddos. Check out these ten must-have pool accessories to snag before the summer comes to an end! FLOATING […]

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5 Easy Steps of Evaluation: Should I Renovate or Replace my Bulkhead?

July 10, 2017 | Categories: New Products, Pool Equipment & Systems

First of all, stop stressing out and leave the hard work to the experts. You are not an engineer and you don’t design and manufacture custom pool bulkheads on a daily basis (if you do, ignore this sentence). We expect you to have questions and we are more than happy to answer each one of […]

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Product Spotlight: GPM Grating

June 19, 2017 | Categories: Pool Equipment & Systems

GPM grating is custom fabricated from a marine-grade polymer and is environmentally stabilized to withstand the harshest aquatic conditions. It will not rot, fade, discolor or delaminate. Natare grating resists chipping and cracking and remains unchanged when presented with harsh pool chemicals. A low-maintenance finish eliminates repair and refinishing due to weathering and deterioration and […]

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What You Need to Know When Choosing a Pool Filtration System

June 14, 2017 | Categories: Pool Equipment & Systems

  Before buzz words like “green” and “eco-friendly” were being used, misused and over-used, we were helping facilities save water, save energy, and save money by increasing efficiency and eliminating waste. What energy efficiency really boils down to is saving, and when you’re flushing excess backwash, chemicals and water down the drain, you’re flushing away […]

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Guide to a Clean Pool: Water Distribution with Perimeter Supply Systems

May 1, 2017 | Categories: Pool Equipment & Systems

The proper supply and distribution of clean, filtered water is a primary concern when designing the return system for a commercial swimming pool.  Even the very best filtration system is of little value if treated water is not properly distributed. Read here to learn how to eliminate “dead spots” and have a clear and clean […]

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Flow Velocity and Properly Sizing Drains & Outlets

April 11, 2017 | Categories: Pool Equipment & Systems

When sizing drains, outlets and other openings that provide exiting flow from a swimming pool, spa or water feature, care must be taken to avoid suction entrapment. Excessive velocity and improperly installed or poorly maintained drains can cause serious injury or death. In general, best design practice requires that the velocity of the flow of a […]

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New Records Set at IUPUI Natatorium After Replacing Fiberglass Bulkheads with Natare Bulkheads

March 23, 2017 | Categories: Natare Projects, Pool Equipment & Systems, Press Releases

At NCAAs, Ledecky won the 200-yard free (in a tie with Louisville’s Mallory Comerford), 500-yard free (breaking her American record) and the 1650-yard free. Ledecky’s career consists of five Olympic gold medals, 13 World Records and 30 American Records. (Source: NBCsports) While swimming for the USA Cardinal Swim Club this last season, Ledecky broke nine American Records and 12 NCAA records across […]

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Product Spotlight: Diving Spargers

March 7, 2017 | Categories: Blog, Pool Equipment & Systems

Natare sparger systems produce instant mounds of highly aerated water in the diver’s entry area to help prevent injuries and aid in the learning of complicated dives. How It Works: Sparger systems utilize special stainless steel and PVC sparger nozzles (diffusers) that are installed in the pool floor, directly under the diving boards or platforms. […]

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Common Q&A: NataDek™ Floor & Deck Surfacing

February 8, 2017 | Categories: Pool Equipment & Systems

Ideal for renovation and new construction, NataDek™ easily installs over most pool surfaces including wood, tile, concrete, fiberglass and steel.  Manufactured from a special PVC/polyester composite, NataDek is a resilient, dependable, low- maintenance surface. Compared to carpet, tile, and other materials used in wet environments, NataDek’s non-porous surface prevents the growth of algae, mold and mildew. […]

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Pool Operation and Maintenance: Chemical Balance and Turnover

January 30, 2017 | Categories: Pool Equipment & Systems

Are you a newbie when it comes to swimming pool operation and maintenance? Well, don’t worry because (as I am sure you could have guessed), we’ve been doing this awhile. What follows is just a small portion of information we have gathered over the years on swimming pool operation and maintenance. If you don’t find […]

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Why We Use Perimeter Gutter Systems

December 16, 2016 | Categories: Pool Equipment & Systems

The absence of pool gutters on the end of a course is typically related to the difficulty in designing, forming and casting typical concrete gutters.  The requirement for a flat vertical “parapet” means that including a continuous perimeter gutter using concrete can be costly and time-consuming. However, the use of a stainless steel perimeter system […]

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