Author Archives: James Staten


A Swimming Pool can add Value to your Tampa Home!

Posted on: August 8, 2013 by James Staten


Increase the Value to your Home by adding a Swimming Pool! Before investing in a major custom upgrade – such as a swimming pool – a lot of homeowners wonder how much value the purchase will add to their home. With warm and moderate temperatures blanketing Florida most of the year, a swimming pool will [...]

Forget Marco Polo: Try These Exciting Swimming Pool Games!

Posted on: July 26, 2013 by James Staten

While Marco Polo has been a classic pool game for generations, it’s time to splash into some fresh water games. The next time you throw a pool party for your kids and their friends, feel free to introduce these exciting games! Paper boat race. This pool game is unique because it incorporates arts and crafts [...]

The Ancient History of Swimming Pools

Posted on: July 19, 2013 by James Staten

With all the filters, decorations, and accessories available, it’s tempting to think of swimming pools as a modern convenience. However, the truth is that swimming has fascinated the human race for centuries. In fact, the history of swimming dates back all the way to ancient Egypt. Though our ancestors lacked electricity, they were able to [...]

Swimming Pool Safety Tips

Posted on: July 12, 2013 by James Staten

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 10 people die each day from unintentional drowning. Tragically, an estimated 20 percent of these victims are children 14 years old or younger. Fortunately, there are many practical precautions you can take to keep your swimming pool a safe and enjoyable place for your family [...]


Pool Party Ideas that Will Impress Your Friends

Posted on: July 5, 2013 by James Staten


For children and adults alike, lounging by the swimming pool is one of the most exciting summer activities. Inviting your neighbors, friends, and coworkers over for a pool party is a great way to socialize and keep everyone cool when the sun is blazing. Be sure to make a splash by brainstorming a fun theme [...]


15 Really Cool Swimming Pools!

Posted on: June 28, 2013 by James Staten


There are people throughout the world that love their swimming pools almost as much as they love their homes. Whether they’re looking for a great centerpiece for their backyard or simply want to make sure they swim in luxury, many homeowners are getting very creative with their swimming pool designs. Boasting impressive creativity and innovation, [...]

How to Prevent Pool Algae in the Summer Heat

Posted on: June 21, 2013 by James Staten

Summer is here! You change into your bathing suit, excited to jump into the water and cool off on this hot, blistering day. As you walk out of your living room into the back yard, you accelerate to a slow jog, preparing to jump into the water and then – STOP! You can’t jump in [...]

Benefits of Adding a Waterfall to Your Pool

Posted on: June 14, 2013 by James Staten

Looking to give your pool that special addition? Adding a waterfall to your swimming pool is an great way to enhance your pool experience. By simply adding a waterfall, your pool transforms from a simple body of water into a almost-a-spa in your backyard. It truly is that “wow” factor that you may always wanted. [...]

Why You Should Invest in LED Lights for Your Swimming Pool

Posted on: June 7, 2013 by James Staten

One of the most important visual areas of your swimming pool is the light system you choose to have installed. While most pool builders have traditionally used white incandescent light and halogen light bulbs throughout the years, LED color changing lights are becoming one of the most popular choices today – and for good reason! [...]


Tampa Pool Builders- Completed Pool with Video

Posted on: May 19, 2013 by James Staten


I love it when a plan comes together. It is amazing to see a thought of a new swimming pool transform into a real construction project, and then a real completed swimming pool. I have attached some photos and a video of our latest completed pool in Tampa to share our joy in this transformation. [...]

By adding stacked ledgerstone to this wall, the client has seriously upgraded their feature.

Tampa Pool Builders – New Pool Design Tip

Posted on: April 14, 2013 by James Staten

By adding stacked ledgerstone to this wall, the client has seriously upgraded their feature.

At Olympus Pools Inc, we consider ourselves to be the Tampa pool builders that approach each new pool design with a sense of creativity. It is very easy when designing your pool to add a bunch of features to make your new pool standout. The key is, can you add special features without breaking the [...]


Tampa Pool Builders- Steps of Construction

Posted on: April 7, 2013 by James Staten


As Tampa pool builders, we know there is no better feeling than to plunge into your new swimming pool. Tampa pool builders have made having your own backyard pool an easy and pleasant decision. Qualified swimming pool builders take the headache out of swimming pool construction, as they create the ultimate oasis of relaxation for your [...]

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New Pool Construction Tampa- The pool lifestyle

Posted on: by James Staten

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This week our construction staff is working with several clients in the Tampa area who are building a new pool, and have owned a pool before. It got me to thinking perhaps the reason some families don’t have a pool, is because they don’t know what they are missing. What a phenomenon. New pool construction [...]

Earnest Hemingway pool in Key West Florida

Tampa Pool Builders share great pool story

Posted on: March 31, 2013 by James Staten

Earnest Hemingway pool in Key West Florida

One of the greatest pool building stories hails from Key West, Florida. As you may know the great American author Earnest Hemingway spent many of his glory years roaming the streets of Historic Key West. Stories of his local adventures could fill volumes. However we want to share one lesser known story related to swimming pool [...]

Tampa Pool Builders share new pool construction building times

Tampa Pool Builders share current permitting times

Posted on: March 29, 2013 by James Staten

Tampa Pool Builders share new pool construction building times

Your Tampa Pool Builders: Olympus Pools had the pleasure of applying for new pool construction permits to three different building departments today. We thought this would be a great opportunity to share the current permit review times for new pool construction and pool builders in Tampa, Land o Lakes, and Bradenton.  Now depending on where [...]