We are very pleased to announce that American Pools and Spas has joined our team to construct the swimming pool for Green Builder® VISION House Orlando 2008. After an extensive selection process, American Pools and Spas is the obvious choice for the VISION House Orlando project. Not only are they one of the most respected pool builders in Florida, they're also widely recognized as the market leader in the Florida pool and spa industry. As members of the National Association of Home Builders, American Pools and Spas is committed to constructing a beautiful swimming pool for VISION House using fine products such as Pebble Tec pool finishing material, SAm and SAL lighting, Pentair IntelliTouch automation, and others. And just as importantly, the pool will be built in a manner that demonstrates environmentally friendly pool construction principles.
To ensure the VISION House Orlando swimming pool satisfies the green standards defined by the Florida Green Building Coalition, American Pools and Spas will incorporate the following construction principles into the pool's design: salt chlorine sanitation (Pentair IntelliChlor), oversized cartridge filter and piping, solar heat technology (Superior Solar), and high performance variable speed pumps (Pentair IntelliFlo 4x160). It's important to note that American Pools and Spas has chosen to install the most advanced energy efficient pumps available on the market. The Pentair IntelliFlo pump employs an advanced motor and microprocessor to ensure the pump operates at the exact power level needed, and no harder. The result is energy consumption savings up to 90% or higher!
American Pools and Spas is not content with simply meeting the FGBC green standards, but instead, they've willfully chosen to far exceed the standards in their construction of the VISION House Orlando pool. For example, American Pools and Spas will install an oversized Pentair diatomaceous earth filter to capture microscopic contaminants as small as 3 - 5 microns! DE filters also minimize flow restrictions which translates into a decreased amount of required pumping power to achieve a needed flow rate. The net result is reduced energy consumption.
American Pools and Spas has also chosen to install an advanced Paramount PV3 automatic in-floor pool cleaning and circulation system. The installation of the PV3 will be custom designed for the VISION House swimming pool to ensure a minimum of 99% of the pool is always cleaned. In addition, the circulation capabilities of the PV3 system provide additional environmentally friendly attributes. Ordinary pools circulate water near the surface of the pool where chemicals and heat are quickly lost into the atmosphere. This often leads to wasted chemicals, wasted heat energy, and poorly circulated algae-prone areas throughout the pool. However, these problems are eliminated by efficient water circulation generated by the PV3 system. The net result is lower operating costs in maintaining the pool by reducing the amount of chemicals and heat energy lost to the atmosphere, not to mention cleaner and healthier pool water!
The Paramount Clear O3 water purification system is the final environmentally friendly component to be installed by American Pools and Spas. By adding the Clear O3 system to the VISION House swimming pool, ozone is generated in the pool thereby creating a water cleaning process similar to the process for purifying bottled water, and it also reduces the demand for pool chemicals by up to 70%. By introducing ozone into the pool's pump, chlorinated compounds are removed from the pool which in turn increases the lifespan of the pool filter and other pool equipment.
Clearly, American Pools and Spas is committed to constructing an exemplary swimming pool for the VISION House Orlando project....an impressive demonstration of how a swimming pool can be both glamorous and environmentally friendly at the same time. We welcome the fine and talented employees of American Pools and Spas to the VISION House Orlando project and we look forward to everything we will learn from them as they build an exceptional environmentally friendly swimming pool.
To learn more about American Pools and Spas, please visit www.american-pools.com