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    How to Measure and Order a Replacement Vinyl Pool Liner

    By Bill
    Over the lifespan of your pool, you may need or want to replace your vinyl liner. This is a great way to instantly change the look of your pool and give it a quick face lift. But the most important way to ensure your replacement liner installs properly and easily is by making sure your measurements are accurate for a precise fit for your pool's specific dimensions. 
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    2019 Cover Photo Contest Rules & Guidelines

    By Laci
    WE'RE SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT IT’S {FINALLY} TIME FOR ROYAL SWIMMING POOLS ANNUAL COVER PHOTO CONTEST! Have eye for detail? Did you catch a perfect moment? We want to see it! Showcase your beautiful pool covered up and protected for Winter or opening during the Spring!
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    Pool Base Materials: Portland, Vermiculite, and Pre-Mix Pool Krete

    By Laci
    I know, I wish we could just lay the liner down and call it a day but every swimming pool needs to have a base. The purpose of the swimming pool base is to provide a smooth surface for the pool's liner. A smooth surface is less abrasive on the liner and makes it easier to keep the entire pool clean. There are four choices to use for the pool base.
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    What to Know When Buying an Inground Pool (Free eBook)

    By Bill
    Considering buying a pool and not sure where to begin? That's understandable. For most of us buying a swimming pool is a once-in-a-lifetime event. And with so much to consider when buying a swimming pool (size, shape, colors, covers, filtration, sanitation, etc.) it can be a bit of an overwhelming experience.
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    How deep are above ground pools?

    By Zach
    Some folks find it interesting that not all above ground pools are the same depth, much more so that some can even have “deep ends”. Yeah, who knew right?! Let’s dive into the details!
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    How to heat a pool (without a heater)!

    By Spencer
    Ahhhh, a heated pool. There’s nothing quite as glorious as taking confidence in knowing that when you plunge into your pool you’re not transforming into a polar bear. What? You mean that jumping into an unexpectedly cold pool wasn’t the experience you were going for? How about spending oh-too-long easing your way into liquid frost on a hot summer day. Wouldn’t it be nice to not only be able to enter your pool immediately, without the shock of the instant temperature change to your body, but also extend the swim season year after year? Sure would! While a pool heater is the most efficient method for scoring a warm watered pool, there are other routes you can take to help heat up your pool and keep it open for a longer season.
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    Pool Steps: The Detailed Basics

    By Laci
    There are several ways to get into a swimming pool; for inground pools with deeper depths especially- slide, dive, or belly flop, the choice is yours! But you have to allow swimmers a safe and easy way to exist the pool. For that you need at least one step (or a ladder). This will also be appreciated by those who prefer to ease into the pool instead of testing their cannonball skills.
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    Top 3 Tips For an Epic New Year's Eve Poolside Party!

    By Laci
    There are popular party topics like what to serve for sips and nibbles and what theme to shower your guests with (NYE is all about the confetti btw so think bio-degradable if outside); but here we want to focus on utilizing your backyard space (especially your pool) to add some WOW-factor to your abidance and decorate like a master!
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    What is the most durable swimming pool finish?

    By Kathy
    When shopping for a new pool, there are several types of pools out there, with different surfaces.  To narrow down the field, the 3 most popular are gunite (plaster/concrete), vinyl-lined, and fiberglass pools and they each have their pros and cons. For example, Gunite pools have the most durable finish (pro) but the cost with both the initial set up/installation and resurfacing when (not if) needed is vastly higher than the other two common pool types (con). Compared to vinyl-lined pools, the liner normally lasts from 7 to 10 years depending on how well you keep your water chemistry and costs significantly less both upfront and down the road.
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    Vinyl Pool vs. Fiberglass Pool vs. Concrete Pool: Advantages and Disadvantages

    By Blake
    If you are thinking about getting an in-ground swimming pool, the question "which pool is the best for me?" has already come up. While the choices may seem vast, there are three popular categories that most people considering making a pool purchase will lean towards. 
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