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Mesh vs. Solid Safety Covers: Which Type Is Right for My Swimming Pool?

By Laci

Choosing the inground swimming pool safety cover that's best for your pool doesn't have to be a complicated process. The safety cover you choose will greatly depend on when you want to do the maintenance work. Would you prefer to do a little...

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Installing an Above Ground Pool with a Sand Base and Foam Cove

By Laci

Above ground swimming pools require a cove.

"Great," you say—but what's a cove?

Once your pool walls are up and assembled, a cove is material placed against the inside walls of your pool's perimeter that allows your liner to gently cascade down...

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Is a Winter Pool Cover Necessary?

By Bill

For most of us with swimming pools, there comes a sad time of the year when we must shut down our pools for the season until winter is over. Learning how to properly winterize your pool is an important aspect in not only extending the life of...

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Food Ideas for the Perfect Pool Party

By Bill

Having a pool means having great opportunities for fun summer pool parties and while poolside parties are a great way to celebrate friends and family, getting them right can take a bit of preparation. 

Here are some suggestions to make your pool...

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Complete Inground Pool Build: Part 1 - Design and Purchase Decisions

By Bill

When I joined the team at Royal Swimming Pools in October of 2018 I didn't know all that much about swimming pools. I was brought in to help with our marketing, and other than having an above ground swimming pool when I was growing up, I hadn't...

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Avoid Melting Your Pool Liner from Accidental Glare and Heat

By Laci

While rare, accidental glare and focused heat can cause substantial damage to the pool liner. Damage of a liner can be an expensive repair so take the precautions necessary to avoid all damage, even some of the uncommon causes. 

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What Size Pool Heater Do I Need?

By Bill

For many, a natural gas or propane-fueled pool heater is an absolute necessity. Not only does adding a heater to your pool ensure you'll have a warm, comfortable pool to hop in every time you're ready to take a swim, but a heater can also...

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How to Add an Automatic Cover to a Pool

By Bill

Oftentimes, when people think of automatic pool covers, they think of the type built-in to the swimming pool and assume that since they didn't add an automatic cover when first installing their pool, they can't add one later. The good news is...

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Can Above Ground Pools Be Heated?

By Bill

Is the water in your above ground pool a little cooler than you prefer? Or are you looking to extend your swimming season a bit longer into the fall?

Don't think that just because you have an above ground pool you can't enjoy the same heated...

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E-Z Clip Liner Installation Tips and Tricks for H.I.I. by Doughboy Pools

By Bill

When installing a liner in an H.I.I. by Doughboy pool, you may have decided to go with the fan favorite unibead liner. If that's the case, you'll be using their "E-Z Clip" liner technology, designed for simple, yet sturdy, liner installation. As...

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