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When is a safety cover no longer safe?

By Kathy
Safety covers are proven to be one of the safest and family friendly covers in the industry, whether traditional for seasonal safety or automatic for daily safety. Even though the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) sets performance specifications for pool safety covers how can you tell when your safety cover... is no longer safe? 
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Is a Swimming Pool a Good Investment?

By Bill
It's a question anyone who has ever considered building a pool in their backyard has had: Is a swimming pool a good investment? After all, building a pool isn't cheap (though we try to make it as cost-effective as possible). So when it comes time to determine if you should take the plunge and add a private oasis you want to know... will a pool affect the resale value of your home? If so, how so? Let's dive in!
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Can I Let My Pool Freeze Over in the Winter?

By Bill
It's winter. It's cold and the last thing you want to do is go outside and work on your pool. Letting it freeze over is sounding like a better idea with every degree the temperature drops. But should you let your pool freeze? Or will freezing water damage your pool?
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6 Tips to Transform your backyard into an Oasis

An oasis is defined as that gloriously lush waterhole found in a dry hot desert. But you don't have to be in the desert to experience an oasis. After all, an oasis is to a desert like Central Park is to New York. It's a lushly green, vibrant area to disappear into. Have you adopted the idea of having your own oasis to escape to (even if you’re just escaping the less-than-great-indoors or the doldrums of the daily commute)? Good news! Your outdoor area can be ornately opulent without very much effort at all! See our tips to beautifying your backyard!
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Top 10 tips for the ultimate pool party

There are so many great reasons to have a pool party! New Pool Party, Beginning of Summer Soiree, End Of Summer Send-Off, 4th of July, Nautical Movie Release, even getting extra excited about Shark Week! The point is that if you have a pool, you have an easy party! Easy as it may be, here are my time-honored tips for ensuring that your event will be the social happening of the neighborhood!
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What is (and isn't) included with an inground swimming pool kit from royal swimming pools?

At Royal Swimming Pools, all of our pool kits come with everything pool related that you'll need to build your backyard retreat! Everything sold separately will be simple building supplies that can be purchased at your local hardware store. After that, it's just a matter of adding water!
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What size pool should I get?

The BIG kahuna of pool questions: what size? This question affects so many factors when not only buying your pool, but also when building, maintaining, and ultimately enjoying the space you created.
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What Pool Shape Should I Get?

First, you have to know that the options are endless for your pool shape. Choosing a shape essentially comes down to two major points: Personal preference and how much room you have in your yard. That being said, it’s wise to put additional thought into your overall goals to ensure that you are getting the most out of not only your pool but your entire backyard.
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What if an 18-wheeler can't deliver to my address?

By Zach
    Congratulations! You've found your next favorite place to relax at home! You have a new pool, spa, or sauna heading your way! Just one minor detail stands in between you, and your backyard oasis: how is it going to be delivered?
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Mineral Systems: Diving into the Benefits

By Meagan
  First, we must ask the big question, “What is a Mineral System?” A mineral system is an alternative or supplementary means of sanitizing your pool; an important step in swimming pool maintenance. They use minerals, metals, or elements from the natural environment to produce water quality benefits that would otherwise be produced by synthetic chemical systems.
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