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    How Much Does It Cost to Build an Above-Ground Swimming Pool?

    By Bill
    Putting in a new swimming pool is a great way to get more enjoyment out of your summer. You'll have the convenience of a pool in your own backyard, which means you can play, lounge, and cool off whenever the desire strikes. Many people, however, avoid putting in a swimming pool because of the associated cost. Are you considering putting in an above-ground swimming pool and wondering how much it really costs? There are several ways that building your own swimming pool can help you save money while still allowing you to enjoy all the comforts of your own backyard retreat. 
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    How to Purchase Your Above Ground or Semi-Inground Swimming Pool

    By William
    So, you've decided you want a swimming pool, but you're not quite sure how to go about actually getting one? This guide will give you some basics on things to know up front and tips to help ensure your pool buying experience goes swimmingly. There are a lot of things to look at, and taking the time to consider them now can help out a lot in the long run. For example, you don't want to purchase a swimming pool kit, only to find out local codes, or the space you have will not allow you to install that size pool in your yard. We'll help make sure you're buying with confidence, starting now. 
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    What to Know When Choosing an Above Ground Pool Liner

    By Laci
    INSTALLATION TYPE  There are three types of liners used for Above Ground Pools; overlap liners, beaded liners, and UniBead Liners. 
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    UniBead Swimming Pool Liner Installation Instructions

    By Laci
    UniBead liners can be used in two ways; either as a traditional Beaded Liner in a swimming pool that uses a Bead Receiver or as a J-Hook Liner in a pool that does not use a Bead Receiver. (That last part may sound repetitive but we'll cover why the distinction between using or not using a Bead Receiver is important below.) You can view the differences in the Beaded Liner and J-Hook liner design in the images below and then we'll cover the installation instructions for each after. 
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    What Is Covered Under a Pool Liner Warranty?

    By Laci
    Vinyl pool liners cover the floor and sides of a pool providing the overall look and color of your backyard oasis. Not only do they give the inside of your pool a pleasant appearance, but they also serve the vital function of protecting the pool structure itself from chemicals, preventing water from seeping out, and providing an enjoyable texture for swimmers. Outside of How to Choose a Pool Liner, the second most common questions folks have are related to their liner's warranty. Which issues are covered, and which aren't? And for situations that aren't covered under the warranty — what can you do ahead of time to prevent damage? 
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    Top 18 Swimming Pool Exercises (That Aren't Swimming)

    By Bill
    Pools are an incredibly useful exercise tool for anyone but specifically for anyone who needs low-impact, high-resistance exercise. In no other environment can you lift weights, move freely, and use your full range of motion with as little restriction or pain. And in no other situation can you leap and stretch to such a degree without risking injury to your joints. This makes pool-based exercise a critical part of healthy life for many walks of life. Retired seniors, pregnant mothers, and injury survivors can all benefit from daily low-impact pool exercises just as much as anyone else (and you don't even have to swim laps).
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    How To Route Your Pool's Plumbing And Set Up Your Equipment Pad

    By Laci
    The diagrams below are meant to be general examples of how you can route your swimming pool's plumbing as well as how you can set up your equipment pad. If you have questions you can leave them in the comment section below or you're always welcome to contact our team! 
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    How To Troubleshoot Problems with Your Salt Cell

    By Laci
    The most common concern we get for salt system owners is that the the salt cell is not producing chlorine. However, very often this concern is only triggered because the pool turned green or the water test shows zero free chlorine. More often, if the salt system is fairly new (only a few years old) we find that there's nothing actually wrong with the system. The pump just isn't being ran long enough or the chlorine output is too low, or the pool is not being shocked as needed. Oh yeah, salt pools still need to be shocked. However, if your salt system has a light on or flashing we have additional resources for you. While the examples to follow specifically showcase Hayward Salt Systems, the resources are applicable to other brands. 
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    What does it mean to become a Royal Preferred Pool Builder?

    At Royal Swimming Pools, we specialize in inground swimming pool kits, with a focus on being the very best supplier of vinyl liner pools in the industry. This specific focus makes a difference in the level of service and knowledge you get since most distribution warehouses assist builders with gunite, fiberglass, and vinyl liner pools. With so many different product lines the challenge many warehouses face is not having experts in any or all areas. The details and knowledge required to distribute swimming pool kits is now more complicated than ever with high-end options such as vinyl oversteps, sundecks, tanning ledges, benches and so on. This is where Royal Swimming Pools can help builders.
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    When Should I Buy a Semi-Inground Pool Instead of an Inground or Above Ground Pool?

    By Laci
    When it comes to adding a swimming pool to your backyard, there are a surprising number of options. The way you build your pool should always be determined by your own personal preferences and those of your family. How you want to enjoy your pool is the most important deciding factor. After all, it's your relaxing retreat and it ought to be built to help you relax in the best way possible. However, sometimes the land makes decisions for us. Because a pool is such a large addition to your yard, certain aspects of your backyard are going to determine what kind of pool you can install.
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