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    What Size Pump Should I Get for My Pool?

    By Laci
    If you're looking to build a new pool or simply looking to replace a pool pump you may find yourself asking, "Is a larger horsepower (HP) pool pump always better". PRO TIP: No matter which type of pump you choose, you’ll want to make sure you properly select the correct pump and filter combination. The pump needs to be sized appropriately compared to the filter’s flow rate. Choosing a pump with a higher flow rate than the filter will put strain on both the pump and filter, reducing life and efficiency of each. This means that you would not want to choose a pump designed to be used with 2" plumbing piece, and then use a filter designed to be used with 1 1/2" plumbing piece. Proper pairing of these two units is essential for a pleasant pool experience. For example: √ If choosing a pump with a 1-1/2” inlet/outlet, you should choose a filter with a 1-1/2” inlet/outlet as well. However, a pump with a 1-1/2” inlet/outlet can work with a filter with a 2” inlet/outlet if needed to. X You would not want to attempt to use a pump with 2” inlet/outlet with a filter that has a 1-1/2” inlet/outlet as they would not be sized correctly or efficient when used together. You can also learn more about Single Speed and Variable Speed Pumps Here! While outside of this simple yet extremely import we get asked a lot about what HP a pump should be. That being said, it's important to know that pool pumps should really be rated by the gallons per minute of water flow instead of the motor's HP.
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    Why Do I Need Two Main Drains for my Swimming Pool?

    By Laci
    When constructing a new swimming pool, if you are going to use a main drain it is required that you use two. This is due to safety regulations to help prevent Main Trap Entrapment.
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    How to Repair Thermal Plastic Pool Steps

    By Greg
    Many times, pool steps become scratched or dirty during shipping or even during the installation process. It is unforeseeable and many times cannot be prevented. Fortunately there is a way to fix many of the small scratches by using common products.
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    How To Install Your Inground Pool Liner

    By Laci
    Installation Of The Inground Pool Liner
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    42" vs 48" Panels: What to Know When Selecting a Wall Height for Your New Pool

    By Laci
    When it comes to designing your pool, there are a couple key factors that you have to decide on while choosing your pool kit. One of those key factors is how high you’d like your wall panels to be; 42” or 48”? To help you decide what’s best for your pool needs we’ll cover the main differences between the two heights here! 42” PANELS come standard in our pool kits. This wall height creates a traditional 3’4” shallow 
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    Above Ground Swimming Pool Kit Installation and Construction

    Instructions & Manuals Round Above Ground Pool Instructions Top Seats Instructions UBD Liner Installation Chlorinator Oval Above Ground Pool Instructions Super Clear Filter Uni-Bead Liner Installation Astral Filter Braceless Oval Instructions Foam Cove Installation 3-Tier Fountain Deeper Round Pool Instructions Deeper Oval Pool Instructions These are general instructions and may not apply to all products. Please refer to your product's installation manual for specific instructions. Above Ground Pool Installation Videos Round Above Ground Pool Installation Video Braceless Oval (Buttress Free) Pre-Assembly Video Oval Above Ground Pool Installation Video - Part 1 Oval Above Ground Pool Installation Video - Part 2 * Click links to access video content. Expandable Options The 5' deep swimming pool is available for round pools with a Marble Bottom or Blue Illusion pool liner. The 6-1/2' deep pool is available for round or oval pools (requires a 6' deep liner choice) The swimming pool kit is designed for you the homeowner to be able to install the pool kit yourself which will also give you the biggest savings on the project. Once the ground is level, the pool kit can be installed in one day for a round swimming pool or two days for an oval swimming pool. The pool can be installed semi-inground if you are installing it in the side of a hill or up to 18”-24” set in the ground if you have good drainage to prevent the area around the pool from becoming saturated with rain water. If you have a high content of clay in the soil you will need to backfill with gravel or build a retaining wall to prevent the heavy soil from bowing or even buckling the swimming pool wall. You should use a backhoe or bobcat skid steer loader for the excavation. If necessary you may want to subcontract or hire someone to complete some of the work. As summer approaches most pool installers will have a full scheduled but experience is not necessary to install our above ground swimming pool kits. A handyman or even teenagers can install the swimming pool and usually will charge less than an experienced installer. Currently we only endorse installers in the Memphis,TN area. 24' Elite Swimming Pool 15' Grand Oregon Swimming Pool 18' x 33' during semi inground construction 15' x 25' with wooden deck 15' x 30' oval Oregon during construction 24' round set partially inground 21' Supreme with wedding cake steps 21' Supreme pool kit 24' Elite swimming pool 18' x 33' oval set partially inground
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    Automatic Pool Cover Opening/Closing Operation

    By Greg
    Our automatic pool covers by Coverstar and Automatic Pool Covers Inc. utilize several different methods of operation. The original Key Switch or Toggle Switch is the most basic method to operate your cover, whereas the Touch Pad requires a code in order to operate.
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    Build Your Own Swimming Pool & Save

    By Laci
    When it comes to backyard enjoyment, you’ll have to search long and hard to find anything that offers more summer time fun than an inground swimming pool! More and more people have turned to Royal Swimming Pools for our easy to order, one stop shop, Swimming Pool Kits! Our kits give you the opportunity to be more hands on in every step of the building process with the flexibility of choosing what you do and do not want to tackle on your own; you can hire a contractor, or you can roll up your sleeves for a true DIY project!
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    Doughboy Tuscany Above Ground Pool Kits

    The Doughboy Tuscany pool is unique and tasteful but unlike any pool you've seen before! With its gracefully curved columns, beautiful wall pattern, and magnificently sculpted top rails, The Tuscany will become an elegant centerpiece for both luxury and fun in your backyard! Like all Doughboy pools, the Tuscany is built in the U.S.A and designed to last. In addition to its gorgeous 12" roman style uprights and 12" sculpted top rails, the Tuscany pool features a lifetime warranty on ALL its components. The Tuscany pool also features a custom-blended polyethylene construction with improved strength, heat deflection, and impact resistance.
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    Inground Swimming Pool Construction & Installation Videos and Resources

    By Greg
    Pool Kits     Basic Overview 10 Steps to Installing your Inground Swimming Pool Kit   Construction Video   Inground Swimming Pool Kit Construction Video   Pool Base   Inground Swimming Pool Base Information    DIY Savings   Build Your Own Pool and Save
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