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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 to low, or the pool is not being shocked as needed, Oh yeah, salt pools still need 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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    Oval Pools: To Buttress or Not to Buttress, That is the Question.

    By Laci
    All oval above ground pools will require a side support system to support the outwards water pressure pushing on the pool walls due to the uneven distribution of water. This support system will either be a buttress or buttress-free system depending on your pool model. 
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    What's Better: A Round or Oval Above Ground Swimming Pool?

    By Laci
    Considering getting an above ground pool? That’s great! Not sure what shape you should go with? That’s okay too. While some folks have the luxury of personal preference there are actually a few situations where one shape makes a lot more sense than the other and therefore the choice can be made for you.
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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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    Chlorine vs. Saltwater vs. Mineral System Pool Sanitizers: Pros and Cons

    By Kathy
    When it comes to pool sanitation systems, there are quite a few options available. The most popular are traditional chlorine and saltwater systems, and mineral systems. But what are the differences between chlorine, saltwater and mineral swimming pools? Does one keep the water cleaner than another? What's better for your pool? What's better for your skin and hair? Which is the most cost-effective?
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    How to Choose a Swimming Pool Builder?

    By Meagan
    Finding a reliable pool builder is a huge concern for anyone looking to transform their backyard into their favorite stay-cation destination. The last thing you want is someone who cuts corners, or worse, never finishes the job once they're paid. Unfortunately, this is the reality some people face. We'll cover a few pointers and questions you should ask to help you hire a pool builder with confidence! KEEP IN MIND: Royal Swimming Pools has it's coveted list of known installers all across the United States. There's a good chance that we can provide you a list of installers in your area along with your pool order. While you're shopping though, let's cover what you need to know!
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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! Does a Swimming Pool Add Value to a Home? From a purely financial perspective, yes—adding a swimming pool will in most instances add additional value to your home. What's important to note, however, is that the value added will not be a one-to-one relationship with the cost of the pool itself (including decking, etc).
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    6 Tips to Transform your backyard into an Oasis

    By Laci
    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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