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What Should I Use To Build My Swimming Pool Bottom?

By Zan
Vermiculite:
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Filling Up Your Swimming Pool

By Greg
Filling your swimming pool can be time consuming and will take a considerable amount of water. It is important to make sure that you follow some important steps to ensure that your pool is filled correctly. Not only will this save you time and money, but it will help you to enjoy a beautiful, sparkling, and clean pool.
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How To Add a Handrail to an Existing Pool

By Zan
  There are several ways to install a handrail on your existing pool deck. These options range from labor intensive and expensive to simple and inexpensive.
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Designing Your Pool Bottom: Shapes and Terms

By Greg
Considering a swimming pool this year but aren’t sure what the different pool bottom descriptions mean?  There are a few standard bottoms to choose from, here is a list of those common pool bottoms: Standard, Wedge, Sports, Play, Flat Bottom, and Coved Flat Bottom.
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Help! How Do I Measure the Corner Radius of My Pool?

Perhaps you are in the process of measuring your swimming pool, have come across the corners, and you're not sure how to measure them.  Or perhaps you're getting ready to measure your swimming pool and just want to research how to do it.  Either way, this short guide is about how to properly measure the corners and determine the corner radius of your inground swimming pool.
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Do Freeform Steel Pools Need Bracing at Each Joint?

I have been asked this question many times over the years, as some online dealers offer freeform pools with bracing only on the reverse radius and not on the radius. This will reduce the cost of and average pool kit by a few hundred dollars, however as a leading dealer of inground swimming pools kits, the risk isn't worth the savings.  At what point does removing braces affect the structural integrity of a pool?  There are many problems you could run into by not installing bracing at each joint on a freeform pool. First, I am not aware of any manufacturer, engineer or building code enforcement that would approve this design. So you could run into permit issues during the building process. Another problem is that you do substantially sacrifice the pool's structural integrity which could potentially cause serious damage resulting in thousands of dollars of damage and the possibility of bodily harm.
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Are Main Drains and Skimmers Required for Inground Pools?

By Debbie
Main drains and skimmers are used to help filter the water in your swimming pool. The two main drains, if you have them, should be located in the deepest section of your swimming pool about three feet apart. Skimmers are located on the swimming pool wall. If you have a prevailing wind in your area, you will want at least one skimmer on a wall opposite from the prevailing wind.
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How to Install an Inground Pool Light and Niche

By Greg
These instructions are strictly for inground vinyl liner pools with steel or polymer walls. Before starting, here are some common things to be aware of:
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How to Install An AquaLuminator Above Ground Pool Light

By Greg
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Vermiculite Mixing Tips

By Debbie
Some experienced installers have shared some helpful hints for homeowners that are mixing the vermiculte mix.
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