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Hydra Adjustable-Foldable A-Frame Brace System

By Greg

The Hydra HPS-FOB Adjustable-Foldable A-Frame Brace comes standard with most Hydra steel wall pool kits.

The Brace System comes with two components: the foldable brace and adjustable caster and the reinforcement stake.

The brace must be...

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Aqua Genie Product Information and Installation Instructions

By Greg

The Aqua Genie for inground swimming pools is a skimmer and return system built into one centralized unit. The Aqua Genie's two-pipe installation system is as easy as it gets. One pipe runs from the Aqua Genie to the filter and another pipe...

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How to Trowel Your Pool Base

By Laci

When troweling the sand or vermiculite pool base, a minimum of thickness of 1½" must be maintained throughout. Spread the vermiculite out with a flat shovel into roughly 2' X 6' sections. Use a 30'' magnesium Darby or 16" pool trowel to spread...

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How To Install Coping

By Laci

Putting together an inground pool and need help installing the coping? Our guide on how to install pool coping will help get your coping installed quickly and cleanly.

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Steel vs. Polymer Swimming Pool Kits

By Justin

Which will it be—a steel or polymer pool kit? This is one of the main decisions you'll need to make in designing your swimming pool, as the walls make up your pool's primary structure. They're the part that gets buried in the ground and holds the...

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Five Reasons to Build a Pool in the Fall

By Greg

Are you tired of heading to the gym every time you want to swim a few laps? Does it seem like a chore to pack up snacks, towels and floaty’s for the kids—just to get an afternoon of swimming in at your public pool? Luckily, there’s a much better...

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What Should I Use To Build My Swimming Pool Bottom?

By Zan

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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 your pool is filled correctly. Not only will this save you time and money, but...

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How To Add a Handrail to an Existing Swimming 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...

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