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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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    8 Key Considerations When Designing a Family Pool

    By Laci
    Not all private pools are built alike and we're not just talking about rectangles versus kidney shapes here. Each homeowner builds a pool for their own  specific reasons and the design of their pool will reflect ultimately that. Some people want that perfect vacation home getaway, and build themselves a cool lagoon. Some build long, deep rectangles for lap swimming, possibly without a shallow end since their goals are solely centered around exercise. While leisure is great, and exercise is encouraged, the largest category of people looking to add a new pool to their backyard, is parents seeking the ultimate fun spot for their children to learn to swim, enjoy many happy pool parties, and make endless summer memories from their own backyard.
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    How much does it cost to install an Inground Vinyl Liner Swimming Pool

    By Laci
    "How much does it cost to build an Inground pool?" It’s a huge question, “how much is it going to cost to install an inground vinyl pool?” Short answer, “It depends who builds it.” Hiring someone to do the entire job will always cost you a great deal more than if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and do any of the work yourself. Labor can account for up to half of your total cost for both the pool itself and the installation. This means that if you opt to do some of the labor yourself (or even the mass majority) you could easily save thousands of dollars.
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    How much does it cost to install an Inground swimming pool?

    By Laci
    What a great question! Truth-be-told though, asking how much it costs to build a swimming pool is kind of like asking how much it’s going to cost to build a home. There is no real one-size-fits-all answer as costs are dependent on so many different variables from design, to materials, to location. The only real sure-fire way to get a realistic amount that you can budget around is to get quotes from contractors in your local area. That being said, we may be able to help you “ballpark” it (it’s just going to be a big ball-park).
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    What to Know When Buying an Inground Pool (Free eBook)

    By Bill
    Considering buying a pool and not sure where to begin? That's understandable. For most of us buying a swimming pool is a once-in-a-lifetime event. And with so much to consider when buying a swimming pool (size, shape, colors, covers, filtration, sanitation, etc.) it can be a bit of an overwhelming experience.
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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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    Pool Steps: The Detailed Basics

    By Laci
    There are several ways to get into a swimming pool; for inground pools with deeper depths especially- slide, dive, or belly flop, the choice is yours! But you have to allow swimmers a safe and easy way to exist the pool. For that you need at least one step (or a ladder). This will also be appreciated by those who prefer to ease into the pool instead of testing their cannonball skills.
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    What is the most durable swimming pool finish?

    By Kathy
    When shopping for a new pool, there are several types of pools out there, with different surfaces.  To narrow down the field, the 3 most popular are gunite (plaster/concrete), vinyl-lined, and fiberglass pools and they each have their pros and cons. For example, Gunite pools have the most durable finish (pro) but the cost with both the initial set up/installation and resurfacing when (not if) needed is vastly higher than the other two common pool types (con). Compared to vinyl-lined pools, the liner normally lasts from 7 to 10 years depending on how well you keep your water chemistry and costs significantly less both upfront and down the road.
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    Vinyl Pool vs. Fiberglass Pool vs. Concrete Pool: Advantages and Disadvantages

    By Blake
    If you are thinking about getting an in-ground swimming pool, the question "which pool is the best for me?" has already come up. While the choices may seem vast, there are three popular categories that most people considering making a pool purchase will lean towards. 
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