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    How much does it cost to install an Inground Vinyl 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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    Chlorine vs. Saltwater vs. Mineral System Pool Sanitizers: The Best Path to a Crystal-Clear Pool

    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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    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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