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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: 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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    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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    What is (and isn't) included with an inground swimming pool kit from royal swimming pools?

    By Laci
    At Royal Swimming Pools, all of our pool kits come with everything pool related that you'll need to build your backyard retreat! Everything sold separately will be simple building supplies that can be purchased at your local hardware store. After that, it's just a matter of adding water!
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    What Size Swimming Pool Should I Get?

    By Laci
    The BIG kahuna of pool questions: what size? This question affects so many factors when not only buying your pool, but also when building, maintaining, and ultimately enjoying the space you created.
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    What Swimming Pool Shape Should I Get?

    By Laci
    First, you have to know that the options are endless for your pool shape. Choosing a shape essentially comes down to two major points: Personal preference and how much room you have in your yard. That being said, it’s wise to put additional thought into your overall goals to ensure that you are getting the most out of not only your pool but your entire backyard.
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    42" vs 48" Panels: Selecting a Wall Height for Your New Swimming Pool

    By Laci
    When it comes to designing your pool, there are a couple key factors that you have to decide on while choosing your pool kit. One of those key factors is how high you’d like your wall panels to be; 42” or 48”? To help you decide what’s best for your pool needs we’ll cover the main differences between the two heights here! 42” PANELS come standard in our pool kits. This wall height creates a traditional 3’4” shallow 
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