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Should I Purchase My Pool in the Summer or the Fall?

By Josh
No matter what your lifestyle may be like (from a house full of kids, to a life always on the go), a swimming pool has you covered. Here’s why: whether you want to burn calories, have fun or develop an easy way for quality ‘family time’, a pool is your all-in-one entertainment center, gym, and oasis. So, the question remains: should you purchase it in the summer or fall? Keep reading to learn the perfect time to purchase the investment of a lifetime!
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Make Your Pool an Extension of Your Home

By Justin
Let’s face it: your pool has been your oasis. It’s been your saving grace after a stressful day. In fact, it’s been the source of many of your family’s favorite memories, year round. So, if you’re prone to using it as a method of relaxation, or even to have fun ‘family time,’ then you know how important it is that it looks and feels just right.
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The Ins and Outs of Pool Slides

By Justin
From the memories of the playground to your own backyard swimming pool, for hours and hours of fun and enjoyment, a slide is a great addition to your swimming pool. If you are building a new pool and decide you want a slide, this is quite easy because you would install the slide while doing in the installation. Sometimes you decide you want a slide, but cannot afford it at this time. You can have the plumbing set up to add a slide and when you have the money, you can just add the slide. If you move into a home that has a pool and decide you want to add a slide, that is not a problem either. Before you rush out and buy a pool slide, you will want to do a little research. Check your local codes; slides in your region may be prohibited, or only certain types may be allowed. Check the footprint of the slide you are interested in. The footprint is how much space you need to install the slide legs and ladder. You need to make sure you can use the slide you choose on your pool, in terms of it’s footprint, and your water depth. Each slide also has its own weight capacity, from 200-275 lbs, which could be an important factor. There are a few different slide categories, based on how they are attached to the deck. Here is a couple to start off with. The Straight leg slides , these slides have an open or closed stairway. The molded slide leg, These slides have enclosed stairways, rather than the traditional open ladder, which is generally safer for kids. Pedestal leg slide these slides have a rounded molded mount base on which to mount the slide, sometimes requiring less deck space to install. Before you can choose a slide you need to see how much room you have to place the slide. Each slide has a different footprint (amount of deck space needed for installation). WATER DEPTH: Basically, slides must be installed over a water depth of 36 inches, which quickly drops to 42-54 inches. All slides have different specs, but most Water Safety Envelope requirements will require the slide be installed on one of the long sides of the pool, in the mid-depth section of the pool, between the shallow and deep end. It can’t be too shallow, or too deep. Read the spec sheet for each pool slide you are considering, to find exact depth measurements. Each slide also has a unique Water Safety Envelope. This includes how deep the water has to be at the end of the slide, how much overhang on the edge of the pool, and how much clearance (and depth) is required in front of the slide exit. This is the space in front of the slide exit – the overhang of the slide deck, the depth of the water at the point of entry. The water safety envelope is very important to follow to make sure that the slide is installed safely to reduce the chance of injury. Be sure to read the placement information carefully before ordering a pool slide, as each slide has it’s own restrictions on where it can be placed on your pool. No doubt about it, pool slides take up a lot of room – a large footprint. Also consider the traffic to and from the slide. It should be roomy enough for several people to safely line up. The deck surface should be non-skid and well drained. When installing a slide, first read the installation manual and the owners manual for the slide. Once you taken some deck measurements and calculated the near exact position, you can assemble the slide. Each slide is a little different to construct, just follow the manufacturer’s instructions. The way a slide attaches may be a little different. For the most part you mark where you are going to place slide, using a measuring tape and chalk or paint. Before drilling any holes, double check all measurements for the overhang of the flume or lip of the slide. You may have to rent some of the tools if you do not have them. Now that you have a better idea of a slide for your swimming pool and how easy it can be to install. Lets start with the fun and memories it will bring to your back yard and swimming pool. This is a link to what we have to offer for slides. http://www.royalswimmingpools.com/Pool-Slides.htm
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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 way to get your ‘swim on’.
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What's The Difference in Pool Types? Which Pool Should I Choose?

By Zan
An inground pool is the ultimate in backyard upgrades. If you've always wanted one, now may be the time. Prices have fallen during the recession by up to 30%. Nevertheless, it remains a big investment, so it's important to make smart choices with regard to size, shape, site selection, and type. If you ask three companies that each build a different type of pool "which pool is the best", you will get three answers that are all the same; their pool is the best! Everyone has reasons for liking one pool type over another. That's whats so great about having options, there's something for every one! The truth is, each pool type has their own advantages and disadvantage.
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Different Types of Spas

By Debbie
There are several different types of Spas, there is one for every type of budget. We offer inflatable, portable, standard, swim spas or even a spillover spa for your swimming pool.
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Best Time To Purchase a Pool

By Debbie
Quite frequently I get asked when the best time to purchase a swimming pool is. We offer specials throughout the year, however many manufacturers are offering discounts, rebates or incentives to purchase now.
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Royal Swimming Pools 2014 Layaway Program

By Greg
Welcome to the Royal Swimming Pools 2014 Holiday Season Savings! For the first time ever, we are opening up our layaway program to EVERYTHING in the store.* Inground Pools, Above Ground Pools, Saunas, Game Tables, Pool Accessories, and more! We know that the holiday season can get hectic, so to make it easier, we are giving you more time to pay on all of your gifts!
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5 Health Benefits of Owning a Swimming Pool

By Greg
Owning your own pool comes with a wealth of benefits! We've compiled a list encompassing five of our top favorite benefits to pool ownership that are just good for the soul!
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Furthering Our Knowledge in the Industry

By Greg
Last Thursday, several of our staff members attended the annual APSP (Association of Pool and Spa Professionals) Conference for the Mid-South area. This conference is a great time for professionals in the industry to get together. Not only can we learn about new and existing products, we can also give and get advice about what YOU, our customers, have to say about these products and service. I would like to feature the APSP in this blog because they are such a great organization and have really helped to develop our industry into what it is today. Here is a small excerpt about APSP:
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