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    When Disaster Strikes

    By Laci
    We were recently made aware of that one of our Royal Swimming Pools customers was a Pool Hero! What does this mean? Michael's pool was up and it was beautiful! And then as fate would have it a natural disaster showed up and made camp in his backyard. What happened next was the work of man who was determined to enjoy his new pool! Here's Michael's story!
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    What Size Pump Should I Get for My Pool?

    By Laci
    If you're looking to build a new pool or simply looking to replace a pool pump you may find yourself asking, "Is a larger horsepower (HP) pool pump always better". PRO TIP: No matter which type of pump you choose, you’ll want to make sure you properly select the correct pump and filter combination. The pump needs to be sized appropriately compared to the filter’s flow rate. Choosing a pump with a higher flow rate than the filter will put strain on both the pump and filter, reducing life and efficiency of each. This means that you would not want to choose a pump designed to be used with 2" plumbing piece, and then use a filter designed to be used with 1 1/2" plumbing piece. Proper pairing of these two units is essential for a pleasant pool experience. For example: √ If choosing a pump with a 1-1/2” inlet/outlet, you should choose a filter with a 1-1/2” inlet/outlet as well. However, a pump with a 1-1/2” inlet/outlet can work with a filter with a 2” inlet/outlet if needed to. X You would not want to attempt to use a pump with 2” inlet/outlet with a filter that has a 1-1/2” inlet/outlet as they would not be sized correctly or efficient when used together. You can also learn more about Single Speed and Variable Speed Pumps Here! While outside of this simple yet extremely import we get asked a lot about what HP a pump should be. That being said, it's important to know that pool pumps should really be rated by the gallons per minute of water flow instead of the motor's HP.
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    What are the Different Types of Pool Filters?

    By Laci
    Your pool’s water will be pumped to your filter where undissolved debris will be removed by one of three primary ways; based on the different materials that are used to filter your water:
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    What Could Go Wrong? Mistakes That Destroy Pool Equipment

    By Josh
    Investing in a pool is just that—an investment. So why risk making some of the classic mistakes so many others do when it comes to caring for your pool equipment? Read on to learn what the common mistakes in fact are, and how to ensure you don’t end up costing yourself high priced mistakes down the line.
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    5 Ways to Keep Your Swimming Pool Clean and Shimmering

    By Greg
    Avoid the dreaded realization that your pool has been affected with algae or the chemical levels are all out whack with proper maintenance. Here are five ways to keep your pool clean all season long.
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    Are Main Drains and Skimmers Required for Inground Pools?

    By Debbie
    Main drains and skimmers are used to help filter the water in your swimming pool. The two main drains, if you have them, should be located in the deepest section of your swimming pool about three feet apart. Skimmers are located on the swimming pool wall. If you have a prevailing wind in your area, you will want at least one skimmer on a wall opposite from the prevailing wind.
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    Enzymes and Your Swimming Pool

    By Debbie
    Royal Swimming Pools would like to tell swimming pool and spa owners a little information about enzymes and how they can help keep your swimming pool water in excellent condition over the winter months.
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    How To Find Replacement Parts and Diagrams For Your Sandfilter or Pool Pump.

    By Debbie
    Whether you have an above ground or inground swimming pool, many pool owners have a sand filter and all pool owners will have a swimming pool pump. Over time you may need to replace parts on your sand filter or your swimming pool pump. Royal Swimming Pools has the replacement parts and diagrams available online for the Super Clear, Blue Wave Sandman, and Astral Millennium sand filters. We also have the parts available for the Super Clear and Astral 1800 series pool pump.
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    What are Some of the Things That Can Cause Cloudy Pool or Spa Water?

    By Debbie
    There are several things that can be causing your swimming pool or spa water to appear cloudy. Rain, pollen and leaves are one, however the more people you have swimming  in your pool or relaxing in your spa increases your chances of cloudy water. Suntan oils or lotions, deodorants, makeup, small children urinating in the water, and oily or even dry skin can contaminate your pool or spa water.
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    Changing Filter Media

    By Greg
    Filter manufacturer's recommend changing your filter sand or synthetic media every 5 years. While it will still do it's job much longer than that, it will not be as efficient. When filter sand is new it is extremely rough. Over time the sand is smoothed out allowing dirt to pass much deeper into the filter.  Your system must work  harder in order to clean the water.  This will cause your power bill to soar & your chlorine consumption to go up also.
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