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When is a safety cover no longer safe?

By Kathy
Safety covers are proven to be one of the safest and family friendly covers in the industry, whether traditional for seasonal safety or automatic for daily safety. Even though the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) sets performance specifications for pool safety covers how can you tell when your safety cover... is no longer safe? 
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Can I Let My Pool Freeze Over in the Winter?

By Bill
It's winter. It's cold and the last thing you want to do is go outside and work on your pool. Letting it freeze over is sounding like a better idea with every degree the temperature drops. But should you let your pool freeze? Or will freezing water damage your pool?
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Mineral Systems: Diving into the Benefits

By Meagan
  First, we must ask the big question, “What is a Mineral System?” A mineral system is an alternative or supplementary means of sanitizing your pool; an important step in swimming pool maintenance. They use minerals, metals, or elements from the natural environment to produce water quality benefits that would otherwise be produced by synthetic chemical systems.
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Why is my swimming pool liner floating?

By Kathy
A swimming pool is a perfect way to cool off under the hot summer sun and bring family and friends together.  Along with the summer sun also comes those pesky rainy days. Without proper care, liners are subject to “float” during the spring and early summer due to excessive rain. But the good news is, there are ways you can prevent this from happening!
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When Disaster Strikes

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?

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". However, 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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How To Install Your Inground Pool Liner

Installation Of The Inground Pool Liner
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Automatic Pool Cleaners: What's the Difference?

Manually taking out and using a pool vacuum head to clean your pool at least once a week (if not more, depending on the size of your pool) can take several hours to complete. With everyone being busy and wanting to spend the extra they do have relaxing, we are seeing more and more of our customers turning to automatic pool cleaners to help give them some more time back!
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Single, Two, or Variable Speed Pool Pumps: What are the Real Differences?

There are three types of pumps to choose from, all based on their speeds. This is important because the speed of the pump directly impacts the amount of energy the pump uses - which, in turn, has a large effect on your electric bill.
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Does Your Pool or Spa Have Plans This Valentine's Day?

The most romantic day of the year is quickly approaching! What are your plans? Instead of opting for the annual over populated dinner at some restaurant with a hundred other couples, why not create an intimate setting for you and your loved one in the comfort of your own backyard? Maybe dinner for two by the light of the pool? Maybe dessert after served spa-side with your favorite wine on ice? These are simple, easy, and inexpensive ways to create your own romantic retreat!
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