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I Need a New Safety Cover But Don't Want to Drill New Holes, What can I Do?

By Debbie
Royal Swimming Pools offers a service where you can ship your existing safety cover to the manufacturer. There is a $95.00 template fee charged, however they will use your old safety cover as a template for the new safety cover. You will still receive all new hardware for your safety cover also.
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Swimming Pool Safety in the Winter

By Zan
It’s that time of year again; time to winterize your wardrobe, your lifestyle, AND your pool. Whether you want to heat it up so you can swim despite the chilly weather, or you simply want to keep your pool sparkling clean throughout the winter, we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to keep everyone—and everything—safe, healthy and in tip-top shape!
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General Safety Tips Regarding Swimming Pool Chemicals

By Debbie
Royal Swimming Pools would like to go over a few safety tips regarding your swimming pool chemicals.
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Repairing Pump Leak's

By Greg
Leaks at your pool pump is a pesky problem.  You have to constantly add water to offset the leak. This can become costly, and throw off the pools ph balance causing you to add more and more chemicals to maintain the pool. The most common cause of leaks at the pump are from threaded fittings. Over time schedule 40 pvc will shrink, letting water escape and start a drip. A leaky pump can destroy your motor & cause your pump to lose prime and overheat.
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Managing Your Pool When You are Out of Town

By Debbie
With Haywards Aqua Connect you can manage your inground swimming pool  no matter where you are as long as you have internet available. It allows you to monitor all of your swimming pool  and spa settings. You can even set it up to send you alerts if there are any problems are detected.  Purchase of Aqua Connect Home Network and subscription required . You can visit Hayward's website for more information on this product.
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How to Get Wrinkles Out of Vinyl Liners

By Greg
There are many different things that can cause wrinkles in a vinyl liner.  Most wrinkles occur in the winter when the pool is closed and the water is lowered.  When the hole for your pool was originally dug, it was done with an over dig a few feet larger than the pool itself. When the pool is back filled, the dirt used will not be as compacted as the dirt around it. This causes the hole to hold water for awhile before its absorbed into the soil around it. When the ground water collects and rises above the level of the pool, it can cause the liner to "float". {See this article on dealing with floating liners}  Once the water is absorbed, the liner will go back down but not always snug to the surface as it was before therefore causing wrinkles.
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Winterizing Your Pool

By Greg
Winterizing your pool properly can prolong the life of your pool, extend your investment, and save yourself hours of hard work come springtime. Here’s your complete checklist for proper pool winterization.
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How To Clean Your Salt Cell

By Greg
Salt systems are a great way to reduce chlorine usage and cost of tablets. Salt systems work by using electrolysis to convert ordinary salt into chlorine. During this process however a calcium residue builds on the blades of the cell. The system operates most efficiently when the blades are free & clear. Once or twice a year you will need to remove the cell and give it a bath. Your cleaning solution should consist of 1 part muratic acid to 5 parts water. This is equivalent to about 15-20% acid. Always use extreme caution when working with acid. The steps you take are as follows:
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Things That Can Cause Damage to Winter Covers for Above Ground Swimming Pools!

By Debbie
There are several things that can cause damage to above ground swimming winter pool covers.
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Ways to Keep Small Children Safe Around Above Ground Pools!

By Debbie
Royal Swimming Pools offers several products that are available for above ground pools that will help you keep your small children safe. We want everyone to have a fun filled safe summer!
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