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    How To Route Your Pool's Plumbing And Set Up Your Equipment Pad

    By Laci
    The diagrams below are meant to be general examples of how you can route your swimming pool's plumbing as well as how you can set up your equipment pad. If you have questions you can leave them in the comment section below or you're always welcome to contact our team! 
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    How To Troubleshoot Problems with Your Salt Cell

    By Laci
    The most common concern we get for salt system owners is that the the salt cell is not producing chlorine. However, very often this concern is only triggered because the pool turned green or the water test shows zero free chlorine. More often, if the salt system is fairly new (only a few years old) we find that there's nothing actually wrong with the system. The pump just isn't being ran long enough or the chlorine output is to low, or the pool is not being shocked as needed, Oh yeah, salt pools still need shocked.  However, if your salt system has a light on or flashing we have additional resources for you. While the examples to follow specifically showcase Hayward Salt Systems, the resources are applicable to other brands. 
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    When Should I Buy a Semi-Inground Pool Instead of an Inground or Above Ground Pool?

    By Laci
    When it comes to adding a swimming pool to your backyard, there are a surprising number of options. The way you build your pool should always be determined by your own personal preferences and those of your family. How you want to enjoy your pool is the most important deciding factor. After all, it's your relaxing retreat and it ought to be built to help you relax in the best way possible. However, sometimes the land makes decisions for us. Because a pool is such a large addition to your yard, certain aspects of your backyard are going to determine what kind of pool you can install.
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    Oval Pools: To Buttress or Not to Buttress, That is the Question.

    By Laci
    All oval above ground pools will require a side support system to support the outwards water pressure pushing on the pool walls due to the uneven distribution of water. This support system will either be a buttress or buttress-free system depending on your pool model. 
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    What's Better: A Round or Oval Above Ground Swimming Pool?

    By Laci
    Considering getting an above ground pool? That’s great! Not sure what shape you should go with? That’s okay too. While some folks have the luxury of personal preference there are actually a few situations where one shape makes a lot more sense than the other and therefore the choice can be made for you.
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    8 Key Considerations When Designing a Family Pool

    By Laci
    Not all private pools are built alike and we're not just talking about rectangles versus kidney shapes here. Each homeowner builds a pool for their own  specific reasons and the design of their pool will reflect ultimately that. Some people want that perfect vacation home getaway, and build themselves a cool lagoon. Some build long, deep rectangles for lap swimming, possibly without a shallow end since their goals are solely centered around exercise. While leisure is great, and exercise is encouraged, the largest category of people looking to add a new pool to their backyard, is parents seeking the ultimate fun spot for their children to learn to swim, enjoy many happy pool parties, and make endless summer memories from their own backyard.
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    How much does it cost to install an Inground Vinyl Liner Swimming Pool

    By Laci
    "How much does it cost to build an Inground pool?" It’s a huge question, “how much is it going to cost to install an inground vinyl pool?” Short answer, “It depends who builds it.” Hiring someone to do the entire job will always cost you a great deal more than if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and do any of the work yourself. Labor can account for up to half of your total cost for both the pool itself and the installation. This means that if you opt to do some of the labor yourself (or even the mass majority) you could easily save thousands of dollars.
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    How much does it cost to install an Inground swimming pool?

    By Laci
    What a great question! Truth-be-told though, asking how much it costs to build a swimming pool is kind of like asking how much it’s going to cost to build a home. There is no real one-size-fits-all answer as costs are dependent on so many different variables from design, to materials, to location. The only real sure-fire way to get a realistic amount that you can budget around is to get quotes from contractors in your local area. That being said, we may be able to help you “ballpark” it (it’s just going to be a big ball-park).
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    Pool Base Materials: Portland, Vermiculite, and Pre-Mix Pool Krete

    By Laci
    I know, I wish we could just lay the liner down and call it a day but every swimming pool needs to have a base. The purpose of the swimming pool base is to provide a smooth surface for the pool's liner. A smooth surface is less abrasive on the liner and makes it easier to keep the entire pool clean. There are four choices to use for the pool base.
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    How Deep Are Above Ground Pools?

    By Zach
    Some folks find it interesting that not all above ground pools are the same depth, much more so that some can even have “deep ends”. Yeah, who knew right?! Let’s dive into the details!
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