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When Should You Buy a Semi-Inground Pool Instead?

By Laci

When it comes to adding a swimming pool to your backyard, there are a surprising number of options. 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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How Much Does an Inground Pool Cost?

By Laci

The short answer for how much an inground swimming pool costs depends on the type of pool and size as well as who builds it. However, the average cost (according to HomeGuide.com's annual review) if you were to buy a common 16 x 32 Rectangle...

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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...

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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...

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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. But even more surprising is that an above ground pool can even have a deep end. 

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How to Heat a Swimming Pool (Without a Heater)!

By Spencer

Ahhhh, a heated pool. There’s nothing quite as glorious as taking confidence in knowing that when you plunge into your pool you’re not transforming into a polar bear.

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Inground Pool Steps: The Detailed Basics

By Laci

There are several ways to get into a swimming pool; for inground pools with deeper depths especially- slide, dive, or belly flop, the choice is yours! But you have to allow swimmers a safe and easy way to exist the pool. For that you need at...

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