Category Archives: Above Ground Pool Accessories

Gorilla Pad – NOT BEST Pool Liner Padding? Why?

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Pool Floor Pad For Above Ground Pools

Gorilla Pad Pool Floor Padding

When purchasing a new pool or replacing an old pool liner, putting something down on the pool bottom to protect the liner is a common quest. Most people wish to protect their investment and improve the quality of their pool. This is where pool floor padding and protection comes into play. We have touched on this subject many times in the past, but the questions keep coming. So I will explain what is best to put under a swimming pool liner during installation and why. Gorilla Pad may not be the best answer for many.
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Jan. 23, 2015

Happy Bottom Pool Pad = Bad Choice

Happy Bottom Pool Pad

Happy Bottom Pool Pad

Happy Bottom Pool Pad = Bad Choice

 

This blog will likely change your mind about using Happy Bottom Pool Pad under your pool liner. I’m sure some people will give me flack for this one, but people ask me about Happy Bottom, and I am going to tell those who are willing to listen. I will also give you info on what works best for under pool liners and why.
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Jan. 10, 2015

What Is Pool Cove? Do I Need It? Pools Above Ground

What Is Pool Cove?

 

The primary purpose of above ground pool cove is to keep the vinyl pool liner away from the pool’s framework. This framework has corners and edges that could come in contact with the vinyl liner and ultimately cause damage. The pool cove prevents any damage from occurring to the liner by simply covering the metal frame pieces and acting as a buffer between the two. Aside from the protection, the pool cove also relieves undue stress on the pool liner seams. This is done by reducing the stretch in that area. (more…)

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Jan. 9, 2015

Best Pool Heaters

Choosing The Best Pool Heater For Your Application

As autumn and winter draw closer, we receive many calls and inquiries about swimming pool heaters. The questions range from which brand is best to what type of pool heater is best for my application. The answers vary as there are many factors that go into determining the best pool heater for your swimming pool or hot tub. Since this is a fairly large topic, we will have to break this down into several blogs to sort it out and get the information in here. So let us start with the basic types of pool heaters and their best applications. (more…)

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Jul. 17, 2014

Expandable Pool Liners For Above Ground Swimming Pools

Expandable Pool Liners

Expandable liners for above ground pools are designed to conform to different shaped pool bottoms and different depths. Expandable liners can be used in both round and oval pools and typically they can add up to an additional 2 feet of water depth. Expandable pool liners do come with different liner prints and thickness of materials, all can be seen by clicking here. (more…)

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May. 5, 2014

Above Ground Pool Skimmers

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Above Ground Pool Skimmers

 

This brief article is about one of the most overlooked and least expensive parts of the above ground swimming pool, the skimmer box. The pool skimmer is responsible for the transfer of water from the pool to the filter system. And because it is one of the only openings cut into the pool liner and pool wall, it is often the source for leaks and corrosion. (more…)

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Mar. 22, 2014

Deep End & Deep Middle Above Ground Pools

The topic of putting a deep end in an above ground swimming pool is one that will never die. Many of us want the additional water depth that the deep end offers, but there are some very important facts that you should know before purchasing your next swimming pool. We are going to discuss what a deep end or deep middle is and what to look for when purchasing an above ground pool for this purpose. (more…)

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Mar. 19, 2014

The Best Pool Floor Pad – Armor Shield

Best Pool Floor Pad

The Best Pool Floor Pad – Armor Shield

 

It’s that time of year again when swimming pools all over the country are being cleaned up and prepared for summer time fun. Early Spring is a time when many above ground pools get their makeover. This often consists of a new swimming pool liner and accessories like pool cove, wall foam and even a new skimmer. But the one item that gets a lot of attention is pool floor pad.

What Is Pool Floor Pad?

Pool floor pad is simply a material that is placed on the ground under a pool liner to create a padding effect or protect the pool liner from puncture. This is done during the process of building the swimming pool or at the time of relining an existing above ground pool. This is never a bad idea and will keep your new pool liner safe from unwanted puncture. But pool floor padding can be made of different materials, some good and some very bad, so we will briefly discuss what to lookout for. (more…)

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Mar. 15, 2014

Prefab Or Pre Made Above Ground Pool Decks

It’s getting close to pool season once again for much of the country. Many of us are readying our pools for the warm summer months ahead while others are considering getting an above ground swimming pool for the first time. But one topic that comes up more now than in years past is above ground pool decks. We have covered the pre built decks in the past, but their popularity is growing and we should cover this topic once again.

Pre Made above ground pools decks are simply deck systems that have been engineered for use around an above ground swimming pool. Their generic nature allows them to be adapted to most any brand above ground pool. They are assembled and slid up next to the pool for a tidy fit. And thanks to their flexibility, these pre made pool decks work with practically any size above ground pool.

Are Prefab Pool Decks Safe?

These decks are well made and can support many people on them at one time. All deck models are heavy duty¬† and are constructed with a steel framework capable of supporting up to 1400lbs. on the larger models. Also all pre fab pool deck systems include both sets of steps. These are from ground to deck and from deck to water. They use steps not ladders for entering and exiting the pool water safely and easily, while the outside step incorporates a self closing latching gate for safety. Stylish handrail fencing around the entire deck and deck flooring is made from vinyl for superior weather resistance and great looks. (more…)

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Mar. 14, 2014

Pool Slides And Above Ground Pool Slides

As you probably know, pool slides are a very popular addition to any backyard swimming pool. Who doesn’t like the the added thrill of sliding into the pool down a wild and twisting pool slide? In fact it seems that they are gaining in popularity each year. We get a lot of inquiries about pool slides, but one of the most frequent questions is whether they make pool slides for above ground pools.

Slide Design And The Modern Pool

Pool slides are nothing new, they have been around for many decades. But due to current designs in swimming pools, the pool slide has changed. Newly built swimming pools are typically not as deep older swimming pools. The shallower nature of the pool required pool slides to discharge a person out over the water’s surface, opposed to sending you down into the pool. By sending out over the water, the risk of serious injury is reduced. (more…)

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Feb. 23, 2014