Category Archives: Above Ground Pool Installation

Gorilla Pad – NOT BEST Pool Liner Padding? Why?

Above Ground Pool Floor Padding Gorilla Pad

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

Doughboy Pools @ Pools Above Ground

Doughboy Deep End Pools

Doughboy Pools at Pools Above Ground

Doughboy Pools

Doughboy pools are synonymous with American quality. If you were a kid in the 1970’s, you likely remember the Doughboy pool. It was one of the first makes on the above ground pool market, and still going strong today. In a landscape filled with imported sub-par products, above ground pool owners still have high quality pools still available to them. Hoffinger Industries, who purchased Doughboy Recreational in 1974, is the only pool manufacturer in the world to make all their own products from raw materials. (more…)

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Jan. 11, 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

Overlap Pool Liners For Above Ground Pools

Every swim season many above ground pool owners are faced with the replacement of their vinyl pool liners. The first step in this process is ordering the correct liner for your pool. Aside from knowing the size of the pool liner needed, knowing the correct attachment method is also required. (more…)

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Mar. 28, 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

Orlando Above Ground Pool Dealer

Orlando residents like many others are probably wondering where they can go view above ground pools. It may seem strange that pool stores do not have pools to see nor do they have them in stock to buy. Well a lot has changed in recent time including the way we shop for pool supplies. Just ten years ago Orlando and central Florida residents simply went down to the local above ground pool dealer to shop for a pool. Pool supply stores and large pool dealers like Rec Warehouse all had various models on display. You could see them, feel them with your own hands and dealers offered everything from cheap above ground pools to the more expensive hybrid resin pool models. (more…)

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Feb. 10, 2014

Solar Pool Heater For Above Ground Pools

​Solar heating an above ground pool has become quite a popular practice in recent years. And it seems as though more and more people are wanting to heat up the pool water to either make it more comfortable or to extend their swim season. Answering this call, manufacturers have responded to the demand by offering more options for the swimming pool owner searching for ways to warm up pool water.

Making The Most Of It

It is important to note that these solar heating systems will work with varying results on each pool. Pool size, location, and air temperature are just a few of the variables that make each application different. However you can make the most of your solar pool heating system by taking a few important steps first. (more…)

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Feb. 6, 2014

Above Ground Pool Liner Installation Tips

Whether you are putting a pool liner in a brand new swimming pool or replacing an old liner, it is a good idea to make the most of your investment. Installing your new pool liner correctly will add to the longevity of both the new pool liner as well as the pool itself. Follow along as we briefly discuss the common mistakes made when installing an above ground pool liner and how to avoid them.

Prevention

It likely goes without saying but unwanted moisture is the primary cause of premature corrosion of the pool wall and frame. And the majority of the problem can be prevented or stopped with a few simple steps. Fortunately for those of you about to install or replace the liner in your above ground pool, this is the perfect time to ensure your pool will deliver fun and relaxation for years to come. (more…)

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Jan. 26, 2014