Rusty Pool Walls

In all, an above ground pool is a very worthy investment. Where else can you have decades of fun for such a small amount of money. However, eventually your investment may need may need some additional help to keep delivering the good times. It would likely last forever if it did not eventually succumb to corrosion, this includes aluminum pools and pool walls too.
Regardless of the type of metal your pool is constructed of, it going to happen to most every above ground pool owner sooner or later. I am referring to the discovery you find when it comes time to replace the liner in your above ground pool.  You dig and and upon the liner’s removal you discover rust on the inside of the pool wall. Your heart sinks at the thought of not being able to use your pool again or the possibility of having to spend money to replace it. (more…)

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Jan. 25, 2014

How To Measure For An Above Ground Pool Liner

Pool season comes around every Spring and many of us dread and delay changing that old leaky faded swimming pool liner. Unfortunately they don’t last forever and changing the liner in your above ground pool is something that most of us will have to do at some point. We are faced with the realization we can’t limp it along another season, so the plan is to get it changed at the first hint of warm weather.

For many of you the time to start planning this project is drawing near. While liner changes are certainly nothing to look forward to, they are nothing to fear either. The task of pool liner replacement usually only requires minimal tools, possibly a couple of liner accessories and a few hours of your time. With a little forethought you will be able to achieve stellar results in as little as half a day. But before you go ripping that pool apart, let’s make sure you get the correct liner for your pool. (more…)

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Jan. 23, 2014

Above Ground Pool Installation: DYI or Professional Installer

Self Install vs. Professional Installation

As the weather warms up, thoughts of swimming pools and fun family recreation creep into our heads. We all need a place to relax and enjoy great times with friends and family. The smell of backyard BBQs and the sounds of children’s laughing are summertime staples, and a swimming pool is often the center piece of many backyard gatherings.

When it comes to acquiring a swimming pool for summertime activities, an above ground swimming pool is a very economical alternative to the skyrocketing price of the average concrete inground pool. The cost of an above ground is typically one tenth of the total price and can be completed and ready to use in as little as one day. These are huge advantages for the above ground pool and the primary reason they out number their in ground counterparts 2 to 1. (more…)

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Jan. 17, 2014

Above Ground Pool Fence Installation

When it comes to the installation of an above ground swimming pool, there are many things to take into consideration and none more important than safety. The last thing you want is to install a pool that is not going to be safe for your family and others who may swim in the pool from time to time.
It is so easy to get so caught up in the excitement of installing a pool that we often overlook this detail, but many municipalities in this country require you to have a fence around your pool or yard. Now if you already have a fenced in yard you may not need to acquire a fence kit all though many families do. One big reason pool fences for above ground pools have gained popularity is the fact that they are far less expensive than fencing in an entire backyard and do a great job of keeping pool toys in the pool. (more…)

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Jan. 10, 2014

Pool Covers – 5 Great Reasons To Use One

Five compelling reasons to cover your swimming pool.

No matter if you have an inground pool or an above ground pool there are some accessories that every pool owner should have, and a pool cover is one of these items. If you already have a pool but don’t have a cover, read on as we give you 5 excellent reasons to use one on your swimming pool. Below are a few of my favorite reasons that will save you time, money and hours of work.

Evaporation

Evaporating water from your pool means you will need to add more water pool on a regular basis. Having too low of a water level can cause the filter system to operate less efficiently. Water evaporation not only can also cause your water bill to go up as additional water is needed, but the now diluted pool water will also require more chemicals to get the water chemistry balanced again. (more…)

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Jan. 10, 2014