Coping Strips For Above Ground Pool Liners

After so many years of service, your swimming pool liner and coping strips in your above ground pool will need to be replaced. No one wants to do it but we often cannot avoid it. But doing this is usually better for your pool than leaving the old liner in too long. Pool liners can develop leaks that go undetected and harsh chlorinated water will leak against the pool sides, encouraging corrosion. This is the time to give your pool a tune up and ready it for another long round of service.

Getting Started

After removing your pool liner it is time to deal with any rust issues and access the need for replacement parts. We covered this in another blog in much greater detail so if you care to read more about pool rust repair just click here. Once you have determined your pool is in good shape it is time to get the right parts and put it back together. (more…)

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Feb. 7, 2014

Dogs And Above Ground Pools

There are many dog lovers among us pool owners. Our beloved pets are dear to our hearts and are treated just like family members. Dogs love to be around us and love to be outside when we are. When we play in the pool many dogs like to follow, which leads us to one of the most popular inquiries we receive. Can my dog go into my above ground pool?

The answer is maybe, as this really depends on the type of above ground pool you have, accessories that go with it and your dog. We are going to cover the best types of pools as well as preventative measures to reduce the risk of pet related damage.

Best Above Ground Pools

First up is the pool itself and the best above ground pools are hard side pools.  this style pool fares much better that soft sided or Intex type pools. Blow-up pool models tend to only last about a year even without pets entering the pool. This is primarily because of poor quality materials they are made from and bad design. The blow up ring around the top is very susceptible to puncture and is often damaged by racoons, squirrels and other critters that may climb up onto the pool uninvited. Their small and sharp claws have no trouble penetrating this soft thin material causing it to deflate. (more…)

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Feb. 6, 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

1972 V8 Vega GT

Viva Lost Vegas!!!

These few pics below pay homage to an often forgotten piece of automotive Americana, the V8 Vega. Pictured here is a classic 1972 Chevrolet Vega GT. This car is powered by an original 1970 LT-1 350/370hp small block V8, while the remainder of the drive train is comprised of a GM TH350 transmission mated to a Chevrolet 12 bolt rear differential with 4.10 gears.

The body of this Vega GT is in great shape and still wears it’s original code 75 Red paint and original black deluxe interior. Other “Day 2″ features include 5 lug spindle conversion with 15” Cragar s/s rims and Good Year Polyglas GT tires. Rounding out the mods are vintage Stewart Warner Green Line gauges and a Hurst Auto Stick II shifter. (more…)

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Jan. 28, 2014

Rusty Swimming Pool Top Ledges Or Top Rails

Rusted or corroded swimming pool top rails and parts often become a problem for many pool owners eventually. The rust is caused by nature’s elements like moisture and sun, or from corrosive chemicals like chlorine, salt, acid etc. Over time the effects take their toll on the coatings protecting the metal parts of the average above ground pool. But there are a few things you can do to fight back and prolong the life of your pool.

Assess The Damage

Anytime is a good time to perform maintenance on your pool. However during a liner change or during your initial Spring start up is often the most appropriate. (more…)

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Jan. 27, 2014