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.


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

What to look for when buying an Above Ground Pool

Above Ground Pools

An above ground pool is an investment, and you will want to make sure that you are getting the best pool for your budget and needs. A good quality average sized above ground pool package will generally start at around $2,000. Of course, this price will vary depending on how large the pool is, what it is made of, and what is included in the pool kit. To ensure that you buy the best product, there are many things to look for when you are buying an above ground pool.

Narrowing Down Your Options

At first, the thought of buying an above ground pool can seem overwhelming. With so many different products to choose from, you may have trouble focusing on the key factors in the search. (more…)

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Dec. 9, 2013

The History of Swimming Pools

People of all ages turn to a swimming pool for fun and exercise.  According to the National Swimming Pool Foundation, in the US there are more than 10 million swimming pools. Not only do Americans love their swimming pools, people in virtually every country around the world enjoy pools. The country with the most pools per capita is New Zealand, with 200,000 pools in a country of 4 million people. It seems everybody knows how fun it is to swim in a pool, yet very few people know the origins of the swimming pool.

The invention of the swimming pool can be traced back to more than 5,000 years to Ancient Pakistan and a public water tank. This public pool was called the Great Bath and it measured approximately 40 feet by 23 feet. At its deepest, the Great Bath reached almost eight feet. The Great Bath is still in existence today, and it features intricate edging and wide staircases at either end. The floors and walls were made with tightly fitted bricks covered with a gypsum plaster and then tar. (more…)

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Dec. 9, 2013