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

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

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