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  • Removing An Old Pool Liner And How To Install The New One Yourself

    A swimming pool can sometimes last upwards of 15 years or longer if taken care of properly, but over those 15+ years you may need a new pool liner. This may be due to regular wear and tear, or it could dry rot from the sun and thin causing rips and tears. If this happens to you, you can remove the old liner and install the new one. It is a job that is going to require more than one set of hands, so if you're thinking of doing this job on your own make sure you gather a few friends.
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  • The Low-Down On Acid Washing For New Pool Owners

    If you are new to in-ground pool ownership, you've probably realized there is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to maintaining your pool. But never fear -- with the guidance below, you will get over that curve in no time. The following is a guide to acid washing, a special type of maintenance you should provide for you pool every five years or so.  What is acid washing?
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  • Adding A Swimming Pool To Your Sun Room: Three Options To Consider

    Whether you don't have the space for a swimming pool in your backyard or you simply want a pool you can use year-round, converting a sunroom to a pool room is a great option. Work with your custom pool builder to create the design that works for you, and choose from any of the following options to create the indoor pool that meets your family's needs. Lap Pool If your swimming pool will be used largely for exercise, a lap pool may be right for you.
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  • Different Types Of Pools And What You Should Know About Them

    Building a pool is very exciting. Many people look forward to the utility of having a pool on their property. In fact, it is a great way to improve property values and add a great addition to your property for fun and entertainment. But knowing what kind of pool to install can be challenging. There are a lot of different options out there, which is why it is important to educate yourself before you commit to anything.
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  • 3 Tips For Picking Your Pool's Location

    Upgrading your backyard with a swimming pool is an exciting prospect for increasing your comfort during hot months. Unfortunately, those who situate their new pool in a less than ideal location often end up having to deal with unforeseen problems. Here are three qualities that will help you determine the best location for your new pool. Aim for the greatest amount of sun exposure. Many people find themselves lured by the romantic notion of building their pool so that it lies beneath the overhanging branches of a tree.
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  • 3 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Pool

    Swimming pools are great to have in the summer to keep you cool, for fun and for entertaining. If you're considering investing in a swimming pool and adding it to your yard, there are a few things you should think about before making the purchase. See below for three things to consider to help you make your decision before taking the "plunge".  Homeowner's Association Rules First and foremost, if you have a homeowner's association that has rules and regulations, you may want to take a good look through them.
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  • Do Something Sophisticated Near Your Pool: Add A Fire Pit!

    An emerging home design trend is to situate fire pits near your pool for a very chic and contemporary look that will make you want to spend every minute you can outside. This merging of the two elements- fire and water- also brings a soothing Feng Shui to your home's exteriors, creating a serene place to sit and enjoy. Some cool ways to incorporate a fire pit near your pool include these ideas:
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  • Tips To Keep Your Pool Clean

    There's nothing more refreshing than jumping into your cool swimming pool after a long hot day. The beautiful, clear water can help relax you and take away the stresses of the day, instantly transporting you to your tranquil, happy place. This can all go away if that crystal clear water begins to turn green. A green pool doesn't exactly look inviting. Keep your pool clean and maintained in order to keep it crystal clear all summer long.
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  • 8 Maintenance Tips For A First-Time Hot Tub Owner

    Whether you have recently purchased a hot tub for the first time or you have owned one for years, there are many reasons why you might consider it difficult to care for your new toy. Whether you are prepared for calm winter nights or are looking forward to summertime parties outdoors, taking perfect care of your hot tub will help you make fantastic memories all season long. 1. Know how to remove dirt that has built up over time.
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  • Preparing For Your Custom Pool

    An experienced contractor can be a great partner when you're about to get a custom pool built in your yard; however, it's important to remember that there are some things you need to take care of so that the pool can be a source of relaxation and enjoyment rather than a source of stress and irritation. With the tips that follow, you can prepare for the pool and avoid problems.
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