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Steel vs. Polymer Pool Kits

Whether you’re building a pool for the very first time (congrats!) or you’re the designing the custom built pool you’ve been waiting a lifetime for, there’s no business quite like pool business. That’s because when it comes to the wear and tear (and hundreds upon hundreds of hours you’ll enjoy your pool over the years) […]

What Should I Use To Build My Swimming Pool Bottom

Pool Base Material

For over thirty years, vermiculite has been used in the construction of vinyl liner swimming pools. Essentially after the walls of the pools are positioned, vermiculite is mixed with Portland cement and then troweled on the “bottom” of the pool in both the shallow and deep sections. You have to mix a two to one […]

Filling Up Your Swimming Pool

Filling your swimming pool can be time consuming and will take a considerable amount of water. It is important to make sure that you follow some important steps to ensure that your pool is filled correctly. Not only will this save you time and money, but it will help you to enjoy a beautiful, sparkling, […]

How To Add a Handrail to an Existing Pool

There are several ways to install a handrail on your existing pool deck. These options range from labor intensive and expensive to simple and inexpensive. When a handrail is installed on a new pool, typically anchors are poured into the deck for the handrails or ladder to sit in. These pre-installed anchors allow for the […]

Pool Bottom Shapes and Terms Part 1

Considering a swimming pool this year but aren’t sure what the different pool bottom descriptions mean?  There are a few standard bottoms to choose from, here is a list of those common pool bottoms: Standard, Wedge, Sports, Play, Flat Bottom, and Coved Flat Bottom. First, the standard pool bottom is the most common type.  It […]

Help! How Do I Measure the Corner Radius of My Pool?

Perhaps you are in the process of measuring your swimming pool, have come across the corners, and you’re not sure how to measure them.  Or perhaps you’re getting ready to measure your swimming pool and just want to research how to do it.  Either way, this short guide is about how to properly measure the […]

Do Freeform Steel Pools Need Bracing at Each Joint?

I have been asked this question many times over the years, as some online dealers offer freeform pools with bracing only on the reverse radius and not on the radius. This will reduce the cost of and average pool kit by a few hundred dollars, however as a leading dealer of inground swimming pools kits, […]

How to Install an Inground Pool Light and Niche

Inground Light & Niche Installation

These instructions are strictly for inground vinyl liner pools with steel or polymer walls. Before starting, here are some common things to be aware of: The hole the light niche is installed in goes toward the bottom of the wall, generally a few inches above the finished floor. The installation depth of smaller lights may […]