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101 Swimming Pool Designs and Types (Photos)

Welcome to our custom swimming pool design ideas where we feature many terrific pool designs including in-ground, custom shape, covered, indoor, infinity and many more for your ultimate backyard inspiration. This is our main custom swimming pools gallery where you can browse hundreds of different swimming pool designs by a variety of builders. Read our …

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11 Different Swimming Pool Accessories – Ultimate List

The summer season is a festive one in which people often enjoy the ability to get out and enjoy the company of their friends and family. There tend to be a lot of gatherings in which people will enjoy the company of their loved ones and activities that they are not able to do during …

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Should a Pool Patio Wrap All the Way Around a Pool Or is One or Two Sides Okay?

If you have the space for a pool patio, then it should absolutely wrap around the pool. This makes for a more practical pool area that is also aesthetically pleasing to look at.  Both friends and family will be free to use all sides of the pool to lounge around and have fun and that’s …

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7 Examples of Fun Inflatable Water Slides for a Pool

There’s nothing quite like inflatable water slides for enjoying time outside and capitalizing on the nice summer weather. Inflatable waterslides are a great way for children to be active while soaking up some vitamin D in the backyard. In this article, we look at some of the best inflatable slides out there for your pool. …

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How to Repair an Above-Ground Pool Wall

A well-maintained above-ground pool can last for many years with minor maintenance. Some repairs, such as mending a liner or replacing a pump or filter, can be done quickly and easily, while others require more work. A corroded pool wall might cause problems, including puncturing the pool liner or making the pool dangerous. While you …

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Are Magic Erasers in the Pool a Good Option for Cleaning Messes?

A few years ago, an Ohio pool owner made headlines with a pool hack, and it caused quite a stir in the pool service community. She said she used a Magic Eraser sponge to clean her pool. Is this method effective for pool upkeep? Is it even safe to use a Magic Eraser to clean …

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Can You Shock a Pool Without the Pump Running?

Clean water is not only beautiful to look at, but it is also delightful to swim in with your arms and legs spread wide. Shocking is the most popular and effective method of eliminating bacteria and algae in a pool. Chlorination and filtration are the two components of keeping a pool clean. After disinfection, you …

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How Long After Shocking a Pool Can You Swim?

Regardless of how experienced a pool owner is, shocking a pool can be unnerving because, when working with a large number of chemicals, even the tiniest error can spell tragedy. Many people wonder how long they should wait after shocking a pool before swimming because of these potentially harmful conditions. It is essential to know …

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18 Fantastic Swimming Pool Covers (Ideas and Types)

Welcome to our guide featuring a wide array of swimming pool covers! This detailed write-up covers advantages of pool covers, types of pool covers and many examples of pool covers you can choose from. Related: Average Swimming Pool Size | Is Installing a Swimming Pool Worth it | Types of Automatic Pool Cleaners | Swimming Pool Types …

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What is the Average Size of Residential Inground Swimming Pools? Get ALL the Details Here

There’s an old joke told among accountants, lawyers, and other specialized professionals that when a client asks a question that they don’t know the answer to, the best answer to give is, “Well, that depends.” This answer is meaningless, of course, and it might bewilder the client, but it does give the professional time to …

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Is Installing a Swimming Pool Really Worth It?

Midsummer heatwaves are baking our lawns and sidewalks, and hiking up our power bills to keep those ACs on arctic blast. And if you’ve got school-age kids, you’re probably counting down the days until school’s back in session. Because if your home doesn’t have a pool, you’re probably being subject to some variation of this …

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101 Luxury Swimming Pools (Residential)

You might argue that an article featuring “luxury swimming pools” is redundant. After all, a swimming pool is a luxury feature for most homes. For this reason I nearly didn’t publish this gallery. However, while considering this post, I scanned through hundreds of swimming pool design ideas and realized that some are definitely nicer than …

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The 3 Different Types of Automatic Pool Cleaners (Pros and Cons)

Related: Average Swimming Pool Size | Luxury Swimming Pools | Is a Swimming Pool Worth It | Swimming Pool Ideas | Swimming Pool Cost How To Choose The Best Automatic Pool Cleaners Having a swimming pool in your backyard is a great thing. While dipping in it during the hot summer months or having pool parties at …

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50 Swimming Pool House, Cabana and Pergola Ideas (Photos)

As if having a pool isn’t lucky enough, some very fortunate swimming pool owners splurge for a pool cabana. The cabana is a structure adjacent to a swimming pool. It’s a broad term and as you can see in our photo gallery below, can include a variety of structure types including fully enclosed, partially enclosed …

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8 Pool Chlorine Alternatives

Chlorine has been the preferred sanitizing component in almost every pool for many years. It’s the cheapest and easiest to use pool treatment but it also became unpopular because of the strong chemical smell it elicits as well as causing dry skin, red stinging eyes, and allergic reactions in some swimmers. With its widely known …

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Saltwater Pools: Pros, Cons and 5 Alternatives

Saltwater pools aren’t that common. They’re usually on resort grounds, but some people do have them built in their backyards. There’s something special about swimming in saltwater which mimics the ocean. There are other saltwater pros, but also cons which we set out below. We then list out alternatives to saltwater pools. Saltwater pool pros …

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