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The Top 3 problems with concrete brick pavers

Concrete brick pavers emerge as a favored selection among homeowners aiming to enhance both the allure and utility of their outdoor living areas. With their durability, affordability, and an array of color and design options, these pavers bestow a distinctive charm that often stands unparalleled by other construction materials. However, like any construction material, concrete…

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Should I get an automatic pool cover for my swimming pool?

Owning an inground pool can significantly enhance the allure of any home, offering a space for relaxation, exercise, and entertainment. However, maintaining such a pool demands both dedication and financial investment. One pivotal choice that often arises is whether to opt for an automatic pool cover. Automatic pool covers, unlike manually handled covers, operate through…

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The Top Five Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers of 2023

If you’re looking for the best fiberglass pool, you’re in the right place! Fiberglass pools have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their durability, low maintenance, and quick installation time. With so many manufacturers of fiberglass pools in the market, we know it can be overwhelming to choose the right one.  Today we…

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Swimming Pool Contractors of Valparaiso IN

Valparaiso, Indiana is a beautiful city that offers a lot of opportunities for outdoor recreation. One popular activity in the area is swimming, and many residents enjoy having their own inground pool in their backyard. If you’re looking to have an inground pool installed in Valparaiso, there are several companies in the area that specialize…

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Shipping Container Pools Explained

Pools are a very straightforward product, right? If you have a pool or are considering getting one, you’re more than likely aware that the types of pools are fairly limited. Inground and aboveground pools rule the roost in the pool industry. They always have, and many people think they always will. But every industry needs…

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Pros and Cons Of A Concrete Pool Decks

When it comes to inground pool decks, nothing is more common than concrete. Whether you’re going with standard broom-finished concrete or stamped concrete, a concrete pool deck gives you everything you need to support your pool and at the end of the day, they just look good around pools! Of course, that’s not to say…

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Rectangular vs. Shaped Pools – Which Type is Best For You?

  So you’ve decided to get an inground pool, wonderful news! Whether this was an idea that you just committed to, or you’ve been thinking about a pool for a while, you’re probably wondering, “Should I get a rectangular or shaped pool?”  We’re here to help you with that. This can be a difficult decision…

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Common Fiberglass Pool Problems And Their Solutions

While we would love to tell you that owning a pool is all sunshine and rainbows, the truth is that it’s not. Like with any other major investment, there are possible problems that you may encounter and it’s important for you to be aware of these problems before you fully commit to purchasing a pool….

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Hidden Aspects Of Inground Swimming Pools To Look Out For

Inground swimming pools are advertised as all sunshine and rainbows–as they should be because let’s be honest, swimming pools are one of the best things you can own during the summer. They provide fun for the whole family and enjoyment that can last a lifetime! However, there’s so much beneath the surface of advertising inground…

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How to Remove Pool Surface Stains

If you’re a pool owner, you probably want your pool to look as clean as possible, right? Well, you also probably know that in order for that to be the case, you have to keep up with maintenance on a regular basis. However, even if you do so, there are instances where your pool may…

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What Temperature Should Your Pool Be?

We all have had that time (or times) where we take that first step into a swimming pool and it’s absolutely freezing, right? I thought so–and it’s not a pleasant experience by any means! The reason for that cold water is due to a few different things: The actual outdoor temperature The water temperature which is affected…

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Pool Ionizer An In-Depth Breakdown

You know that chemical you have to add to your swimming pool to sanitize the water and make it safe to swim in? What’s it called? Oh–chlorine! What if we told you that there’s a way you can reduce the amount of chlorine needed to maintain the water chemistry of your pool and keep it…

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How To Establish Your Pool Budget

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably decided that you’re finally ready to purchase and install an inground swimming pool on your property. We’re sure that this is an exciting time for you and your family for several reasons! It can bring so much joy and fun to your life for years to come, but keep…

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Pool Colors And Their Effect On The Appearance Of An Inground Pool

There are a lot of fun and cool parts about purchasing an inground pool–wait, we’re probably just stating the obvious here! Regardless, there are so many aspects of the design process that you can customize according to what you want your pool to look like, what you want to use it for, how it will…

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How to Clean a Green Pool

Is your pool an odd shade of green? Well, you might have an algae problem and whether it’s big or small, you’ll need to take care of it so your pool is safe to swim in once again. While restoring your pool to proper conditions and eliminating the presence of algae isn’t much of a…

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How To Make Your Swimming Pool Project More Affordable

Money is what makes the world go ‘round, right? Unfortunately, that’s the hard truth. Everything revolves around finances whether it’s being able to afford something, saving money to afford a specific item, allocating finances properly, etc., and inground swimming pools are no exception to this way of the world. We know that no matter what…

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How To Find The Right Pool Builder For You

So you’re looking to purchase an inground swimming pool. That’s great! Inground swimming pools can provide a great deal of entertainment and enjoyment for your family and friends throughout the summer, but that luxury comes at a pretty hefty price. An investment this big should give you everything you want and need–within your budget limits,…

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How To Clean A Cloudy Pool

I think we’re all in agreement that a cloudy pool is not a pretty sight. Not only is it unattractive, but also it signals the need to conduct maintenance on your pool. A cloudy pool is likely the result of the presence of bacteria that can damage your pool and the equipment along with it….

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Swimming Pool Contractors Vs. Landscapers Who Install Pools

Who wouldn’t love to have an inground swimming pool in their backyard, right? Definitely not us! And we’re willing to bet if you’re reading this, it wouldn’t be you either! A pool is a great facilitator of fun, enjoyment, and relaxation that not many people would pass up if given the chance. However, it’s a…

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Can You Resurface A Fiberglass Pool?

We’re willing to bet we can guess one of the things you want the most out of your inground pool. Longevity. Yes? We thought so! Fortunately, inground pools have come a long way and are now able to last years before repairs/replacements may be needed. Now, fiberglass pools are the most durable and therefore tend…

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How To Make Your Pool Liner Last Longer

As you probably know, liners in vinyl liner pools must be replaced every 4-9 years. Normal wear and tear will occur over time as you use your pool every summer, and more significant damage can occur from objects, animals, and other things. So, we can probably guess that you’re wondering how to prolong the lifespan…

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Can You Build An Inground Pool In The Winter?

Winter has arrived pretty quick this year and you may already be dreaming about the warm weather returning. And that’s fine because we are too! With summer comes the ability to spend more time outside enjoying the weather, being more active, and even relaxing. There’s so much more to do during the summer, including what…

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How Can Vinyl Liner Pools Be Customized?

One of the great things about vinyl liner pools is that they are customizable! Customization is arguably the biggest advantage that vinyl liner pools have over fiberglass pools as you can work with your pool builder to create a pool to your specifications. Of course, each property will be different so you may be slightly…

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Pool Safety Equipment Available To You And What They Do

If you’ve read some of our articles regarding inground pool regulations unique to specific towns in Northwest Indiana, then you know that many towns require you to have safety equipment equipped with and around your inground pool. Many of these safety equipment requirements are the same, but an explanation of the need for such equipment…

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What Is A Vermiculite Pool Floor

You know what vinyl liner pools look like. You probably know that they’ve been a common inground pool for many years. You know that the surface of a vinyl liner pool is the liner itself. But do you know what lies beneath that liner? Do you know the surface beneath the surface? Do you know…

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What Are The Top 3 Least Popular Inground Pool Accessories?

What’s the fun part about inground swimming pools? Swimming? Well, yes. Having pool parties? Well, that too!!! Relaxing in the water on a hot day? Yes, that’s fun as well! Okay, maybe we should re-state the question . What’s the fun part about designing an inground swimming pool project and finalizing the smaller details? If…

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What Is Swimming Pool Automation?

Technology has evolved drastically in the past 10 years—so much so that you can control most things with the push of a few buttons. Whether it be cell phones, tablets, remotes, control panels, or any other gadgets, so many aspects of our lives can be controlled by such devices. And in our case, swimming pools…

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What Is Cantilevered Pool Coping?

All inground swimming pools should be surrounded by a patio that can consist of a variety of materials such as: Standard Concrete Stamped Concrete Concrete Pavers Brick Travertine Natural Stone Brick Pavers Each of these materials brings a different aesthetic to your pool project and can aid in making a unique design that makes it…

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How Do Cold Climates Affect Inground Swimming Pools?

Cold weather is one of the things that comes with living in the Midwest and like it or not, we’re just getting the first taste of a cold winter that will be sure to stay for multiple months. For those of you with inground pools, the cold weather will call for some winter maintenance to…

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2020 State Of The Pool Industry

We all know 2020 hasn’t been the best year—well, quite frankly, it’s been atrocious. COVID-19 has been a devastating pandemic to not only the United States of America, but the entire world. We’ve faced challenge after challenge in society, and that includes industries like the inground pool industry. Since we’ve all spent more time at…

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How To Maintain An Inground Pool In The Winter

If you’ve read our article (How to Close an Inground Swimming Pool for the Winter), odds are you know the process of closing an inground swimming pool for the winter. That process involves quite a few steps that require care and precision to ensure that your pool can withstand the winter months and be ready…

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Inground Pool Covers: Defender Mesh From Anchor Industries Inc.

As we move into another winter here in the Midwest, it’s important that you know how to keep your pool protected, and part of knowing how to do this is being knowledgeable about the products available to you. One of those products are winter pool covers—something that many companies produce in a variety of different…

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Inground Pool Covers: 5-Star Solid Cover From Anchor Industries Inc.

Winter is coming and it’s time to get those inground pools closed up, covered, and ready to endure another season of rain, snow, and freezing temperatures. There’s a lot you have to do to prepare your inground pool for the winter, which you can read about in our article (Inground Pool Covers: What You Should…

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Building An Inground Pool In Hobart, IN? Here’s What You Need!

Hey! We’re back with another set of inground pool regulations—this time we’re focusing on those unique to the town of Hobart, IN! As you may know by now, no matter where you live, there are a certain set of specifications that your pool must meet in order to be built and used legally. These specifications…

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Building An Inground Pool In DeMotte, IN? Here’s What You Need!

We’ve covered a lot of inground swimming pool regulations unique to different towns in Northwest Indiana, but we haven’t covered them all! That’s why we’re back with another article discussing the inground swimming pool regulations you must follow for your pool project if you live in DeMotte, IN. Each town has their own specifications for…

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Inground Pool Winter Covers: What You Should Know

Although we all would love for the nice, warm weather to stick around here in the Midwest, fall weather is here and winter is on its way. And you know what that means if you’re a pool owner—it’s time to close those pools and cover them for the season until summer comes back around next…

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How To Close An Inground Swimming Pool For The Winter

It’s that time of year again—summer has come and gone, nice weather won’t be around for months, and here to stay are the cold weather days that we have to stay inside. That means it’s time to close those pools in anticipation for next summer! And you may be wondering what pool closings entail, especially…

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Building An Inground Pool In Hammond, IN? Here’s What You Need!

We’re back again with yet another list of inground swimming pool rules and regulations and this time we’re focusing on those unique to the town of Hammond, IN! Our goal with focusing on this topic is to educate you about what your town requires for inground swimming pools. It’s imperative that you know where you…

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Pool Decking: Stamped Concrete Vs. Concrete Pavers Vs. Basic Concrete

We all know that the biggest and most important aspect for pool buyers is the pool itself. It’s the centerpiece of a pool project and what will give you and your family enjoyment for years to come. However, there’s a lot more to a pool project than just the pool! There’s pool equipment, plumbing, electricity, etc.,…

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Building An Inground Pool In Highland, IN? Here’s What You Need!

Once again, we have a set of inground swimming pool regulations—this time we’re focusing on those unique to Highland, IN! Pool regulations are so important to the outcome of your pool project as they may permit or prohibit you and your pool builder from certain pool project designs. You may not be able to place…

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Building An Inground Pool In Mokena, IL? Here’s What You Need!

In this installment of our quick guide to inground pool rules and restrictions, we’re taking a look at those unique to the town of Mokena, IL! We’ve said it before, but we feel it’s important to reiterate—each town’s regulations on inground swimming pools are different. There may not be drastic differences from one town’s regulations…

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Vinyl Liner Pool Repair: Basic Leak Detection And How To Patch A Liner

Like all pools, vinyl liner pools come with their share of possible problems that need to be solved. Some have fairly complex solutions while others require simple solutions. And here at Royal Pools and More, we’ve seen pretty much all of the problems you can think of, including leaks and tears in the liner. In…

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Building An Inground Pool In Munster, IN? Here’s What You Need!

In this article, we’ll be taking a look at yet another set of rules and regulations for inground swimming pools. This time, it’s those put in place by the town of Munster, IN. So, if you live in Munster, IN and are looking to build an inground swimming pool, you’ll want to take a close…

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Building An Inground Pool In Frankfort, IL? Here’s What You Need!

In addition to providing our services to Northwest Indiana, we at Royal Pools and More service clients in the Chicagoland area, which includes suburbs like Frankfort, IL. And just like we’ve done with many towns around Northwest Indiana, we’re going to give you a rundown of the rules and regulations for inground swimming pools that…

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Building An Inground Pool In Cedar Lake, IN? Here’s What You Need!

This installment of the rules and regulations placed upon inground swimming pools focuses on those enforced by the town of Cedar Lake, IN. As we’ve noted, each town has their own set of rules and regulations for inground swimming pools as do counties for unincorporated areas. Therefore, it’s important to know which set of rules…

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Building An Inground Pool In Lowell, IN? Here’s What You Need!

Rules and regulations for inground swimming pools vary from town to town, and in this article will be looking at those specific to the town of Lowell, IN. So, if you live in Lowell, IN and are looking to purchase an inground swimming pool, you might want to take a look at what we’ve included…

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Fiberglass Pools: 5 Things Your Pool Builder Must Do At Installation

Regardless of the type of pool you choose to purchase, the installation process is pretty extensive. It’s not just dig a hole, build the pool/drop the pool shell, fill in around it, and pour the surrounding deck/patio. There’s so much more that goes into the construction of an inground swimming pool than what is often…

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Building An Inground Pool In Valparaiso, IN? Here’s What You Need!

If you’re looking to build an inground pool in Valparaiso, IN, you’re going to want to pay close attention to what we’re about to say in this article! We all know that the look and type of pool is something that is at the top of the list for prospective inground pool owners, but there’s…

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Building An Inground Pool In Lake County? Here’s What You Need!

Every town has their own requirements and regulations for inground swimming pools, but there are some instances where a town’s requirements don’t apply. Yep, you read that right. For those who live in the unincorporated areas of towns, they will have to follow the requirements put in place by the county those towns are part…

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Building An Inground Pool In Schererville, IN? Here’s What You Need!

Up next in our inground swimming pool rules and regulations, we’re taking a look at those put in place by the town of Schererville, IN. It’s imperative that both you and your pool builder are aware of every regulation placed upon inground swimming pools by your respective town (or county if you live in an…

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5 Landscapers In Northwest Indiana

It is our goal at Royal Pools and More to create a perfectly well-rounded pool project for every one of our clients. However, we are not responsible for some parts of the construction, including electrical work and the topic we are going to cover today—landscaping. We are the pool experts, so we take care of…

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Can A Fiberglass Pool Pop Out Of The Ground?

So you’re considering a fiberglass pool, but the vinyl liner and gunite pool contractors you met with said, “those bath tubs pop out of the ground…you don’t want one of those!” Now, you are left feeling confused and feeling nervous about a fiberglass pool. We’re here to tell you that it’s okay, we understand, take a…

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Building An Inground Pool In Crown Point? Here’s What You Need To Know

Requirements and restrictions are aplenty when building an inground pool, and they differ in each town. In this article, we’ll be detailing the regulations put in place by the town of Crown Point, Indiana for all inground pool projects. And although the pool builder is largely responsible for abiding by these rules and regulations, it’s…

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Building An Inground Pool In St. John, IN? Here’s What You Need!

To build an inground swimming pool, several requirements need to be met. Each town has its requirements which can affect the design of the entire pool project. So, these requirements must be met with each and every pool so they can be built legally and without any issues with the design. In this article, we…

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Common Problems With Vinyl Liner Pools And Their Solutions

Purchasing a pool is a huge investment that you likely hope to have for many years in the future. But with every investment comes possible problems that you must deal with. And what better way to begin dealing with them than being prepared and informed before they even arise? Just as with fiberglass pools and concrete…

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Northwest Indiana Pool Installers: Triton Pools & Spa VS Royal Pools

In the final installment of our comparison versus other pool installers in Northwest Indiana we’ll be taking a look at Triton Pools and Spa. As we’ve said throughout the duration of this series, our goal is to educate you about your options for businesses to install an inground swimming pool. We can’t deny that there…

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Northwest Indiana Pool Installers: Pool Pro Contractors V. Royal Pools

In our fourth installment of our comparison series versus other pool installers in Northwest Indiana, we’ll be taking a look at Pool Pro Contractors Inc. We want to educate you on your options so you can make the best decision for you and your family! By no means is this series designed to put us…

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Vinyl Liner Pool Rundown: Pros, Cons, And Manufacturing Process

I mean, I’ll admit it. I thought I knew a decent amount about vinyl liner pools since everyone in the Midwest has been in one at one time in their life. Honestly, the truth is, I didn’t even know the half of it until I started working here but it’s a good thing we are…

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Northwest Indiana Pool Installers: Expert Pool Builders Vs Royal Pools

Up next in our comparison series versus other pool installers in Northwest Indiana we have Expert Pool Builders. Our goal in this series is to show you what we offer in comparison to other pool builders in the area. Obviously, we all offer different products, services, and experiences—all of which work together to make each…

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Why Do Pool Heaters Fail So Quickly?

I think we can all agree that the first time you stick your foot in the water of a pool can often be a little bit of a shock to the body. It tends to feel cold and in order to feel comfortable in the water, you have to wait a few minutes for your…

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Northwest Indiana Pool Installers: B&F Pools Vs. Royal Pools And More

We’re back with our comparison series versus other pool installers in Northwest Indiana and today we’re taking a closer look at B&F Pools! As we’ve pointed out from the beginning of this series of articles, our goal is to educate you not only about ourselves, but our competition as well. And we know what you’re…

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Fiberglass Pool Rundown: Pros, Cons, And Manufacturing Process

You’ve probably heard of fiberglass pools. You probably know what they look like (especially if you’re reading this). And you probably know that they’re an expensive investment, as all pools are. But how much do you really know about fiberglass pools? Do you know how they’re manufactured? Do you know what you have to do to maintain…

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Pool Liners: Will 30 Mil Liners Last Longer Than 20 Mil Liners?

If you’re reading this, you probably need to LISTEN UP!!! We feel this is important! Ok, we don’t mean to be that aggressive . But what we’re about to discuss again is very important! When considering pool liners, it’s common that people think thicker liners are the better option, and when quickly answering the question,…

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The Aspen By Thursday Pools: Review

One of our manufacturers here at Royal Pools and More is Thursday Pools. They are one of the most well-known fiberglass pool manufacturers in the country and have a wide assortment of fiberglass pools! They manufacture both rectangular and shaped fiberglass pools which have their own unique features, leaving you with many different options to consider….

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Top 10 Shaped Fiberglass Pools In 2020

While we may typically think of inground swimming pools as rectangular structures, shaped pools have become much more popular. And let’s be honest, they’re look so much cooler! But the question is this: “What are the best shaped fiberglass pools?” And honestly, there are so many shaped fiberglass pools that it’s difficult to pinpoint just…

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Northwest Indiana Pool Installers: Royal Pools VS Caribbean Pools

If you’re shopping around for an inground pool, look, we can’t deny that you have tons of options for pool builders in Northwest Indiana! We won’t even begin to act like we’re the best inground swimming pool builder in the area! There are tons of talented pool contractors out here in Indiana and also Illinois…

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Top 10 Rectangular Fiberglass Pools Of 2020

Fiberglass pools can be many different shapes and sizes, but they are usually grouped into two categories: rectangular and shaped. While we typically think of rectangular swimming pools in the Midwest because that’s what best pairs up with an automatic pool cover. Think about this as well, when you’ve seen pools in magazines, on television,…

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5 Local Pool Builders In Northwest Indiana In 2020

At Royal Pools and More, one of the things we pride ourselves on is striving to be the best swimming pool contractor in the area. Our mission is to educate you on everything that revolves around swimming pools—manufacturing, installation, maintenance, etc.—and provide you with the best product you can get. However, we can’t and won’t…

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What Is A UV/Ozone System?

Pool maintenance can be one of the biggest struggles when owning a swimming pool, particularly when it comes to the sanitizer. In years past, we saw the demand for salt water pools rise in the pool industry. Well, we are here to tell you that the way you sanitize your pool has been revolutionized! If you have ever researched…

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River Pools Vs. Thursday Pools: Who Is The Better Pool Manufacturer?

At Royal Pools and More, we have offered fiberglass pools in many different shapes and sizes from a wide range of manufacturers for almost 20 years. Today, we’ve narrowed down our options from just two manufacturers: River Pools and Spas or Thursday Pools. Each manufacturer has created their own designs and made them available to buyers, but a…

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When Should You Replace Or Repair The Liner In Your Pool?

As you’ve probably heard a lot on this topic if you’re considering purchasing a vinyl liner pool or maybe you currently own one, the main disadvantage is that you will eventually have to replace the liner! We recommend that you replace a liner every 4-9 years because natural wear and tear such as color fading, wrinkling or…

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Fiberglass Vs Vinyl! Cost,Customization,Surface,Install And Durability

When it comes to in-ground swimming pools in the Midwest there is a lot of talk about fiberglass and vinyl! It’s not to say you can’t install a concrete/gunite pool, but by popularity, these two “heavyweights” are far more common in this region of the country!   If you’re considering purchasing a fiberglass or vinyl liner pool, you’ve come to the…

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Fiberglass Vs. Concrete Vs. Vinyl Liner : Which Pool Should You Get?

You probably know that there are three types of inground swimming pools: fiberglass, concrete, and vinyl liner. And if you don’t—well, you do now! One of the most common questions we get here at Royal Pools and More is this: “What type of inground swimming pool is the best?” Our answer? Well, that depends on what…

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Articles And Documents You Should Have Before Meeting A Pool Builder

Purchasing a pool is a huge investment and we here at Royal Pools and More understand that you need to be confident in your purchase. We want to make the process as smooth as possible, but to do that we need a few things from you before our first meeting. It is important for us…

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What Is A Pool Liner Replacement Going To Cost?

While shopping for a swimming pool, if you decide to go with a vinyl liner inground pool, you probably know by now that you will eventually have to replace a liner or two. I get tons of questions about liners, and the number 1 question asked is always about cost. It would be very easy for…

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How Is A Fiberglass Pool Made?

“Isn’t a fiberglass pool just a giant bathtub?”  We get this one a lot!  Although a fiberglass pool is a one-piece shell, I wish it was as simple as “it’s just a bathtub,” but it’s not…and we totally get it.  It’s just not something you see every day.  You may have seen a fiberglass pool…

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Top 5 Problems With Automatic Pool Covers

When deciding on a product you are going to purchase, always be sure to research the pros and the cons.  Here at Royal Pools and More, we do see 98% of our clients use automatic pool covers for reasons of safety, chemical savings, and energy savings.  Still, it would be wrong to ignore the problems.  Every product,…

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Can I Install An Automatic Pool Cover On Any Pool Shape?

Automatic hard pool covers can be one of the best decisions you make when purchasing an inground swimming pool. That is why I felt that answering this question needed to be a top of my priority list when developing our learning center. The simple answer to this question is yes, you can cover a free…

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What Pool Accessories Or Options Should I Consider?

Now that you have picked out what style of swimming pool that you like, lets dive into the options or accessories! So, there are many options to choose from when it comes to pools. Depending on the style of swimming pool you choose the best option for you and your pool may vary. The pool…

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How Deep Should My Swimming Pool Be?

As simple as it may sound, this may be one of the more troubling questions you will have to address when designing your swimming pool. This mundane question, if not well thought out before installation, can really compromise the integrity of the swimming pool. Choosing the right depth will allow you to get whatever it…

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What Should Be Included In Your Pool Package?

A pool package is extremely important when purchasing a swimming pool. This is the list of everything that is going to be included with the price of the pool. For every new pool contractor in every city, county, or region you meet, they will all have a different pool package. While some pool packages may be very similar, no two are the…

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How Do I Find A Quality Swimming Pool Contractor?

Lets face the facts, not every company could possibly be suited for every customer, and that definitely stands true for swimming pool contractors. With so much conflicting information, so many differences of opinions and a multitude of products. It can just be outright difficult to select a pool contractor. If you are seriously considering an inground swimming…

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Fiberglass Pools VS Vinyl Pools: Which Is Better?

I get this is a question that I answer on the daily… AND I LOVE IT! The truth is, each style of pool can be a good fit for any one person. What is so great about this conversation is the fact that I cant tell you what pool is better, it is completely up to you! What I can do…

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How Much Do Inground Pools Cost?

We get it,  a swimming pool is a HUGE purchase, and can be a very COMPLICATED! Decisions like these sometimes involve pulling a large loan, life savings, or even portions of a retirement fund which can be scary for fear of being ripped off or taken advantage of! We know financial planning is key and we also know…

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What Are The Top 5 Problems With Vinyl Liner Swimming Pools?

1. Floating Liner Unfortunately this happens due to the hydro static pressure that is around the swimming pool structure, forcing the liner to “bubble” or “float”. Now this typically does happen when there is a lot of groundwater in the earth around the pool. Usually caused by high amounts of rain or even the fact that you…

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What Are The Top 5 Problems With Fiberglass Pools?

If you are interested in buying a fiberglass swimming pool, 1. Pool Wall Bulging Years ago, all fiberglass contractors where trained to back-fill their pools with sand. It was industry standard and no one thought anything of it. Little did we know as contractors, that this would create some problems. As water gathers around the swimming pool,…

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Swimming Pool Liners: Is A Thicker Liner Better?

One of the more popular questions that we get when dealing with liners is: “Are the thicker liners better, for my swimming pool?” I wish this was as easy as a yes or no answer but it isn’t. There are a few things that actually factor in how to choose the right liner for you…

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Can The COVID-19 Virus Spread Through Pools And Hot Tubs?

Over the last few weeks, we have taken calls about the novel COVID- 19 in relation to pool water! The main question has typically been, “can it be spread in pool water?” With so much confusion going around about the new Coronavirus, we felt it our responsibility to at least clarify a little bit on…

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Swimming Pool Financing: Five Ways To Pay For A Swimming Pool

Congratulations on your decision to purchase a swimming pool! We understand that this is a very big decision and we are her e every step of the way to help you understand everything pools and in this step, the financing options! If you have landed on this page having yet to sign on the dotted…

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What Are The Top 3 In-Ground Swimming Pool Trends In 2019!

Swim Season Is Almost Here! All We Have To Do Is Turn The Corner From This Crummy Weather In The Midwest, And Its Time Again To Do What I Love So Very Much! Work on Swimming Pools! Every Year We Some Cool Things That Tend To Take Off In The Swimming Pool Industry And This…

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Three Things To Consider Before Getting Swimming Pool Financing!

Are you looking to finance your pool? Most clients that purchase an in-ground swimming pool do indeed need some sort of financing. Swimming pool financing typically should be a fairly painless process. Although the process is simple, I do want to share with you three things to consider before signing on the dotted line, to…

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Automatic Pool Covers: Can You Cover A Shaped Swimming Pool?

Over the years of having dealt with thousands of pool owners and hundreds of auto covers.  One of the questions that most often gets asked is “can you install an automatic pool cover on a shaped swimming pool?”  And the answer to that question is, yes, buuuuut it still depends:). Having too extreme of a shaped…

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How To Properly Maintain A Salt Water Pool!

Salt chlorine generators are one of the swimming pool industries great inventions. Cutting down on time maintaining your pool and increasing how much time you get to enjoy the pool. After installing hundreds of salt systems over the years, the customers who have the best results are the ones who maintain the cell and their pool water…

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What Is A Salt Water Pool? Salt Water VS Chlorine And Pros And Cons

One of the biggest fears of purchasing a swimming pool is the challenge of understanding how to properly maintain the pool chemistry.  “Is there enough chlorine?” “Is there too much chlorine?  “Why is my pool turning cloudy?  Look, I completely understand the confusion and the internal struggle of keeping a swimming pool balanced. Working with…

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Are In Ground Vinyl Liner Pools Out Of Date Or Old Fashioned?

Technology as we all know is shaping the world and changing it daily! Whether it be the development of the World Wide Web in the 90’s to just the other day with the landing of Space X, there have been some truly mind shattering events in my life time. Like I said earlier we see…

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How Much Does An Inground Pool Cost Vs Above Ground Pool?

As I meet with new clients every year, I get asked hundreds of questions per week about swimming pools, and most of them are very common. The other day, I got asked a question, and I guess people would think it’s a fairly typical question, but for some reason, I do not get it asked…

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How Much Does A Fiberglass Pool Cost?

With many great qualities such as their algae-resistant gel coat, low cost of maintenance, and luxurious look! It’s no wonder fiberglass swimming pools are the highest-demanded swimming pool in the industry right now. Over the past fifteen years I have installed hundreds of fiberglass swimming pools and the very first question from the customers is…

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Concrete Pool Deck: How Much Concrete Do I Need Around My Pool?

Deciding on how much pool decking you need is a difficult but very important thing to decide on. The facts state that you will spend significantly more time (about 90%) on the pool deck than actually in the swimming pool! Interesting, right? This means that getting the patio layout right is crucial to designing your…

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Wondering How Much A Pool Liner Replacement Costs?

As you know by now if you have a vinyl liner in your pool you will eventually have to replace it. When that time comes I have noticed that there seems to be a lot of confusion in the swimming pool industry about pool liner replacement costs. Actually, its easy for me to understand why…

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What Is Pool Shock And How Often Should I Shock My Pool?

Pool chemistry is extremely important when trying to maintain a perfect swimming pool environment. One of the most important things you need to do to your pool, if not the most important is to “Shock” your swimming pool. When dealing with hundreds of customers over the past fifteen years we have found that there is…

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The Best Swimming Pool Contractors In Northwest, IN?

Every year at Royal Pools and more I get to meet hundreds of people with hundreds of questions regarding inground swimming pools. Since the beginning, we have always been advocates of telling home owners they need to get pool quotes from other swimming pool contractors. So, with that being said, customers ask me all the…

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Swimming Pool Financing: How Do I Get A Swimming Pool Loan?

Congratulations! So you decided that you want a pool!  The next most logical question would be…… How do I want to pay for it?  Over the years we have seen customers pay in a variety of ways. Some of them listed below: Equity/ Second Mortgage Unsecured Loan Credit Card Cash Before moving forward I want to…

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I Want A New Swimming Pool Next Year: When Is A Good Time To Book It?

Its that time of year again, the holidays have come and gone. By the way Its the time of year for us in the midwest portion of the inground poolindustry, where we get to shake off the dust and prepare for a new pool season. The most common question I get when the snow is…

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Why Do Fiberglass Pools Cost More Money?

As you probably know there is more than one style of in-ground swimming in the industry. Royal Pools and more offers two styles of inground swimming pools, fiberglass and vinyl liner.  Both have their pros and cons but there is one major difference between the two pool products that I get asked about at every…

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Which Pool Pump Is Better: Single Speed, Two Speed Or Variable Speed?

One of the most commonly asked questions we get from customers is “what style of pool pump do I need for my pool?” With the different options for pool pumps out there, this post will help you understand the differences between all of  them, so you can make the best decision in designing your new pool…

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The Royal Five Year Warranty

Why do we offer a five year warranty?   Quality We feel that some of the industry standards to be quiet honest are not always up to snuff. This enables builders to have poor installation practices. This in turn creates a lot of problems for customers down the road. Such as bulging pool walls, leaky…

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Fiberglass Pools VS Vinyl Liner Pools: Which Is Better?

                                                        Fiberglass Pools or Vinyl Liner Pools, which is better? One of the most important questions that I do get just about every day in my professional life!…

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