HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INSTALLING ABOVE GROUND POOLS?
Blue World Pools began installing above ground pools in the spring of 1982 and has installed more than 30,000 pools.
HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES IT TAKE TO INSTALL AN ABOVE GROUND POOL?
Here at Blue World Pools Inc. we use only professional installers and most are 2 or 3 person crews.
WHAT CAN I DO TO KEEP GRASS FROM GROWING THROUGH MY VINYL LINER?
Blue World Pools professional installers treat the ground with a chemical to prevent grass from growing through, or under, the liner. You need to keep the area around the pool free of vegetation to assure nothing grows from outside the pool. You can also prevent this with proper landscaping around the outside of the pool.
CAN I HEAT MY ABOVE GROUND POOL?
Yes, there are several different options available for heating vinyl lined pools. The least expensive would be the solar cover. You can expect to swim an extra month at the beginning and end of the season. They will raise the water temperature by about 10 degrees. A solar cover is a must for using any other type of heater because they help heat the pool by day and prevent heat loss by night. The next options are solar panels. Your filter pumps water through the panels and back into the pool. The bigger the pool the more panels you will need. The panels can be mounted on the ground or on a roof. The most expensive way to go is the electric or natural gas heaters. They get plumbed right into the filter system and can heat the water to any temp you desire.
DOES MY POOL HAVE TO SIT ON LEVEL GROUND?
Yes: Pool manufactures state the ground must be within one inch of level. The professional installers at Blue World Pools level the ground using proper equipment such as skid steer loaders of sod cutters. They level the pool using transit, or sight, levels thus assuring the pool meets leveling guidelines.
HOW LONG SHOULD MY ABOVE GROUND POOL LAST?
Blue World Pools uses only top of the line products to assure your pool last for many, many years. Many of the pools we installed in the 80s are still in use today.
WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE MY POOL LAST LONGER?
Proper care is the life of anything you may have. Do not allow sharp objects in the pool area. Keep the area around the pool free of vegetation. Maintain proper water balance, and levels, at all times. Follow the pool manual provided to you by Blue World Pools. Use genuine replacement parts any time something should need replaced. Blue World Pools are very easy to care for, thus assuring it will give you many years of family fun.
SHOULD I HIRE A PROFESSIONAL TO INSTALL MY POOL OR DO IT MYSELF?
Here at Blue World Pools, Inc. we use only professional installers. When buying a pool from us you are assured of a fast, and quality, installation backed by the best professional service department in the industry. We have found when non-professionals install pool they make many mistakes and wish they had hired a professional.
WHAT DO I DO WITH MY POOL IN WINTER?
Make sure you have a top quality winter cover to cover your pool when it is time to close it. With a pool from Blue World Pools you will receive full winterizing instructions which are very easy to follow. Follow these instructions at closing and your pool will be ready to enjoy when summer comes.
HOW LONG SHOULD I RUN MY FILTER?
Proper filtration is very important in maintaining clean and sanitary water. This is determined by weather and bather load. It takes about 6 hours for our system to filter the water in a 24 round pool. Six to eight hours is ok early in the summer or as the weather cools. It is suggested at least twelve hours a day during the hotter months. We suggest twelve hours a day from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
If you have any problems with your pool water being cloudy or green or anything else, run your filter constantly (24 hours a day) until the water is clear. Taking a water sample into the nearest pool store could help at this point, but I usually find that one or two of gallons of plain bleach will take care of most any water clarity problem.
HOW BIG A HOLE CAN BE PATCHED IN A VINYL LINER?
Should you ever need to repair your liner Blue World Pools has professional grade underwater repair kits. These come with vinyl that is a perfect match for your liner. These kits, when used properly, can repair anything from a pin hole to a hole the size of a softball. These repairs are easy to make and will outlast the liner itself. You don't even have to drain the pool.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LIGHT MY POOL?
There are three types of pool lighting that we know of. The thru the wall lights for above ground pools are the most popular. The light replaces your existing pool return and acts as a pool return, water flow director and light. The second option is the over the wall version. You simply mount it under any top rail and it does a great job. They are usually less expensive and a lot easier to install. The newest method out are the floating solar lights.
HOW SHOULD I FILL MY POOL?
The best and safest way to fill your pool is directly from your water outlet. Use a 5/8 or 3/4 inch garden hose connected to your water source. City or county water is great but this can also be done from a well. It may take a couple of days to fill but this will allow the liner to properly set into place. You may also have water hauled in but be sure the person filling the pools takes their time especially on the first foot of water. Use only clean, clear, water.
HOW DO YOU FIND HOLES IN VINYL LINERS?
There are several ways to go about this. First try using goggles, and examine as much of the pool as possible, paying close attention to the liner in the cove area. Walk around inside the pool feeling for dips or washouts in the sand bottom. If you don't find anything this way you should drain the pool down to about 6". Examine it again very closely because you don't want to drain any more water out if you don't have to. Spend the most time looking around the cove area, where the bottom meets the wall. This is the most common place to get holes and they are the ones that leak the most and cause wet spots around the outside of the pool. Holes look like black spots or specks of dirt. Brush the area with your hand and the spots that do not move need to be looked at a little closer. As a last resort you can completely drain the pool and remove a few top rails and crawl in behind the liner. From the underside the holes will shine through like stars. This is the only method I know of that will find all the holes in a liner. While you are under there it is a good time to apply the patch. If the liner is only a year or two old and you drain and refill in the same day you should be o-k. Your main concern with this method is liner shrinkage. Older liners could shrink quickly and not stretch back into place when refilling, causing the walls to cave in or the liner to pull out from the top.
SHOULD I USE CONCRETE BLOCKS UNDER THE POST?
This depends on the ground the pool is being built on. Professional installers make this call on a pool to pool basis. When the ground is solid, or rocky, it is best not to use blocks. The pool rail needs to be as close to the ground as possible and blocks sometimes don't allow this. Blocks should only be used if the ground is soft or unstable. Trust our professionals. They know what to do and what is best for your situation.
WHAT CAN I DO IF I LET MY POOL SIT EMPTY AND MY LINER SHRINKS?
If the liner is older than a few years I would replace it. If it is relatively new you could try waiting until the hottest part of the day and start filling the pool. Watch closely as the pool fills for any signs of the wall caving in or of the liner pulling out from the top. Make sure you push all excess liner toward the cove area removing all wrinkles from the bottom. If the walls start caving in stop filling the pool. Start filling only during the heat of the day and slow fill only. If it pulls out from the top it can usually be reset. Above ground pools should not be left empty unless you plan on changing liners.
WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND, STEEL OR ALUMINUM WALLS?
We have found a well coated steel wall will outlast an aluminum wall by many years. The aluminum walls don't rust but they do tend to corrode within a couple years. I have seen this type of wall with hundreds of little holes all over it. This is called oxidation and can destroy a wall in a short time. The steel walls may get a little rust but this is normal and the walls should still last many years. Two other points to remember about making a pool wall last longer, if the liner leaks patch it or replace it. The more expensive the pool is usually means the wall is better coated and will last longer. This is the major difference between an expensive above ground pool and a less expensive pool. The process it is put through at the factory will determine the life of the steel components.
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