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Michael Phelps swimming in swim spaMichael Phelps Trains for the London Olympics

As U.S. swimming Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps prepares for the Summer Games, he has also teamed up with Master Spas on a signature line of swim spas. Read more >>


Modern pool after renovation Pool EnvironmentsPool Makeovers: Before and After

Check out the before and after of these amazing swimming pool renovations. They may inspire your own backyard makeover. Read more >>



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How to create the ultimate outdoor room. Read more >>



Enclosures Pool House Concord PoolsInside, Outside, or Poolside?

Make the most of your pool space with an enclosure, cabana, or pool house. Read more >>



Pool Shapes Lap Pool - Fluid Dynamics Swimming Pool Shapes

Size, shape, and style are important when building a swimming pool. Here are a few tips to help you determine what design is best for your property. Read more >>



Pool features fire pit table Brierhill HomesCreate Drama & Fun with Water Features

Add style and flare to your swimming pool with laminar jets, fire features, caves, waterfalls, and waterslides. Read more >>



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Enjoy the fun, relaxation, and health benefits of a hot tub and swim spa. Read more >>




Swimming pool cover track style QuestarTypes of Swimming Pool Covers

Swimming pool covers offer many benefits. Learn about the four different types of pool covers and choose the one that’s the best fit for your pool and lifestyle. Read more >> 



Filters Cimarron Circle Pool raised perimeter overflowHow to Clean Your Pool Filter


Learn the three types of pool filters and how to keep them clean so your water will be clear and healthy.
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Mission Valley Pools Spas infinity pool water carePool Care Basics


How to sanitize, test, and balance your swimming pool water. Read more >>



Zodiac Polaris swimming pool cleaners vacuumFAQ: Swimming Pool Cleaners


Are you a new pool owner in need of the rundown on swimming pool cleaners? Check out these frequently asked questions. Read more >>







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