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People considering an investment in a swimming pool usually have lots of questions because they have a lot of decisions to make. 

We hope you’ll find the information below helpful in making informed decisions.

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9 Questions To Ask a Pool Builder

How To Choose the Best Swimming Pool Contractor Are you financing a swimming pool? Make sure you choose the right pool builders for your project! From residential backyards to Olympic-sized recreational centers, pools are a major investment that require significant skill to build and complete properly. When you have a pool installed, you want to

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How Long Can You Finance a Pool?

Putting in a new pool is a significant investment. You’re not just paying to improve both your home and your day-to-day life. You’re also committing yourself to a particular payment plan that enables you to properly finance the construction. Most people find themselves wondering how long can you finance a pool, and whether long-term or

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How Long Does It Take To Heat a Pool?

How long does it take to heat a pool? Every pool owner has asked themselves that question at one point or another. After all, the whole point of a pool is comfort and fun. Nobody wants to come over and wait around for a pool to warm up. You, and your guests, want to feel

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How Long Does It Take To Build a Pool?

How Long to Build a Pool – The Quick Answer Typically, building a pool takes about 8 to 12 weeks. This involves all the key stages like design, obtaining permits, excavation, installing the pool shell or gunite, and adding the finishing touches such as a deck or patio. Of course every case is different and

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Solid vs Mesh Pool Cover – Which Should You Choose?

New pool owners are generally quick to discover that pool covers aren’t quite as simple as they might have thought. Most people know that pool covers are an important part of owning a pool. But what’s less well known is just how many types there are and how much of a difference they make in

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How Much Does a Pool Raise Your Electric Bill

Key Takeaways Homes in the US that have swimming pools consume approximately 49% more electricity compared to homes without pools. This higher energy usage results in an additional cost of approximately $500 per home annually. If you’re like most people then you’ve had moments of concern when looking over your electric bill. Those bills are

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The Latest Trends in Semi Inground Pool Designs

Semi-inground pools can grab people’s attention like almost no other pool design. You’ve probably thought about the benefits of both in-ground and above-ground pools. But semi-inground pools are both visually distinct and offer the best of both worlds. However, those unique benefits also come with some important issues to consider. And you’re about to learn

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Making a Splash: What To Know About Pools with Diving Boards

Key Takeaways Diving boards are not all positives and so need to be carefully considered before adding one to your pool project. Their disadvantages include an increase in possible accidents which directly relates to higher insurance premiums. They also require more depth (a minimum of 7.5 feet) and a larger area so the pool needs

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Benefits Of Hot Tubs

Key Takeaways There are many benefits of hot tubs which is why they are so popular, a few of them are: There’s just something about relaxing in the calming embrace of warm water while sharing the experience with some great people that can’t be beat. But while that’s the initial draw of hot tubs for

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What Is A Zero Entry Pool?

Key Takeaways A zero-entry pool (also called beach entry) can make for a truly beautiful pool that is different to what most people think of when thinking of a traditional backyard pool. They are not only stunning to look at, they make access to the water easier and give the experience of entering the water

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Stay Cool and Comfortable: A Guide To In Pool Furniture

Key Takeaways Adding furniture to be in the water itself can add a whole new dynamic to you pool and give it a point of difference to any set up your friends or neighbors may have. A key requisite usually needed is a pool ledge and this allows a flat shallow area where the furniture

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Beyond Blue: Exploring the Many Shades of Pool Colors

Key Takeaways Blue is the default color used in 99% of pools but within that color there is a full spectrum of blues that are popular. The main factors that affect the color of the water are: Why Is Water Blue? People often wonder why blue’s such a common choice for pools. The easy answer

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Pool Landscaping Ideas On A Budget

Simple pool landscaping ideas can instantly transform your pool in almost any way you desire. And even better, it can fit into any budget. You’ve probably considered doing some landscaping for your pool area. And it’s almost a given that you’ve got some great ideas. But that desire often falls prey to concerns over cost

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Disclaimer:

This blog is based on information available at the time of publishing and for the purpose of sharing information with the public related to swimming pools and projects that can be financed through Viking Capital. Although we strive to be complete and accurate, it is not information that is verified or maintained. It should not be relied upon for making financial decisions. An investment such as a swimming pool is significant. Viking Capital recommends consulting with a financial professional regarding your financing decisions and with pool professionals regarding pool options. To learn what financing options are available for you today, please apply with Viking Capital and you’ll receive your free loan consultation. Click Here to Apply.

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