How Long Does It Take To Install An In-Ground Pool?

a backyard with a swimming pool and patio furniture.

If you are considering installing an in-ground vinyl liner pool, in order to better plan you should look at the length of time it takes to install from start to finish. You will need to know the timeframe so you can be sure to start the project with enough time to have it done when […]

Inground Pool Construction and Trees: Common Questions

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As you are considering constructing an in-ground vinyl liner pool in your backyard, and are making specific plans, one of the first of many decisions you need to make is the location of the pool. The location of the pool in your yard may require removal of some trees, and you will need to have […]

How to Clean a Green Pool

a pool with a boat and trees.

If your pool is full of green water, you know that you have to take care of the problem that is causing it before anyone can enjoy being in the pool! A green pool looks gross and can seem to happen overnight. Don’t fret! You can correct it, usually within a few days. Our experts […]

Sand Pool Filters v/s Cartridge Pool Filters

a couple of children in a pool.

The filter is central to the water circulation system for your in-ground vinyl liner pool. Your pool filter moves the water in the pool and catches particles and debris that will cause the water to be murky and unhealthy. This is important if you want to keep your pool looking new with clean and safe […]

Saltwater Versus Chlorine Water Pools

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There is nothing quite like a refreshing dip in a cool backyard pool in the summertime. That time is fast approaching in the Southeast with the summer months just around the corner. One question that comes up frequently, especially for vinyl-lined pools, is whether to use chlorine water or saltwater. Both have great features, but […]

Wake County Residential Swimming Pool Regulations

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In order for residential swimming pools to be safe, the state of North Carolina and Wake County have regulations you must follow. Knowing what these rules are before installing a project will be important in order for you to be sure you are in compliance with codes. For example, permits and inspections are required for […]

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Vinyl Liner Pool?

a pool with chairs and a fence.

Vinyl liner pools are beautiful, a popular choice, and easily the most affordable of inground pool types. There are plenty of options for colors and designs so you can customize the look for your special retreat. The question people ask the most is “how much does it cost?” Building an inground pool is a big […]

Residential Swimming Pool Regulations in Johnston County

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Steps to Building a Pool in Johnston County, North Carolina In order for residential swimming pools to be safe, the state of North Carolina as well as individual counties and townships have regulations you must follow. Knowing what these rules are before installing a project will be important in order for you to be sure […]

How Building a Swimming Pool Affects Homeowner’s Insurance

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When you are making plans to build a beautiful pool in your backyard and dreaming of the oasis it will provide, you have many things to think about and decisions to make. Such decisions as the type of pool (e.g., vinyl liner pool or concrete pool), the size, the pool shape, the decking, the cost, […]

How to Choose the Right Size In-Ground Swimming Pool

a pool with chairs around it.

You have many decisions to make and options to consider when you are installing an in-ground, vinyl-liner swimming pool. One of the main things to decide on is the size of the pool. How do you know the appropriate size your swimming pool should be? What considerations should you include in your decision-making process? There […]

Vinyl Liner Pool Customization Options

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If you are planning to have a vinyl liner pool built, you don’t have to settle for a plain pool with no personality. Vinyl liner pools have many options available for customization so your pool is a beautiful enhancement to your backyard living area. At Prestige Pool of NC, we build customized pools tailored to […]

Things to Consider for Your Pool as Fall Approaches Winter

a close-up of a blue pool.

It’s hard to wrap our heads around the fact that we have left summer behind and are quickly approaching winter.  If you don’t currently have a pool but are thinking about a pool for next summer, there are some things to consider now. However, if you do have a pool, spending time in your vinyl liner […]

Maintaining Your Pool During the Winter Months Without Closing It

a pool with lights in the snow.

You probably love looking at your vinyl liner pool. A pool can be so pretty with the blue water and the surrounding landscaping. It is soothing to just look at it, without even going in it.  You can learn how to winterize your vinyl liner pool before closing it for the season, but there is another option. […]

How to Keep Your Pool Looking New

a swimming pool with a fence.

Do you remember when your pool was brand new? It was a beautiful sight to behold. The crystal clear water. The clean decking. Just looking at it made you so proud and all you wanted was to be in the pool! And, if you weren’t around when the pool was built, you can imagine how […]

Balancing Pool Chemicals for Different Seasons

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As we move out of summer and into fall, you will be using your vinyl liner pool less frequently. Even so, keeping your chemicals properly balanced moving into fall is just as important as it has been in the summer. Maintaining your pool during the cool months of autumn and preparing it for the cold […]

How To Shock A Vinyl Liner Pool

Building a vinyl liner pool in your backyard is no small investment. That is why it is imperative to take good care of your pool and ensure it is thoroughly maintained and cleaned.  A popular pool maintenance tool that you have probably heard of is pool shock. Pool shocking is often used during the process […]

How to Open a Pool After Winter

a swimming pool with a fire place in the middle of it.

It is still winter but we know everyone is already thinking of warm weather. You may have an in-ground vinyl liner pool that you are anxious to open up after winter has passed. Before you can enjoy your pool this spring, you will need to be sure that it is safe and clean. At Prestige […]

Understanding Vinyl Liner Pools

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With their affordability, easy upkeep, and beautiful appearance, vinyl liner pools are considered to be the most popular in-ground pools on the market. At Prestige Pools we pride ourselves in our expertise in vinyl liner pools. If you are considering building a backyard pool and want to veer away from the traditional cement finish, we […]

Vinyl Liner Pool Basics

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Vinyl liner pools are the most affordable type of in-ground pools on the market. They are popular, not only because of being affordable, but also because they are beautiful, comfortable, and easy to keep clean. This type of pool has many benefits such as durability, easy installation, and a wide variety of colors and patterns […]

Tips to Caring for Your Vinyl Liner Pool

a pool with chairs around it.

We know you love your vinyl liner pool–it’s attractive, strong, and durable. Vinyl liners are designed and produced to last a long time.  But, for it to last and look as beautiful as it did when you first installed the pool, you have to maintain it properly. At Prestige Pools, we specialize in vinyl-lined pools. […]

A Guide to Vinyl Liners for In-Ground Pools

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If you are in the process of shopping for an in-ground pool installation and are considering a vinyl liner pool, this guide is a helpful tool. You probably have questions about the information you are reading about vinyl liners. Questions like what is a mil, how thick should my vinyl liner be, what does embossing […]

Great Reasons to Build a Backyard Pool

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Are you thinking about building a pool in your backyard? Are you listing the pros and cons to help you make the decision? Would you like our help? At Prestige Pools, it’s our business to assist and guide you in making the many decisions you’ll have to make when you decide to build a pool. […]

Benefits of Vinyl Liner Pools

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The benefits of vinyl liner pools are significant, including adding value to your Raleigh home. You have some choices in the type of pool you put in your backyard. Knowing the pros and cons of each type will help you in making a decision on the type of inground pool to build. A pool creates […]

Benefits of a Vinyl Lined Pool Versus Fiberglass

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With warm weather coming, you may be thinking about making good on that promise you made to your family for an in-ground pool this summer. If so, now you need to decide on what type of pool to construct. When comparing a vinyl liner pool with a fiberglass pool, you should consider the pros and […]

What To Do If Your Pool’s Vinyl Liner is Wrinkled

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Vinyl pool liners are great because they are economical, easy to maintain, give you lots of choices for design, and provide substantial warranties. When you have a vinyl pool liner, however, one issue you may have to deal with is wrinkling.  Wrinkles in your pool’s vinyl liner are not only unsightly but can also cause […]

What To Do If You Get Black Algae in Your Pool

Black algae in your vinyl pool is a significant health hazard. You should know how to spot it, ban the use of the pool immediately, and take the necessary steps to get rid of it! Black algae can make your family, friends, and your pets sick by just swimming in water that is infected. But, […]

Closing Your In-Ground Pool and Off-Season Care

a pool with a gazebo next to a white fence.

Taking some time to close your in-ground vinyl liner pool correctly, and then caring for the pool during the off-season, will make opening it next spring easier and less costly. When you have a pool, you know how wonderful it is to open it in the spring and have the pool be in perfect shape. […]

Saltwater vs. Freshwater Pools

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There might be some confusion when it comes to choosing between Saltwater or Freshwater for your pool, but we are here to help. Find out the pros and cons for both Saltwater and Freshwater Pools so you can make the right choice when it comes to your own pool!