Tired of the same old local pool store routine and run around?

103_0372Tired of the same old pool service company not showing up or answering the phone?
It’s O.K. because The Above Ground Pool & Spa Company Liner Replacements is here to help you with your pool liner problems. We are the #1 pool service company in the South Texas. We are the leading seller of quality pool liners , and we have installed hundreds of pool liners in San Antonio and its surrounding counties.
Whether you are replacing a round above ground pool liner, or an oval pool liner, AGP Company is the foremost expert in pool liner installation. And the quality of our vinyl pool liners is simply better than anything you can purchase anywhere else. Why? Because we care more about you and your pool liner than anyone. This is all we do and we are darn good at it.
Let AGP Liner Replacements help you to make your backyard a paradise on earth. Family, Friends and Backyard Fun… you deserve it!!!

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Why swim lessons?

Landers_poolWith so many sports to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which of the options available to you will ultimately be best for your child.

Should you enroll your child into a sport that you participated in, so that you can offer them advice along the way?

Or should you enroll them in a sport that you have limited knowledge of so they can experience the sport on their own, with no parental bias or pressure?

While I can’t answer this question for you, I can encourage you to consider a different direction.

Numerous studies have shown that swimming, not only recreationally but also competitively, can help improve children’s health and fitness, cognitive processes and social interactions.

Arguably the most important advantage of teaching children to swim is their safety in and around the water; after all, more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered in water.

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Pump damage

flooded pump

flooded backyard

The recent heavy rains caused “flash flooding”. The water may have partially submerged parts of your filter system for a brief time. You may have not have noticed before the water recedes. Please allow the pump to completely dry before testing it. Although the pumps can operate “in the rain” they can be permanently damaged by flooding.

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Vinyl liners and chemical

The liner in your pool is a very durable item designed to give you many years of enjoyment. Proper water chemistry is very important to the life of your liner.
When using granular chlorine, if you pour in a cup in one location, it could fall to the bottom and bleach the liner. That bleach area will start to become very thin and develop holes. Your liner will then start to lose water. Broadcast it slowly around your pool, arms length away from the wall, and brush off any that falls to the bottom. Be sure to follow all safety instructions found on the label.

If you use chlorine tablets and do not use a chlorine feeder and put them in your skimmer basket, this could cause your liner to bleach just below the skimmer and become very thin and start to leak. You should use a chlorine feeder for these tablets. If you maintain a chlorine level with only tablets it will tend to lower the pH and Alkalinity levels of your pool water. Your liner will lose its elasticity if these levels stay low and the liner will become brittle and could split.

You should have The Above Ground Pool & Spa Company regal tabs check your pool water on a regular basis so you can maintain proper levels. Test strips are also available for you to use if you are not close to a pool store. We have stories of customers who have their original liner for over 20 years. We also have customers who replace the liner every few years.

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How to vacuum your above ground pool



The following are generic vacuuming instructions that will work for most above ground pools. As always, see your owner’s manual, ask your installer, and/or speak to the manufacturer for complete instructions for your particular pool:
1. Gather your vacuum hose, telescopic pole, vacuum, and skimmer vac plate.
2. Attach the vacuum hose to the vacuum head which is attached to your telescopic pole.
3. Fill the hose with water. In one hand you should be holding the telescopic pole with the vacuum hose and vacuum brush attached. Make sure you hold the brush under water. In the other hand should be the end of the vacuum hose (that does not swivel) and you can hold it in front of the pool return wall fitting. As the hose fills up with water, you will start to see a lot of bubbles. When the bubbles stop, the hose is full.
4. Take the end of the hose you held in front of the return fitting and go over to the skimmer door. Vacuum plate will fit over your skimmer basket, you put the end of the vacuum hose into the skim-vac that fits over your skimmer basket. If you do not have a skim-vac, you will need to remove the skimmer basket and put the end of the vacuum hose into the opening below the basket. If you do not have a skim-vac, do not vacuum leaves or anything other than dirt as this will clog your plumbing lines and pump impeller.
5. Vacuum the pool slowly. Moving the vacuum head to quickly will only stir up the dirt which has settled on the bottom of your pool. It will look like you have cleaned, but the dirt will eventually “re-settle” on the bottom of the pool. Be sure to keep an eye on your pressure gauge or flow of water back into the pool. If pressure increases or flow decreases you will need to disconnect the hose and backwash or hose of your cartridge before continuing.
6. Make sure you keep the vacuum brush under water.
7. When you are finished, turn the pump off and remove the vacuum hose from the skimmer. This will release the pressure from the hose.
8. Backwash the filter , or hose off the cartridges according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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San Antonio Swim Spas

19swimspaThis is a three function piece of leisure equipment. It is a combination hot tub, swimming pool and exercise machine. Four swim jets provide resistance for swimmers or therapy use and there are 4 models to choose from. We can install this and build decking around it, pointing out the benefits of having a perfectly heated, covered swim spa ready whenever you are. Covered and well insulated, it virtually eliminates maintenance and reduces heating expense. The Above Ground Pool & Spa Company has the largest selection of swim spas on display in South Texas.

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Aboveground pools installed in La Vernia , Tx

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The sandy soils in La Vernia, Floresville, and Poteet can present some challenges when installing above ground pools. Most folks think it is easy to dig in sand, however, it takes experience to operate machinery that depends on traction to dig. Front end loaders are difficult to operate in “loose” soils. Depend on a professional and call the Above Ground Pool & Spa Company.

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The weather is getting hot, and………

DSC00290Swimming is the most popular summer activity. Water safety is important, and the best thing you can do to help your family stay safe is to enroll in age-appropriate swim lessons.
Here are some other tips to make sure your family has a safe, enjoyable summer season
• Ensure that pool barriers enclose the entire pool area, are at least 4-feet high with gates that are self-closing, self-latching and open outward, and away from the pool. The latch should be high enough to be out of a small child’s reach.
• If you have an above-ground or inflatable pool, remove access ladders and secure the safety cover whenever the pool is not in use.
• Remove any structures that provide access to the pool, such as outdoor furniture, climbable trees, decorative walls and playground equipment.
• Keep toys that are not in use away from the pool and out of sight. Toys can attract young children to the pool.

A backyard above ground pool is a great way to teach your children how to swim and protect them for life. You can’t fence off rivers, lakes, and oceans.

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Water level after rain

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After the recent rains the water level in your pool could be above the skimmer opening. This will cause problems with “skimming”. The dirt on the surface of your above ground pool will just float past the skimmer opening. Notice the debris attached to the skimmer faceplate in the picture. Lower your water level to allow some air intoi the opening. You might try vacuuming to syphon to lower the level.

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Leaf Bagger

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When spring comes and you are excited about opening your pool you also dread what could possibly be under the cover.

If you have a winter cover on your pool you are pretty sure there isn’t much under the cover but water.

With regular winter covers so many times leaves and small debris will get under the cover. Or if you are not careful debris will spill into the pool when the cover is removed. There are several ways to remove the leaves and small debris items. If there’s not much at the bottom then the easiest way is to use your telescopic pool and a leaf net. For more debris you can use a deep leaf net which can pick up quite a large amount. It could be a little hard on the arms and back pulling it out of the water but you will get much more in one scoop.

The best way is to use the Leaf Bagger. It is round and has a ring brush on the bottom with a mesh bag at the top. You attach a garden hose to it along with your telescopic pole and move it along the bottom of the pool. All the debris is collected into the mesh bag. You simply bring it up when it is full and empty it. This really saves a lot of time and the debris does not go into your filter so you don’t have to worry about backwashing your filter when you finish.

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