Choosing The Right Place For Your Above Ground Pool

Choosing The Right Place For Your Above Ground Pool

“I’d like you to put it right here.” This is what a customer once said while pointing down to his driveway.

“Right here,” I laughed.

“Yes, I want it on this side about ten feet from the garage,” he said. “I’d like it halfway over so that I can still park my car in the garage.” He wasn’t kidding.

“OK,” I said recovering back to my serious business tone as I realized this was no morning joke. “I’ll probably have to take up the asphalt.” Six hours later, my customer was the proud owner of an erected 18-foot round above ground pool built right onto one side of his two car driveway. (more…)

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Dogs And Above Ground Pools

Dogs and Above Ground Pools

Every swim season I get a lot of questions about dogs and above ground pools. For some, their canine pets are a big part of the family and they want them to experience everything the family experiences. If they go on vacation, the dog comes along. If they have a cookout, the dog eats some barbeque. Outdoor concert? The dog goes too. So with so much puppy love going on in the world, it’s no wonder that owners want their pets to swim with them in their new above ground pool. Below is some info on the topic. (more…)

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What Does My Pump Motor’s Frame (FR) Rating Mean?

Your pump motor’s frame (FR) rating notes three key parts of your motor’s design which will help you match your current motor to a replacement. The three key parts are:

  • Barrel Size
  • Flange Shape
  • Shaft-End Type

As we know from previous blogs and how-to guides, the quickest and easiest way to find your pump’s motor replacement is to input the motor’s , (CAT) or number into Inyo’s search feature. However, over time pump motor labels fade, tear or smudge making the part or catalog number unreadable. Knowing your motor’s frame rating, in conjunction with its horsepower, service factor and amps, will help you find a match.

Without further ado, let’s get started.


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