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How Effective Are Solar Pool Heaters?

Over the years, more and more pool owners have started to look at more energy-efficient alternatives to pool equipment. One popular way ...


Pool Volume Calculator

Calculate how many gallons of water are in your swimming pool based on its shape and size.

Pool Pump Size Calculator

Figure out what size pool pump you need based on the size of your pool and hydraulic system.

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Most Popular Swimming Pool Shapes

Swimming pools come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They can range from Olympic-sized lap pools to circular inflatable pools. When ...

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About Pool Research

We're here to help you make confident decisions about your swimming pool. With over 25 years of experience working in the swimming pool industry, we've seen just about everything there is to see from the initial design process to troubleshooting, maintenance, and everything in between. You can learn more about why we're here, what you'll find, how to get in touch, and the small team behind Pool Research on the about page.

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