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The most educational swimming pool blog in the country, providing fiberglass pool articles and videos, as well as information on inground concrete and liner pools.

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Cost and Pricing  |  Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner

What is the Price Difference Between Concrete, Fiberglass, and Vinyl Liner Inground Pools?

 

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Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers  |  Pool Manufacturing Process

Top 10 Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers

  If you’re in the market for an inground fiberglass pool, you’re probably looking for a single resource that lists the most prominent fiberglass pool manufacturers in America.   As a manufacturer of inground fiberglass pools, we are often asked our opinion of other manufacturers.  Because we believe strongly in answering the questions we are asked, we put together the following list of 10 of the most prominent fiberglass pool manufacturers in America in alphabetical order.  

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Comparing Fiberglass, Concrete, and Vinyl Liner Pools in the Modern Age Ebook.

Comparing Fiberglass, Concrete, and Vinyl Liner Pools in the Modern Age

Don't blindly wonder if a fiberglass, concrete, or vinyl liner pool is right for you. Our educational ebook does a deep-dive comparison of the 3 types, all while noting the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner  |  Installation & Construction

Swimming Pool Construction: Comparing Concrete, Vinyl Liner, and Fiberglass Installations

  Over the years we’ve helped answer millions of questions from potential pool buyers and found that when people understand the basic construction process, it empowers them to make a more confident decision regarding which type of inground pool is right for them.     In this article we provide an overview of the basic construction phases of concrete, fiberglass, and vinyl liner pools. For a more in-depth look comparison of these pool types, be sure to check out our free eBook “Comparing Fiberglass, Concrete, and Vinyl Liner Pools in the Modern Age”.   Concrete Pool Construction Phase 1: Concrete Pool Excavation This phase is similar for all three types of inground pools.  Earth is excavated and either hauled off-site or used on the property.  This is not a decision to make the day excavation begins.  Even if your builder does not address dirt removal, be sure to bring it up in advance as it often requires time to find a dump location plus there can be associated costs.   Duration: Several hours to two days depending onthe pool size, equipment used, soil type, and the means of dirt removal.   Project Time Frame: Day 1     Phase 2: Steel Placement Concrete has a very high compressive strength, meaning it is resistant to crushing forces.  However, it has a relatively low tensile strength, meaning it doesn’t naturally flex or bend very well.  Adding steel to concrete structures, such as swimming pools, increases the structure's ability to flex and move with it’s environment.  A cage of steel bars, also called rebar, is tied together and eventually encased in the concrete shell creating a web of strength and help prevent structural failure.

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Can a Fiberglass Pool Be Installed Above Ground?

  One of the advantages of working with fiberglass pools is the flexibitlity it allows in design and installations. We are able to customize our pools to fit the needs of our customers.

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Pool Design Guides

Greco Survey Results Are In: Real Feedback From Real Customers!

 

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Installation & Construction

Easy Fix For A Cracked Return Fitting In A Leaking Fiberglass Pool

 

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Options and Accessories

Should My Swimming Pool Have A Cooler/Chiller?  Temperature Comparison Video

  On hot days where the temperature has you sweating and thirsty for a cold drink, there aren't many things as refreshing as jumping into a cold pool.  A pool is something you want to enjoy when it's hot outside.  However, many people don't consider that their pool water can reach temperatures in the 90's during the summer.  Pool Chillers, an optional feature on pool heat pumps, are specifically designed to lower your pool's water temperature so you can fully enjoy it, even on the hottest days of summer.  In the following video, Jason shows just how big the difference can be when you have a Chiller/Cooler installed on your pool. 

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Patio and Coping

How Hot Do Swimming Pool Patios Get? Temperature Comparison: Concrete vs Pavers vs Bluestone vs Travertine

  It was a blistering July day in Virginia.  The heat index was 108 degrees, there was a heat advisory in effect, and we were sitting around the office discussing what an enlightening experience it is for potential clients who decide to make the trip to visit our inground pool park in Warsaw.   Dan Dunn, our sales manager mentioned how he not only takes time to show the different types of patio options featured in the pool park, but he actually has his clients remove their shoes to feel the temperature difference between the various patio materials.   Immediately a light bulb went off in my mind and I said, "Video!"

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Should I Fill In Or Replace My Inground Pool? A Few Thoughts To Consider

 

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Installation & Construction

How Much Dirt Comes Out Of A Pool Excavation?(Jobsite Video)

  We recently received a comment on our blog asking: "What is the process of removing dirt during an inground pool installation?" We find that this is a question that most folks have when considering an inground pool.  Today you're in luck because in the following jobsite video we tackle this, as well as other common excavation/dirt related questions.   But before we jump into the video, here are some other questions about the removal of dirt on an inground pool project that we receive on a daily basis: 

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