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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.

Jason Hughes

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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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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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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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Installation & Construction

Inground Pools and Ground Water: How To Manage A High Water Table Video

 

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Installation & Construction

Will I Need An Electrical Service Upgrade For My Swimming Pool?

 

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Installation & Construction

4 Swimming Pool Construction Questions...Finally Answered!

 

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Pool Design Guides

Swimming Pool Design Guide: Friendly Advice From A Pro!

  Are you looking for inspiration for your new backyard pool? Awesome!  After helping hundreds of folks in Virginia and Maryland design and build their dream pool over the years, we would like to help you get your project off on the right foot.  But if you're like most people, the prospect of finding the perfect pool can seem daunting.  Well, your in luck, because today we're going to walk you through a simple step-by-step process to finding the right pool shape, size, and features for your backyard space.  Let's jump right in!

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Pool Design Guides

Indoor Swimming Pools 101: Cost, Construction, Advantages, and Other Questions Explained!

  So you're considering an indoor swimming pool?  Great!  Having worked on many indoor swimming pool projects ourselves over the years, we have found that people often have a variety of questions when they initially begin their research.  Today, we are going to cover some of the most common questions we receive from our clients, as well as from folks around the world who find us via the internet.   Let's jump right in!

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Patio and Coping

Inground Swimming Pool Pavers 101: Patio Installation Video, Maintenance, Pros and Cons

  Are you considering installing pavers around your inground pool?   If so, you are in luck because today we are going to discuss some of the most common paver questions we receive here at River Pools Powered by Thursday Pools Manufacturing.  In the following job site video, we show the installation of pavers around our Wellspring 40 freeform fiberglass pool and cover the advantages and disadvantages of using pavers as a patio material.   But before jumping into the video, let's discuss a few questions that are not covered in the video:  

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