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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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Ultimate Fiberglass Pool vs Vinyl Liner Pool Video!

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Underground vs Aboveground Pools: Costs and Comparisons

With the summer upon approaching rapidly, many folks out there are debating whether or not they should go with an underground pool (aka “inground”) or one that sets on top the ground.

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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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Inground Pool Cost of Ownership: Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl

  If you are considering the purchase of an inground pool, you’re probably wondering what maintenance and repair costs you can expect to encounter as the years pass on.  As you’ll see, the answer to that question largely depends on the type of pool you choose:  concrete, vinyl, or fiberglass.

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The Myth That Fiberglass Pools Cost More Than Concrete Pools

There is a huge misconception out there in the inground pool consumer market and I’m here today to set the record straight.

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Earthquakes and Fiberglass Swimming Pools: Yep, Flexibility is Nice When the Earth Moves

Like many of you, I just was part of the ‘East Coast Earthquake’ of 2011. For 10 seconds, I was sitting in my office, feeling the floor shaking beneath me, and asking myself—“Am I actually in an earthquake???”

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Fiberglass Pool Builders Showcase: Signature Pools of Chicago

We’re passionate about fiberglass pools here at River Pools and Spas, and we believe that the only barrier that prevents many potential pool owners from considering fiberglass pools as a serious option is simply a lack of awareness.

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5 Fiberglass Pool Trade Secrets From River Pools and Spas

At River Pools and Spas we have the opportunity to speak with literally hundreds of pool builders around the world.  Sometimes they teach us, sometimes we mentor them.  But any way you cut it, it’s given us tremendous exposure to the world of fiberglass pools, and great insight into the little things that tend to make a big difference in fiberglass pool construction.

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner  |  Finding A Pool Contractor  |  Installation & Construction

Why Fiberglass Pool Installations are Not as Stressfull As You Think!

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10 Reasons Why Fiberglass Pools Are Better Than Concrete

Yes, that’s right, fiberglass pools are better than concrete pools, at least in most applications. Are there exceptions? Sure, no doubt, fiberglass pools are not for everyone due to some of their size and shape limitations, but the fact that they are exploding in popularity all over the world, especially in the US and Canada, one must no longer see fiberglass as a distant 3rd to concrete and vinyl in the swimming pool industry. But the main question is why? Why so much growth in popularity? Here’s the short answer:

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All-Tile Fiberglass Pool Bottoms Another Industry Innovation in 2011

For the past couple of days, my business partners and I have been viewing the new 2011 products of the swimming pool industry here at the Atlantic City Pool and Spa Convention. Each year, we attend this show in an effort to continually stay informed as to cutting-edge industry products and practices. And of all the items that have caused me to raise an eyebrow during this show, the one I'm maybe most impressed with is the concept of an all-tile fiberglass pools.

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