Become a Dealer  |  Contact  |       

Request Pricing

River Pools & Spas Blog

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.

Blog Feature

Options and Accessories  |  Pool Maintenance

5 Ways to Keep Your Pool Algae Free During the August Heat

Well it's that time of year folks. August is here, vacations are being taken left and right, the heat is on, and for some pool owners, this all can equate to that green thing that makes pool ownership a frustrating experience---Algae.

Read More

Blog Feature

Options and Accessories  |  Patio and Coping  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Pool Videos  |  Retaining Walls, Fence, and Landscaping

10 Hottest Inground Pool Options and Accessories of 2012...Video!

In the market for an inground pool?  If so, you're certainly looking for the options and accessories that best meet your needs. 

Read More
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.

Blog Feature

Options and Accessories

5 Reasons Why Tarp Pool Covers Are a Terrible Investment

One of the questions we often hear this time of year is about tarp pool covers, and whether or not they'll do the trick for protecting your swimming pool over the cold winter months. In most cases, the frank answer to this question is 'NO'.  Here are 5 reasons why:

Read More

Blog Feature

Options and Accessories  |  Pool Maintenance

How Long Should Salt Water Chlorine Generators for Pools Last?

You may be wondering: How long should the Salt Chlorine Generator for my inground pool last? Let’s take a quick look, but first let’s take a second to understand exactly how salt water chlorinators actually work.

Read More

Blog Feature

Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Finding A Pool Contractor  |  Installation & Construction  |  Options and Accessories

How Level Should A Fiberglass Pool Be?

This is a great question!....and one that needs addressing.

Read More

Blog Feature

Installation & Construction  |  Options and Accessories  |  Retaining Walls, Fence, and Landscaping

5 Seamless Ways to Integrate a Retaining Wall into Your Swimming Pool Project

Note from Marcus: This is a guest post from one of the most prominent landscape designers in the Northern Virginia area, David Marciniak of Revolutionary Gardens....

Read More

Blog Feature

Options and Accessories

Best Robotic Pool Cleaner Video: What Makes This Design Best?

This year at the Atlantic City Pool and Spa Convention I had the pleasure of meeting Gil Erlich, V.P. of Sales and Marketing for Aqua Products, the World's Leader in Robotic Pool Cleaning Solutions.

Read More

Blog Feature

Options and Accessories  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Pool Maintenance

5 Fiberglass Pool Accessories to Consider in 2011

OK, so it’s Christmas week and I hope everyone is loving life with family and friends. But considering Santa is on his way, and being that Spring is believe it or not just around the corner, it may be time to think about a few ‘gifts’ for your swimming pool this coming year.

Read More

Blog Feature

Finding A Pool Contractor  |  Options and Accessories

Tile Choice on a Fiberglass Pool: A Very Important Decision

***Note from Marcus---- This is a guest post from Bob Ault, the man I consider ‘The Father of Fiberglass Pool Tiling’. For quite some time now, I’ve been pestering Bob about contributing a guest post here to our blog because I know he’s informed, opinionated, and GREAT at what he does. Over the past few years Bob and I have developed a friendship stemming from our desire to help elevate the education and information levels in the fiberglass pool industry. Despite the fact that we may disagree on a few points here or there, I truly believe Bob is one of the ‘great ones’ in this industry and feel honored to have his thoughts on our platform here at River Pools.

Read More

Blog Feature

Options and Accessories  |  Pool Videos

Custom Security Cover Installation Video: Fiberglass Pool with Elevated Patio

Check out this quick video of a custom security cover installation on an inground fiberglass pool with an 18" poolside wall and elevated paver patio.  As you will see, the cover anchors into the elevated patio then stretches taut across the pool. 

Read More