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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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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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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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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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Cantilevered Concrete Coping For Inground Pools: Advantages, Installation,  And A Video Tour Of A Beautiful Pool!

  If you are considering an inground pool, you've probably noticed there a lot of decisions to make!  From the type of pool, to options and accessories, to the type of patio and coping; all of these details impact the look and feel of your finished pool...as well as your budget.   One detail that may not initially stand out is the pool coping, or material that borders the perimeter of the pool.  In the video below, we discuss a particular type of coping called cantilevered concrete coping.   

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Cost and Pricing  |  Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers  |  Patio and Coping

Fiberglass Pools Installation Trends Of 2014

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner  |  Patio and Coping

Ultimate Fiberglass Pool vs Vinyl Liner Pool Video!

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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. 

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Installation & Construction  |  Patio and Coping

Deck/Patio Drainage For Inground Swimming Pools 101

We are frequently asked questions about deck drainage for inground pools.

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Patio and Coping

Pavers and Fiberglass Swimming Pools: A 2011 Slideshow

In the last year or so, we at River Pools and Spas have done more paver patios than ever before with our fiberglass pool installations. With their elegant look, customized design, plus the fact that they never crack, pavers are becoming more and more popular as a patio choice amongst swimming pool consumers.

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Cost and Pricing  |  Installation & Construction  |  Patio and Coping  |  Pool Design Guides

Inground Pool Coping: Idea and Cost Guide!

Let me just say, if you’re reading this article…..it’s pretty safe to say you have good taste. 

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Cost and Pricing  |  Installation & Construction  |  Patio and Coping  |  Pool Design Guides

Fiberglass Pool Coping: Paver vs Cantilevered Concrete- Quick Comparison

One of the most under-utilized options for fiberglass pools (in my opinion) is the coping material.  Many people assume that cantilevered concrete coping is the only alternative…..simply not so. 

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