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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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Is Any Backyard Too Challenging for a Fiberglass Pool? Epic Video!

When I first walked into the backyard of Chuck and Kristian Todd in Arlington, Virginia my first thought was, 'If this is going to happen, it'll have to be interesting.'  In the end, it turned out to be quite interesting indeed, as you'll see in the following before and after video. 

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The Best Inground Fiberglass Swimming Pools/Designs of 2013

In the past, we at River Pools and Spas have taken the time to recognize the different advances and developments in the fiberglass pool industry over the years, many of which have been the most read articles on this blog to date. So as 2013 is now here, we felt it time to discuss the best inground fiberglass swimming pool designs we’re seeing in terms of functionality and creativity in 2013. Also, as a side note, this article is not about the quality of the included manufacturers, but rather our opinions on their designs. Here goes:

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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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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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5 Fiberglass Pool Benefits to Consider in Your Pool Purchase

When someone is considering the purchase of an inground swimming pool, there are many factors that will dictate whether they choose fiberglass, concrete, or vinyl liner. And although each type of pool has it's own pros and cons, this article will discuss 5 main benefits to owning an inground fiberglass swimming pool.

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Fiberglass Pool Shell Weight: Why Is It So Important?

There are many factors that make up the quality of a fiberglass swimming pool, and one of the most important is that the appropriate amount of materials are used during the process of constructing the shell.

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Is Roman-End a Good Shape For an Inground Fiberglass Pool?

One of the more popular shapes in the inground swimming pool industry is the Roman End style-- a rectangle with a half circle on each end of the pool. With it's elegant look combined with it's plentiful seating, Roman End pools can certainly enhance the look of a backyard.

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Just How Beautiful is a Colored Fiberglass Pool Underwater? (Neat Photos!)

As we've mentioned many other times in the past, fiberglass pools have come light years in the last decade when it comes to beauty and aesthetics. Today, it's not uncommon to see fiberglass pools in the most luxurious of homes, much of which can be attributed to these advancements as well as the fact that consumers are now more informed than ever.

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Finding A Pool Contractor  |  Installation & Construction  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Retaining Walls, Fence, and Landscaping

Inground Pool Elevation: How High Should I Set My Pool?

We are frequently asked the question: What is the correct elevation or height to set an inground pool?  First off, we need to understand why setting the pool at the right elevation is so important.  Choosing the right elevation will insure the pool does three things:

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

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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