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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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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.

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A Unique Look at Swimming Pool Facts, Figures, and History

Although I'm not a huge fan of infographics, I thought this one was exceptionally done and a fun look for any swimming pool afficionado...

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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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Why 2012 is NOT the Year to Open Your Pool Late in the Season

Last week, I opened my swimming pool up for the season and was surprised to find the results-- it was green...REALLY GREEN.

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Pool Maintenance

Proper Fiberglass Pool Winterization: Should it Be Drained Below the Skimmer?

Well, sadly the summer has again come to a close for most folks around the US, which means it's time to winterize their inground swimming pools. But for those persons that own a fiberglass swimming pool, it's very important to remember one key to a proper winterization: Water Level.

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Pool Maintenance

How to Prepare Your Inground Swimming Pool for a Hurricane

Ohhh Irene, what bringeth thee???

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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.

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5 Reasons Why Your Inground Swimming Pool Should Already Be Open

So here we are, mid April, and many of you reading this are still looking at a pool in your back yard with a cover on it. This is understandable, and I’m sure you have your reasons, but I simply wanted to write this little article from the opposite perspective.

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Backwashing: Why it’s a Bummer for Your Beverages and Your Pool!

You know what one of my biggest pet peeves is?.....floaties in my drink.  And with five kids I know that if I give someone a sip, there’s going to be some backwash going on!  I can cope with giving up my ice cold soda, but there’s another type of backwashing that annoys pool owners on a weekly basis.  You know what I’m talking about….sand filters.  No, there’s nothing wrong with sand filters.  Heck, I grew up on them.  But geesh, it’s just seems like such a waste of resources.  Let’s take a closer look. 

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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.

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Pool Maintenance

Will My Fiberglass Pool Require a Weekly Service Company?

    Many pool service companies base their business model on weekly or bi-weekly visits to the customer’s home to service the pool.  We’ve accepted that as a fiberglass pool company, that’s not a viable business model for us…..because our customers simply don’t need it. 

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