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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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Cost and Pricing  |  Pool Maintenance  |  Pool Manufacturing Process  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

Concrete Pool Basics: Pros, Cons, and How They’re Made

A pool is a pool is a pool, right? Actually, not so much. When you’re planning such a big investment, you need to look into the three primary pool types—concrete, vinyl liner, and fiberglass—to understand the differences. River Pools manufactures and sells only fiberglass pools, but we know you need all the information on all the pool types in order to make an educated decision on what’s best for your needs. For some people, concrete is the way to go.

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Installation & Construction  |  Pool Manufacturing Process  |  Swimming Pool Design  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

Inground Vinyl Pool Liner Thickness: Basics, Costs, and Options

Are you shopping for liners for your vinyl liner pool and uncertain what thickness is best? Want to verify in layman’s terms what your pool builder has offered? Unsure what a “mil” measurement even means?

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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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Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers  |  Pool Manufacturing Process

Top 10 Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers

  If you’re in the market for an inground fiberglass pool, you’re probably looking for a single resource that lists the most prominent fiberglass pool manufacturers in America.   As a manufacturer of inground fiberglass pools, we are often asked our opinion of other manufacturers.  Because we believe strongly in answering the questions we are asked, we put together the following list of 10 of the most prominent fiberglass pool manufacturers in America in alphabetical order.  

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4 Fiberglass Pool Manufacturing Problems Solved: Our Vinyl Ester Barrier Coat Explained

  If you are seriously considering an inground fiberglass pool I'm going to make two assumptions: #1.  You are actively searching for specific information from fiberglass pool manufacturers about the actual materials they use and how they are applied. #2.  Up to this point, your search has been in vain.  Luckily, your search is over.   In the following video taken from an educational session of our 2016 Dealer Conference, Bill Khamis, partner at River Pools Powered by Thursday Pools Manufacturing, outlines the specific causes of several manufacturing challenges the fiberglass pool industry has faced over recent decades.  But he doesn't stop there.

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How Fiberglass Pools Are Made: 3 Step Video Guide

  Have you ever wondered how an inground fiberglass pool is created?  In the following video we introduce the three step process to making a fiberglass pool from scratch: 1.  The production of the Pattern or "Plug" 2.  The production of the Mold 3.  The production of the Pool The video shows the "birth" of our first Oasis 27 pool from the mold.  This process begins with the production of the pattern.  As you'll see in the video, a pattern is the original shape of the pool shell.  It is constructed using wood, fiberglass, body filler, and primer.  

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How Are Fiberglass Pool Molds Made?

  As one of the leading manufacturers of fiberglass pool shells in America we get asked all the time, “How do you create a new fiberglass pool design from scratch?”.    It’s a question we love answering because it’s a fascinating process and we honestly feel that the more informed the consumer is about the product they are buying, the happier they will be with it in the end.   With that said, there is a three step process in the creation of a new fiberglass pool design.   3 Steps To Creating A New Fiberglass Pool Design:  Step One:  The Pattern Step Two:  The Mold Step Three: The Pool This is a very detailed process that we can’t cover entirely in this article, but we can give you the basic concept behind the first two essential steps, constructing the pattern and producing the mold.  

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