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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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Retaining Walls, Fence, and Landscaping

Retaining Walls For Pools 101: Types, Prices, And Features

  If you're interested in purchasing an inground pool and you have a sloped backyard, then you've probably considered incorporating a retaining wall into your design.  In the following video, we'll cover the most popular questions people have about retaining walls around inground pools.  Here's what we'll be discussing in the video: Types of retaining walls around pools Retaining wall cost and prices Popular retaining wall features Basic retaining wall construction around pools

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Retaining Walls, Fence, and Landscaping

Retaining Walls For Swimming Pools

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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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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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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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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....

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DIY Fiberglass Pools  |  Finding A Pool Contractor  |  Installation & Construction  |  Retaining Walls, Fence, and Landscaping

Fiberglass Pools and Retaining Wall Options

Retaining Walls and Fiberglass Pools

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Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers  |  Options and Accessories  |  Retaining Walls, Fence, and Landscaping

3 Benefits to Water Features on Your Inground Swimming Pool

When purchasing a swimming pool, many homeowners debate as to whether or not a water feature is a worthy investment. Although arguments could likely be made for both sides, I would emphasize here that a pool is an AWESOME addition to a back yard and to your family experience with or without such a feature. Notwithstanding, there are some definite benefits to having a water feature installed on your swimming pool. Here are my top 3. Also, make sure you take a look at the following video as it shows a recent stone water feature we built on a 16x40 fiberglass pool.

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Installation & Construction  |  Pool Videos  |  Retaining Walls, Fence, and Landscaping

Video Tour of Gorgeous Fiberglass Pool with Retaining Walls

One of the most challenging aspects of buying an inground pool is visualizing what the finished project will look like, and this is especially true on a sloping lot where retaining walls are needed. 

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Installation & Construction  |  Patio and Coping  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Pool Videos  |  Retaining Walls, Fence, and Landscaping

11 Simple Ways to Enhance the Look of Your Backyard Swimming Pool Oasis

Although there are certainly many ways to dress up an inground swimming pool, I wanted to write a brief list showing 11 things (just about all of which are shown in the video) you may consider to dress up the overall appearance of your backyard ‘poolscape’. Keep in mind that as you read the following ideas they are just that-- ideas, and by no means a requisite to having a beautiful pool in your backyard. As I always say, it’s better to have a pool in your backyard without all the options you wanted, than it is to have a beautiful pool with every option you ever dreamed of......in your head……and not in your backyard.

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Finding A Pool Contractor  |  Installation & Construction  |  Patio and Coping  |  Retaining Walls, Fence, and Landscaping

Attention Fiberglass Pool Shoppers: 26 Things You Must Know Before Breaking Ground!

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