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Swimming Pool Design Guide: Friendly Advice From A Pro!

Posted by Jason Hughes

 

Are you looking for inspiration for your new backyard pool?

Awesome!  After helping hundreds of folks in Virginia and Maryland design and build their dream pool over the years, we would like to help you get your project off on the right foot.  But if you're like most people, the prospect of finding the perfect pool can seem daunting.  Well, your in luck, because today we're going to walk you through a simple step-by-step process to finding the right pool shape, size, and features for your backyard space.  Let's jump right in!

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Tags: swimming pool design

Indoor Swimming Pools 101: Cost, Construction, Advantages, and Other Questions Explained!

Posted by Jason Hughes

 

So you're considering an indoor swimming pool? 

Great!  Having worked on many indoor swimming pool projects ourselves over the years, we have found that people often have a variety of questions when they initially begin their research.  Today, we are going to cover some of the most common questions we receive from our clients, as well as from folks around the world who find us via the internet.  

Let's jump right in!

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Tags: indoor swimming pools

Inground Swimming Pool Pavers 101: Patio Installation Video, Maintenance, Pros and Cons

Posted by Jason Hughes

 

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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Tags: Pool Patios

Guide To Hitting Rock and Water During Inground Pool Construction: Removal and Cost Explained!

Posted by Jason Hughes

 

After installing over 1,000 inground fiberglass pools throughout Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia since 2001 we at River Pools have worked in a wide variety of soil conditions, ranging from coastal areas that are literally below sea level, to mountainous regions engorged with bedrock.  

As such, we have had to learn to deal with both high water tables (ground water) and the removal of rock for the installation of our pools.  

If you are considering an inground pool, you likely have a myriad of questions regarding how water and rock can influence the construction of your project, and whether the soil condition should impact which type of pool you purchase.  

Today, we're going to tackle these questions and hopefully give you the information you need to feel comfortable moving one step closer to owning your own backyard pool.  So let's jump right in!

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Tags: Swimming Pool Construction, fiberglass pool construction tips, Fiberglass Pool Installation, inground swimming pool construction

Freeform Pools 101: Designs, Cost, and Construction Questions Answered

Posted by Jason Hughes

 

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Tags: Why Choose Fiberglass over Concrete, Fiberglass Pools vs Vinyl Liner Pools, pool shapes

Inground Pool Construction and Trees: 7 Common Questions and Answers

Posted by Jason Hughes

 

Are you thinking of installing a pool in a yard with trees?  After surveying hundreds of yards in Va, Md, and WV for inground fiberglass pools over the years we have encountered many different tree scenarios, and would like to share our experience with you today.

Here are some common tree questions we are going to cover: 

  • How close can I install my pool to an existing tree?
  • Which trees should stay and which should go?
  • How can I protect my trees during construction?
  • Is it okay to build up dirt around the base of a tree? 
  • Should I be concerned about tree roots damaging my pool or patio in the future?
  • What should I do with the stumps after trees are removed? 
  • Can I come back and remove trees after the pool is installed? 

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Tags: inground pools trees

Fiberglass Pool Plumbing Video: 2 Bullet-proof Ways To Prevent Post Installation Leaks

Posted by Jason Hughes

When we first began installing fiberglass pools in the early 2000's we encountered our share of problems.  Despite the fact that we fixed each one and made sure every customer was happy, we were still left asking the question:

What went wrong?

Many of these issues were leaks that developed in the plumbing of the pool or in the fittings that the plumbing was connected to.  In the following video I explain our process, called Rhino-Loc Construction, that we developed specifically to eliminate these plumbing problems along with the other challenges associated with fiberglass pool installations.

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Tags: Fiberglass Pool Installation, Rhino-Loc Construction, fiberglass pool plumbing

Fiberglass Pool Installation Video: How To Secure A Pool With Rhino-Rods

Posted by Jason Hughes

 

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Tags: Fiberglass Pool Installation

Inground Swimming Pool Construction: Is Sand Or Stone Better Backfill For A Fiberglass Pool?

Posted by Jason Hughes

 

If you are considering an inground swimming pool you probably have a lot of questions about how they are constructed.  Before we get into the following video that covers a key component of fiberglass pool installations, let me introduce you to our FREE inground pool ebook, that goes into great detail regarding the installation processes of all three types of inground pools: Concrete Inground Pools, Vinyl Liner Pools, and Fiberglass Pools.  

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Tags: fiberglass pool construction tips, Fiberglass Pool Installation, inground swimming pool construction

Fiberglass Pool Installation Problems Solved: Rhino-Loc Construction Explained!

Posted by Jason Hughes

 

I'll be completely honest....at River Pools we have made just about every fiberglass pool installation mistake possible.  

Our major learning curve occurred in our first years in business beginning in 2001.  We fixed every problem and insured our customers were happy, and the evidence is our reference list which is over 1,000 names long.  But we also asked a powerful question:

What are the underlying causes of these problems?

In the following video, taken from our 2016 River Pools Powered by Thursday Pools Dealer Conference,

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Tags: Fiberglass Pool Installation, Rhino-Loc Construction

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