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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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Installation & Construction

Can You Fiberglass a Concrete Pool? Steps, Cost, Problems

Is your concrete pool in need of repair or renovation? Are you tired of dealing with a rough plaster surface or tiles that fall off the pool walls? You may have heard that you can apply fiberglass to a concrete pool, but how does it work, and how does it compare to a traditional fiberglass pool?  

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Installation & Construction  |  Pool Design Guides

What Is a Prefab Pool? Types, Pros, Cons

Are you thinking about buying an inground swimming pool but don't like how long they take to install? We're fiberglass pool manufacturers and inground pool experts, and we know that swimming pools can take months to build. Concrete pools can even take up to half a year to complete. But what if you could get an inground pool quicker without much of the noise or mess?

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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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Cost and Pricing

How Much Does an Inground Pool Cost in Charlotte, NC?

Do you want to add an inground pool to your home in Charlotte? As you research your swimming pool options, you might have questions like:   How much does an inground pool cost in Charlotte? Which pool type is best for my home? How much does a pool cost to maintain?    As fiberglass pool manufacturers and educators on all things swimming pools, we help hundreds of customers choose the best pools for their families every year based on factors like cost, aesthetics, and long-term maintenance.

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Pool Maintenance

What Is a Pool Ionizer? Cost, Problems, Pros, and Cons

Would you like smoother, silkier pool water? Want to use fewer pool chemicals? How about stopping algae in its tracks? Enter swimming pool ionizers.   

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Cost and Pricing  |  Pool Maintenance

Saltwater Pool Conversion: Cost, Steps, Pros, Cons

Are you envious of your neighbors who have saltwater pools but not sure how to switch from chlorine to a salt system?

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Cost and Pricing  |  Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner

How Much Does an Inground Pool Cost in Kansas City?

Are you hoping to add an inground pool to your Kansas City home? Not sure how much it might cost or which pool type will work best for your budget? As fiberglass pool manufacturers and educators of all things inground pools, we have helped thousands of pool shoppers from all over the country choose their dream swimming pools based on factors like cost, maintenance, and aesthetics. In this article, we'll break down the cost of inground pools in Kansas City and explain what you need to know about each pool type before you get one.

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Installation & Construction  |  Vinyl Liner Pool Information

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Install a Vinyl Pool

Are you hoping to install a vinyl pool in your backyard this year? As fiberglass pool manufacturers, we understand the joy that getting a pool can bring to the whole family, and we are excited that you are taking your next steps in your inground pool journey. But what are some of the vinyl pool problems that you need to consider before you buy your swimming pool? What do vinyl pool owners wish they were aware of ahead of time? In this article, we'll review ten things that people wish they knew before they bought a vinyl pool to help you decide if it's the right choice for your family. Let's dive in.

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Concrete Pool Information  |  Cost and Pricing

Concrete Pool Remodeling vs. Removal: Cost, Ideas, Options

Are you thinking about taking on a pool remodeling project for your concrete swimming pool? Maybe you've just moved into a home that has a concrete pool in the backyard, or you might have an old concrete pool that's become more of an eyesore than a fun addition to your home. If this sounds like you, you may be asking yourself:  

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Pool Maintenance  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

6 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Home with a Pool

Thinking about buying a home with a swimming pool? Purchasing a home with an inground pool in the backyard is one of the fastest and easiest ways to get a pool this year. But what are some of the red flags that you need to look out for when buying a home with a pool? What are the drawbacks that you need to research before signing on the dotted line? As fiberglass pool manufacturers and seasoned pool maintenance and installation professionals, we'll walk you through the key points that you need to think about before purchasing a home that already has a pool installed. By the end of this article, you should have a better idea of whether buying a home with a pool is a good investment for you.  Let's jump in.

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers

A Review of Fiberglass Pool and Spa Combos: Sizes, Designs, Pros, Cons

A fiberglass pool and spa combo is a fiberglass pool that comes with the hot tub or spa already built into the pool shell. 

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