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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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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers  |  Pool Manufacturing Process

The Top 8 Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers for 2021 (and 2022)

If you’ve been looking for the perfect fiberglass pool, you’ve probably come across quite a few options. These options will obviously include the size, shape, and any add-ons and accessories available to create the pool of your dreams.

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Options and Accessories  |  Pool Closing/Winterization  |  Pool Maintenance  |  Swimming Pool Accessories

The 10 Best Pool Covers to Protect Your Pool in 2021 (and 2022)

There’s a time of year in (nearly) every pool owner’s life when they’ll face an unavoidable decision: is it time to close my pool and winterize it for the season?

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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 Information  |  Options and Accessories  |  Pool Maintenance  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

How to Shock a Pool

A swimming pool is a major investment, not only in financial terms, but also in regards to the amount of time you’ll spend keeping it clean and enjoyable during swim season.

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Options and Accessories  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Swimming Pool Accessories  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

The 8 Best Pool Speakers For Outdoor Tunes in 2021

Everyone knows you need at least three things for a great party:  good people, good refreshments, and good tunes.

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Options and Accessories  |  Pool Maintenance  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

How to Backwash a Pool Filter

Owning a pool often comes with more responsibilities than new owners often expect when they start their pool journeys. Nearly everyone knows it takes time, purposeful effort, and some non-trivial expenses to keep a pool clean. The pool’s pump and filter system is the cornerstone of its cleanliness -- but did you know you’re occasionally supposed to clean out your pump and filter system, too?

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Options and Accessories  |  Pool lighting  |  Swimming Pool Accessories  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

The 11 Best Swimming Pool Lights For 2021 (and 2022)

What’s better than a soothing dip in your own backyard pool on a hot summer day?

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Pool Closing/Winterization  |  Pool Maintenance  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

How to Winterize a Pool

Most pool owners accept “pool season” -- the warm, comfortable time of year when the sun’s shining, temperatures are high, and your pool is at its most appealing.

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Options and Accessories  |  Swimming Pool Accessories  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

The 6 Best Pool Heaters to Extend Your Swim Season in 2021

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably one of two types of folks:  you’re a meticulous planner looking to extend your swim season as painlessly as possible… or you’re starting to feel temperatures dropping, and you need to start warming your pool back up right now.

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Options and Accessories  |  Swimming Pool Accessories  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

The 17 Best Pool Toys and Floats for an Unforgettable Pool Party

Summer’s in full swing, With life gradually returning to normal, you’re probably feeling overdue for a fun get-together… and if you’ve got a pool, there might be no better place to host a sweet party than your own backyard.

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Options and Accessories  |  Pool Maintenance  |  Pool landscaping  |  Swimming Pool Accessories  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

How to Keep Frogs and Other Small Animals Out of Your Swimming Pool

Frogs are everywhere… including, unfortunately, many swimming pools.

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