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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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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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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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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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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 vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner

Inground Pool Comparison: Vinyl Liner vs. Concrete vs. Fiberglass Pools (Infographic)

Are you shopping for an inground swimming pool but not sure which type is right for you?

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Concrete Pool Information  |  Cost and Pricing

How Much Does a Tile Pool Cost? Ceramic, Stone, Glass

A tile pool is the most luxurious type of concrete pool available, but it does come at a cost.    We're talking tens of thousands of dollars on average for swimming pool tile alone.      There are three main types of pool tile that you can use: ceramic, stone, and glass. Ceramic is the classic choice, and it tends to be the most affordable. Stone is good for a natural or lagoon pool aesthetic, while glass is typically the most high-end option.   

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Cost and Pricing  |  Installation & Construction  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Swimming Pool Design

What Is an Infinity Pool? Cost, Ideas, FAQ

Infinity pools are among the most modern and sought after pool designs today. If you have a gorgeous landscape or waterfront view that you want to show off, an infinity pool can make having that view ten times better. But what is an infinity pool, how does it work, and does it cost more to build?

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Swimming Pool Design

Shipping Container Pool vs. Fiberglass Pool: Cost, Shapes, Features

Shipping container pools are growing in popularity thanks to their quick installation and unique look, but how does a shipping container pool compare to a traditional inground pool? Because we manufacture fiberglass swimming pools and consider ourselves experts in our field, we decided to make an in-depth comparison of fiberglass pools vs. shipping container pools to highlight the key differences between them. We hope that by the end of this article, you'll understand the main factors that separate container pools and traditional inground pools so that you can choose the best swimming pool for your home.

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