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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.

Jason Hughes

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Cost and Pricing  |  Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner

How Much Does an Inground Pool Cost in Richmond VA?

Are you shopping for a swimming pool in Richmond, Virginia? Tired of having to go to the river or public pool for a swim? We get it. We also get that inground pools aren't always cheap. As fiberglass pool manufacturers with years of installation experience, we have spoken with many customers and have heard their concerns. Over the years, we've learned that the pool's cost is often the biggest factor when deciding which inground pool to purchase. 

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Cost and Pricing  |  Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner

What Is the Cheapest Inground Swimming Pool?

The first question pool shoppers usually ask us is, "How much do inground pools cost?"  Nine times out of ten, this question is followed by, "What's the cheapest inground pool that I can buy, and how can I keep my costs down?" As fiberglass pool manufacturers and installers, we hear these questions every single day.

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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  |  Swimming Pool Accessories  |  Swimming Pool Design

25 Small Inground Pool Ideas for All Budgets

Inground pools aren’t just for people with big yards and big budgets. Actually, some of the coolest projects we’ve worked on have been with small swimming pool models. While there are tons of reasons why you may want a small inground pool, we’ve discovered over the years as fiberglass pool manufacturers that people prefer small inground pools because they tend to cost less and fit in most spaces.

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Cost and Pricing  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Swimming Pool Design  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

Indoor vs. Outdoor Pools: Costs, Considerations, FAQs

Are you finally ready to install an inground pool? If you are, you might find yourself having the discussion of indoor vs. outdoor pools. As fiberglass pool manufacturers, we know that most pool shoppers go down that road, even if it's just for a brief moment. If you're currently in the middle of this debate, we want to help you decide which is right for you so that you can know without a doubt that you are building the pool of your dreams.

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Options and Accessories  |  Swimming Pool Accessories

Inground Pool Slides: Costs, Types, Safety

If we've learned anything during our many years in the swimming pool industry, it's this: Kids LOVE swimming pools, no matter the type, size, or cost. Throw in a couple of pool toys, and they won't get out for the rest of the summer. Add a pool slide, and the pool practically becomes Disneyland. 

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Installation & Construction  |  Options and Accessories

Should You Build a Pool House?

Starting to wonder if you should finally take your pool to the next level with a pool house? Have you ever considered it before? A pool house may seem like a luxury that's just out of reach - too expensive, too much work, and takes up too much space. But the reality is that pool houses come in all different shapes, sizes, and styles that can work with a range of budgets.

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Installation & Construction

Who Are the Best Swimming Pool Builders in Raleigh NC? (Reviews/Ratings)

Shopping for a swimming pool in Raleigh or a surrounding county? Feeling overwhelmed by your number of options? Being that we’re manufacturers of fiberglass swimming pools, we hear customers say all the time how much work it can be to narrow down a list of pool builders who service their area. 

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Installation & Construction  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

Can You Build a Pool in the Winter or Fall?

Are you waiting for summer to buy your inground pool? If you are, you're not alone. As fiberglass pool manufacturers who have installed thousands of swimming pools, we find that most people put off their inground pool shopping until spring or summer. After all, swimming may not be the first thing on your mind when you're huddled over your space heater sipping a pumpkin spice latte. As a result, pool builders get an influx of customers right when spring and summer roll around. What does this mean for you? 

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Cost and Pricing  |  Swimming Pool Design

Above Ground Pools: Types, Prices, Dimensions

Need to get an affordable swimming pool ASAP? We already covered how you can get an inground pool fast and cheap, but what if you want a less permanent option, like an above ground pool? 

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Options and Accessories  |  Swimming Pool Accessories

Swimming Pool Heaters: Types, Costs, Pros & Cons

Picture this: It’s a beautiful, warm day. The sun is shining, your sparkling pool is open, and you’re ready for a swim. You dip your toe in the water and jump back in horror. Despite the warm weather, the water is ice cold. Most of us have experienced this in our own pools (or in community pools) on days that otherwise seem like the perfect time to swim.

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