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River Pools & Spas Blog

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.

Marcus Sheridan

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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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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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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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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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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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Concrete Pool Information  |  Installation & Construction

8 Things You Must Know Before You Build a Concrete Pool

Do you have plans to build a concrete pool? First of all, we want to congratulate you on taking your first steps towards getting a new swimming pool for your home! Nothing compares to the joy and fun that a pool can bring to the whole family, and that's why we continue our work of manufacturing fiberglass pools year after year. But before you build a concrete pool, we encourage you to do your research so that you can know exactly what you're getting.

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Finding A Pool Contractor

Want to Have a Pool by 2021? You Might be Running Out of Time

Are you hoping to be swimming in your own inground pool next summer? Depending on where you live in the country, that might not be a possibility. At River Pools, we manufacture fiberglass pools and work with a wide range of inground pool professionals who have all said the same thing: inground pool construction projects are already booked through 2021 and even into 2022 in many areas.

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers  |  Pool Design Guides

Fiberglass Diving Pools: Reviews, Prices, Designs

Myth: Fiberglass pools are too small to be diving pools. Reality: As fiberglass pool manufacturers, we proudly partake in debunking this myth with the existence of our T Series pool.

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Cost and Pricing

The Top Hidden Costs of an Inground Pool After Installation

If you've been researching inground pools for a while, you probably know that owning a swimming pool comes with its fair share of expenses.    For those of you who are new to the pool scene, you can expect to pay for pool chemicals (to sanitize the pool and maintain balanced water chemistry), testing kits, maintenance service, and utilities for running the filter, pump, and heating or cooling. Water is another regular expense as well as refinishing the pool or replacing the vinyl liner. (Read more about all of that here.)

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Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner  |  Options and Accessories  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Swimming Pool Design  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

Dark Bottom Pools: Colors, Materials, FAQ

A dark bottom pool is a swimming pool that has a dark surface, like deep blue, gray, or black. These pool designs have been around for decades, but they have only recently become a widespread trend. In fact, we've seen a considerable increase in dark bottom pool color requests from our customers over the last several years (we manufacture fiberglass pools and spas). If you're on the fence about your pool color or are strongly considering a dark bottom pool, keep reading.

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Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers

A Massive Review of Latham Fiberglass Pools: Prices, Costs, Colors, and Shapes

If you've been shopping around for inground fiberglass pools, we're guessing that the name Latham has come up at least once.    If you're new to Latham, they're a well-known brand within the industry and they have acquired a few other popular fiberglass brands, including Viking, Trilogy, and Blue Hawaiian. They also sell vinyl liner pools and other accessories. 

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