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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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Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers

River Pools and Spas Ranks 14th in the Nation

  Well, we did it again!    Pool and Spa News (PSN) has named us a top 50 pool builder for the third time in River Pools history. 

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Cost and Pricing  |  Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers

How Much Does a Latham Fiberglass Pool Cost?

  As you've likely already realized, here at River Fiberglass Pools, our obsession is your education.   Simply put, we want you to be as informed as possible, which means we listen intently to our customer's questions and then do everything we can to answer them on this website.

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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 FAQs

Saltwater Pools FAQ

Fun fact: Saltwater crocodiles are the largest living reptiles in the world. They can grow up to 23 feet long and weigh over 2,000 pounds.   But we're not here to talk about crocodiles. We're here to talk about saltwater pools.    As fiberglass pool manufacturers who work with a network of installers across the country, we can confirm that saltwater pools are growing more and more popular every year.    While public opinion clearly supports installing or switching to a salt system, people still have a ton of questions. 

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Swimming Pool FAQs

Small Inground Pools FAQ

Which is better: a small inground pool or a large inground pool? Why do you think so?   If you said that large inground pools are better, here’s a little known secret for you: small inground pools come with a longer list of advantages than large inground pools.  

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Cost and Pricing  |  Installation & Construction

Inground Pool Prices in 2020 (Infographic)

Does the sweltering summer heat have you thinking about getting an inground swimming pool? Are you searching for pool cost estimates online but can't seem to find what you need? With decades of experience in the inground pool industry (now specializing in fiberglass), we know exactly how much inground pools can cost to build and own. Our goal is to empower pool shoppers like you with information so that you can make the right choices without any lingering buyer's remorse.

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers

Latham Fiberglass Pools vs. River Fiberglass Pools: Which Is Best?

If you are shopping around for a fiberglass pool shell, you'll find no shortage of options.  Alaglas, Thursday, San Juan, Latham, Sun Pools, and Leisure are just some of the well-known names in the fiberglass pool industry, and each of those offers a wide selection of pool shapes and sizes. As fiberglass pool manufacturers with a reputation for top-quality pool shells, one of the most common questions that we are asked is, "How does River Pools compare to other fiberglass pool manufacturers?" 

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How Much Does an Inground Pool Cost in Raleigh?

There’s no place like Raleigh, NC. With pleasantly warm but not too hot summers, the Raleigh area is perfect for picnics, bike rides, and of course…swimming! 

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Options and Accessories  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Swimming Pool Design

Fiberglass Pool Designs 101

So, you want to get a fiberglass pool but are confronted with the dilemma of which design you like best.  We get that.  As fiberglass pool manufacturers, we see many people get stuck on which pool model they want to install, and it's not hard to see why.  Each fiberglass pool model has a unique shape and set of features that you won't find anywhere else. Fiberglass pools can also last 50 or more years and become a permanent part of your home. 

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Cost and Pricing  |  Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Installation & Construction  |  Options and Accessories

How to Get a Pool Fast and Cheap by Summer

Are you dreaming of swimming pools? Do you wish you could have one, like, right now? Based on our many years in the swimming pool industry, we can say without a doubt that it is possible to get an affordable swimming pool quickly and without planning months in advance. If a pool is part of your home staycation plans, but you don’t know how to get one, don’t panic! Here’s how you can get a pool fast, cheap, and in time for summer.

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27 Ideas for a Home Staycation with Kids

These days have been anything but ordinary. As many of us begin to adapt to life at home, you may find yourself wondering what to do in place of your spring and summer plans. We know that many have been asking questions like: Is a vacation still an option at this time? Can I still take that trip that I planned? What will I do during my vacation now?

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