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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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Pool Renovations: What to Do With an Old Pool in Your New Backyard

Let’s say you’re in the market for a new home, and you’ve been doing your research and visiting open houses to narrow down your choices. Like millions of other prospective home buyers, you might discover something unexpected in the backyard of one (or more) properties you examine: an old swimming pool, fallen into disrepair.

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Who are the Best Pool Builders in Boise, Idaho?

Looking for a high-quality inground pool in the Boise, Idaho area? It can be tough to know which pool builder or installer to hire, especially in a midsized to smaller metropolitan area like Boise, Idaho's largest (and only major) city.

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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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Cost and Pricing

How Much Does an Inground Pool Cost in Boise, Idaho?

Boise is where everything happens in Idaho. It's the state capitol, by far the largest population center in Idaho... and it's got quite a few interesting things to do (or eat) downtown, too.

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Concrete Pool Information  |  Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Finding A Pool Contractor  |  Installation & Construction  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

Who are the Best Pool Builders in Des Moines, Iowa?

Looking for a high-quality inground pool in the Des Moines, Iowa area? It can be tough to know which pool builder or installer to hire, especially in a midsized to smaller metropolitan area like Des Moines, which is Iowa's largest (and only major) city.

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Cost and Pricing

How Much Does an Inground Pool Cost in Des Moines, Iowa?

Des Moines is where things happen in Iowa. It's Iowa's largest city, the seat of its state government... and it's at the heart of a lot of critical American business interests, too.

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers  |  Pool Manufacturing Process

The Top 7 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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Pool Maintenance

14 Things You Must Know About Saltwater Pool Maintenance

Salt systems are all the rage in the swimming pool world, and it's clear to see why:   The water is softer Salt pools are often easier to maintain  They don't irritate skin and eyes like traditional chlorine   And the list goes on.    But before you run out and switch to a salt system or set up your new pool as a saltwater pool, we want to make you aware of a few points about saltwater pool maintenance.  

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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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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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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers  |  Finding A Pool Contractor  |  Installation & Construction

River Pools and Spas is a PHTA International Award of Excellence Winner for 2021

River Pools started in Central Virginia nearly 20 years ago, with a simple mission:  to provide homeowners with the highest-quality pool-buying and pool-owning experience.

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