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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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What is a Gunite Pool? How They’re Built, What They Cost, and What to Expect

Thinking about getting a new swimming pool for your backyard? You probably know about the three types of inground pools: concrete, fiberglass, and vinyl liners.

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Who are the Best Pool Builders in St. George, Utah?

Looking for a high-quality inground pool in southern Utah? It’s often hard to know which pool builder or installer to hire, especially when you live in a smaller metropolitan area like St. George, which is only about 15% as large as the Salt Lake City metro area.

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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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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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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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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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Concrete Pool Information  |  Cost and Pricing

How Much Does a Pebble Pool Cost?

Pebble pools (also known as aggregate pools) are extremely popular among concrete pool owners thanks to their diverse range of colors and materials. If you are new to the different pool surfaces, a pebble pool is a concrete pool with a stone, quartz, or glass pebble finish. The pebbles can be exposed (a bit bumpy but looks nice) or ground down for a smoother surface, as shown below.

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How Much Does Inground Pool Resurfacing Cost?

You knew it was coming. You tried to put it out of your mind. Maybe one more year, you hopefully thought. But as last year’s summer came to a close, you knew that resurfacing your pool was inevitable. Resurfacing an inground pool is a regular and necessary maintenance task for most pool owners. The plus side is that it will improve your swimming experience, and it can also extend the pool’s lifespan. The downside is that the cost can be...a lot.

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Concrete Pool Information  |  Pool Maintenance

Concrete Pool Leaks 101: Types, Causes, Repairs

Dread washes over you like the water that used to be in your pool the moment you realize there might be a leak. Is there a leak? How did it happen? When did it happen? And the scariest question, how much will it cost to repair it? This is a common problem that plagues many concrete pool owners. Leak repairs can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars, so it’s important to know the details associated with them.

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Concrete Pool Information  |  Pool Maintenance

Concrete Pool Repair: Structural Problems

Surface damage to a concrete swimming pool can be annoying. Structural damage to a concrete pool can be a catastrophe. We think that both are serious enough to be considered before you buy your inground concrete pool (and we definitely recommend that you learn about these issues if you’re already a concrete pool owner). Most major damage happens when the pool is designed, built, or maintained incorrectly, and many of the things we’re going to talk about here can be avoided. Since we at River Pools love seeing people happy with their new inground swimming pools (we manufacture fiberglass pools), we want to help you avoid these issues.

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Concrete Pool Information  |  Pool Maintenance

Pool Plaster Repair 101: Common Pool Plaster Problems and How to Fix Them

Are you getting an inground concrete pool, or do you already have one? If you’re on a budget, chances are you’re going to choose plaster for your pool surface, and it’s not a bad choice. Pool plaster is the cheapest option, and it’s the classic choice for concrete inground pools. On the flip side, it’s also the least durable, rough to the touch, and comes with its share of problems.

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