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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.

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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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How Much Does an Inground Pool Cost in Arizona?

During the summers, Arizona residents have three things on their minds: How to cool down from the heat,  How to cool down from the heat, and finally How to cool down from the heat Like many people, you might find yourself wanting to cannonball into a refreshing swimming pool on scorching summer days. 

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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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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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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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Inground Pool Kits 101: Types, Costs, Tips

If you’ve ever built a toy model or assembled furniture from a box, you might think that a pool kit is similar to that. In some ways, you are correct. An inground pool kit comes with many of the parts that you need to put your pool together, but in the end, it’s more than just assembling the pieces.

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The Pros and Cons of Fiberglass Pools

Nothing in life is perfect - fiberglass pools included. Even though we exclusively manufacture and install fiberglass swimming pools, we know that they aren’t the right fit for everyone. In fact, we’re not afraid to turn away potential clients if we see that what they’re looking for is more aligned with a concrete or vinyl liner swimming pool.

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Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner  |  Options and Accessories

Your Swimming Pool Color Options: Concrete, Vinyl Liner, and Fiberglass

One of the really cool parts of buying your own inground pool is that you get to pick the pool color. That’s right. Not all swimming pools have to be white or blue. Swimming pools of all types are finished in a wide range of colors like green, grey, and even black.

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Cost and Pricing  |  Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner  |  Pool Maintenance

Inground Swimming Pool Maintenance Costs: Chemicals, Electricity, and More

Before getting your swimming pool, you might be asking questions like, “How much does a pool raise your electric bill? What does it cost to get a pool cleaning service? How much will I pay for chemicals?” These are totally valid questions, and you’re a smart shopper for asking them.

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A Guide to Inground Swimming Pool Size, Costs, and Prices: Everything You Should Know

If you’re thinking about purchasing a new inground swimming pool, there’s a very good chance you’re wondering about the cost and what your overall price tag for such a backyard project would be. As you may be aware, here at River Pools, because we manufacture and install pools throughout North America, we comfortably talk about the cost and price factors of swimming pools all the time. 

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Are Fiberglass Pools Toxic? A Look at Their Environmental Impact

There is an excitement that comes with getting a new pool that’s hard to describe. You find yourself dreaming about lounge chairs, the smell of sunscreen, and how magical your pool will look at night. Then reality hits, and you remember that these aren’t the only things you have to worry about as a pool shopper. Cost, upkeep, environment, and safety are all factors to keep in mind when choosing which type of pool to purchase.

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