Thinking about getting an inground pool for your backyard? You've probably been doing quite a bit of research on your options. Right now, you might be trying to narrow your options down to a fiberglass pool... or something else. By the end of this article, you should have a much better understanding of whether or not fiberglass is the best choice for your pool project. Nothing in life is perfect. Fiberglass pools certainly aren't. We exclusively manufacture and install fiberglass swimming pools at River Pools, but we've been in this business long enough to understand that fiberglass isn't the best fit for every backyard. We want all pool buyers to make the best choice for their lives and homes. Over the years, we've turned away hundreds of potential customers if they’re clearly looking for something (a certain size, a specific shape, a distinct set of features, or anything else) better suited to a concrete or vinyl liner swimming pool.
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.
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.
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.
Thinking about getting a new inground swimming pool for your backyard? You’re probably wondering what it's going to cost. If you're reading this, you might have already done some digging, but you just haven't found it easy to get some straight, direct answers to your questions about the all-in price tag for such a major home improvement project. At River Pools, we've been installing and manufacturing pools throughout North America for over 20 years, so we've fielded and answered price-related questions from many thousands of swimming pool buyers. We believe an informed buyer is the best customer, so we've made every effort to be upfront and transparent about all costs you might encounter as a pool buyer, and as a pool owner for years to come.
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.
If you’re looking into getting an inground swimming pool, you might be asking yourself, “Should I get a concrete pool?” Here At River Pools, although we may be exclusively in the fiberglass pool manufacturing and installation business, we readily admit that concrete pools are sometimes a better fit for some people. In fact, there are even times when we encourage shoppers to choose a concrete pool over other types. Why would we do that?
The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer. With summer right around the corner, you might be tempted to ditch work, grab a lounge chair, and go sit in the pool. You read that right. In the pool, not beside it. That's just one of the many cool things you can do with a tanning ledge.
One of the first questions a pool shopper asks themselves when they begin the process of buying a swimming pool is: How much does a pool cost, and what are the expected prices for the different types of swimming pools? Unfortunately, many people run into a roadblock when they research online as to how much an inground or above ground swimming pool really is going to cost. This article will attempt to answer this important question, but keep in mind that pool prices can vary drastically from region to region.
As any woman in a clothing store will tell you, there's no such thing as "one size fits all." There are too many variables—the length, the fabric, the cut. The same "universal" shirt is too small on one person and too big on another. When you're looking for an inground pool, there's no universal "best" pool type either. Hold on... Shouldn't we at River Pools say that there is? We specialize in fiberglass pools, after all. Well, no. Every person has different goals for their pool, different boundaries, and different families.
Here at River Pools, our mission as educators in the pool industry is to answer all your questions—the common, the technical, and even the bizarre. (Don't worry; it's a judgment-free zone.) The most common question? Cost. Whether vinyl liner or concrete or fiberglass pools, whether extravagant or minimalistic aesthetics, people want to know about how much they're going to spend. You ask; we answer.