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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 are the Best and Worst Types of Swimming Pools and Why?

Well, you’re in the market for a swimming pool…Congratulations! Yes, I know, you may be thinking a pool is going to be a lot of work. But these days, it clearly doesn’t have to be, especially if you choose a few options that will make pool ownership much, much easier. In order to help you find the type of pool that will best suite your needs, here are some helpful tips:

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner

5 Problems with Concrete Pools You May Not Have Considered

When it comes down to it, every type of inground swimming pool has its share of problems. Vinyl liner pools are very temporary, fiberglass pools have size/depth restrictions, and concrete pools have their drawbacks as well. In this article, though, I’m going to point out some problems with concrete pools you may not have considered before. These are things you should clearly know before moving forward with your inground pool purchase.

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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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Ultimate Fiberglass Pool vs Vinyl Liner Pool Video!

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

Underground vs Aboveground Pools: Costs and Comparisons

With the summer upon approaching rapidly, many folks out there are debating whether or not they should go with an underground pool (aka “inground”) or one that sets on top the ground.

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner  |  Pool Design Guides

Inground Pool Cost of Ownership: Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl

  If you are considering the purchase of an inground pool, you’re probably wondering what maintenance and repair costs you can expect to encounter as the years pass on.  As you’ll see, the answer to that question largely depends on the type of pool you choose:  concrete, vinyl, or fiberglass.

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Cost and Pricing  |  Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner

The Myth That Fiberglass Pools Cost More Than Concrete Pools

There is a huge misconception out there in the inground pool consumer market and I’m here today to set the record straight.

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner

Earthquakes and Fiberglass Swimming Pools: Yep, Flexibility is Nice When the Earth Moves

Like many of you, I just was part of the ‘East Coast Earthquake’ of 2011. For 10 seconds, I was sitting in my office, feeling the floor shaking beneath me, and asking myself—“Am I actually in an earthquake???”

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Fiberglass Pool Builders Showcase: Signature Pools of Chicago

We’re passionate about fiberglass pools here at River Pools and Spas, and we believe that the only barrier that prevents many potential pool owners from considering fiberglass pools as a serious option is simply a lack of awareness.

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner  |  Finding A Pool Contractor  |  Installation & Construction

5 Fiberglass Pool Trade Secrets from River Pools and Spas

At River Pools and Spas we have the opportunity to speak with literally hundreds of pool builders around the world.  Sometimes they teach us, sometimes we mentor them.  But any way you cut it, it’s given us tremendous exposure to the world of fiberglass pools, and great insight into the little things that tend to make a big difference in fiberglass pool construction.

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner  |  Finding A Pool Contractor  |  Installation & Construction

Why Fiberglass Pool Installations are Not as Stressful As You Think!

I met with a great couple last night for a project planning meeting. 

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