Let's be honest: Although fiberglass pools are taking the inground pool market by storm in North America, there are still some potential installation problems that continue to pop up in the industry:
With the readership of this blog consisting of folks all over North America, Australia, and other parts of the world, each and every year we get emails from folks from what seems like every corner of the globe expressing dissatisfaction with their pool installation and contractor. Whether it's a concrete pool, a fiberglass pool, or even an above ground pool—homeowners only have one chance to pick the right pool contractor to entrust their backyard. But sadly, we often times still choose poorly.
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.
There are many factors that make up the quality of a fiberglass swimming pool, and one of the most important is that the appropriate amount of materials are used during the process of constructing the shell.
We are frequently asked the question: What is the correct elevation or height to set an inground pool? First off, we need to understand why setting the pool at the right elevation is so important. Choosing the right elevation will ensure the pool does three things: Drains properly Looks pleasing to the eye Works with the grade of the yard as much as possible (and thus not spending “invisible money”)
I recently stumbled across Angie's List. If you’re not familiar with it, here’s an explanation in their words: “Angie's List is the premier word-of-mouth network for homeowners with more than 1.5 million members nationwide. It's a growing collection of homeowners' real-life experiences with local service and health care professionals. Our members research, rate and review service companies in more than 500 different categories. We receive over 400,000 inquiries and more than 40,000 reports each month from our members.”
If you’re in the market for an Inground Pool you may have wondered about the importance of your pool contractor doing the work themselves verses using subcontractors. Today we’re going to answer some of the most common questions consumers have about this topic. Let’s get started!
We’re passionate about fiberglass pools here at River Pools, 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. So, in an effort to spread the ‘good news’, we’ve decided to do this series to showcase some of the leading fiberglass pool installers from around the world. As you’ll see, these builders are producing cutting edge projects with unmatched craftsmanship. The sun is indeed setting on the era of plain bathtub pools, and a new dawn of fiberglass pools is on the horizon. My only hope is that you’ll get as much pleasure out of this series as I do!
Like anything else in this world, purchasing and installing an inground swimming pool can be a wonderful or awful experience. And after having this blog and doing our best to educate consumers over the past decade, it has become apparent to me the number one reason why some swimming pool installations turn into a nightmare for the homeowners is simple—They didn’t do their research.
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.
I met with a great couple last night for a project planning meeting. They are ecstatic about getting their new fiberglass pool just in time for summer, but during the meeting they continued to bring up a terrible experience they had the previous year with another contractor. Apparently, they were told that their backyard patio and retaining wall project would be completed sometime in July. But to their great astonishment, the project dragged on and wasn’t wrapped up until late November. In their words: “We lost our entire summer and fall!”