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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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How NOT to Install Fiberglass Pool Coping...Jobsite Video!

Are you considering a coping upgrade on your new fiberglass pool?  If so, take a minute to check out this video outlining how NOT to install fiberglass pool coping. As you'll see, the video was shot on a job site where paver coping was improperly installed.  We'll look at what was done incorrectly, as well as discuss correct ways to install coping on fiberglass pools.

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How To Avoid 4 Common Fiberglass Pool Installation Problems [Video]

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:

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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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Finding A Pool Contractor

The Key to Choosing a Pool Contractor Without Getting Ripped Off

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.

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Fiberglass Pool Shell Weight: Why Is It So Important?

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.

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Inground Pool Elevation: How High Should I Set My Pool?

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”)

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Finding A Pool Contractor

Finding the Right Pool Contractor: Is Angie’s List the Answer?

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.”

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Finding A Pool Contractor  |  Installation & Construction

In-House Pool Construction vs. Sub-Contractors: Which Is Better?

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!

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

Fiberglass Pool Builders Showcase: Signature Pools of Chicago

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!

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How to Prevent a Nightmare with your Swimming Pool Installation Project

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.

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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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