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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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Who are the Best Pool Builders in Boise, Idaho?

Looking for a high-quality inground pool in the Boise, Idaho area? It can be tough to know which pool builder or installer to hire, especially in a midsized to smaller metropolitan area like Boise, Idaho's largest (and only major) city.

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Who are the Best Pool Builders in Des Moines, Iowa?

Looking for a high-quality inground pool in the Des Moines, Iowa area? It can be tough to know which pool builder or installer to hire, especially in a midsized to smaller metropolitan area like Des Moines, which is Iowa's largest (and only major) city.

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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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River Pools and Spas is a PHTA International Award of Excellence Winner for 2021

River Pools started in Central Virginia nearly 20 years ago, with a simple mission:  to provide homeowners with the highest-quality pool-buying and pool-owning experience.

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What is a Gunite Pool? How They’re Built, What They Cost, and What to Expect

Thinking about getting a new swimming pool for your backyard? You probably know about the three types of inground pools: concrete, fiberglass, and vinyl liners.

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Plunge Pools, Cocktail Pools, and Spools: Which Pool Is Best for You?

What can you do if you really want a swimming pool, but you don’t have a lot of yard space? In years past, you basically had two options.

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River Pools and Spas is a 4-Time Top 50 Pool Builder in 2021

Joining the elite class of Pool and Spa News’ (PSN) Top 50 Builders marks any builder as both a major success and as a name to watch in the pool-building industry.

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Who are the Best Pool Builders in St. George, Utah?

Looking for a high-quality inground pool in southern Utah? It’s often hard to know which pool builder or installer to hire, especially when you live in a smaller metropolitan area like St. George, which is only about 15% as large as the Salt Lake City metro area.

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Why is Swimming Pool Chlorine So Expensive? Alternatives for a Chlorine Shortage

Pool buyers and owners have had a challenging year. If you didn’t have a pool when the COVID-19 lockdowns started, you probably ran into higher prices, longer waits, and less availability overall -- whether that availability meant pool-building components like pipes and fittings, or accessories like pumps, filters… or chlorine tablets.

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How the Supply Chain is Affecting the Swimming Pool Industry (and What it Means for Your Pool Project)

The supply chain affects every business and consumer on the planet… and over the past year or so, we’ve all seen what happens when it breaks down.

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Everything You Need to Know About Pool Waterfalls

Humans are hard-wired for waterfalls. A visit to natural falls is often the highlight of any trip. Artificial waterfalls can make the difference between a ho-hum experience and something unforgettable, whether you encounter in a restaurant, a front yard, or next to a well-built backyard pool.

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