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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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Cost and Pricing  |  Installation & Construction

Inground Pool Prices in 2020 (Infographic)

Does the sweltering summer heat have you thinking about getting an inground swimming pool? Are you searching for pool cost estimates online but can't seem to find what you need? With decades of experience in the inground pool industry (now specializing in fiberglass), we know exactly how much inground pools can cost to build and own. Our goal is to empower pool shoppers like you with information so that you can make the right choices without any lingering buyer's remorse.

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Installation & Construction  |  Options and Accessories

Should You Build a Pool House?

Starting to wonder if you should finally take your pool to the next level with a pool house? Have you ever considered it before? A pool house may seem like a luxury that's just out of reach - too expensive, too much work, and takes up too much space. But the reality is that pool houses come in all different shapes, sizes, and styles that can work with a range of budgets.

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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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Installation & Construction

Who Are the Best Swimming Pool Builders in Raleigh NC? (Reviews/Ratings)

Shopping for a swimming pool in Raleigh or a surrounding county? Feeling overwhelmed by your number of options? Being that we’re manufacturers of fiberglass swimming pools, we hear customers say all the time how much work it can be to narrow down a list of pool builders who service their area. 

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Installation & Construction  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

Can You Build a Pool in the Winter or Fall?

Are you waiting for summer to buy your inground pool? If you are, you're not alone. As fiberglass pool manufacturers who have installed thousands of swimming pools, we find that most people put off their inground pool shopping until spring or summer. After all, swimming may not be the first thing on your mind when you're huddled over your space heater sipping a pumpkin spice latte. As a result, pool builders get an influx of customers right when spring and summer roll around. What does this mean for you? 

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Installation & Construction

How to Prepare for a Pool: Inground, Above Ground, Indoor, and Rooftop

What should you do if you want to get a pool in the future but aren't getting it just yet?  As manufactures of fiberglass swimming pools, we have customers contact us about this all the time.  Often, people who are interested in a swimming pool ask, how can I prepare my home for a pool even if I don't want one right now?

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Cost and Pricing  |  Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Installation & Construction  |  Options and Accessories

How to Get a Pool Fast and Cheap by Summer

Are you dreaming of swimming pools? Do you wish you could have one, like, right now? Based on our many years in the swimming pool industry, we can say without a doubt that it is possible to get an affordable swimming pool quickly and without planning months in advance. If a pool is part of your home staycation plans, but you don’t know how to get one, don’t panic! Here’s how you can get a pool fast, cheap, and in time for summer.

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Installation & Construction

Coronavirus and the Swimming Pool Industry: An Honest Assessment of What’s Coming

In frank terms, the coronavirus isn’t a good thing. Nor is it something any of us are excited about. Its impact on individual health, as well as the world economy, is indeed a tough pill to swallow. Over the past week, many of our swimming pool dealers around the country have asked us what this virus might mean for swimming pools in 2020 and beyond.

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Finding A Pool Contractor  |  Installation & Construction

Building a Swimming Pool in Virginia Beach? Here Are 6 Things You Should Know

We’ve heard it before, the naysayers against having a pool in an area that enjoys all of the seasons. "Why build a pool when you can’t enjoy it year-round?", they ask. Answer: our summers are shorter, so we take advantage of them while we can! Not to mention, having a pool to relax in after a long day of laying on the sand is basically a requirement when living in Virginia Beach.

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Installation & Construction

Building a Swimming Pool in Charlottesville, Virginia? Here’s What You Should Know

Do you live in Charlottesville and want to get a swimming pool?  Charlottesville, Virginia is an excellent place for an inground pool, but we want you to be aware of what you need to know before you get your pool (you know, the kinds of things that you wish someone would have told you early on before it was too late).

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Finding A Pool Contractor  |  Installation & Construction

Everything You Need to Know About Installing a Swimming Pool In Maryland

In the dead of winter, we’re all imagining the smell of sunscreen in the air and the sound of cannonballs in our backyard. If these thoughts are making you consider installing a pool, you’re not crazy - now is actually the best time.

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