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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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The 6 Best Pool Heaters to Extend Your Swim Season in 2021

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably one of two types of folks:  you’re a meticulous planner looking to extend your swim season as painlessly as possible… or you’re starting to feel temperatures dropping, and you need to start warming your pool back up right now.

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The 17 Best Pool Toys and Floats for an Unforgettable Pool Party

Summer’s in full swing, With life gradually returning to normal, you’re probably feeling overdue for a fun get-together… and if you’ve got a pool, there might be no better place to host a sweet party than your own backyard.

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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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Options and Accessories  |  Pool Maintenance  |  Pool landscaping  |  Swimming Pool Accessories  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

How to Keep Frogs and Other Small Animals Out of Your Swimming Pool

Frogs are everywhere… including, unfortunately, many swimming pools.

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The 8 Best Pool Fountains for 2021

If you’ve ever been to Vegas, you know just how compelling a big, beautiful water fountain can be. The shapes, the lighting, synchronization with music... they’re visual shows, staged with sprayed water, and they can really capture folks’ attention.

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What are the Best Salt Water Pool Systems for 2021?

Salt water pools are as popular as we’ve ever seen. It’s not hard to see why.

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Options and Accessories  |  Patio and Coping  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Pool landscaping  |  Swimming Pool Accessories

The Ultimate Backyard Fire Pit Buying Guide for Pools and Patios

What could be better than a relaxing afternoon in your beautiful backyard pool?

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What are the Best Robotic Pool Cleaners in 2021?

If you’ve got a pool (or will have one soon), you know how important it is to keep the water clean. A sparkling backyard pool can quickly turn into a brackish eyesore if you’re not diligent with regular maintenance.

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Cost and Pricing  |  Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Options and Accessories

How Much Is My Fiberglass Pool Really Going to Cost?

How much do fiberglass pools cost? This will always be one of the first questions any pool shopper will ask when researching their fiberglass pool options.   We've answered this question thousands of times over the years, and these days, hundreds of prospective pool buyers will ask us for quotes or estimates every year -- and many folks will raise the question in the first few of minutes of our conversations.

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What are the Best Swimming Apps and Pool Fitness Trackers for 2021?

People get swimming pools for many reasons… but just about everyone who gets a pool installed in their backyard hopes to swim fairly often.

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Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner  |  Options and Accessories  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Swimming Pool Design  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

Dark Bottom Pools: Colors, Materials, FAQ

A dark bottom pool is a swimming pool that has a dark surface, like deep blue, gray, or black. These pool designs have been around for decades, but they have only recently become a widespread trend. In fact, we've seen a considerable increase in dark bottom pool color requests from our customers over the last several years (we manufacture fiberglass pools and spas). If you're on the fence about your pool color or are strongly considering a dark bottom pool, keep reading.

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