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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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Saltwater Pools FAQ

Fun fact: Saltwater crocodiles are the largest living reptiles in the world. They can grow up to 23 feet long and weigh over 2,000 pounds.   But we're not here to talk about crocodiles. We're here to talk about saltwater pools.    As fiberglass pool manufacturers who work with a network of installers across the country, we can confirm that saltwater pools are growing more and more popular every year.    While public opinion clearly supports installing or switching to a salt system, people still have a ton of questions. 

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Options and Accessories  |  Swimming Pool Accessories  |  Swimming Pool Design

25 Small Inground Pool Ideas for All Budgets

Inground pools aren’t just for people with big yards and big budgets. Actually, some of the coolest projects we’ve worked on have been with small swimming pool models. While there are tons of reasons why you may want a small inground pool, we’ve discovered over the years as fiberglass pool manufacturers that people prefer small inground pools because they tend to cost less and fit in most spaces.

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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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Inground Pool Slides: Costs, Types, Safety

If we've learned anything during our many years in the swimming pool industry, it's this: Kids LOVE swimming pools, no matter the type, size, or cost. Throw in a couple of pool toys, and they won't get out for the rest of the summer. Add a pool slide, and the pool practically becomes Disneyland. 

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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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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Options and Accessories  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Swimming Pool Design

Fiberglass Pool Designs 101

So, you want to get a fiberglass pool but are confronted with the dilemma of which design you like best.  We get that.  As fiberglass pool manufacturers, we see many people get stuck on which pool model they want to install, and it's not hard to see why.  Each fiberglass pool model has a unique shape and set of features that you won't find anywhere else. Fiberglass pools can also last 50 or more years and become a permanent part of your home. 

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Options and Accessories  |  Swimming Pool Accessories

Swimming Pool Heaters: Types, Costs, Pros & Cons

Picture this: It’s a beautiful, warm day. The sun is shining, your sparkling pool is open, and you’re ready for a swim. You dip your toe in the water and jump back in horror. Despite the warm weather, the water is ice cold. Most of us have experienced this in our own pools (or in community pools) on days that otherwise seem like the perfect time to swim.

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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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Options and Accessories  |  Pool Maintenance

8 Things to Look for in a Pool UV System

Have you been wanting to boost your pool's sanitation with a UV system? Now may be a great time to look into your options.  Although swimming pools and spas are safe and do not spread COVID-19 when maintained properly, it's never a bad idea to give your pool an extra bit of care.

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Options and Accessories  |  Pool Maintenance  |  Swimming Pool Accessories

Automatic Pool Cover Maintenance 101

Let us guess - you couldn’t take it anymore. Just the idea of calling in friends to help you pull the giant, heavy tarp-like winter cover off the pool in the spring made you almost put off opening your pool another week. Even if you have a more durable version, such as a mesh or solid security pool cover, putting them on and taking them off is difficult. Too difficult to do it frequently enough to keep the pool clean and warm.

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Sliding Deck Pool Covers: Cost, Designs, Pros & Cons

Let’s face it - the swimming pool cover is rarely as pretty as the pool itself. They make having a pool safer for your family and the neighborhood, but you lose all of that yard space when the pool is covered up...not to mention that some pool covers can be an eyesore. That is unless you have a sliding deck pool cover.

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