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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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Options and Accessories

What Are The 3 Most Popular In-ground Pool Options Of 2014?

As a pool guy, I get asked all the time, "What are the most popular options for in-ground pools and why?" I would say the three most popular options are salt water chlorinators, underwater pool lights, and security covers. Here are the pros and cons of each.

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers  |  Options and Accessories

The Cost of Owning A Swimming Pool with A Diving Board In 2014

When we started River Pools and Spas 14 years ago we were like any other pool company and if you asked for it we sold it to you. But we have learned that the customer can be their own worst enemy. What I mean by that is buying a pool is usually a new experience for the home owner and with the right guidance they can end up with a pool that will best suit their family.

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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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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Options and Accessories

Automactic Pool Covers Pro's and Con's

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

Is Any Backyard Too Challenging for a Fiberglass Pool? Epic Video!

When I first walked into the backyard of Chuck and Kristian Todd in Arlington, Virginia my first thought was, 'If this is going to happen, it'll have to be interesting.'  In the end, it turned out to be quite interesting indeed, as you'll see in the following before and after video. 

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Options and Accessories  |  Pool Maintenance

5 Ways to Keep Your Pool Algae Free During the August Heat

Well it's that time of year folks. August is here, vacations are being taken left and right, the heat is on, and for some pool owners, this all can equate to that green thing that makes pool ownership a frustrating experience---Algae.

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Options and Accessories  |  Patio and Coping  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Pool Videos  |  Retaining Walls, Fence, and Landscaping

10 Hottest Inground Pool Options and Accessories of 2012...Video!

In the market for an inground pool?  If so, you're certainly looking for the options and accessories that best meet your needs. 

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Options and Accessories

5 Reasons Why Tarp Pool Covers Are a Terrible Investment

One of the questions we often hear this time of year is about tarp pool covers, and whether or not they'll do the trick for protecting your swimming pool over the cold winter months. In most cases, the frank answer to this question is 'NO'.  Here are 5 reasons why:

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Options and Accessories  |  Pool Maintenance

How Long Should Salt Water Chlorine Generators for Pools Last?

You may be wondering: How long should the Salt Chlorine Generator for my inground pool last? Let’s take a quick look, but first let’s take a second to understand exactly how salt water chlorinators actually work.

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Finding A Pool Contractor  |  Installation & Construction  |  Options and Accessories

How Level Should A Fiberglass Pool Be?

This is a great question!....and one that needs addressing.

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Installation & Construction  |  Options and Accessories  |  Retaining Walls, Fence, and Landscaping

5 Seamless Ways to Integrate a Retaining Wall into Your Swimming Pool Project

Note from Marcus: This is a guest post from one of the most prominent landscape designers in the Northern Virginia area, David Marciniak of Revolutionary Gardens....

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