Are you one of those people who kills your plants every time you try to start a garden? Do you put off home improvement projects until your house is literally falling apart? Or maybe you just like to make your life as simple as possible so that you have time for things that are really important to you. Whatever the case, if you’re looking for an outdoor living space that’s super low maintenance (and not just a slab of concrete with a picnic table), keep reading!
Congratulations! We heard you’re getting a new inground pool. Once your pool builder is done with the construction of your beautiful swimming pool, it will be your job to keep it in good shape so that you can enjoy it for years to come. If you’re new to inground pool ownership, we’d personally like to welcome you to the club. You’ll quickly find that owning a pool can be great for the health and happiness of you and your family. As fiberglass pool manufacturers and installers, we’ve helped hundreds of new pool owners get set up and ready to go with their new inground pools. So, to help you get a great start to your life as a member of the pool owner’s club, we broke down which pool supplies you’ll need by the time your swimming pool is in the ground and ready to use. In the following sections, you’ll learn what you need to keep handy around your pool, why you need it, and how much it might cost. We also threw in a few extras for you to consider if you want to upgrade your experience. Let’s dive in.
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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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.
Inground pools aren’t just for people with big yards and big budgets. Actually, some of the coolest projects we’ve seen featured small swimming pool models. Say whaaaaaaat? While there are tons of reasons why you may want a small inground pool, we have discovered over the years that people prefer small inground pools because they tend to cost less, depending on the complexity of the install, and fit in most spaces. Smaller pools are often called cocktail pools or plunge pools, depending on their dimensions and depths. Click the link in the previous sentence to learn more about these smaller pools.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine it: the sun's shining on a beautiful blue summer day. Your inground swimming pool is sparkling clean and crystal clear. You've got your favorite swimsuit on and it's time for a swim. But when you test the water with your foot, you realize... the weather might be amazing, but your pool water is still ice cold. Most pool owners have had a similar experience on days when it otherwise seems like the perfect time to swim. It can be unbearably frustrating... but it is fixable, if you have a swimming pool heater.
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.