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River Pools & Spas Blog

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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Installation & Construction  |  Pool Design Guides

What Is a Prefab Pool? Types, Pros, Cons

Are you thinking about buying an inground swimming pool but don't like how long they take to install? We're fiberglass pool manufacturers and inground pool experts, and we know that swimming pools can take months to build. Concrete pools can even take up to half a year to complete. But what if you could get an inground pool quicker without much of the noise or mess?

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Cost and Pricing  |  Installation & Construction  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Swimming Pool Design

What Is an Infinity Pool? Cost, Ideas, FAQ

Infinity pools are among the most modern and sought after pool designs today. If you have a gorgeous landscape or waterfront view that you want to show off, an infinity pool can make having that view ten times better. But what is an infinity pool, how does it work, and does it cost more to build?

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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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Pool Design Guides  |  Swimming Pool Design

What is a Beach Entry Pool?

Do you ever wish that you had a private beach in your backyard without all the critters living in it or the forces of nature to contend with? We know that’s only a fantasy, but you can get close. Enter the beach entry swimming pool. It doesn’t really compare to a real beach, but it might be as close as it gets. Beach entry pools have been around for several decades in the swimming pool world, but what exactly is a beach entry pool and how does it change your options?

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers  |  Pool Design Guides

Fiberglass Diving Pools: Reviews, Prices, Designs

Myth: Fiberglass pools are too small to be diving pools. Reality: As fiberglass pool manufacturers, we proudly partake in debunking this myth with the existence of our T Series pool.

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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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Cost and Pricing  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Swimming Pool Design  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

Indoor vs. Outdoor Pools: Costs, Considerations, FAQs

Are you finally ready to install an inground pool? If you are, you might find yourself having the discussion of indoor vs. outdoor pools. As fiberglass pool manufacturers, we know that most pool shoppers go down that road, even if it's just for a brief moment. If you're currently in the middle of this debate, we want to help you decide which is right for you so that you can know without a doubt that you are building the pool of your dreams.

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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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Cost and Pricing  |  Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Pool Design Guides

Large Fiberglass Pools FAQ: Cost, Designs, Pros and Cons

If you’re shopping for an inground pool and if "go big or go home" is your motto, you probably want the largest swimming pool that you can afford. At River Pools, we exclusively manufacture and install fiberglass swimming pools, so we know all about your pool size options and how they affect the price, installation, and long-term maintenance of your inground pool. In this article, we’ll share what we know about large fiberglass swimming pools, including sizes, designs, cost, installation, and more to help you decide if a large fiberglass pool is the right choice for your home.

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Concrete Pool Information  |  Pool Design Guides

What is an Above Ground Concrete Pool? Cost, Construction, Problems

What do you think about when you hear the term “above ground pool”? Do you picture one of those blue inflatable pools or a round metal pool with a ladder? While that’s what many above ground pools look like, there are actually tons of examples of inground pools (like concrete or fiberglass) installed above ground. In fact, at River Pools, we have installed our fiberglass pools above ground for clients in the past. Why would someone want to bring their inground pool above ground?

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Pool Design Guides  |  Swimming Pool Design  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

What Is a Cocktail Pool? Designs, Dimensions, Cost, and More

If you’re looking for a cozy spot that brings life to your home, a cocktail pool can do the job. They’re a lot smaller than your standard pool, but that’s what some people love about them. Cocktail pools have tons of benefits: they’re ideal for entertaining in small spaces, they can be affordable, and they are more environmentally friendly than large pools. But are they really worth the money?

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