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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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Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers  |  Installation & Construction  |  Pool Videos

What Fiberglass Pool Installers Really Want: Shell Quality, Support, & More

In February 2018, River Pools had the opportunity to build a fiberglass pool for former Vice President Joe Biden. This was in Delaware, though—outside the River Pools installation area. A problem? Not at all. Enter one of our nationwide dealers, Clean Cut Pavers and Pools. River Pools manufactured the Greco fiberglass pool shell and transported it to the dealer, who installed it in the Bidens' backyard. Some of the River Pools family went out that week to watch the installation and to highlight this dealer, their employees, and their good work. (Others of us—that is, me, myself, and I—were left at the office. I was kind of sad.) The visit was a great experience, and the installation went well! We're growing as a manufacturer, so we're talking to dealers all across the country. This is a new partnership we're excited about and they are as well. During the pool installation process, we spoke with Doug Arcos and Rich Bell from Clean Cut Pavers and Pools to get their perspective as fiberglass pool dealers: What do dealers look for in a pool manufacturer? What do dealers look for in a pool product? What do dealers want in leads from the manufacturer? What are some current trends in backyard pools? How do dealers handle pools in smaller lots?

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Top 3 Decisions to Make When Buying a Pool for Your Backyard

When you're considering a pool for your backyard, you have big decisions to make.  Here at River Pools, we aim to provide informative, all-inclusive content to answer your questions about inground pools. Even if you don't choose our fiberglass pools, we want you to know you've made the best decision for your family! In our blog and our videos, we've created content to help you walk through the three main choices: Is an inground pool right for your backyard? Is a fiberglass pool the best option? Who is the best manufacturer?

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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 Maintenance  |  Pool Videos

How to Clean a Swimming Pool Cartridge Filter: Video

We recommend cartridge filters for fiberglass pools with salt water systems. They work the best and are easy to clean.

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Installation & Construction  |  Pool Videos

Inground Pools and Ground Water: How To Manage A High Water Table (Video)

If you live in an area with a high water table you may be wondering if a pool installation is possible, or how to manage ground water during the installation of an inground pool.    

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Patio and Coping  |  Pool Videos

Inground Swimming Pool Pavers 101 [Video]

Are you considering installing pavers around your inground pool?  

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Installation & Construction  |  Pool Videos

Fiberglass Pool Plumbing: 2 Bullet-proof Ways To Prevent Leaks [Video]

When we first began installing fiberglass pools in the early 2000's we encountered our share of problems.  Despite the fact that we fixed each one and made sure every customer was happy, we were still left asking the question: What went wrong? Many of these issues were leaks that developed in the plumbing of the pool or in the fittings that the plumbing was connected to.  In the following video I explain our process, called Rhino-Roc Construction, that we developed specifically to eliminate these plumbing problems along with the other challenges associated with fiberglass pool installations.

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Installation & Construction  |  Pool Videos

Fiberglass Pool Installation Video: How We Secure a Pool with Rhino-Rods

What is Rhino-Roc Construction and why should you care? Valid question, so here's the thing: an inground pool is a huge investment.  And unlike a new car that you could simply return if things go awry, once a pool is in your backyard...it's your baby. That makes both the quality of the pool and the manner in which it is installed extremely important. 

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Patio and Coping  |  Pool Videos

Cantilevered Coping for Inground Pools: Pros, Cons, & Installation [Video]

If you are considering an inground pool, you've probably noticed there a lot of decisions to make! From the type of pool, to options and accessories, to the type of patio and coping; all of these details impact the look and feel of your finished pool...as well as your budget. One detail that may not initially stand out is the pool coping, or material that borders the perimeter of the pool. In the video below, we discuss a particular type of coping called cantilevered concrete coping.

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Pool Manufacturing Process  |  Pool Videos

How Fiberglass Pools Are Made: 3-Step Video Guide

Have you ever wondered how an inground fiberglass pool is created? Let's see the 3-step process to making a fiberglass pool from scratch: 1.  The production of the pattern or "plug" 2.  The production of the mold 3.  The production of the pool shell The video shows the "birth" of our first Oasis 27 pool from the mold.  

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Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers  |  Pool Videos

Trilogy Casini vs Greco Rectangular Fiberglass Pool Comparison

The fact that you’ve found this article means you are probably well into the process of finding the right pool for your family.  Maybe you have already decided that a fiberglass pool is the way to go, and possibly that a rectangular shape is best for you….now it’s just a matter of finding the pool design that meets your needs the best.  If this is the case, you’re in luck because today we’re going to compare two of the most popular rectangular fiberglass pools on the market:  The Casini by Trilogy Pools and The Greco by our company, River Pools.  

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