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?
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?
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.
We recommend cartridge filters for fiberglass pools with salt water systems. They work the best and are easy to clean.
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.
Are you considering installing pavers around your inground pool?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.