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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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The 6 Best Pool Heaters to Extend Your Swim Season in 2021

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably one of two types of folks:  you’re a meticulous planner looking to extend your swim season as painlessly as possible… or you’re starting to feel temperatures dropping, and you need to start warming your pool back up right now.

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The 17 Best Pool Toys and Floats for an Unforgettable Pool Party

Summer’s in full swing, With life gradually returning to normal, you’re probably feeling overdue for a fun get-together… and if you’ve got a pool, there might be no better place to host a sweet party than your own backyard.

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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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Options and Accessories  |  Pool Maintenance  |  Pool landscaping  |  Swimming Pool Accessories  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

How to Keep Frogs and Other Small Animals Out of Your Swimming Pool

Frogs are everywhere… including, unfortunately, many swimming pools.

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The 8 Best Pool Fountains for 2021

If you’ve ever been to Vegas, you know just how compelling a big, beautiful water fountain can be. The shapes, the lighting, synchronization with music... they’re visual shows, staged with sprayed water, and they can really capture folks’ attention.

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What are the Best Salt Water Pool Systems for 2021?

Salt water pools are as popular as we’ve ever seen. It’s not hard to see why.

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Options and Accessories  |  Patio and Coping  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Pool landscaping  |  Swimming Pool Accessories

The Ultimate Backyard Fire Pit Buying Guide for Pools and Patios

What could be better than a relaxing afternoon in your beautiful backyard pool?

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What are the Best Robotic Pool Cleaners in 2021?

If you’ve got a pool (or will have one soon), you know how important it is to keep the water clean. A sparkling backyard pool can quickly turn into a brackish eyesore if you’re not diligent with regular maintenance.

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What are the Best Swimming Apps and Pool Fitness Trackers for 2021?

People get swimming pools for many reasons… but just about everyone who gets a pool installed in their backyard hopes to swim fairly often.

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14 Cheap Pool Accessories to Upgrade Your Budget Inground Pool

Are you in the stages of planning a budget pool project? Did you know that there are many cheap pool accessories that you can add to make the pool a little bit more enjoyable and easy to maintain? If you're trying to keep your costs low, we get it. Here at River Pools, we manufacture fiberglass pools and speak with inground pool shoppers every day. Many of the thrifty pool buyers who reach out to us make it clear that they want just the pool, plumbing, and patio without any bells and whistles. Maybe you're also looking for the basics and nothing more. But if you haven't explored all of your options when it comes to pool accessories because you think it will cost too much, we encourage you to at least research your options before you build. To make that simple for you, we rounded up a list of the top affordable pool accessories to consider adding to your budget inground pool project (and we promise they won't break the bank). Let's jump in!

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The Ultimate Guide to Pool Safety Equipment: Prices, Uses, Tips

When you have a swimming pool on your property, there are few things more important than safety. The value of pool safety increases if you have children or pets, or if you live in a neighborhood where children reside. As a new pool owner, that means you'll have to consider investing in some pool safety equipment to ensure the continued security of your pool area. 

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