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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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Pool Maintenance  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

How Does Hydrostatic Pressure in an Inground Pool Work?

Odds are, you’ve heard pool people tell you, frantically and with tears in their eyes, “Don’t drain your inground pool!” They mention hydrostatic pressure as the reasoning before running off to warn the next pool owner they can find. It’s nice of them to alert you…but what are they talking about? Why shouldn’t you drain your pool, really? What does “hydrostatic” even mean? Not to worry, friend. I have your back. Let’s talk pool physics.

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Pool Design Guides  |  Swimming Pool Design  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

How to Choose a Pet-Friendly Pool

A lot of people with medium-sized pets like to let them play in the pool. Have a dog? Sheep? Llama? Small horse? They might be interested!

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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 Closing/Winterization  |  Pool Maintenance  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

When Should I Close My Pool for the Winter?

I have zero tolerance for the cold. My family teases me for my wimpiness. I’ve accepted it.

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Options and Accessories  |  Pool Design Guides  |  Swimming Pool Design  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

Are Deep End/Diving Pools Really a Good Idea?

For my family, a diving board is a runway. It's all very dramatic. We waddle like penguins, strut like models, wave like royalty, and stroll like oblivious pedestrians...and then drop into the deep end of the pool, still “walking.” 

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Concrete Pool Information  |  Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

Concrete Pools vs. Fiberglass Pools: An Honest Comparison

Time for a radical statement: fiberglass pools aren’t for everyone. I know! Contain your shock! River Pools manufactures and sells them, but our priority is one thing: customer satisfaction. We want you to be informed so you can make the best decision for you and your family...even if that means not choosing us.

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Pool Maintenance  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

How to Get Rid of Algae in an Inground Swimming Pool

Green: the lovely color of freshly mowed grass, summer leaves fluttering in the breeze, and the protagonist’s eyes in any teen novel in the local library. It’s not so lovely when it’s the color of algae in your inground pool.

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Concrete Pool Information  |  Swimming Pool FAQs  |  Vinyl Liner Pool Information

Concrete Pools vs. Vinyl Liner Pools: An Honest Comparison

Even though we’re one of the country’s leading fiberglass pool specialists, we’re still familiar with concrete and vinyl liner pools and understand that they have a place in the market. We appreciate their value and recognize that people want to learn about all types of pools. We’re here to help you learn everything you need to know about buying the perfect pool for you and your family.  In this article, we'll cover the pros and cons of these two types of pools in the following areas:

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Installation & Construction  |  Pool Maintenance  |  Swimming Pool FAQs  |  Vinyl Liner Pool Information

How to Remove Wrinkles from Your Inground Vinyl Liner Pool

Liner wrinkles are part of owning a vinyl liner pool. A liner is very thin, and when it’s initially installed, it’s not uncommon to have some wrinkles in the pool. Wrinkles can also develop slowly over time, which is unfortunately true for both pools and people.

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Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl Liner  |  Installation & Construction  |  Pool Maintenance  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

Which Pool Type Is More Prone to Leaks? Fiberglass vs. Vinyl Liner vs. Concrete

Ah yes, the relaxing rush of a waterfall. Such a beautiful, soothing noise…until you remember that you’re sitting by your pool and didn’t install a waterfall. Yikes.

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Cost and Pricing  |  Fiberglass Pool Information  |  Installation & Construction  |  Swimming Pool FAQs

Fiberglass Pool Basics: Pros, Cons, and How They’re Made

What is a fiberglass pool, in the most basic sense?

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