Five Must-Have Pool Accessories for the 2019 Swim Season
The weather’s heating up, and so is swim season (Woot woot!). Your fabulous inground fiberglass pool is looking good–sparkling clean and ready to welcome the whole gang. Yeah, you have all the features you need in your fiberglass pool to let the good times roll … But, how about this year, you take the luxury […]
Enhance your swimming pool area with these top outdoor summer living features It’s hard to beat outdoor living. Food tastes better when it’s eaten outside, fresh off the grill. And there’s just nothing like the feeling of falling into bed at night, relaxed and tuckered out from spending a whole day in the sun. Once […]
Five Fun and (Almost) Free Swimming Pool Games for Kids and Families
Marco Polo is so last year… Summer swim season is almost here! Are you ready to have a blast in your inground pool? Yeah you are. You enjoy soaking up rays on your awesome fiberglass pool tanning ledge, swimming laps to get fit and strong, and throwing epic beach-themed parties. Pools are made for games […]
May Fiberglass Pool Dealer Spotlight: B&B Pools, Indianapolis
Each month, we enjoy learning more about a member of the Thursday Pools fiberglass pool dealer family for our dealer spotlight. This month, we chatted with Bill McGraw, owner/operator of B&B Pools in Indianapolis. B&B Pools is based on Indy’s south side. They install both fiberglass pools and vinyl liner pools throughout the greater Indianapolis […]
Thursday Pools; Great for Your Family AND the Environment
Fiberglass pools are the most environmentally friendly inground pools. In general, fiberglass pools are naturally better for the environment than vinyl or gunite, for three reasons: No replacing liners. Vinyl liners must be replaced every seven to 10 years. Most likely, that liner will end up in a landfill. No acid washing or resurfacing. Gunite […]
The Thursday Pools Composite Sandwich of Awesomeness
Multiple layers of strength results in the most durable fiberglass pool in the industry today. There’s nothing like a really great artisan-crafted sandwich. An awesome composite of ingredients, plentiful and evenly layered. Every ingredient has a purpose and makes the end-result better. It’s stacked just right. Every inch of it is perfect, from one end […]
April Fiberglass Pool Dealer Spotlight: Pool People, Lancaster, Ohio
Each month, we enjoy learning more about a member of the Thursday Pools fiberglass pool dealer family for our dealer spotlight. In March, we chatted with Dan Dodds and Jarrod Dodds, the father and son duo who operate The Pool People of Ohio, along with Dan’s brothers, Pat and Jay. Located 30 miles southeast of […]
Another Thursday Pools Expansion Reflects Their Relentless Commitment to Quality, Innovation and Safety
The 40,000-square foot expansion means shorter turn-around times, improved employee safety, even better quality control and room to keep creating amazing innovations and durable fiberglass pools! Indiana’s Thursday Pools manufactures the world’s best and most durable fiberglass pools, and they just keep finding ways to get better. They’re relentlessly committed to quality, safety and innovation. […]
How Our ISO 9001 Certification Shows Our Commitment to Quality
What does the word “quality” mean to you? The dictionary defines it like this: “The standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something.” We really like that last part … “the degree of excellence of something.” For us, that something is fiberglass pools. At Thursday […]
Ask the General: Cartridge Filters vs. Sand Filters; Which is Best for Your Pool?
Dear General- We’re getting a new fiberglass pool this summer! We’ve chosen our fiberglass pool design and our add-on features. Now, we’re wondering what kind of filtration system we should get. We’ve heard pros and cons about both cartridge filtration systems and sand filtration systems. We want what’s best for our pool long-term, but of […]
Ask the General: When is the Best Time to Open My Pool?
Dear General– Spring finally made it! The weather is warming up, and the summer swim season is almost upon us. We’re ready! We’re dreaming of spending our days relaxing in our inground fiberglass pool! When is the best time to open our pool? Signed- Amping in Ann Arbor Dear Amping– Your pool opening and closing […]
Thursday Pools Makes News with Five Trailblazing Fiberglass Pool Innovations
Indiana fiberglass pool manufacturer, Thursday Pools, is relentlessly dedicated to improving the fiberglass pool experience. Never satisfied with the status quo, they’re like mad scientists on a mission to create ways to simplify installation, protect pool owners’ investments and offer previously unheard-of fiberglass inground pool experiences. They’re invited to fiberglass pool conferences around the country […]
Looking for a low maintenance, durable, dog-friendly pool? Are the kids chirping that same old song you hear every Spring … “Mom, can we get a pool?” Do you want elegance, beauty, and luxurious features AND a quick installation? Learn why fiberglass pools are the best choice! More and more families are choosing to add […]
March Fiberglass Pool Dealer Spotlight: Cherry Pools, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Each month, we enjoy learning more about a member of the Thursday Pools dealer family for our dealer spotlight. In March, we chatted with Jason Cherry, who owns Cherry Pools in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma with his wife Gloria. They exclusively sell Thursday Pools fiberglass pools. Located southeast of Tulsa, Cherry Pools serves communities within a […]
The Top 10 Reasons Pool Builders Recommend Fiberglass Pools
Thinking of getting an inground pool? If so, you’ll have three types of pool to choose from: vinyl, fiberglass and gunite. You’ll probably want to do some research to determine which type of pool most suits you. If you have friends that have previously bought pools, you can ask them what they love about their […]
The Three Hottest Trends in Fiberglass Pools Today
You’re a trendsetter. You like that you know what’s hot, and what’s not. So you should take note of the fact that fiberglass pools are trending right now like never before! Pool owners love their fiberglass pools because they’re beautiful, low maintenance and durable, and they increase the value of their homes. Pool builders recommend […]
Fiberglass Pools are the Best Choice for Furry Family Members!
If you’re thinking of getting a new inground pool and are wondering which type of pool is the best choice for pets who like the water, read on… Inground pools are fun for the whole family. If your family includes four-legged kids, don’t forget to consider them when you’re choosing the best swimming pool for […]
Ask the General: What Do I Need to Know About General Pool Maintenance?
Dear General- We live in Kentucky and just got a new pool last year. It’s almost time to open our pool for the season, and we feel like we could use a refresher course on pool maintenance as spring approaches. Can you give us some general (no pun intended) pool maintenance tips to ensure we’ll […]
Create an Over-the-Top Backyard Oasis with Your Sunken Living Room Fiberglass Pool
If you’ve decided to be the first in your neighborhood to have one of the world’s first sunken living room fiberglass pools, your new inground pool and outdoor living space is about to go from comfortable and sophisticated to over-the-top luxury and elegance. The only thing left to do is join the waitlist and decide […]
Is a Sunken Living Room Fiberglass Pool Right for You?
Do you like having your cake and eating it too? Do you believe that you and your family deserve the ultimate backyard oasis that will be the envy of the neighborhood? If the answer to these questions is a resounding “YES,” we know exactly what you need. An inground sunken living room fiberglass pool. Never […]
The Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing A Fiberglass Pool Design
Spring is bustin’ out all over, which means those lazy summer days will soon be upon us. Will you spend them staring wistfully at the grass that needs to be mowed or frolicking in your fabulous new inground pool? If you’re thinking of taking the plunge this year with a new, inground pool, fiberglass is […]
Ask the General: What Do I Need to Know About Groundwater in the Spring?
Dear General; Our family got a new inground pool last summer, and our pool installer told us that we need to keep an eye on our groundwater levels in the springtime. What advice can you give us pool owner newbies about springtime pool maintenance, and what do I need to know about the possibility of […]
Six Awesome Things You Can Do in a Sunken Living Room Pool
Do you love to entertain? Do your friends and neighbors clamor for an invitation to your parties because they know they’ll be fabulous? If “party” is your middle name, and you’re looking for a way to bring that party home seven days a week, a sunken living room pool is the perfect pool option for […]
February Fiberglass Pool Dealer Spotlight: Burton Pools and Spas, Springdale, Arkansas
Every month, we chat with Thursday Pools dealers to learn more about their business and what’s trending in their area. This month, we talked to David Burton, co-owner of Burton Pools and Spas in Springdale, Arkansas. Tell us a little about yourself and about Burton Pools and Spas My brother Dan and I started our […]
What is a Sunken Living Room Pool and Why Should I Want One?
There’s nothing more precious than time spent with family and close friends. Whether you’re gathered around the dining room table feasting on your favorite meal, taking part in a rousing game night by the fire or enjoying the sunshine while you’re practicing your swing on the putting green, what’s key is that you have a […]
Meet the Gonzalez family*: The Gonzalez family lives in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio called Loveland. Alonzo and his wife Maria own a large home in a beautiful subdivision where they raised five kids. They now have ten grandkids who are the light of their lives. While everyone leads busy lives, Maria still cooks family […]
Automatic Pool Safety Cover-Compatible Thursday Pools Designs
If you’re a pool owner, safety is your top concern. Having an inground pool is a blast, but it’s also a big responsibility. Ensuring that all family members and guests know and respect the rules of pool safety is key, as well as making sure that no one can enter your pool without your supervision […]
How to Choose the Thursday Pools Design that’s Right for You
You’re actually doing it. You’re getting an inground pool. You’re past the wishing and dreaming stage. You’ve done your research, set your budget and considered your financing. You know you want a fiberglass pool, because your research has shown that fiberglass is the way to go for durability, overall value low pool maintenance and awesome […]
Ask the General: What Fiberglass Pool Shape Should I Choose for a Natural Look?
Dear General– We have started saving for a pool. I know for sure I want an inground pool, and we’re pretty set on a fiberglass pool, but I’ve been going in circles with all the different designs available. I love my gardens and landscaping, and I want something that will not only blend in, but […]
Meet the Langdons*: Steve and Maya Langdon live in, Oak Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. Steve is a brand manager for a well-known online outdoor clothing retailer, and Maya is a yoga instructor. Steve and Maya both adore outdoor adventure, and fitness is very important to them. Their daughter Ellie is almost two years old. […]
Three Awesome Thursday Pools Designs for Small Backyards
Do you have a small backyard? It can be great. While your neighbors are toiling away mowing their sprawling expanses of green, you’re done in a snap and ready to relax with a cold beverage. Wouldn’t it be great if you could enjoy that cold beverage lounging next to (or floating in!) a refreshing, low […]
Ask The General: The Benefits of a Rectangular Pool
Dear General- My family has committed to getting in shape in 2019, and we’ve decided that since we want to have fun doing it, one of the ways we’ll get more exercise is with a new fiberglass pool! There are so many pool shapes and sizes out there—what are the best pools for both exercise […]
How Much More Does a Beach Entry Pool Design Cost?
If you’re a beach lover, how much more would you be willing to spend on a vacation where you could be just a few short steps from the beach? 25 percent more? 50 percent more? Double? What if you could bring the bliss of a beach vacation to your very own backyard with a […]
The Fiberglass Pool Industry’s Top Tanning Ledge Pool Designs
Tanning ledges (sometimes also called “splash pads” or “sun shelves”) are one of the most sought-after features in inground swimming pool designs today. Previously only available in custom concrete (gunite) pool construction, built-in tanning ledges are now readily available in one-piece, durable, low-maintenance fiberglass inground pools. Is a fiberglass pool with a tanning ledge right […]
Meet the Sandersons: Al and Phyllis Sanderson live in Petoskey, Michigan. They moved to Michigan from Chicago when Al retired in 2011. Al and Phyllis are both very active, and they love to ride bikes and walk (although Phyllis has been having a little trouble with her hips and knees lately.) Their grandkids, Amanda, who’s […]
January Fiberglass Pool Dealer Spotlight: W.E.T. Pools and Spas, Effingham, Illinois
Every month, we chat with Thursday Pools dealers to learn more about their business and what’s trending in their area. This month, we talked to Doug Thoele, owner of W.E.T. Pools and Spas in Effingham, Illinois. Tell us a little about yourself and your business. We were originally in the pressure washer business. I started […]
Is a Built-In Tanning Ledge in your Fiberglass Pool Right For You?
Tanning ledges are among the hottest trends in backyard inground pool designs. They’re a newer innovation that is now widely available in inground fiberglass pools. Tanning ledges provide the feel of the sun warming your skin while the refreshing water keeps you cool. It’s truly a blissful feeling. Most fiberglass pool buyers these days opt […]
Ask the General: How Do I Choose the Perfect Pool Design for My Family?
Dear General- Well, we’re finally going to do it. We’ve decided that we’re going to have a new inground pool put in this year. (It’s our New Year’s resolution to have more fun as a family!) So now we’re past the dreaming stage and on to the choosing stage. We feel that fiberglass is the […]
Meet the Millers: Todd, Susan, their kids Lauren (age 7), Camryn (age 5), Susan’s parents, and Stanley, their 10-year-old yellow lab. They live near Indianapolis, Indiana, in Carmel. Todd is an attorney, and Susan is a part-time realtor and full-time mom. She works around 25 hours per week and spends much of her free […]
What Can I Expect for Fiberglass Pool Maintenance Cost?
Fiberglass pools bring hours of relaxation, family togetherness, social activity and exercise. What’s more, fiberglass pool owners find that maintaining a fiberglass pool is less expensive than other pool styles. So how much does it cost to maintain a fiberglass pool? It depends on several factors, but the cost of maintaining your fiberglass pool will […]
December Fiberglass Pool Dealer Spotlight: Raft to Rafters Pool and Spa, Columbus, Indiana
Every month, we chat with Thursday Pools dealers to learn more about their business and what’s trending in their area. This month, we talked to Matt Miller, owner of Raft to Rafters in Columbus, Indiana. Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Our business goes back a very long way! Here’s the story: […]
Ask the General– What’s the Lowdown on Tanning Ledges?
Dear General: We’ve asked Santa for a new inground pool next year, and I think he’s going to deliver. We’re amazed at all the cool features available, and our friends with pools have told us how great tanning ledges are. Since we love both the sun and the water, it seems like a great option […]
The Top Five Things People Love About Tanning Ledges
In today’s frazzled world, moments of true relaxation are hard to find. We all need time to unwind, chill and find inner peace. For some, the ideal oasis may be a sunny spot on a chaise lounge in a windowsill or a cozy chair by the fire in wintertime. However, for those of us who […]
Ledge Lounger Introduces New Options for Even Better Fiberglass Pool Outdoor Living
It’s a great time to be a fiberglass pool owner. The options just keep getting better all the time. Outdoor living and entertaining is now as cozy and easy as it is indoors. With a stunning array of furnishings and sophisticated outdoor kitchen options as well as fire pits and other outdoor heating elements, you […]
November Fiberglass Pool Dealer Spotlight: Easy Living Pools, Plain City, Ohio
Each month, we enjoy learning more about a member of the Thursday Pools dealer family for our dealer spotlight. In November, we chatted with Chris Matthews, president of Easy Living Pools, which sells and installs both vinyl liner pools and inground fiberglass pools in Plain City, Ohio. Easy Living Pools is located in Union County, […]
Five Reasons You and Your Family Will Love a Beach Entry Fiberglass Pool
You could really use a getaway. Your days are a jumble of soccer games, dance lessons, lunch-packing and chauffeuring. A break sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? Where would you go? Picture your whole family at a magnificent resort. Palm trees are swaying gently in the breeze and you’re hangin’ with the rich and famous next […]
Dear General– We’re relatively new inground pool owners. We’ve enjoyed reading your articles about common pool maintenance problems to avoid, new pool owner FAQs, tips and tricks to save money and keep our pool running at its best, like the importance of backwashing and how to care for our pool over the winter. There’s quite […]
Throw a Beach Entry Pool Party in Your Own Backyard
It’s a shore thing! The beach is a special place. There’s nothing quite like a day at the beach to ease away stress, recharge your batteries and soothe your soul. Beach living is easy living. Meals are grab and go. Schedules are merely a suggestion, and make-up is optional. At the beach, you come as […]
DIY or Pool Maintenance Pro? Caring for Your Pool Takes a Little of Both
When it comes to taking care of your home or your car, there are certain maintenance jobs you can do yourself and other jobs for which you’d be better off hiring a pro. Also, there are regular maintenance tasks that you might choose to outsource because you feel your time is better spent doing other […]
Beach vacations create family memories you’ll cherish forever–building sandcastles with the kids, lounging on the beach with a book you’ve been trying to read for years, and simply turning off your cell phone and reconnecting with the people you love. Beach vacations can also create some memories you may not find as heartwarming–dragging enough sand […]
The Best Robotic Cleaners for Inground Fiberglass Pools
Every pool owner should have a good working knowledge of pool maintenance. To avoid pool maintenance issues, it’s important to stay on top of pool maintenance from the time you open your pool in the spring until you’re preparing to close it for the winter. Robotic pool cleaners can be a great help when it […]
Dear General- I think our family is finally ready to take the plunge and get an inground fiberglass pool. We’re excited! But we have so many questions. When should we buy? How should we finance? What should we be thinking about when we’re choosing the features for our pool? What do we need to learn in […]
October Fiberglass Pool Dealer Spotlight: Akins Excavating; Middlebury, Indiana
Every month, we chat with Thursday Pools dealers to learn more about their business and what’s trending in their area. This month, we talked to Tabby Bratt, co-owner of Akins Excavating in Middlebury, Indiana. Tell us a little about yourself and your business. We’re family owned. We started out solely as an excavating business in […]
Ask the General: How Do I Care for My Pool Over the Winter?
Dear General- Given that the stores here in the Midwest have giant bags of Halloween candy for sale in every aisle and Christmas trees in the window, I have to imagine that I’m supposed to be closing my pool. But they’re predicting a mild winter this year! Can’t I just take my chances on the […]
An inground fiberglass pool can bring a lifetime of family fun and togetherness. If you’re considering creating a private swimming pool oasis in your backyard, your first concern is probably going to be pool cost. As you’re building your budget and planning your financing for your new inground fiberglass pool project, remember that you have […]
Ask the General: What’s the Proper Winter Water Level for My Pool?
Dear General- We’re closing up our pool this week. (Insert sad face emoji here…) We want to make sure we do it right and we’ve gotten varying information about what the proper water level is for winterization. Can you set the record straight for us? Waffling about Water Level in Wakarusa Dear Waffling- You’re not […]
Ask the General: How to Avoid Common Pool Maintenance Mistakes
Dear General- We’ve just placed our order for our new inground fiberglass pool, and it’s going to be installed in the spring! We can’t wait. However, since we’ve never had a pool before, we’d love to have your advice on how to take care of the newest member of our family. What should we be […]
How Do I Choose the Best Pool Maintenance Professional?
The greatest joys of owning a swimming pool include the hours of relaxation and swimming in crystal clear water. Proper water chemistry, regular cleaning and systems maintenance for your inground fiberglass pool is essential to keep your pool systems running smoothly and ensure a lifetime of worry-free pool enjoyment. It’s important to find a good […]
September Fiberglass Pool Dealer Spotlight: Royal Pools and More, Dyer Indiana
Every month, we chat with Thursday Pools dealers to learn more about their business and what’s trending in their area. This month, we talked to Frank DeBartolo, Jr. of Royal Pools and More in Dyer, Indiana. Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Well, we couldn’t be more of a family affair. My […]
Thinking about getting an inground pool? If so, you’re probably wondering, “How much does an inground pool cost?” Perhaps you’ve done a bit of research, but you’re finding that your search results are yielding a pretty wide range of costs, which can be frustrating. Why can’t you find more specific information? Because googling “How much does […]
Ask the General: How Do I Start Preparing to Close my Inground Fiberglass Pool?
Dear General; Help! I looked out the window this morning and a single, orange maple leaf was floating in my pool. That has to mean that swim season is coming to an end, which is truly a bummer. However, I know that there’s still a little bit of swim time left, so I’m going to […]
Seven Potentially Hidden Costs of Installing an Inground Fiberglass Pool
You’ve spent months choosing the perfect inground fiberglass pool, with just the right shape, size and color. You did your research. You got several estimates for your new inground swimming pool and you’ve weighed them carefully. You’ve thoroughly investigated your financing options. Now that you’ve covered all your bases, your dream of having a new […]
Pool owners love fiberglass pools for many reasons. And everyone loves deep, large fiberglass pools. Fiberglass pools are low-maintenance, quick to install and require fewer chemicals. Because fiberglass pools don’t have liners to replace or concrete that will eventually need to be replastered, they have the lowest lifetime cost of ownership over vinyl and gunite […]
Will an Inground Swimming Pool Add to my Home’s Resale Value?
The kids are clamoring for a pool. You’d like one too. But it’s a big decision and an even bigger investment. If you’re thinking with your heart, it’s easy to take the plunge. It’s fun to pore through pool idea books and pick your favorite pool accessories while imagining the years of family fun and […]
Ask the General- How Much Water Fits in my Inground Fiberglass Pool?
Dear General- Our pool is fairly new. One of our neighbors recently asked me how much water fits in my inground fiberglass pool and my answer was, “Um… a lot.” I realize that’s probably not the level of detail I should know about my own pool. But math is really not my strong suit. Can […]
August Fiberglass Pool Dealer Spotlight: Hendrick Pool and Lawn Service, McCordsville, Indiana
Every month, we chat with Thursday Pools dealers to learn more about their business and what’s trending in their area. This month, we talked to Jonathan Hendrick, one of the owner/operators of Hendrick Pool and Lawn Service. They specialize in full-service fiberglass and vinyl pool installations, including landscaping and hardscaping, as well as pool and […]
Have you been looking out your window wishing there was a brand new fiberglass pool out there? Have you (or your kids) been dreaming about a pool for years, but you think you can’t afford it? If your answer to these questions is perpetually, “Yes. Maybe next year,” it’s time to change your mindset. Financing your […]
Ask the General: What are the Benefits of Automatic Pool Safety Covers?
Dear General, We’re in the process of getting a new fiberglass pool installed, and we’re super excited. The only decision we have remaining is what kind of pool cover we should get. Safety is a big concern for me. Can you explain the different kinds of pool covers available and give me some pros and […]
After hours perusing website after website to get ideas and finding the exact pool design and color you want, you just need to figure out exactly how to get it! You need a professional, experienced pool builder near you to turn your dream into reality. So you might be asking, “How do I find a […]
Ask the General; What Can I Expect with New Pool Costs and Accessories?
Dear General: You can’t possibly imagine how badly my family wants a pool. But we don’t know where to start. What can I expect with new pool costs and accessories? How can I get us from the dreaming stage to the swimming stage? Signed; Pool-less in Plainfield Dear Pool-less; Don’t despair. You have to start […]
3 Easy Steps to Hosting the Perfect Labor Day Pool Party
The arrival of Labor Day means the kids are back in school, fall is just around the corner and the joys of the holiday season will be here before we know it, but it’s far from time to close up the pool. We still have some great swim time left! Designated to appreciate the hard […]
Dealer Spotlight: WetScapes Fiberglass Pool Builder in Southern Indiana
Every month, we chat with a Thursday Pools dealer to learn more about their business and what’s trending in their area. This month, we talked to Jamie Sherrard, owner/operator of WetScapes, Inc. They specialize in high-end fiberglass pool installations in and around Scottsburg, Indiana, which sits about midway between Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Bloomington and Louisville. Tell […]
Choosing the Perfect Furniture for Your Tanning Ledge
Built-in tanning ledges in fiberglass pools are dreamy. Understandably, they’re a highly sought-after feature with fiberglass pool owners. Tanning ledges are ideal spots to relax after a long day and to perfect your summer glow. Practically an outdoor living room, you’ll spend hours there relaxing and entertaining your friends and family, so you want […]
Ask the General: How Do I Backwash the Sand Filter in My Fiberglass Pool?
Dear General; I love my fiberglass pool, but here’s my problem. I don’t understand how to backwash the sand filter. I keep my pool clean and add all the chemicals I’m supposed to, when I’m supposed to. What is backwashing, and WHY do I have to do it to my sand filter? Signed– Bad Backwasher […]
Which Thursday Pools Pool Designs are Best for Tanning Ledges?
Fiberglass pools with tanning ledges are in high demand. And why wouldn’t they be? While soaking up the sun’s rays feels glorious, it can also get pretty hot. Being able to relax on a ledge lounger on a tanning ledge with just enough water to keep you cool is … well … just about as […]
What Qualities Make for a Truly Awesome Tanning Ledge?
Built-in tanning ledges in fiberglass pools have exploded in popularity over the last few years. They’re not just the perfect spot for sun worshippers. They’re also a marvelous place for children to enjoy the water, especially when they’re first learning to swim. Of course the kiddos still need their swim floats, but being able to […]
Dear General; My family has been begging for a new inground fiberglass pool (and I want one too!), but our yard is pretty small and I’m worried we can’t fit one. How can I find out if a pool will fit in my yard and what it might look like, so we can decide on a […]
Ensuring Your Tanning Ledge is Properly Backfilled and Installed
Inground fiberglass swimming pools with built-in tanning ledges are heaven. They allow swimmers to lounge in just enough water to keep cool while still soaking up the sun’s rays. They really do offer the best of both worlds, and tanning ledges have rapidly become one of the most sought-after features in the fiberglass pool industry. Built-in […]
Our Fiberglass Pool Dealer Spotlight; Signature Pools in Chicago
Every month, we chat with a Thursday Pools dealer to learn more about their business and what’s trending in their area. This month, we talked to Todd Emmerson, regional sales manager and lead designer at Signature Pools in Sandwich, Illinois. One-and-a-half hours from downtown Chicago, they install pools throughout the Chicagoland area. Tell us […]
Ask the General: How do I reduce my pool operating costs?
Dear General; Our whole family loves our new inground fiberglass pool. We’re wondering though, do you have any tips and tricks for ways to reduce my pool operating costs? — Frugal in Franklin Dear Frugal; That’s a great question. The top tricks to saving money on your pool’s operating costs in the long run are keeping […]
Everyone loves a pool party. What could be better than good friends, good food and fun next to your beautiful inground fiberglass pool? Well, if you’re ready to take your entertaining to the next level, why not add a theme to your next pool party? If you love west coast style, cool color schemes […]
Which Kind of Beach Entry (or Zero Entry) Pool is Right for You?
You’ve decided that you’re ready to create your own private backyard oasis by getting a pool. You’re also sure that a beach entry pool is the perfect choice for your family, because of the luxurious “vacation every day” feeling it creates and the easy in-and-out for everyone in your group, from the youngest to the […]
Ask the General: How Do I Control Heating Costs in My Pool?
Dear General; I absolutely LOVE my new inground fiberglass swimming pool. What I’m not sure I’m going to love is my pool heating bill. Do you have any tips and tricks for controlling swimming pool heating costs? Signed– Don’t Want My Dollars Going Down the Pool Drain. Dear Dollars; I hear you. No one wants […]
Do you love being on the cutting edge of new trends? When it comes to fiberglass pools, resort-like pool features such as tanning ledges, waterfalls, mood lighting and more recently, beach entries (also known as zero entries) have enabled homeowners to bring all the joys of vacation, without the hassle of travel, to their own […]
What is a Beach Entry (or Zero Entry) Pool, and Why Should I Want One?
What’s the difference between beach entry inground swimming pools and zero entry inground swimming pools? They’re the same thing! The two terms are used interchangeably. Whichever term you use, they’re trending big-time in the pool world right now. You may not have seen one yet, but you probably will soon. You might have experienced a […]
Dear General; Everyone keeps telling me I have to prime the pump for my fiberglass pool. That’s all well and good. My question to you is, how in the heck am I supposed to do it? And how do I know when it’s done? Signed– In a Perplexed Pool Pump Priming Pickle in Peru. Dear […]
The summer swim season is heating up! As we’re planning the opening of our pools (or maybe even getting ready for the installation of a new one!), it’s a good time to review the importance of maintaining proper water chemistry. It’s crucial to the life of your pool and to your family’s health as well. […]
Top Five Fiberglass Pool Trends You Don’t Want to Miss in 2018
The summer swim season is fast approaching. If you’re dreaming of creating your own private backyard oasis this year, there’s no better way to guarantee years of memory-making family fun than to invest in an inground fiberglass pool. There are tons of amazing shapes, sizes, colors and styles to choose from and there are awesome […]
Create a Dreamy Day at the Beach in Your Own Backyard
Do you have memories of your whole family enjoying a dreamy, laid back beach vacation? Can you still feel the sunshine on your face, the warm ocean breeze in your hair and the sound of the waves lulling you to sleep at night? There’s just something special about being at the beach. But for those […]
Inquiring Minds Want to Know: How Do You Make a Fiberglass Pool?
Have you ever watched that show “How It’s Made?” It’s pretty easy to get drawn in. If you’re a naturally curious person, you could get completely geeked out watching them explain how things are made–especially things you’ve never given much thought to the inner workings of–like baseballs, aluminum foil, shoelaces and those cute little paper […]
We’re closing in on the end of the first month of the new year. So it’s a good time to circle back around and check in on our new year’s resolutions. Have any of them stuck? January is great time to assess our goals and plans. Whether your plans are large scale (like going on […]
The new year is here. We’ve all got plans for how we’re going to make 2018 our best year yet. Does your plan for the new year include a big new purchase, like an outdoor playground or fiberglass swimming pool? You can make 2018 the year that you actually DO these things instead of just […]
Enjoy the Health Benefits of Swimming in the New Year
New Year’s Eve is almost here. For many of us, that means getting dressed up, celebrating with friends, and staying up way past our usual bedtime to properly greet the New Year. It’s also a time for us to stop and assess how our year has gone; what we’ve accomplished and what our hopes, goals […]
When you’re thinking of buying a pool, there’s a lot to consider. The first thing you’ll have to decide is whether you want fiberglass, concrete or vinyl. Personally, we believe that fiberglass is the way to go. What’s so great about a fiberglass pool? Read on to learn! That Gel Coat Finish. Why is it […]
We’ve all experienced that post-turkey dinner food coma, and for years we’ve been told that “tryptophan” is to blame. We could take comfort in the fact that all we wanted to do was nap on Thanksgiving, because our turkey had, in essence, slipped us a sleeping pill. Well, we’re sorry to have to tell you […]
Fall is finally upon us. How many times during this long, hot summer did you say to yourselves, “We really need to get a pool?” But the summer has slipped by, and (much like the diehard Cub’s fans used to say) you’ve found yourself saying, “Wait ‘til next year.” Why did you talk yourselves out […]
Are you one of those people who likes to keep their swimming pool open as long as possible? If you are you’ll probably need some pool heating options for your swimming pool for those chilly days or nights when you’re in the mood to throw a pool party. Lucky for you, there are options available […]
No one can doubt that a spa can add an extra relaxation element to your backyard. Spas are popular choices among most people. They make for the perfect place to relax, as well as a perfect place to host friends and family. There are more advantages of owning a spa than just having a place […]
If you are a pool owner that lives outside the Sunbelt states, you may be counting down the number of pool weekends you have left in your swimming season. Here are a few tips on how you can start preparing your pool for winter. While it is not hard, getting your pool ready for closing […]
Pool floats are essential for when you’re spending your days in your swimming pool. Whether you’re relaxing all day and splashing with your family and friends, pool floats are crucial components to do both. With pool floats, you can be guaranteed to have a good time with all your pool party guests. For any pool […]
You have your new inground swimming pool in your backyard, and obviously, you want to create your backyard paradise. Water features are an excellent addition to any poolside backyard. Flowing water not only enhances a tranquil atmosphere, but it also adds a sense of fun and elegance to the pool. A swimming pool will bring […]
Groundwater is virtually everywhere. It lies below the earth’s surface in the cracks and spaces of soil, rock, clay, and sand. In some areas, it may be closer to the surface than in others. The upper level of which the ground saturates with water is known as the water table. Often homeowners know they have […]
Your inground pool should be replaced when it has outlived its usefulness. Inground pools when built correctly can be a part of your family memories for generations. Having said that, sometimes folks come to a point in their life when they no longer want or use the swimming pool. This is the point in which […]
There’s no doubt about it; mosquitoes can ruin everyone’s time around the swimming pool. We all do what we can to keep them away at all times because we all know that they are annoying to have around. You can rely on chemical treatments to keep them away, but that requires planning and researching. Chemical […]
When purchasing a swimming pool, how a pool is going to look and fit in your backyard isn’t the only thing you need to consider. You also need to think about features that are kid-friendly. Don’t worry; there are plenty of features that your kids will love, but will also complete the aesthetic of your […]
With many subdivisions and neighborhood communities adding pools; you may be inclined to opt out of purchasing a pool for your own home. After all, why invest in a pool when you can go to a community pool whenever you want. Yes, we have heard that reasoning before. While that may be your first inclination, […]
If you are going to take the time in choosing the perfect inground pool for your backyard, you want to make your pool as stunning as possible. There are popular swimming pool trends that will make your swimming pool a great “staycation” spot for you and your family. The trends are favorites among many pool […]
Surrounding your backyard and swimming pool with lighting transforms your yard into the perfect outdoor living space. Pool lights can also serve as a safety measure for your late night pool parties. If you want to make your pool look more beautiful and take your pool parties to the next level, pool lights are sure to […]
Pool covers are common in areas where pools have an “off-season” or when they close during the winter months. If you expect to winterize your pool for some time, we recommended that you buy a pool cover. Keeping your pool coveredduring winter months will protect your pool and make getting your pool ready for use […]
You’re spending most of your time dreaming about opening up your swimming pool this summer, aren’t you? We know you are ready to open your pool for the season. But is your space and environment surrounding your swimming pool ready? Your backyard style can make a big difference in your backyard pool parties. Now is […]
The warm air has finally arrived, and you are itching to celebrate. There is no better way to celebrate summer’s arrival than to enjoy a relaxing day poolside with those whose company you enjoy most. Here are some tips on how to getyour pool summer ready. Remove the cover. Before you can begin, you will […]
Summer is almost here, and pretty soon your children will be spending their time in the pool all day long. Now is the time to go over what you need to do to make sure your kids stay safe around the swimming pool this summer. Going over the pool safety rules of the swimming pool […]
Choosing how to sanitize your inground swimming pool can be confusing when you are comparing a salt water pool vs. chlorine water pool. Overall salt water pools and traditional chlorine pools are very similar. The differences lie in the method of adding chlorine to the pool. Salt systems use the dissolved salt in the pool […]
Everyone in your family loves your swimming pool, but don’t forget about your pets too! Pets enjoy the water as much as people do. Keep your pets in mind and think about making your swimming pool pet-friendly. There are simple things you should consider when you are looking to make sure your pool is pet-friendly. […]
You recently purchased a pool. You are super excited while you are expecting a pool. We are excited for you. The memories you will make around the pool with friends and family will be some of your most treasured. But until then, you have some construction work to get through. We believe setting expectations up […]
Getting your inground pool installed in your backyard is an exciting time. We know you and your family are ready to get your swimsuits on and jump into your swimming pool. But just like it was a process to choose the right pool for you, it is a process to have an inground pool installed. […]
How Geography Can Impact Your Inground Pool Installation
Your geographic location can impact your inground pool installation costs and materials. In some regions of the country, underground rock such as limestone is more prevalent than in other parts and can play a big part in your inground pool installation. Excavating rock often requires specialized equipment to break the rock into manageable pieces so […]
The surrounding plants and landscape around your swimming pool can either make or break your backyard being the place to be in the neighborhood. Different types of plants and flowers can help you create and achieve any style in your yard. There are three traits that plants produce in your backyard. They bring in color, […]
Fiberglass pool designs are packed full of fun built-in features. Each fiberglass pool design offers you different features and benefits. Here are some top features and why you might want to look for them when selecting a fiberglass pool design for your backyard swimming project. Benches and Seats. In-pool benches and seats are an excellent […]
We all know that fiberglass pools are a low maintenance option in comparison to other inground swimming pools. Even though they are low maintenance, there is tools and equipment that you should consider purchasing so you can properly take care of your pool. The tools you buy will make your durable fiberglass pool last longer […]
Whether you are grilling dinner, sunbathing or watching young swimmers play in the pool your pool patio will probably be used more often than the swimming pool itself. You want to make sure you take into consideration all the patio options that are available to you. Here are some popular pool patio options, and maybe […]
You have been fantasizing about your pool paradise for some time, and you’re finally ready to start the process of purchasing a new swimming pool. You might begin researching by asking yourself when is the best time of year to start the process. The best time of year is different for different people, and it […]
How Do I Know If My Backyard Is Big Enough For A Swimming Pool
A sure-fire way to know if your backyard is big enough for a swimming pool is to have a pool professional provide you with an onsite evaluation. Many of our Independent Dealers and most swimming pool builders will provide a complimentary on-site evaluation and estimate. This is a great place to start. In an effort […]
Are you still hanging on to the New Year’s Resolution bandwagon to exercise more in 2017? We have a great idea that will help you to continue your hard work into the summer and to kick your workout regimen up a notch. Adding a new swimming pool to your backyard is an excellent way to […]
Good news! Fiberglass pools are relatively low maintenance in comparison to other inground pools. The biggest maintenance issues with a fiberglass pool are keeping the water chemistry in balance and your water line clean. Both of these concerns are easy to handle if kept up with on a regular basis. We recommend that both issues […]
Purchasing a swimming pool is going to be a different buying process for everyone. Because of this, it is important to know all your options, including knowing the differences between inground pools and aboveground pools. Depending on what your budget is and what your ideal backyard paradise looks like to you is going to impact […]
Top 5 Pool Options Every Inground Swimming Pool Buyer Should Consider
The market for inground swimming pool options is enormous and can be overwhelming, but there are only a handful that every inground pool owner should consider. Here are some important swimming pool options that you should consider and why. We have also included some budget saving tips. Automatic Pool Covers. Automatic pool covers do more […]
Congratulations on choosing to add a fiberglass inground pool to your backyard. You have made a wise investment in yourself and your family. Aside from the obvious health benefits, a swimming pool will bring you countless hours of stress free rest and quality family time. Memories made around a swimming pool last forever. At Thursday […]
Congratulations on your decision to add a fiberglass pool from Thursday Pools® to your backyard! Your decision will not just add value to your property, but it will surely be the hit of the entire neighborhood for many years to come as you host gatherings that will leave your guests in awe and wonderment. So […]
Your family just called, and you’ve been summoned. For what, you wonder? Other than working harder than usual and needing a vacation, nothing major has happened that would require you to immediately return home. But, wait. There is something, and it’s big – as in gigantic, and it’s guaranteed to make everyone happy. Best of […]
On average inground pool cost varies, anywhere from $25,000-$55,000 for a basic inground pool installation and equipment package. Basic pool installations typically include a full installation, delivery, standard pool filtration, maintenance and cleaning equipment, water fill, and some band of concrete. Every pool builder packages their swimming pools differently. For example, some pool builders may […]
POLYCOR® Shimmer® gel coat proves to be the ideal surface for inground swimming pools.
CCP Composites releases a case study done in conjunction with Thursday Pools® on the POLYCOR® Shimmer® gel coat. Case study reveals it is the ideal swimming pool surface. Daydreaming of that quick dip in the pool? Making that dream into a reality has now been made even easier by the folks at Thursday Pools®! Combining 26 years […]
It seems like we are always getting asked, how did we get the name Thursday Pools? Well, before the company was incorporated, a marketing team was formed to brainstorm names for the new fiberglass swimming pool company. Marketing experts searched the web and Secretary of State for fiberglass pool company names and posted them on […]
Fiberglass Swimming Pool Prices-How much does a fiberglass pool cost?
The first question we get asked is “How much does a fiberglass swimming pool cost?” Unfortunately, it is also the most difficult to answer. Exact costs for your swimming pool project is absolutely impossible to give without seeing the installation site and speaking with your Authorized Thursday Pool® Dealer about specific equipment packages and accessories. […]
The Evolution of Fiberglass – Thursday Pools, from Auto and Marine Fiberglass Parts to Awesome Fiberglass Swimming Pools
Fiberglass – From Auto and Marine Fiberglass Parts to Awesome Fiberglass Swimming Pools The creation of Facebook, Apple and Windows are well-known business success stories which garnered unprecedented media coverage, captivating the general public worldwide. Some of the Internet companies seem to have been created overnight, attracting job seekers and Wall Street investors to the […]
1. Think outside the box. Think outside the pool. The pool is just the beginning. Don’t just slap a pool in the backyard and add a 3′ to 6′ border of concrete around the pool. One client I visited with was so disappointed when the pool was finished because they realized their large 2-story home kept the pool in the shade […]
Thursday Pools® Names Annie Brock As Director of Business Development
Fortville, IN. October 31, 2013– Thursday Pools® announced today that Annie Brock has been named Director of Business Development. As Director of Business Development, Brock will be responsible for gaining and strengthening key dealer relationships throughout the US and Canada. “We are excited to have Annie on board and are looking forward to the wealth […]
Thursday Pools® hosts fiberglass pool seminar for members of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals.
Fortville, IN. October 23, 2013– On Tuesday, October 15th, Thursday Pools® played host to the Indiana Chapter of APSP’s first members only educational seminar. In an effort to deliver added value to their members, the APSP (Association of Pool and Spa Professionals) decided to hold this free event and Thursday Pools® jumped at the opportunity […]
Thursday Pools Trucking delivers high quality pools safely and professionally. We deliver so our customers can get the job done quickly but safely. Thursday Pools are delivered top side up with unloading straps attached. A pool can be unloaded and in the hole within fifteen minutes of arrival. Can you ask for a more efficient […]
Goliath 1641 Fiberglass Swimming Pool – Laps and Luxury
Come swim laps in Thursday Pools 41 foot Goliath fiberglass pool. Our Goliath 1641 has an open swim lane perfect for doing laps and staying in shape. Stairs and sitting ledges are symmetrically located on both sides of the pool, allowing for an open swim lane the entire length of the pool. Our selection of […]
Thursday Pools Sets the Standard for “Hospital Clean” Production
“Hospital Clean” is how we gel coat and manufacture our pools. Thursday Pools only gel coats using custom scaffolding so we never touch the mold when applying gel coat. Extra care and cleanliness is one of the techniques used to set the quality standard for fiberglass pools. Thursday Pool designs and manufactures one-piece fiberglass swimming […]
Thursday Pools Continues Investment Into Quality Molds
Coming from the boating industry, we learned a thing or two about perfecting the fit and finish of fiberglass parts. In order to make the boat deck and hull fit together perfectly we had to have molds as strong and rigid as steel, so that is what we used to make our molds. Thursday Pools […]
Thursday Pools and RML Decorative Concrete Exhibiting at the 2013 Novi Home & Garden Show
Visit RML Decorative Concrete and Thursday Pools at the Novi Home & Garden Show this weekend, April 5-7, 2013. Come see great quality fiberglass swimming pools and awesome pool decks. This is the summer to create your backyard resort. Talk with Gene Foster and he can get you swimming this summer. Remember, your weekend starts early […]
Thursday Pools®Textured Surfaces for Fiberglass Pools
We have learned a thing or two throughout the years in the fiberglass manufacturing industry. Boat building and fabrication of automotive components has been very beneficial for our fiberglass pool manufacturing. One of the takeaways is textured surfaces for pools. Thursday Pools® uses a proprietary process to produce our textured surfaces on each pool. The steps, […]
Thursday Pools Delivers a University of Kentucky Blue and White Pearl Spa
Indiana Backyard Living and Judd Pools (www.juddpoolsandspas.com) teamed up with Thursday Pools to provide a Southeastern Conference winning spa to The Collegiate on Angliana student housing development at the University of Kentucky. The Collegiate on Angliana will have the luxury amenity of a Thursday Pools Pearl Spa. The Pearl Spa will accommodate a grand total […]
Press Release – Prograde Pools & Spas and Thursday Pools to exhibit at the 2013 Novi Backyard, Pool & Spa Show
Prograde Pools & Spas will be exhibiting at the 2013 Novi Backyard, Pool & Spa Show March 22 thru March 24. The event is sponsored by The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP). Prograde Pools & Spas is a high quality pool dealer in the Detroit Metro area and they sell and install Thursday […]
Thursday Fiberglass Pools participated in the 2013 Association of Pool & Spa Professionals Indiana Chapter Vendor Show on March 13th. The show was held in Plainfield Indiana under the direction of Chapter President Dan Hamilton. The show attracted APSP members throughout the state and gave Gene Foster and Ed Vondell a chance to […]
Press Release – Thursday Fiberglass Pools Super Structure
Thursday Fiberglass Pools has engineered and implemented the most durable fiberglass pool laminate schedule ever (see below). This construction provides incredible strength, flexibility and peace of mind. One major factor that contributes to the strength and flexibility is the use of the most technically advanced and environmentally friendly fiberglass in the industry, Owens Corning Advantex […]
Indiana Flower & Patio Show and Thursday Fiberglass Pools
Mark your calendar, Thursday Pools will be exhibiting at the 2013 Indiana Flower & Patio Finer Outdoor Living Show. The show runs March 9 – 17th at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Stop by booth 306a and learn about the company, technical details about fiberglass pools and pricing. You can order at the show and have […]
Press Release -Thursday Pools to Exhibit at the 2013 Indianapolis Home Show
Mark your calendar, Thursday Pools will be exhibiting at the 2013 Indianapolis Home Show! The show runs from Friday January 25th through Sunday February 3rd at the Indiana State Fairgrounds http://www.indianapolishomeshow.com. Stop by booth 379 and learn about the company, technical details about fiberglass pools and pricing. You can order at the show and […]
Press Release – Thursday Pools’ Executives Attending Mid America Pool & Spa Show – 1/19/13
Thursday Pools US and Canadian executives will be attending the Mid America Pool & Spa Show January 21-24, 2013. The show will be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg Illinois. The objective is to participate in seminars, review exhibits and meet with current and potential Thursday Pools dealers. Mike Vokey, Director of Thursday […]
What do Thursday Fiberglass Pools and dogs have in common? They both love water. Thursday Fiberglass Pools and dogs go well together. Dogs can swim in the pool without worry, not like your neighbors vinyl liner pool. Strong and durable fiberglass is harder than a dogs nail, so if your dog takes a dip it won’t […]
Thursday Pools Press Release – Best Diving Rectangular Pool 2013
Thursday Pools is honored to have our Monolith model named Best Diving Rectangular Pool for 2013 by Marcus Sheridan of River Pools and Spas. Connect to his blog to read more…http://www.riverpoolsandspas.com/blog/bid/92668/the-best-inground-fiberglass-swimming-poolsdesigns-of-2013?source=Blog_Email_%5BThe+Best+Inground+Fi%5D
Press Release – Thursday Pools Implements Owens Corning Fiberglass 12/19/12 Thursday Pools has recently implemented the use of 100% Owens Corning® OVC™ Reinforcements – Advantex® Fiberglass in their pool manufacturing. This is a major improvement in quality and environmental stewardship says Bill Khamis. Advantex® is both an E-Glass and a Boron Free Corrosion-Resistant E-CR Glass. […]
Thursday Pools Press Release – Key Employees Visit Cummins MidRange Engine Plant (CMEP) in Columbus Indiana 12/15/12 Key employees from Thursday Pools visited Cummins MidRange Engine Plant as a part of our benchmarking activities. The employees looked for best practices in the areas of safety, quality and productivity. Several items were observed which will be […]
Backyard Leisure of Terre Haute, Indiana and Thursday Pools teamed up on Friday September 21 and 22 at the Vigo County Fairgrounds. The Pool and Spa Sale was a slam-dunk during the two-day event. Many people interested in a swimming pool from around Central Indiana and Illinois showed up to learn and look at the […]