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 questio n. The top tricks to saving money on pool operating costs in the long […]

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Throw a California Themed Party Around Your Pool!

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 and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Is a Beach Entry Fiberglass Pool Right for You?

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 backyards. […]

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What is a Beach Entry (or Zero Entry) Pool, and Why Should I Want One?

Are beach entry and zero entry the same? Yes! 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 beach (or zero) entry pool at a high-end resort or […]

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Ask The General: How Do You Prime the Pool Pump?

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 […]

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Swimming Pool Water Chemistry 101

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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