Ready to celebrate the arrival of warmer temperatures by opening your pool? Making sure you’re ready to entertain is probably on top of your list, and there are some things you can do to make sure it goes smoothly. Here is a simple guide on how to open an inground pool: Remove the cover. […]
Dear General, At home I’m the chief cook and bottle washer (and the only one to blame if anything goes wrong), so I take responsibility for my pool quite seriously. That said, is there anything new I should know about regarding pool safety? Sincerely, – Single in Dublin, Ohio Hello Single in Dublin, I […]
Ask the General: What is a pre-construction meeting, and do I actually need one?
Dear General, My neighbor asked me if I had a “pre-construction meeting” set up for our new pool. I nodded slowly and said, “Uh no, not yet,” and then quickly changed the subject. What is a pre-construction meeting, and do I actually need one? Thanks in advance for your answer. Sincerely, – New To This […]
Looking for “Fiberglass Pool Dealers Near Me”? Get These Top 10 Questions Answered Before Talking to a Dealer.
A lot of people are now looking for ways to enhance their homes and turn their backyards into a place where they can take a staycation. Many are considering a new inground pool and probably searched the internet for “fiberglass pool dealers near me” or simply, “pool dealers near me.” Perhaps that’s how you landed […]
What is a Beach Entry Fiberglass Pool, and is it Right for You?
Grace. It can mean courteous goodwill and simple elegance or refinement of movement. Meet our Grace. The Thursday Pools Grace Beach Entry Fiberglass Pool gives you the feel of the beach and the simple elegance of a luxury, rectangle-shaped pool design. HOW IS A BEACH ENTRY FIBERGLASS POOL DIFFERENT? A beach entry, or zero-entry […]
Meet the Sandal Beach Entry. It’s a beautifully designed zero-entry, free-form shaped pool that gives beach lovers the experience of the beach without the sand in the pants. The entry area provides plenty of room for the toddlers in your life to splash around while still leaving space for a couple of ledge loungers. The […]
Inground Fiberglass Pool Owners Go Big With Lil Bob LX
Lil Bob LX is what homeowners get when they want to go big and stay at home. Inground fiberglass pools are more popular than ever. They require less maintenance than vinyl-lined and gunite pools, so you can fit more fun time into your day–and Lil Bob LX gives you the versatility to swim laps, soak […]
Inground fiberglass pools are a great way to relax with your family and friends. Whether you’re looking for an easy way to refresh your existing backyard pool oasis or build a new one, you’ll find plenty of pool design tips here to ignite your imagination. If you’re already a proud fiberglass pool owner, you’ll want […]
Fiberglass Pool Lovers who Enjoy a Good Sun Daze, this Sun Day is for You.
Meet the Sandersons: Al and Phyllis Sanderson live in Petoskey, Michigan. They moved to Michigan from Chicago when Al retired in 2011. They’re both very active: they love to ride bikes and walk, and Phyllis is a former collegiate swimmer. They know that a good day of rest and enjoying the sun can make a […]
Best Fiberglass Pools & Inground Trends You Don’t Want to Miss
Homeowners like you are looking for the best fiberglass pools and best trends to help them turn their backyard into a great place to get away. That’s why, now more than ever, a fiberglass pool is the perfect investment in an escape that will pay dividends year in and year out. Pool owners love them […]
Splendor, Enjoyment, and Relaxation are Yours With the Cathedral LX Inground Fiberglass Pool
If you’re an aficionado of Greco-Roman style architecture, you’ll immediately notice that the centerpiece tanning ledge and walk-in stairs combine to create a stately and classical posture for this elegant, medium-size pool. But don’t let this pool design’s grand presence fool you, there’s still plenty of room for fun in the sun. As you’re exploring […]
Ask the General: Can a Decorative Concrete Overlay Improve the Look and Feel of our Inground Pool?
Dear General, Our fiberglass pool looks great, but we’re starting to see some significant wear and tear to the surrounding concrete. Frankly, we’re envious of all the new pool designs available on the market today, and we want to up the wow factor of our backyard. After some initial research, a decorative concrete overlay looks […]
5 Ways To Create an Amazing Backyard Getaway With a Sunken Living Area Fiberglass Pool
Want a pool with sunken seating areas? Inground pool designs come in many styles, shapes, and sizes, but the world’s only Sunken Living Area Fiberglass Pool, Cortona, is available only from Thursday Pools. Here are five experiences that may inspire your perfect backyard getaway. 1. The Family that plays together, stays together. If family […]
If You’re Searching for a Fiberglass Inground Pool, it’s Time to Ask, “What about Lil Bob?”
Bob, it’s a common name, and when spelled backward, it’s still Bob. And yet, this fiberglass pool gem is not so mainstream. Its name was inspired by a famous Bob who enjoyed being the life of the party, but also wanted to ensure as many of his friends as possible could enjoy a hot day […]
Experience Lifestyles of The Rich & Famous with our Sunken Living Area Fiberglass Pool.
In the 80s, television host Robin Leach was the unchallenged authority on wealth, prestige and success. From Luciano Pavarotti to Sly Stallone, Leach dazzled us with how life’s winners lived, loved and spent their fortunes. Today, luxurious living can be found in your backyard with Thursday Pools’ newest fiberglass swimming pool option, Cortona, the world’s first […]
Ten Ways to Entertain Your Kids That Don’t Involve Socializing
There’s nothing more important than family. Our readers know that we already spend a lot of time encouraging families to spend quality time together. And right now, you’re probably getting just about as much family time as you can handle. You might even be running out of ideas to keep the family active and everyone’s […]
Spring Break a Bust? Open your Pool for a Family Staycation.
Our best wishes go out to you and your family as we navigate the “new new” of staying at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Every year, we offer the best tips for opening your pool and kicking off some spring and summer fun. In this post, we tap into some previous advice from our expert […]
Keeping your kids safe at the pool, or anytime they’re near water, is a year-round concern. But since May is National Water Safety Month, it’s a great time for a refresher on the rules of water safety. Don’t swim alone. This rule applies to all swimmers, regardless of age. In private pools, or situations […]
Invigorating Family Fun Starts with our Aspen Pool Design
Run DMC sang, “It’s tricky to rock a rhyme.” And like rocking a rhyme, choosing the right pool for your backyard can be tricky. This post is the first in a series we’ll be sharing to help make it easier to choose a pool that fits your family’s personality. So, say hello to our little […]
Summer is nearly upon us and swim season will be in full swing before you know it. Jumping in the water to play pool games is a great way to spend your days with family, but sometimes even the most water-loving among us can start to get bored. Well, we’re not going to let that […]
Ask the General: What is a Pool Heat Pump and How Does it Work?
Dear General, I have a question about how to heat our new pool. We want to keep our pool maintenance costs as low as we can, but it’s important for us to be able to swim as much as possible during the year, so we want it to be warm! A couple of my friends […]
While fiberglass pools are not maintenance-free compared to other pool types, they do require the lowest maintenance. Over the course of their lifetimes, vinyl pools will require several liner replacements, and gunite pools will need to be resurfaced every four to six years. Fiberglass pool shells can last a lifetime, but owners will still need […]
The best answer to the question,”what size pool will fit in my backyard” is to contact a pool builder near you for an onsite evaluation. Many of Thursday Pools’ independent dealers will provide a complimentary evaluation and estimate. When the pool builder arrives, it will be helpful if you have a copy of your surveyor […]
Fiberglass Pools Georgia Style | How Much Does a Fiberglass Pool Cost in Georgia?
Thursday Pools offers the best fiberglass pools for homeowners in Atlanta and throughout Fulton County, Georgia Fiberglass Pools Georgia Style: The great state of Georgia offers gracious, laid-back living all year ‘round. When it comes to outdoor entertaining, nothing adds to the ambiance and luxury of an elegant backyard gathering like a beautiful “peach” of […]
Best Pool Plants to Enhance Your Swimming Pool Area
Your backyard swimming pool oasis is an extension of your home and a reflection of your personality. You want your outdoor living area to be an attractive, inviting, restful place that’s comfortable and provides a backdrop for staycations, and fun and elegant outdoor entertaining. Choosing the right pool plants to surround your backyard can add dimension, […]
What is the Cost of an Inground Pool in North Carolina?
Thursday Pools fiberglass pools are the best choice for homeowners in Wilmington, North Carolina and throughout New Hanover County. But what is the cost of an inground pool in North Carolina? If you live in the glorious state of North Carolina, especially along the coastline or River District, you probably enjoy the luxury of being […]
Ask the General: What’s the Lowdown on Pool Cleaning Systems?
A look at the difference between an in-floor pool cleaning system and robotic pool cleaner. Dear General: Is there such a thing as a “self-cleaning pool”? I’ve heard neighbors talking about their in-floor pool cleaning system, and they claim their pool “cleans itself.” Another one of my friends with a gunite pool has a robotic […]
Fiberglass Pools Utah Style | How Much Does a Fiberglass Pool Cost in Utah?
Thursday Pools fiberglass pools are the best choice for homeowners in Salt Lake City and throughout the Wasatch Front in Utah. Fiberglass Pools Utah Style: The great state of Utah has amazing opportunities to spend time outdoors, whether it’s skiing, snowboarding or hiking the Oquirrh Mountains or the Wasatch Range, or simply finding a moment […]
Fiberglass Pools Florida Style | How Much Does a Fiberglass Pool Cost in Florida?
Thursday Pools fiberglass pools are an affordable alternative to gunite or vinyl in Pensacola, and throughout the Florida Panhandle. Fiberglass Pools Florida Style: If you live in or near Pensacola, Florida, the water is never far away. But sometimes the beach can be a hassle, especially when it’s high tourism season. Many Floridians enjoy a […]
Fiberglass Pools Texas Style | How Much Does a Fiberglass Pool Cost in Texas?
Thursday Pools fiberglass pools are an affordable, durable and elegant choice for any backyard in San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth, or the surrounding communities in Texas. Fiberglass Pools Texas Style: If you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, there are loads of things to do and places to see. You might spend an afternoon taking in […]
Inground Pool Cost Kentucky | How Much Does a Fiberglass Pool Cost in Kentucky?
Thursday Pools fiberglass pools are an affordable, durable, and elegant choice for any backyard in Louisville or the surrounding communities in Kentucky. Inground Pool Cost Kentucky: If you live in or around Louisville, Kentucky, you’re never short of things to do and places to go. Spring is all about Derby season in the “Ville”, so […]
Fiberglass Pools Tennessee Style | How Much Does a Fiberglass Pool Cost in Tennessee?
Thursday Pools are an affordable, durable and elegant choice for fiberglass pools in Tennessee. Fiberglass Pools Tennessee Style: If you live in Tennessee, you have loads of awesome places to explore and play. (And some of the best places to eat Memphis-style barbeque and hot chicken!) Between the Grand Ole Opry, the Smoky Mountains, Ruby […]
Ask the General; Do You Have Some Winter Pool Safety Tips?
Dear General- Where did our pool go? We had nearly ten inches of snow overnight and now, when I look out the window, it’s hard to tell where the yard ends and the pool begins. We just got our new fiberglass pool this past summer, and we’re all very familiar with summer swimming pool safety […]
How Much Do Fiberglass Pools Cost in South Carolina?
Thursday Pools fiberglass pools are an affordable, durable, and elegant choice for any backyard in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Columbia, or surrounding communities in South Carolina. The glorious weather in South Carolina invites you to spend as much time as possible outdoors. That’s why a fiberglass inground pool is a fantastic investment for you that will keep […]
Thursday Pools fiberglass pools are an affordable, durable and elegant choice for any backyard in Mobile, Alabama or throughout the southern part of the state. Fiberglass Pools Alabama Style: If you live in Alabama, you can enjoy warm weather for much of the year. That’s why a fiberglass inground pool is a great investment for […]
Ask the General: How Do I Troubleshoot the Heater and Chlorinator on My Fiberglass Pool?
Some simple tips to try before you call in the pros. Dear General- We are fiberglass pool owner newbies. We love it, but we did have to call an inground pool service pro a couple of times—once for our heater and another time for our chlorinator. Both times, it turned out to be a fairly […]
What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a Fiberglass Pool, That Is!)
Congratulations! You’ve finally taken the plunge and you’re expecting … a new, inground fiberglass pool! That’s amazing. It will be a fabulous addition to your family (not to mention lower maintenance than raising a teenager and much cheaper over time.) Your pool builder has probably given you a schedule of how long you should expect […]
Ask the General; How Do I Troubleshoot the Pump on my Fiberglass Pool?
Five troubleshooting tips before you call the pros. Dear General- It’s still pretty warm in Atlanta, and we haven’t yet closed our fiberglass pool. Over the last few days, our pool pump has started making some strange noises. It doesn’t happen all the time, but we’re not sure what we should do about it. Do […]
How Long Does it Take to Install a Fiberglass Pool?
You’ve chosen the perfect new fiberglass pool for your family and approved the pool builder’s plans. You’ve scoured the internet for the coolest pool toys, floats and games. You’ve reviewed the rules of pool safety with the kids, so now you are wondering, “When will the pool be done?” The good news: fiberglass pools are […]
Fiberglass pool lights that will give you both style and safety in your swimming pool oasis. Whether you’re planning a new inground swimming pool project or simply looking to enhance your existing backyard pool oasis, fiberglass pool lights will play an important part, both in making your pool area safe and creating a style that’s […]
We Chose the name Thursday Pools because it’s fun, easy to remember and, most importantly, because Thursday is the new Friday! Back in the early 2000s, the company now known as Thursday Pools was just a twinkle in our eyes. Our owner and founder Bill Khamis had been tinkering with fiberglass since he was a […]
The best time to buy a pool is NOW! Planning of your new fiberglass pool oasis should begin well in advance of when you want your swimming pool installation to begin. You’ll want to start reaching out to inground pool builders a minimum of six months prior to your anticipated installation time. Some builders are booked a […]
Cool Inground Pool Patio Ideas For Your Inground Fiberglass Pool
Lots of choices to make your inground fiberglass pool uniquely yours When you’re first starting to think about a new inground fiberglass swimming pool, you’re probably mostly thinking about the pool itself—will you choose a rectangular design or a freeform? A big pool or a small pool? If you love soaking up the sun while […]
How Geography Can Impact Your Fiberglass Pool Installation
Your soil plays a big part in the installation cost of your fiberglass pool Planning to get a new inground fiberglass pool is exciting, and there are so many choices to make. Aside from choosing from a variety of fiberglass pool designs, sizes, colors and features, it is important to think about the soil in […]
Five Fantastic Tips to Close Your Fiberglass Pool Right
Pool closing done right in the fall leads to a great spring! They say all good things must come to an end. In the Midwest, that’s a sad but true reality for inground pool season. Its nearing pool closing time. To ensure a quick and easy spring fiberglass pool opening, close it properly in the […]
Ask the General: How Can I Save Money on Pool Installation Cost?
Four Money-Saving Tips to Lower your Pool Installation Cost and Help You Get in the Swim Dear General, We have decided to purchase a fiberglass inground pool. As we’re narrowing our choices and sharpening our pencils on this project, do you have any suggestions for ways to save money on our pool installation cost? Every […]
Four reasons why fiberglass is the best type of an inground pool for dogs: You love your dog. Not just like, “He’s a good boy,” kind of love. It’s more like, “He is my baby” kind of love. Your dog is a member of your family. So, if you’re thinking of getting an inground pool, […]
Don’t be fooled by imitations! Are you considering a beach entry fiberglass pool? Are you confused about the options out there? Don’t be! There is only one manufacturer that offers a true beach entry fiberglass pool! Yep, that’s us. We worked hard to design a fiberglass pool that gives you a true beach entry. Our […]
Advantages to having your own backyard swimming pool oasis. There’s a pool in your community, and you’re eagerly anticipating spending your day off there … soaking up the sun, taking a refreshing dip whenever you get too warm, or closing your eyes and taking a little snooze. But when you’re sharing the pool with strangers, […]
Renovate, Repair, Remove or Replace an Inground Pool
Not loving your swimming pool as much as you used to? When do you renovate, repair, remove or replace an inground pool? The staycation lifestyle that a backyard swimming pool creates is appealing to a lot of families. Some people dream of having an inground pool and have talked about it for years. However, […]
Getting a new swimming pool is a huge deal requiring careful planning and exploration. Given that you can roll years of vacation travel and expense into one backyard “stay-cation” that can pay dividends year in and year out, your decision to buy a pool is actually an investment decision. Like any investment, you should consider […]
Ask the General: Should We Allow our Dog to Swim in the Pool?
Dear General; We are getting a new pool! Our kids are pretty excited about it. So is Harvey, our yellow lab. He loves to swim. However, several friends have told us we shouldn’t allow dogs in the pool. What’s your advice? Do we have to ground poor Harvey when our new pool comes, or can […]
Question: Which of the following is true? A. You must wait an hour after eating to swim. B. Chlorine turns your hair green. C. Swimming pools take a lot of time and money to maintain. D. People who own pools don’t really use them. E. None of the above. The correct answer is E. None […]
As the summer heat continues to swelter, do you find your dinner (and breakfast, and lunch) conversations centering around how nice it would be to have a pool? If you’re thinking fiberglass, an important question is, “What are fiberglass pool prices?” We’re glad you asked. Fiberglass inground pools are a marvelous investment, both in the […]
Thinking about inground pools and how amazing it would be to have one? If so, you’re probably wondering, “How much do inground pools even 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 […]
10 Water Exercises You Can Do in Your Fiberglass Pool
Enjoy the Health Benefits of Swimming in Your Own Backyard! An inground pool is a lovely addition to one’s home and is a great place to host gatherings for family and friends. Pools allow the family to get out of the house and still escape the intense summer heat. But your fiberglass pool can be […]
Once you’ve joined the club of swimming pool owners, certain truths about pool lifestyle become self-evident. Over my years as a member of this backyard-living, pool-owning club, these things have proven themselves to be true over and over again. Whether you currently own a fiberglass pool or you’re ready to take the plunge with a […]
If you bend down to tie your shoes and find yourself thinking, “What else can I do while I’m down here?” you may be dealing with chronic pain. Chronic pain can really cramp your style. Little things that used to be easy have become a struggle, like doing laundry, lifting a grandbaby or carrying in […]
5 Things You Should Consider When Buying Beach Entry Fiberglass Pools
Beach entry fiberglass pools are the epitome of many of the unique design trends taking the fiberglass pool world by storm. These hot fiberglass pool designs are both luxurious and versatile and are the perfect addition to almost any backyard. Having said that, there are some things you should be aware of before making the […]
While running and biking can be great ways to lose pounds, the summer weather provides obstacles, often in the form of intense heat, that can be too strenuous (and dangerous) if you’re not properly equipped, stretched and hydrated. Swimming exercises are an excellent alternative to stay cool and shave off the pounds. In this post, […]
The Best Thursday Pools Designs for Exercising in Your Pool
Enjoy every aspect of your new fiberglass pool–including the health benefits of swimming! The fiberglass exercise pool lifestyle is … what’s the word we’re looking for? Oh yes. Spectacular. With a fiberglass exercise inground pool, there are marvelous parties to be thrown, plenty of reasons to unplug and spend time with the family and loads […]
6 Secrets to Creating Family Time with Your New Fiberglass Pool
Amidst a sea of obligations, families often struggle to find ways to spend more time together. And we all know that finding something that the whole family enjoys can be tough. Why not gather the family in the backyard around your new fiberglass pool? In this post, we will share some secrets that we have […]
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
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, dreaming up pool games for kids and throwing epic beach-themed parties. You can buy lots of […]
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 […]
May 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 to hear what they had […]
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: Sand Filter vs Cartridge Filter; 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 getting a sand filter vs cartridge filter. We want what’s best for our pool long-term, but of course […]
Ask the General: When is the Best Time to Open Your 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! But we are in a debate with our neighbors. They say in after Memorial Day. We say now. So can you solve […]
Thursday Pools Makes News with Four Trailblazing Fiberglass Pool Innovations
Indiana fiberglass pool manufacturer, Thursday Pools, is relentlessly dedicated to improving the fiberglass pool experience. Thursday Pools is never satisfied with the status quo when it comes to pool innovations. 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. […]
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 pool durability, features and finish are the best choice! More and more families are […]
The Top 9 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 […]
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 […]
The Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing A Fiberglass Pool Design
If you’re looking ahead to summer, that probably means you’re trying to decide if a beach vacation is in the cards for you this year. Instead, you might want to consider the fun, luxury, and convenience of a new inground pool. It’s the perfect alternative and will bring that vacation home to your backyard, year […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
Fiberglass Pool with Automatic Cover | Explained 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 […]
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 Small Fiberglass Pools 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 […]
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?
Are you a beach lover? Have you ever sprung for a vacation destination just a few short steps from the beach? What if you could bring that beach vacation to your very own backyard? Well, you can, with a fiberglass beach entry pool. But unlike that expensive vacation, with a beach-entry option, you only pay […]
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 for inground fiberglass pools. A fiberglass pool with a tanning ledge provides the feel of the sun warming your skin while the refreshing water keeping you cool. It’s truly a blissful feeling. Most fiberglass […]
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 […]
How the Millers got a Thursday Pools Monolith: 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 […]
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 what might the fiberglass pool maintenance cost be? It depends on several factors, but the cost of maintaining your fiberglass pool will largely be […]
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 […]
Robotic pool cleaners can be a great help when it comes to keeping your pool clean on a regular basis. Choosing the best robotic pool cleaner for a fiberglass pool can be a bit overwhelming as there are hundreds of automatic pool cleaners on the market, each with different benefits. Above-ground pools need a different […]
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 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 the […]
Ask the General: How Far Down Do You Drain Your Pool For Winter?
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 how far down do you drain your pool for winter? Can you set the record straight for us? Waffling about Water Level in Wakarusa Dear Waffling- You’re […]
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 To 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 […]
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 and now know just how much an inground fiberglass pool costs. Now that […]
Pool owners love fiberglass pools for many reasons. And everyone loves deep and 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 […]
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 is in my 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 you help? […]
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 […]
Turn Your Fiberglass Pool Financing Dream Into a Reality
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. Fiberglass pool […]
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 about Wetscapes fiberglass pools. WetScapes specializes in high-end fiberglass pool installations in and around Scottsburg, Indiana, which sits about midway between Indianapolis, Cincinnati, […]
Choosing the Perfect Furniture for Your Tanning Ledge
Tanning Ledge Chairs: If you’d rather be able to sit up and enjoy the the view, you can get tanning ledge chairs in a more upright, high-back seat style. Whether you want to read your book club’s latest novel or keep a close eye on the kiddos, this chair will give you a comfortable, upright seating […]
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 & Perfect Tanning Ledge Furniture?
The built-in tanning ledge feature in fiberglass pools has 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 […]
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
Installing a Fiberglass Pool with Tanning Ledge Explained 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 […]
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 and […]
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 backyards. […]
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 […]
Have you ever wondered how to prime a pool pump? Well, the General has your answer. Dear General; Everyone keeps telling me I have to prime the pump for my fiberglass pool. That’s all well and good, but I do not know how to prime a pool pump. My question to you is, how in […]
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 pool water chemistry. It’s crucial to the life of your pool and to your family’s health as […]
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 are Fiberglass Pools Made?
How are Fiberglass Pools Made? 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Beautiful Fiberglass Pool Water Features Enhance Your Oasis
You have your new inground swimming pool in your backyard, and obviously, you want to create your backyard paradise. Fiberglass pool water features are an excellent addition to any 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Choosing how to sanitize your inground swimming pool can be confusing when you are comparing a salt water pool vs. chlorine water pool. Overall a salt water pool and a traditional chlorine pool are very similar. The differences lie in the method of adding chlorine to the pool. Salt systems use the dissolved salt in […]
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 you have a pet […]
Fiberglass pool designs are packed full of fun built-in features. Each design offers you different fiberglass pool 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 […]
Are you still hanging on to the New Year’s Resolution bandwagon to exercise more? 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 exercise pool to your backyard is an excellent way to keep […]
Top Five 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.
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 of experience in fiberglass pools and spa design with manufacturing across multiple industries, Thursday Pools edge innovations to the pool world. Thursday Pools builds some of […]
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 […]
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®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 […]
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
Our Superior 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, […]
Press Release -Thursday Pools to Exhibit at the 2013 Indianapolis Home Show
Thursday Pools at the 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 […]
Press Release – Thursday Pools’ Executives Attending Mid America Pool & Spa Show – 1/19/13
Thursday Pools at the Mid America Pool and Spa Show 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]