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 […]