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Think gunite pool maintenance is a pain…think again!

GUNITE POOL MAINTENANCE “For years, as a fiberglass pool builder, I used to tell people over and over again that a gunite pool was one big maintenance headache. I used to tell them how much money they would spend in chemicals and re-plastering and extol the virtues of my fiberglass pools. Yes, fiberglass pools are very low maintenance, but a gunite Continue Reading...

Fiberglass vs Gunite

Fiberglass vs Gunite – Which is better for your family? So the debate rages on. Which is better? Are concrete pools the best choice? Or has fiberglass taken over as the preferred pool of the 21st century? I’m sure you’ve heard arguments for both. And what you’ve likely heard has been quite biased. So let me clarify a few points Continue Reading...

Why Some Swimming Pools Cost More Than Others

Have you ever wondered why comparable sizes of swimming pools cost from $35,000 to $75,000? A pool is a pool is a pool, right? Wrong. While a high price tag doesn’t necessarily guarantee quality and complete customization, it does if you are dealing with a top of the line pool builder. Luxury pools, designed and built by high-end custom pool Continue Reading...

Fiberglass Pool Prices

FIBERGLASS POOL PRICES You see ads on TV from a local car dealership for a great vehicle starting at $25k. That’s for the basic package, but once you add in comfort options like heated seats, GPS, leather interior, the price jumps to $45k. That same applies to fiberglass pools. The fact is there is not much difference in prices between the major (Leisure, Continue Reading...

How much is my pool going to cost?

POOL PRICES: The most asked question we receive is how much is my pool going to cost. We appreciate the investment our clients are making in their backyards and offer clear straight-forward pricing, excellent workmanship and clear communication throughout the process. Our prices are fixed so a quick call to our office (401-438-7665) can provide you with a quote. BASIC POOL PRICE Continue Reading...

In Ground Swimming Pool Types

The Different Types Of Swimming Pools Your backyard will be the favorite neighborhood destination this summer, when guests dive into the sparkling waters of your new swimming pool. With all the new pool styles and options available, you’ll be able to install just the right pool to fit your lifestyle, taste and budget. Swimming Pool Materials & Styles If you’ve Continue Reading...

Swimming Pool Design

You are considering adding an in ground swimming pool to your home. Now what? Here are some steps to help you in the planning process: Swimming pools are big, not only in terms of the size of investment you’re making. Their size will take up a major portion of space in your backyard as well. It’s important to make sure Continue Reading...

2014 Pool Installations

Last summer was way too hot and now is the time to start planning your project. But to where to begin? What does your dream pool look like? The internet is a great source for research! Use it! Outdoor living magazines are helpful as well. Create a folder/file for all the items you want in your backyard. Establish a budget. Continue Reading...

Fiberglass projects get more elaborate as pools get smaller

Changing Direction: Fiberglass projects get more elaborate as pools get smaller Traditionally, when talking about fiberglass pools, we’ve all heard words like “plain” and “tub.” But this is far from the case. There are trends in the market designed for some of today’s smaller lot sizes that serve the secondary function of adding beauty and utility to many fiberglass projects. Continue Reading...

What’s Hot in Gunite Pool Design

Creating a balanced shape is the crucial first step in designing a pool that fits your home’s taste and enhances your backyard. Spacing elements, shape, scale and style are often used to complement what already exists in your landscape. REFLECTIVE POOLS: The element of water will infuse any landscape with sparkle as the smooth, mirror-like surface brings images of sky, Continue Reading...

Fiberglass Swimming Pools Rising in Popularity

HISTORY OF FIBERGLASS SWIMMING POOLS In the past, concrete and vinyl liner pools have been the staple of the swimming pool industry throughout the world. Recently though, there has been a major shift with the rising popularity of fiberglass swimming pool installations. Just to give an example of this growth, in 1994, 61,540 fiberglass pools were installed in the United Continue Reading...

Negative Edge Pools

As many of our clients in RI are located near a body of water, many are choosing a negative edge or infinity style in ground pool. The sheer beauty and timeless of the design are making this style a very popular choice. The illusion of the water flowing right off the edge of the pool into an abyss makes this Continue Reading...

Conservation & Pool Planning

Wetlands are found throughout the state, from the Atlantic coast to the Berkshires.  Coastal wetlands are directly adjacent to the ocean and include beaches, salt marshes, dunes, coastal banks, rocky intertidal shores, and barrier beaches. Inland wetlands are areas where water is at or just below the surface of the ground. Although these wetlands can appear dry during some seasons, Continue Reading...

Fiberglass vs Vinyl Pools? What type of pool is right for my family?

What pool is right for my family? Vinyl or Fiberglass? When you begin your research for an in ground swimming pool, you will discover there are three pool types: Gunite, Fiberglass and Vinyl.  Frequently we receive calls from clients asking us about the differences so here is some information comparing/contrasting fiberglass and vinyl. To most people in New England, what Continue Reading...

Small Fiberglass Pools

“I am looking for a small fiberglass pool. What are my options? Roman Small Fiberglass Pools Leisure Fiberglass Pools offers several small models that will work in most any backyard. One model, the Courtyard Roman or Roman 19 is the perfect swimming pool if you are looking for a place to just cool off and relax. The deeper end semicircle can Continue Reading...