Swimming Pool and Hot Tub FAQ’s

How long does does it take to build a pool?

Most pools take approximately 4 - 6 weeks to complete. At times; however‚ schedules are delayed due to rain‚ inspections by city inspectors‚ or unavailability of specially ordered items for your custom designed pool.

What options are available to finance my pool?

Cash‚ credit card and bank financing. Many pool clients finance their project with a Home Improvement or Home Equity Loan provided by most banks. If you are building a new home and adding a pool‚ most clients will finance all the new construction together. There are waiting periods on many loans so check with your bank so you are aware of all the details.

Can I clean my pool myself?

Upon completion of your new pool‚ we will give you instructions on all your pool maintenance needs. However‚ if you do not have the time or prefer you may schedule maintenance with our service staff.

Do I have to put up a fence once my new swimming pool is built?

National swimming pool code states that a pool must have an approved safety barrier. In most locations an automatic pool cover!

How much pool can I afford?

First determine how much your budget will allow and allow yourself an additional 10% above that amount in case you decide to add or change any features during the construction process. You may also want to include any additional costs for landscaping around your new pool.

How much will my electric bill increase?

Depending on what type of pool and what options you chosen your utility bill will increase between $40-$100 per month in season.

How much will it cost to maintain my new pool?

For the Do-it-Yourself person‚ the maintenance costs will run approx. $15-20 per month. We also provide monthly maintenance contracts for a reasonable fee.

Before I buy an existing house‚ what do I need to know if I want to put a swimming pool in after I move in?

Find out where your utility easement is located. Note - the necessity to move utility lines either overhead or underground will be an additional cost.

 

  • Check with the Homeowner's Association to ensure there are no restrictions that prevent you from installing your pool.

  • Find out where the septic system &/or any underground utilities are located.

  • Determine the ease of access‚ to the back yard‚ for heavy equipment operators.

We are building a new home‚ what should we be aware of if we want to build a swimming pool?

Look at the credentials and certifications of your pool builder.

 

  • Inform your home builder of your plans to install a pool so they can coordinate with your pool builder electrical needs.

  • Decide your ideal pool location. Remember to keep in mind the location of your utility easements.