1. What is the difference between a salt pool and a chlorine pool?
Ninety percent of the pools we build are salt-water pools. The reason they are so popular is because they are more pleasant to swim in, easier to take care of, and more cost-effective than chlorine pools. We install chlorine generators which use common table salt to produce chlorine. As the salt flows through the generator, it is converted to pure chlorine. The salt is constantly recycled day by day.

2. How long does it take to build a pool?
The average basic residential pool takes four to six weeks for construction (weather permitting). As design features and elaborate details are added to the pool, time is also added to construction.

3. How do I take care of my pool?
A demonstration is given at the end of every project to teach basic maintenance. We also can recommend reputable cleaning services.

4. How much does it cost to build a pool?
A quality pool with high-end equipment and a sizeable patio will start at $35,000.

5. Can I get a heated pool?
Yes. All pools can be heated. If you have a spa, your pool all ready has the ability to be heated. If not, a heater may be added.

6. How deep should I have my pool?
Diving pools require a minimum depth of 8 ½ feet. Sport pools typically have an area no deeper than 5 feet.

7. Why is a gunite pool better than a liner pool?
To put it simply, a gunite pool is stronger and will last longer. A liner pool is built of plastic walls and a vinyl liner. Liner pools commonly have only two water returns and one skimmer, which lead to poor water circulation. Our gunite pools are made of 3/8” and ½” rebar steel and shotcrete. They have at least four returns, two skimmers and two main drains for added safety.




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