Frequently Asked Questions About Swimming Pool Construction

What makes for a successful pool construction project?
Having the customer and contractor on the same page.  Using quality materials and the best labor.  Agreeing on the major components of the project such as price, time of completion, size, style and features.

What should I look for in a pool builder?
Experience.  Happy past customers.  Small number of subcontractors.  Honesty regarding all phases of the project.

How much does an inground pool cost?
There are always exceptions and many variables can affect the price of a swimming pool.  However, most of our residential pools are $40,000 – $150,000 depending on the size, materials, elevation, features, required completion date, and surrounding outdoor living space.

What is better, gunite or shotcrete?
Neither.  Both gunite and shotcrete are considered high-quality materials for pool building.  The best choice for a specific project will depend on factors, such as availability, chances of ground settling, finish, and other variables.

How long does it take to build an inground pool?
Our typical project is completed 6-10 weeks after breaking ground.  Larger projects may exceed that time frame, and build times also often depend on required wait times for gunite and shotcrete curing, and special features such as stacked stone or retaining walls.

What most affects the price of an in-ground pool?
Size, access to the construction site, type of finish, size and type of decking, water features such as spas, slides, waterfalls, and infinity edges.

How deep should a pool be to dive safely?
8 feet is considered standard for a deep end in the residential pool construction industry.  How deep a pool should be will depend on a number of factors such as the presence of a diving platform or ledge, spring board, or other ways for swimmers to increase the speed at which they hit the water.  It’s also equally as important to consider the how rapidly the pool bottom slopes from the deep end to the shallow end.

What is the biggest mistake homeowners make when it comes to swimming pool installation?
Focusing too much on the price to build the pool.  Budget is important.  However, proper consideration needs to be given to the long-term costs associated with pool ownership.

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