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SWIMMING POOL & SPA CONSTRUCTION SERVICES


WHAT TYPE OF POOL IS RIGHT FOR YOU.


Swimming pools are private havens that provide the perfect escape

Today's pools are constructed to blend in with any outdoor space, while offering complete relaxation and entertainment for friends and family. With so many design and construction options to choose from, your dream pool can be a time-consuming and overwhelming task. Before jumping into purchasing a pool, you'll need to decide what type of pool best fits your family's lifestyle and needs or space available.


ABOVE GROUND POOLS

Above ground pools are generally less expensive than in-ground pools. The mobility of these structures often attracts homeowners because they can easily be moved to a new location or sold if you feel it's taking up too much space. The most common above ground pools are made of steel, aluminum or resin siding. Installation of basic above ground pools can be a relatively easy do-it-yourself weekend project. Most homeowners do hire a professional to install more complex dream pools. And because above ground pools usually take up less space than in ground pools, they are a perfect choice for smaller yards. Some homeowners are concerned that an above ground pool will take away from the appearance of their yard. However, today's pools come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit even the smallest spaces. Installing a deck or landscape around the pool can also create a more inviting feel.

The first step in installing an above ground pool is leveling off the ground to form a flat surface. Then a perimeter track is assembled to support the outer wall, sand is spread in the pool area, and plumbing is installed. The vinyl liner is then secured to the outer wall, water is added inside the pool, and then the liner is smoothed over and fastened in place. Finally, the pump and filtering system is installed and the pool is ready to go! It's that simple!


INGROUND POOLS

In ground pools are typically chosen for their durability and flexibility. They can be designed to fit any shape or size and can be constructed to different depths to fit your specific needs from swimming laps to playing volleyball. Although in-ground pools cost more to build than above ground pools, they can add more aesthetic value to a home and can be a great investment. The complexity of building an in-ground pool can affect the time it takes to complete the project, but the ability to custom-design these pools to fit your lifestyle and needs is usually well-worth it. Diving boards, water fountains, custom lighting and slides are among some of the features that can be added to make in-ground pools a vacation retreat right in your backyard. However, it is recommended that you work with your contractor to find the best construction option for your yard space


GUNITE POOLS

As the popularity in gunite pools has grown over the years, traditional concrete pools have fallen by the way side. Concrete pools and gunite pools are built in a similar fashion, but the ease of building a gunite pool has made this option more well-known. To build a gunite pool, the construction team digs a hole and lays a framework of rebar around the surrounding pool area. Then a thick coating of gunite, a mixture of cement and sand with water, is sprayed around the rebar. Next, gunite is smoothed with trowels and sits for about a week before a smoother surface is added to create the finishing touch. Several finishes include tile, plaster, paint, aggregate or even fiberglass. Gunite pools and concrete pools typically take about 12 weeks to build, but the durability and strength of these structures are usually worth the wait.


CONCRTE POOLS AND SPA

Concrete pools are one of the most durable, but difficult and costly types of pools to build. However, these pools can be customized in any shape or size to fit your landscape. In addition, you have the ability to paint the concrete in any color of your choice and add pebbles or plaster in a range of colors to add an elegant touch. Concrete pools are poured on site using a grid of steel reinforcing rods (rebar) that is placed in the ground as a framework for the pool walls. Then the plumbing is installed and the concrete is poured into conventional wooden forms.

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FIBERGLASS POOLS

Although the cost of installing a fiberglass pool can be very expensive, homeowners generally experience lower maintenance costs over the years. Fiberglass pools do not require the pool liner to be replaced after a few years, and they generally don't need as many chemicals as concrete pools. Also, fiberglass pools have the ability to flex and absorb shock, so this type of pool may be the perfect option for those living in earthquake-prone areas. Fiberglass pools are built in a factory before being delivered to your home. In fact, these pools are made from fiberglass-reinforced plastic that somewhat resemble a bathtub when it arrives at your home. Before it is installed, a construction crew digs a hole, lays the plumbing and lowers the structure into the hole. Then the pool is leveled off before the plumbing is connected.


CONSIDERATION

Take your time deciding which type of pool is right for you. The type of pool you choose will affect the material, cost and time it takes to construct your swimming pool.
Once your dream pool is constructed, you will be basking in the sun in a coat of cool water with your family and friends!


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From all shapes to sizes, we can answer all your questions and assist you in your pool customization experience. Call us for a consultation today.

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Opening and Closing Your Pool

Learn about the supplies you'll need to keep your pool clean and inviting as well as schedule your opening / closing, there are many new options to choose from.

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Before you kick back and relax

Having a pool can complete your home. But before you jump in, consider these safety concerns you'll need to review before you enjoy your new oasis.

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POOL CUSTOMIZATION
Pools obviously come in all shapes and sizes but many potential buyers don't know where to start. We take the 'what-ifs' and the 'how-tos' out of the equation and guide you through the entire process so there is no confusion.
With our Pools, we give carte blanche at the design table. You dictate to us what you are looking for and our team will put the plans in motion. We will work with you to make your backyard dreams a reality and we don't come with the pretentious price tag either. We've built our highly-regarded reputation on these claims and are extremely proud of the work we've done.
From the initial consultation to the final completion, our team will be in contact with you and help answer any questions you may have. However, any questions you may have before we schedule a consultation, we encourage you to contact us.


CUSTOMIZATION PROCESS


DESIGN CONSULTATION
During the initial meeting, we will discuss your backyard vision and guide you through the shaping options that would be available for your chosen pool area.

LAYOUT
After all the decisions have been ironed out, we will spray paint your pool perimeter on the ground so you can get a sense of the size.

EXCAVATION
Next comes the 'meat and potatoes' of the process. Heavy equipment operators will access your property and dig out your pool location.

CONSTRUCTION
At the end of the excavation, our team will put together the steel framing surrounding the hole and pour vermiculite into the base of your pool while attaching the plumbing connections.

ELECTRICAL AND PAVER CONTRACTING
Our electrical contractor will finalize the connections and confirm everything is in working order (in compliance with code). Our paver contractor will wait for the ground to settle before pouring your cement choice - completing your pool building process.

PRICING

Pool Covers

When it comes to the different types of pool covers, most fall in to one of two categories, either floating or safety covers.
Floating covers float on the surface of the water with no tether to the surrounding deck. They may resemble bubble wrap or plastic blankets. The function of these types of covers is pretty straightforward and simple. They take the sun's energy and transfer it to the water below, keeping the water warm and saving you on energy costs.
However, floating pool covers such as solar covers or thermal pool blankets are far from safe. Without an anchor to the side of the pool, there's nothing to stop someone from falling in. Worse yet, studies have shown that these covers will return to their original position 10 to 20 seconds after something has fallen through, hiding a potential drowning victim from view.

Safety Covers, the Best Option

POOLSAFETY While safety covers may cost more, they provide peace of mind. If you're looking for a safety cover to close your pool for the season or help protect your pool during extended leave look no further than Coverstar or Coverlogix, Latham's premier brands of solid and mesh safety covers. Both are fully ASTM certified and provide the best protection for your pool.
Coverstar along with Pool Cover Specialists offer ASTM certified automatic covers, giving you easy one-button operation that protects everyone in your home when the pool is not in use. Either covering or uncovering your pool is as simple, and when not in use automatic covers disappear under their built-in cover. Manual pool covers require a little more labor, but still offer the same security via a D-ring hook and loop system that allows easy installation and adjustment.
Safety covers that meet ASTM certification can be either automatic or manual in nature, but they all provide you peace of mind. Available in mesh or solid vinyl, such covers must be able to support 485 lbs. of weight per 3 square feet, meaning if a child or pet wanders out on them, the risk of them falling in to the pool is largely negated. For the best in pools and pool products, get in touch with Us today. Our pools deliver both the safety and enjoyment you're looking for in a backyard oasis, while making owning a pool as pain-free as possible.
Safety covers that meet ASTM certification can be either automatic or manual in nature, but they all provide you peace of mind. Available in mesh or solid vinyl, such covers must be able to support 485 lbs. of weight per 3 square feet, meaning if a child or pet wanders out on them, the risk of them falling in to the pool is largely negated. For the best in pools and pool products, get in touch with Us today. Our pools deliver both the safety and enjoyment you're looking for in a backyard oasis, while making owning a pool as pain-free as possible.


POOL SAFETY

Owning a pool is both a pleasure and a responsibility and an ounce of prevention is essential when it comes to pool safety. Here are a few tips to ensure your pool is a safe haven for both you and your guests.

  • Teach children a healthy respect for the water and provide swimming instruction at an early age.
  • Appoint a "designated adult" to supervise children in the pool at all times. No amount of safety equipment is a substitute for good supervision.
  • Always swim with a "buddy" who can provide assistance in the event of an emergency.
  • Ensure that all non-swimmers wear a personal flotation device.
  • Never dive into the shallow end of a pool.
  • Never allow anyone who has been drinking alcohol to use the pool.
  • Avoid using the pool during an electrical storm.
  • Build a self-locking fence around your pool-local by-laws will specify height requirements.
  • Cover your pool and/or spa with a safety cover if you plan to be away.
  • Consider installing an in-pool alarm that will send out an alert if something falls into the pool unexpectedly. Door alarms are also effective if you have small children.
  • Keep a lifesaving ring, pool rescue hook and well-maintained first aid kit near your pool and make sure there is a telephone in close proximity.
  • Store pool chemicals in an area that is away from children and pets.



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