FAQ: Why do my cost estimates vary so much?

By Kurtis Bednarcyk   Like cars, guitars, and movie stars, not all backyard swimming pools are created equally. From the DIY above-ground frame and liner to the monstrosities you may have seen on MTV Cribs, one can only assume that there is also quite a lengthy continuum of the cost to build as well. Even […]

Which Shaped Pool is Right for Your Backyard?

A well-designed pool will enhance the entire look and feel of your home. It should blend in beautifully with your landscaping and complement the shape of your yard. It should NOT feel like someone just dropped a pool into an empty patch of lawn. An inground pool can be constructed in any shape, and an oddly-shaped […]

FAQ: Should I consider companies that offer very low prices?

It is actually possible to build a pool at a low price. But you should be aware that to build a low cost pool, structural elements, craftsmanship, equipment, and design are all compromised.  Using an inexperienced builder, or poor quality construction materials can also put you and your family at risk. The old adage is […]

FAQ: What factors affect my pool cost?

The costs involved in building a swimming pool vary from one swimming pool installation to another. Some of these factors include the type of pool you choose, the pool size and shape, the extent of the hardscape you choose to enhance the design of the pool, and the options or “frills” you select.  As the […]

FAQ: Why do pool cost estimates vary so much?

The price of a pool is determined by much more than just the size and shape of the pool. Unfortunately, many contractors don’t include important factors that affect cost in the actual estimate they provide. This also means that you can get hit with hidden charges after construction has begun. Some important things to consider […]

FAQ: How much work is it to maintain a pool?

How much work is involved in owning and caring for a swimming pool?  In the past, pool maintenance was more of a chore. But with today’s technology and conveniences, owning a swimming pool is easier than owning a car!  Automatic pool cleaners, pre-programmed filtration and heating, as well as various sanitizing devices all make your […]

FAQ: Can I have a pool in a small, difficult yard?

Yes!! Our expert design and construction team can work with even the most challenging properties. You’ll be surprised by our innovative solutions that can turn your dreams into a beautiful backyard escape. Before you give up on your impossibly small yard or hillside location, call us for design advice.

FAQ: How do I select the right pool builder?

When considering having a pool built in your backyard, hiring the right builder can be a challenge. Here are a few things to consider in determining the best fit: What is the company’s experience and skill level? Do they have a competent, professional team? Is the company in good standing with your local Better Business […]

FAQ: How do I pick my pool design?

Each property has unique features that should be considered when your pool is being designed. So does your family! At your request, a design expert from Design Pool & Spa will meet with you at your home to discuss your pool needs and desires. He or she will ask you how you intend to use […]

FAQ: What kind of options are available for my pool?

Technology is changing at an unprecedented rate, and swimming pools are no exception. Automatic cleaning systems, innovative water treatment options, LED lighting, automated pool control systems, spa products, waterfalls and many other options are now available to make your pool easier to maintain and more enjoyable than ever.