Premier Pool Construction is here to answer all of your questions. We know it is a big commitment and a serious investment to install a pool on your property, and we want to make sure you understand every aspect of the process. Pool ownership should be a pleasant experience, one that adds value to your property and pleasure to your life. Here's a few common questions clients have, but don't hesitate to ask us something specific.
How much will it cost for an estimate?
Nothing. One of our experienced designers will generate a comprehensive proposal and computer generated plan of your project. The plan will include detailed pricing information.
I’ve heard of fiberglass and gunite pools? What is the difference?
Fiberglass pools are manufactured pools made from a fiberglass composite material.
To install the pool, the construction crew digs a hole to fit the size of the preformed shell. They set the necessary plumbing, fill the bottom with sand, and drop the preformed pool structure into the hole. They then level the pool, hook up all the equipment and electrical and backfill the area around the pool. After which, they usually pour a concrete deck around the pool and add the finishing touches.
Gunite pools or their closely related relative, shotcrete pools are the most popular pools installed today. To build one of these pools, the construction crew excavates, (or digs a hole), installs the rough plumbing and puts a steel reinforced bar framework in the hole, forming the shape of the pool. The crew then sprays a thick coat of the gunite (or shotcrete) mix around the bars, creating the shell of the pool. They trowel this to a rough surface. At this time, coping and tile is installed. The final phase involves putting a smooth coating, referred to as plaster, over the rough concrete shell.
Can I see some of your previous work or talk to past clients?
Yes, absolutely. Any photo we have of a pool, is actually a pool we have built. If you would like, we can contact the client and plan a time to go see the pool. We can get you in contact with any of our past clients as well.
How long will it take to build my pool?
Typically a pool project will take six to eight weeks from time of excavation. There are factors to consider such as size and shape of pool, job-site accessibility, weather conditions and soil conditions.
Will there be a project manager assigned to my project?
Absolutely. A project manager will be available every step of the way to answer any questions that you may have. They will meet with you prior to building your pool.
I keep hearing the word “hardscapes”. What does that mean?
Hardscapes are what is placed around your pool to enhance the design. It can include the material chosen for decking, caves or grottos, benches, planters, boulders, boulder walls and waterfalls. All of these elements enhance the design of your pool.
I only want to deal with one contractor. Can you provide fencing, landscaping and hardscapes?
Yes. Many of our customers want to take the hassle out of dealing with several contractors. We work with the areas best landscaping and fencing companies to provide a seamlessly designed project. And once, your pool is installed, we can help keep it as pristine as it was the very first day.
How will the construction process impact my existing landscape?
We take every effort to ensure that impact to your existing landscape is minimal. We provide proper erosion control measures and barriers to protect specific areas, as needed. We often build a temporary construction entrance to avoid using your driveway.
I’ve had other estimates. Why do cost estimates seem to vary so much when the pool seems to be similar design?
The price of a pool is determined by much more than just the size and shape of a pool. Sadly, many contractors don’t include important factors that affect cost in the actual estimate they give you. This means that you can get hit with hidden charges after construction has begun. We take pride in knowing that we never submit a low initial bid with the intent of making expensive changes later. Our estimates always include the highest quality materials available, superior craftsmanship, expert design, and unparalleled customer service. We invite you to compare another contractor's estimate side-by-side with ours and see the difference yourself.
Who will be building my pool?
At every step of the pool building process, we take pride in knowing you have the best available craftsman in the industry to build your pool. Our in house crews are highly trained in all phases of the construction process. Providing these services in-house, as opposed to utilizing subcontractors, brings efficiency to the process that ultimately saves our clients money and sets us apart from other pool contractors. Not to mention we know our crews -- and their skills -- by name.
What kind of warranty do you offer?
Our company warrants its work to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from the date the project is completed. Purchased equipment installed by our company carries a manufacturer’s warranty of three years parts and labor. All shotcrete pools and spas include a lifetime warranty on the structure of the shell. Pebble finish is warranted for a period of 15 years from the date of installation and 10 years in commercial applications. White plaster is warranted for a period of one year from the date of installation.
Is financing available?
While we do not offer financing directly, there are many financing options available such as a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit. These loans are often tax deductible. Because of the extra value added to your home with a swimming pool, lenders often look favorably upon this type of loan.