pool building FAQ

Here is a list of common pool construction FAQs with answers:

  1. How long does it take to build a swimming pool?

The timeline for pool construction can vary depending on the type of pool and the complexity of the project. On average, a standard inground pool can take 2-5 weeks to complete, depending on weather conditions, while more complex projects may take longer. We have been known to be able to complete a pool install and finish within 35 days or less in Sedgwick County.

  1. What is the average cost of building a pool?

The cost of building a pool can vary widely depending on factors such as the type of pool, size, location, and features. On average, you can expect to spend anywhere from $40,000 to $80,000 for a standard inground pool. We are willing to work out deals when and if needed.

  1. What is the difference between vinyl, fiberglass, and concrete pool?

Vinyl pools have a vinyl liner stretched over a frame, while fiberglass pools are pre-manufactured shells installed in the ground. Concrete pools are made on-site by pouring concrete into a custom form. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages.

  1. Do I need a permit to build a pool in my area?

Yes, most areas require permits for pool construction. Contact your local building department to find out what permits you need and what the requirements are. We can also pull permits for you.

  1. What is the best time of year to build a pool?

The best time of year to build a pool is really any time of the year. In general, spring and fall are good times to build a pool, as the weather is mild and construction crews are not as busy.

  1. Can I install a pool myself, or should I hire a professional?

While installing a pool yourself is possible, hiring a professional pool contractor is generally recommended. Pool installation requires specialized knowledge and equipment, and mistakes can be costly and dangerous.

  1. How deep should my pool be?

The depth of your pool depends on its intended use. If you plan to use your pool for diving, it should be at least 8 feet deep. For general swimming and recreation, a depth of 3-5 feet is typical.

  1. Do I need to have a fence around my pool?

Most areas require a fence or other safety barrier around a pool to prevent accidents. Contact your local building department to find out what the requirements are in your area.

  1. Can I add features like a waterfall or hot tub to my pool?

Yes, many pool contractors offer a variety of features and options to customize your pool.

  1. How often do I need to maintain my pool?

Regular pool maintenance is important to keep your pool clean and safe. You should test the water chemistry and clean the pool at least once a week, and have the pool professionally serviced at least once a year.

  1. What is the best type of pool for my backyard?

The best type of pool for your backyard depends on factors such as your budget, the size of your yard, and your intended use for the pool. A professional pool contractor can help you choose the best option for your needs.

  1. How do I choose the right pool contractor?

Choose a pool contractor with a good reputation and experience in building the type of pool you want. Get references and check their licensing and insurance.

  1. Can I finance my pool construction?

Yes, many pool contractors offer financing options to help you pay for your pool over time.

  1. How long will my pool last before needing repairs?

The lifespan of your pool depends on factors such as the type of pool and how well it is maintained. With proper maintenance, a well-built pool can last for many years.

  1. Can I convert my existing pool to a saltwater pool?

Yes, it is possible to convert an existing pool to a saltwater system, but it may require some modifications to the pool equipment and plumbing.