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My husband really likes freeform pools, while I really like the contemporary look. What are our design options and how do you incorporate everything that we want aesthetically?

At Waterscapes Pools and Spas, our skilled designers are here to make the pool buying process as fun and enjoyable as possible. As you get to know your designer, they will make every effort to meet all your individual needs and unique desires, between the actual design of the pool to paving options for your deck and water features. Check out our online portfolio of design options for some creative inspiration. Remember, your options are endless!

I really enjoy my time off and I don’t want to spend every minute tending to my pool. How much time and effort does a pool require?

Depending on how you equip your pool, you can spend just minutes per week! There are several options that let you enjoy your pool with minimal effort on your part to maintain it.

A swimming pool is an investment; will a pool add value to my home?

Those who have experienced trying to sell their home in Florida know that owning a swimming pool works as a big advantage. Owning a pool not only increases your live-able space, but also allows you to start living the Florida lifestyle.

What is the average build time of a pool?

Time can vary depending on the complexity of the project, but essentially pools take approximately 60-80 days of construction time. Permitting time must also be considered in addition to building time. Permitting varies from 3-8 weeks.

I have a small yard, but I have always wanted a pool. What are my options?

We will create an original design to fit your space perfectly. It doesn’t matter what shape of size, we can typically design a pool for any individual circumstance.

I don’t want my electric bill to go up significantly. What will a pool do to my utility bill, and are there energy efficient pool options?

With our new Variable Speed technology pumps, your energy bills will typicallynot exceed more than $30 a month on the average pool, but this decal on usage and equipment.

I’d like to consider myself financially organized. How much can I expect to spend on a monthly basis in regards to chemicals and pool supplies?

Depending on how your pool is equipped, the amount you should budget monthly is about $25-30. However, prices will vary with the changing seasons; spending less in the winter time and more in the summer.

How long does it typically take to build a pool from start to finish?

In general, we estimate approximately 45-60 days from the time we start construction. We do our best to build quickly and efficiently, especially if weather and soil conditions are ideal. The build time also depends on permit review and issuance.

How long does it take to get a permit?

Depending on the municipality and their individual workload, it can take approximately up to two weeks.

Do you recommend a “salt water” pool?

Yes we do recommend them. Salt Chlorine generators are a very popular item because it maintains a more consistent level of chlorine in the pool. Salt chlorine generators generate chlorine from the dissolved salt at a very low concentration and this is done throughout the entire duration that your pool is circulating the water.

Most people, who swim in a “salt water” pool, enjoy the way the water feels on their skin. The water typically has less of the “chlorine smell”, and is easier on the eyes, skin, and bathing suits!

What is better to heat my pool- gas or electric?

A gas heated is the quickest way to add heat, no matter how cold it may be outside. Many new communities on the west coast of Florida have natural gas connections, which make natural gas heaters a popular choice.

An electric heat pump is more efficient and less costly to use to the heat pool. However, the heat pump does cost more to purchase initially, and it needs ambient air temperature higher than 50 degrees to add heat to the pool water. So it’s not efficient in anything below 50 degrees. It really depends on an individual’s situation and when and how they intend on using the pool.

What are the benefits of a pebble pool interior?

Pebble finishes have a much more unique look than other finishes. Since the aggregate, or pebbles, are much larger; the finish tends to look like a natural sparkling river bed. There are various color choices of the plaster as well as differing pebble colors themselves.

Most of the pebbles are gold, black and white; although some have blue pebbles mixed in them. These color combinations offer numerous choices that can dramatically change the look of a pool.

Pebble finishes are very resistant to pool chemicals and staining, so most manufacturers offer longer warranties than what is offered with other finishes. They are beautiful and long lasting finishes, and a very popular item on the West Coast of Florida.

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