Q: How much
does a pool cost?
A: A basic pool from Waters Edge Custom Pools starts around
$25,000. There is virtually an endless amount of possibilities
as to the type of pool we can build for you, so establishing the
exact cost is unknown until we have determined the size, shape,
features, etc. During our initial meeting we will establish
these parameters prepare a customized quote that reflects your
individual project's cost. We work with each customer to deliver
a product that meets your individual taste as well as budget
Q: How much
money is required down to start the project?
A: Waters Edge Custom Pools only requires a small down payment
to start the permit process of your project. Once we have a
signed construction agreement we start immediately to finalize
design and submit for permits.
Q: How long
does it take to get a permit?
A: Generally speaking it takes between one and three
weeks from the submittal date to receive a swimming pool
building permit. There are many factors that influence the
permit issuance time including your electrical provider and city
in which the project is located, scope of work to be completed,
homeowners associations and the time of year.
Q: How long
will it take to build our pool?
A: In general it takes between four and eight weeks to
build a pool. The complexity of the project, the amenities
included (landscaping, retaining walls, fireplaces, BBQ's,
pergolas), product availability and weather conditions all play
a role in determining completion time. Rest assured that Waters
Edge Custom Pools will work diligently to complete your project in
the least amount of time required.
Q: How long
does it take to fill up our pool?
A: It usually takes between 24 and 48 hours. City water
vs. well, pressure at the nozzle and size of the pool are all
elements that will determine fill time. The pool filling process
is initiated immediately after a plaster finish is applied and
continues uninterrupted until he pool is filled entirely. A
specialty finish (Stone Scapes, Durrazo, Pebble Tec, etc…) is
much different as it requires an acid wash the day following
application, and then the filling process starts. Filling your
pool is an important step in the construction process and needs
to be done correctly (uninterrupted) to eliminate finish
Q: Will we
need a pool service to maintain our pool?
A: This really depends on the time you have to spend on
pool maintenance. On average it should only take about a half
hour or so per week to monitor, brush, empty skimmer baskets as
well as debris bags and adjust chemical levels. Periodically,
cleaning filters and other chemical delivery systems will be
necessary. Your pool is a big investment and requires routine
maintenance to keep it looking and performing perfectly. If you
are unable to take on the responsibility then a professional
pool service may be required.
sort of warranty does Waters Edge Custom Pools offer?
A: We believe our warranty is the best in the industry.
Your pool Gunite shell has a lifetime warranty. The finish on
your pool will be covered for one year depending on the type of
finish you choose. The pool equipment is backed by an
industry-leading manufacturer three-year warranty. The overall
general project is covered by a complete one-year warranty.
Additional project features such as structures, landscaping and
concrete carry their own individual warranty periods.
Q: How do I
know what type of pool would work in my backyard?
Waters Edge Custom Pools sales/design consultant will help you design the
perfect pool for your needs. With your input and the
expectations in mind, we'll put together a pool and equipment
package that meets or exceeds your expectations.
Q: Salt or
excellent sanitizers. The salt water is considered to be a
comfortable swimming environment. Salt will not irritate your
skin or eyes. Salt does not fade your swimwear and provides a
“soft water” feel to your pool water. Salt has been known to
cause corrosion to some of the softer stones and coping. This
can usually be prevented by sealing your coping and deck. Salt
systems do not produce chlorine in cold water below 52 degrees
Fahrenheit and chlorine tabs may be used as a back up
sanitizer. Chlorine is an excellent sanitizer, but has been
know to irritate skin and eyes.