How much time does new swimming-pool construction take?

Typically, you can expect your pool construction to last about six weeks. Plan on adding another two weeks or more if the design is more extensive. When we work with you to design your pool, we can give you an exact timeline. See all the steps involved in pool construction.

Is maintaining the chemicals in the pool difficult?

It’s not difficult, but you do need to stay on top of it. We’ve got two solutions for our customers: You can download a handy checklist here or you keep things very simple by installing an automatic pool chemical feeder. We can recommend one for you.

How deep does a swimming pool need to be?

It really depends on how you plan to use your pool. For diving, you want a pool that is at least eight feet deep. If you want it for small kids or activities like volleyball, you’ll enjoy a larger shallow section. We’ll be able to help you figure it out when we see your yard.

When is it time to resurface my swimming pool?

As plaster ages and wears, the cement (or binder) begins to erode away, exposing the marble dust sand. However, many swimming pool contractors recommend resurfacing when it’s not necessarily needed. The time to call us is when the pool’s surface has become rough and deteriorated—your swimmers will complain of tender feet and debris will be difficult to remove from the pool surface. Keep in mind that older plaster is usually just a cosmetic and tender-foot issue and not a structural problem. Because most Oregon and Washington pools were built using “wet” gunite, they hold water even if the plaster has worn away to expose the gunite shell. Give us a call if you’re not sure if your pool is ready for resurfacing.

Is there an alternative to resurfacing?

If resurfacing is not in the budget, but your pool surface has developed “pop-off” areas, a certified diver can make repairs to the pool surface underwater. This saves you the cost of water and chemicals.

Does swimming pool resurfacing take a long time?

Depending on the condition of the existing surface and the weather, the draining and preparation may take up to three days and the bond coat installation, finishing and refilling might take another five to six days.

How do I take care of the new surface on my swimming pool or spa?

The first 30 days are very important for a newly surfaced pool or spa. Because the new surface is a cement product, it will typically require 28 days to fully cure. During this time you must closely monitor the water chemistry to prevent scaling. And don’t worry, we’ll provide start-up instructions so you know exactly how to care for your resurfaced pool.

Should I invest in a pool cover?

Pool covers are a great investment. They save heating, water, and chemical costs.  Whether you prefer an automatic or manual cover, they not only keep your pool warm and clean, they give you peace of mind and safety. We recommend and install Cover Pools covers.