Pool FAQ

  • What is involved in maintaining the pool?

    Our pools are designed to be as low maintenance as possible. We recommend weekly testing and treatment of the water. We recommend that you circulate your pool (pump & filter) for at least ten to twelve hours a day. To make it easier, install a timer (can be purchased at most hardware stores) and program it to circulate when you’d like. Many of our customers purchase an automatic pool cleaner that runs off the pump and filter system, it does the work so you don’t have to!

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  • What do I use for chemicals?

    We recommend very basic weekly treatments. Chlorine systems are the most commonly used. There are many alternatives to chlorine that are both non-toxic and environmentally safe. Whether you go with an automatic system or chlorine free system, we can accomodate your needs.

  • I want to build it into the ground, what do I need to do?

    Many of our customers use the money they save by purchasing a pool, to add a deck, rock wall and/or water feature around their pool. You will need to build a retaining wall to keep the earth from affecting your installation.

  • What do I need for support under the pool?

    Our pools are designed to go up on any level surface. Simply rid the ground of any sharp objects. If your installation will be permanent we advise removing the sod and replacing with a few inches of sand. While most above ground pools require this as part of their installation, we simply recommend it for your comfort as you enjoy your pool (it will be softer on your feet).

  • Will you deliver the pool for me?

    Of course, we deliver within our territory and servicable area.

  • Where do the pump and filter go?

    Depending on the pool shape and size, the pools are pre-cut in one corner for pump and filter installation. Our pool packages allow your pump and filter to be installed within nine to twelve feet of one corner. Longer hoses are available if you’d like to place the pump and filter further away from the pool.

  • What kind of filter and pump are included with the pool?

    We include an appropriately sized sand filter and pump with your pool. We recommend sand filters because they are easy to use by the consumer. There are many different types of filtration systems available to you, should you prefer something different.

  • What is included with the pool?

    All pools include a starter kit with a safety A Frame Ladder, sand filter, pump, filter hoses and fittings, starter water care  kit, test kit or test strips, thermometer, vacuum head, telescoping vacuum pole, leaf skimmer, vacuum hose, and brush. Please contact us for additional accessory options and pricing.



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