Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a swimming pool cost?
The cost of a swimming pool will start in the low-60s. Accessories and features can drive the cost up as far as your imagination and budget can stand.
Where can a swimming pool be placed on my property?
Every government jurisdiction has building codes and requirements. As a general rule, the pool must be in the backyard, must be 5' to 6' from the house foundation, and cannot encroach on any easements, building restriction lines or property lines. A screen enclosure may also have different requirements. Check with your Zoning Department.
How big should a pool be?
Typically, the size of the home and the normal bather load will determine this. Don't build a pool that is either too big or too small for the potential family that could live there. Also, don't build a pool to accommodate the few big parties you may have. You will probably be the one maintaining the pool the rest of the time.
What does it cost to operate a swimming pool?
The operating cost depends on the equipment you have (pump size, heaters, lights, etc.), but a good baseline to estimate would be $40.00 per month . $500.00 per year will buy the chemicals to operate most family swimming pools.
How long does it take to build a swimming pool?
3 to 4 months from the first day of excavation is our standard time of construction.
What type of barrier needs to be around a swimming pool?
On October 1, 2001, Chapter 515 of the Florida Statutes became law. Known as the Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act, this law requires many pool safety items to be installed. Either a fence or screen enclosure must be installed around the pool. Alarms on the doors and windows going to the pool area must be active. You must receive a booklet on pool safety upon entering into an agreement to build a swimming pool. From the pool contractor's perspective, there is still some confusion from one building jurisdiction to another as to what is required. Hopefully, with the adoption of a Uniform State Building Code, this confusion will go away soon.
Learn more about the process for designing and building swimming pools by contacting our contractors today at (904) 737-3434 in Jacksonville, Florida.