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.