Custom Pools FAQ

Custom Pools FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

If you live in the Orlando area and you don't already have a pool, it's time to consider one. Swimming pools are tons of fun for the entire family! Whether the kids like splashing around or the adults are looking to get some exercise, pools offer numerous benefits. They also give you the perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy the Florida sunshine. With your own custom swimming pool, you won't have to fight the crowds at beaches or worry about what's in the water at public pools. With countless options, a custom swimming pool is a perfect addition to your backyard. If you need inspiration, just check out some of the pools we've built for Central Florida homeowners in our gallery. We look forward to hearing from you, so we can get started building your perfect custom swimming pool!

The great thing about custom swimming pools is that they can be just about any size. If you have a huge yard, we can create a humungous pool in addition to extra features like a spa, water feature, outdoor deck, and more. If your backyard isn't so big, we can design a more modest swimming pool for you. Other important factors to consider include the slope of your yard and access to it. You'll also need to check HOA restrictions as well as potential setbacks and easements. Our team would be happy to help ensure you have all your bases covered!

Our team would be happy to discuss your budget with you to determine if a new pool is realistic. Because all our swimming pools are custom, we can work with your budget and help you find an option that will work for you. We'd be happy to help you determine your custom swimming pool cost, so contact us today.

If you are adding a pool to an existing home, you may have enough equity in the home to finance the pool. The pool itself is considered an improvement. This is often an easy way to get a substantial loan to build the pool you really want. Check other loan options available to you, and compare terms and interest rates for the best value. Keep in mind that this is an investment in your home. If you decide to sell your home at a later date, you will be able to recover much of the total cost of the pool. A well designed and built pool will also make your home much more attractive to potential buyers.

It is not difficult to design a multi-purpose pool that satisfies most family interests. Size is limited only by available space, your budget, and how large a pool you are willing to maintain. Perimeter dimensions, water surface area, and capacity in gallons are common ways of describing a pool size. In sizing a pool, plan adequate space for decking. Additional deck space is often added at one end or side to accommodate pool furniture for lounging or sunning.

A pool should fit comfortably into the total environment. If you have an exceptionally large yard, an average size pool can be blended in by using walls, flower beds, hedges and other landscaping methods. If your yard is limited, a properly sized pool can also be designed to take advantage of available space.

Free form shaped pools can be custom fitted to odd shaped lots while maintaining cosmetic appeal. Present construction methods allow for almost any shape pool to be built. An experienced pool builder will be able to provide design assistance and technical advice when selecting proper size and shape.

The amount of time it takes to build your pool depends on a variety of factors. Since all our swimming pools are custom, no two builds are the same. The time from when you contact us to your first swim depends on the size, features, and depth of your pool. A good rule of thumb is to expect your in-ground pool to be ready in 60 to 90 days. Our team prioritizes communication, so you'll be informed about where we are in the process and the expected completion date. That's important to remember if you're planning on having your new pool ready for summer.

All of our pools are made of concrete and steel built on the customer's selected site, and are based on designs worked out with the customer.

Many new pool owners include a spa in their basic pool designs to enjoy both a vigorous swim and a relaxing and soothing hot water soak. Incorporating a spa into the pool design is less expensive than installing one separately or adding a spa to a pool at a later date. Spas are very practical, take little space and enhance both the appearance and value of the pool. An average sized spa will hold 400 - 800 gallons of water. They are normally heated to 104 degrees F using either electric power or natural gas.

While adding a custom swimming pool to your home is a luxury, it also comes with added responsibility. If you have children or pets, a safety barrier like a fence should be considered. Our team will help you understand the benefits of a pool fence, as well as the Florida swimming pool safety barrier laws.

Living in the Greater Orlando area means enjoying beautiful weather, but we all know the winters do still get cold. Many area residents can enjoy their pools during the spring and fall, but if you truly want a year-round swimming season, you'll need a pool heater. Our team will help you choose from options, including a gas heater, electric heat pump, solar heater, or pool cover.

Once you have your dream pool, you'll need some equipment to keep it clean and safe. A pump and filter will be necessary to keep your swimming pool clean and clear. You'll also need to chlorinate your pool to keep it sanitary. A pool heater can also extend the life of your swimming season. Our team will be sure to go over all your options with you and ensure you have everything you need to enjoy your new pool.

Yes. In addition to beautiful and luxurious custom swimming pools, our experienced team can also construct spas, water features, pool decks, lighting, and outdoor kitchens for your backyard. There's no job too big or too small for us.

Most pool owners who report problems can trace their difficulties to poor workmanship during installation or bad advice in selecting support equipment. Since a pool represents a sizable investment, finding a good pool builder is essential. Knowing what to look for in a pool builder will save you time and money and will ensure that your pool is properly built. The following guidelines will help you in your decision:

Better Business Bureau Member — The BBB maintains a file on each member and welcomes inquiries from the consumer. BBB members agree to third party arbitration, and must rectify all complaints from its consumers in order to maintain membership.

Satisfied Customers — Ask pool builders to provide several names of homeowners who have recently had pools installed. If possible, ask to see their work. A reputable pool builder will have a number of satisfied customers who are willing to show you their pools.

Where are you located and where do you build?

310 W Mitchell Hammock Road
Suite 400
Oviedo, FL 32765

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Atlas Pools is passionate about building the right pool for you. Whether you want a traditional look or a unique swimming pool or spa, our experienced team of designers will work tirelessly to tailor a design that perfectly fits your lifestyle.