With a combined experience of over 30 years, we have developed a keen eye for making the most of your property’s geography, recognizing and overcoming any limitations, and recommending optimal pool and structure placement. We can help you make the right choices.

How Will We Use Our Pool?

The Right Pool for Your Needs

With Kids: Family Play

You should consider the following:

  • A spacious shallow end or a pool without a deep end.
  • Features such as concrete-anchored basketball or volleyball nets.
  • Additional safety precautions.

With Friends: Pool Parties

You should consider the following:

  • Space for lounging around the pool.
  • Outdoor living area.

For Adults: Relaxation & Lounging

You should consider the following:

  • Spill-over spa.
  • Sun ledge with wider top step for sunbathing.

For Physical Fitness: Intense Exercise

You should consider the following:

  • A swim spa that creates a current against which you can swim in a confined area.

For Going Deep: Diving

You should consider the following:

  • Deep end with a gradual incline to shallow end.
  • Diving rocks.

For Young & Old Alike: Fun for All

You should consider the following:

  • Wide, shallow stairs for sitting.
  • Additional safety handrails.

Where Should We Place Our Pool?

How Geography Influences Your Choices
  • Size of pool in relation to the size of your yard.
  • Effect of existing structures and landscaping.
  • Property elevations and slopes, and the finished grade of the pool in relation to existing structures.
  • Pool-site ground and drainage conditions.
  • Legal and zoning requirements.
  • Construction access to the pool site.
  • Space for pool equipment and proximity to electrical or gas hook-ups. The pump, filter, and heater should be placed o a concrete pad with enough space and within reach to facilitate maintenance.
  • Equipment can also be placed inside and enclosure like a pool house or shed.
  • Geographic orientation, sun path across the yard, and typical wind direction. Optimally, we’ll place your pool in the sunniest spot on your property.
  • Location of trees, the shade they create, as well as the debris they drop, such as leaves, sap or bird droppings.
  • Social and recreation areas in relation to the size and shape of the pool. Plan for a two-to-four foot expanse around the entire pool, with a larger area for sitting and congregating.
  • Access for maintenance and cleaning of the finished pool.
  • Privacy from neighbours and street views.

Simplifying Maintenance

Choosing the Right Pool Systems for Your Pool

Salt-Water Chlorinators

Salt-Water Systems turn common salt (like you purchase for your water softener but especially formulated for pools) into chlorine, negating the need for handling noxious chemicals. Requiring less than a teaspoon of salt per gallon of pool water, and generating the purest form of chlorine available, these systems are economical, low-maintenance, and feel great. As the dissolved salt flows through the system’s generator cell, it is electrolytically converted to pure chlorine, which is then distributed throughout the pool, keeping the water fresh, clear, and safe.

Unlike conventional chlorine additives, which must be constantly replenished, the salt is recycled continuously through the system, further minimizing pool maintenance. However, salt systems do require careful monitoring of PH levels. More expensive up-front, they are less expensive to operate.

Chlorine Systems

Chlorine Systems require testing the pool water and adding chlorine pucks, liquid chlorine or granular chlorine as needed for sanitation. Also requires careful monitoring of PH levels.

Whichever system you choose, your pool will need to be properly balanced and maintained weekly.

Next, Select Your Pool Design Options:

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