Swimming Pool Builder - Swimming Pool Contractor

You may have been dissuaded in the past from getting a pool. Today I am going to prove them wrong! You can own and maintain a swimming pool.

–“My yard will me a mess for a year while they are constructing my pool.”

WRONG. Natural disasters and unforeseen events aside, your pool construction should take no longer than a few months….TOTAL. That means from the time you sign the contract to the time you are swimming. Period. Every job is different, so if you have some home renovations going on, or a very intricate pool design it may take a little longer. Most cities have a permitting website where you can check into your pool contractors previous job time periods.

–“My power bill will be too expensive.”

Most customers utility bills increase less than $75 per month with a non-heated pool. Compare that to how much you would normally spend on gas driving to the beach, or other entertainment costs, and we think you will find it quite affordable.

–“I can’t afford a pool.”

Pools are more affordable than you think. The options you choose all factor into the cost of your pool, so if you let Pool Captain’s Design Consultant know where you budget is, we will give you the best pool we can for the money. The size, types of mechanical equipment, materials, landscaping, and safety barriers all play a role in final cost.

There are several options when it comes to financing too. Pool Captain works with lender who can explain your options, and get you into long term loans. Just ask your sales representative, or click on the FINANCING tab above for more information.

–“Pools require constant repair & maintenance”

Maintenance? Yes, you need to check the pools chemical balance and water level relatively frequently, and you need to vacuum and clean the skimmer basket, but it is not an overwhelming amount of work. In Palm Coast you can hire a maintenance crew usually for about $100 per month to do this for you!

Repair? No, you shouldn’t have to repair your pool constantly. As a part of the Totally Hayward Program, Pool Captain uses all Hayward mechanical components in their pool construction. Pumps and filters come with a 1-3 year warranty depending upon how many features and mechanical parts you opt to include in your pools construction. Pool Captain also provides a 1 year builder’s warranty. If anything goes wrong you just need to call us!

Over 10-12 years the marcite interior finish may begin to deteriorate, and you will need to have someone refinish your pool. Overall, your pool should not require constant maintenance and repair.

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There are many different types of in-ground swimming pools. As far as construction materials are concerned, Pool Captain installs both gunite (concrete) and fiberglass pools and spas.

Fiberglass Gunite
Warranty 25 year manufacturer 1 year builder warranty
Installation 3-4 weeks total 6-8 weeks
Crackage flexibility against cracks gunite is very strong and durable
Shape choice of manufacturers shapes- depth and shape limitations completely customizeable
Cost 10-15% more expensive initially less expensive
Chemical Useage Few chemicals needed Plaster and water react altering pH levels-more acid and chlorine are needed
Surface Texture smooth textured
Est. Electricity 4-6 hours of circulation daily 6-8 hours of circulation daily
Algae Does not attach-sweeps off with brush Algae is harbored in tiny pores of concrete-scrubbing required
Weekly Maint. 15-30 minutes per week 3-5 hours per week
Repair None 10-12 years needs interior refinished
Quality Control manufactured in an environmentally controlled factory On site construction-no environmental control

You may want a design more conducive to game playing, so you may choose to have the middle of your pool be deep and the two ends shallow. This is great for games like volleyball–no one has an unfair advantage when everyone can touch!

Or, you may prefer an eye-catching free-form shape. These can be beautifully enhanced by fiber-optic or LED lighting features or rock-like waterfall features.

Pool Captain will work with you and your family to design the best pool for you and your budget.

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–Family Time! Get out of your house and into the pool with your family. A pool can ad a fun and relaxing place for you to spend time with the ones you love. Play games, teach the kids to swim, just sun bathe, or cook dinner on the grill by the water in the comfort of your serene backyard.


–Make it a spa like setting by adding features like water falls ,a vanishing edge , or beautiful landscaping,

–Exercise. The low impact aerobic exercise that you get from swimming is a great way to stay in shape at any age. Who wants to drive to the gym and get hot and sweaty inside, when you have a cool, refreshing pool in your yard to keep you fit and healthy?

–Party! Get your friends, family and neighbors together and throw a pool side bash! A pool is great to have to entertain family and guests.

–Increase the value of your home. An in-ground swimming pool can make your home more attractive to home buyers and increase your homes value.

–Stay cool in the heat of Florida’s summers! It’s no secret…it gets HOT here in Florida. You can cool off in your new pool rather than head indoors.

–Relaxation. After a long day at work you can come home and relax in your backyard oasis. Relieve stress in your pool or spa.

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If you read the classified section of the newspaper lately, then you have probably seen the low priced swimming pools ads. So, the questions is: “Can I really get a pool for that low price?”

Yes, you can. These advertised prices are typically small sized pools and contain the basic elements of an in-ground swimming pool with few or no design features. They usually are built with inexpensive materials, however are upgradeable to fit your lifestyle and budget!

Pool Captain offers a wide variety of in-ground swimming pool styles and sizes. We are able to accommodate any budget whether it be $20,000 or $200,000! We happily customize the shape, style and design to fit your family’s lifestyle. We can also help you find the right financing! You can call anytime to schedule your appointment with our design consultant.

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After the design and price are agreed upon, the contract is written up. Pool Captain immediately sends the plans to the surveyor, and gathers needed documents for permitting. Here is a brief overview of what to expect in terms of how the process moves along.

Remember, each pool is different, so this may vary depending upon the size and complexity of your particular job.

1. Permitting. Six weeks to Eight weeks after we receive the permit back from your City or County, you are swimming!

2. Layout pool. Outline pool with wood framing to match the print shape. Any fence panels needed to be removed to gain access are removed.

3. Dig. A backhoe digs the pool, and workers hand shape the walls. Payment Draw Due.

4. Steel. Wire mesh and steel rebar is placed in the pool hole for reinforcement creating a basket like structure.

5. Preliminary Plumbing.Any plumbing that will not be accessible after the concrete is sprayed is installed now. This includes things like the main drains, any floor cleaners or caretakers, wall jets and returns, faountains, etc.

6. Shoot Gunite. High PSI concrete is sprayed into pool shape covering “wire basket” like structure. Walls will be approx. 6” thick when completed this stage, and floor approx. 12” thick. Payment Draw Due.

7.Pre-grade. Any extra dirt removed from the pool hole has been removed, forms are removed and deck area is graded.

8. Plumbing.2” plumbing pipes are run from the pool to the equipment location. All lines are connected and the contractor runs a pressure check to be certain there are no air leaks (any air leaks would become water leaks once water is added to the pool. Cover in- ground plumbing with dirt.

9. Form Deck. Perimeter of deck, any steps or risers and planters are framed with wood.

10. Form Deck. Perimeter of deck is formed with wood. Plumbing is covered. Deck drains are installed.

11. Set Tile. Waterline tile is applied.

12.Power. Electricity is run to the equipment, panel is set, deck is grounded, light is installed, and equipment is hooked up.

13. Pour Concrete Deck. Concrete Decking is poured as 4” slab with drainage and pitch. Payment Draw Due.

14. Apply Deck Top. Acrylic texture is applied or pavers are set.

15. Screen Enclosure. Aluminum screen enclosure is built on site.

16. Clean-up. Your pool is almost finished! The sub-pumps are turned on and the interior of the pool shell is cleaned with an acid wash.

17. Interior Finish Applied. Marcite or exposed aggregate finish is applied. Final Payment Due.

18. Fill with Water. This may take up to 2 days.

19. Start-Up. Chemicals are added to balance the water chemistry, pump is turned on, pool is cleaned. It is important that

20. Sod, Seed, & Landscaping. Any grass or landscaping destroyed during construction is replaced per contract and yard is cleaned up. Any fence removed for access is replaced.

21. Pool School Begins. One day a week for 4 weeks, the owner and builder representative meet in order for the new owner to learn how to use all of the pools equipment.

22. Go Swimming!

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