Most swimming pool contractors include an acrylic textured deck as a standard deck finish in their contract price. Acrylic offers a safe skid resistant, easy to clean surface. Below are some of the more common colors:

Another option is to have brick pavers installed. Brick pavers come in many shapes, colors and patterns. We use a random set “Old Towne” pattern primarily. Brick pavers can help transform a pool deck area into a natural looking oasis. They also are much easier to repair if you have any settlement issues. There is no concrete below the paver so it will not crack like concrete due to settlement. If you do happen to accidentally break or shatter a paver it can be easily removed and replaced. Check out some of the colors available below.

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.

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.

–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.

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.