What is a salt pool, and why is it better than regular chlorine?
A salt chlorination system in a pool breaks down the chemical make-up of salt- sodium and chlorine- to chlorinate your pool. Here is a video on how it works.
Are you licensed?
In the State of Florida you need to have a State issued Swimming Pool Construction license in order to pull a permit as a contractor from your local City. Pool Captain holds both a Swimming Pool Contractor License and a Residential Home Contractor License.
Are you Insured?
Yes. As the homeowner, you want to know that you not going to be held liable for anyone inadvertantly getting hurt on your property while building your swimming pool. Pool Captain holds Workers Compensation and General Liability Insurances. We also require that all of our subcontractors produce evidence that they hold up to date insurance certificates prior to working on your property.
How long will it take to build my pool?
10-12 weeks from excavation is a good time estimate. If you are having waterfalls and other special features added to your pool expect it to take longer. Remember, the promise of the fastest or cheapest pool is not always best. The old saying applies, the “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”.
Should I be home during the construction?
Not unless you are already going to be home for other reasons. It is a good idea to be available via phone to answer any questions or minor issues that may come up along the way to keep the ball rolling on your project.
How much does a pool cost?
Since Pool Captain builds and installs in-ground custom concrete (gunite) and fiberglass swimming pools in Flagler & Volusia Counties we are unable to give firm quotes via email or phone. This includes those people looking for “just a basic pool” or “just something to get wet in”.
There are many different phases and facets or swimming pool construction. For example some issues that affect construction and final cost of your pool are:
Pool surface area size?
What type of pool? Infinity edge, fiberglass, gunite, lagoon style, geometric?
Pool deck area size?
What type of decking? Pavers? Acrylic Decking? Stamped Concrete? Flagstone?
Spa or no spa?
Water features?- waterfalls, spill-overs, sculptures, deck-jets…
Screen enclosure size (footprint, roof shape, and wall height)?
The type of soil on your property will determine whether or not we need to bring in “good soil” to back-fill with.
The amount of area we have to access your property with our construction machinery
Is there a sprinkler system currently running through the area where the pool is going?
Do any trees or stumps need to be removed?
We do not like to “guess” or “ball-park” a figure without seeing the actual construction area. We think it is unfair if we quote low over the phone then come to find out there is more to the actual construction and must charge you more. Pool Captain believes in being honest and fair with their customers, so we take some additional time in order to give you an accurate, precise quoted amount with no “surprises”.
If you would like to get an estimate for a swimming pool, call us today! Our design professionals will come to your home, discuss your plans and dreams for your backyard as well as your budget, and get back to you within just a few days with a drawing and estimate. They will adjust it until it matches your ideas, then walk you through the construction process.
Don’t wait, call today to schedule your appointment! 386-931-3778