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Swimming Pool Services

Whether you're envisioning a Bel-Aire style swimming pool complete with deck, waterfalls, and view of the valley or a simple round, above ground pool, professional installation and maintenance services can help you get the job done right the first time.

Construction / Installation

The work to install a pool mainly depends on the type and your vision of how it is incorporated into your yard. Above ground pools take less site preparation than in ground models and generally require only a level and firm site to support the weight of the pool and water. The installer then bolts together the prefabricated pieces. The work for in ground pools is much more extensive and includes excavation and actually constructing the pool surfaces. And then, there's the deck and landscaping work around the pool.

When looking for a professional to do the work for you, get local references and check them by inspecting the work. Get a mix of old and new references. Start with the old ones to see how well their work holds up after a few years of exposure to the elements. A pool may look terrific today, but if it is built on an unsuitable site or not capable of withstanding the ground forces, cracks in the cement, sloping, leaks, and other problems will appear. Also, make sure the pumps and heater are properly sized. Then, talk with the recent references to see how easy the company is to work with given their current workload. In all cases, query for their responsiveness to problems after installation; these problems are not unheard of and it is good to know that the company will work with you to rectify them. Finally, don't rely solely on the references provided by the company. Ask around to get the recommendations of other pool owners.

Maintenance

To keep your pool from becoming a stagnant pond, you will need to perform periodic maintenance on the water and pool systems. In all but the southern climates, you will need to prepare your pool at the start of the season and

"winterize" it when the season ends. And, like any other outdoor structure, pools need regular structural and equipment maintenance. Depending on how handy you are and how much time you wish to devote to pool maintenance, you may want to consider hiring a professional to perform this work for you.
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