Pools

Ready to dive into a new pool project?

We specialize in custom vinyl liner in-ground swimming pools. We will work with you and recommend a shape and size based on the space in your backyard and the size of your budget. But keep in mind, we can make you ANY SIZE or SHAPE pool!

 

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You can choose:

  • SHAPE: rectangle is the most common in-ground pool shape, but there are many others to choose from.
  • SIZE: the most popular sizes for in-ground pools are 16’x32’, 18’x36’, or 20’x40’. For above-ground pools, the most popular sizes are 24’ round, or 15’x30’ oval.
  • SANITATION SYSTEM: traditional chlorine, salt water, and bromine systems are all available. See below for more information on each type of system.

 

Our team will help you design the perfect pool installation
and work to make your backyard dream a reality.

 

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Sanitation system overview

It can be a bit overwhelming to choose the sanitization system that is right for you. Salt water systems have become a popular option, and over the last few years many pool owners have converted their existing pools to salt water. But what is the real difference? Here is a quick run-down of the most popular sanitation systems.

 

TRADITIONAL CHLORINE

Chlorine has been the go-to method of pool sanitation for decades. Chlorine is a chemical used to keep swimming pools free of bacteria that can be harmful to swimmers. It kills both algae and bacteria, keeping the pool attractive, safe and sanitary. While the bacteria-killing properties of chlorine are very useful, traditional pool chlorination does have its disadvantages. Traditional chlorine has a distinctive smell that some find unpleasant. Also, when water chemistry is out of balance, traditional chlorine can cause skin to become itchy, fabrics to fade, and eyes to become red and irritated after long periods of swimming.

 

SALT WATER

Salt water pool chlorination is the latest trend in new pool installations, and many homeowners are converting existing pools to salt. Salt water systems are initially more expensive to install than traditional chlorine systems. However, their operation costs are less expensive, and over time this can make up for the higher upfront cost. Salt water chlorinators produce a constant level of chlorination through a process called electrolysis. Salt water passes through a chlorine generator to produce chlorine. So do not be fooled into thinking that chemicals are not needed in a salt water pool – they still require a balance of chemicals and salt levels. However, in salt water pools, swimmers enjoy safe swimming without the chlorine smell or skin and eye irritation associated with a traditional chlorine pool.

 

BROMINE

Bromine is a chemical that is very similar to chlorine in the way that it kills bacteria and harmful contaminants, but the two chemicals work in different ways. Bromine combines with bacteria in pool water to neutralize it in the same way that chlorine does, however unlike chlorine, a good portion of the bromine stays active even after combining with the bacteria. The weekly shock treatment will burn off the bacteria and harmful contaminants, leaving the bromine behind in the pool water to sanitize the pool again. The result is that the volume of chemical required to sanitize a pool is lower than the volume of chlorine needed to do the same job. Bromine is more costly than chlorine, however swimmers allergic or sensitive to chlorine find relief in using bromine.