Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about building a custom pool? You've come to the right place!
We've answered lots of questions about custom pool building since we started in 1997. Below we have listed a some of the most common questions our customers ask.
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Florida Law states that we must protect access to the pool area from the home. This can be accomplished a number of ways through installation or combinations of State specified devices. These devices include alarms on windows and doors, baby barrier fences, safety covers and self closing and self latching doors. A screen or aluminum fence is not required by Florida law. We can help you choose what option is right for you.
South Florida Custom Pools was founded in May of 1997. In 2008 we became state certified as a commercial and residential pool/spa builder. We have many long term employees. Some have been with us for over 10 years. Please review our "About Us
" Tab and our testimonials
Educate yourself! Our best clients are also our most informed. Decide your preferences and dislikes by using research, pictures and consultation with our owner. Explicit, educated communication will ultimately lead to the best design and price for you. Also research your contractor choices. Compare all bids "apples for apples". The options available for each pool project are endless and varied. Please review our "About Us
" tab for more information on us.
Complexity of design and construction are the major factors here. Generally speaking a “typical” residential project will take 4 to 8 weeks to complete once a building permit has been issued. If your pool is being constructed in conjunction with the construction of a new home, then our goal is to finish the pool in harmony with the completion of the home.
No, we do not use subcontractors. Our pools are built by our own in house "drug free workplace" employees.
Most people asking this question are looking for the lowest "ball park" estimate of adding a pool to their home. Our quotes generally include permitting fees, variable speed energy efficient pump and a quality filter, electric hookup, child barrier fence, and a 400sq ft deck. Each project however is unique. The size of your deck and pool, and what feature you consider important in your own pool, will obviously affect the price. Our goal is to give you the pool you want at a very competitive price. Contact us for a free consultation and quote for your specific pool project.
No, unless the pool is of extraordinary design. All pricing is done by lineal footage, square footage, etc. This means you are paying for the volume of water your pool holds, not the shape it is held in. You can have virtually any shape at ordinary pricing. It’s important to note that every 15 x 30 freeform pool is not the same. The pool volume can vary greatly along with the actual swimming space you will receive. This is why we are willing to compare “apples to apples” for you with bids from different companies. Call us for a quote . We can help you make the comparisons.
Experienced local loan professionals are the best places to find pool loans. The links on our website are not a quicker or easier way to get a pool loan than simply visiting your local bank. For more information see financing
under our pool decision tab.