Realizing & Maintaining Your Dream Pool

We here at The Pool Specialists take pride in the custom pools we design and build for our clients. Witnessing our customers reaction as their dream pool comes to fruition is priceless. Several factors play into the design of a custom pool. We specialize in custom gunite pools which provides greater longevity and flexibility in design than fiberglass and vinyl pools. Gunite pools are the superior construction material for pools and typically start in the $80,000-$100,000 range.

Our designers work with you every step of the way to answer questions and ensure your desires are met. The Pool Specialists is consistently recognized for our superior level of pool construction and customer service. Our team of designers and builders are in constant communication with our project managers to maximize efficiency and streamline workflow. We have a knack for consistently exceeding our customer’s expectations throughout the designing and construction process.

The dedication to our customers does not end once the pool is built. Our service department will help you clean and maintain the beauty of your pool weekly or bi-weekly, so you spend more time enjoying your investment and less time worrying. We also offer opening and closing services and brave the cold with our winter maintenance service.  Below you will find more details regarding our construction process and various service options.

Planning & Design

Looking to build a custom pool for your property? Let our team of planners & designers help get the process started. We will come out to answer any questions and scope out the property. Your ideas and visions will start coming to life after the initial consultation once our team creates preliminary drawings.

Layout & Construction

Once a design is finalized we take the dimensions of the pool design & engineering drawings, and lay it out onto the proposed site area. This provides an ideal opportunity to see the outlines of the actual size and shape of the pool. Any final changes to the size and location of the pool are made at this point before we break ground with excavation. Rest assured that our project managers are overseeing every step of the building process and coordinating with the designers and construction crew.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Schedule a weekly or bi-weekly pool maintenance plan and our team will clean and service your pool so you spend more time enjoying it and less time worrying. We guarantee your pool will be pristine and functioning properly in time for your weekend get-togethers. We also offer pool opening services so you can literally jump right in to the fun.

Restoration & Renovation

The Pool Specialists do not only specialize in building and maintaining custom pools. We also provide restoration services to salvage old deteriorating pools and make them like new again!

Cleaning & Maintenance Services

The Pool Specialists is committed to helping you maintain and service your custom designed pool. We have proudly become experts in every aspect of custom swimming pools.  Offering a variety of services, we provide a maintenance and service plan that covers all your pool needs.

Cleaning Services

Full Weekly Cleaning Service:

– Hose pool deck with high-pressure nozzle

– Clean tile with brush and cleaner

– Skim debris from water surface

– Empty skimmer baskets

– Vacuum debris from pool

– Test and treat water for proper chemical balance

– Backwash filter and clean pump basket

– Inspect pool equipment

– Leave a card explaining services performed

Additional Weekly Service Options:

– Twice weekly cleaning service

– Bi-weekly vacuum service

– Hot tubs are an additional charge

*Chemicals are not included in the cost of the above services.

Weekly Pool Check Service:

– Skim debris from water surface

– Empty skimmer baskets

– Test and treat water for proper chemical balance

– Backwash filter and clean pump basket

– Inspect pool equipment

– Leave a card explaining services performed

Additional Weekly Pool Check Options:

– Bi-weekly pool check service

– Hot tubs are an additional charge

*Chemicals are not included in the cost of the above services

Opening/Closing Services

Full Maintenance Opening:

– Removal of pool cover

– Empty and clean water tubes

– Clean pool deck and pump area

– Set up both pool-side equipment and main equipment

– Start pool once prep work is complete

– Vacuum pool
– Make recommendations for any necessary repairs

Additional Pool Opening Options:

Pool Opening w/o Pool Cleaning
We are offering this service for those customers who take care of their own pool during the season. This service includes everything above (except the cleaning of the interior of the pool)

Hot Tubs and Water Features
We are able to open your spa by itself or along with your pool.

Cover Storage
This service includes cleaning and storage of your pool cover(s). We will bring your cover(s) back to our shop, safely store and clean them with detergent. We will also inspect them for holes and recommend replacement if needed.

Acid Wash
If your pool’s surface is stained or looking dingy then sign up for our acid wash service. We will drain your pool and clean the surface using a light acid/water mixture.

*Outside water and electric must be turned on prior to your pool opening date. If we are unable to complete your pool opening because they were not turned on, then there will be an extra service charge for us to return and complete the opening

Winter Maintenance

Cover Cleaning and Water Removal Service

During the winter months, the weather can be unpredictable. One thing we know for sure is that we will get either rain or snow. If you have a safety cover, your pool will fill up water. Draining your pool will keep the water off your tile preventing tile damage due to freezing. If you have a regular tarp cover, it will fill up with water and debris. This stagnates water on top of your cover can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Winter Filter Special

Maintaining your filters media is important for keeping your water crystal clear through the swim season. We will perform all manufacturers recommended maintenance procedures:

  • Remove and clean filter elements

  • Replace sand

  • Lubricate all internal parts and inspect for damage

NOTE: Replacement media and parts are extra

Winter Water Maintenance – 1 or 3 Visit Options Available

Proper chemistry is crucial to preventing damage to your pool surface. The plasterers’ council recommends this service be performed once a month during the winter.

  • Pull back cover and test chemical balance

  • Add necessary chemicals

  • Replace any broken water tubes

NOTE: Chemicals and water tubes are extra

Salt Generator Cell Maintenance

Salt Generators require twice a year maintenance to remove scale build-up and keep the cells working properly.

  • Remove cell from plumbing

  • Soak in special cleaning solution

  • Use water pressure nozzle to gently wash away debris and reinstall

Heater Maintenance

Perform all manufacturers’ preventive maintenance and do system diagnosis to insure proper operation during swim season.

  • Open heater and remove all debris

  • Clean out burner tray

  • Diagnostic check and gas pressure supply check

Here are several additional services The Pool Specialists provide:

  • Equipment Repairs
  • Upgrades & Installations
  • Custom Covers
  • Salt Pool Systems & Care
  • Automation/Control Systems
  • Pool Schools

Designing & Building Your Pool

Building a pool does not have to feel overwhelming. Let us walk you through the systematic process of designing and building a custom gunite pool:

Pool Design

Pool Design

We start the design process by asking general information about their desired pool such as shape, size and depth. We then ask which pool and landscaping features they would like implemented into the initial design. We have the capability to create 3-D models of your design before we begin construction.  These models allow you to see all the elements of your pool design as they integrate to your existing or future home and backyard. At this stage, you can make revisions and improvements as necessary. Upon approval of your design, we use this layout and create detailed engineering drawings before moving on to the layout process.

Layout

Layout

This next stage is the first in the construction of your custom designed pool by the Pool Specialists. We take the dimensions of the pool design & engineering drawings and lay it out onto the proposed site area. This provides an ideal opportunity to see the outlines of the actual size and shape of the pool and allows you to visualize and make any changes to the size and location of the pool before we actually break ground with excavation.

Excavation

Excavation

Once the layout stage is complete we then proceed to excavate the grass, underlying soil, and rock in order to prepare the site for the pool construction. Access by heavy machinery is important to consider depending on your site’s accessibility.

Forming & Steel

Forming & Steel

Steel and wood are used to outline the shape and structure of your custom pool. This serves as the framework for a poolscape with high structural integrity. Before we start spraying the shell of your pool, all of the electrical and plumbing need to be placed.

Electrical & Plumbing

Electrical & Plumbing

Once we install all the plumbing and electrical components an inspection is called in to obtain approval before moving forward. We always ensure that the plumbing is pressure tested and the electrical meets the necessary city and state codes.

Gunite Application

Gunite Application

A team of experienced personnel applies the gunite using high-pressure hoses to create the tough inner shell of your new pool. Your pool design will start to become realized after the gunite concrete is applied and worked onto the forming structure revealing your dream pool’s final size and shape.

Tile & Coping

Tile & Coping

The Pool Specialists offer a wonderful selection of natural stone tiles, slates, ceramics, and mosaics. The pool coping can be crafted from natural stone or an assortment of other materials.

Masonry & Stone

Masonry & Stone

Our masons have a tremendous amount of pride in their craft. Our project managers help monitor quality control during the installation process to ensure that the work that is done is flawless and built to last.

Decking

Decking

The perimeter area surrounding your pool can be just as important aesthetically as the pool design and color itself. There are a variety of surfaces that are implemented here based on your design from the Sundek material or custom stone. If your design includes add-ons such as outdoor fireplaces, firepits, fountains, outdoor kitchens they will be addressed at this stage.

Plaster

Plaster

Our team of trusted plasterers move in to coat the pool shell with a durable, non-slip surface. It is blown onto the gunite and requires a quick, experienced and hard working crew to smooth the surface to assure a beautiful finish. This finish offers a refined texture and is available in a wide range of colors. The pool is then immediately filled with water following the application.

Fencing

Fencing

In order to meet building requirements, a fence must be installed around your pool for safety reasons. This is typically the final step in the construction process. Setback requirements may limit your fence location and often vary from municipality to municipality. Our team of designers coordinate and adhere to meet all codes and requirements.

Start-up & Training

Start-up & Training

Quite often a first-time pool owner can feel overwhelmed by the initial start-up and maintenance of the pool. We provide every homeowner with the necessary training on how to use the controls of the pool equipment, plus a complimentary manual that explains in great detail how to easily care for your pool. In addition, our service dept. is available to answer any questions you have regarding the care of your pool and equipment.