FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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What sets Gilbert Pool Patio & Landscape Design apart from other swimming pool builders?
When the time comes to start researching and gathering ideas for your own swimming pool, you can go to any builder’s website and see pictures of their projects they build and you might even be able to get some generalized pricing and budget ideas. Gilbert Pool Patio & Landscape Design has founded and built ourselves upon not only building the highest quality pools, spas, and backyard dreams – but, we have also built our reputation by maintaining long-lasting relationships with our clients, even after your project is done.
Does Gilbert Pool Patio & Landscape Design have an online form to help me share my pool or project ideas?
Who will I be dealing with during construction? How often will I be updated on the progress of construction?
You will have a single point of contact. We are in constant communication with our clients throughout the construction project. You will often be updated daily as to progress made. At a minimum, we will reach out at least 2-3 times per week with updates and we are always here to answer any questions that arise.
Is a fence required?
Just about every city has their own requirements for providing a safety barrier to your pool. Some require fencing, some do not, and some site conditions will require different perimeter protection. Your designer will inform you of your city’s requirements and all options available to you.
When do I learn how to use the pool?
After we fill your pool with water, we will go through a start-up orientation with you and provide initial chemicals, brush, pole, net and test kit. We will also provide you a thorough explanation of all pumps, systems, and maintenance requirements. We also work very closely with a pool cleaning and start-up service that we can refer if that would make your more comfortable.
Is a pool hard to maintain?
A properly designed pool should require less than 15-20 minutes of maintenance a week by yourself or a professional.
How do you get into my backyard to dig my pool?
It depends on the individual situation. We use small sized equipment to obtain access to walk-thru gates. When necessary, we will take down a section of your wall or gates in order to dig the pool and replace it after we finish digging. I am sure that we have a solution to fit your situation.
What if I have a small or difficult yard to work with?
A difficult site brings out the best in our designer. We specialize in creating unique designs for unique situations and thoroughly enjoy a good challenge, pending the setbacks and codes for each city…anything is typically possible.
Will a pool increase the value of my home?
Pools and landscapes are among the most frequent home improvements in the nation and can add monetary value as well as perceived value. There is no real answer to this question, some people love pools and only look for homes for sale with pools, while other people only love spas but not pools. There are many variables to this pending each individuals perceived value of what it is worth to them.
How much does a pool cost?
All projects are different, but typical Pool Patio & landscape projects range from about $100,000 up to $1 million +. Therefore it is important to try and get your budget number in place while in the pre-planning stage. Not only will this help keep everyone on the same page while in design, but it will also allow us to tell you what is and what is not possible to build, it will also help with material selection and design features. We always want to give you the highest quality product and best design within your budget parameter.
How long does it take to build a custom pool?
The average project takes 12-16 weeks to complete. More elaborate projects can take up to 6-12 months or more depending on the design, location, size, features, and complexity.
What are your design fees?
Every project is unique. Our competitive design fee will account for the detailed scope of work involved. Contact Us today for a free consultation and we can go from there.
What type of projects do we design?
We have built an unparalleled reputation in the swimming pool. We also specialize in outdoor living areas, outdoor barbeque islands, outdoor kitchens, cabanas, water features, and landscape design (please see our “services” page for more detail). We can pretty much design anything, so if you have any creative ideas or designs that are not listed, please don’t hesitate to contact us.