Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers on our frequently asked questions page. You can read about things like; what to consider when you interview your prospective builder and what is involved in owning or building a pool.
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Selecting The Right Builder

Selecting The Right Builder

Here are a few things to consider when you interview your prospective builder.

  • What is the company’s reputation in the community?
  • Do you know a friend or neighbor who has used the same company with
  • good results? If not, can the company provide you with reliable references or customer report cards?
  • How does the company treat you as a potential customer?
  • Will the company provide you with a clear written estimate so that you’re not confused about what work will be done?
  • Do they have a history of finishing projects on time?
  • Is the company in good standing with your local Building Department, the State Department of Consumer Affairs and/or Contractor’s Board?
  • Will there be any additional charges after the construction process has begun?
  • Will they keep your property clean and safe throughout the construction process?

Seacrest Pools is dedicated to offering excellent customer service. From helping you understand all of the design options, to clearly communicating what you can expect during the construction process, we make sure that you are well informed during each phase of the project.

Will a Pool Increase the Value of my Home?

Yes. Most studies show that a pool will increase the value of your home anywhere between 7% and 15%, depending on where your house is located. It will also continue to increase in value throughout the years, just like your home.

What about Warranties?

Is there a Guarantee? Is my investment well-protected?

Warranties are very important. At Seacrest Pools, we provide you with the strongest guarantee in the South Florida swimming pool industry. We are confident in the product we build and we offer a warranty that backs it up. You should always ask for and compare the warranties when requesting estimates from builders.

How Much Work is Involved?

How much work is involved in owning and caring for a swimming pool?

With today’s technology and conveniences, owning a swimming pool is easier than ever. Automatic pool cleaners and various sanitizing devices along with preprogrammed filtration and heating can all be automated making pool maintenance simple.

What are These Low Prices All About?

Why do some pool companies advertise promising pools at very low prices?

There are dozens of factors that impact the cost of a pool. An ethical pool builder will not quote you a price without a yard survey and specific design for your yard. Many contractors will give you an artificially low price to entice you to have a salesman come to your home. Any pool builder that uses this “bait and switch” technique should be avoided.

At Seacrest Pools, we know that the cost difference between a great job and a poor job doesn’t have to be significant. We will work with you to determine a budget that meets your needs. We can custom design your pool to fit your financial parameters, and we’ll also help you secure the appropriate financing. The end result is a beautiful and dependable custom pool that is affordable and within your budget.

Why Does Job Pricing Vary?

Why do cost estimates vary so much when the pools seem to be the same?

The price of a pool is determined by much more than just the size and shape of that pool. Unfortunately, many contractors don’t include important factors that affect cost in the actual estimate they give you. This also means that you can get hit with hidden charges after construction has begun. Some important things to consider are:

  • Quality of Materials
  • Craftsmanship
  • Design Expertise
  • Underground Strength and Durability
  • Customer Service
  • Time Required for Construction
  • Warranties
  • Does the estimate include the cost of the electrician, gas plumber, and all other subcontractors

Seacrest Pools’ estimates always include the highest quality materials available, superior craftsmanship, expert design, and excellent customer service. You also get the knowledge and expertise of more than 24 years of custom pool building experience. And we never submit a low introductory bid with the intent of making expensive changes later.

What Factors Affect the Cost?

What factors affect the cost of my swimming pool?

Surprisingly, construction costs for the pool structure itself do not vary greatly from pool to pool. Prices can be affected slightly by ease of access onto your property, demolition requirements prior to construction, and local permit costs. The size and design of the pool affect the cost too, but not as much as you might think.

Much of the variation in price is based on what is called “hardscape.” Hardscape is what is placed around your pool to enhance its design. The size and materials used in your deck, patios, waterfalls, gazebos, planter walls, and other features can be simple or sensational. As the customer, you have the greatest influence on your total budget as you control the design of your pool’s hardscape.

What About Financing?

Is financing readily available for this type of project?

Yes. And it’s probably easier than you think. Tens of thousands of Floridians have discovered they can give their families a beautiful new pool by simply taking the equity in their home and converting it to cash. It’s easy, inexpensive, and can even be very tax wise.

You can also use your swimming pool financing to generate additional funds for other home improvement projects or to pay off other high interest, non-deductible credit cards. This often results in savings that literally pay for the home improvement.

Should I Consider My Own Pool?

Should I consider building my own pool as a homeowner?

Not a good idea. And you can bet that equipment suppliers and other contractors will charge you more than the actual value of the materials and work. Even the experts encounter incredible challenges during pool construction. Years of experience, knowledge, and specific training go into the construction of every Seacrest pool. Plus, everything is guaranteed.

How Do You Design A Pool?

How should I decide on the design of my pool?

Each property has unique features that should be considered when your pool is being designed. So does your family. At your request, we will meet with you at your home to discuss your pool needs and desires. We will ask questions like; how do you intend to use your pool? Is exercise important? How about family use? What about location? Where will the pool look best when viewed from inside your home? We may take photographs, video, or sketches of your yard. Then we’ll prepare a custom design at no charge… a design that fits your needs and your budget.

I Have A Small Yard...

I have a small and difficult yard to work with. Can I still have a pool?

Expert builders can construct quality pools in yards of all shapes and sizes. There are innovative possibilities for turning even the most challenging properties into the backyard resort of your dreams. So, don’t give up on your “impossible”or small yard call us for design advice.

What Options Do I Have When Adding A Pool?

Are there any additional options available to add to my pool?

Technology is changing at an unprecedented rate, and swimming pools are no exception. Innovative water treatment options, color lighting, spa products, remote controls, automatic cleaning systems, and many other options are now available to make your pool easier to maintain and more enjoyable than ever. Tell us what you would like, and we can show you how to do it.