If you are dreaming of a new pool and have questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Betz representative. In the meantime, here are a few of our most common inquiries.
A swimming pool is a significant investment so you will want to choose your builder with care. Two strong indicators of expertise and reliability are length of time in business and number of pools built. More important though, are client references. Ask for the names of at least three past clients and be sure to follow-up. An established company is in a much better position to stand behind its workmanship over the long term.
The time it takes to complete a pool project varies according to the complexity of the design and the scale of the construction. Inclement weather can also have an impact. Your project manager can usually give you a good idea of the timeline, but from start to finish, it could range from 2-3 weeks to a couple of months. Major backyard projects including full landscaping with structures and out buildings could range from two to three months.
Gunite is the premium pool construction method which uses steel-reinforced concrete and a specialty plaster interior finish to create the most durable, long-lasting pool shell available. It allows for the ultimate in design customization. See The Gunite Difference. A vinyl liner pool is constructed using galvanized steel walls, supported by boxed in steel "X" braces and set on a concrete base with a removable vinyl liner interior. A variety of shapes and sizes are available. Vinyl liner pools are a more affordable alternative to Gunite and will provide years of reliable backyard fun.
The cost of a swimming pool varies according to the type of construction (concrete or vinyl liner), size and shape of the pool, property access and demolition requirements, and to a greater extent, poolscape features such as decks, waterfalls, rock formations and outbuildings.
A pool is considered a dwelling extension and depending on its scale and features, may increase the cost of your home insurance. This is something to discuss with your insurance agent.
Like any worthwhile addition to your home, a swimming pool will benefit from proper maintenance. The basic requirements are checking the skimmer basket every day or so for leaves (especially in the fall) and testing the chemicals (recommended weekly). Basic automated equipment, such as pool cleaner and chlorinator will help cut down on maintenance chores. Of course, you can always choose to have the Betz trained service staff open and close your pool for the season, as well as perform weekly cleaning and chlorination duties.
Fencing is a mandatory requirement of a swimming pool installation and specifications are generally legislated by your municipality. Fortunately, many types of fencing can both enhance your landscape as well as provide for privacy and safety. For more information on safety see Pool Safety.
With today's time pressures, gas prices and the rising cost of recreational property, more and more people are opting to vacation at home. The consensus among realtors is that a top-quality pool installation can add value to your home. Need more proof? Look for the Betz name on quality real estate listings in your area.
The terrain of your yard can have a considerable impact on the design of your poolscape and construction logistics, particularly when there is a significant slope. One solution is to plan your pool on multiple levels to create an appealing natural look. This effect can also be built into yards with a flatter terrain.
Your Betz pool comes with the finest quality woven designer cover with matching water bags. Most other pools do not include a winter pool cover. For additional cover options see Pool Accessories.
Your pool's energy consumption will affect its operating costs as well as any impact on the environment. Here are some things you can do to reduce energy use.