New Pool Construction FAQ

we answered all your swimming pool construction questions

Are you thinking about building a swimming pool? Do you have questions about how it works? We get it. We’ve answered the most frequently asked questions about building a new pool. Read our New Pool Construction FAQ below.

We’re interested in a swimming pool, but don’t know where to start?

Well, the best place to start is a quality builder and a realistic budget. A swimming pool is an investment that you and your family can enjoy for years to come. Swimming pools are complex systems, and we’re here to educate you on what matters most. Read through this FAQ and then speak to our highly-trained designers on how we can help.

How much does a swimming pool cost?

A swimming pool is a long-term investment, where quality and cost matter. In terms of cost, most of our custom swimming pools range between $45,000 and $150,000.

What affects the price of a swimming pool?

Swimming pool prices vary because many factors that go into building them. Size, type of finish, elevation, equipment, permits, and access all contribute to costs. The only way for us to give a targeted figure is to measure your yard and discuss these options via a consultation.

Why do some builders quote such low prices?

  • Many builders choose cost over quality and longevity. They hire subcontractors, copy and paste designs (regardless if they fit), and use cheap materials. 
  • Be aware of tons of addendum’s. Some builders will quote an incredibly low price, but it’s a basic pool. To get the pool you actually want, you’ll need upgrade after upgrade. What was at first a great deal, may quickly snowball into much more. 
  • Compare like with like. We are the ONLY builder and applicator of PebbleTec Pool Finishes in Sacramento. We install Pentair Variable-Speed Pumps and UV/Ozone systems. Many builders do not.
  • Many companies are just builders. Meaning when the pool is complete, they’re gone. We are your warranty station; we have a repair department, we offer free delivery and have weekly maintenance.

All these factors contribute to the quality of the finished product. If you want a swimming pool and the bottom line is all that matters, we get it, but we’re not that builder. We’re here to build it the right way, with the best practices in the industry, so that you can enjoy your investment longer.

Do you offer swimming pool financing?

We do not directly, but we’ve partnered with several fantastic home-improvement and swimming pool lenders. Visit our financing page to see all your swimming pool financing options.

How long does it take to build a swimming pool?

Construction times depend heavily on size, complexity, and time of the year. For a basic swimming pool, estimate between 10-14 weeks for construction. Remember that weather, demand, and permitting are incredibly crucial to your timeline and may affect your project timeline.

When is the best time to install a pool?

We build year-round! Keep in mind our building schedule is demand-based, and we do see a spike in projects as it gets warmer. If you’re worried about demand, think about Late Summer/Early Fall! But no matter what time of year, we can help. Speak with a designer about or schedule and how we can build your dream pool today!

Are You a Licensed and Insured Builder? 

Yes, Geremia Pools and Landscaping is fully licensed and insured contractors for swimming pools, landscaping, and repair.

How does the design process work?

Our process begins with a phone consultation with a designer to understand your swimming pool goals. From there, if you feel Geremia is a good fit, we schedule an on-site consultation to measure your yard. With your input, our designer will then create a full design and estimate for the project. If you accept, then we will schedule your start date, and you’re on your way to owning your own custom-built Geremia Pool!

If you want to read about our entire design process, visit our process page for details.

What other services & products do you offer for a backyard?

As a complete backyard builder, we offer several services for our customers. We build swimming pools, spas, and decking. We install cutting-edge UV and Ozone systems. Plus, smart-phone enabled controllers, and so much more.

We also have a complete landscaping division that can build everything from outdoor kitchens to fireplaces. See our landscaping service page to see our full list of services.

Do you build swimming pools for small backyards?

We can work with any size yard. We have built over 20,000 swimming pools in the Sacramento area, and we have seen it all. Your designer will work with you on how best to use the space to achieve the results you’re looking for.

What happens if something isn’t working right?

Unlike most builders, we have an in-house service department to help you if anything isn’t working right. If you have questions, our CPO certified technicians can walk you through it. Visit our repair page to see everything we can help.

How do I maintain my swimming pool?

Once your project is complete, our start-up technician will go over the entire equipment pad, water chemistry, and maintenance. If taking care of your swimming pool is too much, we also offer weekly maintenance. We have multiple levels of service to fit whatever you need. Visit the weekly maintenance page here.

ready to speak to one of our designers?

Our team of expert designers are ready to help you build the backyard of your dreams. We can help you through all stages of the process and answer any questions you have. Just book a simple consultation below and see precisely why you should choose Geremia Pools & Landscaping for your project.

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