FAQ

For questions not covered here, please feel free to contact us. One of our Pool specialists will be happy to answer your questions and schedule a no-obligation in home consultation.

How should I select my Pool Contractor?

Interview your prospective pool builder & ask for references of completed projects. What is their reputation in the community? What is their reputation with your local Better Business Bureau? At Crystal Pools, we believe in providing our customers with the highest quality skilled craftsmen using only the best in materials and equipment so as to provide you and your family with many years of enjoyment in your pool.

How much can I expect to pay for a pool?

There are many factors other than size that determine the cost of a pool. The most visible factors are: site conditions such as access & additional pool features such as adding a spa, waterfall or special decking. However, there are important factors to consider that aren’t visible on a pool proposal. If quality craftsmanship, top-notch materials & equipment, customer service are important to you, then Crystal Pools should be your contractor. We pride ourselves in providing the best in pool construction services for the Maryland & surrounding areas.

How long does does it take to build a pool?

Most pools take approximately 4 – 6 weeks to complete. At times; however, schedules are delayed due to rain, inspections by county inspectors, & unavailability of specially ordered items for your custom designed pool.

What options are available to finance my pool?

Most pool clients finance their project with a Home Improvement or Home Equity loan provided by most banks. If you are building a new home and adding a pool, most clients will finance all the new construction together. Generally, with this type of financing the interest will be tax deductible (always check with your tax advisor).

Can I clean my pool myself?

Upon completion of your new pool, we will give you instructions on all your pool maintenance needs. However, if you do not have the time or prefer to have someone else maintain your pool, we will refer you to a reputable company.

What kind of decking can I put around my new pool?

There are many choices of decking available to complement your home & new pool paradise. Maintenance free decking, flagstone, brick pavers, and stamped concrete are just to name a few of your options.

What is coping?

Coping is the 9” to 12” edge around your pool. Most pools are finished either with precast (safety grip), bullnose brick, or flagstone to complement the deck.

How do they dig the hole for the pool?

Size of the yard & access to the pool area will determine whether a backhoe or bobcat will be used to excavate your pool.

Do I have to put up a fence once my new swimming pool is built?

Check with your Home Owner’s Association; most require a fence for safety purposes in a subdivision. You may want a fence for your own protection. You may also want to check with your insurance agent.

What size are swimming pools?

With a custom designed pool from Crystal Pools, your backyard aqua paradise can be created in any shape & size to fit your needs and desires.

How much pool can I afford?

First determine how much your budget will allow and allow yourself an additional 10% above that amount in case you decide to add or change any features during the construction process. You may also want to include any additional costs for landscaping around your new pool.

How much will my electric bill increase?

Very little increase.

How much will it cost to maintain my new pool?

For the Do-it-Yourself person, the maintenance costs will run approx. $15-20 per month.

Before I buy an existing house, what do I need to know if I want to put a swimming pool in after I move in?

1. Find out where your utility easement is located. Note – the necessity to move utility lines either overhead or underground will be an additional cost.

2. Check with the Homeowner’s Association to ensure there are no restrictions that prevent you from installing your pool.

3. Find out where the septic system &/or any underground utilities are located.

4. Determine the ease of access, to the back yard, for heavy equipment operators.

We are building a New Home, what should we be aware of if we want to build a swimming pool?

1. See answers for question above.

2. Decide if you are financing your pool with your home or at a later date with a Home Improvement or Home Equity Loan.

3. Inform your home builder of your plans to install a pool so they can plan for enough room in your breaker box & the can locate utilities properly.

4. Decide where your pool will be situated on your property. Remember to keep in mind the location of your utility easements.

 

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  • Rising Sun, Maryland
  • Northeast, Maryland
  • Perryville, Maryland
  • Elkton, Maryland
  • Cecil County MD
  • Harford County MD

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