Frequently Ask Questions:
When someone is constructing a new pool or updating their current one, they often have a multitude of questions. Throughout Flamingo Pool & Spa's many years in the business, they have heard most of them, more than once.
In this section of the website, they will attempt to answer the the most common questions. If they do not answer your particular questions, please do not hesitate to ask them personally. Thank you!
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? At Flamingo Pool and Spa, 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. We invite you to check out our credentials.
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 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 and additional pool features such as adding a spa, waterfall or special decking. However, there are other important factors that are not as readily visible. You will save money on your pool construction and future maintenance, if you use quality craftsmen, materials and equipment.
How long does it take to build a pool?
Most residential pools take approximately 4 - 6 weeks to complete. Commercial pools will vary according to their complexity. While at times even the best schedules are delayed due to rain, inspections by city inspectors, and the availability of specially ordered items, at Flamingo Pool & Spa, we will keep you informed and complete your pool in a timely manner.
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, Flamingo Pool & Spa has you covered with our “Total Care Pool Service.”
What kind of decking can I put around my new pool?
There are many choices of decking available to complement your home & new pool. Kool deck, flagstone, brick pavers, and stamped concrete are just a few of your options. You may view a selection of pavers here
What is gunite?
Gunite is the mixture of cement/sand that is used for the shell of your pool. It is sprayed on the steel rebar lining your pool for strength.
What is plaster?
Plaster provides a water tight seal that is applied over the gunite shell & is available in a variety of colors. White is the most common color of plaster. You may view a selection pool finishes here
What is coping?
Coping is the 8 " to 12" edge around your pool. Most pools are finished either with precast (safety grip) or bullnose brick to complement the deck. You can view a selection of coping here
What kind of tile is available?
Flamingo Pool and Spa have a wide variety of tiles to choose from to create just the right look for your pool. You can view selection of tile here.
What size are swimming pools?
With a custom designed gunite pool from Flamingo Pool and Spa, your backyard aqua paradise can be created in any shape & size to fit your needs and desires.