FAQs - We Will Help, Details, Options
Q – Can you help me design the best pool for my backyard?
A - Certainly! We will help you select the right size, shape and overall layout of the best pool for the area you have to work with. We understand that each home is different and each homeowner's tastes and styles are different. We will help you with all of the details, including any add-on options, such as waterfalls, landscaping, etc. that you want to include.
Q - Will you help me with questions and warranty after my pool is completed?
A - We build relationships. Just because we've completed your pool does not mean that our relationship ends. We will be with you to help in any way we can.
Q - Your construction crew finished installing steel today and it looks like they forgot to form the steps. Is this the correct procedure?
A - Yes. The steps are formed with gunite.
Q - Who do I contact if I have questions during the construction of my swimming pool?
A - You should contact your construction supervisor – Brent Dozier.
Q - Do I need to be home for any part of the construction process?
A - Although it is not necessary for you to be home during the construction of your pool, we will need access to your breaker box. If we are installing a remote system, we will also need access to the inside of your home during the electrical wiring of the pool.
Q - My pool was plastered today and is filling up with water. How long will it take to fill up and what do I need to do?
A - The time it takes to fill a pool varies due to factors such as pool size and water pressure, but usually takes between 24 and 48 hours. It is very important that you do not shut the water off until the water level has reached the middle of the tile line. At that point, turn off your water and contact your construction supervisor to schedule the start-up process.
Q - What should I expect during the start-up process?
A - Your construction supervisor will take control of your swimming pool after it is full. The process usually takes between 2 and 3 weeks to complete and includes starting up and inspecting all equipment, programming all controls, and completely balancing the pool water. Your construction supervisor will make several visits to your pool to complete this process.
Q - What am I responsible for during the start-up process?
A - You will need to brush all plaster surfaces 3 times a day for the first week, 2 times a day for the second week, and once a day for the third week. In addition, it is recommended that you empty your skimmer baskets regularly.
Q - What happens after the start-up process?
A - When your construction supervisor has finished the start-up process, you will be contacted to schedule "pool school". This is when you will learn how to control and maintain your new swimming pool.
Q - How much time is required to take care of a swimming pool?
A - With innovative technology and equipment today, owning a pool is easier than ever. Most owners will choose some sort of automation to operate their pool, which will be set on a consistent schedule. You can estimate to spend 5-10 minutes per week doing minimal pool maintenance or you may opt to have our maintenance department clean your pool weekly, so all you have to do is spend your time relaxing.
Q - Will a pool increase the value of my home?
A - Yes. Most studies show that a pool will increase the value of your home anywhere between 5% and 15% and tremendously aids in the resale of your home to prospective buyers.
Q - Is there any truth to ads promising pools at very low prices?
A - It is possible to build a pool at a low price, however, equipment, structural elements, and craftsmanship will all be compromised. Poor quality construction will undermine the integrity of the pool and possibly put your family at risk. At Dozier Construction, we are committed to delivering a quality product that will fit within your budget and achieve your backyard dream.
Q - Is it okay to remodel my pool during the winter?
A -Remodeling a swimming pool during the winter has a number of advantages. Obviously, pools are generally not used as much in the winter and your family will not be without the use of the pool during the swim season. Since the pool renovation business is somewhat cyclical, it is also easier to obtain desired scheduling when we are not in the summer "busy season".
Q -How long will it take to remodel my pool?
A -The length of time a pool will be under construction for renovation is directly related to the extent of the work we are performing. Pools that are being refinished with plaster or Diamond Brite finish can be operational in 10 days or less. Pools that require tile and coping or are being extensively remodeled require additional construction time. Be assured that when a project commences Dozier Construction will make every effort to consistently move the job along and complete your project in a timely manner.
Q - Our project has started, but crews do not always arrive first thing in the morning and some days they do not come to the job site at all. Is this normal?
A - Our crews are trained to perform specific pool remodel functions and it is therefore not unusual for a crew to be scheduled on more than one job in a day. Depending on where the pool is, relative to the schedule, it is quite normal to see people arrive at mid-day or even in the late afternoon. Generally, off days are planned for inspections by the city and to allow material to fully dry before the next phase of construction, or to provide schedule spacing in the event more time is needed for phase completion than anticipated.
Q - Are there any phases of construction which are particularly messy?
A -While our crews make every attempt to minimize the impact upon the area surrounding your pool, a remodel site can be dusty. We therefore recommend that pool furniture and potted plants be moved away from the pool area while construction is in progress. It is also suggested that windows be kept shut near the pool for the duration of the pool remodel.