Do you have a dream? Maybe it’s just an idea. Is it a tropical getaway? A backyard water park? Maybe you are just thinking of a great place to have fun with family and friends. Whatever the dream, Quality Pools can make it happen. If you need help dreaming, we can do that too!
Bringing families together
Imagine letting the stress of the day melt away as you sink into your own luxurious spa or take a few laps in the pool. Imagine family and friends gathering together for summer backyard barbeques around the pool. Imagine creating your own tropical retreat where you and your family will enjoy making countless memories to treasure for a lifetime. Imagine the look on your children’s faces when you tell them they are getting a pool. Whatever you can imagine, Quality Pools will be there, not only to make it happen, but to help you discover what you never knew you were missing.
1. Spend time with family:
When you build a swimming pool, you create a fun, relaxing place for your family to spend time together. What better way to see the kids than to create a fun and safe place to get away – right in your own backyard!
2. Host a party:
With the hot days and cool evenings of central Ohio summers, a pool is a great way to entertain. Invite your friends and neighbors over for dinner and a dip.
3. Stay healthy and lose weight:
Instead of commuting through rush hour traffic to a gym, you can exercise in your own pool. Swimming provides a total body workout and is low impact and easy on your joints.
4. Relax, relax, relax:
After a long day at work there is no better way to unwind and de-stress than a few laps in the pool.
5. Increase the value of your house:
According to research conducted by Florida State University, an in-ground swimming pool can increase the value of your home from 8 to 15 percent.
6. Beat the summer heat:
Don’t retreat into the air conditioning. Beat the heat by jumping into the pool.
7. Wise use of your money:
Who wants to wait in long lines at the airport or amusement parks when you can have a vacation in your backyard. In the long run, a pool is cheaper than going to the beach every year and will last longer too.
8. Having a resort in your backyard:
A well-designed pool is much more than a water filled hole. It can be an outdoor oasis and retreat from everyday life. Amenities such as waterfalls, spas and others can serve as an inviting centerpiece.
9. Do you know where your kids are?
A pool in the backyard makes your home a safe and convenient gathering place for your kids and their friends.
10. Fun for years to come:
Owning a pool is an investment that will repay itself many times over in memories and time spent with family and friends.
1. A pool is too expensive:
Owning a pool is easier than you may think and there are many features and options that make a pool reasonably priced.
2. I’ll spend more time maintaining my pool than using it:
There are many automated options that make a pool less time consuming including automatic chlorinators, robot cleaners, etc. Plus, you can always hire a professional to do the job.
3. My electric bill will go up too much:
The cost of electricity in central Ohio is still low compared with more expensive places like California. The use of energy efficient motors and properly designed pools help ensure you only use what is needed.
4. My backyard will be ruined for the whole year:
The majority of pools are completed in just a month or two. An understanding of the construction process will help you understand what will happen to your backyard and develop realistic expectations. There are many unforeseen factors that can delay a project and a good builder will communicate any delays.
5. I’m afraid of getting taken by a dishonest builder:
Just as in any building or home improvement project, you should always check a builder’s credentials, ask for references and visit completed pools.
6. Pools require constant care:
Always ask questions about the longevity of the type of pool you are considering. Proper maintenance and care can ensure years of smooth operation.
7. I’m afraid of the risk of accidents or drowning:
Proper layers of safety such as fencing, door alarms, automatic safety covers, proper adult supervision, etc., make for an enjoyable experience. Some experts believe that pools save lives by teaching children how to swim at a young age.
8. Will my homeowner’s insurance cost more?
You should always check with your agent to get an accurate understanding of how a pool will affect your insurance.
9. I’m afraid financing will be difficult:
There are a variety of methods to finance a pool, but the most popular is a home equity loan, which also means more manageable monthly payments rather than a lump sum payment.
10. My home will be difficult to resell with a pool:
Contrary to popular opinion there are many studies that show pools will increase the resell value of your home.
What are you waiting for? You have been dreaming about a backyard getaway for years. Now it is time to take the plunge. From the initial meeting to starting up the pool, working with Quality Pools will be a breeze.
Experience exceeding your expectations
Imagine being able to wrap personal relaxation, family fun and innumerable health benefits into one robust package. Pool and spa ownership adds a unique richness and value to your life, not to mention to your home. Quality Pools provides you with the smooth, superior experience you deserve. From the initial meeting, through installation and beyond, you will be impressed with our team, our products and our services that can last you and your family a lifetime.
No one has ever looked back on their life and wished they had spent less time relaxing.
Just as every backyard is different, so is every pool and each owner’s expectations. From the beginning phases to completion you can be assured that Quality Pools is committed to making your experience a pleasant one.
We leverage our 40 years of experience to streamline everything from contract signing, to permits and inspections, to coordinating other contractors. This enables you to envision the finished project while we sweat the small stuff.
Here is what to expect
While every custom pool is different, the design and construction process are generally the same.
We provide an in-home consultation for free. One of the first questions we ask is, “Why do you want a pool?” By asking this question we remove any preconceived notions and listen to you. After all, it is your swimming pool and you should get what you want. We will then review the site to determine the best location for the pool while considering available sunlight, existing structures, access and your desires.
You will receive a customized proposal. Based upon our conversations regarding the overall design of the project you will receive a customized proposal detailing the entire scope of the project.
After you say, “Yes!” Because of our years of experience and our reputation we can streamline the process of obtaining approvals. Our document services staff provides the building departments with drawings that include: site plans, cross sections, plumbing layouts, equipment schematics, Americans with Disabilities Act compliances and anything else required so there are no delays in obtaining the proper approvals.
What happens to your backyard? Rest assured that we will treat your backyard as if it were our very own. The process of building a pool can transform your backyard into something unrecognizable, but we will take the care necessary keep it clean and safe for your family.
When the pool is complete. If you prefer to maintain the pool yourself we will provide you with a show ‘n tell to explain the overall operation of the pool and provide you with a teaser course on water chemistry. If you prefer a professional do the work for you our service department will be there for you.
Swimming Pools: The pool industry has come a long way since we started in the 1960s. With today’s innovations in manufacturing and design, if you can dream it then it can be built. From vinyl liner to fiberglass, concrete and stainless steel we have a pool to match your dreams and your budget.
Environmentally friendly features such as automatic safety covers, LED lighting and energy-efficient, variable-speed pumps allow you to reduce your energy consumption by 30-90% so you can save the environment and enjoy your pool at the same time.
Hot Tubs & Spas: Are you seeking the rejuvenating aspects of a spa, but desire something unique for your backyard rather than a spa off of a shelf? Then a custom-designed and built spa is what you need. View a few samples in the gallery for inspiration then contact us to realize your dreams.
Water Features: Nothing can transform a landscape like a water feature. The sounds of trickling water create a tranquil, soothing escape from everyday life. Water features can be incorporated into your pool or spa or built as a standalone attraction at your home. Choose from scuppers, spillways, spouts, sconces or natural boulders to enhance your backyard oasis.
Are you ready for some fun? Your pool is complete. The construction crews have left. The sun is shining. There is only one thing left to do – enjoy it! From pool parties to early morning exercise to a quiet evening at home, your new backyard oasis is the perfect place for entertaining, relaxing and enjoying life.
Helping you enjoy your new lifestyle
Indulging in your new, distinguished lifestyle is just one of the serendipities attributed to owning pools and spas. After the all the decisions have been made, your design and style have been finalized, and installation is complete, Quality Pools wants you to enjoy your personal oasis free from worry and concern. We continue our care by servicing your system so that its beauty and functionality may be maintained for many fun-filled years to come.
The following tips are courtesy of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals.
Responsible Adult Supervision is Key
There should always be an adult designated to maintain constant visual contact with children whenever they are near, or could get near, any body of water.
An exposed suction outlet (drain) presents a serious danger to children and adults. All drains must be protected by an approved cover. If any outlet cover is broken, loose, or missing, you should close the pool immediately and contact an industry professional to make the necessary repairs. For more information on how to prevent entrapment injuries, or to learn whether your pool or spa has the proper approved covers, contact an industry professionial or the APSP.
Layers of Protection
In addition to supervision, APSP supports the concept of “layers of protection.” This means the pool, spa, or hot tub is equipped with several devices to delay unsupervised access or warn of a child’s presence. Following are some options for protecting children and preventing accidents:
- Fencing: Isolate the swimming pool with a minimum four-foot-high enclosure.
- Safety Covers: An impenetrable covering that completely covers the pool, spa, or hot tub will prevent access to the water when there is not supervision.
- Alarms: Alarms are available for doors, fences, in pools, and as a clip-on for children. Alarms detect unwanted entrances to your pool, spa, or hot tub.
- Rope and Float Line: Place these across your pool to alert swimmers to the separation of the deep end from the shallow end of the pool.
- Rescue Equipment: Equipment such as a life ring and shepherd’s hook should be placed near the pool in an easily accessible spot.
- Posted Emergency Information: Post all CPR, other emergency information, and warning signs, as well as the emergency phone number – 911 – near the pool, spa, or hot tub.
- Outside Telephone: Be sure to have a telephone in case you need to summon help.
It is known by many names: water aerobics, aquatic therapy, treading water and swimming laps to name a few, but they all mean the same thing – a healthier you! Many land exercises can be hard on your muscles and joints. Exercising in water can provide relief to your aching body. The water supports your body weight and provides resistance for muscle strengthening while swimming and water aerobics provide great cardio-vascular, low impact workouts. Swimming also burns lots of calories, the average person will burn 900 calories per hour while swimming.
A swimming pool can be intimidating and overwhelming for new owners; however, we are here to help. If you prefer to maintain the pool yourself we will provide a show ‘n tell to give you an idea of how the pool equipment operates, how to keep the pool clean and how and when to add chemicals. We recommend that new owners create a routine until they are comfortable with how the pool operates. This routine should include…
- Test the water every day
- Clean out the pump and skimmer baskets
- Check over the equipment to make sure everything is operating properly
- Vacuum the pool to remove leaves and other debris
- Backwash the sand filter or clean the cartridge filter
After a few weeks you will lean how your pool operates and be able to adjust the frequency of the above routine to an as needed basis. If you need help our showroom is stocked with a full line of pool and spa chemicals and also has a complete water testing station on which we can test your water and provide a personalized readout of results.
If you only want to enjoy the pool, we provide a professionally trained service staff to meet your needs ranging from weekly service to equipment repair and replacement.
Contact us today!
Learn more about making your family’s dream of owning a swimming pool or spa come true and contact Quality Pools today. Our professional and knowledgeable staff are here to answer any questions.