What is the life expectancy of an above ground pool?

A properly maintained swimming pool will provide many years of fun and enjoyment. Always make sure to test and treat the water, as well as properly winterize. This will give you the longest possible time using your pool.

What is the life expectancy of an above ground pool?

The type of pool you select can be based on many factors, including:

  • budget
  • personal preference
  • the amount of building area you have

You can choose from inground, vinyl, fiberglass, or above ground.  Each pool type is available in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles and offer many optional features.  Based on your needs and expectations, we help guide you through selection, design, budget and more.

Get started designing your dream pool by giving us a call and setting up a meeting.

Do I need to have my above ground pool installed by a professional?

Pool installation is a task often best handled by the experts. While most above ground pools are designed to be easy and fast to install, a professional installation crew can provide you with assurances regarding getting the job done right the first time. However, spring and summer are the most hectic time for pool professional, so it’s very important to set a schedule and book a crew early if you want to make the most of your pool for the entire season. Find out when the pool can be installed and how long it will take before you make your purchase.

How do I get the most life out of my liner?

Start by being very careful with hand vacuums. Scraping them against the edge of the pool will cause little holes around the outer edge. Limit the use of automatic cleaners, running them only when the pool needs cleaning and not letting them sit in one spot for to long of a time. Most cleaners will have one or two spots where they tend to get stuck or hung up. These are usually the places where holes first develop.

Be careful with the chemicals you use. Make sure they are for vinyl liners and be sure whatever you put directly into the pool dissolves before it hits the bottom.

Eventually the part of the liner that is above water level and exposed to the most afternoon sun will start to dry rot. This starts with just a little discoloring and many years later may start to tear or rip. You can either try to shade that area or assume that when that happens it's just time to replace the liner.

What can I do to make my pool last longer?

First of all, don't let a leaky liner stay in your pool because the water will eat the wall away - either patch it or change it. Secondly, every time you change the liner, examine the inside wall of your pool. If you see any rust, sand it away and spray on some corrosion eliminator.

Other helpful tips:

  • Avoid sitting on or jumping off the pool rails.
  • Keep water in balanced ranges for longer lasting liner, plumbing, and equipment.
  • Open and Winterize pool properly.
  • Fix equipment faults before they become a complete failures.

How do I get an inground pool liner back in the track?

It depends on the type of coping and the age of the liner. If the liner is still pliable you can slightly lower the water level and then boil a kettle of water, pour water back and fourth over the area that is out. Once heated pull liner gently back into place. Note be very careful doing this. I would not attempt this on an old liner.

How do I know what size pump and filter I really need?

Your pump and filter will be sized according to the volume of water in your pool. The main objective of any filtration system is the ability to turn over all the water in your pool at least once within a period of 12 hours.

How long does it take to build a pool?

Different types of pools take different lengths of time to build and/or install. Since fiberglass pools come pre-engineered in one piece, they are the fastest inground pools to install, followed by inground vinyl pools. Above ground pools can be up and running in a matter of days since no excavation is required.

The length of time it takes to build a pool depends on many factors including the weather, the size of the pool and the features and options that you select. We will always give you an estimate on how long we think the job should take.

What is the Timmins by-law for swimming pools?

In Timmins, the main by-law pertaining to swimming pools deals directly with distances from fences. We must first ensure fences are installed following Timmins by-laws before we can use them for distance measurements. See link for more information -- https://timmins,civicweb.net/document/20700

How should I decide on the design of my pool?

Design choices are best made after you have decided how you are going to best use your new pool or spa. Family activities vary greatly depending on the age of the family.

I have a small and difficult yard to work with. Can I still have a pool?

Pool professionals can construct quality pools in yards of all shapes and sizes. Professional pool design and engineering teams can work with the most challenging properties. You’ll be surprised by our innovative solutions that can turn your dreams into a beautiful backyard resort. Before you give up on your impossibly small yard or hillside location, call us for professional advise.

How often should I change the water in my hot tub?

It is a good idea to completely drain and refill your hot tub every 12 weeks. If you do not use the hot tub as often, you can generally go 14-16 weeks between water changes. Making sure that your hot tub has fresh water will also guard against the possibility of the heater coil corroding prematurely, or bacteria growing in the water.

Can I change the depth in my pool?

Yes, the depth of your pool can be changed. There are pool owners who want to raise their deep end to match the shallow end and there are owners that want the shallow end made deeper. Either one is possible but must be done in conjunction with a new liner or pool finish.

Can my pump and filter be moved to a different location?

Absolutely! A good recommendation is putting the pump and filter in a location where it won’t be seen or heard but is easily accessible. This is often on the side of the house or behind a shed.

What features can I add to my pool area?

Whatever you can imagine can be added to your pool area including custom finishes, tile, decking, coping, lighting, water features, and specialty features such as rock waterfalls, raised spas with spillways, swim-up bars and underwater bar stools.

What swimming pool safety issues should I consider?

A few safety rules to always remember:

  • Never leave your pool empty for an extended period.
  • Never leave pool gates open.  Install self-closers on all gates leading into your yard.
  • If you see water in your pool or hot tub lighting, call a professional immediately.
  • Ensure that you have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) installed where appropriate.
  • Never leave children unattended around swimming pools or spas.

If you have more questions give us a call or go to the Contact Us page to send us an email. We would be more than happy to help.