Frequently Asked Questions
Make sure to interview your prospective builder very carefully. Here are a few things to consider:
What is the company’s reputation in the community?
Do you know a friend or neighbour who has used the same company with good results? If not, can the company provide you with numerous reliable references or customer report cards?
How does the company treat you as a potential customer?
How long has the principal of the company been in business?
How many pools have they built?
Will the company provide you with a clear written estimate so that you are not confused about what work will be done?
Will they finish the project on time?
Will they keep the property clean and safe throughout the construction process?
bluetongue pools are well known within the industry for offering unparalleled customer service. From helping you understand all of the design options, to clearly communicating what you can expect during the construction process, we make sure that you are well informed during each phase of the project.
Yes. Most studies show that a pool will increase the value of your home anywhere between 7% and 15% depending on where your house is located. It will also continue to increase in value throughout the years, just like your home.
Warranties are very important. At bluetongue pools, we provide you with the strongest possible guarantee. We are confident in the product we build or install a Barrier Reef fibreglass pool that we will offer a warranty that backs it up.
You should always ask for and compare warranties when requesting estimates from builders. You should also remember that a warranty is only as good as the company that issues it. Dozens of pool builders go out of business each year and if they are gone, so is your warranty.
Surprisingly, construction costs for the pool structure itself does not vary greatly from pool to pool. Prices can be affected slightly by ease of access onto your property, demolition requirements prior to construction and excavation costs.
These factors may also influence whether your site is better suited to a concrete or fibreglass pool.
The size and design of the pool affect the cost also, but not as much as you might think. Much of the variation in price is based on what is called ‘hardscape’. Hardscape is what is placed around your pool to enhance its design and ease of operation. Additional features such as a fully tiled pool, an in-floor cleaning and circulation system, LED lighting are all optional extras which can affect the overall cost. As the customer, you have the greatest influence on your total budget as you control the design of your pools hardscape.
An in-floor cleaning system is virtually maintenance free, you won’t even notice it’s there. It automatically cleans your pool, including steps, seats and swim out areas so you can spend your precious leisure time with family and friends.
The price of a pool is determined by much more than just the size and shape of that pool.
Unfortunately, many contractors do not include important factors that affect cost in the actual estimate they give you. This also means that you can get hit with hidden charges after construction has begun. Some important things to consider are:
quality of materials;
underground strength and durability;
time required for construction;
Blue Tongue Pools estimates always include the highest quality materials available, superior craftsmanship, expert design and unparalleled customer service. You also get the knowledge and expertise of more than 25 years of custom pool building experience and rest assured, we never submit a low introductory bid with the intent of making expensive changes later.
Depending on the season and the size of the pool, an average residential Concrete pool should take between 8-12 weeks from when your pool is approved.
Depending on the season and the size of the pool, an average residential Fibreglass pool should take between 1 – 2 weeks from when your pool is approved.
Blue Tongue Pools build pools year round, regardless of the weather.
However, the best time to build a swimming pool is before Spring and Summer which allows you to have your pool and surrounding landscaping done as the weather warms up.
In the past, pool maintenance was more of a chore. However with today’s technology and conveniences, owning a swimming pool is easier than owning a car! Pool chemical testing and maintenance, cleaning and pre-programmed filtration and heating can all be automated. Automatic pool cleaners and various sanitizing devices can also make your pool simple to maintain.
It is actually possible to build a pool at a low price. However you should be aware that to build a low cost pool, equipment, structural elements, craftsmanship and design are all compromised. Besides ending up with a pool that does not fit your property because of improper design, using poor quality construction materials can also put you and your family at risk.
The age-old adage is still true – you get what you pay for.
At bluetongue pools, we know that the cost difference between a great job and a poor job does not have to be significant. We will work with you to determine a budget that meets your needs and can custom design your pool to fit your financial parameters. The end result is a beautiful and dependable custom pool that is affordable and within your budget.
Each property has unique features that should be considered when your pool is being designed. At your request, a design expert from Blue Tongue Pools will meet with you at your home to discuss your pool needs and desires. We will ask you how you intend to use your pool.
Is exercise important? How about family use? What about location? Where will the pool look best when viewed from your home?
Our design expert may take photographs, video or sketches of your yard and then prepare a custom design that fits your needs and your budget.
Expert builders can construct quality pools in yards of all shapes and sizes. Our expert design and engineering team can work with the most challenging properties. You will be surprised by the innovative solutions that Blue Tongue
Pools can offer which will turn your dreams into a beautiful backyard resort. Before you give up on your impossibly small yard or hillside location, call us for design advice.
Technology is changing at an unprecedented rate, and swimming pools are no exception. Innovative water treatment options, fibre-optic lighting, spa products, remote controls, automatic cleaning systems and many other options are now available to make your pool easy to maintain and more enjoyable than ever.
Tell us what you would like and we can show you how to do it.
At bluetongue pools our goal is to provide you with an inspirational designed concrete pool or install a nationally recognised and innovative designed and constructed Barrier Reef Fibreglass pool. Our packages will include the highest quality components based on your needs and desires, expertise in delivery and a professionally and timely managed performance. We will achieve this through open and regular lines of communication with you to ensure your ongoing satisfaction with the services provided by bluetongue pools.
Thank you for considering Bluetongue Pools to be your pool builder. We understand this is an important decision and a big investment. We’re honoured to have the opportunity to offer our services and advice on how a swimming pool or spa should be built.
Call us today to begin your Bluetongue Pools experience.