Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve never had a pool before, the decision to install one might be difficult. In fact, it’s not uncommon for the process to take two to three years from the initial consideration to actually having a pool in the ground.
There are many factors involved in the decision-making process and we hope this section and the rest of the information in our website will make it a little easier. If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask us.We’d be happy to help!
What types of pools do you build?
We build steel wall, vinyl-liner in-ground pools for residential use.
What are the advantages of a vinyl-liner pool?
Some of the advantages include price, speed of installation, durability to withstand the change of seasons, ability to be manufactured to virtually any shape desired, beautiful appearance, and ease of maintenance.
Does my pool have to be shaped like a rectangle?
No, your options for pool shape are virtually limitless. Our design consultant can help you choose a shape that best fits your needs.
My family is into fitness. Do you build pools for specific activities?
We can customize a pool for your specific needs, such as for fitness, sport (volleyball/basketball), entertaining, etc.
How long will it take to build my pool?
If the Indiana weather cooperates, it usually takes about 30 days from the day we dig the hole until the day you are swimming.
How big does my backyard need to be to have a pool?
We can custom build a pool to fit into virtually any size yard.
What is included in the scope of work?
We will prepare initial design drawings that include the pool design and specs for plumbing, filtration, electrical, and heating. Next we obtain permits. Then we excavate for pool, plumbing, and electrical runs. Then we set the walls and pour a grout floor, then coat the floor with vermiculite to prepare it for the liner drop. Once the liner is in, we vacuum-set it to pull out the wrinkles and then we fill the pool. We run the plumbing and electrical lines to the equipment pad and set the filtration equipment. Then it’s time for code inspections. Once those are complete, we backfill the filter trench and pool frame with pea gravel and prep the area around the pool for the concrete deck. We pour the deck, then rough grade the area around the pool, filter trench, and access. We clean the pool, balance the water, and then it’s time for you to swim! Before we call the project complete, however, we will teach our Aqua Fun Pool School, which is a tutorial on caring for your new pool. We will also give you detailed product manuals, warranty cards, and complete install drawings for your reference and records.
How big and how deep can my pool be?
A typical residential swimming pool is generally 12 to 20 feet wide and 24 to 40 feet long. It is typically 3 feet deep at the shallow end up to 5 to 8 feet at the deep end depending on the intended use of the pool, your budget, etc.
How often will I need to clean my pool?
Our Aqua Fun Water Management System enables you to care for your pool by spending just half an hour a week on maintenance.
How often should I test the water?
We suggest you have your water tested at least every two weeks. Bring a sample to our store and we’ll test it for free and provide directions on what you need to do to correct any abnormalities.
What kind of warranty do you offer?
We provide different warranties on different parts. The pool wall and steel structure has a lifetime warranty, which is one-time transferable. We offer a 20-year warranty on liners (a 2-5 year full warranty pro-rated to 20 years) and warranties on other equipment that will be discussed with you prior to contract signing.
What will happen to my sprinkler system and landscaping?
We will have a preconstruction meeting on site to discuss all the details of the upcoming construction, which will include the status of the underground utilities, sprinkler systems, downspouts, drainage, elevation, etc. This meeting will be attended by the homeowners, the salesperson, and the job foreman.
Can I add features like a spa or a waterfall?
There is a wide variety of features that can be added to a base pool set-up from Aqua Fun Pools but most need to be added before the project begins. So if you have ideas, make sure you discuss them with your salesperson.
What do I do with my pool in the winter?
In the Indiana climate, it is necessary to “close” a pool for the winter. This means specially treating the water and winterizing your plumbing pipes so they will withstand the cold winter months.