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Every pool is custom designed to be your dream! The more unique the features the longer the project can take but the average is 2-3 weeks from the time we start until YOUR FIRST POOL PARTY!
The average project in the last few years has ranged between $70,000 – $100, 000. Our specialty is making YOUR pool just for YOU so many projects are less and some are more.
We have 5 pool crews building dreams every day there is no snow. The sooner you click here to book your appointment with a design expert the quicker we can get you swimming :D.
The top things all relate to saving time and money. Your design team expert will walk you though each item of pool care as part of the design process but the most requested items are salt water pools, pumps that can be custom programmed for energy effeciency and unique stairs entrances to the pool for accessibility.
It is easier than you think! Simply below to book an appointment with our in house design team. You will come into the showroom and discuss ideas, options and innovations. After this first meeting we will then book a time with you for a site visit to your home to look at the existing pool and get a lay of the land for making your backyard renovation dreams come true. Then, we take all this great information and make a 3D design for you so you can see the plans come together. You will be able to see water features, patio area and even a night time view of your new paradise. Shortly after that meeting the renovation can begin and you will be enjoying a cold beverage on a flamingo floatie before you know it.
Today sounds like a great day if you are up for it. In all seriousness, by reading this you are already making some great decisions on renovating your pool and yard to be just what you want them to be. The scope of every project is different but the sooner you click here and reach out to us to sooner we can get you the information to make the staycation of your dreams. Most folks like to get started in spring of the same year the project will be done however that tends to create unnecessary pressure on yourself to make design decisions, get products customized and your spot in the schedule secure. The wonderful news is that we renovate pools and create amazing spaces March through October so there is lots of time to pick the perfect time for you!
A 3D design allows you to explore your new backyard in rich detail. We’ll let you walk or even fly through your future outdoor living space. We can show you the personalized features of your landscape design. We will even transition from day to night, listening to lush sounds of your future water feature. You can imagine enjoying your space as never before. This allows you a completely clear understanding of your project in extraordinary detail.
One of the most impactful changes you can make to your existing pool is to add walk in steps. For many years this meant a plastic style step on the outer side of the pool. This design is dated as well as the functional challenge of needing larger summer and winter covers. A steel step goes on the inside of your shallow end and is covered by the pool vinyl liner. It is a clean, contemporary and shocking functional design feature. Some families like to have a rounded step in a corner or really make your pool a luxury lounge area by having the run across the length of the shallow end. Simply sit on a step, beverage in hand, at your choice of water depth and see how pleasurable pool life can be.
Definitely! Is your rectangular pool ready to be a natural shaped lake? Maybe that 20 by 40 foot pool that was great when your kids were teenagers is asking you to be a 12 foot width so you can do laps and put a hot tub at one end to work out those stiff neck muscles. When you are ready to give new life to your pool and your outdoor living room now is the time to turn your wish list into a come true list. A pool’s original shape was likely dictated by the technology and trends of the time so a great way to update your backyard is this update of your pool and landscape. Your sofa and television likely look very different today than they did 20 years ago – your outdoor living room deserves the same modernization.
An ‘automatic cover’ is a true innovation in covering a pool – especially here in Manitoba. You can keep dirt and debris out of the pool while reducing operational costs and wear-and-tear on your pool filtration system. This specialized cover will cut down on your pool maintenance by simply keeping your pool covered because it completely seals the pool from wind, rain and dirt. This multitasking pool cover is all you need to extend your swimming season by retaining unfathomable amounts of heat. Instead of bothering with multiple covers that are cumbersome, bulky, inconvenient, or unsafe, simply use a Cover-Pools pool cover for ultimate pool protection. Additionally, by reducing evaporation, your pool cover conserves water and reduces the use of chemicals, saving you up to 70% on operating costs. With the heat kept in, and dirt and debris kept out, your pool equipment will also last much longer. Automatic pool covers not only keep your pool cleaner, they reduce maintenance costs.
“The first thing that puts a date on your pool is the coping style – that ugly white stuff around the top of the pool that holds the liner in. Much like a harvest gold toilet this white elephant is no longer how a modern pool looks. A smooth and seamless transition from concrete decking to the pool is the most effective way to give your pool a facelift.
The second item to really take your pool into the 2020’s is a water feature that makes your backyard sound as great as it looks. In modern life we are all getting more and more aware of the excess noise in our lives – from traffic to the neighbour’s air conditioner. The sound of running water is scientifically proven to lower blood pressure and reduce stress. Combine that we the aesthetic and water features are a powerful tool in updating your landscape.
Finally there is the layout and landscape selections for surrounding your pool. When your pool was first built it is likely there is just a 3 or 4 foot apron of concrete around the perimeter. Our lifestyles have changed significantly to allow us more enjoyment of hardscaping for entertaining, lounging and maybe an outdoor kitchen. Maybe the softscape selections currently in your yard cause pool care challenges like pollen, petals and seeds. When redesigning your modern space much for focus and attention are placed on the big picture for ease of care and maximum bursts of colour and fragrance all summer long”
Adding a hot tub to your pool area is one of the best ways to add weeks or even months to your enjoyment of your backyard. Some folks want to attach it to the pool itself and have one stellar feature to use spring, summer and fall. This is a wonderful option for families to have some people soaking and some swimming and everyone still together enjoying the moment all together. Others choose to add a separate hot tub within splashing distance of the pool to allow your own private Thermea style experience. You can keep the hot tub as a feature of your lifestyle 12 months a year. Snowflakes on your nose, stars in the sky and chin deep in steaming relaxation – Manitoba was made for hot tubbing!
At your first meeting with Aqua-Tech’s backyard design team we will be able to help give you the budget range for your backyard renovation goals. As we get to know each other through the design process the budget numbers will get more and more specific as your dreams come into sharper focus. The average project in the last few years has ranged between $20,000 – $50, 000. Our specialty is making YOUR pool just for YOU so many projects are less and some are more.
Great question! Most people like to change their pool liner in the spring as it effects the pool usage least….or so they think! The best time for your pool structure is to replace the pool liner in the heat of the summer when the ground conditions are dry and stable. The process is pretty fast and we can easily accommodate this when your family is at the cottage for a couple days. Other than that, an autumn liner replacement works great for many folks. The great news is that we change pool liners April into October so there is lots of time to get you and your family swimming
There is a lot of steps that go into changing your pool liner. What most people find surprising is that more than half of them occur before we even start to drain the water from your pool. What we find on average is that from the day the existing pool is drained until the day you are able to swim again is about 7 days.
We all know the guy or of the guy that has had his pool liner 35 years right? It’s the same guy with the 60-year-old beer fridge in the garage. The most honest answer on this really has to include information about how the liner has been cared for as well as its overall sun-exposure. 7-10 years would be the average that we see when an inground pool liner requires replacement. That date can though be shorter or longer based on how well the water chemistry has been maintained over the years – the single largest factor to how long your vinyl pool liner will last.
“We find that if a pool liner has been well maintained knowing when the liner should be replaced is much like when you decide in your home that you decide you want a new car, new couch or a new look in the family room. So, fashion, look and feel usually lead the way with “the when of things”. If you are just plain getting tired of the look and would like something new, it is never a bad time. From an expiry date perspective, you want to replace the liner before it goes into distress. If you procrastinate too long your investment of repair always increases. Look for fading and discolouration as signs the liner trending to the end of life.
The most difficult pre-repair decision is ‘what look’ you want your pool liner to have. Is your outdoor room trying to reflect fun or zen or tropical? There are so many patterns and colours that the choices can seem overwhelming. For many years we had colour swatches to inspire the decision, but they were not the easiest wat to give you the true representation of the pool water colour you would have when they were installed into your pool. Our design team now have a tool called the Latham Liner Visualizer that can make this job not just easier but fun! Imagine seeing your living room painted in a new colour without ever having to pick up a brush – that is what we can now do with your swimming pool. From a tropical ocean, to jump-into-me-blue to the relaxing hues of nature – the colour selection process is easy and exciting!
There are 3 things that deteriorate a new pool liner: sun, dirt and chemistry. Let’s discuss them each one at a time. The most impacting thing on the pool liner is the UV rays cooking it. Therefore keeping your pool covered in winter is ideal. We don’t want to wish the sun away – it is why we love our pools. Great news is there is a protective UV coating on your new Latham pool liner. The second is dirt. A modern pool liner is designed to be ‘self-cleaning’. No need to use chemical cleaners – just a soft splash off at the water line every couple of days to remove dirt and oils is all you need to keep the water line clean and looking new for years. Lastly is the pool chemistry. Ph is important – more than most folks give it credit for. There are all sorts of amazing innovations in chemical care that you may not be aware of – LET’S TALK about it!p> Let’s Talk now!
Just like the ingredients in food and the way the ingredients are produced can be dramatically different (fast food vs home cooked, organic vs genetically modified) liner composition and construction varies tremendously. The joining of pieces of vinyl is arguably the most important aspect of the building of the liner. Our UltraSeam technology is “the strongest seam you will never see”.
There sure can be! Most of what is required to be looked at (and worked on) when replacing a vinyl liner is hidden by the vinyl so there will always be unknowns. That’s why having at least a 1-hour conversation pool side with an experienced set of eyes will help you understand what extras may be in play. Depending on the pool there are 10-15 items that should be discussed as potential extra costs or work that may need done.
“A pre-existing leak is generally something that manifests somewhere (either in floor erosion, steel condition or ground instability). This is the primary reason pool owners should be proactive and replace the vinyl prior to tears or holes and as soon as they discover that they have a leak. Ensuring that you replace the pool liner before it can damage the structure is the best way to keep the cost of the pool liner change to a minimum.