In hiring a swimming pool contractor from Dolphin Pools & Spas, you’ve given yourself total control. Our custom pool services are the industry standard, and give you unique flexibility to customize every element of your design and luxury pool installation.

For some people, this is just as much of a daunting task as it is a source of excitement. New pool construction is a big undertaking, and some people struggle with pulling the trigger. Here are a few tips from us to help you organize a few of the basic details when considering installing a custom swimming pool.


From a logistical standpoint, this is one of your first big decision. You have to decide on the size and shape of your pool, and there are a few factors to keep in mind here: The right shape for activities (especially if you have kids), property lines, safety concerns, plus and space you need to leave available for decks, patios, fencing or other landscaping you might want. This sets the baseline for several other elements of your design.


Next, you’ll want to decide if you or the family has interest in various accessories which can accompany a pool. Do you want a diving board, and do you have the space for it? What about a hot tub adjacent to the pool? For kids, you can look into items like slides or volleyball nets, plus the usual array of water toys. For people truly going the elegant route, you can add a waterfall or a fountain to really cap off the ambiance.


The type of material used in your pool will be very important. At Dolphin Pools & Spa, we stock only the highest quality materials, including gunite – a design using a rebar framework, then covered with concrete and sand. Gunite is a remarkable durable and sturdy product, and is often preferable to a traditional concrete pool which requires a wooden framework to hold the shape in place. To find out more about gunite or our other top notch materials, just ask one of our representatives.


Each of the above areas needs to be approached with proper budgeting in mind, and planning is important. If you’re planning on a diving board and a hot tub, don’t wait until you’ve already exhausted your budget on the pool itself before considering the cost. Keep in mind things like landscaping and property fences, plus the cost of additional power and water sources. If the pool will be heated, factor these costs in as well. Finally, be sure you leave room to handle expected bits of maintenance and upkeep after installation.

To learn more about our custom pools, speak to one of our representatives at Dolphin Pools & Spa today.