Pool Buying FAQ’s
Hobert Pools answers some of the most popular questions asked by customers about purchasing a pool and the pool construction process. Please click on the + to reveal the answer and the – to hide it.
How do I know what type of pool would work in my backyard?
Hobert Pools design consultant will help you design the perfect pool for your needs. With the knowledge and creativity of our team, we’ll put together a complete package that will fulfill your backyard dreams, starting with our state-of-the art design software.
Is my backyard big enough?
We’ve built over 11,000 pools in all shapes and sizes. For extremely small yards with very little access, we have even hand-dug the swimming pool. We have the tools, equipment, and personnel to make your dream of owning a swimming pool a reality.
How long does it take to build a pool?
It is difficult to quote an exact time frame for pool construction due to many variables, such as weather, inspections, and the complexity of the project. Most pools are completed within 6 weeks once permitting and financing are approved.
Do you build in my area?
We have 3 design centers located in Frisco, Murphy, and Rockwall and typically build within a 70-mile radius of Dallas/Fort Worth.
How much time is required to take care of a swimming pool?
With innovative technology and equipment today, owning a pool is easier than ever. Most owners will choose some sort of automation to operate their pool, which will be set on a consistent schedule. You can estimate to spend 5-10 minutes per week doing minimal pool maintenance or you may opt to have our maintenance department clean your pool weekly, so all you have to do is spend your time relaxing.
Will a pool increase the value of my home?
Yes. Most studies show that a pool will increase the value of your home anywhere between 5% and 15% and tremendously aids in the resale of your home to prospective buyers.
Is there any truth to ads promising pools at very low prices?
It is possible to build a pool at a low price, however, equipment, structural elements, and craftsmanship will all be compromised. Poor quality construction will undermine the integrity of the pool and possibly put your family at risk. At Hobert, we are committed to delivering a quality product that will fit within your budget and achieve your backyard dream.
What about warranties?
Warranties are extremely important and Hobert Pools will stand behind its warranties, especially the lifetime structural guarantee. Keep in mind that “lifetime” is only good if the pool company is still in business and dozens of pool builders go out of business each year. Hobert Pools has been in business for 38 years and will continue to operate well into the future with same attention to quality and integrity.
Is it ok to remodel my pool during building in the winter?
Remodeling a swimming pool during the winter has a number of advantages. Obviously, pools are generally not used as much in the winter and your family will not be without the use of the pool during the swim season. Since the pool renovation business is somewhat cyclical it is also easier to obtain desired scheduling when we are not in the summer “busy season”.
How long will it take to remodel my pool?
The length of time a pool will be under construction for renovation is directly related to the extent of the work we are performing. Pools that are being refinished with plaster, Sunstone or a Pebble finish can be operational in 10 days or less. Pools that require tile and coping or are being extensively remodeled require additional construction time. Be assured that when a project commences Hobert Pools will make every effort to consistently move the job along and complete your project in a timely manner.
Our project has started but crews do not always arrive first thing in the morning and some days they do not come to the job site at all. Is this normal?
Our crews are trained to perform specific pool functions and it is therefore not unusual for a crew to be scheduled on more than one job in a day. Depending on where the pool is, relative to the schedule, it is quite normal to see people arrive at mid-day or even in the late afternoon. Generally, off days are planned for inspections by the city and to allow material to fully dry before the next phase of construction or to provide schedule spacing in the event more time is needed for phase completion than anticipated.
Are there any phases of construction which are particularly messy?
While our crews make every attempt to minimize the impact upon the area surrounding your pool, a remodel site can be dusty. We therefore recommend that pool furniture and potted plants be moved away from the pool area while construction is in progress. It is also suggested that windows be kept shut near the pool for the duration of the pool remodel.
How long will it take to build a new pool?
From the time the contract is signed, it usually takes 30 days to have the electric company review the plans, locate the underground lines, and for the city to issue a pool permit. If utility reroutes are required, the utility companies involved must complete the reroute prior to excavation. Upon receiving a permit, you will be contacted to schedule an excavation date and start construction. The first 4 phases of construction will happen quickly and then it is common to experience a 2-3 week lag as electrical, gas and tile and coping phases are scheduled. City inspections are required during this time and the stone masons have the detailed task of turning your pool into a work of art, which depending on the detail, can take approximately 3-10 days to complete. The remaining phases from deck form to plaster will usually occur within 2 weeks after tile and coping. During non-peak months, construction may average 6 weeks and during the peak summer months, construction may average 8 weeks. Many variables, such as weather and construction changes may affect the building timeline.