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Swimming Pool FAQ

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Questions & Answers

A pool is a major investment. Not only does it take money, but a pool will also require your time, yard, and your energy. Having a pool build in Houston may seem overwhelming at first, with the plethora of options and decisions to be made. Here, we have put together some things to keep in mind when building a custom pool.

What to consider when planning a pool.

Here are several points to consider when planning your pool build.

  • Just how much pool can I afford?
  • Do I have any zoning issues to overcome?
  • Where can I learn about pool safety?
  • Will I need special insurance?
  • Who should install my pool, and how long will it take?
Are there ongoing expenditures?

Once you build a pool, that’s not the only cost you will incur. Recurring expenses for your pool can be estimated by your pool builders, and include:

  • Chemicals
  • Cleaning
  • Maintenance
  • Water
Pool Size?

The size of your pool is primarily a personal choice and often dictated by the size of your yard. In Houston, pool builders often are asked to fill the entire available space with a pool and patio, replacing all the grass in a yard. While this is a great way to build the perfect outdoor living space for you and your family (by including a fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and a spa/hot tub), you will need to make sure that your pool builder has the latest zoning laws to review.

Zoning laws typically cover things like required fencing, pool depth requirements for slides and diving boards, easements and setbacks, and more. Your pool builders can tell you more.

Choosing Your Houston Pool Builder

Of course, we at Richard’s would like you to choose us to build your custom pool. Come on in and meet with us, discuss your project. We’re sure you’ll like us so much that you’ll choose us as your custom pool builder. Call us at 713-777-7665 (POOL) to schedule an appointment.

What is the construction time for a pool?

This is one of the largest variables in the entire process of building your custom pool. Depending on the size, design and options you choose, your custom pool can take anywhere from three to twelve weeks (sometimes more!) to build.

What about pool safety?

Safety should be the number one concern for pool and spa owners. With the proper enclosures and supervision at all times, the safety of children, pets and wildlife can be greatly increased.

There are many specialty safety products on the market, including safety covers, life jackets, pool floats, and more. Ask us about the selection available.

Do you need insurance?

Homeowners insurance covers the liability on your swimming pool. Some insurance companies will raise premiums for owning a pool; speak with your insurance agent prior to building your pool for details.

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Finally we have completed the pool .. it looks amazing. The whole process did go over smoothly with a few minor bumps in the road.. some of the contractors can get sloppy and not perform to the high standards in which we hold them too but all in all not a bad experience!!! We are waiting for landscaping still to be complete but we couldn’t be happier with our pool… thanks Richards!!!

Hettie B.

Rodney did an awesome job helping me reset the remote on my pool. He did this after hours over FaceTime to make it convenient for me. Top shelf service!

Kristen H.

I have a Hot Springs spa purchased from Richard’s. I have been so pleased with the way they have guided me in learning how to take care of it properly. The sales people are very knowledgable and have readily answered all the questions I posed with my limited knowledge of keeping a spa perfect for daily use. My friend has a pool and needed help updating it and updating her backyard, as well. I recommended Richard’s and she told me she was thoroughly satisfied with every step in the process of renewing and redoing her pool and backyard.

Shirley M.


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