General FAQs

How should I select my Pool Contractor?

Interview prospective pool builder & ask for references of completed projects. At Orange County Pools and Spas, we believe in providing our customers the highest quality craftsmen and technicians who use only the best materials and equipment. Our mission is to provide you and your family with many years of enjoyment in your pool.

How much can I expect to pay for a pool?

There are many factors other than size that determine the cost of a pool, including site conditions such as access & additional pool features such as adding a spa, waterfall or special decking. If quality craftsmanship, top-notch materials and great customer service are important to you, Orange County Pools and Spas should be your contractor, the best in pool construction services in the Tri-State & surrounding areas.

How much pool can I afford?

Determine how much your budget will allow and allow yourself an additional 10% above that amount in case you decide to add or change any features during the construction process. You may also want to include any additional costs for landscaping around your new pool.

What options are available to finance my pool?

Most pool clients finance their project with a home Improvement or home equity loan provided by most banks. If you are building a new home and adding a pool, most clients will finance all the new construction together. There are waiting periods on many loans so check with your bank so you are aware of all the details.

How much will my electric bill increase?

A pool increases your electric bill very little increase.

How much will it cost to maintain my new pool?

For the do-it-yourselfer, the maintenance costs will run about $15-20 per month. We also provide monthly maintenance contracts for a reasonable fee.

Can I clean my pool myself?

Upon completion of your new pool, we will give you instructions on all your pool maintenance needs. However, if you do not have the time or prefer to have someone else maintain your pool, we offer pool opening, closing and maintenance.

In Ground Pools

What size are swimming pools?

With a pool from Orange County Pools and Spas, your backyard aqua paradise can be created in any shape & size to fit your needs and desires.

How long does does it take to build a pool?

Most pools take approximately 4 – 6 weeks to complete. Schedules may be delayed due to rain, inspections by city /town inspectors, & unavailability of specially ordered items for your custom designed pool.

How do they dig the hole for the pool?

Size of the yard & access to the pool area will determine whether a backhoe or bobcat will be used to excavate your pool.

What kind of decking can I put around my new pool?

There are many choices of decking available to complement your home & new pool paradise. Flagstone, brick pavers, and stamped concrete are just a few of your options

Do I have to put up a fence once my new swimming pool is built?

Check with your local town, city or homeowner’s association. Most require a fence for safety purposes in a subdivision. You may want a fence for your own protection. You may also want to check with your insurance agent.

Above Ground Pools

What shape above ground pool is best for my yard?

It depends on the size of your yard. Oval pools are great when one side of your yard is considerably longer than the other. In that case, an oval shape above ground swimming pool will fit into the area available. If you have ample room in your backyard, the shape you choose will depend on what you find most pleasing to look at.

What type of above ground swimming pool is stronger - a round or oval?

With today’s materials there really is no great difference in overall strength between the two styles.

Which pool type has more swimming area - round or oval?

A round pool has more swimming area than an oval pool of the same length. For example: a 24′ round has more area than a 12′ x 24′ oval.

What features determine the quality/durability of my above ground pool?

The features determining the strength and quality of your above ground swimming pool are the strength of the top rails, uprights, and pool wall, as well as the quality and thickness of the vinyl pool liner.

Can I stand or sit on the top rails?

No. Sitting or stand on the rail can damage the pool’s structure. Plus, it’s slippery!