Here are a few answers to frequently asked questions. If you do not see your questions answered below, please let us know. We will be happy to answer any and all questions you may have!

  1. What is the best pool for me?
  2. What is the process?
  3. How do I know I am getting a good deal?
  4. How much experience has Tropical Pools of Austin had in designing and installing pools?
  5. What if I don't like the design?
  6. Is Tropical Pools of Austin insured?
  7. How do I properly maintain a swimming pool?
  8. Does Tropical Pools of Austin provide repairs and maintenance?

  1. What is the best pool for me?

    When choosing a swimming pool design look at four factors:
    • Aesthetics - Make certain your builder designs a pool that fits your taste and personality, and has the look and feel you want, whether it is a casual setting or formal.
    • Budget - Tropical Pools of Austin has swimming pools to fit all budgets. Do not let anyone talk you into over-building or under-building your property.
    • Safety - Choose a builder that meets all the codes to construct a safe and enjoyable swimming pool.
    • Function - Choose a builder that designs a pool to meet all your functional requirements. Whether it be a party pool, diving pool, or lap pool, make sure that your pool serves your purpose.

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  2. What is the process?

    This is a quick overview.
    • Preparation - We will come to your home. During this consultation, our designer will walk you through the building process and answer your questions about owning a swimming pool.
    • Design - An experienced designer will put your ideas to work and prepare a drawing of your property showing you the exact location of your pool.
    • Excavation - Before we excavate your pool, a representative will stake out your new pool. The stakeout will be based on your design and, as soon as you OK the layout, we will dig the pool. One of our expert contractors will use the latest equipment to excavate your pool and get it ready for the rest of construction.
    • Steel - Steel reinforcements will be put in on a box style on the sides and bottom of your pool. These will connect to the box beam band on the top, which adds life to your pool.
    • Plumbing - The plumbing is designed to take advantage of the most efficient equipment on the market today, to keep your pool clean and purified.
    • Gunite - Our special mix of gunite is applied under high pressure to bind tightly around the steel. This results in ultimate strength.
    • Tile & Coping - Coping is installed around the perimeter of your pool. The coping is professionally set in place and leveled. The tile is also carefully placed and leveled to the inside of your pool to give it a beautifully finished look.
    • Electric - Certified, licensed electricians hook up your main electric service to your pool equipment.
    • Deck - You can choose from a large selection of deck surfaces and color to give that perfect finish to suit your surroundings.
    • Plaster - Plaster is the last step in the construction of your pool. The plaster is a hand-troweled waterproof plaster finish. After this, it's time to add the water!!
    • Follow-up Visit - After the pool is filled with water, it is time for a representative from Tropical Pools of Austin to visit you at your home to teach you about the operation of your pool.
    • Enjoy - You are now set for a lifetime of fun and enjoyment in your very own backyard staycation!!

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  3. How do I know I'm getting a good deal?

    When shopping for a swimming pool, remember that this is major construction.
    • If you want to compare prices, you need to compare prices based on the exact same pool design with the same features.
    • Quality should be considered as important as price.
    • Don't be fooled by builders who give you less product and lower quality for a lower price.
    • Always ask for references!

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  4. How much experience has Tropical Pools of Austin had in designing and installing pools?

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  6. What if I don't like the design?

  7. When designing your pool, share your thoughts with the designer until you absolutely love it. Do not settle for something less than perfect. KNOW WHAT YOU WANT!! Get everything you want on your new pool. Building a swimming pool is a major decision and you are better off waiting then settling for less than you wanted.

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  8. Is Tropical Pools of Austin insured?

  9. Choose a pool builder who has at least one million dollars of public liability and property damage insurance. Tropical Pools of Austin has two million dollars of insurance!

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  10. How do I properly maintain a swimming pool?

    • Routinely testing your water and adding chemicals is needed to balance water.
    • Use your net and brush to rid the pool of debris, scale, algae, etc. Empty your skimmer and pump baskets.
    • Vacuum the pool and clean the filter.
    • To learn more about the three major areas of pool maintenance, please download our free Pool Maintenance Guide.

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  11. Does Tropical Pools of Austin provide repairs and maintenance?

  12. If you already have a pool or spa and it is in need of repair, Tropical Pools of Austin is more than happy to assist you in bringing your pool or spa back to excellent condition.

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