It’s not as crazy as you may believe. In fact, it’s the very thing you should do! Most clients don’t even start to begin the process until it gets hot, and that’s too late to enjoy your new pool much the 1st season. Here are a couple of reasons to bust it out now and get your aqua groove on the move!
• You not only have a design (w/ revisions possibly) and a builder to select (WHICH TAKES TIME). After contract signing, there are almost always delays waiting on permits AND HOA approvals, which could take as much as 6 weeks or so in certain jurisdictions. So, you are already into around 2 months invested, BEFORE the fence has even come down!
• Once the actual excavation begins, you should expect around 2 months to construct your project for most jobs, assuming you’ve chosen the right pool builder. Yes there can be “real, unavoidable delays”, like rain and muddy site days, freezing temperatures preventing concrete pour, pipe installation, waiting on inspection days, trenching, etc. So now you are at 4 months invested, which is blistering quick with the correct pool builder.
• Once the project is finally complete, pool is full of water and equipment started up you can take the first dip in your new family aquatic addition in the backyard. But you’re still not done! You have to consider outdoor furniture, landscaping/sod, sprinkler system rebuild/install, planter/tree lighting etc. Once all these finish items are completed, you can truly relax and enjoy the most exciting addition you will EVER make to your family home, lifestyles and togetherness shared with family and friends for years to come.
So, it’s in your best interest to build in the winter and get moving NOW so you can enjoy your investment ALL SUMMER LONG. If you wait until January, you could still be behind the 8 ball with spring rains etc., causing untimely completion and frustration. IT’S A SWIMMING POOL! It should be relaxing, NOT a source of stress. At Fielder Custom Pools, we take the extra steps to insure each job is timely completed and at budget.
Give us a call today and let us do all the heavy lifting and get you swimming all summer long!
HAPPY SWIMMING AND HOLIDAYS FROM THE FIELDER POOL TEAM
In recent months, we have become more aware than even before, the sad consequences of choosing the wrong pool builder to construct your pool. We’ve done this pool building thing for a while now, over 40 years actually. We win jobs and we lose other jobs for various reasons. Prospects, God bless them, have to take in all the information given them during the course of design, information, internet research, reviews, BBB info, expert friends that own pools etc. etc. etc. Today’s prospect relies on many available resources to help them determine the best fit for them, isn’t America great? Truth is, many, many pools are contracted and built every day that don’t measure up to customer expectations at completion.
Cases in point, we lost a job in a neighborhood last year where we have constructed 3 pools on the same block. The lost customer bought a competitors pool and thought they had made a smart decision and saved a lot of money. Yesterday, we became aware from a recent victim, they were promised and contracted, a great pebble finish on their pool interior. What they actually got was a quartz finish, which is much less than a quality pebble finish with a greater warranty and customer satisfaction.. What happened to material selections with the customer, in writing? We also recently, had a competitor tell the prospect they could build a pool 30 percent cheaper than Fielder Custom Pools, I WISH! This is ridiculous, I can guarantee, there’s NOT 30 percent profit in any pool!!! That’s where the brilliance ends. After finishing our 3 pools, the thrifty client has been under construction for 10 months!!! At our last drive by, the plaster still hasn’t been installed and their pool sits waiting for water. The customer actually used OUR CUSTOM DESIGN, which is a NO-NO, believing they were getting a better deal. We’ve all heard these nightmare stories and it is completely unacceptable to Fielder Custom Pools.
BUYER BEWARE, what you believe you are receiving from some fast talking, promise making designer with a large company or even a small one, isn’t always going to work out as hoped for. You make your choice at your own peril, good or bad.
No one is perfect though. There is the human element and events, scheduling and weather issues that can always effect the time line for timely completion. Regardess, the job should continue timely and scheduled to fill as soon as possible, start it up and allow you to enjoy what you’ve paid handsomely for, right?
We’re not here to slam anyone. Competition is always good, it keeps the market under control and offers the hard working client, the opportunity to make a smart decision. God bless you all in your decision making journey.
The Fielder Custom Pool Team
At Fielder Custom Pools, we are proud to use the word “custom” because of it’s meaning to us and more importantly, what it delivers to our valued clients. The word custom should not scare a prospect away, in fact quite the opposite. Custom pool simply means many things like:
1. We offer only custom designs. Original, one of a kind designs that fit your backyard area perfectly. (Not some template found on a website or a store shelf)
2. A well thought out and planned idea born in a designers head and brought to life in the customer’s backyard.
3. Experienced, knowledgeable, artistic and creative in approach with design.
4. Taking the prospects ideas, vision and budget seriously.
5. Spending the required time and effort to insure the pool fits the property with proper elevation consideration and added features such as retaining walls etc. to provide for drainage. (Not hitting the client during construction with unexpected items and expenses).
These are just a few items to consider when looking at a true custom builder like FIELDER CUSTOM POOLS. There are other pool builders that use “Custom” in their names but beware, not all are what the name implies.
From the belief that a pool costs too much to operate to the misconception it will go unused, myths about pool ownership abound – and they likely dissuade some homeowners from taking the plunge. If you've been considering adding a swimming pool to your outdoor living space, here are five common myths you may come across that simply don't hold water:
1. Pools are too costly to install
A swimming pool is a significant investment, there's no denying it. However, the cost of a pool will depend on several factors, including the size of your space, the dimensions of the pool and the materials you choose. When compared to other discretionary expenditures such as a family vacation – which costs the average family nearly $4,800 for one week of fun each year – a pool can in fact be a high-value investment that pays for itself in just a few years.
2. It's difficult and costly to maintain a pool
Long gone are the days when operating a pool pump could cost almost as much as running your air conditioning during the summer. Pool pumps and filtration systems are more energy efficient than ever, saving owners plenty of money in the process. Plus, improvements in filtration system and purification chemicals mean you'll need less of them to keep your pool sparkling. In fact, when it comes to pool maintenance, 63 percent of pool owners say maintaining water chemistry is no trouble at all, according to an APSP survey. You can chalk up this myth as false.
3. Pools are not energy efficient
Modern pool pumps require much less electricity to operate than you might think, with energy-efficient pumps using up to 30 percent less power. When compared to other household sources of electricity, swimming pools turn out to be a small percentage of a home's overall energy use. What's more, these systems can be even more cost effective when solar powered. Accessories can help conserve energy, too. For example, using a solar cover on an inground pool when it's not in use can help the water retain heat and keep debris out, which means less work for the filtration system – and you.
4. A pool won't enhance my home's value.
Not true. Buyers like homes that have swimming pools: Among people who purchased a home with an existing swimming pool, an eye-opening 78 percent said the presence of the pool contributed to their decision to buy the house, according to an APSP survey. Depending on where you live, a pool may enhance your home's appeal to prospective buyers even more – especially if you live in a very hot region of the country.
5. If we get a pool, we'll never use it.
In reality, people who own pools say they spend a lot of time in them – and it's quality time. Seventy-six percent of pool owners say they are extremely or very satisfied with their pools. They also consider it the perfect place for gatherings, and believe that having a pool encourages their family to spend more time. Owners use their pools for relaxation, entertainment, celebrations and exercise, and 96 percent say they are satisfied with their pools.
Now that you know these myths hold no water, it's time to learn more about how fun pool ownership can be. Call Dickie today!
Thanks to our friends at APSP who provided this information.
When installing a new pool, most homeowners are unaware of the different types of pool pumps available to them. Using a variable speed pool pump will not only lower your overall energy savings, you might also qualify for a rebate from your local electric company. Fielder Custom Pools is an approved contractor with *Austin Energy who can install a variable speed pump, and depending on the pool owners' energy provider, may qualify for a rebate.
TYPES OF PUMPS
Single Speed Pumps
These are the pool pump most consumers are familiar with, and these are the ones that you'll see in most pools. Single speed pumps are the most affordable pump for pool owners to utilize.
Two Speed Pumps
As you might suspect, the two speed pump uses different speeds. The low speed option is much more efficient than simply running the pump at one speed. This helps with energy costs, but is still inefficient when compared to the variable speed pumps.
Variable Speed Pumps
Variable speed pumps use a permanent magnet motor, like you see in electric cars, compared to the old induction motors used in the single and two-speed pumps. Variable speed pumps have multiple speeds. They work at the minimum speed necessary to effectively clean your pool. These newer pumps allow a pool owner to dial-in the flow rate for their pool. This adjusts the overall friction within the system, making it much more efficient. Variable speed pumps last longer, run cooler, have less vibration, run much quieter and have advanced features including diagnostics. They're also 90% more efficient than the old school one-speed pumps.
* You may be eligible for a rebate from Austin Energy if you purchase the qualified Hayward pool pump from Fielder Custom Pools, and live in the City of Austin, you may be eligible for up to $300 (if they are still honoring at the time we purchase your equipment).
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We at Fielder Custom Pools are proud to reside in Austin, Texas and we now are in another Top 10 list.
Austin knows its BBQ. That’s a given. The meat-hungry masses form lines in front of spots like Franklin BBQ until they’re out — usually by 1:30pm. But this is not a one-dimensional food city. There’re James Beard Award-winning sushi chefs. A food-truck scene that gives chefs the chance to flex their culinary muscles before moving on to bigger things (there’s a reason the movie Chef filmed a ton there). And you can’t forget the Mexican food. If you want a taco for every meal, Austin will gladly accommodate. There’s so many places to score even just fantastic breakfast tacos, that you could eat them from 8am-8pm and go home happy. Here, we’ll prove it.
To see the rest of the list go to: https://www.yahoo.com/food/the-40-biggest-us-cities-ranked-by-their-food-105293046346.html