What will it cost to get an estimate on our dream backyard?
Absolutely nothing! We will send a design specialist to your home to visit with you and begin mapping out your dream backyard. At that time, we will measure and take photos of your existing backyard and get a copy of your survey.
Do I need building permits?
Depending on where you live, yes. Varsity Pools will assist with all of the necessary permits through the appropriate building department and/or environmental health agency. If it is necessary to obtain a variance, the client will be responsible for any required fees. We will also prepare plans for the Homowner’s Architectural Committee. A landscape plan by our licensed Landscape Architect can be provided at reasonable rates.
What are the permit requirements?
Every county or city has different requirements. We can help you obtain current permit requirements for your community. Some counties and cities require a survey plat, and even if it isn’t expressly required, it’s a good idea to have one to determine if there are unusual property setbacks, flood plains or utility easements. Your closing attorney or title company may provide you a copy if you didn’t receive one at the closing. If neither of these sources can provide a plat, we can recommend surveyors who will prepare a new one for a nominal fee.
Do you do tree removal?
We will arrange it, or you may contract independently.
Do you build retaining walls?
Retaining walls are an integral part to the environment and help preserve your landscape from water erosion. We specialize in building backyard environments, not just pools. We can build retaining walls, walkways, raised beds and any other landscaping construction.
Can I build a pool while my home is under construction?
The property still belongs to the builder until you close, however, Varsity works closely with many custom home builders and we do build pools while custom homes are under construction. You may make arrangements with your builder, and also with your lender, if the money for the pool is to be rolled in and become part of your mortgage.
Are there any hidden charges?
There are no hidden charges at Varsity. We will remain 100% committed to our agreed upon proposal.
Do you also landscape when the pool is complete?
We do provide landscaping services . Many of our clients purchase a complete environment, including pool, landscaping, walkways, patios and outdoor kitchens. Our licensed Landscape Architect will work closely with you to help you build your Paradise.
Is it hard to maintain a pool?
These days, not at all. There are automatic chlorination systems that constantly monitor the water and add chemicals when necessary. There are also non-chemical solutions available for those who prefer not to use chlorine.
Will I need a pool service?
If you or your neighbors have a lot of shedding trees, then you may need one. If you use a pool cover and do not have a lot of debris falling into your pool, you can easily maintain your pool with a minimum of time spent on a weekly basis. Varsity will provide you with Pool School 101 on how to maintain and care for your pool.
What is the warranty on the pool?
Our warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the day of completion. We also guarantee the gunite pools shell for life. Pool equipment manufacturers, to include pumps and filters, have extensive warranties. We stand behind all the products we sell and install.
How long does it take to build a pool?
Every pool we build is a custom made pool built to the exact specifications of our customers. Depending on the complexity of the pool or project, completion can range anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks. Once we begin construction, a road map to completion will be provided to you and you will be updated every week along the way. Mother Nature can occasionally slow construction efforts but we remain committed to hitting our deadlines.
Are you insured?
All of our crews are fully insured for liability, property damage and workman’s compensation.