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Custom Pool Builder

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Custom Pool Design Process

Envisioning what your custom pool and landscape will look like can be difficult. The Emerald Experience includes a discovery meeting with you to learn about your ideas and plans for your project. We then create a detailed site plan and depending on the scope of the project, we also create a 3D rendering to see your vision come to life. Our design process puts you at the center and ensures efficiency in the building process as well as accuracy in completion. Our goal is to provide that “move that bus” type of experience where the first site of your pool takes your breathe away.

Blueprint Blueprint
Step 1
Sketch Sketch
Step 2
Render Render
Step 3
Final Build Final Build
Step 4

Custom Pool Build Process

Your overall experience with your dream pool would not be complete without exceptional service while we build your pool. There are over 20 checkpoints where we ensure quality and here is a sample list: Initial customer plan review, onsite turnover from the design team to build team, customer confirmation of layout, satellite imagery for placement, triangulation of pool corners, string measurements for excavation, laser measurement for pool slope, and the list goes on…

We break our extensive process into 5 key phases:

Planning & Prep Planning & Prep
Phase 1
Excavation & Shaping Excavation & Shaping
Phase 2
Plumbing & Pool Surface Plumbing & Pool Surface
Phase 3
Grading & Decking Grading & Decking
Phase 4
Start-Up & Completion Start-Up & Completion
Phase 5

And the most important phase, you enjoying your first swim!

Gunite Pools

Creatively Versatile

Gunite swimming pools are a type of inground pool that use a blasted concrete and sand mixture in the base and a plaster sealcoating. They are beautiful pools that are perfect for hosting pool parties and family gatherings. Additionally, gunite swimming pools offer the most customizability to fit your exact specifications. If you are looking for durability in your pool, then a gunite swimming pool is definitely the best choice. These pools are lauded for their durability and are known to last for a long time without trouble. Gunite pools also usually come with an excellent warranty program.

Pool Services

Protect your investment!

Emerald Pools and Spas purpose is to create spaces that bring people together. We know the lifelong memories you can establish as you play, relax, and enjoy your pool. We also know the frustration that exists with accurately testing water, keeping the surfaces clean, and protecting you, your family, and friends with perfectly balanced water chemistry. Not only is it disappointing to have cloudy or green water right at the worst time of a gathering, the life of your equipment and pool is also diminished. Protect your memories, protect your investment, and protect your sanity. Sign up below and we will take care of the rest!

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Your pool or spa water could be green for multiple reasons. In short:
-Lack of sanitation
-Phosphates and Algae

The types of bugs that are in your pool are most likely Backswimmers and Water Boatmen.
These 2 bugs look a lot alike. The difference is that the Backswimmers actually feed on the Water Boatmen and the Water Boatmen feed on Algae. Water Boatmen do not bite and are harmless, but if you have Water Boatmen you most likely have Backswimmers too! Backswimmers are non poisonous, but have a sting like bite! To treat a bite, use a cold compress and to prevent these bugs, keep correct levels of sanitation and don’t let algae bloom!




Water Boatmen

Yes! Most pool chemicals consist of acids and flammable substances.
You should never handle any type of chemical if you do not know how to use it and how to treat for injury or burns with that specific substance. Never mix any two pool Chemicals. Never mix water into any pool chemical, only add the chemical to water.  Misuse of many pool chemicals can cause extreme chemical burns, respiratory issues, blindness, explosions or even death if consumed.

When you are having someone come take a look at your pool every week, you are able to really prevent a lot of the issues that can occur with equipment, chemical levels and cleanliness. Most of the time it will be easier and less expensive in the long run because you won’t catch these issues when it’s too late. When you have someone coming out every 2 weeks or even monthly, you spend more time fixing what has been done in that time passed than maintaining cleanliness. Weekly Chemical balancing and cleaning keeps you happier because your pool or spa will always look fantastic.

When you keep the water in your pool or spa balanced, you are extending the life of your liner, your plaster, your chlorinator, and your equipment. Aggressive water is extremely corrosive, and oversaturated water is extremely scale forming. Keeping the many parameters in balance is what will prevent your water from becoming aggressive or oversaturated. Having properly balanced water isn’t only important for your pool or spa, but it is also important for your safety! A lot of water chemistry is about user comfort, since your skin is much more sensitive than your equipment. High levels of chlorine and or pH levels that are too high or too low can make eyes burn, hair damaged, dry skin and clothed ruined, so it is important to either learn how to balance what are yourself, or hire a professional to do it. Not only is it important for your comfort, but also for your safety. There are many Waterborne illnesses that can come from unbalanced or dirty water. Having the proper level of sanitation is key to keeping your family happy and healthy.

There is more to it than keeping on top of your pH and your chlorine! There are many parameters that need to be tested often to keep your pool and hot tub balanced. Some of these include phosphate levels, calcium hardness, total alkalinity, metals, combined chlorine, cyanuric acid, and salt alongside your pH and chlorine. There are many things that can contribute to any of these levels rising or dropping, and hiring a certified water chemist to maintain your pool or spa can make the biggest difference.

Our Service Center here at Emerald Pools and Spas is backed by a team of Master Electricians, Certified Pool Operators & Water Chemists. We offer a variety of services to keep your pools, spas, equipment and water in fantastic shape. We provide quality hot tub repairs, pool equipment upgrades, filter, heater and pump replacements, leak detection, pool closings and openings. If you are looking to keep your water crystal clear year round, we have different tiers of maintenance memberships to cater to your pool and spa needs. These memberships include brushing and vacuuming, scrubbing the water line, keeping water at the correct level, pool cover pressure washing, UV protectant on spa covers, draining and refilling, filter cleaning, routine skimmer and pump basket cleaning and weekly chemical balancing. More information can be found on these memberships at

Yes, bring in a sample of water from your pool or hot tub and we will test 11 different parameters for free! It is best if you collect about 2-3 ounces of water from a depth of at least 18 inches deep from your hot tub or pool.

Yes, we carry all the chemicals needed to maintain your water chemistry in your pool and hot tub.