Swimming Pool Design
Consultation: During a short phone call, a designer will set up your free in-home consultation to get an understanding of your backyard dream. Consultation appointments are scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday starting early afternoon ending in the evening. Plans from architects and landscapers are also welcome. It is best to have the whole family at the consultation appointment to make sure we cover everyone’s wants and needs.
Design Questions: During your free in-home consultation, we ask you specific questions to better understand your needs and desires. Some of these questions include: What style of pool are you interested in? How deep do you want your pool to be? Do you want to add a spa to your pool design? Are you interested in any water features such as waterfalls, deck jets, or bubblers? Do you want a saltwater or chlorine pool? Do you want to add a diving board? Do you want to add a slide? Are you interested in landscaping around the pool? Are you interested in any type of outdoor structure e.g.: pergola, outdoor kitchen, covered seating? How much decking do you want around your pool? What is most important to you in choosing a pool contractor? We make sure to ask every question to ensure that we create the pool you envision and meet your standards. We also encourage you to ask questions that you may have, this way we can make you fully informed of the designing and building process. It is never a bad idea to have any inspirational photos on hand that you find most important to include in your design.
Analyze Backyard: We will analyze your backyard for best use. We will look at your yard with you to get an understanding for where you envision your pool. We will then take detailed measurements of your yard and house, as we will put this all into your personal 3D design. It is best if you can have a copy of your property plat map available for us at the time of your consultation. This will help our designers locate any easements and have a more exact measurement of your property lines. We will also take pictures of your backyard and house to ensure our designers include every detail in your design.
Creating Your Personal Design: After your consultation meeting, our designers will use the consultation information, and measurements and photos, of your yard and house to create a 3D design back at our office. We pride ourselves on paying attention to detail to ensure your design reflects your current house and help you visualize your pool in your backyard. We include everything from landscaping, to furniture, to drinks on the tables and beach towels on the loungers. We want you to get a feeling for what your backyard oasis could feel like.
Design & Bid: Once the designer is finished with your design, a series of renderings and a short video will be prepared for you. This will allow you to see what your custom pool will look like in your backyard during the day & night. We also provide you with a 2D plan that illustrates measurements and labels that explains what all is included in your design as well as exact measurements of each detail of the pool, spa, new decking, any water features, equipment pad, etc. Along with the renderings & plans, we include a bid. The bid will have down to the penny what it will cost to build what we have designed. We understand fully how important it is to see what each feature of the pool will cost, so our bid is thoroughly broken down for better understanding.
$500 Deposit: To move forward with construction, all we require to get started is a $500 deposit. This deposit allows us to write up your official contract and to get your permits submitted to the city and/or county. We accept cash, credit, check, or debit for the deposit. After your deposit, our payment schedule is as follows: 25% down at the signing of your contract, 25% down at excavation, 25% down at gunite, 20% down at deck setup, and 5% at interior finish. We accept cash or check for these payments, but can take credit for a small fee.
Design Adjustments: Before finalizing your contract we can adjust any detail of your pool project to ensure your design is exactly the way you want it. We know that you may change your mind on details of your pool project, and that is no problem. If there is anything you want to change after your contract has been signed we can always write up a change order for you to make those changes. We encourage our clients to be as detailed as possible when expressing the changes they desire to make. The change order becomes a part of your contract and we will adjust the contract price accordingly.
Construction Begins: Once the permits have been approved by the city and/or county, and your contract has been signed, we can move forward with the construction process! To learn more about our construction process please visit our Swimming Pool Construction page under the Services tab on our website. Our construction team and managers strive to maintain full communication throughout the whole process. We find it extremely important to keep our clients informed on each step of the construction process.
At Sierra Pools and Spas we know how important it is to be able to visualize your pool project before we ever break ground. We want nothing more than to be able to create paradise that will be just a few steps away. If you want to learn more about how you can get your free personalized 3D design please call 918-884-8427 or fill out a contact request form on our website and we will call you to set up your free in-home consultation. To view video samples of previous designs we have completed at Sierra Pools and Spas, please visit the Samples page on our website.