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How Much does a swimming pool cost?

The cost of installing an in-ground swimming pool depends on various factors such as size, location, and design preferences, and can vary significantly. Generally, vinyl liner pools start at around $75,000, while fiberglass pools start at around $55,000 for a Canadian rectangular with 2 sizes to the high end Latham Pool at $85,000.

At Riverstone Pools, the process begins with a detailed consultation and estimate, followed by a computer design process that provides an exact quantity takeoff list on your drawing. Finally, all items are measured at the end of the project, ensuring that you only pay for what you have asked for.

How long does it take to construct a swimming pool?

The duration of the construction process for a pool is dependent on various factors including its size, location, and the complexity of the project. Site-specific challenges, such as the presence of trees or the need to move sewer or water lines, may also impact the project timeline. Additionally, certain regulations from homeowners' associations or county requirements may cause delays. Typically, construction time for most pool projects falls within the range of a few weeks to a couple of months.

Do I need a fence around my swimming pool?

In British Columbia and across Canada, it is a legal requirement to have a fence enclosure that is non-climbable, with self-closing and lockable gates surrounding swimming pools. Often, the enclosure covers at least three sides of the pool, with the home or another structure comprising the fourth side. In addition, alarms may be mandatory for doors that provide access to the pool area. It is important to note that even with an automatic pool cover, fencing requirements must still be met. Riverstone Pools can assist with obtaining the necessary Swimming Pool Enclosure Permit from your local Municipality. We will provide all of the required drawings and forms, but the homeowner must post payment and bonds, as these vary depending on the specific municipality. Once completed, these bonds will be released back to the property owner.

Can I build a pool at any time of the year?

Exclusive to Riverstone Pools is our ability to work throughout the year! We have made a major investment in a winter construction tent to make it possible to build all year. Contact us today about the winter construction schedule.

What type of pool is best?

There are several options for pools, including vinyl, plaster, and fiberglass, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. The best type of pool for you depends on your specific needs and preferences. Vinyl pools are easy to maintain, customizable, and cost-effective. They are also more resistant to staining than other materials. Plaster is more expensive than vinyl but can be very visually appealing. Fiberglass is easy to install and has many of the same benefits as vinyl, but is often more expensive. Ultimately, the best pool for you will depend on your budget, desired look, and maintenance preferences.

How do I winterize my pool?

While the Lower Mainland area does not experience extreme cold temperatures like other parts of Canada, it is still important to winterize your pool to prevent any problems related to freezing temperatures. To learn more about the winterization process, you can refer to the Pool Operation manual that will be provided to you by Riverstone Pools. This manual will offer valuable guidance and instructions to help you properly maintain your pool and keep it in excellent condition throughout the year.