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Pickets are an aluminum railing inside of the screen enclosure required by code when the pool deck is over 30” above the ground height.
If you don’t want to use pickets, a planter can be installed on the back side of the area in question provided there is room for it without encroaching on the set back.
A stem wall is needed when the lot has a slope in it. If the lot slopes down in the rear, there will need to be a footer poured and a block “stem” wall built to hold back the fill dirt required to build the lot up so that the pool deck is level with the lanai (see illustration).
If you purchase heat from us for your pool we will provide you with a solar blanket. If you purchase a concrete spa you will receive a solar blanket, if you purchase a fiberglass spa you will receive a hard insulated cover.
You will receive a manual vacuum and hose, brush, pole, skimmer net and test kit.
If you purchase a spa you will receive a spa wand.
Current pricing as of January 1, 2015 are:
Spa $68.00 per month
Swim Spa $80.00 per month
Pool $106.00 per month
Pool/Spa Combo $115.00 per month
These prices are not guaranteed as prices are subject to change. To get current pricing you can call the T&D Pool and Spa Service at 352-748-0044.
What size pool would I like? Do I want a spa? If so, do I want the spa spillover into the pool? Do I want the pool fiberglass or concrete?
At time of contracting a $1,000.00 deposit is due. At this time you will have a payment schedule given to you. Payments will be due at Shell shot or spa set, again at deck pour, again at screen cage install, final payment at final inspection.
Your sales rep will get a cad drawing of a pool/spa on your lot. They will then schedule a follow up appointment with you. At this appointment a cad drawing with pricing will be provided to you. Your sales rep will go over with you information such as lighting, heat, chlorination and other options.
Note: Color selections are usually made at time of contracting due to changes in availability occurring if selections are made before time to order. You will be given upgrade color options during your time of contracting.
A spillover spa uses one pump one filter and one heater. When you want to use the spa you can turn off the spillover and heat up just the water in the spa. When you are finished using the spa the water will spill over again so that it can filter to stay clean. Each time you want to use the spa you will need to reheat the water from whatever temperature the pool/spa water is. If you have a spa that does not spill into the pool it has a separate pump, filter and heater from the pool. This allows you to keep the spa at a constant warm temperature without heating the pool.
Average costs for running your pool, not including heating, is $30.00-$50.00 monthly. This can vary depending on your electric service provider. Heating costs will vary based on your heat source (solar/electric/gas).
The cost depends on the height of your columns and linear footage of the columns and headers. Average column pricing usually runs $15,000-$20,000.00.
Acrylic texture is standard. We also offer upgrade options of 3 different types of Pavers, and Texture Eez.
A fiberglass pool comes only in certain shapes and sizes and depths. They cannot be changed. A fiberglass pool is much smoother to walk on. Typically in sizes 12×24 and below you can save anywhere from $1500.00-$4000.00 over a concrete pool. A fiberglass pool is easier to maintain. Basically, the surface of a fiberglass pool, in contrast to a concrete pool, is non-porous. This prevents algae from imbedding in the surface of the pool and consequently reduces the amount of time and chemical usage compared to a concrete pool. A concrete pool can be custom designed to fit into odd shape and smaller spaces. We can also custom design the shape, size, step locations, seats, and depth of concrete pools. A concrete pool has a much richer look to it. When working with sizes over 12×24 concrete pools are usually cheaper than fiberglass.
With a salt water pool you are producing your own chlorine using salt with the chlorine generator. With the standard chlorinator called a Rainbow 320 chlorinator you use 3” chlorine tablets to put in the inline feeder. You also have to use granular shock to shock the pool. With the salt water system you do not have to deal with the chlorine tablets or the granular shock. The salt water system is also softer on your skin!
If you have a spa, you will use gas. During the winter this is the only way to be able to heat your spa no matter what the outside air temperature is. If you have a pool, you will need to decide how you want to use the pool. If you want to be able to swim no matter how cold it has been or how overcast the last few days have been then you’re best set up is solar with a gas back up. This will allow you to swim no matter what. If you are the type of person who does not care to swim when it is around 50 degrees and below then a heat pump may be a better fit for you. This is cheaper to run monthly than gas and still provides heat for you even when there has been several over cast days.
Solar heat is free to use! Usually here in central Florida Solar alone won’t provide enough heat to swim during the months of December (partial month), January, February and sometimes part of March. We have a lot of over cast days during these months. These are the months that you need heat to be able to swim. A heat pump works by using the heat in the outside air. If the air temperature is real cold (like 50 degrees and below) it won’t be able to produce enough heat to keep the pool warm. On average we only have 3-4 nonconsecutive weeks of temperatures so cold that your heat pump won’t heat the pool. This is the second most energy efficient way to heat. Gas heat is what we call “total control”, it doesn’t matter if it is cloudy out or what the outside air temperature is, gas will heat your pool. Gas is the most expensive to operate out of the 3 heat sources. Most homeowners who want gas add solar as a backup so that it off sets the monthly expense. If you are in an area that does not have natural gas, we will bury a propane tank so you will use propane to heat.
T&D uses all Hayward products. We are a Totally Hayward dealer which means you will receive 3 years parts and labor warranty on your pump, filter and heater with 5 years on heat pump compressor.