Frequently Asked Questions
Building a new swimming pool can leave you with many questions when it comes to choosing a solid reputable pool builder. Our FAQ page is geared to answer them, although, we still invite you to contact us for an honest and relaxed discussion on how Cody Pools is the right choice for building your dream pool. Through our commitment to building the most beautiful and affordable pool you can own, Cody Pools has made backyard dreams come true for 5,000+ customers in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Georgetown, Killeen/Temple, Waco, Lake Travis and Central Texas over the years. Below are some of the common questions asked by homeowners when considering their new swimming pool.
- How Much Does a Pool Cost?
- What Kind of Pool is Right For Me?
- Can I use my pool area year round?
- Summer's Over, Shouldn't I Just Wait Until Spring to Build My New Pool?
- Why Should I Choose Cody Pools?
- What Do Your Awards & Accreditations Mean to Me?
- How Long Will it Take to Build My Pool?
- I’m building a new home. If I’m considering a new pool, what are the benefits of proceeding now instead of waiting until completion of my new home?
- Do You Offer Financing?
How Much Does a Pool Cost?
That is an excellent question. They can range from $36,000 on up. This is based on the type we build - in-ground, gunite pools. Above ground pools and "vinyl lined" pools can be less expensive, but are far less durable and are much more susceptible to post construction problems. We've built a large number of affordable and beautiful pools that range from simple to sophisticated in design that fit a variety of budgets and lifestyles. Ultimately the guiding factors that determine a pools cost are it's size, features, terrain of your lot, plat survey, equipment and materials. An accurate estimate is obtained when one of our design professionals provide you with a FREE consultation with you at your home, determine your design preferences and combine that with your lots terrain and size. It is nearly impossible to give you an accurate quote via email without knowing more about your property's characteristics. You may be able to get an email estimate from other pools companies, but likely it won't factor everything accurately as there is no real consultation time with you to discuss everything you desire. We pride ourselves on NOT BEING a hard sell pool builder. We take the time to listen to you, create the design, present it with the costs and features, make adjustments as necessary and let you choose who you think should be your pool builder. We feel confident that our reptutation and personal service will impact your decision to choose Cody Pools.
What Kind of Pool is Right for Me?
Your overall lot size will determine what kind/size of pool is appropriate for you and your family, but in terms of shape, style, etc...It really depends on how you plan to use your pool. If exercise is most important, then perhaps a pool that facilitates swimming laps is appropriate. If you desire a pool that reflects a backyard oasis that is the perfect setting for entertaining, relaxing and overall enjoyment then a Freeform design is probably most suited. We invite you to visit our "Design Gallery" to view and research a variety of pool designs that fit a multitude of lifestyles and needs. Our design professionals can then assist you in determining the pool shape and design that works best for you.
Please click here to visit our design gallery to learn more.
Can I use my pool area year round?
Absolutely! You see, we're not only pool builders, but we're also pool owners, and like a number of our customers, we know that a quality pool can be used and enjoyed well beyond the "pool season". In fact, several of our customers have sent us "Hook 'Em Horns" letters thanking us for having their poolscape ready for the college football season. They've hosted Longhorn football game parties around their pool while "pool-gating" and taking full advantage of all their backyard showcase has to offer. They know that warm weather here in Texas can last all the way through October into November and often be back as early as February. They also know that regardless whether it's spring, summer, fall or winter, a beautiful pool area can be the centerpiece for a wealth of great and long lasting memories of times spent with friends and family that will last for years to come. Simply put, with Cody Pools, no matter the time of year, you always get more than a beautiful and enduring quality pool......you get a backyard oasis that you can enjoy year round.
Summer's Over, Shouldn't I Just
Wait Until Spring to Build My New Pool??
You could wait, but actually the period of November through February is ideal to start planning and building your pool. Many people choose to wait until Spring/Summer to build their pool and thus it might take longer as demands increase. It's similar to the concept of going to the Department of Motor Vehicles in the middle of the day. You have long lines and have to wait a little longer than if you went at some other time. By planning ahead with your decision to build a new pool you can ensure that your backyard oasis will be ready to use the first warm days of Spring.
Why Should I Choose Cody Pools?
The decision to include a pool in your lifestyle is certainly one not to be taken lightly. It is something that you will undoubtedly enjoy for many years to come. That's why it's important to select a pool builder who can deliver on a hassle-free pool experience. Below are just a few of the key points that have earned us our solid reputation as an experienced and trusted pool builder.
- We have proudly been in business since 1994 and have built over 5,000 pools as a pool builder serving the Greater Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas & Ft. Worth Areas in Texas.
- We are a financially solid company. Many pool companies operate from pool to pool and out of their house or have operated under several company names as to hide any negative information with the BBB. They may be able to build your pool, but will they be there to stand behind their work. (IMPORTANT! Make sure they have a physical street/office address that you can visit - if not, you could be inviting trouble in terms of reconciling problems you may have with their construction quality and warranty)
- We're an award winning pool company in both design and constuction quality as well as business conduct. This is no small feat and we are proud of this recognition as it is definitely reflective of our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction
- Our Design & Construction staff have a combined 100+ years in both commercial and residential pool building.
- We specialize in custom pools, not cookie-cutter designs, that are affordable and beautiful and often feature waterfalls, custom stone materials, unique finishes and even summer kitchens
What Do Your Awards & Accreditations
Really Mean to Me?
Our recognition within the industry and business community are prime examples of our core values. Awards in design and construction are symbolic of the rigorous standards we apply to every pool we build so that not only are they beautiful, but are flawlessly constructed. Our business recognitions speak to our continued growth that simply could not happen without our utmost focus on superior customer satisfaction. This approach has led to a year over year increase in customer referrals to family and friends. Click here to read just a few of our great customer testimonials
How Long Will it Take to Build My Pool?
The time it takes to build your pool is ultimately dependent on the size and complexity of the design, plus any adverse weather delays. Cody Pools can build your dream pool in as little as 30 days. Your Cody Pools Design Consultant will be able to give you an accurate estimate of time completion based on your pool design. To learn more about our design/construction process, please click here.
I’m building a new home. If I’m
considering a new pool, what are the benefits of proceeding now instead
of waiting until completion of my new home?
Building your new pool or spa during the construction of your new home has many substantial benefits. The most important is cost savings. By adding your pool to your homes first mortgage, you will lower it’s financing costs.
In addition, you will also avoid the rare inconveniences that can be associated with the construction of a custom built pool. If you're not yet living there full time, the normal construction traffic will be less noticeable and will seamlessly become part of your new home construction as a whole.
As a final point, you will be better able to incorporate the pool design and any other backyard amenities with your home design. One of our design consultants will be able to work with your homebuilder to ensure that your backyard oasis blends in harmoniously with your new dream home.