What is the difference between gunite and vinyl?
A gunite pool uses concrete as its foundation, while a vinyl pool will use a steel frame that is lined with a vinyl cover. For more details on each material, please visit this page.
How often does a vinyl liner need to be replaced?
The life expectancy of a vinyl liner is 10 to 15 years. Maintaining your pool with the proper care can extend the life span of a liner to 20 years, but much of it depends on its care. Chemically balanced water, pool covers and shade can improve the life of your liner.
How much does it cost to heat a pool?
The cost depends on the price of energy, the fuel source, the size of your pool, the type of heat source you have and how frequently that source is activated. Costs can range from a few hundred dollars per month to a few thousand. When you are designing your new pool, or exploring new heat pumps, a Neave Pools specialist can provide you estimates for what the costs will be.
Do you also do work on patios, landscaping and other hardscaping?
Yes! Neave Pools is integrated with Neave Group Outdoor Solutions. If you would like to make renovations or additions to your patio, deck or backyard space then we can definitely arrange those for you. There is no limit to what Neave Pools can offer you outside of the pool itself. We can add pool houses, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, grottos, water features as well as landscaping services so that your backyard is the paradise you and your family deserve.
How deep should a pool be?
A pool can be as deep or as shallow as you would like. The depth restrictions will depend on the municipal regulations in your area as your pool can not interfere with any underground piping. Your Neave Pools contractor will be up-to-date with any and all restrictions in your area and present them to you.
How does a heat pump work?
The pool water is simply circulated through the pump itself, and the heated water is redistributed in to your pool. There are a variety of different types of heat pumps, and some are better for different situations. You will only need one heat pump to heat your residential pool, and your Neave Pools contractor will be able to present you with a variety of options that will satisfy your needs and your budget.
Can you automate the pool?
Yes, we can definitely automate a pool. Automation can save costs down the road so you are not running your heat pump around the clock, and we have an extensive library of systems that can range from semi-automation to full-automation of your pool. Pool automation systems can be built in to existing pools as well. The automation services page is found here.
What makes you different from the other pool companies?
Neave Pools proudly takes a holistic approach to your new pool construction. When designing a pool, we consider the context of its surroundings such as the backyard area and the architecture of your home.
The customer service from Neave Pools is also drastically different from other companies. Your Neave Pools contractor will serve as your single contact point, which allows the process to be streamlined through one communication channel. The contractor will act as your project manager, designer and contact point so you don’t have to juggle contacts.
Beyond that, Neave Pools only works with the finest materials in the industry. We can build pools of any shape and size using a variety of different materials to make your dream become a reality.
How long will the building process take?
The building process is dependent on the size and design of your pool. Gunite pools, for example, take longer to build than vinyl pools because the process is more involved. The construction also relies on acquiring permits and coordinating construction teams. Your Neave Pools contractor will provide a projected construction schedule after you have both contributed to the design of the pool.
Do you handle the construction permits?
Yes, we handle the acquisition of the construction permits for your pool and any other backyard additions you’d like to make. It’s part of Neave Pools’ commitment to making this process as seamless for the customer as possible.
What sorts of design/shape restrictions are there with vinyl pools?
Traditionally, vinyl pools were rectangular, oval or kidney-shaped. With advances in technology, we are able to bend and shape the steel panels that act as the foundation of the pool to fit most design plans. Neave Pools can also add a number of water features to vinyl pools such as laminar jets, spill over spas and waterfalls. Vinyl pool design is not as limited as it once was, and we are constantly pushing the envelope at Neave Pools to ensure that your vinyl pool is exactly the way you want it to be.
How are the vinyl liners made?
Neave Pools works with the highest-quality vinyl liners in the industry. They are made from 100% non-recycled, virgin vinyl material, and are designed to withstand our harsh, Northeast environment. The vinyl liners we carry are manufactured with bleach and ultra-violet inhibitors that counteract fading. Construction of the vinyl liners is computer controlled to ensure quality and a precise fit, so that you don’t have to deal with ugly wrinkles in the bottom and sides of the pool.
What is the difference between a gas heater and a heat pump?
Gas heaters tend to be more efficient than heat pumps. They can warm the body of your pool up to three times faster but will also consume up to three times more energy. By comparison, heat pumps can do the same job at a reduced pace, and tend to be more cost-efficient.
Deciding between a gas heater and a heat pump depends on how you plan on using your pool. Infrequent users, such as weekenders, will prefer a gas heater since they can keep it off during the week and then heat their pool quickly. Others who plan on using their pool on a more frequent basis might prefer the cost savings of a heat pump.
Your Neave Pools contractor will carefully help you determine which type of device is best for you, your pool and your budget. We carry a large range of both types that can help you stay within budget.
What do you do with the pool during winter?
We offer closing services to winterize the pool during the off-season. A team of Neave Pools experts will visit your pool and drain the pool, the pipes and any other systems to ensure that they are not damaged. This includes a proper and thorough cleaning of the filtration system. After the pool has been drained and the accessory systems have been attended to, we will cover the pool with a cover of your choosing. A more detailed description of our closing services can be found here.