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Seven Pool Myths Debunked by the Top Pool Builders in NJ

Think You Know the Truth About the Pool Installation Process? 

Think again. 

Pool building is a complex process that takes many years to perfect. Due to its intricate nature, many misconceptions have developed over the years. Some even have homeowners contemplating whether or not to “take the dive” and build a pool. At Darlington Designs, one of the top pool builders in NJ, we know the ins and outs of pool installations and design. We can ease your pool-building reservations. 

For more than 15 years, we have perfected the art of design and build for outdoor living. Our passion, expertise, and all-encompassing approach to design and build creates a seamless, stress-free experience for you, the homeowner! Our process is grounded in communication and ensuring your happiness (as well as your budget’s!). We guarantee your pool will be as unique as you are–we have never built the same pool twice!

When you work with us, we guarantee all of your pool installation concerns will be put to rest. 

Seven Common Pool Installation and Maintenance Myths Debunked

Below, we reveal the truth of the most common pool installation and maintenance myths. 

Myth #1: Pool Installation Is Expensive and Time-Consuming
Darlington’s Truth: We use the latest innovations that help us develop your budget and reduce the overall time-to-build to make your dream pool come to life.

Don’t get us wrong–installing a pool is both a time and monetary investment. However, with today’s engineering advancements and technologies, we now have the ability to expedite the time it takes to build of our clients’ dream pools, all while remaining within their designated budgets.

Myth #2: Pool Building Doesn’t Need Permits
Darlington’s Truth: We handle the obtaining of all necessary permits and compliance codes. 

As much as we wish we could tell you that building a pool is as simple as making a “yes” or “no” decision, it’s a bit more complicated than that. Depending on where you live, there are certain permits that need to be obtained and codes of compliance that need to be approved and followed. 

At Darlington Designs, we handle all of this for you in order to ensure a more seamless installation process. 

Myth #3: Pool Maintenance Is Difficult
Darlington’s Truth: We provide you with simple, clear-cut maintenance instructions. 

Custom inground pool in the backyard of home during the day, with trees in the background. Pools do require maintenance. However, if you follow these simple steps consistently on a weekly basis, you’re looking at two to three hours of maintenance per week: 

  1. Skimming the surface of your pool two to three times per week
  2. Vacuuming your pool once per week
  3. Testing and balancing the pH level of your pool once per week

For those of you who are extremely busy, there are even tools available for sale that will allow you to automate most maintenance processes. 

Myth #4: Pool Maintenance Takes a Significant Amount of Time and Energy
Darlington’s Truth: We offer packages and installation technologies that allow our clients to reduce the amount of energy used and time spent on maintenance. 

The technology we install in the pools we build reduces the amount of energy used and time spent on maintenance, whether or not you decide to hire someone to do it for you. We also offer additional packages that reduces the time spent on pool maintenance to virtually zero! 

We can also provide advice on additional items for purchase that can address any of your concerns regarding time and energy to maintain your pool. Pool accessories–such as heaters, pumps, and filters–are more energy-efficient than ever, using approximately 30% less energy than they used to.

Myth #5: Pools Are Just for Recreation
Darlington’s Truth: We can educate on the many uses and benefits of owning your very own pool. 

Sure, pools are fun, but they also provide a multitude of health benefits for adults and children alike. From low-impact exercise to physical therapy, pools can be an excellent source of fitness and rehabilitation. 

Myth #6: Pools Can Only Be Used During Summer
Darlington’s Truth: We know the best tips and tricks to maximize your pool’s season (and if that’s not enough–we can build you a year-round-use spa!).

Although summer may be the most enticing time to use your pool, pool owners in NJ can extend their pool’s yearly season up to six months by installing and using a heat pump. 

For those that don’t want to give up water activities even during the winter months, you could also consider a spa! With the right care and maintenance, spas can be used year-round, no matter the temperature. We provide the same great design, building, and installation services for spas as we do for pools. 

Myth #7: The Pool-Building Process Requires Too Much of Homeowners’ Time
Darlington’s Truth: We are a “one-stop-shop” that handles the entire process from conception to build! 

This could be true for other pool builders in NJ, but not with Darlington Designs. We respect and value your time, and understand just how busy modern families are. Given this, we believe in being a “one-stop-shop” for all of our clients’ needs. From conception and design to execution and build, the team at Darlington Designs can manage the entire process from start to finish.  

Ready to Build Your Dream Pool? Trust Darlington Designs. 

Many myths pool builders in NJ are constantly faced with exposing are actually fallacies! With the right team and tools, building and owning a pool can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience. Remember, a pool is more than just a place to cool off. It is a space for busy families alike to spend quality time together and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. 

Are you ready to make your pool and/or spa design dreams a reality? Contact us today at info@darlington-designs.com or call us at 856-442-0440. We proudly serve local neighborhoods in southern New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia region. 

Also, feel free to contact us via our project form on our site. The project form can be found at the bottom of our Pools & Spas page