Darlington Designs
Daytime view of large, custom-built in ground pool in home's backyard.

Why Pool Construction Can Be So Much Better Than What You Imagine

When was the last time you had a moment that stood out to you in crystal clarity? Maybe it was the night you enjoyed an elegant meal out with friends. Or perhaps it was the look on your child’s face when they opened that perfect birthday present. 

These moments in life are irreplaceable. Even as they fade into the past, they stay in our hearts as cherished memories. While it’s impossible to predict when you’ll have one of these remarkable moments, we do know that certain spaces can help cultivate them.

Outdoor spaces hold a special place in our experience of home. After all, there’s nothing like a beautiful, lush outdoor area to make you feel like you’ve found that getaway you’ve been dreaming about all week. 

At Darlington Designs, we believe that you shouldn’t have to go on vacation to have that feeling. A new pool construction can do just that— transforming your backyard into a paradise, the backdrop of your most precious moments with friends and family. 

Consider What You Don’t Want, Too

As you begin envisioning what you want your new outdoor space to look like, you should also consider what you’d rather avoid. For example, most landscaping companies will offer a number of preset options to choose from for your inground pool construction

Aerial view of a slender woman wearing a white hat lying on an inner tube in the pool.

Maybe you’re already thinking Gunite pool, sun shelf pool, grotto pool— the list goes on. Darlington Designs brings expertise in a wide variety of pool types. But we take pool construction a step further than most companies by creating original, in-house designs for each and every one of our customers. 

We don’t just give you the same pool that we did for 20+ other customers. Our approach is to build a pool customized to your specific vision and harmonizes with your home’s natural surroundings. The result? A pool that acts as the centerpiece of a gorgeous outdoor space that will impress your friends and leave you wanting more every day.

Another consideration is who you want to have building your pool. Most pool companies outsource construction, which means dealing with multiple contractors and the inevitable time gaps between each one. This can make it hard to know who to contact when something comes up— whether because you want design changes or due to a hitch in your own schedule. 

The single-source accountability at Darlington Designs ensures peace of mind by streamlining the entire design-build process. Our holistic, start-to-finish approach means you won’t have to hire out pool construction jobs separately and manage it all by yourself. 

We Pride Ourselves on Process

The Darlington Way is to provide quality— not just in our product, but through our process as well. If you choose Darlington Designs as your pool construction partner, your experience will look something like this: 

    • Speak with a Designer
      When you contact Darlington Designs, you will speak with a Designer in order to educate you on our unique design process and determine if you’d like to proceed with a Design Agreement. Once you engage with Darlington, then the Designer will arrange to meet with you about your unique vision for your outdoor space and develop a preliminary budget. This will lay the foundation to successfully develop a complete design that works for both your home and your family.
    • Swimming Pool Construction
      Your project will have an assigned Project Manager, Production Manager, foreman, and crew: 

      • Your Designer will be your principal point of contact about the work being carried out. He or she coordinates the project from beginning to end and makes routine visits to ensure that the goals of your design agreement are being met. The Designer can be contacted when you have questions or want to request changes to the project.
      • A Construction Coordinator will handle the logistics of ordering materials, making deliveries, and coordinating crew access. Pool construction projects may require extensive staging which involves a larger area of the property. Any special access needs will be communicated with you ahead of time. The Construction Coordinator is your point of contact for the operational and logistical aspects of the project. 
      • An experienced foreman will be onsite daily to oversee the pool construction workflow. Crews work Monday through Friday, from 7:30 to 5:30 pm. This schedule allows us to deliver the best product in the most timely fashion.  Because Darlington Designs manages the entire project lifecycle, we are able to minimize dead time and maximize efficiency throughout the construction process. 
    • Your “Cannonball” 
      The opening of your pool is a milestone, the start of many special moments together with loved ones. At Darlington Designs, we like to call this turning point “The Family Cannonball.” You might not go for a literal cannonball, though many do! We help you commemorate the moment of your pool opening with professional photography and a mini celebration!

Why Choose Darlington Designs? 

Darlington Designs brings more than 15 years of expertise to pool building and outdoor landscaping. We make your ideal pool space into a reality through quality craftsmanship, precision, and the best materials available on the market today. As a one-stop-shop for all your design and building needs, we ensure that your design is executed as carefully as it was crafted. With us, you’ll also enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having one point of contact throughout the entire process of pool construction

If you’re ready for superior craftsmanship and excellent customer service, we invite you to give us a call to set up your pool design consultation at 856-442-0440. 

We also encourage you to check out our eBook, “38 Questions to Ask Your Pool Contractor,” to learn more about our approach to pool building.