Custom Pool Design
Effectively designing and installing pools and spas demands the highest level of attention, and that’s why Moscarino is devoted to maintaining the highest standards when it comes to helping you lay out a plan for your pool or spa and giving you peace of mind as you watch your project transform into reality. When you are choosing a swimming pool contractor, you should always consider what quality of experience and product they can offer you, in addition to their experience and reputation in the field.
Initial Design Meeting
To offer each customer the design process and final product that they want and deserve, we approach each project as an opportunity to capitalize on our past experience while also customizing and innovating in new ways. We will work with you to discuss and explore your priorities, vision and criteria for creating the perfect at-home pool. Some of the project elements we typically discuss include:
- What will be the context for your pool or spa? Will your yard be mainly used for entertaining or for personal use with your family?
- What type of mood do you want to create? Somewhere relaxing and secluded with tropical tones, or a crisp, modern space for fun and partying with friends? We want to make the space uniquely yours.
- What do you consider to be the assets of your yard right now? Do you have favorite views or areas?
- What features, other than the pool, would you like to add to your yard as part of this project? Perhaps you have always dreamed of having a waterfall in your backyard, or would love to increase privacy with additional trees. Consider this the perfect opportunity to enhance your yard and pool-side environment.
- What do you want to be visible from the back windows of your home?
- Are there specific colors or designs you like or envision as part of your project?
- How will you incorporate safety into your pool design? What fencing, lighting and anti-slip measures do you think will be most beneficial?
Design Review Meeting
The team of professionals handling your project includes experts in design, construction, landscaping and materials. Our staff works together to take the vision you have for your pool and implement it using the highest quality materials and techniques available while also considering budget or schedule concerns you may have.
Regardless of what type of material you choose or how you want to landscape the rest of your project, the first step is to dig out the ground where your in-ground pool will sit. The next steps depend on what type of pool we are installing for you, but we will follow the agreed upon timeline and construction plan until your pool is complete. Before filling your pool with water, we will complete any additional elements of your project—whether that be finishing a concrete deck, incorporating a waterfall or raised beds around the area, or building a pool-side outdoor kitchen and fire-pit. Once the entire project has been constructed and implemented, your pool will be ready to be filled, chemically treated, and enjoyed!
As part of helping you design a pool that is unique to your style and needs, we offer three material choices for the shell of your pool, each with unique advantages and disadvantages. We’re happy to help you decide what material best suits your project, but you should take time to look through the options and consider the benefits and disadvantages of each.
- Gunite is one of the most popular pool materials in the country for a reason—it is extremely durable and allows for infinite levels of customization. In addition to being the longest lasting-material available, it can be customized to any size and shape and can include fun, custom features like swim-up barstools, underwater benches, and built-in tanning ledges. If your yard has a limiting size or shape, these pools are a great choice because of their flexibility in terms of design. They also feature the widest selection of details and finishes, so you can customize your pool down to the tiles, finish, color and texture. Some clients consider costs and the relatively long installation schedule of Gunite pools to be prohibitive, but they are generally a favorite choice.
- Fiberglass pools offer a finished-looking pool in a short installation time. They come in predetermined shapes and sizes, but with a wide variety of interior finishes that are unique and beautiful. Although you cannot customize features, some designs are available with built-in features like underwater benches and tanning ledges. You will even see models with built-in raised spas, which is a luxury that many clients are looking for. While more expensive than vinyl, they are longer lasting and generally thought to look more professional. They are less expensive than Gunite pools and don’t impose the costs or longer construction schedule associated with Gunite installation.
- Vinyl-Lined pools are affordable on almost any budget and have a soft, interior finish that is very family friendly. In addition to a lower installation cost, vinyl pools are generally fairly cost-effective to repair, although they do not last as long as Gunite or fiberglass shells. Creases and harsh chemicals can damage vinyl linings more easily than other shells, which is what contributes to their shorter lifespan. For a basic pool, vinyl linings can provide a fast, inexpensive option, but they often look less finished and cannot be customized in the same ways as other materials.