Things You Should Keep in Mind Before Customizing Your Pool

In the summer heat, nothing beats a trip to the pool. Whether you enjoy lazy days in a backyard pool or are considering major renovations to add a pool to your gym, hotel, or building, a custom pool is an excellent option. Custom pools in Fayetteville can cater to your specific needs and preferences, allowing you to get exactly what you want and need from your new pool. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in learning more about, read on for things you should consider before building a custom pool.

Average Costs

In most cases, cost is one of the major factors in pool building. The cost of excavation and installation, the initial setup costs, and the price of maintaining the pool all factor into the decision. Since customization is a complex process that is unique to each case, the best way to proceed is to get a quote for a certain design and then adjust from there. Feel free to ask questions as you go in order to get a good idea of what to expect in the cost department.

How Much Maintenance?

Maintenance is another major factor that varies widely from pool to pool. The cost of water, chemicals, and tools is one part of maintenance. The time it will take you, your employees, or a hired service to do the daily and weekly maintenance is another. Consider how hands-on or hands-off you want to be with your commercial pools in Fayetteville into your plan.


Whether your pool is for hotel guests, your own small family, or an Olympic training center, you need to take the time to assess its intended use. Consider the population that will get the most use from the pool, the typical activities that will take place in the space, the hours of operation, the available support staff, the number of people who will need to utilize it at any given time, and any other details that will factor into the design and overall plan for the pool. A pool that will host water aerobics and lap swimming will have different needs and requirements than a pool in a family’s backyard.

What Goes into Building a Pool

Depending on the space, you might be looking at demolition, excavation, completing construction drawings, modifying those drawings, subsoil preparation, installation of the pool itself, installation of all the hookups and piping, backfilling, technology installation, putting in roofing and tiling, and more before your pool is ready to go. Consider the timing of such a big project and how you will handle the construction space. It is a very doable process with the help of trained professionals as long as you make thorough plans!

We have had the privilege of being awarded more than 60 Design Awards in every award category, including custom residential concrete pools, commercial concrete pools, in-ground vinyl liner pools, and major renovations. Hilltop was named one of the “Top 50 Pool Builders in the USA” by Pool and Spa News in 2013-2017. Pool builders across the United States were evaluated in several areas, including the total number of pools built, customer service, certifications, industry involvement, employee retention, as well as advertising and social media presence. Our company was also nationally recognized for customer service and social media. We were the only Georgia company on the list in 2016 and 2017!

We would consider it a privilege to design and construct your project and have you as a member of our “Hilltop Family.”