Quality Pools Since 2002
We offer one-stop shopping, and do more than just build pools. We bring your backyard dreams to life, from elaborate barbecues and summer kitchens, to custom water features, waterfalls, grottos and slides.
We offer complete pool remodels as well. Artificial Environments, Inc. is at the forefront of creative design. We are constantly researching new products to offer and creating one of a kind features for our clients. We believe that your pool can be an amazing addition to your home. Each one of our pools are unique and custom tailored to fit each and every family and to blend with the style of your home.
A commitment to customer service and satisfaction – We take great pride in the fact that customer referrals are what made us one of the best pool builders in the country.
We don't just build pools, we build relationships.
Myths (and helpful tips) about owning a pool
Owning a pool is probably a lot easier than you think. There are many reasonably-priced options including some companies and banks that can offer financing for putting a pool in your backyard. The type of pool, materials, accessories, and landscaping you choose will influence the cost of the project.
An accurate understanding of the building process will help you develop realistic expectations for the completion of your pool. An average pool can be completed in just a few months. But obviously, unforeseen factors such as the weather or permit delays can affect the building process. A good builder will communicate any changes in the project schedule to you as soon as possible. Changes made to the pool or deck after the start date can also create delays and possibly additional permitting.
You can always hire a professional to do the job, but with today's technology and newer, more cost effective pool equipment, you can get the same great results in very little time. Optional items such as pool and spa Automation, salt system chlorine generators and In-floor cleaning systems are just a few of the products that could really help maintain your pools for you while you are at work. In fact, maintaining a pool is easier than maintaining your car or your lawn!
Utility bills vary depending on where you live, who your provider is, and most importantly what type of equipment you have. Average estimates show that utility bills only increase between $30 and $50 each month using standard pool equipment. Using a good variable speed pump can save you a bunch of money on your electric bill because it has the capability of running at a very low speed during normal pool circulation hrs. Then the pump can operate at a higher speed when needed for options such as a spa or water features.
You should research a builder's work and ask questions about the longevity of the pool types they are considering. Proper cleaning and maintenance prevent the need for unscheduled refurbishing, and some manufacturers may even offer a lifetime guarantee for pool products that we install. At Ultimate Pool Design we take the structural elements and waterproofing process very seriously. We train all of our employees in these methods because they are very important to having a structurally sound pool. We use the best materials possible and quality craftsmanship to ensure that your pool will not need constant repair.
Not true- A salt water pool still has Chlorine. In fact it converts ordinary table salt into chlorine. Although we don’t use table salt that is essentially what it does. It will make managing your chlorine levels very simple. It does it for you. Once we get your pool outfitted with a “chlorine generator” and acclimated to the pool salt it won’t need chlorine on a weekly basis. Just add salt when needed. You could go up to six months without adding salt. These types of systems can keep your pool chlorine at perfect levels every day.
We exclusively use Pentair and Sta-Rite pool products on all of our Swimming pools and Spas. Pentair Water spends Millions of dollars each year in their product research and development. Pentair water is the world’s largest manufacturer of pool equipment and they make 99% of their own products leading the Industry. They are always the first company to come out with new technology and equipment that makes your pool function more efficiently and economically as well as product lines that can create beautiful and visual effects for your pools aesthetics. Pentair Pool Products and Sta-Rite have had a line of “Eco-Select” pool equipment for many years.
Here at Artificial Environments Inc. we will always Guide our customers with plenty of information as to how you can best save energy and money by choosing the right pumps, filters and heaters. These decisions can make a tremendous difference in the cost of your monthly expenses and upkeep of your pool. It will also make a huge difference in how much time you will spend each week cleaning your pool. Keep in mind that sometime a little extra money invested up front can save a lot in the long run.
A few of the products that Pentair Water is responsible for developing and bringing to the pool industry are L.E.D. Lighting and Variable speed pumps.
Intellibright L.E.D. (light emitting diode) pool lights. We can get these lights in a standard white light or with color changing technology. Either one is very efficient and saves lots of energy. In fact Pentair LED light only uses 50 watts each.
Think of this scenario: On a traditional pool a standard halogen pool light is 300 watts. That means it consumes 300 watts per hour. If you have a dark pool finish you may have 2 lights in the pool. You may even want to boost them to a 400 watt bulb for better lighting. If you own a spa it probably has a light as well. Standard halogen spa lights are 200 watts. This means your pool lighting could consume up to 1000 watts of energy each hour. If your pool light are on for an average of 5 hours a night that’s 5000 watts per day! That’s only on the lights.
Frequently Asked Questions
Make sure to interview your prospective builder very carefully. Here are a few things to consider.
- What is the company’s reputation in the community?
- Do you know a friend or neighbor who has used the same company with good results? If not, can the company provide you with some reliable references or customer report cards?
- How does the company treat you as a potential customer?
- How long has the company been in business, and how long have they been building in your area?
- Will the company provide you with a clear written estimate so that you’re not confused about what work will be done?
- Will they finish the project on time?
- Will the company add hidden charges after the construction process has begun?
- Will they keep your property clean and safe throughout the construction process?
Artificial Environments Inc. is well known within our building community for offering unparalleled customer service. From helping you understand all of the design options, to clearly communicating what you can expect during the construction process, we make sure that you are well informed during each phase of the project. We set the standard in our industry as leaders. In fact, 98% of all our projects are finished on time and within budget!
Yes. Most studies show that a pool will increase the value of your home anywhere between 7% and 15%, depending on where your house is located. It will also continue to increase in value throughout the years, just like your home. In many cases here in Florida it will determine the selling factor of your home. A beautifully built pool can create a visually stunning focal point and a center of entertainment for the family and friends. Many buyers want to find a home with a pool because it can be financed within the homes mortgage. Sometimes the overall thought of construction can be very scary for consumers without the general knowledge of good construction.
Warranties are very important. At Artificial Environments Inc. we provide you with the strongest guarantee in the swimming pool industry. We are confident in the product we build and we offer a warranty that backs it up. You should always ask for and compare the warranties when requesting estimates from builders. You should also remember that a warranty is only as good as the company that issues it. Dozens of pool builders go out of business each year. And if they’re gone, so is your warranty.
In the past, pool maintenance was more of a chore. But with today's technology and conveniences, owning a swimming pool is easier than owning a car! Pool chemical testing and maintenance, cleaning, and preprogrammed.
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