Custom Pool Services
Swimming Pool Packages Standard on All Atlas Pools:
- All Required Permits
- 3' to 6' Depth
- 3' Concrete Shallow End Steps
- Deep End Swim Out
- Acrylic Decking Around Pool
- Cantilever Edge
- 6" x 6" Custom Tile
- Spotter Step Tile
- Quartz Interior Finish
- Dual Main Drains
- 3 - 1.5" Return Lines
- 1.5" Valved Vacuum Lines
- EasyTouch with Screenlogic App Control System
- Pentair Variable Speed Pump
- Pentair Intellichlor Salt Clorinator
- Pentair Clean and Clear 200 sq ft Filter
- Standars 400w 10" Pool Light
- Indoor Matching Pool Fittings
- Vac Lock for Cleaner
- Pool Maintenance Kit
- Pool School
- Inhouse Pentair Warranty Station
- Lifetime Warranty on Underground Plumbing
- 3 Year Equipment Warranty
- Lifetime Shell Warranty
- Backed By Central Florida's Largest Pool Service & Repair Company
When You Add A Spa To Your Pool
- Granite Spa Spillway
- 2" Therapy Jets in Spa
- Floor Return in Spa
- Flush Bubbler Fittings
When You Add A Screen To Your Pool
- 4' Screen Doors
- 7" Super Gutters
Atlas Pools has its own internal service division. We build your pool with integrity and back every installation with service you can trust. Call us today for information on getting started!
Building Your Pool
Building a swimming pool is different than any other form of construction. It is an art form that starts with your dream and then takes shape when you work with our in-house designer. Atlas Pools then sculpts a usable work of art out of concrete.
Seeing the steps to build your new swimming pool will help you understand how pool contractors work and also appreciate the need for a quality-minded pool company that is family owned and operated and has been building swimming pools in Central Florida for over 28 years. Our experienced craftspeople take pride in their work, have the expertise to do it well and stand fully behind it. Atlas Pools is the place to create your perfect pool whether you live in Orlando, Kissimmee, Melbourne, or anywhere in Central Florida.
There are many phases in the construction of your new swimming pool. We hope this brief description of each stage of construction will help you understand the process, what is happening now and what you can expect to happen next.
Step 1: Layout
After you have experienced our custom pool design services and you and our in-house designer have planned the perfect Atlas pool for you, it's time to get started. We place wood framing that shows the size, shape and location of your pool. The wood framing provides a guide for the excavation crew. Once the pool has been excavated, the framing helps secure the reinforcing steel for the shell and helps set the final elevation of your swimming pool.
Step 2: Dig
This excavation is an exciting time for the kids as well as the adults. Everyone loves big machinery, and you will be able to watch your backyard take the shape of your new swimming pool right before your eyes. Our craftspeople make it look easy, but it takes a lot of time and experience along with a lot of hard work to gain the knowledge and ability to do what they do.
Step 3: Steel
Adding the steel is an important part of the structural integrity of your pool. You might find it interesting to see the workmanship and techniques used to bend the steel into the shape of your new swimming pool.
Step 4: Gunite
Gather the family or the neighborhood kids to watch the hole in your backyard become the shell of your new swimming pool. Gunite is a type of concrete that we use to create the shell. Experienced craftspeople use considerable strength to lift the hose filled with pressurized concrete and guide it to the place where the concrete needs to be. It is amazing to watch the craftspeople sculpt the concrete into the shape of your pool, spa, steps, swimout, sunshelf and any other features you have chosen.
Step 5: Pregrade
When the gunite has set, we remove the wood framing. We begin to set the grade for the deck area, and you can start to imagine your favorite place to sit poolside.
Step 6: Plumbing
Plumbing is an important part of installing a pool and can get complicated depending on the features you have chosen. The plumber will put in the circulating system, main drain and skimmer. In addition, he will install other features based on your pool design, for example a pool sweep line that draws water from the pool and brings it to the filtering system. He will also begin plumbing in the returns, therapy jets, deck jets, sheer descent, or any other water features that return the water to the pool after filtration.
Step 7: Tile
Laying the tile requires detail orientation, skill and focus. The tile setter is a craftsperson as well as an artist. To add beauty, he installs the tile that you chose to the location in the pool design. Tiles often decorate the perimeter, steps, swimout and sunbench of your pool. Tile is one of the details of a pool that often catches the eye and imagination.
Step 8: Electric
Most of us don't think about electricity when we think about swimming pools, but the electrician is the unsung hero. Many of the amazing, beautiful, and relaxing features of your pool and spa require power. The electrician connects everything we have installed to the power source, making it all work beautifully.
Step 9: Decking Stage
During the rough decking stage, an experienced craftsperson performs important foundation steps for the deck area. He sets the pitch of the deck area, builds any riser steps, installs the deck drain and pours the concrete.
Step 10: Screen
The screen enclosure offers multiple benefits for our customers and their pools. These benefits include added shade, keeping pests out and pets in and keeping your pool clean.
The added shade reduces the solar exposure. Excessive sun exposure not only affects our skin but it can also increase the rate at which chlorine and the ingredient it contains degrades. The screen enclosure will not only help to protect your skin but it will help to keep balance in your pool.
Screen enclosures are well known for keeping pests out. That means no mosquitoes, beetles, frogs, spiders, snakes or even alligators. On the other hand they are great at keeping your pets in while giving them a taste of fresh air.
Lastly, a screen enclosure helps keep your pool clean as it prevents leaves and debris from entering your pool. This helps control contamination to the water and makes it much easier to clean.
Screen enclosures are built to code to withstand hurricane force winds. The posts that surround the screen are anchored into the ground in a concrete footer and sometimes with the added use of anchor cables, making it a strong and long lasting structure.
Step 11: Interior Finish
The interior finish is a concrete coating on the floor and walls of the pool. Craftspeople need both strength and expertise to direct the flow of pressurized concrete and then to use trowels to knead the surface into the final product. It's an amazing sight, which is usually followed by another amazing sight: water flowing into the swimming pool! In most cases, they will start the water immediately after they finish the plastering process.
Step 12: Start Up
At this point, your swimming pool is almost ready for you to dive in. Our start-up technician will test that everything is working properly. For example, the technician will start the circulating pump and set the timer. If your pool design has eyeball fittings in the returns and jets, he will install them. He will also brush and vacuum the pool and clean any residue off the tile. The technician will simmer and balance the water and start the slow chlorine start up. In a slow chlorine start up, we add chlorine slowly over a period of a few days. So, it will take a few more days for the water to turn completely blue.
Custom Pools FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions About Custom Swimming Pools
Answering Your Questions About Pools in Orlando, FL
There's plenty to get excited about when thinking about having a custom pool built for your Orlando area home. As the Central Florida experts for custom swimming pools, Atlas Pools also knows you likely have plenty of questions.
Custom Spa Design & Installation in Orlando, FL & Beyond
Create a Relaxing Oasis with Atlas Pools of Central Florida
Is this the year you're finally going to indulge yourself and install a luxury spa in your backyard? Adding a spa offers many physical and mental health benefits. It can also help you increase your property's value should you ever decide to list your home for sale. Atlas Pools of Central Florida specializes in the design and installation of custom spas in Orlando and many surrounding areas, including Oviedo, Lake Mary, Maitland, Sanford, St. Cloud, and Winter Park.
Expert Pool Deck Installation & Resurfacing for Orlando, FL Homes
If you've noticed cracks or staining from pool chemicals on your pool deck, Atlas Pools of Central Florida can make it look like new again with an affordable pool deck remodel. We specialize in pool deck resurfacing and installation for Orlando-area homes and public facilities. Whether your pool deck is made of concrete, tile, stone, brick, or travertine, we have the equipment and expertise to make it more durable and more aesthetically appealing.
Pool Features to Enhance Your Backyard Orlando Oasis
From a Fountain to a Waterfall, Atlas Pools Does It All
No matter the size of your backyard or swimming pool, you can add many custom water features to give it a more sparkling personality. From fountains to waterfalls, Atlas Pools of Central Florida can enhance your swimming pool area for hours of expanded enjoyment.
Waterscapes to Accentuate Custom Pools in Oviedo, FL
Atlas Pools of Central Florida Creates Wondrous Waterscapes
The best way to enhance the ambiance of your backyard or custom pool in Oviedo, FL is to include a wondrous waterscape designed by the professional staff at Atlas Pools of Central Florida. Our family-owned company has created picturesque settings and landscapes for more than four decades, helping homeowners achieve the yards of which they have always dreamed.
Heating Custom Pools in Oviedo, FL
Atlas Pools of Central Florida Offers Pool Heating Options
Atlas Pools of Central Florida should be the first name that comes to mind when you need to heat your custom pool in Oviedo, FL. When the days start to get longer and the mercury begins to rise, it is nearly impossible to delay working on your cannonball form by plunging into the first pool you see. But the water likely has not had enough time to warm up following a brisk Florida winter, so you must choose between dealing with the cold or resisting the urge to splash around your custom pool. However, that does not have to be the case.