Expert Pool Work, Inc.

providing expert pool work since 1999

(402) 341-8132

Expert Pool Work, Inc. installs vinyl-liner inground pools in Omaha


For the 2018 pool season, we are only bidding to install rectangle non-diving pools
If you want a diving pool or any free-form pool shape, then we will pass on submitting a bid


After almost a decade-long retirement from offering new vinyl-liner inground pool installations, Expert Pool Work, Inc. is again installing vinyl-liner inground pools. However, at least the 2018 pool season, we will only bid to install rectangle non-diving pools, to include:

If any of these rectangle inground pools is the pool for you, then we are the pool installer for you.



The sole reason that we initially stopped offering new inground pool installations is that the repair and renovation division of our business literally grew so quickly that it absolutely needed to be the sole focus of our business at that time. We quickly became the most referred and recommended pool company for repairs and renovations in town, which filled our schedule. In fact, pool installations is not the only phase of the business that we stopped offering...the repair and renovation division of our business grew so quickly that we even ceased operations of our profitable retail store (previously located on 718 North Fort Crook Road in Bellevue)...when the lease for that retail store location was due, rather than renewing, we moved to a location better-suited to operate and grow this repair and renovation division.

I will be very candid...the repair and renovation division of our business is still our primary focus - and it always will be our primary focus - because we have built-up too big a name and too solid a reputation for this type of pool work. But, we now have the labor force and team to create a new pool installation division without detracting from our repair and renovation division.

But, to make sure we can manage both divisions, we're only installing rectangle non-diving pools, at least for the 2018 pool season, and only in the Omaha market. If you live in Omaha and you are researching a new vinyl-liner inground pool - and if you want a rectangle non-diving inground pool - then we are the pool installer for you.

Here is some alarming information: we have repaired and renovated many pools that were built just a few years prior. That should not happen, but it does - more often than you can imagine - and the main reason is that the pool was improperly installed. The only thing more stressful than paying $50,000.00 (as an arbitrary cost) for a new vinyl-liner inground pool is paying $25,000.00 (also as an arbitrary cost) just a few years later to have that still new pool fixed because it was improperly installed. We will install them right...the first time.

At least for the 2018 pool season, we are only installing rectangle non-diving inground pools.

You can contact Expert Pool Work, Inc. at 402-341-8132 or info@expertpoolwork.com to discuss your new vinyl-liner rectangle non-diving inground pool; if you feel comfortable with us, then we can proceed to schedule your free onsite consultation and bid.


​You can click on the following links for additional information about Expert Pool Work, Inc. and vinyl-liner inground pool installations:

We not only install, but also engineer vinyl-liner inground pools
Reasons to choose a vinyl-liner inground pool in Nebraska
Expert Pool Work, Inc. offers free onsite consultation and bids
The standard vinyl-liner inground pool installation and package
The disclaimers that accompany an inground pool installation
Various add-ons and upgrades for your vinyl-liner inground pool
An analysis of the competition in the Omaha installation market
 



POOL ENGINEERING:

We will not just install your pool...we will engineer your pool. With the repair and renovation division of our business, a lot of the work that we do is for commercial pools. The state and local codes are very strict and by-the-book concerning the engineering - design, equipment, piping, plumbing components and schematics, hydraulics, turnover rates, flow rates, velocity rates, sanitizing system, and overall compliance - for any commercial pool. We will bring this insight and planning to the new vinyl-liner residential inground pool market. If this does not impress you now, it would when you are poolside maintaining and chemically-treating your new pool. A properly engineered pool is also a much safer pool. Again, we will not just install your new pool...we will engineer your new pool.

At least for the 2018 pool season, we are only installing rectangle non-diving inground pools.

You can contact Expert Pool Work, Inc. at 402-341-8132 or info@expertpoolwork.com ​to discuss your new vinyl-liner rectangle non-diving inground pool; if you feel comfortable with us, then we can proceed to schedule your free onsite consultation and bid.
 



VINYL-LINER INGROUND POOLS:

Why a vinyl-liner pool? Why not a concrete pool? Why not a fiberglass pool? There are a few reasons.

The midwest (which includes Nebraska), the north, and the northeast – and more precisely, the winterizing climates and related freeze/thaw conditions of these parts of the Untied States – are vinyl-liner inground pool markets. Additionally, vinyl-liner inground pools are recommended for the soils of this region; while the soils here will truly accommodate any type of inground pool, testing suggests that the soils here are at least somewhat better for vinyl-liner inground pool installations.

If you are still not convinced, then just look at upfront cost. The installation of your new vinyl-liner inground pool will cost you notably less money than it would to have a comparable fiberglass pool installed and significantly less money than it would to have a comparable concrete pool installed. For example, on a completely comparable pool (in terms of shape, size, depth, equipment, plumbing, electrical, decking, etc.), if a vinyl-liner pool is bid at $53,900.00 for the installation, a comparable fiberglass pool would likely cost well over $60,000.00 for its installation and a comparable concrete pool would easily eclipse $70,000.00 (and likely much higher) for its installation.

Nebraska is a vinyl-liner market. The various pros and cons of each pool type can be discussed and debated, but the simple fact remains that Nebraska is a proven vinyl-liner market; the vinyl-liner pools were specifically manufactured for our environment, climate, and soil compositions.

At least for the 2018 pool season, we are only installing rectangle non-diving inground pools.

You can contact Expert Pool Work, Inc. at 402-341-8132 or info@expertpoolwork.com ​to discuss your new vinyl-liner rectangle non-diving inground pool; if you feel comfortable with us, then we can proceed to schedule your free onsite consultation and bid.
 



FREE ONSITE CONSULTATION AND BIDS:

Expert Pool Work, Inc. does offer free onsite consultation. This gives us the opportunity to...

OK, big deal...our competition does this too.

But, where we separate ourselves form our competition is that as we schedule a time to meet with you in your backyard, once we determine what the pool of your dreams will look like and then make sure that it will fit within the confines of your backyard, we advise you on the engineering of your specific pool (and its equipment and piping) so that it is as safe, easy to operate, easy to maintain, and efficient as it is aesthetic. While this may not seem like a big deal to you now, it will when you start maintaining and chemically-treating your new pool. We offer this for free - and we come to you. When your vinyl-liner inground pool is installed by Expert Pool Work, Inc. it will meet and often exceed the specifications, codes, and compliance that the State of Nebraska sets forth for its commercial pools. We proudly bring that thinking and action into the residential pool market. There are countless companies that can probably install a vinyl-liner inground pool in your backyard. However, there are just a few of us that can install an engineered vinyl-liner inground pool.

The free onsite consultation is vital for all of the pre-planning and ongoing planning that is required for a successful installation...and relationship. It will also allow us to engineer the pool of your dreams and ultimately submit a free bid. The onsite consultation and bid submittal are free for you. Again, big deal...our competition does this too...just not as thorough as us. If we are this thorough during the planning, research, and submittal phase, just think how thorough we will be during the actual installation phases.

At least for the 2018 pool season, we are only installing rectangle non-diving inground pools.

You can contact Expert Pool Work, Inc. at 402-341-8132 or info@expertpoolwork.com ​to discuss your new vinyl-liner rectangle non-diving inground pool; if you feel comfortable with us, then we can proceed to schedule your free onsite consultation and bid.
 



STANDARD INCLUSIONS:

We will always start the process with the free onsite consultation in your backyard, which will allow us to properly design and engineer the pool; this will culminate with the bid submittal, which will include a Scope of Work (to list all of the labor, materials, and other inclusions for your pool) and a cost. Once you have compared bids – hopefully directly-comparable and like-for-like bids – if you do hire Expert Pool Work, Inc. to install your new vinyl-liner inground pool, the following information details the labor, pool kit, materials, and other inclusions with a typical pool installation:

The application for the pool permit is submitted and the fee is paid:
We will fill-out the application and pay the fee to install a pool in your backyard. You do not have to worry about this, but you better make sure a permit is approved. We will give you an actual copy of the approval letter and permit.

The site preparations for excavation are completed prior to machinery arriving onsite:
The pool specifications (i.e. the length and the width) will be painted on the ground and all grade reference points will be established and set. The excavation is a crucial phase of the overall installation, because if it is off, then a lot of hand digging and shaping is required, which can set the project back multiple days.

The pool will be excavated:
The pool will be excavated by machinery. If dirt will stay onsite for future grading or landscaping needs after the pool is installed, it will be moved away from the immediate work area. If dirt is not needed, it will be hauled-off immediately. The excavation phase is more than just digging a hole...as the machinery digs the pool to its specifications (namely its length, width, and depth), we will be in the pool assisting with a laser-transit, tape measures, and hand tools to ensure precise grades and specifications.

After the pool is excavated, the wall panels will be installed:
A series of wall panels (in varying lengths) are bolted and fastened together to comprise the length, width, and overall shape of the pool. Installed properly, the wall panels do serve as the strength, structure and integrity of the overall pool. Braces will be bolted and fastened to secure all neighboring wall panels; this will increase the strength of the lineal run of the wall panels, allow the wall panels to be set plumb and level, and also provide support for the concrete deck that will be poured around the pool.

The pool step, if applicable, will be installed to neighboring wall panels:
An in-pool step (which is available in varying lengths and shapes) is bolted and fastened to/with the wall panels. Braces will be bolted and fastened to secure the step to its neighboring wall panels; this will increase the strength of the step area (which is a high-traffic area), allow the step to be set plumb and level, and also provide support for the concrete deck that will be poured around the pool and step. While a step is an expensive part of the pool kit, for safety - for safe entry into the pool and safe exit from the pool - all inground pools should be equipped with a step (and step handrails) for safe and easy access. If you would also like an automatic pool cover with your pool – which is an excellent idea – then the step should be mated with the automatic covering system so that the step too is covered by the automatic pool cover.

The concrete footing will be poured:
As the pool wall panels and step (if applicable) are bolted together to form the shape of the pool, we will take as much time as is required to ensure that the entire lineal run of the pool is plumb, level, and at the same exact grade height. Once the entire pool is plumb, level, and at the same exact grade height, a concrete footing will be poured on the backside of the entire pool to ensure that it remains plumb, level, and at the same exact grade height. While we are pouring the concrete footing, we will order enough concrete to also pour the equipment pad (typically about 4’ wide x 7’ long) at the same time so that this concrete (equipment pad) has time to dry, harden and even start to fully cure before we set the equipment later during the install.

The fixtures - namely the light niche(s), dual main drains, skimmer(s) and return wall fittings - will be installed:
Most pools will have at least one underwater (submerged) light. All pools will have dual main drains, at least 1 skimmer (and likely 2 skimmers) and at least 2-3 returns; larger pools may have additional skimmers and returns. 

All of the plumbing pipes will be plumbed:
Expert Pool Work, Inc. specializes in commercial pool repairs and renovations, where codes, standards, specifications, and compliance are strictly enforced, primarily for the plumbing (diameters and specifications). We will bring this to the residential pool market. We will use the required plumbing pipe (in terms of diameter) to plumb the pool and equipment. And, we will utilize proper engineering and hydraulics to ensure that circulation, filtration, chemical distribution, ease of maintenance, and safety are optimized. Did you know that a pool, with its equipment and piping, must meet certain flow rates and turnover rates? Did you know that the water movement through the plumbing has velocity regulations, in terms of how fast the water can move, measured in feet per second? We will ensure the plumbing is correct. While this will never be seen, as it is largely underground, it is one of the most important - yet way too often overlooked - aspects of the overall pool installation.

All of the plumbing pipes will be pressure tested:
We will need to make sure that the entire plumbing system can hold and maintain a pre-determined psi of pressure. For commercial pools, an inspection is required where the entire plumbing system must hold and maintain 35 psi of pressure for 72 hours (three full days); admittedly, 72 hours is overkill, but it is the code for commercial pools. For new residential inground pool installations, the inspectors only ensure that the entire plumbing system holds and maintains its pre-determined psi of pressure for a modest 30-minute test. A small, insignificant leak may not be detected in 30 minutes. Therefore, we lock our pre-determined psi of pressure at last overnight. We absolutely will not bury the pipes and backfill around the pool until we are 100% sure that our pool plumbing is 100% leak free.

The plumbing and pressure test inspections will pass:
The local plumbing inspector must ensure that the plumbing schematics are correct and that the entire plumbing system passes the pressure test. Some aspects of your pool installation may require a licensed plumber, who can either be hired (sub-contracted) and paid by us or hired and paid directly by you.

The electrical for the pool will will be installed:
Conduit will route from your main electrical panel (typically in you basement, utility room, or perhaps the garage) to a sub-panel for the pool (located by the pool equipment pad). This sub-panel will provide electricity to any pool equipment that requires electricity, primarily the pump, as well as various optional equipment, such as a heater, salt generator, light, booster pump for a pressure-side pool cleaner, an automation system, or an automatic pool cover, to name a few of the most common optional equipment that require electricity. If you opt for a pool light (standard or LED), then additional conduit will route from the light and to a junction box and then from that junction box to the sub-panel for the pool equipment and its breaker for the light; if the sub-panel is less then 40' from the location of the pool light, then a junction may or may not be used, depending on the jobsite. For the pool light, an additional on/off switch can be located elsewhere, perhaps near a door or any other point of access to the pool area.

The pool equipment will be installed:
Every pool will have a pump and a filter, which are the key components of circulation (pump) and filtration (filter). We will properly-size the pump and filter with the diameter of the plumbing pipe and the gallons of water in the pool, to name a few variables. Too many pools have pumps that are too big and filters that are too small. We will properly-size the pump and filter. We will require a variable speed pump and we will recommend a DE filter. We will also properly-size and install any other optional equipment you might want, such as a heater or heat pump, an automatic sanitizer (such as a chlorinator, brominator, or salt generator), a light, automated controls, an automatic pool cleaner, an automatic pool cover, or any other equipment or options that you want with your pool.

The electrical inspection will pass:
The local electrical inspector must ensure that the sub-panel and any additional electrical is wired, bonded and grounded correctly. Some aspects of your pool installation will require a licensed electrician, who can either be hired (sub-contracted) and paid by us or hired and paid directly by you.

The coping will be installed:
The coping will be standard aluminum powder-coated coping. The coping has two functions: (1) to secure the vinyl-liner inside the pool and (2) to pour the concrete deck up to the actual pool. There certainly are decorative coping options that can be discussed too; decorative coping options are more expensive.

The pool floor will be hand-graded and then compacted for vermiculite:
Prior to installing the vinyl-liner, the floor, sidewalls and backwall - anywhere that is dirt - will be hand-scraped, shaped, and mechanically compacted (with a vibrating plate compactor) 2” below grade.

The vermiculite pool floor will be poured:
The vermiculite will be poured at 2” thick. Although vermiculite is a cementious material, the finished product will be much softer than cement; perhaps hard-yet-spongy is the best description for finished vermiculite...therefore, the vermiculite is not abrasive on the underside of the vinyl-liner. Once applied, the vermiculite will need to harden and cure, which may happen overnight or may take up to 72 hours; the actual duration will depend on the amount of direct sunlight and heat...the hotter and sunnier it is, the quicker the vermiculite will be ready.

The vinyl-liner will be installed:
The vinyl-liner that you have chosen will be installed and vacuum-sealed in place. Once the vacuum-seal process removes the packing wrinkles, the main drains will be cut and sealed to the vinyl-liner so that the pool can start being filled.

The pool will be filled with water:
With a new vinyl-liner inground pool, a slow fill (with a garden hose) is the best fill method. Yes, this may take a full day, but it is the best fill method to protect the pool structure and the new vinyl-liner. And, there are other duties we can be doing while the pool is filling.

The pool equipment will be put into service:
Once the pool is completely full to the standard operating level, the pool equipment will operate to circulate and filter the water. It is difficult to determine when the equipment will be put into service; this depends on when the electrician wires the sub-panel for the pool equipment and the breaker for the pump. If you opt for additional equipment, it will not be put into service just yet...it will just be the pump (and therefore the filter too) to circulate and filter the water. We merely want the water to circulate and filter while the pool is still being installed.

The over-dig and all trenches will be backfilled:
By now, the plumbing and electrical have all passed their inspections and are ready to be buried underground. There will be dirt taken out to dig the pool. We will NOT use that dirt to bury the plumbing pipes and electrical conduit when backfilling the pool. We will haul-in proper fill material to bury the plumbing pipes and electrical conduit when backfilling the pool. 

The backfill will be rough-graded in initial preparations for concrete:
As we are backfilling, we will also begin rough-grading for the concrete deck.

The area around the pool will be formed for a concrete pool deck:
The pool coping will serve as the inner perimeter of the concrete pour. Once the pool is backfilled and then at least rough graded, the outer perimeter will be formed. These forms will comprise the poured pool deck. We will also form for any other concrete needs, such as a patio area, walkways, steps, etc. for any concrete included with your bid.

The backfill will be fine-graded and then mechanically tamped and compacted:
As final grading is complete, we will also operate a gas-powered tamper to compress, tamp, and compact the area to a tight 4" sub-grade so that it is ready for concrete. 

Rebar or wire cage will be laid and tied where required:
Rebar or wire cage will be laid and tied where required, at least around the inner perimeter for the purpose of grounding all metallic components.

All metallic components, to include the mechanical pool equipment, will be electrically grounded:
Electricity will operate the pool pump, which operates the pool. Electricity may also operate additional pool equipment, perhaps an in-pool (underwater) light. To ensure that a stray volt of electricity does not escape its electrical path, we will ground any metallic pool components, such as the pump, the aluminum coping (if applicable), a set of stainless steel step handrails (if applicable), a stainless steel ladder (if applicable), any light niche (if applicable), and any other metallic components within the pool setting; if it needs to be grounded, then it will be grounded. A licensed electrician will also ground the main electrical panel and the sub-panel for the pool. A grounding inspection by the local electrical inspector will have to pass before the concrete deck can be poured.

The electrical grounding inspections will pass:
The local electrical inspector must ensure that any metallic components are properly and safely grounded.

The concrete pool deck will be poured:
In 99% of inground pool installations, a pre-determined amount of concrete – in term of square feet – is agreed-upon for the purposes of submitting a bid and price. But, once the pool is installed and backfilled, and therefore once you can see the pool in your backyard, the amount and design of concrete may change somewhat. So, a change order may be required if more concrete is desired (which would increase the cost of the original bid) or if less concrete is desired (which would actually decrease the cost of the original bid). Prior to pouring the concrete, we will re-discuss the square feet of concrete now desired. Once poured, we will take care of all concrete requirements, such as control joints, removal and haul-off of forms, cleaning the pool deck, and clean-up proximal to the pool deck, including the pool itself. The concrete can be standard gray, colored (with perhaps a main color and an accent color), or colored and stamped. 

We will hand-grade where required:
We will hand-grade around the new pool deck, anywhere where where there is dirt and anywhere else that you will have grass or landscaping. As will be disclaimed within your bid, you will be responsible for any fine-grading, grass, and/or landscaping, but we will start the grading process by hand-grading where required.

If anything else is required, then it will be completed:
The final construction and installation checklist will be completed as required. In essence, whatever else is agreed-upon in the bid will be completed.

A final clean-up will be performed:
We will clean-up the work area so you won't even know we were there...with the exception of the gorgeous pool and pool deck in your backyard of course.

The pool will be made ready for swimming and use:
The pool will be cleaned and vacuumed and initial chemical balance will be achieved.

Expert Pool Work, Inc. will provide a thorough orientation for your pool:
Since it is something new – unless you’ve had a pool in the past – and since mechanical operations are involved, the care and maintenance of a pool can seem intimidating; it will not be. We will provide a thorough orientation concerning chemical testing, chemical adjustments, routine maintenance, equipment operations, safety, and overall pool ownership. We also have support materials that will assist you with all aspects of pool ownership. And, we will always be your source for customer support; just call us at 402-341-8132 and let us know what you need. During the orientation, we will also deliver the free manual maintenance kit, to include a telepole, vacuum, vacuum hose, deep net, skimmer net, brush, and thermometer. We will also deliver the free chemical kit; while the actual chemical kit will depend on your chosen sanitizer, all chemical kits include pool shock, various maintenance chemicals, and a viable chemical tester.

All warranty information will be submitted:
The vinyl-liner, pump, and filter will all have a separate warranty card; if you opt for additional equipment, that equipment too will likely have a warranty card. During the orientation, we will explain all warranties. We will fill-out and submit all warranties on your behalf. We will honor the manufacturer warranties for all materials that are included with your inground pool install. We will also stand by our labor.

You will have fun in your new pool:
enough said

The pool will be winterized for free at the end of that first pool season:
The first year especially, it will be a sad day for you, but the pool will have to be winterized. As part of your bid, we will do this for free the first year, to include all labor, antifreeze, and winter chemicals. If you opted for a winter safety cover as part of your pool kit, then that safety cover will be installed too.


At least for the 2018 pool season, we are only installing rectangle non-diving inground pools.

You can contact Expert Pool Work, Inc. at 402-341-8132 or info@expertpoolwork.com ​​to discuss your new vinyl-liner rectangle non-diving inground pool; if you feel comfortable with us, then we can proceed to schedule your free onsite consultation and bid.
 



DISCLAIMERS:

While they may be modified based on your unique scope of work, these disclaimers - at least a derivative of these disclaimers - do accompany every pool bid:

The bid will be 3-pages:

  1. Scope Of Work
  2. Disclaimers
  3. Cost with Payment Schedule

With the separate Disclaimers page, additional disclaimers may be included (aside from what was just referenced) that are isolated and specific to solely your pool and its bid, scope of work, and cost.

At least for the 2018 pool season, we are only installing rectangle non-diving inground pools.

You can contact Expert Pool Work, Inc. at 402-341-8132 or info@expertpoolwork.com ​to discuss your new vinyl-liner rectangle non-diving inground pool; if you feel comfortable with us, then we can proceed to schedule your free onsite consultation and bid.
 



OPTIONS:

Unless otherwise specified, when we submit our bid, it will detail all of the labor and materials that are included and come standard with our vinyl-liner inground pool installations. Most customers prefer this bid strategy, because it allows them to determine what is required to own and operate their new pool. If this initial cost is justified, then that it the time to research various add-ons, options, and upgrades. Every pool needs a pump and a filter; we will include a variable speed pump and we will recommend a DE filter. While this is a more expensive pump and filter UPFRONT, this cannot be viewed as an expense - it's an investment...and you will absolutely and certainly see a real return on this investment each month the pool is in service. While we may seemingly be somewhat strict with the pump and filter that we'll recommend - and it's because we know how to engineer a system - we promise that we'll be much more lenient with other add-ons, options, and upgrades that may appeal to you, such as:

Heating Options
Added heat and comfort while also extending your pool and swimming season are the benefits of a pool heater. While most pool companies install a stock “250,000 BTU” heater on your pool, we utilize engineering principles and equations to properly-size the heater with your pool. A gas-powered pool heater will provide the quickest heat rise, but at a high monthly cost. A heat pump is also a viable and energy-efficient heating option, but with limitations to how well and how quickly it will heat.

Automatic Chlorine Feeders
Chlorine has past the ultimate test – the test of time; chlorine is a proven sanitizer of pool water. While we will at least explain the benefits of salt as the best sanitizer option, if you are sold on chlorine, then more power to you, as it does work. If you do opt for chlorine, for less than $100.00 total, it is recommended to have an automatic chlorine feeder (often referred to as a chlorinator) installed with your pool equipment.

Salt Generators
When you read or hear the phrase saltwater pool, this is a pool sanitized by a salt generator. In its simplest terms, salt generators convert common table salt into actual chlorine; you may even read or hear salt generators being referred to as chlorine generators. The chlorine is produced safely, effectively, efficiently, and automatically. With push-button controls, easy-to-view displays for salt and chlorine levels, full diagnostic controls, and  the automated addition of chlorine into the pool water, a salt generator is the most superior and easiest-to-use sanitizer of pool water. 

Mineralizers
​If you want to reduce your chlorine usage by about 50% (and perhaps higher), a mineralizer, combined with trace amounts of chlorine, is a viable and proven sanitizer of pool water. 

Lighting Options
There is no code that states that you have to have a pool light. For safety when swimming and using the pool at night, though, having a pool light is highly recommended. While the bid will include a standard white underwater (submerged) light, you do have the option to upgrade to an eye-catching and color-changing LED light (which does also have a controllable and lockable white light setting for safety). They now also offer shallow-water LED lights. 

Automatic Cleaners
There are three types of automatic pool (vacuum) cleaners available: suction-side cleaners, pressure-side cleaners, and robotic cleaners. While this may sound harsh, the suction-side automatic cleaners are not worth the money; do not buy one. And, if a potential pool builder tries to impress you by offering a free automatic pool cleaner if you accept their bid, ask them if it is a suction-side cleaner; if so, politely decline it and ask them what else they have to offer. The pressure-side cleaners and the robotic cleaners, however, are very viable automatic pool cleaner options that every pool owner should own.

Automation
Automation is a truly worthwhile upgrade to pool equipment. With automation, you would be able to control your entire pool from a main control panel near the pool equipment or from an in-home wall-mount control panel or from both (at the equipment pad and in the home). Or, you can even opt to control the pool from a remote control while lounging poolside or from your computer (at home or at the office) with Internet access or even from a device or cell phone with a Wi-Fi connection. Manufacturers now offer a 2-in-1 pool automation system that contains a salt generator built-into the overall automation system. There are different levels of automation, depending on what you need to automate. And, you can automate more that just the pool...you can also add your landscaping and overall backyard into the automation system.

Slides
If a slide is a must-have, choose one with a water delivery system that is plumbed with the rest of the pool. A pool slide is fun, but a pool water-slide is even more fun. Additional decking will likely be required for inclusion of a pool slide.

Water Features
Some examples of water features are fountains, waterfalls, and deck jets. Any water feature can be enhanced when color-changing lighting effects are added to the water feature.

Raised Beams
Primarily if the grade of your yard is suitable, raised beams are an attractive and decorative option around any inground pool. While the pool itself will be installed underground at the same grade height, the deck can have different elevations, primarily by adding a raised beam and steps on a pre-determined side of the pool. A water feature – or better yet, a water feature combined with color-changing lighting effects – can be incorporated into the raised beam to spill into the pool. To be clear, a raised beam will likely be expensive, but could easily be worth it if the current grade of your yard is suitable for a raised beam.

Decorative Coping Options
Your pool will come standard with aluminum powder-coated traditional vinyl-liner pool coping. You do have the option to have a separate liner track installed (to hold and seal the vinyl-liner in place) and then opt for decorative coping, such bullnose bricks, safety-grip bricks, stones, flagstones, or even poured concrete.

Decorative Decking Options
Most pools come standard with gray concrete. You do have the option to choose decorative concrete options, such as colored concrete or colored/stamped concrete. You can even opt for bricks, brick pavers, Travertine® pavers, natural stones, flagstone, or any combination of pool decking.

Automatic Pool Covers (also called Auto Covers)
While an automatic pool cover (also called an auto cover) will be expensive upfront, it will generate a true return on its investment. With an auto cover, you will spend less time and money maintaining the pool, chemically treating the pool, and heating the pool. You will also spend less time and money filling the pool, because auto covers help protect against evaporation; remember, you are not only paying to fill the pool, you are also paying to chemically treat that fill water. And, auto covers are safe, which provides priceless peace of mind. Every pool should be covered with an auto cover.

Winter Safety Covers
The automatic pool covers (also called an auto cover) are the best pool covers available, as they offer proven benefits and savings; and, the auto cover can be used as the winter cover too. If an auto cover is not in the budget with the pool installation, an auto cover can be installed at a later date; you would just have to commit to the universal low-profile deck-mount tracks, which work great and look nice. If an auto cover is not in the budget now, you do need a winter cover; you do live in Nebraska. The mesh safety covers are safe, functional, affordable, and available in a few attractive colors.

Other Options
Have you seen something on the Internet that you might want to explore with your pool installation? OK, that’s fair; just let us do some research on your behalf to make sure it is a worthwhile product. Obviously you will have the final say if it will or will not be installed with your new inground pool, but at least let us offer our input, as we have likely either seen it or something just like it, and we will know if it works or not. Various pool-trends come and go all the time.


The bid will be 3-pages:

  1. Scope Of Work
  2. Disclaimers
  3. Cost with Payment Schedule

A 4th page can be included to list various add-ons, upgrades and options that you may want to see priced and potentially included with your new vinyl-liner inground pool.

At least for the 2018 pool season, we are only installing rectangle non-diving inground pools.

You can contact Expert Pool Work, Inc. at 402-341-8132 or info@expertpoolwork.com ​to discuss your new vinyl-liner rectangle non-diving inground pool; if you feel comfortable with us, then we can proceed to schedule your free onsite consultation and bid.
 



THE COMPETITION:

The unfortunate truth is that some of our competitors practice unethical bidding practices when they are selling new pool installation projects. They will literally tell you what you want to hear and ultimately promise the world to you; they rarely keep those promises. What is even more unfortunate is that many of these competitors also secure sales – and more importantly their prized upfront down-payment money – based on the "low bid" strategy (scheme). What is even more unfortunate is that they will be hard to reach to schedule a start date once you accept that oh-so-attractive low cost. And, what is even more unfortunate is that they will be the company that is most likely to execute change-orders (yes plural) with price increases when do they finally start your pool installation, which will likely only be when they have no other work. I am not going to name names and point fingers; it is ultimately up to you to do your homework when you are considering spending the amount of money that you will have to spend to have a new vinyl-liner inground pool installed in your backyard. But, we will provide you with these helpful hints:

You are going to spend a lot of money to have a vinyl-liner inground pool installed, so do your homework to hire the best company that will install the best pool in a professional and timely manner with ongoing communication before and during the installation.

While it is true that there are pool companies that have been installing vinyl-liner inground pools longer than our collective team, the main issue that you will have with these companies is that they hire and fire installers and laborers annually, and in some cases monthly or even weekly. So, even though the pool company may have been in business for decades, its installer, foreman, or complete labor team may be relatively new to this industry.

Concerning the actual building materials and equipment, which are collectively known as the pool kit, nobody in town has a product that is any better than the products that other companies offer. The vinyl-liner inground pool kit that we install is not any better than that of any of our competitors; likewise, their respective pool kits are not better than the one we install. We literally all buy our collective pool kits from the same suppliers and manufacturers. In fact, in so many instances, when you get multiple bids, you will see a lot of the same brochures. The key is not with the overall pool kit; rather, the key is everything that is involved with the overall installation of that pool kit as well as the engineering, function, operations, efficiency, performance, and of course the aesthetics of that finished pool. Many local pool companies can install a vinyl-liner inground pool; few of us can install an engineered vinyl-liner inground pool.

We have no interest in telling you what you want to hear just to secure your job; you should have no interest in listening to that. We will tell you what you need to hear so that all parties know what to expect. Then, if the job is awarded to us, we'll make sure you get what you were told you'd be getting, which is a fully-functional and aesthetic pool at fair market value that was properly engineered and installed in a professional and timely manner. 

At least for the 2018 pool season, we are only installing rectangle non-diving inground pools.

You can contact Expert Pool Work, Inc. at 402-341-8132 or info@expertpoolwork.com to discuss your new vinyl-liner rectangle non-diving inground pool; if you feel comfortable with us, then we can proceed to schedule your free onsite consultation and bid.
 



To reiterate, we are installing select inground pools in town because way too often we have been called to repair too many pools that were built just a few years prior by some other pool builder. That should not happen, but it does - more often than you can imagine - and the main reason is that the pool was improperly installed. The only thing more stressful than paying $50,000.00 (as an arbitrary cost) for a new vinyl-liner inground pool is paying $25,000.00 (also as an arbitrary cost) just a few years later to have that still new pool fixed because it was improperly installed. We will install them right...the first time.

At least for the 2018 pool season, we are only installing rectangle non-diving inground pools. If this is the pool for you, then we are the pool installer for you.

You can contact Expert Pool Work, Inc. at 402-341-8132 or info@expertpoolwork.com ​to discuss your new vinyl-liner rectangle non-diving inground pool; if you feel comfortable with us, then we can proceed to schedule your free onsite consultation and bid.

 

 

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