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Planning Your Pool

Your pool plan begins with your dream.  Take time to envision your pool and the backyard environment as you would like it to be, so you can live your outdoor entertaining lifestyle to the fullest. A pool should be designed in concert with your plans for your patio, outdoor kitchen, gardening and play area. Whether or not we participate in your landscaping, we need to understand and contribute to the plans so all elements of the finished poolscape are integrated and provide complementing visual lines and traffic flow.

We can make your dream a reality. Talk to our experts. They’ll show you how almost anything is possible with an Arrow Master Pool design.

What pool shape and design is right for your family? Our design consultants will assist you in determining the right pool design, size and location for you. We will work with your architects to ensure it complements both your home and landscaping. The following are factors that will affect the specifications of your pool.

  • The size of your family and expected number of guests help determine the dimensions. 
  • Your planned pool use such as swimming laps, playing sports and making a kiddies area available are factors in determining the shape, length and depths. 
  • The yard size, terrain and township or subdivision association guidelines or regulations on lot set-back or coverage could affect your project size. 
  • Your home’s architecture style and your entertainment lifestyle have an impact on the pool shape, surrounding layout and materials.

Decide on your budget. Investing in a pool is an investment in your home and your lifestyle. Together we can work out a plan that suits your budget and your dreams.

Custom concrete swimming pools are considered the pinnacle of quality for in-ground pool construction with good reason. They are created of a continuous durable concrete vessel with almost unlimited customization options of size, shape, depth and structural features. More natural materials such as real stone, stone finishes, shells, and landscaping can be incorporated into their designs. Each pool is custom designed and is structurally unique. A greater creative approach is possible, including negative edges, fountains, waterfalls, and freeform designs to blend into and accent a home’s theme or landscaping feature. While concrete pools generally are more expensive and take longer to build, they are worth it.  They can last a lifetime and are truly an investment in your home.

What to expect in the construction process

There are four main phases in pool building:  Design, Permitting, Construction, Finishing work and Landscaping.

Your pool will be built by Arrow Master Pools employees with only a few exceptions.  For some specialized functions we do use strategic partner-contractors that meet our standards for both quality and timeliness. We manage the overall timelines and quality. 


  • Designing your backyard living area can take from several days to months depending on the scope of your project and how well defined your vision and how complex the features.  
  • Permitting your pool can involve engineering, survey and topography plans, obtaining building permits, financing arrangements and locating the pool design in your backyard. Depending on the time of the year, permitting usually takes a minimum of three weeks.
  • The construction phase involves the excavation; creating the required retaining walls; installation of form, rebar, plumbing and electrical ducts; application of the concrete to create a continuous vessel; application of tiles, coping and interior finish.  The time required varies with each design.
  • Pool finishing work involves installation of the equipment and special features.  This is one of the last phases of completion since the area must be clean for filling with water and starting the pool’s operation.
  • The deck and landscaping phase needs to be coordinated with the pool construction, depending on access issues relating to retaining walls, fencing, masonry work, walkways, pool decking and tree planting.  


Automation, Safety and Maintenance Features

The following features are primary considerations in any design done by Arrow Master Pools.   We want you to be aware of the options and features available to make the operation of your pool simple and to minimize its maintenance.   Safety is always an important consideration that is covered not only by regulations but by a wide range of options to meet your specific needs and concerns.   Here are some of these features that need to be considered at the time of construction.

  • In-floor cleaning systems
    • Jets pop up from the floor to direct the dirt to a drain
  • Pebbled Pool Finishes
    • The durability of stone with the elegance and beauty of mother nature.
  • Automatic pool covers
    • Ease of coverage keeps the dirt out
  • Automated sanitizer systems
    • Keeps the water in balance to reduce risk of algae problems
  • Large cartridge filters
    • Filters for months without the need for backwashing
  • Automatic control systems
    • Automates an integrated pool management system
  • Automatic water leveling devices
    • Makes sure your pool is always full without ever lifting a finger or a hose


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