Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs specialize in pool construction in Markham. We are a well-established company, and have been in the business for three decades. We have built and installed thousands of swimming pools for many happy customers. We have won a number of industry awards over the years, and continue to deliver excellence throughout the region. We are customer centered – we know that buying a swimming pool is a big investment – and we understand it’s a big commitment. That’s why our focus is on 100% customer satisfaction.
Our Approach to Pool Construction in Markham
At Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, our approach to pool construction is simple: quality products, parts and equipment; quality construction and installation; and quality service and support. Our priority is to make your swimming pool dream come to life, and we work with you from end to end to achieve that goal. When it comes to swimming pool construction in Markham, there’s really not much we can’t do for our customer. We accommodate every requisite and challenge of the job, and we maintain the commitment throughout the life of the project.
Our team starts off with a concept design. Whether it’s new pool construction, a landscape makeover, or a combination of the two, we give the customer a true-to-life concept design that shows how the finished product will look. Our pool professionals work closely with every customer to evaluate the pre-requisites of the job, the wishes and desires, and the budget. All in all, it makes for a preliminary plan, with ample time to make changes and fine-tune. This is also the time to consider special features - like a cabana, or waterfall, or fancy stonework.
Choosing a Reliable Contractor
Choosing a reliable and reputable contractor is likely the most important element in a project of this kind - and the results will show. At Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, our team is committed to high standards of performance. We sell top-quality products, we install with professionalism, and our customer service is unmatched. We have been building and installing pools in the Greater Toronto Area for over three decades, and we’re known for our total commitment to the customer - a commitment that embraces everything we do, regardless of project size.
What are the steps in building a pool?
When building a swimming pool, there are a number of steps required for a successful install. All depending on the conditions, each of the steps has a specific timeline. Everything considered, the installation should be on time when professionally managed by a trained and experienced team.
1. Site Preparation and Earth Digging
First off, it’s essential to obtain the necessary building permits and identify any hidden utilities in the work site. Your pool builder will outline the excavation area and mark the pool dimensions to match your pool design exactly. With everything properly in place, the excavation plan can begin.
2. Site Excavating and Creating Depth
With specialized digging equipment, the vast majority of dirt and debris is removed. Every effort is made to follow the outline of the swimming pool by digging slightly beyond pool dimensions to ensure a “tight” fit. The bottom of the excavation allows for the addition of sand or gravel filling.
3. Nestling the Pool Perfectly in Place
Once the excavation area is perfectly prepared, it can take a couple days to nestle the actual pool into the excavation. This process requires great care, and entails the use of specialized equipment to ensure a perfect fit. Professionals are meticulous at this stage to avoid any potential problems.
4. Adding Water and Adding Backfill
When the pool is set in place, water and backfill are added in a process called “locking in” the swimming pool. Water and backfill are added alternatively in order to create equal pressure on the outside and inside of the pool wall. The pool is then prepared for plumbing and electrical.
5. Installing Plumbing and Electrical
At this stage, an equipment area is strategically located for the pump, heater, and filter. Electrical connections and plumbing connections can now be completed. This is also where water features, lighting features, and fancy extras would be installed/tested. Some inspections may be required.
6. Pouring Concrete/Pool Finishing
When conditions are right (mostly weather) concrete can be poured and the deck area of the pool can be completed. Pouring and settling of concrete is also specialized, from both a construction point of view and aesthetically. The final equipment testing will also take place at this time.
How much does it cost to build an in-ground pool?
The finished cost of an in-ground pool will vary with size, features, and amenities. The fact is, every swimming pool is budgeted to fit a specific project cost. While there may be some cost overruns, an in-ground swimming pool represents a long-term investment for the whole family.
Is having a pool worth it?
Simply put, a backyard swimming pool is a valuable investment. Beyond the physical amenities and real estate value, a swimming pool provides years and years of family time, health benefits, and entertainment. A swimming pool is one of the best “staycations” ever – year after year.
From a real estate perspective, a backyard swimming pool can be a very attractive feature for an interested house buyer. For this type of buyer, a beautiful pool and landscape can be the tipping point when it comes to deciding – it’s a consideration that can be made when building the pool.
Professional attention can make a world of difference with a backyard swimming pool. At Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, we’ll show you how a quality approach to construction makes the difference –by installing quality products, building at the highest standards, and offering superior service.
We Do More Than Just Pool Construction in Markham
At Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, we do it all - we build and install new pools - we renovate and rebuild; and we retrofit, based on customer need. We actually have many repeat and returning customers with various needs – they may need to replace an old pool liner; they may want to rebuild the concrete around an existing pool; or they may want to install a new water feature, fire feature, or lighting feature. Whatever is required, our customers know that they can count on us for the best quality products, quality workmanship, and great service.
We are standing members of The Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada – we respect their code of ethics and we strive to meet their high standards of professionalism. We sell and install products from some of the best suppliers and manufacturers in the business – like the IPG Group (pool and hot tub products) and Kafko™ Pool Products (suppliers of quality vinyl-lined pools). We are also part of the Kafko™ Pro Builder Network, a network of swimming pool experts who are dedicated to being the best professionals in the industry.
We also sell and install AquaPro™ fiberglass swimming pools, respected pool manufacturers known internationally for their quality. We stand behind everything we build and install. We provide product warranties from suppliers and manufacturers, and provide our own company guaranty on work performed. It makes for a customer commitment, without “fine print”, that encompasses new construction, renovations, and repairs. For Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, it’s all about delivering the customer satisfaction that our people believe in.
Why choose Seaway?
If you’re shopping around for pool construction in Markham, or in the suburban communities north of Toronto, you’ll be in good hands with Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs. We’ll offer you a seamless approach to pool construction that’s customer focused and stress-free. We work closely with our customers from design, to planning, to construction, and we continue with our service and support well after the project is completed. Our “after-market” service allows us to handle customer needs even after pool construction has been completed.
Vast Selection of Options for Pool Construction in Markham
One of our specialties at Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs is vinyl-lined, in-ground pools. We build with quality and confidence, and guarantee the structural integrity of the pool. We build with a 2-stage concrete bottom, with galvanized steel, and with a vinyl liner that is custom fit for the pool. We also back-fill each pool with gravel, in order to assure optimum drainage. And when it comes to quality control, our President and owner, Craig Walters, oversees every project. It’s just another way of reinforcing our solid commitment to quality.
For our customers with more limited budgets, we recommend an “above-ground” pool. It’s a cost-effective approach and allows everyone to fully enjoy a pool environment, while staying within a budget. Our “above-ground”, vinyl-lined pools are manufactured in Canada and made to sustain the extreme temperatures of our region. Our pools are equipped with top quality fittings, shut-off valves, and water care packages. And for those customers who prefer the do-it-yourself approach to installation, we can supply quality built “above-ground” pool kits.
The Best Pool Construction Company
Everything we do at Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs is based on best construction practices. Our people are professional – they do everything according to the building code, and they follow local and regional by-laws. Whatever swimming pool you purchase, our team provides a comprehensive start-up and an operational run-through – they cover basic operation, routine maintenance, and safety protocol in and around the new pool. For day-to-day service needs, and for parts and equipment, our retail outlets can service you (in Markham and Newmarket).
When it comes time to decide on a swimming pool contractor, consider Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs. We’ll show you how quality products, quality workmanship, and quality service makes a difference.
Get an accurate price quote that fits your budget by calling one of our pool specialists at 905-294-8030 or visit our company website at www.seawaypoolsntubs.com.