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Building a new swimming pool can leave you with many questions when it comes to choosing the right design and the right pool builder. Our FAQ page is geared to answer your basic questions. Nevertheless, we still invite you to contact a Robles Pools Design Consultant to discuss your new dream pool. Through our commitment to building the most beautiful and affordable pool you can own, Robles Pools has made backyard dreams come true for customers throughout the Tampa Bay area, Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Bradenton, Ellenton, Sarasota, and more over the life of our company. Below are some of the common questions asked by homeowners when considering their new swimming pool.

What Kind of Pool is Right for Me?

Your overall lot size will determine what kind/size of pool is appropriate for you and your family, but in terms of shape, style, etc…It really depends on how you plan to use your pool. If exercise is most important, then perhaps a pool that facilitates swimming laps is appropriate. If you desire a pool that reflects a backyard oasis that is the perfect setting for entertaining, relaxing and overall enjoyment then a Freeform design is probably most suited. We invite you to visit our “Residential Pools” Gallery to view and research a variety of pool designs that fit a multitude of lifestyles and needs. Our design professionals can then assist you in determining the pool shape and design that works best for you.

How Much Does a Pool Cost?

The cost of a pool is determined by a number of factors. Inground concrete pools will cost more than fiberglass, vinyl and above ground ones. We build in-ground concrete pools because these have proven to be more durable and allow for a variety of designs and features. The size of the pool, the amount of perimeter decking, slope of your lot (which can require more excavation and foundation support), type of materials and finishes all contribute to the final price. The only responsible way to get a firm estimate is to have us come out and measure your lot and meet with you to assess the type of pool you are wanting. To schedule a no-obligation design consultation, click here.

How Long Will it Take to Build My Pool?

The time it takes to build your pool is ultimately dependent on the size and complexity of the design, plus any adverse weather delays. Cody Pools can build your dream pool in as little as 30 days, Baring any delays from rainy weather. Other factors that can extend the time to build your pool are the availability of special, or unique material availability or the inclusion of a patio or outdoor kitchen. Your Cody Pools Design Consultant will be able to give you an accurate estimate of time completion based on your pool design. To learn more about our design/construction process, please Click Me!

I’m Building a Home. Should I Wait Until After We Build to Put in a Pool?

Building your new pool or spa during the construction of your new home has many substantial benefits. The most important is cost savings. By adding your pool to your homes first mortgage, you will lower it’s financing costs.

In addition, you will also avoid the rare inconveniences that can be associated with the construction of a custom built pool. If you’re not yet living there full time, the normal construction traffic will be less noticeable and will seamlessly become part of your new home construction as a whole.

As a final point, you will be better able to incorporate the pool design and any other backyard amenities with your home design. One of our design consultants will be able to work with your home builder to ensure that your backyard oasis blends in harmoniously with your new dream home.

Why Should I Choose Robles Pools?

  1. We have proudly been in business since 1994 and have built over 10,000 pools as a pool builder serving the Tampa Bay area of Florida.
  2. We have been ranked in the PSN Top 50 Pool Builders in the Nation for the past 9 years. More importantly, we have been ranked as the #1 Pool Builder for the past 5 straight years.
  3. We are a financially solid company. Many pool companies operate from pool to pool and out of their house or have operated under several company names as to hide any negative information with the BBB. They may be able to build your pool, but will they be there to stand behind their work. (IMPORTANT! Make sure they have a physical street/office address that you can visit – if not, you could be inviting trouble in terms of reconciling problems you may have with their construction quality and warranty)
  4. We’re an award winning pool company in both design and construction quality as well as business conduct. This is no small feat and
  5. we are proud of this recognition as it is definitely reflective of our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction
  6. Our Design & Construction staff have a combined 100+ years in residential pool building.
    We specialize in custom pools, not cookie-cutter designs, that are affordable and beautiful and often feature waterfalls, custom stone materials, unique finishes and even summer kitchens

Do you offer financing?

We offer select lenders who can assist you with all of your financing needs during the construction process.

We Offer Lyon Financial as our primary lender.  You can visit them below.

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Measure, re-assessment, excavation, reinforcements, plumbing.

The Process

After you reach an agreement with one of our estimators, your paperwork is begun at the office. Next, and we take pride in telling you this, we send out a professional draftsman to measure your property and thus ensure accuracy and mistake free work. We utilize this procedure to catch any oversights that may have occurred. Instead of having our designer/sales staff draw up the construction copy, we feel better prepared and more professional to send out a second person, who is unfamiliar with the project. This allows us to have a different viewpoint of the project from another qualified professional, before we get started.

The Excavation



After we obtain the building permits, we schedule a meeting with you to choose a convenient time to excavate your swimming pool. We require that you be present during the initial hours of the excavation to ensure mutual agreement for the grade elevation and the actual layout of the pool. Our excavation crews will be positioned in your backyard. Once you approve its location, you can hurry back to the office and we will begin excavation. The excavation is normally finished in one day.

...And then...

Within the next two to four days, the steel reinforcing and the underground plumbing will be installed.

The plumbers and steel crews are experienced, having been around the pool industry for a long, long time. The relationship we have with them has lasted over 20 years, and they are well aware of Robles Pools' standard for quality. Everyone puts steel in the pool to support the gunite structure, but not everyone puts as much steel in the pool as Robles.

Measure, re-assessment, excavation, reinforcements, plumbing.

...And then...

The city or county inspectors come out to the job site to fulfill their duty as watchdogs for the public. These inspections sometimes take a few days, but they are necessary and important to ensure that the contractor is building according to the submitted engineering specifications, which are on file in the building department. It is also important to check and ensure that city, county, and in some case, national building codes are being followed.


The inspectors will sign the card inside the plastic permit tube, which we keep on the construction site, normally hanging on a fence. The permit tube must be kept in plain sight for the inspectors to find easily. Inside are the plans and the engineering specifications mentioned earlier.

...And next...

The wizards of the industry show up. The gunite crew will arrive and shoot the floor and walls of the pool structure. This hole in the ground finally begins to resemble the drawing designed by the pool representative.

If you've never seen the process of gunite application, try to be there. We think you will find it impressive.

The first five days after gunite installation, we would like you to spray water on the gunite two or three times a day, to assist the curing process.

It is always a temptation for the homeowner to walk down into the pool shell after gunite has been installed, but we suggest that you wait a couple of days to let the steps and stairs set up and strengthen, before anyone goes down inside the pool shell. Please do not let children play around the construction site. All construction sites have a certain amount of danger potential, and we want this to be a safe and pleasant experience for everyone concerned.

Soon after gunite installation, the Robles Pools masonry craftsmen will show up to install tile and coping, rock or brick-whatever your specifications call for. The tile and masonry are an integral part of the beauty of the finished product. If you're able to be home during the masonry phase, you'll probably meet one of our masonry superintendents; who are on the job to ensure its quality.

Measure, re-assessment, excavation, reinforcements, plumbing.


During the same period that the tile and masonry are being installed on your swimming pool, the electrical and gas crews will be making their important contribution, digging trenches in which to lay pipes and conduit. The masonry, gas and electrical portions of the pool will take approximately seven to twelve days to complete.

This is the time for another inspection from those troopers down at the building departments. Both the gas line and electric run must be inspected and signed off, before we can go any further in the project.

Now is the time to have your concrete contractor install the decking around your Robles pool. We will refer you to several experienced contractors. They will prepare the area with base rock, install any necessary drainage, set forms and call our office to have the building department inspect the work before any concrete is poured. As the pool deck is one of the more visible parts of your project, it is important to have the expertise of an experienced craftsman at the helm for the pool deck.

After the deck has been installed around your pool, our plumbers come back out and set the equipment. They keep their noses to the grindstone to make sure that the equipment set is functional and well organized. Disorganization at the equipment pad leads to problems later on.

Speaking of noses to the grindstone, immediately after the equipment is installed, our electricians and gas plumbers hook up their prospective parts of the procedure.

Measure, re-assessment, excavation, reinforcements, plumbing.

The Process Step 4

After the gas and electrical hook-ups have been completed, the pool will be scheduled for the surface finish application. As soon as the plaster crew has finished giving your new pool a beautiful smooth plaster or Pebble-Tec finish, water can then be added to your new pool.

The schedulers know that the plaster will only take a few hours to shoot inside your pool, and that water will take one to two days to fill your pool. At this time your job is red flagged for start-up.

Just as soon as you call in and tell us that your water has reached the middle of the waterline tile, we schedule our Field Superintendent and start-up technician to come out to your home.


Don't panic about the operation of our swimming pool equipment. Like anything new, it will take you a few days to get used to the procedure that is necessary to maintain a pool.

If you have any questions later, just give us a call at the office. Our personnel can answer your questions and make you feel like a welcomed addition to our family.

Measure, re-assessment, excavation, reinforcements, plumbing.

The Process Step 5

The construction of your swimming pool has now been completed and you can go back to your normal routine-except now you have the advantage of owning a Robles Pool in your backyard!

For years to come, you and your family will enjoy the benefits of our quality construction. Because we put so much quality into the pool, you don't have to put much time into maintaining it. Your time can be spent enjoying your new purchase with your family and friends.

We hope that the pride and professionalism we have put into the construction of your backyard project pleases you. We also want you to know that Robles Pools will be around to provide you with any service that becomes necessary. We back our product with extended warranties on all of our equipment. Robles Pools is known for the most comprehensive warranties in the industry. "Customer Service" will always be the most important consideration in our relationship with our clientele.


We also add multiple options for your selections of tile for the pool bottom and surfaces around your pool.  There's a perfect combination of tile and water color for your pool.