My yard is small, can I still have a pool?
Kuykendall Custom Pools constructs quality pools in yards of all shapes and sizes. Our designers can work with the most challenging properties. Our innovative team can turn your dreams into a beautiful backyard resort.
Will the salt in a saltwater pool corrode or damage my pool equipment (pump, filter, etc.)?
No, the salinity is not sufficiently high to cause corrosion. The water salinity is similar to that of eye-wash solution (very mild).
How salty is the water in a saltwater pool?
In fresh-water applications (such as pools, spas, water-features, etc.) salt is added to the water to produce a salinity of approx 3000 ppm (parts-per-million), which is 1/12th as salty as ocean water, or 1/3rd as salty as human tears.
What about pool heat pump for extended swimming time?
If you would like to extend your swimming season, you should consider a heat pump it can extend your swimming season a couple of months earlier and a couple of months later. It is also the most energy efficient way to do this.
What is a saltwater system?
A saline (saltwater) sanitization system provides on-site production of the sanitizer necessary to maintain water in a safe, healthy and algae-free condition. Sanitizer is produced automatically, within the water itself, and involves no handling, storage or adding of chemicals to the water. A saltwater system, properly sized for its application, will eliminate the need to purchase sanitizing chemicals such as – pool chlorine, algaecides and shock chemicals.
What the difference between a pebble type surface and a plaster surface?
Traditional pool plaster surfaces are composed of cement and crushed marble fines this finish average last up to 6 years.
We do not offer a standard plaster finish as we build to a standard our pools need to be problem free.

A pebble pool finish is an exposed aggregate, meaning there are small rocks embedded in the finish, they provide a beautiful look and a pebble finish can easily last up to 20 years.
We only use Pebble Tec installed by Modern Method to insure a company that backs the warranty on Pebble Tec.
Why do I need a property survey when designing my pool?
When designing your project it needs to be to scale and dimensioned to insure the layout and design fits the area where it goes . 

Also your building department, or HOA/POA may require a site plan to be submitted with your application for permit along with the swimming pool plans. It must show all property lines, any structures and the proposed swimming pool or spa.  It also has to show other details such as your fence, gates, electric and gas meter location.
Why should I choose a gunite pool?
Gunite swimming pools can be any shape or size, with smooth corners and edges. Walk in steps, beaches / beach entries, waterfalls, tanning ledges, Spa’s, benches, islands, raised walls, water features and more can all be incorporated to provide clients with the swimming pools they want, and not just an 20 x 10 hole in the ground! Additionally, gunite swimming pools rarely leak and are easier to maintain.
Will a darker interior heat my pool?
While a darker interior may help heat the water, the key factors are the exposure to sunlight, use of a solar blanket, and a pool heater. The difference the interior color will make in terms of pool water temperature in Texas may be quite a bit.
How do I know what size pump and filter I really need?
Your pump and filter will be sized according to the volume of water in your pool. The main objective of any filtration system is the ability to turn over all the water in your pool at least twice within a period of 12 hours.
Where can a saltwater system for a saltwater pool be used?
The saline method of water purification can be used on virtually any body of water which presently requires some form of sanitizer/oxidizer to maintain the water in a healthy, algae-free condition. 
How do pavers compare with patterned or stamped concrete?
Patterned concrete pavements are merely slabs of concrete that are embossed with a pattern. Therefore, they are prone to the same problems with cracking and wear areas. Pavers won’t crack or wear as soon.
Stamped concrete requires expansion joints every 10 feet or so, which are very distracting in some patterns. Also, unlike pavers, patterned concrete pavements don’t allow access to underground utilities or the ability to make repairs. At virtually the same price per square foot installed, pavers are clearly a superior choice.
How will energy-efficient products make a difference in my backyard and my power bill?
Depending on the size of your pool, filtration equipment, and heating requirements, your energy driven equipment may operate up to 12 hours per day to properly circulate your water for effective filtration. A small increase in efficiency can yield larger savings later; therefore, the right pool equipment is essential to your electric bill. Whether you’re building a new pool or replacing existing equipment, your equipment selection can save you a significant amount of money in the long run.
What would my annual savings be if I select a variable speed pump?
Depending upon utility rates, pool characteristics, and equipment selected, your savings can be significant. It is possible to recoup the premium cost of an upgrade from standard equipment to energy efficient equipment in the first year of operation. For example, a system featuring an energy efficient high performance pump, Cartridge filtration, and an high efficient heater can deliver a savings of over $900 annually compared to a standard equipment setup.
Should pavers be sealed?
Pavers do not need to be sealed; sealants are for aesthetics only. Pavers generally have the same lifespan whether sealed or not. Once you do seal, you will need to reapply the sealant to maintain the same look.
What kind of material should I use for my pool deck?
The material you ultimately choose often depends on a number of factors including your surrounding landscape, space availability, how much traffic the pool deck will receive, budget, and how much time and effort you want to devote to care and upkeep. Kuykendall Custom Pools offers an array of options and materials to enhance your pool deck area.
How often do I need to add salt to my saltwater pool?
Salt is added to the water at the time of installation. After that, only top-up salt is required to make up for salt lost through water splash-out, overflow due to rain, filter back-flushing, leaks in the pool etc. Evaporationdoes not reduce the salt level nor is the salt consumed in the saltwater system process.

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