The Artistry of My New Pool

There are so many forms of art in everyday life.  I’ve have always admired the way true artists envision their work and create amazing masterpieces that put people in awe.  That same creative instinct is needed when you’re designing your dream home.  I have mine.  I combined the layouts of multiple homes into one to fit my unique desire, and I was able to find a competent builder to handle construction for me.

Our house is huge.  It’s got 4 full baths and 12 bedrooms spread across 2 floors, a large family room, a full kitchen with a giant vent hood, and a study.  It also has a finished basement.  The only thing that I was missing was a pool.  I know what you’re thinking…why would I need a pool in Sarasota when I’m close to water?  I just want it.  I enjoy going in the saltwater, bodysurfing, and riding in waves on my board, but there’s nothing quite like relaxing in a pool.  You can’t exactly relax in the ocean when waves are smashing into you with the force of a moving car.

So, I decided to have a pool built, which created a problem – who to pick.  There are a million pool builders in Sarasota, so I had to start narrowing the pack.  I went through reviews on Facebook, Google, Yelp, Angie’s List, Four Square, and a few other review sites first.  This gave me a good idea of experience and how the different pool contractors treat their customers; that’s huge when you’re going to have to spend so much time with them.  In addition, pool construction is a huge expense, so you must make sure you’ve got the right company.

After filtering our companies with ratings of 4 stars and less, I moved on to licensing.  Pool builders are required to have specific licenses for their work.  Everyone checked out for this, so it didn’t help me much.  My last step was to ask friends who’ve got pools to see who they used.  I spoke with 11 homeowners, a college, and the owner of a waterpark.  Out of 13 possible pools, 9 of them were built by the same company!  Sarasota Pool Builders creates custom pools in Sarasota, FL for residential and commercial properties.  Their website is if you want to check it out. They came highly recommended because they provide quality craftsmanship at an affordable price.

So, I hired Sarasota Pool Builders and we got to work with the design.  They created a 3-level figure 8 pool with a top-level infinity edge, a waterfall, underwater lighting, and a water slide.  The pool came out better than I could have hoped for.  My kids love the water slide, and my wife loves the draining pool at the bottom.  It’s got a tropical feel like you’d see at some hidden waterfall in a rainforest somewhere.  Once we put the patio chairs out, it was complete and I’m now a happy camper.  Anyways, we were happy to provide this testimonial for Sarasota Pool Builders and are here if you have any questions about our experience working with them.