Pools by Andrews

New England's trusted name in swimming pools since 1958


Can I build a swimming pool in my backyard?

A no-obligation visit to your backyard by an experienced Andrews design professional will help answer this question. Factors such as access, elevation, ground conditions, local municipality requirements, or possible conservation/wetlands issues will be reviewed at this time.

What else will I learn from an on-site meeting and evaluation?

In addition to determining feasibility, your Andrews designer will help you select the best size, shape and features for your swimming pool, while also reviewing patio, fencing and utilities options that will complete your swimming pool environment. An on-site meeting with an Andrews professional will also provide you with an accurate cost estimate for the selections you choose.

How much does an in-ground swimming pool cost?

Swimming pool projects can range in price from 8% to 12% of the value of your home. This range can include the complete swimming pool environment- swimming pool, patio, fencing and utilities. Your on-site meeting with an Andrews designer will help you establish an accurate project budget.

What are the benefits of gunite pools vs. vinyl liner pools?

Gunite pools are the strongest swimming pool structures that you can select and build, and this is an especially important factor when taking into consideration the New England climate and varying ground conditions. Andrews' gunite pool shells are backed with a lifetime structural warranty. In addition, gunite offers an infinite selection of design possibilities.

Can I finance my swimming pool project?

Yes. There are a variety of finance programs available for swimming pools. Contact your personal bank, or ask your Andrews representative for information about financing programs that would best meet your needs.

How long will it take to build my pool?

Drafting plans and obtaining a building permit can take 1-2 weeks- a lot depends on your local municipality. Once a building permit has been obtained and the excavation of your swimming pool is completed, construction time for a gunite pool, patio and fence ranges from 6-8 weeks. A similar vinyl pool project time range is 4-6 weeks. Remember, you're building your swimming pool for many years of enjoyment, not just for the first year. So make the time allowances to do it right!

Do I become the general contractor?

No! At Pools by Andrews, we design, contract and install your pool, patio, fencing and utilities- everything you need for a complete swimming pool environment. We are prepared to handle as much of the project as you would like us to.

When is the best time to build a swimming pool?

When you decide that you're ready! We can accommodate you most anytime of the year- just let us know.

How do I get started?

Just click on contact us or telephone us at 1-800-272-SWIM [7946]. A Pools by Andrews designer will make an appointment with you and help get you started in making the swimming pool of your dreams a reality!