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Frequently Asked Questions: 

Why Choose Concrete Pavers?  
~Pavers are friendlier to the environment because they allow rainwater to wash down through the joints between them.  This returns rainwater back into the environment, reducing runoff contaminants.

How Do The Pavers Interlock?
~The pavers alone don't interlock.  The pavers bedding sand, and edge restraint together create the "interlock effect" once the surface of the pavers is tamped.

What is the separation fabric and how will my job benefit from it?
~The separation fabric is exactly what it sounds like.  It separates the sub-base (compacted soil) from the base (compacted aggregate base) to avoid future settling.  This is especially important in areas where soil contains lots of clay and sandy soil.  This separation fabric also helps to keep weeds and grass from growing through the pavers.  Clean Cut ALWAYS uses separation fabric.

What is the function of the sand setting bed?
~The sand setting bed is used as a leveling base giving the project a clean uniform look.  The sand bed also allows proper drainage.  Course concrete sand is used because finer sand will eventually wash out from under the pavers leaving "potholes" in the finished project.

What type of sand is used in the joints?
~Course concrete sand can be used, but polymeric sand will improve the durability of the job.  This sand is swept into the joints and then wetted down.  Once the sand dries it becomes hard making it impossible to wash out.  Polymeric sand is ideal for pool decks, outdoor showers, and jobs on steep slopes, but is recommended for all jobs.  Polymeric sand also works to reduce weed growth and insects.  Polymeric sand comes in grey or tan.

What if my pavers become stained or damaged?
~The great thing about pavers is sections can be removed if damaged, rather than re-doing the entire job.  The individual pavers can be pulled up and replaced leaving the job looking as good as new.

What are the advantages of sealing?
~Sealant can be applied to help protect the surface of your pavers from dirt and stains.  Sealer will not change the color of your pavers, and it typically lasts for 3 to 5 years.

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Why choose a fiberglass pool over concrete or vinyl?
~ For well over 50 years, Fiberglass has had an outstanding performance record in the plumbing and boating industries.  Fiberglass pools offer the same benefits and features, which is why they are quickly becoming the # 1 choice for in-ground pools.  In fact, fiberglass pools are over 15 times stronger than concrete.  
~ Plus, it's non-porous surface is easy to clean and maintain, unlike concrete's porous surface.  Because it's impervious to algae and bacteria, it greatly reduces the amount of chemicals needed to maintain your pool.  Vinyl liner pools and concrete pools allow and promote the growth of algae and bacteria.  It has been well documented that vinyl liner pools may need up to 60% more chemicals and concrete, up to 75% more chemicals to maintain favorable water conditions.
~ Taking all of the maintenance costs into consideration for a vinyl or concrete pool, you could save anywhere from $7,000 to $20,000 over the next ten years by going with fiberglass.  A vinyl liner, for example, will need to be replaced every 5-7 years, with an average cost of $4,500.  The chemicals could cost up to $400 per year and electricity about $300 per year.  Comparing that to concrete may be shocking!  Acid wash could run about $450 every 3-5 years, a pool cleaning service may cost up to $500 per season, re-plastering could be up to $10,000, with chemicals costing about $750 per year, and electric at $400 per year.  Fiberglass has great credentials!  After your fiberglass pool is installed, it needs minimal care; costing an average of $175 yearly for chemicals and $200 yearly for electricity!  

How does the salt generator work and what are the benefits?
~ Contrary to what many people may think, a salt water pool is a chlorine pool!  The way it works is the water in the pool has a low salt content.  It's usually around 2500-3200 ppm (parts per million).  That is about 1/300th the salinity of a human tear.  You cannot taste it, you do not float differently, and it does not burn your eyes.  The salt in the pool is converted into a low dose chlorine by electrolysis.  After the chlorine has oxidized an organic substance (such as algae, bacteria, etc.) it then reverts back to it's natural state.  Salt!  That's what chlorine is on the chemistry periodic table - a salt.  That is also why regular salt can be turned into chlorine, too.  So you have chlorine that recycles itself.  That is great!  It saves you a huge amount of money in a season.  And, it's low constant dose doesn't burn or sting your eyes or skin.  Since it is always present, the chance of your pool turning green or cloudy is greatly reduced.  Although the initial cost may be more expensive, the cost of running a salt water unit is low.  It will take only 2-3 seasons before the unit pays for itself with the money you save in chemicals and electricity.  Occasionally you will need to add salt.  On average, one bag, about $14, should last for an entire season, after the pool has been initially charged with the proper amount of salt to bring the salinity into range.  

How long does the total construction process take?
​~ Your installation can be completed from start to finish in approximately 2-3 weeks, including paver deck and fence.  Of course, this also depends on the weather and material availability.  

What is included in your turn-key package?
​~ Our turn-key package means no headaches for you!  We take care of it all - installing the swimming pool & filling it with water, installing a pool deck, plumbing hook-ups, electrical wiring, installing a fence, and re-seeding as needed.  As a final step, we will make sure your water is balanced & your pool is clean, and we will show you how to operate the equipment.

What type of warranty is on my pool?
~With Leisure Pools Patented Composite Armour swimming pool, they provide a Lifetime Structural Warranty and a Lifetime Structural Osmosis Warranty!  For more information click here: 
~ Barrier Reef & Riviera Pools also provide a Lifetime Structural Warranty.  For more information click here:
www.brpoolsusa.com or www.rivierafiberglasspools.com
~ PLUS, Clean Cut Interlocking Pavers LLC unconditionally guarantees your residential Fiberglass pool installation against any defects in workmanship for two full years. We will repair or replace any defect in workmanship without charge to the customer. 

How does the pool get into my back yard?
~  The pool is delivered to your house on a tractor trailer.  It is then lifted off the tractor trailer with a crane and set into place.  We will go between houses and garages or sheds, we will go over your house if needed.  Where there's a will there's a way!

How tall does my fence have to be?
~ Your fence has to be a minimum of 4 ft. tall with all gates swinging outward.

Can a fiberglass pool pop-up out of the ground?
~ As long as your pool remains filled with water, it will never pop up, if installed correctly.

What is used to back-fill the fiberglass pool?
~ Number 8 stone is used to back-fill around the pool.  This is clean stone that self compacts to 97%.

What type of plumbing pipe is used?
~ Schedule 40 hard PVC pipe is all we use - No flex pipe is ever used.

Can I still have an in-ground pool if I live on the water?
~ Yes!  We will install a de-watering system if we hit water when digging.

Can I add a pool heater to my project?
~ Absolutely!  Adding a heater will extend your swimming season into the cooler months.  We offer electric, gas, or propane.  The decision is yours.

What pool accessories and options should I consider?
~ The possibilities are endless!  We can take it one step FUNNER by adding a waterfall, jumping boulder, tanning ledge (or kiddy pool), deck jets, colored lights (that you can control with your iPhone), a robotic cleaner, or a hot tub that spills over into the pool!  If you can dream it, we can build it!

 Can I finance the cost of my pool project?
~ We work with LightStream, a division of SunTrust Bank.  They offer a variety of pool loan programs.  For more information click here:  http://www.SwimmingPool.com/Lightstream/

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