Swimming Pool Installation Toronto & GTA
Are you interested in turning your backyard into a blissful oasis with our custom pool designing, contracting and installation services? Pools and hot tubs are luxuries that many homeowners indulge in to enhance their backyard and to create better social experiences with friends and family. Get in touch with AHS today so we can talk about how we can transform your backyard and thus your home.
Everything You Need to Know About Our Pool Installation Process
Action Home Services is a fast-growing inground pool construction and installation company in Toronto and the GTA. Thanks to our commitment to excellence, we have built a strong reputation with our clients because we take pride in delivering stress-free experiences with magnificent final results.
If you are in the market for a new pool, hot tub, or spa, get in touch with us by filling out our contact form. Here are some perks you can expect from working with us:
- Full Pool Design Services
- Pool, hot tub, and spa features that will make your space stand out
- Modern & Custom Hot tubs and Home Spas
- Free In-Home Estimate
- Top-of-the-line materials and installation methods
- Limited Warranty On Labour (5 Years)
- Affordable Rates
|Free In-Home Estimate
Pool Design & Installation Services You Can Trust
Are you ready to turn your backyard into the outdoor oasis of your dreams? Action Home Services is here for you. No matter what kind of pool you are looking for, we can install it. Our professional designers and contractors are on hand to help you achieve your backyard oasis. If your goal is to create an amazing space to create long-lasting memories with friends or family or you need a space to relax, then we are the team to call in Toronto & the GTA.
Vinyl vs Fiberglass vs Concrete vs ICF
There are four main types of pools in Canada. Each has its own installation process, benefits, and maintenance requirements.
Vinyl pools are the most popular. They are constructed using a frame made of galvanized steel and concrete with a vinyl liner overtop. these pools can be customized with different colours, patterns, and shapes. they are simple to maintain with the right knowledge. With liner pools, you get the option to change the liner at your leisure, should you want to give your pool a facelift. Note that sharp objects can cause punctures in the liner.
Fiberglass pools are the quickest and easiest to install. They come in a pre-formed shell with various models and features. Their gel coat makes them more durable against sharp objects since they cannot be punctured. This type of pool is also low maintenance, like a liner pool, as it is non-porous and resistant to algae growth.
Concrete pools are the most luxurious, most durable, and most customizable. They are the most expensive due to their building process, however, this is outweighed by their longevity and endless customization options, as they can be built in any shape or size. They also require more maintenance (including regular cleaning and resurfacing) than other types of pools, as they are susceptible to algae growth.
Insulated concrete form (ICF) pools are insulated concrete pools in a nutshell. The efficiency of ICF pools is better than concrete and you have the option to use a liner, giving you the opportunity to facelift your pool in the future. These pools are relatively inexpensive compared to concrete pools, saving you both time and money on the construction process.
Inground Pool Comparison
|Concrete swimming pools need to be professionally excavated and zone requiring a lot of time and heavy machines.
|Vinyl liner pools are quicker to install than concrete but not as swift as fiberglass options.
|Fiberglass is the fastest to install due to its dig-and-drop nature and design.
|ICF pools take around the same time as concrete pools.
|Interior Finish Quality
|Concrete pools look gorgeous with minimal effort. They are classic, traditional and aesthetically pleasing.
|Vinyl pools have the biggest potential for rips and tears making the quality of the interior much less strong than other pool options.
|Fiberglass has been the go-to for pool manufacturers and homeowners for decades. Because of all of the innovation and technology fiberglass pools look beautiful and clean,
|ICF pools have two options; you can go with liner or marbelite. Both have their pros and cons, but marbelite looks gorgeous and it is the same finish as concrete.
|Concrete pools are quickly becoming the chosen type of pool for owners of beautiful homes. Because it is virtually all customizeable, the availability of added features to the pool are endless.
|Minimal additional features are available for vinyl liner pools.
|Fiberglass pools offer a large variety of added features and skews. They are premade so features have to be added before the size and shape are finialized.
|ICF pools are in line wth concrete pools because of their luxurious look and added energy efficiency. They have endless features just like concrete pools.
|Concrete is robust and strong, it needs little to no maintenance costs to keep it running and looking good.
|Vinyl liners need to be maintained with chemicals and other treatments which can make the annual costs higher than concrete pool options.
|Fiberglass pools have the highest annual cost of ownership.
|ICF pools are robust and strong, with little to no maintenance required. They are more insulated than concrete pools so their energy efficicancy is much higher.
|Custom Sizing Options
|Endless options of shapes and sizes.
|Vinyl pools allow for a medium level of custom shapes and sizes.
|Pre-fabricated so sizing is chosen from a manufacturer catalogue.
|ICF pools allow for a medium level of custom shapes and sizes.
|Vinyl can rip and tear over time.
|Fiberglass is a strong material that holds up extremely well to the elements.
|Extremely durable for the marbelite option. For the vinyl liner option, it can rip and tear over time.
|Concrete pools need to be maintained well to prevent cracks. Marbelite needs to be maintained to ensure mottling doesn't occur.
|Maintenance depends on condition of vinyl liner.
|Fiberglass needs the least overall maintenance.
|Marbelite needs to be maintained well to insure it doesn't start mottling.
|100 to 200 years.
|50 to 100 years.
|50 to 100 years.
|100 to 200 years.
|Ranging between $100,000-$300,000.
|Ranging between $60,000-$150,000.
|Ranging between $60,000-$120,000.
|Ranging between $80,000-$240,000.
Benefits of Having Your Own Private Swimming Pool
Having a swimming pool in your backyard is the ultimate luxury, but where do you even start when it comes to designing and building one? Hiring a pool designer can be a great way to ensure that building your dream pool becomes a reality through extraordinary designs and seamless execution.
Knowledge and Experience
Our pool designers know all about the various types of pools and available features, and are able to share their knowledge with you so can make an informed decision. If you are looking to take your pool to the next level they would also be happy to show you the additional features we can include in your design.
Save Time and Money
Hiring a professional pool designer can save you both time and money in the long run. Our team will lay out and walk you through the entire process from start to finish, so we are on the same page about our goals. This will help us avoid setbacks, which helps reduce the risk of costly delays and unexpected surprises down the line. With years of experience, our experts are able to anticipate and troubleshoot a wide range of problems early on, saving time and money.
Our professional pool designers will be able to use their expertise to come up with personalized designs that will make your swimming area beautiful and functional, as well as add to the appeal and value of your home. From adding foliage or decorative rocks around the perimeter of the pool, to installing intricate tilework along its edge—the possibilities are endless!
Pool Installation Cost Factors
There are four major factors that could affect the cost of your new pool. These factors include:
- Type of pool. Vinyl, fiberglass, concrete, and ICF pools all have different price ranges, which can be viewed in the chart (above).
- Size. The larger the pool, the more materials, transportation considerations, labour, and so on, need to be evaluated.
- Equipment Used. There are lower and higher-end equipment options that will affect the cost, like automation, lights, and water features.
- Accessibility. Depending on the size of your walkway and yard, it may be difficult to maneuver machines. If more back-and-forth trips are required, costs will be higher to compensate for added time and labour.
Considerations & Limiting Factors
There are a few factors that could impact the size of your pool, or your ability to install a pool, altogether.
- The size of your backyard. Your hardscape (decks, sports courts, turf) cannot cover 30 percent to 70 percent of your yard (depending).
- Trees. Big trees will likely require a permit to remove. Your permit submission may not be approved in all cases.
- Accessibility. There are minimum requirements for the space surrounding the pool, which need to be followed.
- Budget. this is the most common constraint. We will maximize your pool and features to meet your needs and budget.
AHS | Pool Design Process
Now that you have decided to install a swimming pool, it is important to understand the process involved in designing your pool. This will help ensure that the entire process goes smoothly and that you end up with a pool of your dreams.
After deciding between the different types of pools; the first step in the design process is to determine the size and shape of your pool. This is an important decision as it will impact the overall look and feel of your pool and backyard. Once you have decided on the size and shape, we will help you select an appropriate location for your pool. It is important to consider factors such as sunlight exposure, soil type, grade, drainage, and municipal bylaws when selecting a location.
AHS | Pool Installation Process
Once you have selected a location, we will prepare the permit for approval. Once approved, the first critical step begins with excavation. This is typically a one-day process.
Upon the completion of the excavation process, our team will come in and begin building the pool. This is different for each pool but will require about a week to build.
Once built, the pool is ready to be backfilled and prepared for the final finishes inside. At this time, the pool equipment will be installed and prepared for turning the pool on. Final finishes can be a marbelite or vinyl liner. Once that is complete, the pool gets filled with water and turned on for water flow and water heating capabilities.
Don’t forget that you will need to maintain your custom swimming pool on a regular basis. This includes skimming the surface of the water to remove debris, checking the pH levels, and adding chemicals as needed. By following these steps, you can ensure that your pool will provide years of enjoyment.
Additional Features - Hot Tubs and Spas
There are many features you can add to your pool. You can add hot tubs, spas, water features, and lighting to enhance your outdoor experience.
Grabbing a drink, turning on the spa jets, and zoning out while listening to your waterfall is one of the best ways to relax. It is also great for promoting muscle recovery, and for entertaining your guests outdoors, even on chilly evenings.
Here at AHS, quality within budget is the name of the game for everything we do for homeowners in Toronto and the GTA. Whether we are installing a pool, interlock, landscaping your front yard, or building a new deck, we always strive to deliver final results that the homeowner will love for many years. When it comes to hot tubs, swim spas, steps, and other features, we make sure that your finished product stands out and gives you enjoyment for years to come.
Additional Features - Steps
Additional steps are great for making the pool more safe and more accessible, especially for larger pools. There are 2 main step options:
Fiberglass: pre-set steps, some come with water features (ie; jets)
Steel: more expensive, more customization options (ie; tanning deck between steps)
The steps will have the same finish as your pool.
**Ask our professionals about which step is best for your pool.**
Custom Backyard Landscaping Services for Your Pool
At Action Home Services, we believe that installing a pool into a backyard space is only the beginning. To truly turn your backyard into your dream luxury oasis it requires custom stone interlocking, adaptive mood lighting and proactive and stylish design. Action Home Services provides all of these contracting and landscaping services and then some. You can be sure that when you go with Action Home Services for the design and installation of your pool, you are getting the highest quality of workmanship in Toronto and the GTA. We are proud of all of our gorgeous landscaping and pool installation projects. Get inspired! Get in touch with us today to start the process of turning your backyard into your dream space.
Experienced, Well-Equipped Professional Pool Contractors
We know exactly what we’re doing; with cutting-edge technology and workers who want to get the job done right, we are your best choice for professional pool installations done in great time. We have performed pool installations with a variety of shapes and sizes: rectangular pools, oval pools, kidney-shaped pools, freeform pools, as well as roman, L-shaped, river-style, and much more.
Our inground pool services seamlessly merge interlocking, flagstone, landscaping, and critical design principles to get you the best backyard possible. Contact us to get started today!
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of installing a pool will depend on the size and type of pool you choose, as well as any special features or finishes you desire. Generally, however, you can expect to spend between $5,000 and $20,000 on a basic in-ground pool installation.
Again, this will depend on the size and type of pool you select, but most in-ground pools can be installed in two to three weeks. Above-ground pools may take less time to install, depending on the model.
In most cases, yes. You will need to obtain a building permit from your local municipality before you can begin the installation.
There are several factors to consider when choosing the location of your pool. First, you’ll want to make sure the area is large enough to accommodate the size of pool you desire. Second, you’ll want to ensure there is enough clearance around the perimeter of the pool for safety purposes. Finally, you’ll want to consider things like sunlight and drainage when selecting a spot for your pool.
There are many different types of pools on the market today, so it’s important to do your research before making a decision. Some things you may want to consider include the size of the pool, the depth of the pool and what type of features or finishes you desire.
Proper maintenance is essential to keeping your swimming pool in good condition. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and chemical treatment. You should also have your pool professionally inspected and serviced on a regular basis to ensure it is functioning properly.
Our Service Areas
- Bridle Path
- East York
- Forest Hills
- Halton Hills
- King City
- North York
- Richmond Hill
- The Beaches
- York Mills
Designing Around Your Swimming Pool
Do you have a pool or are planning to install a pool in your backyard? If so, you’re probably going to want to know how you can design the space around the pool so that it is beautiful, welcoming, and relaxing.
Your backyard pool is a place where you can escape from all your worries and responsibilities, and gather with your family and friends during the hot summer days. Here are 5 tips on how to design your swimming pool.