Browse FAQs About Our Pool Design and Build Services

El Dorado Pools + Outdoors is the company to go to for custom-designing and building pools, spas, water features, and outdoor structures. Since 2000, our company has been serving the following areas in Texas:

  • Dallas
  • Forney
  • Heath
  • McKinney
  • Plano
  • Richardson
  • Rockwall
  • Rowlett
  • Sachse
  • Sunnyvale


The best time to get a pool is when you are ready for it. Pools are a large economic investment and carry a lot of benefits.

One of the factors in determining the timing of the installation is the age of the children in your household. Parents with kids of school age should seriously consider building one before they grow up and leave the house.

A standard pool installation will take 10-12 weeks to complete. However, the project may take longer depending on its complexity and the weather conditions.

Please keep in mind as well that it takes about two weeks to get a project started after the contract has been signed.

Our custom pools are priced based primarily on the finished pools’ size in square feet. The average cost of a finished product is around $180 per square foot.

Our shallow pools will start at 400 square feet of water, while the larger projects will be near 1000 square feet. The cost of your project is determined based on your budget and imagination!

Yes and no. Remember that the cost is based on square feet, so you get what you pay for.

With that in mind, a free-form pool measuring 20’ x 40’ overall will have fewer square feet than a rectangular pool of the same dimensions. Therefore, a free-form pool will have fewer square feet and cost less to build. 

We provide FREE in-house consultations with all our bids. All you have to do is visit our CONTACT page and complete the form. We will contact you to set an appointment to meet with our designer. 

This free bid will include an all-inclusive budget and a full-color 3D rendering of what your project will look like in your backyard.

Very few people have the cash on hand to finance their projects. Most customers finance some or the whole amount of the project costs. The payment plan is normally a four-draw schedule at set stages of pool completion.

We do not offer in-house financing options. Financing the project is the responsibility of the homeowner. However, we have third-party companies that specialize in pool loans.

We recommend you get your own financing, so you can disburse your funds. We advise you not to finance with the same pool builder, since you have no recourse once you have signed the bottom line.

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Hire us at El Dorado Pools + Outdoors to personalize your pool and outdoor space. Set up an appointment with our designers to get started.