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Can I Build A Pool If My Backyard Is All Rock?

Many people who want a pool worry that they won�t be able to build one because their backyard is completely rock. This is a common concern in San Antonio, as many homes in the surrounding areas are built on solid rock.

Some people who would love to own a pool don�t even start the process because they don�t think anyone will be able to install a pool or they think it will be too expensive to dig the pool.

So, is it possible to install a pool in a solid rock backyard?

The short answer is absolutely, and it�s not as pricey as you may think.

In fact, the rock is sometimes a better place to build a pool because it has a more solid foundation than soil.

A reputable San Antonio pool builder will have the necessary equipment to excavate a pool in any terrain or soil condition, including solid rock.

Here at Keith Zars Pools we have backhoes with hydraulic hammers or rams in order to dig pools in solid rock, and the basic pool can usually be excavated in 3-5 days.

The price of that excavation will then depend on the amount of rock and the labor necessary to dig it all out of the yard. This price, however, doesn�t do much damage to the overall cost of the pool. For that basic pool, this will usually add $2,000 – $3,000 to the total cost, bringing your cost from an average of $60,000 to only $63,000.

So if you live in one of the rocky areas of San Antonio and you want a swimming pool, but you�re not sure if you�ll be able to install a pool, give us a call and we�ll get you a free estimate.
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We had a cocktail pool installed by KZP and the pool turned out fantastic. We received quotes from two other pool companies, and while KZP was the higher, they were also the only ones willing to work with our custom design. They use top-quality materials and offered a huge selection of pool fittings/finishes. Kent Ely in sales was easy to work with and was pressure-free at making the sale. Bill Sturgis was our site supervisor (we didn't see him very often but was very responsive to email, phone calls, or text messages). Elizabeth, in the design department, was fun to work with while we picked color scheme and tiles. They had a very small space to work with and they did what they had to do to make it work. I would recommend KZP to anyone.

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We are very excited to start using our Kieth Zar's pool this summer. They turned our backyard into our dream. Tony came out and answered all our questions on the initial visit, and measured everything in our backyard, including trees. He returned the next week with an outstanding design on paper and a 3-D model on the computer that made it come to life. We had some delays and struggles with HOA, but knowing that Zar's was in our corner and doing all the work to get everything approved, we had no worries. Work was completed on schedule, even with weather delays. John and Toby walked us through and answered all our questions along the whole build process. We also know we can still call with any more questions we have along the way, even though the job is complete.

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Keith Zars Pools is dedicated to designing and constructing breathtaking custom pools and spas that transform each customer’s backyard into their own personal retreat. We are committed to total customer satisfaction, not only with the end result but with every step of the design and construction process. Our attention to detail is second to none.

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