Frequently Asked Questions

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Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page of Outdoor Elements Northwest, your trusted source for high-end pool design and outdoor living spaces in the Eastern Washington region. Led by pool builder and industry veteran Rick Newton, we deliver exceptional outdoor living projects, from initial planning and design to construction and maintenance.

Below, you’ll find comprehensive answers to common questions about pool building services, design process, and maintenance options. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to feel confident and well-informed every step of the way. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, feel free to contact us for personalized assistance.

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General Questions

Rick has been a pool builder and designer of outdoor living spaces for 30 years. Rick’s level of experience, eye for detail, and local knowledge is unrivaled in Eastern Washington.

We proudly serve clients throughout the entirety of Eastern Washington: Lake Chelan, Leavenworth, Quincy, Spokane, Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, Walla Walla, Wenatchee, Yakima, and all surrounding areas.

Our unparalleled expertise, premium craftsmanship, and comprehensive project management set us apart from the competition. We offer end-to-end services, streamlining your project from vision to reality.

We offer a full range of services, from custom pool design and construction to landscape design and outdoor living space planning. Our expertise also extends to waterscapes, outdoor lighting, maintenance systems, and sound systems.

Planning and Design

Absolutely, our designs are fully customizable to suit your unique preferences and lifestyle.

Begin by contacting us for an initial consultation. We’ll come to your site to assess your needs, site conditions, and budget to offer you a personalized design solution.

Our team of highly experienced builders and designers adhere to stringent quality standards, ensuring each project meets or exceeds expectations.

Consider the size and shape of your yard, local climate, and your lifestyle needs, such as entertainment, relaxation, excercise, or family activities.

Budget and Timeline

Yes, we offer various financing options to suit your budget.

Timeline varies by project but most pools take between 3 to 6 months from initial excavation to completion.

The cost varies based on design complexity, materials, and site conditions. Contact us for a personalized consultation.

The quote typically includes design fees, construction costs, materials, and permits.

Permits and Regulations

Yes, permits are generally required for these types of projects. We handle all permitting and compliance requirements.

Yes, we take care of all permitting and regulatory requirements, making the process hassle-free for you.

Construction and Materials

We employ rigorous project management practices, closely monitoring timelines and budgets at every stage.

We use a range of high-quality materials including concrete, stone, premium tile, all tailored to each project’s specific needs.

Rick Newton or one of our senior project managers will personally oversee your project, ensuring it meets our high standards.

Maintenance and Warranty

Yes, we offer a range of maintenance packages to keep your outdoor space in pristine condition.

We provide a comprehensive warranty that covers both materials and workmanship. Details vary by project.