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IMG_1608 (1)Now you’ve made the life-changing decision to build your pool, the time has come to pick out exactly what you want. So what’s next? Similar to building a house, once you finish the blueprints it’s time to start focusing on the design. Finding the perfect finish items such as handrails, steps and jets can turn your pool from old and basic to new and luxurious.

Many pool companies will send a salesperson to your home to go through catalogues of products and accessories for you to choose. Or they might have you spend the day driving around town looking at projects under construction to see them in person.

At Pools of Fun, we strongly disagree with that tactic. You wouldn’t look at a catalogue to see which color of leather looks good on a car, would you? You’d head to the dealership to see how it looks.

That’s why we provide a state of the art Design Center at our Plainfield location to allow you to explore your pool in 3-D — not in a magazine! We emphasize the importance using your senses to experience what you’re getting. We want you to see options for LED lights, hear the water jets and grip the handrail.

All of our products are in stock and at your disposal, so you can make the right decision for your pool. Ordering a part from a catalogue and replacing it is expensive and annoying. By letting you experience options first hand, we get it right the first time.

CAD System

A feature unique to Pools of Fun is our CAD system. Our team is able to draw out your plans in CAD and print them in 3-D, so you’ll be able to see what your pool will look like in your backyard before you leave the store. We’re also able to tweak and play around with different options and let you see them as well.

Because most of our customers have never purchased a pool before, our designers are able to help you pick exactly what you want. The selection process begins with liners.


  • Fiberglass — Constructed as a one-piece shell (similar to your bathtub), a fiberglass pool is factory-shipped to your home. These liners require less maintenance than vinyl, and you don’t need to replace them as often. Fiberglass liners also lend themselves to interesting designs, and unique shapes and benches.
  • Vinyl — Vinyl pool liners are the most economical option. They are built for Midwest weather and have very customizable patterns that are easy to change every couple years. With advancements in technology, vinyl pool covers are very free forming and highly customizable for options like benches and steps. You can basically take a pen and paper and draw your pool, and we’ll build it! They are just like concrete pools, but far less expensive to repair or replace. They tend to last around ten years before replacing.


Concrete, or Gunite, pools offer you a full range of custom options. It’s basically a concrete pool but with plaster around it. Gunite pools can be more expensive, but allow very cool features such as beached entries and barstool benches.

Once we figure out what type of pool you desire, we’ll figure out the design options. These accessories include:

Handrails — By simply changing your handrails, you can go from a standard looking pool to a luxurious one in a snap. We’ll be able to show you designer-quality handrails so you can compare to standard. You’ll quickly notice that one is elegant and the other basic. You’ll get your choice between many color or metal finish options, as well.

Water Features – Features include crown jets, laminar jets, periscopes, bubblers, tanning ledges, and color options. At our Design Center, you get to experience what these features can really do. It’s not the most common vision, but many of our customers think of their pool as a work of art in their backyard. The difference between crown and stream jets can make a whirl of difference. Sound is also very therapeutic, so we offer certain features for those trying to use their backyard to escape by adding incredible ambience.

Connecting you with your pool before we begin construction will help you feel in control of the process and confident that you’ve made the right choice!