Phase 1: Consult to Contract

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Let us pretend you are a brand new custom-pool client (which, hopefully, you will be). Your new pool’s journey starts when you initiate the relationship with Goodall Pools & Spas.

Contacting Goodall

Phase 1 of the pool building process begins when you complete a brief online form detailing your interest in a custom pool. This is where we collect essential information such as your name, contact information, address (including municipality), etc. Additionally, we ask what type of pool you would like (e.g., vinyl-liner, fiberglass, beach pools ) as well as some basic background questions about your experience having a swimming pool at your house.

Once we receive that initial information, a member of our staff will follow up with you and provide information on our suite of services. At this time, we will also provide 

  • A tentative timeline for your proposed project
  • Cost estimate
  • Information on financing
Phase 1: Consult to Contract

Design Consultation

If these parameters are agreeable to you, we will schedule an appointment for you to meet with one of our design specialists. This can be done either in person (at your home) or virtually (using satellite-based technology such as Google Earth).

During this consultation, our specialist will brainstorm design specifics with you based on your goals and budget. Specifically, you will discuss:

  • Pool Design: The elements that establish the look and functionality of your pool including
    • Pool Type
    • Size
    • Shape
    • Color
    • Special Features
  • Patio: How you will incorporate the patio and pool deck into the project.
  • Fencing: Pennsylvania codes require inground pool areas to be totally encompassed on all sides by fencing or another structural barrier (e.g., house exterior). Fences must be at least 48 inches tall to prevent unsupervised access to the pool. 
  • Utility Work: Electrical and plumbing required to run the pool.
  • Walls: Retaining or accent walls used to reinforce or enhance the pool environment.
  • Stormwater Management: Measures taken to keep rain and melting snow from compromising the area in which the pool is built.
  • Cost and Financing: A refined estimate of what the project will cost based on what you envision for the property.


With these elements established, you and the design specialist will discuss a tentative start date for the project. During the design phase, we’ll also send staff to measure your property and reconcile the measurements with the design plans. This is also when we connect with your local jurisdiction to see if any property restrictions are in place (e.g. setbacks, easements, drain areas, etc.).

Phase 1: Consult to Contract

Proposal and Contract

After the design consultation, we draft a design proposal. At this point, the pool project is rendered in a virtual reality program, and we compose a menu of the design features and their prices for you to review. From here, we make any necessary/requested revisions and adjust the cost accordingly. When the pool’s design and cost are finalized, we draw up a contract and establish a deposit amount.


As your project moves through the initial contact and design consultation stages, we make sure that the cost estimate is tailored according to the evolving design plans. At the same time, we work with you to explore financing options that will support the project. 

If you’d like a financing recommendation, we partner with reputable and well-known HFS Financial to help you find a pool loan that fits your needs.

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Reviews from Our Customers

We are proud of the work we have done throughout our community in Central Pennsylvania for several decades. The words and experiences of our customers are what we are most proud of. See what our customers are saying about how Goodall Pools & Spas has helped them enjoy sparkling water and lifelong memories.

Lois Shuman

Start to finish my experience with Goodall Pools has been spot on. Highly recommend if you are looking to purchase a swim spa, take time to talk with them. They made the process super easy.

Kathy Bagian

Outstanding service. They are very helpful with maintaining my swim spa water balance and correcting any problems. I would highly recommend Goodall Pools!

Jodi Bova

Purchased pool chemicals for the upcoming season. Staff is very helpful. Love the pre-season sale!

Barbera Wilson

Very helpful in testing water sample quickly and providing results. They always have the chemicals needed at the store and are friendly and effective!

Donald Meyers

Goodall Pools just replaced the liner in my inground pool and installed a new LED light and controller. They did a great job. The pool looks great and the new LED light is interesting with many different colors and "light shows.” I'm very happy with the service from Goodall Pools.

Linda Cober

Everyone is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. They always give me good advice.

Marci Lebo

Knowledgeable, friendly staff and technicians who deliver amazing customer service. As a new home and pool owner, I was overwhelmed when I took the cover off for the first time this season and found a pool that literally looked like a swamp. Bob Goodall and his army of pool experts took my pool from a murky green nightmare to crystal clear, beautiful water in no time. I can’t thank them enough!

Brad Boyer

I have used Goodall Pools many times over the years. I have always found them to be very responsive and professional each and every time. I highly recommend them for any pool need.

Mir Elias

Always responsive and professional. Helped us renovate a 20-year old pool and taught us the ropes on what to keep my eye on with our various pool components through their excellent Gold Member service. They keep the pool clean and sparkling blue. We’ve enjoyed interacting with every person we’ve met there from the owners onwards. Truly a unique and solidly family owned business that we need more of. Thank you!

Janet Turner

Designed and installed a resort-feel beautiful pool with lots of features. We absolutely love it. The store employees are wonderful about testing our pool water (no matter how many times I take samples in) and explaining the computer printout that tells me exactly how much of each chemical my pool needs. I highly recommend Goodall Pools!

Amber Wilson

First time saltwater pool owner. They were very helpful, knowledgeable and patient. They went over everything I needed to know and step by step of what I need to do. Look forward to dealing with them for all my future pool supplies and questions.

Deborah Celano

Since we are new to the hot tub experience, we had a lot of questions and concerns. Adam at Goodall Pools/Spas was most professional and extremely patient making sure we understood the process of maintaining our hot tub. He printed out and walked us through all the instructions we required to keep our hot tub sparkling clean.

Derek “Dr. Google” Bicksler

Great company, and more importantly, great people. Awesome multigenerational family owned business that doesn't just sell pools and spas, but you can tell they also really care about their customers. Highly recommend!

Kim Wetzel

I’m a new spa owner and am in the actual showroom often with tons of questions.They have always taken the time to make sure I know what I’m doing and how to correct any issues. Great customer service!

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