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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list to the most commonly asked question our customers have when planning a pool, deck, or landscaping project. If you have any concerns that aren’t covered in this section, please feel free to contact us. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have.

Pool Construction & Installation


Pool buyers like custom-built Gunite spas because they are a beautiful focal point in the pool and provide numerous health and lifestyle benefits. Even when the spa is elevated, its facade and spillway provide excellent architectural choices and also function as a distinctive water feature.

As well as being aesthetically pleasing, spas can have a positive impact on your overall well-being. Sore muscles can be soothed with warm hydrotherapy in this facility. Low-impact exercise can be done here; blood circulation can be improved; better sleep patterns can be encouraged; general relaxation and calmness can be achieved. This feature is also a great place to hang out or play even when it’s chilly at night or after the swim season has passed.

The most preferred shape for a gunite spa is circular, as a circle or rounded shape facilitates dialogue and contact. Additionally, these forms are the most efficient for accommodating the most number of people.

However, other pool purchasers prefer geometric shapes with straight lines—squares, rectangles, triangles, or modified variants of these shapes.

Generally, the answer is yes. Because a gunite pool allows for maximum design flexibility, the odds are pretty good that we will be able to adjust the size and shape of your pool to fit within even the tightest dimensions. A pool designer will consult with you to determine what the best shape pool is for your property.

When planning your project, setbacks, building laws, minimum deck requirements, and soil conditions may impose restrictions on the pool’s ultimate square footage. Additionally, you’ll also want to plan on creating an area for a pool deck.

Our expert pool builders can devise clever—and frequently surprising—design solutions that maximize available space and transform your backyard into an oasis.

Because of the rising costs for material and labor, pool prices have increased across the nation. We’re no exception to the rule here in Paramus, NJ. Consequently, our basic inground pool and deck starts at around $150,000 and can range up from there depending on the size, depth, amenities, and materials you choose for your swimming pool installation. Financing is available for all well-qualified buyers.

To get an accurate cost for an inground pool, an expert pool designer will first measure your backyard and conduct a thorough site study.

We’ll want to know all about your plans for the backyard and find out about your lifestyle. This will give us the information we need to go over the numerous possibilities for your pool and patio. We’ll discuss things such as the shape of the pool and its dimensions, the inclusion of a spa as well as various high-tech equipment solutions that automate maintenance of the pool as well as help to conserve both water and electricity.

Having learned about your family’s needs, your lifestyle choices, any unique requests, your backyard, local building rules, and your budget, we’ll be able to come up with a personalized pool layout that meets all of these requirements.

Landscaping & Hardscaping

Building Around The Clients Lifestyle
For most residential applications, conventional methods of snow removal are acceptable (i.e. shoveling or snow blowing, plowing, etc.).

Pavers are manufactured to be durable. Therefore, the use of a protective sealant is optional and a matter of personal preference.A sealant will make stain removal easier, and can enhance colors. Sealers, however, are topically applied product and must be reapplied every 2 to 3 years. Sealant is a good way to bring back a newer look on an older job. Give us a call for a free estimate.

The advantages of brick paving over concrete and asphalt go beyond colors, looks and shapes. Brick Pavers are produced on specially designed machinery which ensures an exact quality process that produces a higher strength and durability than concrete or asphalt. Brick Pavers have a minimum compressive strength of 8000 psi. Brick Pavers are the ideal product for freeze/thaw environments. With proper installation, this product provides a hard wearing and flexible surface. The joints between the pavers allow walkway, driveway, or patio to move without cracking. In addition, they can be easily removed for easy access to utilities that my need repairs.

It may surprise you how affordable an installation for your project really is. Our expertise, experience, equipment and business alliances have allowed us to create an efficiency that can be passed on to you. Some of the factors which affect the final price of an installation are: – Product color and style – Size of the project – Complexity of the design – Base requirements – Accessibility- front yard vs. backyard – Is the installation combined with anything else? e.g. plants, etc. – Location It’s easy to get a “no obligation” free estimate from SJ Paving. Just fill out and submit the Get A Free Estimate form.

Stains can be removed with appropriate cleaning products. However, should a severe stain occur or some pieces become damaged, pavers are distinct advantage. Individual pavers can be removed and replaced in these situations.

Garden design, planning, and building are some of the techniques used in modern landscaping, which aims to both provide usable outside space and enhance the appearance of a property. The term landscaping encompasses both hardscaping and softscaping, but many people use the terms interchangeably. Non-living materials like stone and wooden, retaining walls, decks, firepits, pergolas, and more fall under hardscaping. When we talk about softscaping, we’re referring to things like planting patterns, burms and grading, and mulching.