Nautilus Pools Newsletter 
JULY 2014

 Featured Pool...
This unique design incorporates a Turkish travertine deck
with a sun ledge entrance to the pool.

Stepping stones lead to the raised spa.

 Close up of the stepping stone path to the spa




Talk about the "dog days" 
of Summer...

Is it exceptionally hot and humid this year or is it just me?
It really is the perfect time to be using your pool.Air conditioning is great but there is nothing that can compare to a dunk in the pool to cool you off on a hot day! Not only will it lower your body temperature for quite a while, it is relaxing and a good source for exercise.

If you've been thinking about it for a while, now is a great time to "take the plunge". Give us a call and we'll be happy to meet with you and discuss the options. In the meantime, keep cool and stay out of the heat!




 Pete Coccaro

Owner Nautilus Pools
President Florida Swimming Pool Association  


Have You Signed Up for Our  
25th Anniversary Contest?

Our next drawing is August 30
and the prize is...
a 10' Round Offset Umbrella 
great to create a shaded area on your deck or lawn


 Just download the Contest Registration Form and send it in to our office and we'll put your name in the "pool" (pun intended).

Good Luck! And thanks for all your support!

Extend Your Living Area Beyond the Lanai

In Florida,everyone seems to utilize their screened lanai's to the fullest extent, often forgetting that their backyard (or side yard) could be part of their living area, too.

Your yard can offer a variety of "havens" created from little nooks and corners within the landscape. They can beautify a poor view or soften a structure like a fence or shed.

Here are some ideas from "This Old House" that may give you inspiration to broaden your landscape horizons and extend your living area...This backyard retreat would fit nicely in a small corner or side yard.
Add a Living Arch...create an arbor with plants trained up the side and out onto the overhanging eaves of a shed (even if yours isn't this rustic) or add an arbor against a fence.
Anchor plants and contain aggressive species, by
growing them in pots.

A dozen flagstones arranged in a free-form pattern can easily turn a small patch of grass into an intimate dining area. Grow grass between the stones or choose a
traffic-resistant groundcover.
Add a small weatherproof table and chairs like this bistro set and you've got the perfect place to rest while gardening or enjoy your morning coffee and a good book!

If the area is very dark or the shed wall or fence is too drab, hang an inexpensive mirror. It will reflect light and create a lovely focal point.
For more great ideas go to This Old House
Want to Earn $200?
Hands holding money
Check out our Referral Program
Realtors - Clients need a new pool at that resale you're showing?
do you have friends, neighbors, relatives
that are thinking about a new pool or remodeling their existing pool?
These are the referrals we would love to have! And we're willing to pay $200 for them!
Call us at
and we'll be happy to explain our referral program.
In This Issue
25th Anniversary Contest
Living Beyond the Lanai
Specialty Screen Enclosures
Hire ONLY Licensed Contractors
Why Build a Nautilus Pool?
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Did you know we design our own  
Screen Enclosures?
While some homeowners are opting for pools without screen enclosures, the majority still favor having them. The benefits include keeping insects in check, not having to worry about leaves and grass clippings getting in and even cutting down on the amount of sunlight! 

At Nautilus, not only is Pete Coccaro the pool contracting licensee but he also has a specialty aluminum license. This provides our clients the advantage of his expertise for the design, function, and engineering aspect of the screen enclosure to insure a well constructed unit.

Each screen enclosure is engineered specifically to meet the needs and aesthetics of each home, versus having a master plan that is not suitably tailored for an individual project. Since building lots (and their homes) come in many shapes, it often means that the lanai and pool area are designed to conform to the shape of the land (triangular tip lots for example). This gives us a unique opportunity to design the enclosure to fit.

We use the finest installers and feature the most up to date products to insure a long lasting enclosure. For example, along with quality screening and aluminum, the plastic covered Nylo-Tec fasteners used throughout the construction of our frames help to avoid rusty screws which can affect the overall durability of the enclosure.  



Hire Only Licensed Contractors


PUBLIC NOTICE FSPA hire licensed contractorsWARNING:

Homeowners Face Penalties For Hiring Unlicensed or under licensed Contractors. According to Florida Law, consumers who knowingly hire unlicensed construction contractors could face a fine of up to $5,000.00. 
Chapter 455.228

Here are some links to help you make an educated decision when choosing a Builder, Remodeler or Contractor. 

  Checklist for Finding and Hiring a Builder or Remodeler.

Verify your contractor's  

State of Florida license.

Verify your contractor's  

Charlotte County license or  

Certificate of Competency.   

 Charlotte County's Building Construction Services department.  

 NOTE: Check both County and City Government Agencies for specifics on rules for your location.   

A Charlotte County or Punta Gorda BUSINESS TAX RECEIPT is NOT a License to perform construction work.

CDBIA hire licensed contractors


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Nautilus Pools is a Proud Member of 

FL Swimming Pool Asso



                                                          Women's Council of Realtors

National Federation of Independent Businesses

- Locally Owned/Operated since 1989 by the Coccaro family
- Successfully completed over 2300 pool projects
- Local Showroom, Office and Knowledgeable Staff


- Serving SW FL -

Charlotte, City of Punta Gorda, DeSoto, Arcadia, Lee, Cape Coral, Boca Grande, Sarasota and City of North Port


- Award Winning Designs -

9 International Awards and 12 State Design Awards


- Voted"Best Charlotte County Pool Contractor" 5 years
- New Construction or Remodeling Existing Pools -
Residential or Commercial - Concrete Pools & Spas - Heating Systems, Beach Entries, Water Features,
Infinity Edges, Salt Chlorination & Screen Enclosures
- Repairs & Warranty Work -
include but not limited to: Changing Drain Covers, Loose Tile Repairs, Solar Units, Pool Pumps, Filters,
Automatic Equipment


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