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A Spectacular Uninterrupted  View! Open Air Infinity Edge Pool with Spa.
A Spectacular Uninterrupted View!
Open Air Infinity Edge Pool with Spa.




Flesh-Eating Bacteria vs Pool Water


I can't count the number of phone calls we received over the Summer, asking if flesh-eating bacteria was a problem for our pools. Let me put your mind at ease. The answer is a definitive, "No!"


While the bacteria breeds in warm water (and we have plenty) the chlorine chemical that we use is a powerful sanitizer that keeps our pool water clean.  Even saltwater pools create their own chlorine to remediate this potential problem.


So don't worry, your pool is safe! Just make sure to keep your chemical readings at optimum levels.



 Pete Coccaro

Owner Nautilus Pools
President Florida Swimming Pool Association  


Our Lucky August Winner is...

Forest Burke
of Port Charlotte
Beth Coccaro with Forest Burke
 Mr. Burke won a 10' Round Offset Umbrella  
great to create a shaded area on your deck or lawn  

Have You Signed Up for Our  
25th Anniversary Contest?
Our next drawing is December 31 

 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!

Outdoor Kitchens - A Great Addition to Your Home! 


One of the best things about living in Florida is being able to cook outdoors year round. It may get a little warm in the Summer, but better to cook outside than heat up the kitchen and rev up the air conditioning bills! We've come a long way from the stand alone BBQ's of the past. Today, one of the hottest features (no pun intended) is the outdoor kitchen. Our covered Florida lanai's are the perfect location to set up a full service cook station and the outdoor kitchen is an excellent place to entertain while enjoying your pool.


The question that most homeowners face when they've decided to add their new outdoor kitchen is, "What do I want to include?" It can be as simple as just the BBQ unit (a portable gas or charcoal unit) and some counter space with a storage unit below or a full-fledged kitchen with custom cabinetry, 36" grill with burners, fridge, sink and all the whistles and bells! You really need to take a look at your space and also how your family lives and entertains. And, then of course, there's the budget! Be realistic as to what you really need and what you can afford.


If you've decided to go for your dream outdoor kitchen, plan it as though it was your interior kitchen. Walk the space as though you were cooking. What is the most effective layout? How many electrical outlets do you need for additional appliances...blender, radio or TV, extra lighting? And, don't forget the gas line and plumbing! If you keep the outdoor kitchen close to the main kitchen, not only will it save steps, but will also cost less to run the electric and plumbing the shorter distance from the house.


To cut down on trips inside, include storage for cooking accessories along with basic storage. Extra counter top space near the sink is great for prep work and a landing space next to the grill is the perfect spot for those hot platters of grilled food. If this is a custom unit, your builder or cabinet company can help you plan the layout. They will probably suggest using new composite products that assure long life for the cabinets and if the budget allows...granite or stone counter tops that are impervious to weather.


In general, good planning beforehand is always worth the extra effort. With so much information on the internet, it's easy to price and plan before you take the first step.


Happy Grilling!




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
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
WINNER! 25th Anniversary Contest
Outdoor Kitchens
Hire ONLY Licensed Contractors
In Floor Cleaning Systems
Meeting the Golden Hippo
Why Build a Nautilus Pool?
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 Product of the Month
In Floor Cleaning Systems

Imagine the freedom of a
self-cleaning pool!
A pool that's always swim ready!

The Paramount PCC2000

For the most part pool owners in Florida don't have to worry about the leaves of Fall tainting their pools. Our screen enclosures protect the water from the effects of decaying leaves. Usually the only challenge we have with leaves is if we have plantings or potted plants within the enclosure. Most of these will be taken care of by the skimmer or occasional hand skimming

However, the trend toward open air pools is placing the owners in the position of our Northern friends... constantly cleaning leaves and debris in the pool!  


Your new pool can be built to clean itself. The PCC2000 is engineered to clean your entire pool, including floors, steps, walls, benches, even spas. When not operating, the pop-up system disappears back into the pool floor, making it virtually invisible...no robotic cleaners or hoses!

Each system is specifically designed for the unique shape of your pool.It is so effective, that it is guaranteed to clean more than 99% of your entire pool.

And...for those new screenless pools, we now off a leaf canister as an add-on for the in-floor cleaning systems.

For a great informative video on how the system works

To visit their informative website
go to

Who's That Chatting with 
 "The Golden Hippo?

On September 22,  Pete visited with Jeff Collins, the "Golden Hippo" on WCCF 1580 AM radio to talk about Nautilus Pools and the swimming pool industry.

Clear Channel radio is spotlighting CDBIA members (Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Asso) on the 2nd and 3rd Friday of every month at
 7:30 - 8:30am. 

It will also stream live on the iheart app and website.

Tune in to find out all the news about local construction, subcontractor and affiliate businesses members. 


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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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