Nautilus Pools Newsletter 
Featured Pool
FSPA Contest Entry #2


Our client wanted a long linear lap pool that does not appear to be a lap pool. Our design includes a 69' infinity s-curve on the pool edge and basin walls which adds interest and creates a softer visual blend into the natural lagoon environment. The 360 degree spa at one end and the fire/water bowl at the opposite end add rounded features that also soften the overall design. (See photo story at right) 






'Tis the Season

The stores are filled with shoppers and families are planning their annual trip to visit relatives in far flung places across the US. Lucky for us in SW Florida, we're usually the destination site for our northern family members looking for a respite from cold weather and snow.

Make sure that while you're getting your home decorated that you take a few minutes to check your pool... water, chemicals and equipment so everyone can enjoy their holiday stay. It may be too cold for us to go swimming (unless you have a heater) but Northerners think it's Summer here!

If you're a snowbird or just travel a lot, check out our latest bit of technology to manage your pool while you're away...the iAquaLink™ 2.0 (see info on right). It lets you oversee your pool with your smart devices...phone, tablet or web connected units. And our in-house techs can service your equipment from their laptops!  
Also, don't forget to register for the last drawing in our 25th Anniversary Contest. You could win a stainless steel BBQ (more info below)




 Pete Coccaro

Owner Nautilus Pools

P.S. Our offices will be closed 12/24 - 12/25 - 12/26 as well as 1/1 - 1/2 


   Have You Signed Up for Our  


25th Anniversary Contest?


Our last drawing is December 30


The GRAND Prize?


A Free Standing Gas BBQ

a $450 Value 

 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!




         Nautilus Pools Service Coordinator 


That first cheerful voice you hear when you call Nautilus Pools is Brandi Karr, our Service Coordinator. Brandi helps our clients with the day to day questions and service appointments...scheduling clients and our service techs.

A recent transplant to Charlotte County from Akron, Ohio, Brandi's been married to her husband, Matt, for 16 years and they have two boys. In her free time, Brandi enjoys biking and the beach.





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.



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


- 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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In This Issue
FINAL DRAWING 12/30 for our 25th Anniversary Contest Grand Prize Drawing
Meet Brandi Karr
Hire ONLY Licensed Contractors
Spectacular 69' Curved Pool
Use a Wireless Smart Device to Control Your Pool
Why Build a Nautilus Pool?
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Featured Pool
Nautilus Pools FSPA Contest Entry #2 
The Florida Swimming Pool Association offers a chance for pool companies to show off their projects with a yearly contest. This year we've designed and installed some interesting pools and we've entered 3 of them in the contest. We'll be featuring them in this newsletter over the next few months and hopefully come February, maybe one of them will join our past winners on our office photo wall.
View from spa showing curved infinity catch basin   

Pool with French curve & negative edge

A 69' infinity s-curve creates the pool edge and basin walls. A vertical running bond wall tile was used on the catch basin common wall along with 1x1 glass tile at the pool waterline, sunledge and spa. The unique color of the infinity basin tile was not available in the sizes needed for the curvature. All of the 12x12 tiles were cut to 6x12 and 6x6 (for the edges) to allow for a smooth transition of the radii. 
The 360 degree spa at one end (above) and the fire/water bowl at the opposite end (below) add rounded features that also soften the overall design.

The glass 1" tile on the spa, was purposefully set up to a zero tolerance on the top and outside of the beam so that there would be no cuts. This took two weeks of engineering, design and installation. Note that the first row on the top of the edge lines up with the vertical exterior and interior walls. Each row of glass tile was cut into 1" x 12" strips and laid individually to achieve this beautifully finished project.


The glass bead used inside the fire and water bowl feature matches the color of the 1x1 glass tile. The bowl is an oversized 48" in diameter specially sized for proportion with the length of the pool. 




 Product of the Month
New! iAquaLink™ 2.0

Smart Device. Smart Pool. Smart You. - Intelligent pool control from your smart phone, tablet, or web-connected device...It's Wireless!

iAquaLink allows you to control your pool anytime, anywhere. Using our free app for your smart phone or web connected device, you can control all the elements of your pool or pool/spa system, even when you're on the go.

iAquaLink can be used on more mobile device platforms than any other pool control system.

  • Free apps for Apple® and Android™ smartphones and tablets.
  • Mobile web-app works on virtually any other smart device.
iAquaLink is Easy & Convenient
  • On the golf course or on the go, control your pool anytime, anywhere with iAquaLink
  • Most intuitive and user-friendly mobile pool controller ever
  • iAquaLink can be used alone, or combined with the complete line of wall-mounted or wireless AquaLink® interfaces
  • User accounts can be created in minutes, used immediately, and the service is free
  • Control multiple pools from a single app
  • Have the pool or spa ready to use as soon as you get home. Forgot to turn the temperature down while on vacation? Not a problem with iAquaLink.
Complete Control

Global, 24/7 control of any device connected to the AquaLink System.

  • Pool, Spa, & Solar Valves
  • Pool Temperature
  • Spa Temperature
  • Water Falls
  • Spillovers
  • Laminar Jets
  • Light Dimmers
  • Pool Cleaner
  • Color & White Lights
  • Landscape Lights
  • Filter Pump
  • Booster Pump
  • And much more

Call TODAY to make an appointment to see how the iAquaLink can make your life easier.

And don't forget about heat pumps and LED lighting! They can make your pool and yard more enjoyable year round!

After all...'Tis the Season!



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