Nautilus Pools Newsletter 



This Month's Featured Pool
FSPA Contest Entry #3

The client did not want the interior of the infinity pool to match the darkness of the natural body of water beyond. They also wanted a safety cover installed, which dictated using a rectangle shape for the pool. The goal was to add complexity to the design by using
multi-levels and rounded shapes.







Happy New Year!

Keeping up with innovation and training is an important part of our business. Here at Nautilus Pools we like to make sure that we're knowledgeable on all the current technology so we can provide our clients the best choices for their swimming pool design and upkeep.
Equally important is sharing our knowledge within the industry. All licensed contractors have to attend a variety of classes on a periodic basis to keep their licensing up to date. I'm pleased to say that I've recently been certified as a State Approved Continuing Education Instructor.
At the Florida Swimming Pool show in February, I'll be teaching a class on the Rules & Procedures for Arbitration. This information is useful for contractors not only for their licenses, but also as a tool to use in communicating with clients, subcontractors and others who impact their daily lives and businesses.
On another note, over the past year, Nautilus Pools has been holding a contest to celebrate our 25th year doing business in Charlotte County. Take a look at the photo of our final winner.
I'd like to thank all our wonderful clients for their continued support and we're looking forward to many more years of service to our community!



 Pete Coccaro

 Owner, Nautilus Pools  





  25th Anniversary Contest




Robert Gray - Grand Prize Winner!
And this is what he won...


A Free Standing Gas BBQ

a $450 Value 


Thanks for all your support!



Great D-I-Y Project 


Patio Table with Built-in Beer/Wine Coolers


We found this great idea while surfing the net and thought  DIYer's might like to try their hand at this project!


Spruce up your lanai with a clever DIY patio table that also keeps drinks cool and within arms reach. When the coolers are not in use, replace the boards to create a standard table...with a secret! 


For detailed instructions...









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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!
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and we'll be happy to explain our referral program.


- 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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License # CPC053897 SCC056684
In This Issue
25th Anniversary GRAND PRIZE WINNER!
DIY Project - Table with Built-in Coolers
Fabulous Pool Complete with Dolphins
New Addition - Service Van
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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. This is the last that we'll be featuring in this newsletter. Hopefully come February, maybe one of them will join our past winners on our office photo wall.
  To add complexity to the design of the rectangle pool, we added a moon shaped glass tiled fountain with 3 LED bubblers, a raised spa (far left) and fire pit (foreground) and an outdoor summer kitchen on an adjoining lower deck(far right). The free-standing fire feature has a 1"x2" split face exterior and a built in drain that is carried through to the summer kitchen. 

Artistic Pavers were used for the body of the decking on the main level of the pool while the upper deck area, fountain, lanai and spa spillway are finished in Turkish travertine. The deck is set on a diagonal offset. The Turkish travertine is laid in a French pattern. To tie all the areas together the Turkish travertine was also used as a border and coping. The spa is anchored by matching pillars on either side of the spillway. The spa, fountain and raised deck are rounded in shape to soften the straight edges of the pool.


An Aquamatic Hydramatic Safety Cover was installed on the pool with the lead bar recessed in the wall of the pool (opposite the infinity edge) allowing unrestricted access to the steps. Visually, from the house, one cannot see the cover and the track is concealed and flush to the tile. When the cover is activated a solenoid valve shuts off the spillway at the spa and deck jets to avoid flooding the cover. Water is diverted to another in-floor zone when the cover is closed.



 Specialty glass 6"x6" tile is installed on the infinity edge wall. The fountain interior and the planters are bordered with matching 2"x2" glass tiles. The exterior of the planters and the stucco retaining wall are covered in aggregate shell to continue the beach resort theme. The infinity edge has 5 deck jets flowing up to the pool, over the custom made copper dolphins, from the basin beam. Pentair GloBrite Led lighting adds a glow to backlight the catch basin wall creating a spectacular view for boaters passing along the waterway at night.  






 New Addition
2014 Dodge Ram ProMaster Cargo Van
This new addition to our fleet of vehicles was added to help us improve customer service! Our tech will now have parts stocked in the van to make service faster and easier.
Check back next month and see how it looks all decked out with our colorful Nautilus logos and interior shelving installed!



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Women's Council of Realtors

  National Federation of Independent Businesses   



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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