Nautilus Pools Newsletter 
June 2015


This Month's Featured Pool


Unobstructed Views are accomplished with the use of new screen enclosures that eliminate horizontal framework and a majority of the vertical posts.




 Get Your Swim Fins Ready!
The first day of Summer was June 21st, but for residents of SW Florida it's been Summer for sometime now.
This year, Winter turned almost immediately to Summer with just a few days that could be attributed to "Spring".
Now that school is out and the kids are using the pool more, take a few minutes to teach pool safety. And don't forget all your Northern visitors. They'll need to know the "Pool Rules", too!
Also, make sure to keep the pool in good condition. Hot weather and lots of rain can eat up chemicals quickly!
If you have any questions on care or upkeep, please feel free to give us a call. We'll be glad to help!

 Pete Coccaro

 Owner, Nautilus Pools  



DIY Ideas...

Build or Plant for Privacy


In this day and age, it seems that we're building larger homes but lot sizes haven't changed that much, which puts our neighbors within view or earshot of our little piece of Paradise.


There are many ways to maintain your privacy at all different price points...from hanging shades or curtains at the edge of your lanai, to privacy plantings to building walls and fences.


                   photo by Nancy Andrews

This Old House has an article (written by Sal Vaglica) with some interesting ideas. To view the 10 photos (and get "how to" advice on building a picket fence) visit this site page.


Remember, check with city or county regulations to make sure your privacy selection is within local codes and if permits are needed.



Nautilus Pools is a Proud Member of 

FL Swimming Pool Asso


Women's Council of Realtors

  National Federation of Independent Businesses   


Realtors need a new pool at that resale you're showing?
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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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- Locally Owned/Operated since 1989 by
 the Coccaro family
- Successfully completed over 2450 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 17 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



The Nautilus Shell
Did you ever wonder how logos are chosen? There are so many that are a familiar part of our lives that we never think about how they were chosen. 
26 years ago when we were deciding on a name for our new company, I came upon an article about the nautilus mollusk. If memory serves me, this sea creature was considered the "master shell builder". As it grows it closes its previous living chamber and creates a new larger chamber to accommodate its larger size. The old chambers are sealed off creating pressurized areas that regulate buoyancy.
There were similarities in the mollusks' shell creation and how we build a pool...layers of construction, pressurized application of materials, as well as growing and expanding with new technologies...I realized that we were "master pool shell builders"!
  Even with all the new technologies and products available, building a quality custom pool (like the nautilus building its shell) takes time. Technology has helped us create a better pool but hasn't really saved us much in building time. Of course, today we add a lot of design features and whistles & bells...it's not the old, plain rectangle swimming pool, anymore. 
And now, 26 years later, I'm still happy with our choice of a nautilus shell as our logo and know that we've done justice to our namesake!



Featured Product
Unobstructed Views with New Screen Enclosures
Get a big "picture window" effect by eliminating horizontal rails and reducing the amount of vertical posts. Expanses can be up to 32' wide by 10' high!
Depending on the size of the screened area, some enclosures can actually have no posts or rails as in this side view of the cage. Notice that the long side (at the back of the photo) also has a minimum of vertical posts and no horizontal rails.



For taller enclosures, the horizontal rail can be raised above eye level. For this project short vertical posts were added to the high rail to create a decorative effect


 Need a new screen enclosure?
Give us a call to make an appointment for information on how you can take advantage of your beautiful views by adding a new screen 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.

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