Building Your Pool & What to Expect
Building your new pool takes numerous steps and each one is an important part of the process. Before construction begins, we will work with you on design and features and assist in getting all the necessary permits. We will also work with your HOA to make sure your experience is as easy as possible.
What to Expect
There are 12 steps to the pool construction phase. There are several inspections throughout the process, as well. On average, construction time is 6 to 8 weeks from the time we start to dig the pool until the final inspection is completed on your pool. We make sure that the construction process is as pleasant as possible and we always clean up job sites once work is complete.
1. Contract & Permitting Process
Once you’ve chosen your design and features for your pool, we will have you come into our office to sign the contract and initial permit application paperwork. The permitting process can take up to 4 to 6 weeks depending on the city’s/county’s workload.
2. Layout, Dig and Steel the Pool
We lay the pool out with stakes to make sure the pool is to your liking. This is where changes can be made to the design. Once the desired shape and location are approved, we finish the layout with more stakes and 2’x4’s. Then we start digging the pool and stacking the dirt up around the pool perimeter. Once the digging is complete, we steel the pool with rebar 1′ on center. Then we install the main drains and light niche and any plumbing that needs to be done before the gunite shell is installed.
3. Gunite Shell Is Installed
Gunite is a sprayed-on application that is hand carved to your pool specs. You will then be able to see what your pool will look like at this stage.
4. Dirt Removal
We haul the dirt away from the job and remove all the forms that we installed to form up the pool shell.
We install all the jets and plumbing for the pool and equipment. The plumbing will be pressure tested at this stage to check for any leaks.
We install all the waterline tile to the pool shell wall.
We layout the pool deck whether it is concrete, pavers, or travertine. If it is concrete, it will be textured after the pool deck is poured. If it is pavers or travertine, we will have to bring in road base and pack it with a compactor. Then the pavers will be installed
A licensed electrician will install all the wiring for the pool equipment from your breaker panel.
9. Screen Enclosure
If you have chosen to screen your pool area, it will be installed at this time.
10. Plaster/Pool Surface
We clean out the pool and set up any mosaic tiles or step markers at this time. Then the plaster pool surface is installed by hand. We will begin filling your pool at this time to help cure the plaster.
11. Final Grade
Final clean up is done at this time and grading of your yard to remove any ruts we may have made during construction.
12. Pool School
We show you how to operate and use your pool equipment, test your water, and vacuum your pool. Now you can enjoy your backyard oasis.