Residential Pool Construction Process
Residential pool construction begins with your swimming pool company designing your pool based on your requirements and preferences.
In most cases, it will take about one working day to complete the excavation of your pool and remove the soil from your yard.
Steel-reinforcing rods are placed inside the excavation, along the bottom, sides, bond beam, and around the skimmers. Firmly wired together, these rods add to the strength and long life of your pool shell.
Plumbing & Electrical
Plumbers will place the lines and fixtures around the form of the shell. Licensed electricians hook into your electric service and connect your filtration and lighting systems. An inspection of the final work is arranged.
A concrete mixture called gunite is pneumatically applied under great pressure to bond tightly around the steel reinforcing rods. This results in a reinforced steel and concrete pool of superior strength.
Tile and Coping
Tile is installed along what will be the waterline of the interior of the pool. Craftsman install the coping – or the “lip” of your pool – around the pool’s perimeter. Some options are safety-grip brick, stone, gunite boulders or white pre-cast concrete.
The decking that surrounds your pool can be concrete, brick, stone, grass or other materials. Concrete can be finished with pebbles or coated with an advanced Sundeck coating that stays cool on the hottest day.
Crews will now cover the surface of the pool with plaster or a Pebble Tec®, Pebble Sheen®, Pebble Fina®, BeadCrete®, or PebbleBrilliance™ finish that seals it and provides a beautiful finishing touch.
Water Chemistry Pool Startup
Once filled, the pool company will come to your home to start up the equipment and will provide “pool school” at your home and show you exactly how the equipment works and what chemicals are needed.