There’s a lot of confusing information out there about what building a pool should cost. When you work with us, it is completely up to you. The features you select will dictate the value and the price… from an entry-level pool if you just want to get wet, to a total swimming environment for those who want a backyard masterpiece.
From start to finish, our mission is to listen to our customer’s needs and deliver results in a timely manner. Construction consists of the highest standards to ensure quality and longevity.
Excavation and forming are the first phases for most residential and commercial projects. Blueprints and drawings have been approved, One-Call has been contacted, and all permits have been posted. The final location of the pool will have been determined along with final elevation, and dirt trucking will be coordinated. Excavation will commence and the pool perimeter form work constructed.
Plumbing occurs after excavation is complete, and will continue after the steel cage is in place. Once the Gunite shell is shot, the PVC will be run and the filtration equipment placed. Additional trenching may be required to get the piping from the pool to the filtration equipment, so careful consideration of placement is needed.
The structural steel phase will take one or two days depending on the size of your pool and any additional work required for a raised spa or fountain. This steel cage is the strength that holds the pool structure together. You can also expect to see the floor plumbing starting to take shape prior to this phase of construction.
Also called Gunite, is the process of applying concrete to a structure and commonly used to build or reinforce pools, waterfalls, bridges, tunnels, dams, etc. Gunite is a mixture of cement, rock, and sand which is hydrated and mixed at the site and then sprayed onto contoured and supported surfaces to build a pool. Plaster or pebble is usually applied over the Gunite for texturing.
Once all the plumbing is run and the trenches backfilled, it is time for waterline tile, and coping. Your sales person will be able to help you select from the many options available for these elements.
With the coping and tile in place it is time to grade, form, and pour your pool decking. You may select from basic exposed aggregate to natural stone decking finishes, but they all will begin with a concrete slab. All of our concrete decking will contain steel rebar for added strength and expansion joints to help limit cracking.
The waterproofing interior pool finish is next. Whether you choose traditional plaster or upgrade to Diamond Brite or Hydrazzo it is important to allow the water to fill the pool until it has reached half way up the waterline tile. This will ensure the finish cures properly.
At this point all of your pumping and filtration equipment will be set and your electrician will make the final hookups. Once this step is complete, we will schedule a time to walk you through the operating procedures for your new pool.
Once final clean-up is completed on your site all that is left is for you is to go swimming!