POOL CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Your backyard will go through a 12 step process to convert it from its current condition to the backyard of your dreams.
Pool Design - Layout - Excavation - Steel Construction
Gunite - Plumbing - Utilities - Coping & Tile -Deck
Screen Cage - Safety Fence / Alarms
Pool Construction Process
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Pool Creations will set up an appointment for a consultation. Where we will gather detailed information regarding your needs. We will then create a rendering. We use the most advanced 3D design software that allows you to see your pool design in astonishing detail. After the project has been designed it will be presented to you. At this point you can add or remove any features to make the project exactly as you imagined. Once you have approved the final design of your pool a detailed set of plans will be created. We then draw up a contract with all the details of the project. Last, we will start the permitting process.
Once permitting has been approved an outline of your pool will be marked out with ground paint. Next, form boards are placed and staked where the pool is marked out with paint. Last, everything is checked for accuracy and the excavation can begin.
The next step in the construction of your new pool is the excavation. An excavation crew carefully digs and hand-trims your pool in precise accordance with every detail of your swimming pool’s design specifications. The excavation process usually takes one to two days, depending on the soil conditions and weather. You will note the wooden forms around your swimming pool. They are there to guide us in the rest of our construction. The majority of dirt from the excavation process will be removed during the excavation. Don’t be concerned if some dirt remains, as we will use this for other phases of the construction. If you would like a portion of this dirt reserved for landscaping purposes or some other uses, just let us know where and how much you desire. Last, we install a temporary saftey fence across your open access area.
Next, the steel crew forms a rigid contoured grid of reinforcing steel to create the backbone of your swimming pool. You will see bars crossing one another for the utmost in reinforcement. You will note that there are block spacers under the steel. This helps to hold the steel above the soil, so the steel will end up being approximately in the middle of the gunite. When the steel is complete it will look like the steps are missing. The steps will be shot in at the time of gunite.
The next step is the shell placement. The shell of your pool is created with gunite. Gunite is also known as dry-mix shotcrete. Gunite typically refers to the process of conveying dry (or damp) sand and cement by means of compressed air through material hose to a nozzle where water is added before the material is sprayed on the construction surface. The result is concrete. The gunite is then hand troweled and shaped to the specifications of the building plan. Don’t worry about the water collecting in the deep end of the pool. It’s normal and will be pumped out before we apply your pool’s interior finish.
Your pool is now ready to be plumbed with high-grade NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) approved “Schedule 40” PVC pipe designed to prevent leaks or deterioration. All pipe connections are solidly bonded and the entire plumbing system is hydrostatically pressure tested.
Tile & Coping
The next step in the construction process is the installation of your waterline tile and coping. Your pool will get a high-glazed, weather resistant waterline tile that will be hand-laid and carefully grouted around the waterline of your pool. Tile and coping should take several days to finish. Once the tile has set securely, you will have a durable, non-porous surface that will last for years. If you have chosen to add a rock waterfall or other natural rock features, our rock installers will carefully place the decorative stones in precise accordance to your pool’s design specifications. Once this process has been completed the decking crew will come in and start the forming of your deck.
Next, your pool deck can now be built. The deck material you selected during the design phase will be install. We offer a large selection ranging from Pavers, Travertine, Stamped concrete and Knock down texture with your paint color choice.
Electrical: Our licensed electrical contractor carefully makes all of the electrical connections for your pool equipment.
Gas Heater / Heat Pump: If you have decided on one of these options they can now be installed by our licensed electrical contractor and gas contractor.
If you have decided on this option our licensed aluminum contractor will now begin your screen cage construction. The screen sections are fabricated then delivered to the job site for assembly and installation.
Child Safety Fence / Alarms
A child safety fence or door/window alarms are installed in accordance with the Florida Building Code.
The interior finish can now be installed. The pool will be cleaned of all debris and acid washed. The following day our certified plaster crew will install the interior that was selected during the design stage. Last, we will remove all debris and pressure wash.
Congratulations! Your pool is complete
Now that your pool construction is complete. We will walk you through how to operate your new pool.