The Building Process
What to Expect.
It is the day you have been waiting for and dreaming about! Design Pool and Spa is set to begin building your pool. Here are the steps required to build a pool that will last for generations:
Watch the Process from Start to Finish
The Pool Construction Process
Step 1: Prep and permits
Once you are satisfied with the position of the pool, we will remove any obstacles for construction (i.e., trees, fence, etc.). Design Pool and Spa will obtain any and all permits to build the pool in compliance with all building codes and swimming pool standards.
Step 2: Excavation and plumbing
After excavation, plumbing is put in place. At this stage, Design Pool and Spa will bring in heavy equipment to dig your pool. Once excavation is complete, out team will pre-plumb your swimming pool.
Step 3: Setting rebar and fixtures
Design Pool and Spa will tie a system of steel rods to conform to the shape of the pool. Also during this time we will install all fixtures such as your lights, skimmers, and returns.
Step 4: Shooting the Shell
In this step we create a structurally sound swimming pool. We will do this by spraying gunite into the pool to make a solid shell. This process is very interesting to watch but it is also loud, as we have to bring in concrete trucks as well as machinery to spray the pool.
Step 5: Pouring the deck, placing tile, and plastering
Pool shell is trimmed and steps are formed. After the shell has been shot it is now time to pour the deck. During this process we will bring in small earth moving equipment to backfill the pool and more concrete trucks. Once the deck sets we will set the tile around the border. After the tile is set we put the finish on the shell.
Step 6: Filling of the pool
Ceramic tile is set around the perimeter of the pool and white marble plaster is applied to form the interior of the pool. As soon as the plasterers are finished we begin filling the pool full of water.
Step 7: Deck coating and final inspection
Pool is ready to be filled. If you desire, we will put a spray deck coating on your deck to personalize your backyard. Design Pool and Spa will then add chemicals and clean the pool for the final time before filling it.