Building a swimming pool is a significant investment. Not only will it provide hours of enjoyment for your family and friends, but it will also increase the value of your home. The whole process of pool construction from design to completion can take anywhere from 8-12 weeks.
If you’re thinking about building a pool, there are a few things you need to know about the process. In this blog post, we will go over each step of the process so that you can make an informed decision.
Step 1 of the Process of Pool Construction: Layout and Design
The first step in the process is to determine the layout and design of your pool. This will involve deciding on the size, shape, and location of your pool. Designing a pool can be a daunting task, which is why we recommend working with a professional.
At Pool Icons, we have years of experience in designing and constructing pools. We will work with you to create a custom pool that meets your specific needs and budget.
Once we have your personal pool design ready, we create a 3D rendering of your pool so you can get an accurate idea of how it will look and approve the final design before your pool construction starts.
Step 2: Excavation
Once the layout and design of your pool have been determined, the first step of your pool construction is to excavate the area. This is a very important step because it will determine the foundation of your pool. It is important to make sure that the excavation is done properly so that your pool will be stable and safe.
Step 3: Steel Installation
After the excavation is complete, the next step is to install the steel framework. This is another very important step because it will provide support for your pool. The steel needs to be installed correctly so that it can support the weight of the pool and withstand the forces of nature.
Step 4: Plumbing
The next step in the process is to install the plumbing. This includes installing the pumps, drains, filters, and other equipment that will be used to operate your pool. It is important to make sure that the plumbing is installed correctly so that your pool will function properly. If you’ve selected other features like waterfalls or jets, we’ll also install the plumbing for these features at this time.
Step 5: Gunite/Concrete Filling
After the plumbing is installed, the next step is to fill the pool with gunite or concrete. This is a very important step because it will provide the structure of your pool. It is important to make sure that the gunite or concrete is properly mixed and applied so that your pool will be strong and durable.
If you plan on using a pre-formed fiberglass pool form instead of a gunite or concrete pool, then this is the step where it would be installed.
Step 6: Tile Flooring
The next step in the process is to install the tile and decking. This includes installing the coping, tiles, and other features that will make your pool look great! This stage is exciting because you’ll start to see a glimpse of your pool’s final aesthetic.
Step 7: Lights & Extras
The final step in the actual process of pool construction is to install the interior finishings. This includes installing the lights, steps, and other features that will make your pool complete. The interior finishings are what will really make your pool stand out and give it its own unique look.
Step 8: Getting Your Pool People-Ready
Once the process of pool construction has been completed, the next step of your pool construction is to start up your pool. This includes adding water and chemicals, testing the equipment, and making sure that everything is working correctly. As anxious as you may be to start using your pool, this final checklist is an essential safety step to make sure that everything is working properly and ready to use!
Bonus Step: Landscaping
After your pool is built and ready for use, the next step is to landscape and hardscape around your pool, if that’s another service you’ve selected with your pool construction. This includes anything from planting trees and shrubs to installing features like fire pits, walkways, and outdoor kitchens.
Landscaping and hardscaping is a great way to make your pool look even more beautiful and inviting and improve the value of your home.
Contact Pool Icon For Help With the Process of Pool Construction
We hope that this blog post has been informative and helpful! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our professional pool builders at Pool Icon. We would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. Thanks for reading!