Have you finally made the decision to get a new pool built? Having your own pool is the perfect way to transform your backyard into the perfect oasis to relax and have fun in! So, now what? There is a lot that goes into new pool construction and it does take a little time to create the custom pool of your dreams. Wondering when your custom pool will be ready to swim in? Here are 9 aspects of new pool construction you need to know before you get started. Click To Tweet
What Should You Expect with New Pool Construction?
Swimming pool construction is a process and includes a series of steps before it will be ready to swim in. Once you get through the design process, you can get a better estimate of the time it will take to excavate, place the plumbing and other equipment, tile, deck, and plaster. Here are some things you can expect when building a new pool.
- Design Consultation
- Time Considerations
- Forms & Excavation
- Structural Steel & Gunite
- Plumbing & Equipment
- Tile & Coping
- Plaster & Startup
- Pool Party Time
1) Design Consultation
The entire pool building process begins with a home design consultation. You need to work with a contractor who is both skilled in pool design and can help you choose the features that will work best for your lifestyle.
2) Time Considerations
One of the most popular questions asked is “how long does it take to build a pool start to finish?”. Providing an allowance for weather delays, and that many skilled tradesmen do not perform labor on Sundays, you can usually expect a pool construction project to take about six to ten weeks.
3) Forms & Excavation
After you’ve planned the design concept of your new swimming pool, they will break ground and exact the outer shape of the swimming pool. It takes approximately one full day to properly excavate a swimming pool in preparation for the structural reinforcement stage.
4) Structural Steel & Gunite
Next, they will install structural steel into the excavated shape, and install the stub-out plumbing for the proper placement of all water-return jets, water features, suction lines, and your spa plumbing system. Once this is in place, the gunite material is applied.
ProTip: Once the gunite is in place, it takes a minimum of 24 hours to harden and up to two weeks to fully cure.
5) Plumbing & Equipment
After the gunite has properly cured, they will lay down the total pool plumbing system of network of pipes that carry the water to and from the pool.
6) Tile & Coping
This is the stage that the pool will begin to start looking more like a pool, as experienced tile installers will amaze you with careful installation of all tiles and decorative stone materials to create your customized pool.
Next, your custom decking will be installed according to your design ideas. You can choose from natural pavers, wood, concrete, or many other materials for your pool decking.
8) Plaster & Startup
The mechanical components, including the filter system, pumps, time clock or wireless components, cleaner, heater (if required) are installed, and then they will start with the final step of the process–the plaster. You will not be able to swim right away until the start-up procedure has completed after or up to at least 7 days.
9) Pool Party Time
Once all this is complete, it is time to plan that pool party to show off your gorgeous new outdoor living space and pool!
Getting Ready for New Pool Construction
Vamp up your backyard retreat with a custom swimming pool design. Luxury or classic? That’s for you to decide! Select the pool shape, size, and features that you love the most. And, also consider a custom pool house to go along with your new custom designed pool.
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