An Overview of Swimming Pool Construction

A swimming pool is more than just a place to cool off in the summer. It can be a focal point for the whole yard and an extension of your home. As such, it is important that your Swimming Pool Construction project is completed in a timely manner and is done to the highest standards. In order to do this, it is necessary that you understand the process involved. This article will provide an overview of the steps required to construct your custom swimming pool and the timeline you can expect.

The first step inĀ Swimming Pool Construction is the excavation of your new pool hole. Depending on the type of pool you choose, a number of different methods can be used. Whether you are having a gunite or concrete pool built, this is a crucial step in the process. This is because the structural integrity of your new swimming pool relies on this phase.

Once the hole has been dug, the plumbing is put in place and the framework grid of rebar is laid. This will eventually be encased in the concrete shell to create a strong monolithic structure. It is also necessary to grade the ground at this stage, this allows us to even out the floor of your new swimming pool, which helps with the overall aesthetics of the finished product.

During this phase we also install the coping around your new swimming pool, it is important to note that there are many options to suit your style and budget, including natural stone, pavers and precast slabs. It is also at this stage that we can install any water features you may have chosen, such as waterfalls, sheer falls and deck jets.

The last step in the process is tile, we install the waterline tiles you have selected as well as any rock or boulders to incorporate a more natural look into your new swimming pool. This phase can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks and is dependent upon the size of your pool.

Before the concrete is poured the plumbing is capped and inspected, this is to ensure that the pipes are properly installed and that there are no leaks. During this stage we will also be installing any other water features that you have chosen, such as waterfalls, jump rocks and wall sprays.

Once the plumbing is capped and inspected the gunite or shotcrete is sprayed onto the concrete structure, this will typically take about three days to dry completely. During this time it is important that you hose down the structure two to three times a day to help with the curing process.

In some cases it is possible to install a liner pool, these are constructed using a fibreglass moulded into a basin shape. The benefits of this method are that it is far quicker to install than a traditional pool, however this does limit the size and shape options available.