DESIGN & PLANNING
Permitting/Engineering/Inspections. The permit process currently takes 4-8 weeks, longer if a utility reroute is needed, or engineered drawings are required. This timing varies based on your neighborhood, city, and county requirements.
LAYOUT & EXCAVATION
Excavation is a messy, dirty process, but its unavoidable. The excavation can be done with a variety of machines depending upon your access. The excavation crew will carefully dig and hand-trim your pool in accordance with the approved design specifications. This process usually takes a few days and is reliant on soil and weather conditions. A lot of dirt will be dug up during this phase, but do not worry, we will remove most of it during the excavation.
Rough plumbing, or “stub out” is done before the steel installation. This includes the installation of the plumbing lines for the main drains and skimmers, return lines, raised spas, water features, and cleaning systems.
The steel company will then install steel reinforcement (rebar) to give strength and support to the pool shell.
Shotcrete is a mixture of cement, sand, and water applied through a pressure hose, producing a dense hard layer of concrete on the steel to form the shell of the pool. After shotcrete is applied it is extremely important to keep the shell damp to aid in the curing process. It is common for water to accumulate in the bottom of the pool.
TILE / COPING / STONE
This phase helps create the overall aesthetics of the pool using the materials that you have selected. The top of the shotcrete shell will be leveled, smoothed, and sealed in preparation for applying a 6″ waterline row of tile. The coping around the pool edge is also installed as well as any water features you have chosen, such as water sheers. The tile and coping installation process will take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks and is dependent upon the size and intricacy of job.
EQUIPMENT, ELECTRIC & GAS
Plumbing comes back to set all the filtration equipment, including any water feature pumps or other optional equipment you may have chosen. Licensed electricians will install wiring for your pool equipment, lights, heaters, remote control systems. If you purchased a spa, a licensed utility plumber will dig a trench from your gas meter to the pool equipment location and install the heater.
There are several choices for decking. If it is concrete only, it will be a two-step process. Once poured, it will be cleaned with a mixture of muriatic acid and water when the pool is complete. If a cool deck texture finish is selected, it will be applied approximately two weeks after the deck concrete is poured. If a patterned / stamped deck is selected, a sealant will be applied later if selected by the homeowner. Regardless of deck choice, the Styrofoam strip between the coping and deck will be removed during this process and replaced with mastic.
SITE CLEAN UP
Your project is nearing completion! At this point we will remove all waste and unneeded construction materials from the site. We will also prepare the pool interior to be finished. The clean-up crew will pick up all trash, haul it away, replace fence panel(s), and grade the yard back to original elevation.
PEBBLE INTERIOR FINISH
A pebble pool finish offers several choices in textures, colors, and designs. Depending upon the finish you choose, the effects and moods on the pool water will vary as well as the overall appearance of your backyard area. Once the coating is finished being applied, the pool is then filled with water.
STARTUP / POOL SCHOOL
Once your pool is filled with water, a service technician will be scheduled to come to your house. The technician will turn on all your pool equipment, review with you any items that need to be completed and discuss how to operate your equipment and maintain your pool. If you find you have additional questions or need technical support after this appointment, remember we are only a phone call away!