From Planning to Play: What to Expect from the Design and Installation Process
At Pools of Fun, we understand how intimidating the pool building process can be, especially for first time buyers. That’s why we go out of our way to involve our customers from the start, keeping them informed of progress every step of the way. While every pool installation is unique, the following is the basic project plan we follow for in-ground, gunite pool installations, and offers an idea of what you can expect.
- Design: It all begins with a complimentary in-home estimate, followed by a professional design and layout produced by our one of our Senior Design Consultants and CAD Department.
- Excavation: The pool will be dug to design specifications. This process usually takes one day.
- The steel/composite wall/ Uniwall will be set and concrete poured to secure the structure if applicable. The pool bottom will be rough shaped and finished at this time.
- The Fiberglass pool shell will be set if applicable.
- The pool’s plumbing will be installed with “Schedule 40″ PVC pipe.
- The licensed electrician will install wiring for the pump and an electrical breaker.
- City inspection
- The liner you so carefully chose will now be vacuumed into place and water will be added.
- Your gas line for the heater and heater placement will run concurrently with other construction phases.
- The pool is now ready for peagravel backfill and auto cover box if applicable.
- Bonding grid inspection
- Concrete Walkways can be formed and poured. To help maintain the structural integrity of the concrete, we have installed sono tubes, peagravel, deck braces, control joints, Nycon reinforcement and 4000-PSI concrete. However, there is a very good chance your concrete will crack. These cracks may occur as soon as it is poured.
- The rough grade will be done to insure that any water will run away from the pool. This is not a finish grade, or ground that is ready for grass seed.
- The auto cover will be installed.
- The clean up process is next and is done by a pool technician. Everything is cleaned and swept, and the finishing touches are completed.
- Final city inspection