INSTALLATION PROCESS

The Leader in Southern California Swimming Pools

Think possibilities when it comes to building your pool. Explore the newest technology and the hottest designs. Consider techniques that add unique architectural elements and flare. Want to know more about what goes into building an inground concrete pool? The following is an overview of the many things Pacific Outdoor Living’s Pool and Spa Division will do during your in-ground concrete pool construction.

  • Layout

    The swimming pools outline is spray painted on to the ground as the first step in construction process. The outline can then be seen by the home owner so that any revisions can be done before construction starts.

  • Excavation

    The pool is excavated and dug out an additional 6 inches in all directions. At this point the forming is also put into the pool. The dirt is removed the day of excavation but feel free to request having some of the dirt left for other landscaping projects.

  • Plumbing and Equipment

    With the excavation done we now place the pool equipment according to the construction plan. If you want to make change to the placement of the pool equipment this is the time to do it.

  • Steel Rebar

    We place 3/8″ steel reinforcing rebar inside the excavated pool. Concrete spacers are used to keep the rebar from touching the sides or bottom of the pool. These spacers ensure an even amount of shell material underneath and above the rebar. Using this process insures the structural integrity will last the life of the pool.

  • Electrical

    The last step before the application of the shell material. Is the running of necessary wiring. All electrical work is done to or above the National Electric Code standards.

  • Shell Material

    We now apply the shell material to the pool this is done using either Shotcrete or gunnite. For our installations we use Shotcrete because it is more structurally sound and generally superior to gunnite.

  • Waterfalls and Boulders

    If your custom pool design has called for the installation a rock water feature, boulders or artificial grotto they will be installed at this point.

  • Coping and Pavers

    At this point we will install your coping. Any wanted changes to your paving stone colors and design will have to be made at this point so that everything comes out with a perfect match at the end.

  • Pool Tile

    During this step decorative pool tile will be placed around the perimeter of the pool. All tile used by Pacific Outdoor Living is specifically designed for swimming pools.

  • Pre-Plaster Clean Up

    In preparation for the plastering phase the interior and exterior will be cleaned of all pool construction debris.

  • Fencing

    Prior to receiving you pre-plaster inspection you will be required to install fencing around your pool. Required fencing includes a self closing and self latching gate. Other requirements may apply depending on you cities regulations. Pacific Outdoor Living will be happy to help design and install proper pool fencing that meets your cities requirements.

  • Inspection

    Before the plastering can begin you will need to receive a city inspection. All barrier requirements will have to be completed before scheduling your inspection. It will be necessary that someone is present at the time of the inspection to insure all requirements are met. After the inspection is passed we will continue with the plaster phase of the pool installation.

  • Interior Finish (Plastering Phase)

    At this point we will install your coping. Any wanted changes to your paving stone colors and design will have to be made at this point so that everything comes out with a perfect match at the end.

  • Start-Up

    Once the pool is completely filled with water, you pool system will be turned on. One of our representative will be there to give you a demonstration of how your equipment works so it is important that someone is available to receive these instructions.

  • Enjoy Your New Pool!