Pool Construction Process

swimming pool in-ground water feature 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.
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.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

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.
In preparation for the plastering phase the interior and exterior will be cleaned of all pool construction debris.
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.
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.
At this point the plaster or pebble tech will be applied to the surface of your pool after the phase is completed you will begin filling your pool with water.
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.
Now after all the designing, building and construction, you can enjoy your brand new pool. So what are you waiting for, Simply fill out one of our Free Estimate Forms or call us at (888) 600 – 7224, to receive a free in house consultation with one of our professional pool designers.
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