So you have decided to install a new swimming pool. This is no doubt an exciting time full of anticipation and questions about the process. Knowing what to expect during the following stages will alleviate some of the anxiety (and frustration) that may possibly follow.
Consultation and Design Phase
This is when you’ll meet with your design team to discuss the size, shape, and features you desire. The first task is to assess your landscape to determine the best placement and come up with any recommendations based on lot size or terrain. Once you have settled on a design, you will secure the necessary building permits. Allow a few weeks for this stage to ensure everything is properly planned and approved.
First, builders will draw an outline of your pool so the excavating team will know where to dig. Then the rough shape will be dug out using an excavator or front-end loader. This part of the process is usually the noisiest and messiest, but will only last for a day or two.
Framing, Plumbing, and Electrical
Now that the form is dug out, it will need to be reinforced with steel rebar or landscape timbers to ensure it does not collapse. The plumbing drains and electrical wiring are usually completed at this stage as well. Depending on how complex your project is, this phase can take anywhere from a few days to two weeks.
Tile and Interior
Once the framework is in place, you are ready for the tile and interior surface. A vinyl liner can be added in a day. However, plaster, gunite, or stone can require several days, and must completely dry before adding water to the pool.
Starting the Pool
Once the interior is completed and has had time to cure, you are ready to start up the pool. New starts require a careful balance of water, chlorine, and other chemicals, which is why we recommend all new pool owners get help from a professional pool service company to get their pool up and running.
If you are ready to get the process started, call the experts at Alan Jackson Pools. Contact us today for a free estimate.