Our Pool Construction Process
Our pool construction team is committed to building you a quality pool that will bring you years of pleasure and add to the value of your home. We have created this rigorous pool remodeling process. We strive to be the most professional company in the industry.
Step 1 – Project Design & Proposal
The first step in the remodeling process is an initial meeting between the client and one of our trained design technicians. During this meeting in your home, our designer will find out what you are looking for in the overall pool and landscape layout. All of our pools are designed specifically for each individual customer. The technician will then take a detailed survey of the proposed area to include your home and lot dimensions, positioning, building setbacks, location of utilities, and accessibility to the construction site. Within a few days, our design technician will have a fully prepared plan and proposed construction cost for the pool organized for you to review.
Step 2 – Approvals & Permits
We will acquire the permit for the remodel of the pool and decking. Permits for electric and gas utility hook-ups shall be obtained by the person contracted to do said work. All plans must comply with DFW and state building codes. We will call for all applicable inspections, including footer, plumbing, and electrical bonding.
Step 3 – Excavation & Demolition
For our pools we generally use small front end loaders in order to precisely trim back the pool walls and to provide added maneuverability within the pool and around the construction site.
Step 4 –Plumbing & Steel
The pool shell is reinforced with Grade 60 #3 steel rebar, placed horizontally and vertically. The horizontal and vertical bars are placed 8″ on center to a depth of five feet. Rough plumbing is done immediately following steel installation. This entails the installation of skimmers, main drains, light niches, return line “stubs” and pre-plumbing of raised spas.
Step 5 – Gunite Installation
The pool floor consists of concrete with a compressive strength of 4000 psi, and is a minimum thickness of six inches. The walls of the pool consist of a mixture of sand and cement (gunite) that is applied through a hose with highly pressurized air to achieve a compressive strength of 4000 psi because of its superior structural strength.
Step 6 – Coping & Tile
At this stage of your DFW pool remodel, you will choose a decorative tile for the pool. We have a large selection of different tiles for you to choose from. No matter what colors, textures and materials are being used for the project, we will have something to fit your taste.
Step 7 – Equipment Setup
One of our experienced installers will come to the site and plumb in all of the filtration equipment for the pool. This includes water feature pumps and other optional equipment.
Step 8 – Gas & Electric
We are now ready for Electric & Gas. Electrical conduits for pool equipment power and pool lights should be run and ready. The breaker box at the location of the pool equipment should be installed and ready for the equipment to be set as well. Gas lines to the pool heater or heaters should also be run to the equipment location.
Step 9 – Deck Layout Finalization & Pour
Your deck is a minimum of four inches thick and reinforced with steel rebar approximately 18” on center. For most pools, any stone or brick work should be completed before the decking is poured.
Step 10 – Site Cleanup
Your pool is now almost complete. We will now remove all miscellaneous construction materials from the construction site and prepare the pool interior to be finished.
Step 11 – Finishing Pool
The pool interior is coated with your choice of materials. Options include standard white finish, Pebble Tec finish, or one of the many Diamond-Brite brand coatings. Upon completion of the coating, we begin filling the pool with water. This is the final stage of construction!
Step 12 – Startup & Instruction
Once your pool is full, a service technician will come out to your home to check the installation and start all pool and/or spa equipment. Once the equipment has been started up and the pool is operational, our service manager will set up a time to come to your home and show you maintenance operations. This includes everything you will need to know about routine maintenance on your amazing new pool!