To begin the process the pool location is chosen and the perimeter of the pool is outlined.
Excavation can begin after the pool design has been laid out. Soil that is excavated can be used as back-fill or may be hauled off. The pool is over dug to allow for the shell to be constructed.
Wooden forms are used to make up the perimeter of the pool and any sections of the pool that will be built out of the ground. These forms serve as placements for concrete.
Crush stone sub-base is prepared and pool piping is ready to be installed. The crushed stone is used to keep the pool shell from settlement.
To give your pool superior strength a steel-reinforcing grid is installed. Walls with water depths greater than 5’ will receive additional vertical reinforcement. Cinder bricks are used to jack up the steel grid from the sub-base for adequate concrete cover.
PVC pipe is used to plumb the pool. Plumbing makes up the circulation system to your skimmers, main drains, returns, spa jets, and waterfalls. The plumbing system is pressure tested to ensure there are no leaks.
Next is the unique process of shooting the gunite. This forms the hard concrete shell of your pool. Gunite is a mixture of sand and cement. The combination of gunite, concrete, and steel reinforcement produces an extremely strong and durable pool shell.
Tile and Coping
A six inch wide band of waterline pool tile is installed at the perimeter of the pool. This tile is hand laid and carefully grouted. Then coping is installed.
The pump, filter and heater will be sized and installed according to the filtration requirements.
Deck, Fencing, and Utilities
The deck around your pool can be done after the coping is placed. The fencing around your pool is also done at this time. The pool equipment must be wired by a certified electrician.
The final step in the gunite process is plastering. In one day, after all the surrounding work is complete, the pool walls and floor will be finished with a ¼ to ½ inch layer of Marblelite. This is hand troweled to a smooth, yet slip resistant surface. When the plaster process is complete your pool project will be finished