Pool Construction Process

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Pool Construction Process

The process of building a pool can be challenging. Because the nature of professional construction and specialised tradespeople involved in constructing a genuinely high-quality inground pool necessitates selecting a pool construction business that can deliver, hiring a pool construction company that can deliver is essential.

Step 1 – Meet for an introduction and orientation.

It’s time to arrange the installation and set up a pre-construction meeting once the pool permit has been approved. During this discussion, we’ll go over our strategy for finishing your project as quickly as feasible. We go over the overall building procedure with you so that you are informed of what will be happening. Your project is allocated to a crew of specialised tradesmen. Certain permit criteria must be met before and during the project, such as consulting with the bylaw officer. Throughout the process, we take care of your property and leave a clean work site at the conclusion of each day.

Step 2 – Site preparation

Prior to the excavation, a clear path for machinery to access the backyard must be constructed. This may necessitate the removal of fence posts and/or panels, the dismantling of an air conditioner, or the demolition of structures. Most excavating machinery need at least a 6-foot wide access path. Prior to the start of the project, trees, structures, and other backyard items must be removed from the area where the pool will be constructed.

Step 3 – Dig Day (1-2days)

The loudest and most chaotic day of construction is dig day, but given the weather and access to your yard, a well-organized crew can usually accomplish this procedure in one to two days. Your swimming pool kit, which includes all of your pool’s supplies, will usually be delivered and kept on site in your garage or yard on the same day.

Step 4: Structural Steel

After the completion of the excavation of the pool area, pool contractors will begin assembling the steel structural rebar skeleton of your inground pool. Using high strength steel rods, workers will assemble a cage for the gunite to adhere to and create a high strength pool shell that will last decades.

Step 5 – Gunite

At this stage of pool construction, the inground pool is ready for the installation of it’s concrete shell. Workers will shoot high velocity concrete material called Gunite from a high pressure hose. The material will then be formed and shaped, shoveled and troweled evenly to form a perfect concrete shell for the pool walls and floor. There is also a curing process during which the concrete material can properly harden to the required PSI strength.

Step 6 – Plumbing & Electrical

We begin installing the pool lights, piping, and essential grounding after the pool walls are in place. All underground plumbing is pressure checked after completion to verify there are no leaks. Where necessary, a dry well is installed.

Step 7 – Pool Coping & Surround

The project has been turned over to our landscape staff to instal the pool coping and interlocking stone now that the majority of the pool has been installed. This section of the project can take a long time to complete depending on the magnitude of the project, but it may include fencing, pool cabanas, outdoor kitchens, or other structures that are in keeping with the pool and landscape design.

Step 8 – Pool Equipment

At this stage we will assemble all of the pool equipment components that will operate your inground pool. Pool contractors will begin connecting your sanitization system, pool pump, heater, and all of the other various components that filtrate and circulate water around the pool. Pool lighting and any equipment electrical fuse boxes or circuit breakers are typically installed during this phase as well.

Step 9 – Pool Interior

At this phase, the pool is ready for it’s interior. Homeowners have a variety of options to choose from when selecting a pool interior. The one they ultimately wind up choosing is often predicated upon their desired finish and budget they have allocated towards the project. Workers will begin installing either a plaster, pebble, or tile interior depending on the tastes and budget of the client.

Step 10-Final Hook-up & Pool School

We can now finish all of the remaining plumbing and electrical installations once the pool is filled. We can handle the first start up and get the pool going if all power and natural gas have been delivered to the equipment, so you and your family may enjoy the pool right away. Pool school should be completed within a day or two of the pool opening.

Fire & Water Features

Waterfalls, deck jets, fountains, fire & water bowls, and other pool decorations are all excellent choices. Even something as simple as two or four deck jets can have a significant influence at a little cost.

Large natural stone waterfalls have been popular for a long time, although they usually go best with a freeform shaped pool.

Water features can be a tremendous source of visual and auditory pleasure. Listening to the sound of your own waterfall is one of the few landscape components that can help you relax and unwind on a daily basis.

We can design and build a water spillway with led lighting in a custom basin or even one designed for a pool if you like a more formal or contemporary style and feel.

Warmth and ambiance can be added to Your Backyard Haven with fire features such as a fire bowl, outdoor fireplace, or fire pit. A fire feature may be a great focus point for your outdoor living space, and it’s vital to remember that it should be visible and enjoyed from inside as well.

Backyard Fire Features in Inground Pool - Austin Pool Builders

Choosing the Correct Pool Fence Can Make A Huge Difference.

The correct fence and mesh products provide undeniable protection and are required by law in most areas. Having a solid backup—meaning a reliable fence/barrier that aids in our effort to make our pool environs a safe place–reserved for refreshment, relaxation, and fun–is recommended mandatory.

Without a doubt, you’ve given some thought to the pool’s shape, depth, and location, as well as outdoor living areas, appropriate (and attractive) landscaping, and all the other details that will bring your vision to life. Here are some suggestions for items to cross off your to-do list.

One of your first stops should be the town building inspector. The importance of requirements and restrictions in your pool project cannot be overstated. If this is a do-it-yourself project, make sure you’re aware with the pool safety requirements in your area, as well as the numerous standards for your fence.

If you hire a trustworthy fence company to instal your fence, they will be able to answer any questions you may have. Even so, knowing the codes ahead of time will help you anticipate these responsibilities.

Pool Permit Process

A pool enclosure permit is required if you wish to instal a swimming pool or hot tub on your property. The permit’s goal is to verify that you comply with the required enclosure and protection standards set forth in the local municipality’s Bylaws.

Enclosure for Swimming Pool By-law

You protect your family by protecting your pool. The installation of a new swimming pool is subject to particular municipal restrictions. These are usually associated with the pool’s location on the property and the sort of enclosure that will limit access to the pool area (fences, walls, structures, etc.) Before constructing a pool, a permission is usually required. A drawing of the land showing the pool position as well as specifics regarding the enclosure is required to obtain a permit.

Although each municipality may have slightly different legislation

Pool Enclosure:

The building department wants to know how you plan to restrict access to the pool area when you apply for a permit. Fences, walls, buildings, and other structures may be included in the plan, with fences being required to be at least a particular height (usually 5′) and not easily climbable from the outside. If your backyard is already fully fenced and passes code requirements, you won’t need separate fencing for your pool BestMixer. When deciding whether or not your enclosure will meet code, search for low branches, landscaping stones, storage boxes, or adjacent fences that are readily scaled.


Between the property line and the pool, most towns require a 1 to 1.5 m setback. It is also advantageous to have room between your pool and the fence/property boundary so that you may quickly and easily access all regions of the pool.

Instead Most cities require permit fees, these vary per municipality and can also include water district and hoa fees. Some HOAs require road usage and deposits from homeowners. Please verify with your HOA any requirements they may have.

General requirements for a pool fence enclosure permit.

The following is a site plan:

  • Dimensions of the pool and the property
  • Setbacks from the side yard and rear lot lines are included in the distances to the house and lot lines.
  • Any doors and windows in the house close to the pool area, as well as their location and size
  • The proposed fence’s location, height, and material (self closer and lockable in most municipalities)
  • Hard vs. soft landscaping percentage.
  • A completed Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish form (or something similar) (In most municipalities)
  • A tree declaration form that has been completed. (Many municipalities require it.)
  • A scheme for grading. (Many municipalities require it.)

Arrange for an inspection.

During the construction process, you’ll need to get a number of inspections done. A pool enclosure permit requires the following inspections:

  • Inspections include but are not limited to the following and will vary per municipality. Some cities required up to 8 inspections some may include.
  • Stakeout – indicate the location of the pool, and/or a site meeting with a bylaw authority may be required in some towns.
  • To comply with the Swimming Pool Enclosure, fencing must be installed. By-law
  • Last but not least, before to filling your pool.