Construction of a custom-made swimming pool

Making the decision to build a custom pool in your garden is very exciting! Many people imagine their children laughing and splashing in the water, their friends sitting around with cool drinks and the neighborhood barbecues with the pool as the centerpiece. But building a swimming pool is a major construction and sometimes the vision gets lost in the noise of the construction site being dug and construction workers going around in circles. This article will help future pool owners to understand what really happens during the process and to keep in mind the vision of the finished product.

The first step is the fun part – designing your pool! A qualified team of contractors and designers will sit down with you to decide on the type of pool you want. They will consider your needs and what will best suit your garden. You will choose elements such as the shape of the pool, the color and the different materials that will be used.

Before starting the excavation work, a representative of the company you have chosen will come to install the new pool in your yard. This plan will show the location of your pool, deck and pool equipment. All of this will be based on the custom design you have chosen. Once you have approved the plan, construction will begin!

The next step is grading and excavation. The excavation equipment will be brought in and the digging will begin. It usually takes a full day to excavate the pool area and remove the soil from your garden. If there are soil or rock problems, it can take more than a day.

To protect the pool from ground forces, steel is then brought in. Steel reinforcing bars are placed inside the pool. They move along the bottom, sides and around the perimeter. After that, the plumbing and electricity can be finished. The plumbing crews will install the appropriate piping to clean and purify your pool. Electricians will also take care of connecting your main electrical system and connecting the pool’s equipment and lighting. A concrete mixture called gunite is then applied. This is applied with a lot of pressure so that it can adhere firmly around the steel reinforcing rods. This strengthens the steel and gives it much more resistance.

The pool slab is then installed. It will be installed until the waterline of the pool is reached. The curbstone, or “lip” of the pool, can also be installed on the perimeter of the pool at this time. Tiles and coping stones are available in a wide variety of colors, patterns and textures. You will have chosen them when designing your pool. The curbstone will be installed after the tiling. It is an important part of the design because it frames and accentuates the pool. The materials can be concrete, brick or stone.

All the pool’s equipment will then be placed on a concrete base and made operational. The pool will then be covered with a resistant and waterproof finish that will seal the pool and add the finishing touch. There will be different colors available that will affect the color of the pool by reflecting the sun.

After that, your pool is finished! All that’s missing is landscaping, garden furniture, and voilà! Your vision has finally arrived!