The first step in residential pool installation is to choose your pool site. This is the area where the pool will be built, and it must be in a location that can be easily accessed by large equipment such as dump trucks or skidsteers used to excavate and build your new pool. A site that is not easy to access will lead to higher service fees from the pool building crew, so it is important to consider this when choosing your yard location.
Once the location is chosen and all permits are obtained, the construction process begins. The excavation is the most time consuming part of the pool installation process, and it is also the most expensive. Depending on the location of the property and any obstacles encountered, this can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks. It is important that the pool construction company be informed of any existing impediments such as sewer lines, septic systems or buried wires. This will avoid costly repairs later on and ensure the safety of all swimmers.
After excavation, the residential pool installation are delivered and installed in the ground. The kit usually includes the bottom ring and the pool walls. To install the bottom ring, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to place the plates in their proper positions and to slide in the pool bottom rails. If the bottom ring is made of a material such as concrete, it should be poured and allowed to cure at the correct level for the pool. Once the ring and bottom rails are set, the pool liner is placed over the top and secured. Once the liner is on, a pool “bottom ring” is typically placed around the entire perimeter of the bottom of the pool. The ring helps to support the walls and prevents them from collapsing under water pressure.
Next, the rough plumbing is installed. This includes the plumbing lines for the filtration system, and any other lines needed for water features or other optional equipment. The electrical conduits and breaker box are also installed at this time, ready for the pool equipment to be plugged in once the pool is filled with water.
A rebar grid is then installed. This is done by hammering rebar into the ground, and then using a form to shape it. The grid is then backfilled with cement, and a concrete finish is applied to the surface of the pool. The rebar is essential for the strength of the pool, and it also adds a decorative touch.
Once the concrete has been cured, it is time for your swimming pool to be filled. During the fill process, the contractor will use a vacuum pump to remove all air bubbles from the water. Once the water is up to the correct level, the pool will be sanitized and treated with a chlorine generator to kill bacteria and algae. Once the water is safe for swimming, your pool will be sanded and vacuumed again, and any last details like a deck or fencing are installed.