Pool Construction Process

New Pool Construction The Woodlands, Tomball, Spring

The pool construction process can be both an exciting time and a frustrating time. It's exciting in the sense that things will seem to be moving forward at a rapid pace, but frustrating in the sense that it gets pretty messy around your home. Hopefully, this will give you some idea of what's to come.

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  • EXCAVATION

    I don't know who enjoys this phase more... the kids or the adults. Tractors and dump trucks will show up at your house and quickly begin the excavation process. Extreme caution should be taken during the construction process, but particularly during phases where trucks and tractors are working. It's loud and messy and you can easily get hurt if you're not careful. Most pools can be dug in only a few hours, so stay inside where it's cool and enjoy watching the process through the windows.I don't know who enjoys this phase more... the kids or the adults. Tractors and dump trucks will show up at your house and quickly begin the excavation process. Extreme caution should be taken during the construction process, but particularly during phases where trucks and tractors are working. It's loud and messy and you can easily get hurt if you're not careful. Most pools can be dug in only a few hours, so stay inside where it's cool and enjoy watching the process through the windows.

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  • STEEL REINFORCEMENT REBAR

    After the pool has been excavated, the steel crew will arrive to lay the rebar. This is an essential step in the structural integrity of the pool. The crew will bend the steel the shape of the pool and then block it to allow for the guniters to apply the gunite around the steel cage.

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  • PLUMBING

    Before any gunite can be applied, some plumbing, including main drains, return lines, and skimmers will have to be done. If your builder chooses, they can go ahead and run all the plumbing for the project at this point, but some choose to simply stub the lines and then have the plumbers return after gunite to complete the job.

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  • ELECTRICAL

    Lights and equipment will be installed and hard wired into the main breaker box of the home. It's important to leave these breakers off until it's time to start the pool up. Your pool professional will handle all start-up procedures when it's the appropriate time.

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  • GUNITE

    This is where your project comes to life. If you've never seen this process, I highly recommend you take the time to enjoy it. Unlike concrete, gunite is a mixture of sand and cement that is pumped dry through a hose under high pressure. As the gunite reaches the nozzle, it is mixed with just the right amount of water to make it wet and sticky. Since it's not "soupy" like concrete, you're able to apply it to vertical surfaces like pool walls, and when cured, it has a lifespan of roughly 150 years.

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  • TILE & COPING

    All masonry will be done during this phase. Tile and coping will be applied and all rock work will be done if your project has waterfalls.

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  • DECK

    We're almost done. The deck will be formed and concrete will be poured to complete your entertainment area around your pool. Various options and surfaces are available to compliment your tile and coping selections.

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  • PLASTER

    The final day has arrived. Plaster actually cures under water, so once the crews apply it, they will immediately start to fill the pool with water. Don't swim yet though. Once the pool is full, we will come and start the equipment up and chemically treat the pool. A final clean-up and your ready to enjoy your new backyard.