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The Process

From Meeting to Plaster

All of these stages are essential to your pool’s construction process. There will be many more meetings in-between steps to discuss further details and your pool will take about 90 days to complete.

Initial Meeting

After speaking with you directly, St. Croix Pools will set up a time to come out to ​your home and discuss your plans for your pool and outdoor living space.

​Photos and measurements will be taken, and we will discuss the best possible placement for your project.

**Please have a copy of your survey ready so we are aware of any easements.**


Once the initial meeting has taken place, our in-house designer spends her time creating a beautiful backyard paradise fitting the criteria you specified.

After having detailed conversations with you, we come to an approved conclusion and design thus beginning your pool project’s construction.


This is the beginning of building your pool! Most pool layouts take a day’s time, however, if you, the homeowner, decide you would like something changed, the process may take a few days.

We layout your pool roughly 4 days in advance so you have PLENTY of time to visualize and decide if this is what you would like to go with as far as placement.


Excavating your pool takes approximately one full day’s work. Wooden stakes will remain around your pool after this stage to ensure proper size. We just ask that these remain stationary.

Most of the dirt will be removed during this stage unless discussed prior with St. Croix Pools.


Placing the steel reinforcements takes approximately one full day’s work. Please understand that even though the steel has been bent, it is still sharp.

It is important that exact measures are taken to reinforce your swimming pool. ​When steel is complete, it will look like the steps are missing; they will be added during the gunite phase.


Once the steel has been placed, the plumbing is installed. It will be mostly covered during the gunite phase. This ​is meticulously laid out to the exact
design of your pool for proper function and easy care.

The purpose of this stage is to get some of the plumbing put in your pool so later on our skilled sub-contractors can easily install pipes and connect them to your equipment pad.


The gunite phase takes 1 day for application and needs up to 28 days to fully cure. During this time, the homeowner is responsible for ‘watering’ their pool 3 times per day.

Gunite is a mixture of sand, rock, and cement. The gunite is applied using special gunite trucks. These trucks spray the gunite mixture through a hose and the trained workers craft your pool shell.

If water begins to collect in your pool, there is no need to worry as it will be pumped out before continuing on to the following stages.

Long Plumbing

Long plumbing usually takes between 2-5 days. During this stage, our skilled sub-contractors link pipes and test water pressure many times to ensure everything works perfectly.

Long plumbing takes meticulous work and we choose only the finest plumbers to work on our job sites.


The electrical phase takes between 2 to 5 days to be fully completed depending on how many features have been added to your backyard paradise.

Our licensed electricians spend their day’s at your job, wiring your pool up to St. Croix Pools’ standards to ensure full compatibility with your household.

Tile & Coping

Tile and coping takes about one week’s time to complete. During this time, our skilled craftsmen take their time using intricate detail to apply the tile and coping of your choice.

If you decided to add on a rock feature to your pool, it will be added at this time as well. These added features will take about a 4-5 days to complete.


You have several options to choose from when it comes to ‘decking out’ your pool:

​Spray deck, Exposed Aggregate, Patterned Concrete, Natural Stone and Paver Deck are just a few of the options to choose from.

​All of these options take anywhere from 2-14 days depending on how much area it occupies.


Plastering is the final stage of your pool’s construction and takes 1-3 days to complete. Plaster is a smooth, waterproof material. After the plaster is applied, we leave the pool filling with your water supply.

DO NOT STOP the water from filling your pool until it has reach the center of your tile. A stain or ring may form on the pool plaster surface where the water was stopped.

What People Are Saying About St. Croix Pools

From custom swimming pools & spas to our signature STX series pool line, we offer award-winning custom pools!

"After getting frustrated from getting the run around from other local pool companies here in The Woodlands we were glad to find St. Croix Custom Pools. The honesty and integrity in which they conduct themselves is unparalleled."

​- Jim P.

Their ability to take the vision my wife and I had in our minds and make it into our own backyard paradise was truly amazing. In fact, their attention to detail surpassed our expectations.

​- John S.

It was a pleasure to work with St. Croix Pools team. They not only did excellent work, but stayed on schedule which is very rare for construction work. We would recommend this company to anyone wishing to create the perfect pool setting.

​- Eric E.