Step by Step process of building a swimming pool

March 18, 2018 by Frank Fancher

A spacious house and enough of garden area to walk around trees and flower garden, what else look missing? We believe now it's the time to install a swimming pool in your yard. But how to do it and what are the types of pools available at the best prices? Where can I find professionals to do it in the most convenient way? Yes, there are a lot of questions that come along with the decision of building a swimming pool.

For your information, there are two types of pools a flat bottom pool and a sloped bottomed pool. And according to the type, the installation process differs as well. Compass ceramic pool with a sloped bottom is installed on the gravel bed, placed both under and around the pool.

CAPTION: Step by Step Process of Swimming pool installation SOURCE: Custom

The subsoil of washed river gravel (round pebbles) of 8-16 mm size is used as the Pool's bedding and with for slop bottom pool. Once settled, the sides are filled up by moistened concrete. So here is the step by step process of building a pool.

1. Complete manual and construction drawings

The first thing is to consult your pool installation company about the design of the pool that you want to install. A graphical modeling as we, as well as pictorial representation, termed as the drafting of the Pool.

CAPTION: Step by Step Process of Swimming pool installation SOURCE: Google images

Further, the design should be finalized and the experienced designers would directly visit the spot and finalize the details added to the installation of the Swimming pool.

2. Excavations

The site is carefully measured and here after a careful measurement, the real work of construction begins. Then we start building the pit. That's when earthworks with an excavator would be an obvious sight in your backyard.

3. Preparation of the pool subsoil

After excavation, the bottom of the pit is filled with a subsoil layer of washed round gravel, poured on a geotextile and rammed.

CAPTION: Pebing around and on the bed of the pool SOURCE: pool maintenance and repair

Flat pools will not require the pebble base it can rather stand perfectly on a concrete base plate.

4. Pool transportation and placing

The next step is to transport the pool and place it on the base plate or gravel bed. A good heavy-duty mover will play their part and the owner don't need to worry a bit about any damage or replacement before the pool is ready. On the top, if you get a good company to install your pool then the cost along with the repair and maintenance added the damage replacement will come much cheaper than you expect.

5. Technology installation and backfilling

The pool is gradually backfilled around by dry concrete mixture or gravel after fitting the skimmer, inlet nozzles, lights, hoses, and pipes. But if the pool is empty the concreating and fittings will certainly have some pressure issues in future so it's important to fill up the pool with water to balance the pressure exerted on the walls. Remember this: The space under the stairs is always filled with dry concrete.

6. Technology installation in the shaft

After the installation of the pool is done, now it's time for the pool technology installation. It can be done on by creating another pit beside the pool ot the garage or basement can always be used as an option but the water pumps will surely cause a hammer effect on walls. 

Read our other article to figure out what to do with the hammer effect caused due to the follow of water in your pipe.

7. Pool roofing

Roofing rails are settled onto the concrete pool ring and for the sweet part, you can find the variety of movable to immovable roofs that you would like to install on your swimming pool.






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