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What Is the Pool Installation Process Like?

July 31, 2023

It is estimated that there are 10 million swimming pools globally, according to LiveAbout. If you are ready to add one to your space, you may want to learn more about the pool installation process.

Installing a pool can transform your backyard into a refreshing oasis. Understanding the pool installation process can help you prepare for construction and ensure a smooth and successful project. Read on to learn more about the three steps that make up the installation and construction process.

Designing and Planning

Before a pool can be built, design and planning have to take place. During this phase, you will work closely with a pool contractor or designer to determine the pool’s size, shape, style, and features. Consider factors such as available space, local regulations, and your specific requirements and preferences. Once the design is finalized, the pool installation team will visit your property to assess the site, perform necessary measurements, and identify potential challenges. They will also obtain any required permits and approvals from local authorities before proceeding.

Excavation and Construction

After the design and planning phase, the construction process begins with excavation. The construction team will mark the pool’s outline on your property and use heavy machinery to excavate the area. The depth and shape will depend on the design specifications. Once the excavation is complete, the team will prepare the pool’s foundation, which typically involves adding a layer of sand or gravel for proper drainage and stability. The pool shell, made of concrete or fiberglass, is then installed and secured. Next, the pool plumbing and electrical systems are installed, including pipes, filters, pumps, and lighting. This step ensures proper circulation, filtration, and maintenance of the pool water.

Finishing Touches and Landscaping

The finishing touches are added once the pool structure and plumbing are in place. This includes installing the pool liner, tiles, coping, and decking. The pool’s surface is finished according to your chosen material, such as plaster, aggregate, or tiles. After pool construction is complete, landscaping and additional features can be incorporated around the pool area. This may include adding patio furniture, plants, fencing, or a pool cover to enhance the space’s overall aesthetic appeal and functionality.

Now that you know more about the process, you may be ready to start obtaining estimates and start your project. Reach out to us at Extreme Pools Renovations today, and let’s work together to transform your outdoor space into a beautiful oasis where you can swim.