Making the decision to custom build a swimming pool in your backyard is very exciting! Many of our customers can already envision their children laughing and splashing in the water, their friends and family sitting around with cold beverages and BBQ's with the swimming pool being the main centerpiece. But building a pool is a major construction project. This article will help you understand what's really happening during the process and keep the vision of the finished product at top of mind while we do all the heavy lifting.
The first step is a lot of fun and that's designing your swimming pool! Our highly skilled and qualified designer will sit down with you to decide what type of pool you would like. We will take into consideration what your needs are and what will be suitable for your yard. You will choose things such as the pool's shape, the color, and the different materials that will be used.
Before any excavation begins we will completely mark the layout of your new pool in your backyard. This layout will show where your pool area will be, where the deck area will be, and where the location of the pool equipment will be. This will all be based on the custom design you have chosen. After you approve the layout, building will begin!
The next step is the grading and excavation. The excavating equipment will be brought in and the digging will begin. It usually takes the better part of the day to dig the pool area and remove the soil. If there are any rock issues to contend with, it may take longer than one day.
To protect the pool from ground movement, steel is brought in next. Steel-reinforcing rods called rebar are placed inside the pool area. These will run along the bottom, up the sides, and around the perimeter. After that is done, the plumbing and electrical can be completed. The plumbing crew will install the piping to circulate and purify your swimming pool as well as operate water features. The electrician will hook up to your homes main electricity service and connect all of the pool equipment. A concrete mixture called gunite is then applied. The gunite is applied with high pressure sprayed from a large hose so it can bond tightly around the rebar steel. This reinforces the steel and gives it tremendous strength.
The swimming pool tile is installed next. The tile is installed on the inner top edge which is where the waterline in the pool will be once filled. The coping, which is the trim on the top of the edge, of the pool is also installed around the perimeter of the pool at this time. Tile and coping are available in a wide variety of colors, designs, and textures. You will have chosen these when you were designing your pool.
The decking patio will be installed around the pool after the tile and coping are complete. This is an important part of the design as it frames and accents the pool. The pool equipment will then be installed on a concrete pad and be completely set up to run once everything is completed and the pool is filled with water. The pools interior will then be covered with a strong, waterproof finish of plaster or designer surfacing that will seal the pool and provide the finishing touches. There will be different colors available that will affect the color of the pools water when reflecting the sun. As soon as the finishing surface is completed the water will begin to fill your new pool!
After that, your pool is finished! All it needs is some patio furniture, and voila! Your vision and back yard oasis has finally arrived!
Burleson Custom Pool Builders
5616 Grand Ranch Dr.
Joshua, TX 76058
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