Pool Construction Process

Building a swimming pool is an exciting journey that transforms your backyard into a stunning oasis. Whether you’re considering a Gunite swimming pool or a Fiberglass swimming pool, understanding the construction process is essential to ensure a smooth and successful project. At Southern Poolscapes, we take pride in creating exceptional pools that bring joy to families for years to come. Let’s take you through the step-by-step process of constructing both Gunite and Fiberglass swimming pools:

Gunite Swimming Pool Construction Process:

  1. Design & Planning: The process begins with a thorough consultation with our pool design experts. We listen to your ideas, preferences, and requirements to create a customized pool design that suits your lifestyle and complements your outdoor space.
  2. Permitting & Approvals: Before construction starts, we obtain the necessary permits and approvals from local authorities, ensuring compliance with all building codes and regulations.
  3. Excavation: With the design in place, we carefully excavate the pool area, shaping the space for the pool shell.
  4. Steel & Plumbing: We install a steel rebar framework within the excavation, providing strength and structural integrity to the pool shell. Plumbing lines, including main drains, skimmers, and returns, are also set up during this stage.
  5. Gunite Shell: Gunite, a mixture of cement, sand, and water, is pneumatically sprayed onto the steel framework to create the pool shell. This stage brings your pool design to life.
  6. Tile & Coping: We install tile along the waterline to enhance aesthetics and protect the pool’s surface. Coping, made of brick, paver, or stone, is then installed along the pool’s edge for a finished look.
  7. Decking: The pool deck is constructed with your chosen material, such as pavers, travertine, or decorative concrete, providing a beautiful space for lounging and entertainment.
  8. Interior Finish: The pool interior is finished with plaster, aggregate, or other materials, depending on your preferences. This stage completes the pool’s water-tight and smooth surface.
  9. Equipment Setup: Pool equipment, including filters, pumps, heaters, and controllers, is installed and set up to ensure proper circulation and water management.
  10. Startup & Pool School: After the pool is filled with water, we start the mechanical equipment and provide a comprehensive Pool School to teach you how to operate and maintain your new pool.

Fiberglass Swimming Pool Construction Process:

  1. Design & Selection: Like with Gunite pools, we work closely with you to select the perfect Fiberglass pool model that suits your needs and preferences.
  2. Permitting & Approvals: Similar to Gunite pools, we obtain the required permits and approvals before proceeding with construction.
  3. Excavation & Site Preparation: We excavate the pool area and prepare the site for the Fiberglass pool installation.
  4. Fiberglass Pool Delivery: The pre-manufactured Fiberglass pool shell is delivered to your property and carefully placed into the excavated area.
  5. Backfill & Plumbing: The area around the Fiberglass pool shell is backfilled, and plumbing lines are connected to ensure proper circulation and filtration.
  6. Tile & Coping: Like Gunite pools, we install tile and coping to enhance aesthetics and functionality.
  7. Decking & Interior Finish: The pool deck is constructed with your chosen material, and any interior finish work is completed.
  8. Equipment Setup & Pool School: Pool equipment is set up, and we provide a Pool School to teach you how to operate and maintain your new Fiberglass pool.

At Southern Poolscapes, we strive to make the pool construction process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Our experienced team will be with you every step of the way, from design to completion, to create the pool of your dreams. Get ready to dive into a lifetime of fun and relaxation with your beautiful Gunite or Fiberglass swimming pool! Contact us today to get started on your pool construction journey.

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  • 23858 US-98 Suite C
    Fairhope, AL 36532

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