Pool Installation

Pool Construction
Adding a new swimming pool to your backyard will be a lifestyle changing decision. But before the fun begins you have some choices in pool design, placement and building materials to make. We can help you make the the best design decisions for your family! To give you an idea of what you can expect to happen in your backyard during the installation of your new pool or spa, we have broken down the process into 16 steps. And we welcome you to ask your A Plus Pool Designs representative about any of the steps involved or other questions you may have.
  1. Pool ConstructionThe Site - Prior to excavation, a representative will stake out your new pool or spa. The layout is based on your custom design; and upon your approval, we are ready to dig it.
  2. Excavation - Roll in the heavy-duty equipment, it's time to dig a big hole! In most cases, it will take about one working day to complete the excavation of your pool and remove the soil from your yard. If you're interested in keeping some of the soil for other parts of your yard, just let us know prior to excavation.
  3. Plumbing - Our plumbers will install state-of-the-art equipment to efficiently clean and purify your pool water. Based on your geographical location, this step may be performed before or after the shell is formed.
  4. Steel Placement - Steel-reinforcing rods are placed inside the excavation, along the bottom, up the sides, into the bond beam, and around the skimmers. Firmly wired together, these rods add to the strength and long life of your pool shell.
  5. Inspections - At varying stages of construction, detailed inspections are performed by your A Plus Pool Designs project manager. In addition to these inspections, local building authorities will also require inspections. We will notify you when an inspection is needed and who needs to contact the local authorities.
  6. Pool Shell - A concrete mixture is pneumatically applied under great pressure to bond tightly around the steel reinforcing rods. This results in a reinforced steel and concrete pool of superior strength.
  7. Curing - After we have "shot" the pool, you will be asked to spray a fine mist of water from your garden hose several times a day for about a week. This process is Pool Filterscalled curing and it enhances the strength of your pool shell.
  8. Coping - Our craftsman install the coping - or the "lip" of your pool - around the pool's perimeter. Some options are safety-grip brick, stone or white pre-cast concrete. Also, in some pools, cantilevered decks that extend right to the pool's edge are used instead of coping.
  9. Tile - The tile is installed along what will be the waterline of the interior of the pool. Tiles are available in a wide variety of colors and designs.
  10. Electrical - licensed electricians hook into your main electric service and connect your filtration and lighting systems. An inspection of the final work will be needed.
  11. Gas lines - If your pool has a gas-fueled heater, gas lines will be installed.
  12. Decking - The decking that surrounds your pool can be concrete, brick, stone, grass or many other materials. This is the final stage before the pool shell finish is applied and it's ready to be filled.
  13. FencingFencing - Most communities require that you provide a fence and latched gate around your new pool. Your consultant will help to familiarize you with the local requirements. Before we can proceed, your fencing may have to be completed and inspected by local authorities.
  14. Waterproof Finish - Our crews will now cover the surface of the pool with a durable waterproof finish that seals it and provides a beautiful finishing touch.
  15. Pool Start-up - Water from your garden hose or other source will be used to fill your pool. Once filled, we will come to your home to start up the equipment and show you exactly how the equipment works and what chemicals are needed. This is the time to ask questions on maintaining your pool.
  16. Jump in and SWIM!

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