PREPARATION: Prior to construction, we survey the job site, design the pool and the pool hydraulics, and purchase all necessary permits. We will assist the owners in choosing materials and colors to be used in their outdoor room addition.
EXCAVATION: When the pool has been laid out on the area agreed to by owners and the pool contractor, our skilled workmen and special excavation equipment begin to dig and shape the excavated pool. When the pool has been excavated, a 2 inch to 6 inch layer of gravel is installed. The gravel will allow drainage under the concrete bottom and the steel reinforcing rods free of mud.
FRAMEWORK: The excavated pool area is formed so that we have a visual pool form to work to. Plumbing such as skimmers, returns, main drains, lights and cleaning equipment are stubbed in.
STEEL: A steel grid of reinforcing rods are tied together with extra steel in the pool beam. The steel reinforcing rods add strength and longevity to the finished pool shell.
GUNITE POOL SHELL: The floors and walls of the pool are then shot on average of 8 inches with a concrete mix called shortcrete, which is a mixture of concrete, sand and gravel, which is mixed at the Ready Mix Plant and delivered to the pool site and fed into the shortcrete pump. The mix sets up around 7500 P.S.I. Sometimes a richer mix is used for an even stronger finish.
POOL COPING: When the pool shell has been shortcreted and all forms have been stripped and moved out of the way the pool coping will be installed. Most of the time that will be a 2 inch thick polished limestone called “Alabama Shadow Stone”, with a rounded bull nose on the poolside edge
POOL TILE: We offer several colors and patterns of tile as well as different types of tile. A 6 inch row of tile will be installed at the water line to accent the pool as well as to help make it easier to clean the water line
PLUMBING: Contractor shall install all plumbing pipe at least 1 foot below the top level of the pool and cover with gravel. All plumbing shall be schedule-40 pressure pipe with pressure fittings and run separately to the filter pad.
DECKING: Decking around the pool area is very important to the final look and finish and enjoyment of your pool. There are several types of material in different colors and patterns, and designs available for use in the deck area.
POOL EQUIPMENT: The pool equipment shall be installed in different stages of the pool construction. Skimmers, main drains and light niches are installed prior to the shotcrete being applied. Ladders, rails, and diving boards are installed with or after the decking has been finished. Pumps, filters heaters, automatic covers and lights are installed after the decking has been installed, but before the pool has been plastered.
PLASTER FINISH: When all of the pool equipment has been installed and all of the electrical work has been completed and all grade work and landscaping has been completed, the pool shell shall be cleaned, acid washed, water plugged and applied with a bond coat to make the plaster finish bond with the gunite shell more firmly. The pool surface can be finished with several types of plaster finishes with different colors and textures available to the owner, some at an up charge. This durable and attractive finish will complete your ultimate outdoor recreation area
START-UP: Once the pool is filled with water a certified pool operator starts up the equipment and makes sure that everything is operating correctly. The pool operator shall instruct the owner in the use of all equipment and the maintaining of the pools chemical balance. The owner will be given a three-ring binder with all paper work including warranties on all pool equipment and pool as well as blueprints of the pool, pool coping, in floor cleaning system (if applicable) Our office and cellular telephone numbers will also be provided, because we know that you will think of questions that you forgot to ask or questions about your pool operation that you forgot. We will always return you call.