This includes our initial meeting with the customer to discuss plans for the pool. After we get an idea of what the customer whants we create a 3D image of what the pool will look like once completed. This helps give you a better idea of what you will be getting. AFter the plans have been finalized we move on to the layout of the pool. Once the pool has been staked and painted we dig the hole.
This is the stage where the pool really takes shape. After the form has been set for the pool and/or spa we begin to lay the steel. THe steel is 1/2" and is set on 12" squares. After the steel has been tied together it is lifted and placed on blocks to insure it's located in the middle of the concrete for maximum strength.
All plumbing for the pool is installed. (*note - If you choose to do an in-floor cleaning system those pipes are installed during stage 2 before the steel.) The typical plumbing of a pool consists of two skimmers, two main drains, and wall returns. If you choose to have a spa installed that plumbing will consist of an air line (for bubbles), a return line (for jets), and a suction line in the floor which gives the customer the option to heat either the pool or spa induvidually.
A concrete-like substance is sprayed onto the walls and the floor to create the final shape fo the pool.
All of the tile and any rockwork is installed. Depending on the type of coping chosen it will also be installed at this point.
The deck is poured around the pool.
All of the equipment is installed and electrical is hooked up.
The plaster is applied to give the pool its final color as well as make it waterproof. After the plaster is complete the pool is filled with water. Once filled we will do a final clean to remove any residue left from the plaster and walk the customer through the operation of there new Artistic Pool.