The summer is in full swing, and upgrading the backyard by building your own pool is a great idea. The concrete pool construction process can be really interesting if you pick up on how it works, but keep in mind that it also takes time. Pool construction San Diego contractors recommend concrete pools as they’re steady and durable. Concrete swimming pools represent your custom-built solution, one that keeps all the options open when it comes to the pool shape, size and design.
A short construction timeline
The concrete pool construction process includes a few preparation steps (choosing the pool area, obtaining the necessary permits, deciding on the size and design) and a few steps of the actual building process.
Taking all those steps into consideration, making a concrete swimming pool will take between four and six months. It may seem like a lot of time, but patience you invested will have a great turnaround – concrete pools are durable, reliable, and allow you to choose any size, depth and design you want.
Concrete pool construction process: the building phase
Step 1: Excavating. After all the permits are acquired, the backyard spot chosen, and the design and size of the pool set, the building phase of the concrete pool construction process will begin with excavating the marked pool area. This is a very important step and it has to be done right – the proper installation of all other pool components depends on it.
Step 2: Shaping the pool. The next step is leveling your pool with shims. After the shape of the pool is well formed and leveled, it is time to set the steel reinforcing grid. The next step is placing and testing the plumbing.
Step 3: Applying concrete. After the pool is leveled, secured with the steel grid and all the plumbing is ready, the concrete is applied, forming the floor and the walls of the pool.
Step 4: Closing in. Once the concrete is cured, the pool gets tiled, and pool coping is installed to finish off the look. Afterward, the pump and the filtration equipment are installed.
Step 5: Plastering. The pool is now looking almost ready – that’s when the plastering comes in. It is sprayed on the walls and the floor of the pool. After this step, the pool is filled with water right away.
The wrap-up phase
When it comes to pool chemicals, the water needs to be properly treated. Chemicals are used to treat microorganisms that may be carrying diseases, but it is crucial to balance them well. Unbalanced chemical levels can damage the pool installations, or bother the eyes and the skin of the swimmers.
There is only one thing to do before you jump in and enjoy your pool on a hot summer day. A building inspector needs to make a final examination. If it’s confirmed that everything is safe and duly executed, you will get a certificate of occupancy, proving that the pool is ready to use.
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