If you are not a pool owner yet, but thinking of having one installed, we can walk you through some of the major steps on installation. Depending on the type of pool liner/material that you want, pool installations can take a few weeks, to months. It is good to know what all a pool installation entails, so that you can decide if having one put in is the right move for you. If an in ground installation seems overly daunting to you, an above ground pool system is always an option as well.
The first major step that will happen on your property is the act of actually excavating the pool area. Once the area has been decided upon, and the permits have been granted, the hole needs to be dug. Depending on the size, and depth, of the pool, this process will, most likely, be done with some kind of heavy machinery. Using machinery, a pool hole can be dug in a relatively short amount of time. While this process can be one of the most stressful steps, it is also absolutely necessary to having an in ground pool installed.
Pouring the Floor
After the hole has been dug, and the shape and depth are approved of, the next step is to pour the pool floor. The pool floor is always made of concrete, because this forms a strong, and nearly indestructible barrier, between the earth and your pool. Pouring the concrete for your pool floor solidifies the shape of your pool, and gives structural integrity to it for the next steps. Pool floors are usually poured in quick dry cement, which is leveled an graded according to the depth that you want your pool to be.
Plumbing and Electrical
After the pool hole has been excavated, and the pool floor has been poured in to place, and allowed to set, the next step is to install the plumbing and electrical elements. Plumbing is incredibly important, because this system will help with the draining, and filtering, of your pool water and chemicals. The plumbing system is the system that will connect to your pool filters and help to keep your pool water clean and debris free. The electrical system works hand in hand with the plumbing, as the electrical will power the pool pump that helps to cycle water through your filters, draining dirty water and cycling in clean water.
The last major step in your pool installation will be to install, or pour in, the walls and liner. If you are having a concrete pool installed, this step will be to pour concrete in to a frame, which will be used to shape the walls of your pool. If you are having a liner installed, such as vinyl or fiberglass, these pieces will be made off-site, and then shipped to your home. Once the liners are received, they will be installed in to place and joined with the pool bottom and electrical and plumbing systems.