What Goes into Pool Installation?

Once you’ve finalized your pool design, it’s just a matter of time before you can start spending your days relaxing in the water. Before that can happen, though, professionals will need to come to your home and install your new pool.

Understanding the details of what goes into pool installation will help relax and enjoy this fun and exciting process. Knowing what to expect will also allow you to make sure you’re properly prepared.

While each pool installation is unique, the general process is the same. Here’s a look at our step-by-step process.

1. Initial Project Design

The first step is to meet with an expert design consultant to create your pool design. During the process, we’ll take a survey of your backyard space and create a detailed plan proposal.

2. Permitting, Layout, and Excavation

Once you’ve approved the design, we’ll pull all the necessary permits. We’ll also meet with you on-site to ensure you understand exactly what goes into pool installation and are fully prepared. Next, we’ll stake out the pool’s outline and begin the excavation process.

3. Pool Construction

As we begin to build your pool, we’ll reinforce the area we’ve excavated with structural steel. Then, we’ll form the shell and add the underground plumbing. Finally, we’ll add finishing touches like tile and coping.

4. Equipment, Electrical, and Gas

The next step is to install your pool filter equipment. This also requires running electrical conduits to power your equipment and your pool lights. If you need gas lines for your pool heater, they’ll need to be installed at this time as well.

5. Pool Deck

At this point, you’re in the home stretch! The bulk of what goes into pool installation is done. One of the final steps is to install your pool deck. This process will vary depending on the type of deck you choose.

6. Clean-Up

Once your pool deck is complete, we’ll clean everything up, ensuring we remove all leftover construction materials. We’ll also prepare your pool’s interior for finishing.

7. Enclosure and Safety Features

Now that your pool is done, it’s time to install your enclosure and any necessary safety fences and alarms. In North Carolina, the law states that all pools must be surrounded by a fence that is at least four feet high. If you don’t already have one, you’ll need to take care of this before we can fill your pool with water.

8. Pool Interior

Now, it’s time for the final stage of your pool construction – coating the interior of your pool. Once the finishing is done, it’s time to fill your pool with water!

9. Start-Up and Orientation

Testing is the final stage of what goes into pool installation. We do this by starting all of your pool and spa equipment and ensuring everything works as it should. We’ll also review the maintenance requirements and make sure you know exactly how to use your new pool equipment.

It’s important to us to make sure our customers are completely comfortable before we leave. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and will also be able to reach our service team if you find that something comes up later on.

Contact Us to Learn More!

Now that you have a clear picture of what goes into pool installation, you can look forward to experiencing it for yourself. If you have any questions or want to learn more about installing a custom pool in your backyard, contact Swim today or give us a call: 919-629-1331!

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