Step 1 – Swimming Pool Design
This step entails an inspection of your property to determine the best placement of your pool, spa or waterfall. It is critical to know the following information prior to the layout and construction:
- Recent Survey
- County Setbacks for your property
- HOA or Access Restrictions
With this information in-hand we create a custom drawing and free estimate. Upon acceptance of estimate, and signing of contract, pool drawings are sent to engineering. After customer gives written approval of engineered drawings (any changes to pool design MUST be made at this time) the drawings are sent for permitting.
Step 2 – Swimming Pool Layout and Excavation
Prior to excavation all public utility lines are located. Private irrigation lines are home owners responsibility.
Pool, and deck shape are determined and laid out. During the excavation process excess fill is removed from property. Some fill is left on site for backfill around pool.
Step 3 – Form and Steel
In the excavated area the pool shape is formed and # 3 steel rebar is installed.
During the steel process several other components are installed such as, skimmer. main drain and light niche. When steel is complete a county inspection is required.
Step 4 – Gunite
Gunite (a high strength concrete product) is applied over the existing steel structure. The gunite is sprayed on using high pressure. Once applied the backfill and compaction is completed. A compaction test must be performed.
Step 5 – Plumbing
All plumbing lines are installed according to engineering specifications and ran to proposed equipment area. All plumbing lines and pressurized and must be inspected. After inspection approval plumbing backfill and initial deck grade are completed.
Step 6 – Equipotential Bonding
In accordance with Florida Building Code and the National Electrical Code an equipotential bonding wire is installed and must be inspected.
Step 7 – Tile and coping
Water line tile and pool coping are installed.
Step 8 – Pool Equipment Installation
All pool equipment is installed and connected to plumbing. All electric for pool equipment is connected.
Step 9 – Decking material is installed
Step 10 – Final electrical inspection is performed. Tie-in survey is performed.
Step 11 – Safety Barrier
A pool safety barrier must be install. The type of barrier varies depending on the customer’s choice. Regardless of type of barrier, all barriers must be inspected.
Step 12 – Site Compliance Inspection
Step 13 – Interior pool finish is applied to gunite shell and pool is filled with water
Step 14 – Residential final
Step 15 – Dive in and enjoy your new pool!