Once the design is created and approved, a precisely measured outline of the pool is painted on the ground. This gives the client an opportunity to make changes to the size and orientation of the pool.
The actual digging of the pool according to approved plan. At the completion of excavation, the size, shape and location of the pool on the property is clear to see.
Plumbing lines are created to carry water throughout the pool and water features. Electrical lines are run for lights, motors, pumps and remote control systems, as well as the main electrical run from panel to equipment.
Steel caging made from rebar forms the structure of the pool. Soil conditions can alter the extent of steel required to meet existing codes.
Concrete is pneumatically applied at 4500 psi to the steel frame of the pool shell. The size of the pool would determine the amount of time and concrete required.
Decorative and functional, tile sets the tone and style for the pool finishes. Colors and styles can be mixed or matched to other hard surfaces in the design, and the finished look can be as simple or as elaborate as the client wants.
Decking surrounds the pool and can expand to the patio areas, lounge areas and outdoor kitchen and bar areas. An extensive variety of materials includes concrete, spray deck, pavers, stone and travertine surfaces.
The interior surface of the pool is the last phase to be completed before the pool is filled with water. At this point plumbing, electrical, steel and concrete have been completed.
Tile and mosaic accents, including underwater patterns, sea creatures, and critters are added now to enhance the design and personality of the pool. Tile borders around benches, stools and steps, and accent targets increase safety and visibility of features beneath the surface of the water.
The colors chosen for the interior can have an impact on the color appearance of the water that changes with the time of day. The choice of surface can be plaster, quartz, tile or pebble interior. Each has a variety of colors available, and each has advantages that should be considered regarding overall style and finished look of the project, as well as longevity.