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Pool Construction Process

  • Posted by: Sarah Wambua
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You’ve finally decided to take the plunge and commit to the pool of your dreams. And now what? When building a high-end pool, how long should you expect the process to take, and what procedures should you take? Also, the pool construction process takes up the longest part of the project. Inevitably, you’ll start to ask, “When will they complete my pool project ?” as you look forward to evenings spent lounging by the water, lively backyard barbecues, and carefree afternoons spent splashing around with the kids.

Pool Construction Process

Here is what to expect during the pool construction process:


This entails completing the design and obtaining the necessary permits. It also involves ensuring that the site is ready for pool installation. If you have yard sprinklers, you should turn them off and reroute them as necessary.


First, the pool builder will have to cut down any trees in the way of the pool’s location. After that, they paint and stake out your yard in the shape of a pool. When you’re ready, the contractor will send over front-end loaders or excavators to begin excavating the area for your pool. At most, getting to this point should take a couple of hours. You can choose to have the soil hauled away or keep it yourself. Upon completing this step, a gravel drainage bed is typically positioned at the pool’s base. During this installation stage, your backyard will resemble a chaotic construction zone.


The initial plumbing is the next step. This involves installing plumbing for things like main drains, filters, etc. If you’ve decided to go with an in-floor cleaning system, they’ll install the piping at the same time.

Steel framework

The pool construction team will use steel rebar to reinforce the hole. This supports the pool’s outer shell and functions as the pool’s skeleton. After the excavation, the professionals will curve the rebar to fit the walls and steps.

Concrete shell

The next step, perhaps the most thrilling, is pouring the concrete. Gunite is a type of concrete that professional pool builders spray using a pneumatic tool. Seeing your new pool take shape is an amazing process to witness. We’ll also install the shallow end steps, benches, and other special touches at this time.

Deck preparation

After the concrete shell has dried, our professional team will remove the wood forms and rake the ground smoothly. Then, they’ll remove the sod from where we’ll place the deck.

Finishing the final plumbing

The plumbing must now be finished. We’ll install everything for you, including the pipes connecting your pool to the various pieces of equipment.

Electrical wiring

The electrical installation is the next step. The pool professionals will wire a circuit breaker if necessary. After that, they will connect the circuit to everything from lights to switches to control systems and unique features.

Tile installation

The tiling surrounding the pool should be laid down at this time. Then, we’ll also install your new skimmers.

Installing the deck

The installation of the deck follows. The professionals can use natural stone, stamped concrete, pavers, or even a unique surface.

Applying the interior finish

The pool professionals use hand troughs and waterproofing to construct the pool’s interior. They will apply the final coating afterwards. Depending on your specifications, this could feature colored or white plaster. Maybe it’s a shiny aggregate surface like pebble-tec, or it’s one of the other newer, eye-catching options. There are numerous possibilities for you to consider. Any surface hardware will be set up at this time as well. This consists of return caps, in-floor cleaners, main drain covers, and skimmer covers.

Pool startup

We can now begin the pool start-up and training process. A time will be set aside for one of our service experts to visit your new pool. They will give you a full rundown of the pool’s features and functioning and address any questions you may have. All that you need to do is dive in and make the most of your new pool!

Tips for how to construct a backyard pool

  • Permits and approval from the local municipality are required for pool installation.
  • The vinyl lining of a pool can be punctured by various sources, including sharp items, pets, and pool toys.
  • Costs change depending on factors such as the pool’s size, shape, and features; the water circulation system; the soil’s quality; and the homeowner’s geographic location.
  • Concrete pools have the longest installation times.
Pool Construction Process


  • The potential for electrical shock is a serious issue, and improper wiring can increase it.
  • Using a safety cover, swimmers get protection from a potential accident involving a fall into the water.
  • A safety fence is installed around the pool to protect children and pets. Permits from the local building department often depend on a fence’s presence.
  • Pool lighting improves safety and creates a more enjoyable atmosphere for nighttime swimming.


Knowing the complexity of the pool construction process, you can have faith that we will be at your side throughout the entire process and beyond. Here at Windgate Custom Pools, we’ll do whatever it takes to make sure you have the pool of your dreams. Building a new pool from the ground up necessitates a committed team to give the project their full, undivided attention. Contact us today if you want to learn more about our pool construction services.

Author: Sarah Wambua

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