How To Build A Swimming Pool

To construct your swimming pool, the first thing is to find a suitable area within your yard. Then, with the help of your pool contractor, you can prepare a site plan of your choice. Of course, the project will need statutory approval before construction begins. 

When planning your pool design, you need to decide on the area, depth, and shape you desire. These dimensions will have a bearing on the planning process since they will determine the number of resources required.

Here’s what else you need to do.

Excavation Process

Next is the excavation process, which entails unearthing the ground in preparation for the in-ground swimming pool. Only certified contractors are allowed to construct pools. 

You will need earthmoving machinery so the site for the swimming pool must be accessible. This is one issue to consider when you are planning to build your swimming pool.

Fencing the Pool 

You may also consider putting a fence around the construction area for safety reasons. A deep hole in your yard may be quite hazardous so a temporary but sturdy fence will be the best barrier for most pets and children.

Bottom and Walls

After achieving the desired depth, the next step is to even out the pool’s bottom surface. This is determined by the shape of the pool, whether it has a flat base or slopes to separate the deep end from the shallow end. 

Then comes the swimming pool walls, which will need to be shaped using metal and wooden frames. Just like the floor, the walls must also be even.

Plumbing and Wiring

You will require a professional plumber to install a well-designed plumbing system. This will allow for the feeding of water into the pool and its drainage to an appropriate outlet.

An electrician will also be required to carry out the pool’s wiring, as electric power will be necessary when filtering the pool or for underwater lights if any. Care must be taken here in using a professional contractor to reduce the risk of electrocution because water and electricity cannot mix.

Finishing Touches

When the primary construction process is complete, the next step is to pour in concrete or place the pre-made fibreglass shell. Alternatively, the third option is to fit in the vinyl liner. 

Each method has its strengths and weaknesses. Vinyl liner is not very durable but it offers more resistance to saltwater than concrete. On the other hand, fibreglass is much simpler to fit, though it requires machinery to lift into the pool.

If you’ve used only concrete, an appropriate finish for the pool floor and sides will need to be applied. The available options include tiles, marble or paint. These provide a beautiful finish for your pool.

Final Check

You will need to invite an inspector to do a compliance check to ensure that you followed proper standards in the building process. Once the pool is certified for use, you can fill it with water and add chlorine and other chemicals to balance the pH levels.

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