1. Select Location & Design
The process of building a pool begins with the design of the pool. Select a design that works with the available space or select a piece of land that can accept an existing design. The shape, depth, size, filtration system, and area of the pool are the primary factors in the design of the swimming pool. Hire swimming pool contractors to complete this task.
After deciding on a design and a location for the swimming pool, the next step is to prepare the site by excavating it. The steps involved are as follows:
(i) Use wooden stakes to indicate the swimming pool's border.
(ii) Employ a backhoe (or any earth-removing equipment)
(iii) Dig the area while taking into account the area that the swimming pool floor occupies.
3. Building a Swimming Pool Base
One of the crucial stages that affect the lifespan of the swimming pool is the construction of the pool base. The bottom face of the excavation is created to be flat and homogeneous. The site must be filled and compacted with firm soil if it contains loose soil.
4. Reinforcing Steel Cage
The following step is to add steel reinforcement to the pool wall and bottom when the excavation of the pool walls and base is complete. Here, a single steel cage reinforcement is built across the inside surface of the swimming pool using the shotcrete method. The concrete construction is built in one piece, without a space between the wall and the floor, using the gunite or shotcrete process.
5. Pump and Filter Systems for Pool
A big tank, composed of concrete, metal, etc., is equipped with a filter system and pump. Plumb lines are constructed to transport water from the swimming pool to the filter system and back to the swimming pool before pouring the concrete.
6. Concreting in Swimming Pool Construction
Apply standard mix concrete to walls, floors, and other surfaces to be shotcrete or gunite. To shape the surface according to the design, use specialized equipment. The concrete needs to cure twice daily for 14 days once it is finished.
7. Waterproofing the Concrete Pool
The use of tiles, glass, ceramic, an epoxy-cement system, or any waterproofing membrane is the most common approach to waterproofing a concrete pool. The area's water table level and the soil's moisture levels are taken into consideration while choosing a waterproofing technique. The waterproofing of walls and floors is done to make it watertight.
8. Construction of Coping
Coping is the space for walking around the edge of the pool. It can be constructed out of stone, marble, tile, or concrete. Never fill the pool until two to three days have passed since the coping was built.