What happens after you've signed the contract? Many homeowners ask us this question, so here is a general idea of the construction process. Should you have any questions during the process, please don't hesitate to ask.
1. Engineered Drawings:
Once you have approved the drawings, all permit application paperwork is submitted to your city or municipality. The permitting process could take 2 to 8 weeks, depending on your municipality.
2. Layout and Excavation:
Once we receive your permit, construction begins with the layout of your pool spray painted out on the ground according to the plans. The excavation is done using a large or small machine depending on the access to your property.
3. Form and Steel:
During this process, the walls and floor of the pool/spa are created and reinforced with steel rebar.
4. First inspection is called in.
When the inspection has passed, gunite or shotcrete is "shot" into the steel reinforced hold to create the shell of the pool.
The support boards are removed from the outside of the pool shell and then the soil is backfilled and completed. (Depending upon the location of your property, some municipalities require a compaction test.)
Installation of the pool/spa's pipes and light conduits.
8. Plumbing inspection is then called in.
9. Tile & Coping:
Installation of the pool/spa tile and coping (that was chosen by you.)
10. Pool deck:
Installation of the deck material. (your choice: concrete, paver or marble paver)
11. Deck inspection is called in.
12. Equipment set/Electric hook-up:
Installation of the pool/spa equipment. Electric is hooked up by a licensed electrician.
13. Electric inspection is called in.
State of Florida requires all swimming pools need to have a barrier. The barrier can be a perimeter fence or screen enclosure with window and door alarms or a child proof "baby fence" around the pool.
15. Barrier inspection is called in.
16. Interior finish:
Installation of the pool/spa interior finish. The plaster crew then fills the pool up with a water hose that runs through a filter tank.
17. Start up:
Once the pool/spa is full. The filter tank is removed, the equipment is turned on and the chemicals are added. Once the chemicals are balanced (about 1 week), stabilizer is added to help maintain the chemical's balance.
18. Final inspection is called in.
19. Some municipalities give out a Certificate of Completion. If you live in one of these municipalities then you will receive one.
Pool is formed with wood and steel.
Concrete is being added to form pool shell.
Tile and Coping being installed.