hen the plans have been approved by you and your designer and all necessary permits have been obtained, the construction process begins. Your Customer Care Representative will go over the construction stages with you and help set a meeting to layout your pool and set the elevation. Your Construction Superintendent will meet with you to pin and paint out your pool and perform a Pre-Construction Walk Through. This will help you visualize your project in the backyard.
his is the beginning of the actual construction process. We always remind our customers pool construction can be a messy and dirty process. Please be reminded that it is the homeowner’s responsibility to clear any landscape, decorative rocks, pavers, sprinkler heads/lines etc. that may get in the way of the project and construction access to avoid any damage. Any fencing in the way of access will be taken down and an excavation crew will start to carefully dig, form and hand-trim your pool in precise accordance with every detail of your swimming pool design specifications.
Once the dig has been completed the excavator will stake forms around your swimming pool. They are there to guide us in the rest of our construction, so please do not tamper with these forms. Most of the dirt from the excavation process will be removed the day of the excavation. Don’t be concerned if some dirt remains, as we will use this for other phases of the construction. If for some reason you would like a portion for landscaping purposes or some other uses, you must let us know where and how much you desire. Be cautioned that if you ask us to leave the dirt and then you decide you do not want to keep it, there will be an extra charge to bring the truck back to remove it. Congratulations! You are well on your way to a new & beautiful pool…
ough plumbing, or “stub out” is completed during this phase. This entails the installation of main drains, skimmers, light niches, return line “stubs” and pre-plumbing of raised spas. The plumbing for each pool is designed specifically to give it the best circulation and filtration for efficiency and ease of maintenance. Once installed we will pressure test the plumbing lines. During this phase all filtration equipment will be plumbed in along with any optional equipment.
Plumbing sweeps, filtration pumps operating on GPM as well as RPM, properly-sized filters and proper calibration of the variable speed pump all can have a dramatic effect on the efficiency of your pool hydraulics, operating costs, and durability of the pool equipment.
he steel grid in a pool is the “skeleton” that provides the needed support and strength. The steel in our normal construction will be 12” on center except in coves and deeper pools where you will see 6” on center. The steel will be #3 throughout the pool, but with #4 in the bond beam. #4 is an upgrade to commercial grade construction. The bond beam is the upper ridge of the pool structure. Imagine a Tupperware bowl with the ridge at the top. This ridge provides the strength for the entire structure. We find it important to use 4 and 5 bar bond beams for ultimate strength and durability, particularly considering the expansive soil throughout the Valley. The steel joints will be wire-ties and trimmed for a fine finish so as to prevent protrusions that may cause rust bleed-through. When we encounter additional stresses being placed on the pool, such as pergola supports, walls, patio posts or pool distance from structure where pool depth is greater than the distance from the pool to the structure; we will add additional steel per engineering specs from a qualified engineer.
Pneumatically applied concrete with a compressive strength of up to 4000 psi with added fibers is used to sculpt your pool. The walls and floors are shot at a minimum thickness of six inches.
After the completion of the shotcrete phase, we will install the tile selection you chose for your pool. Typically this is a 6” tile with 3” exposed above and 3” below the water line.
Size, shape, design, and location future bring to life your backyard dream. Pool coping will start the overall theme for your surrounding pool deck including material, color, pattern, and style.
Some clients choose to do a mixture of materials around their pool. Your design specialist can help you select the best options for your project.
At this point the project is nearing completion. We will now remove all construction materials and waste from the construction site and prepare the pool for the interior finish. The pool shell is coated with the material you chose during the design of your project. Once completed the pool is then filled with water. Click Here for Interior Finish Selections
Once your pool is full your Lakeside Service Technician will come to your home to startup all pool and/or spa equipment.
Once the equipment has been started up and the pool is fully operational, we will walk you through the maintenance and operations of your pool. This includes everything you will need to know about routine maintenance on the pool and some troubleshooting tips. This then begins our 90-day weekly pool service.