New Pool Construction: Expectations vs. Reality

New Pool Construction: Expectations vs. Reality

Have you finally made the decision to get a new pool built? Having your own pool is the perfect way to transform your backyard into the perfect oasis to relax and have fun in! So, now what? There is a lot that goes into new pool construction and it does take a little time to create the custom pool of your dreams. Wondering when your custom pool will be ready to swim in? Here are 9 aspects of new pool construction you need to know before you get started. Click To Tweet

What Should You Expect with New Pool Construction?

Swimming pool construction is a process and includes a series of steps before it will be ready to swim in. Once you get through the design process, you can get a better estimate of the time it will take to excavate, place the plumbing and other equipment, tile, deck, and plaster. Here are some things you can expect when building a new pool.

  1. Design Consultation
  2. Time Considerations
  3. Forms & Excavation
  4. Structural Steel & Gunite
  5. Plumbing & Equipment
  6. Tile & Coping
  7. Decking
  8. Plaster & Startup
  9. Pool Party Time

1) Design Consultation

The entire pool building process begins with a home design consultation. You need to work with a contractor who is both skilled in pool design and can help you choose the features that will work best for your lifestyle.

2) Time Considerations

One of the most popular questions asked is “how long does it take to build a pool start to finish?”. Providing an allowance for weather delays, and that many skilled tradesmen do not perform labor on Sundays, you can usually expect a pool construction project to take about six to ten weeks.

3) Forms & Excavation

After you’ve planned the design concept of your new swimming pool, they will break ground and exact the outer shape of the swimming pool. It takes approximately one full day to properly excavate a swimming pool in preparation for the structural reinforcement stage.

4) Structural Steel & Gunite

Next, they will install structural steel into the excavated shape, and install the stub-out plumbing for the proper placement of all water-return jets, water features, suction lines, and your spa plumbing system. Once this is in place, the gunite material is applied.

ProTip: Once the gunite is in place, it takes a minimum of 24 hours to harden and up to two weeks to fully cure.

5) Plumbing & Equipment

After the gunite has properly cured, they will lay down the total pool plumbing system of network of pipes that carry the water to and from the pool.

6) Tile & Coping

This is the stage that the pool will begin to start looking more like a pool, as experienced tile installers will amaze you with careful installation of all tiles and decorative stone materials to create your customized pool.

7) Decking

Next, your custom decking will be installed according to your design ideas. You can choose from natural pavers, wood, concrete, or many other materials for your pool decking.

8) Plaster & Startup

The mechanical components, including the filter system, pumps, time clock or wireless components, cleaner, heater (if required) are installed, and then they will start with the final step of the process–the plaster. You will not be able to swim right away until the start-up procedure has completed after or up to at least 7 days.

9) Pool Party Time

Once all this is complete, it is time to plan that pool party to show off your gorgeous new outdoor living space and pool!

Getting Ready for New Pool Construction

Vamp up your backyard retreat with a custom swimming pool design. Luxury or classic? That’s for you to decide! Select the pool shape, size, and features that you love the most. And, also consider a custom pool house to go along with your new custom designed pool.

Thinking about getting a custom pool? Join the conversation to learn more about what to expect during new pool construction.

5 Reasons to Build a New Pool in Houston

5 Reasons to Build a New Pool in Houston

Are you on the fence about getting a pool for your outdoor space? Building a pool in Houston has a lot more benefits than just getting out of that hot, summer heat! Do you frequent the public pool and wondering if you should take the plunge and have one built in your own backyard? Here are 5 reasons you need to build your own custom pool if you live in Houston. Click To Tweet

What Are the Benefits of Building a Pool in Houston?

There are so many benefits to building a pool in Houston. A pool can offer the perfect place for outdoor entertaining and quality family time, and also help keep you and your family healthy! Here are five reasons why you need to build a pool in your Houston backyard.

  1. Added Home Value
  2. Quality Family Time
  3. Backyard Entertaining
  4. Better Health and Wellness
  5. Cool Off in the Hot Seasons

1) Added Home Value

If you live in Texas, you know how popular having a pool is. In fact, most people, when looking to buy a new home, look for a place that has a pool. Installing a backyard pool is one of the best ways to add value to your home, and can add 15% or more with a pool installation.

2) Quality Family Time

One of the top reasons to build a swimming pool is that it gives you the opportunity to spend more time together as a family. Instead of your kids heading to their friend’s house, or the neighborhood pool, they will want to be at home having fun right in the backyard.

3) Backyard Entertaining

With a custom pool, you’re certain to draw party people to your place–especially when temperatures soar each summer.

ProTip: If you enjoy outdoor entertaining, then a pool is the perfect addition to your backyard barbecue, and will give you a reason to do more of it!

4) Better Health and Wellness

If you are trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, a pool is an ideal answer. Swimming is great exercise and just being in the water has been known to decrease stress levels and create a luxury relaxation experience right in your backyard.

5) Cool Off in the Hot Summer

And, of course, you can’t forget the number one reason why having a pool in Houston…to cool off when the sweltering heat hits. Houston is known for its heat and humidity and a pool provides the perfect place to cool down. Luckily, Houston also has weather that is great for almost year-round swimming!

Top Reasons to Build a Pool in Houston

As you see, there are many reasons to consider building a pool in Houston, and now is the best time to do it so your custom pool will be complete before the temperatures start to rise.

Sold on the ideas of building a new custom pool in your Houston backyard? Join the conversation to talk with our team about our custom pool designs. 

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