Steps to Building a Pool

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If you’re looking to build a pool, it’s essential to know about the steps to building a pool as well. Below is a step by step guide on the process to building a pool.

10 Steps to Building a Pool - A Brief Guide 

Project Design

First, you will have to design your project with the help of professionals. They will take a detailed survey of your space and will add dimensions that include positioning, the location of utilities, building setbacks, and accessibility. They should prepare a design within a few days on the basis of the above-mentioned factors.


You will need a permit before you begin the pool construction process. You will need permits for gas, electricity, and for a few other things. Make sure that all your plans comply with the local and state building codes.

Pool Layout

Once your permit requests have gotten approved, now is the time to take further steps with your pool contractor. They will take care of the construction stages and will ensure that the construction is done in the exact location.


Once the forms are set, the contractors will start the excavation of the pool. They normally use small and skid-front end loaders to trim your pool walls and to offer maximum maneuverability within the pool and around your construction site.

Structural Steel & Stub-Out

The pool shell steel will be placed vertically and horizontally. Stub out or rough plumbing will be done immediately after installing the steel. It will include the installation of skimmers, main drains, light inches, and stubs.

Gunite Application

The pool floor will consist of concrete and aluminum thickness of six inches. The wall will be made with a mixture of sand and cement.

Tile & Coping

Once the gunite phase is done, they will ask you to choose a decorative tile for your pool. You will find wide collections of around 150 types of tiles to choose from. There will be different colors, textures, and materials in this variety. You can choose one depending on your personal preference and budget.


Plumbing will be done in such a way to offer the best water circulation to get crystal clear water and also ensure easy maintenance.


Now we are coming near to the close of the construction. An experienced installer will plumb in the filtration equipment that includes water features and other equipment to ensure proper circulation of water.

Gas and Electronics

You need to install the electronics. The professionals will take care of all the installments to ensure smooth functioning and safety of your pool. Gas lines need to be run to the equipment location. All these things will be taken care of by the professionals.

Clean Up

Now, this is the time to clean up your site. The hired company will remove the irrelevant construction material and waste from the site and will finish the interior work. They will coat the interior with your favorite finish. They will check everything to ensure proper functioning prior to you filling your pool with water.

Bottom Line

Knowing the steps to building a pool is crucial as a homeowner. You’ll be able to know all of the steps necessary to ensure a well built pool. The basic steps include project design, obtaining special permits, going over the pool layout, excavating the area, implementing the structural steel, and more.


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