Pool Building 101: Understanding the Process - Earthworks Landscaping

Pool Building 101

Are you dreaming of having a beautiful oasis in your backyard? A swimming pool can turn your outdoor space into a relaxing retreat and raise the value of your property. But the pool building process can seem complex and overwhelming, particularly if you are a first-time pool owner.

In the next sections, we will take you through the pool-building process step-by-step. Hopefully, this will assist you in acquiring a better understanding of what to expect and make the journey to your dream pool a smooth one.

Step 1: Design and Planning

The first important step in the pool-building process is envisioning your dream pool and developing a good design. Work with experienced professionals like Earthworks Landscaping to create a design that complements your outdoor space, meets your needs, and fits your budget. During this stage, think about pool components such as the following: 

  • Size
  • Shape
  • Depth
  • Water features
  • Pool surround options

Step 2: Permits and Regulations

Before construction begins, you must obtain the necessary permits and comply with local regulations. Pool building frequently requires adhering to safety codes, setback requirements, and utility clearances. Our team at Earthworks Landscaping can manage this process, ensuring that all legal requirements are met before the project starts.

Step 3: Excavation and Earthworks

Once you have the green light, the actual construction process begins. Excavation is an important stage. It sets the foundation for your pool.

Experienced contractors like Earthworks Landscaping use advanced machinery and techniques to excavate the area safely and efficiently. We take great care to avoid damaging existing structures or underground utilities. Gravel is brought in and leveled to create a level surface for your pool.

Step 5: The Fibreglass Shell Is Brought In

The pool is then brought in and set up by crane or other equipment. It may take a few attempts to get it set level, that’s totally normal. 

The pool is then backfilled with gravel and water is added to maintain an equilibrium of pressure.  As this is completed, pool lines, lights, and water features are installed.

Concrete is then poured around the collar to keep everything in place.

Step 4: Pool Equipment Hookups

Once the pool is in the ground, an equipment pad is prepared and your pool equipment will be brought in and installed. This will typically include a heater, pump, salt cell, and cartridge filter. Additional equipment such as sanitizers and automation may be included also. 

During this phase, you will need a gas and/or electrical contractor to ensure a safe installation and adherence to local regulations. This will help guarantee the proper functioning of your pool and minimizes the risk of future issues.

Step 6: Pool Surrounds and Finishing Touches

With the pool shell in place, attention turns to the pool surround and finishing touches. The right surround can improve the overall appeal of your pool area. Adding features like waterfalls, lighting, and landscaping can elevate your pool space to new heights of luxury and relaxation.

Step 7: Quality Check and Handover

Before diving into your new pool, a thorough quality check is paramount. Earthworks Landscaping assures that every aspect of the pool, from structural integrity to equipment function, meets the highest standards. Once the quality check is complete, it’s time for the exciting part: the handover of your dream pool.

Your Dream Pool Awaits with Earthworks Landscaping

Building a pool is an exciting journey, and Earthworks Landscaping is your trusted partner. With more than 15 years of experience, a commitment to exceptional quality work, and a vast portfolio of successful projects, we are the go-to service for pools and general landscaping.

Don’t wait any longer to make your pool dreams a reality. Contact our specialists at 905–638-0790 or use our convenient online form to request a consultation. Earthworks Landscaping is dedicated to transforming your outdoor space into a stunning oasis you and your family will enjoy for many years.