Steps of Swimming Pool Construction

by Pool Builders on 01-31-2011 in Articles

It is exciting and fun to have your very own swimming pool. Everyone loves the idea of frolicking under the sun on a warm summer's day right outside the doorstep, lazing and cooling in a pool of water. The enjoyment aside, there are a lot to be considered to owning your private pool right in your backyard. Don't plunge into your idea just yet. Give thoughtful consideration and do your research as there are many horror stories of plans gone awry or abandoned. Consider the time and money that you will have to spend and budget for this pricey investment.

Oh yes, a swimming pool is an investment. It could be as much as buying a car or your home. You just don't proceed blindly without checking out all your options. As an initial step to your research, just logon to the web and search for Kelowna swimming pool construction. Get your facts right from the very beginning. Learn about the various types of swimming pools available, the styles, finishings, shapes and sizes as well as the maintenance that are required to keep your pool clean, safe and a beautiful focal point of your home.

There are various types of swimming pool out there for you to choose from. The two most common are either the above-ground or the in-ground pools. Above-ground pools are the easiest and quickest type to be assembled onto your yard. It is economical and can be a DIY (do-it-yourself) type of assembly. However, once you've decide against an above-ground pool, then your meticulous research to cover all the aspects of construction a swimming pool must be done. While your building contractor can definitely help you with this, it will be handy that you are prepared to make confident decisions. Remember, you would not want to burst your budget and ending dissatisfied with your swimming pool.

Here are some basic information to give you an idea of the process that will take place during the construction of your dream pool.

1. There are four main types of in-ground swimming pools available for your selection. Aluminium, concrete, fiberglass and the vinyl-liner. Each type has its own pros and cons. The construction, materials and maintenance for each type differs from one another. The size and shape of your pools will depend on the topography of backyard. Concrete pools are the most common in-ground pool whereby the design are made according to your specifications but they could take quite some time to complete. Fiberglass and vinyl-liner pools on the other hand are easier, cleaner and faster but durability and flexibility can be uncertain.

2. For each of the types of pool, their construction begins very much the same way. First and foremost, your backyard will have to be marked and excavated to make way for your dream pool. Once this has been completed, then the differing construction process begins depending on your selected choice. Once the marked location has been excavated, steel bars and a wooden formwork will be laid into the hole. After the necessary plumbing works are finished, a concrete spray will be applied to form the actual sides of your swimming pool. Once the application has settled, tiles and finishings will complete the surface of the pool. This is the first phase towards the completion of your pool.

3. Continuing to the next phase will involved pool coping or decking, electrical connections and equipment installations. Once completed, it will be time to fill the pool with water and commissioning.

4. Finishing touches to your soon to be completed dream pool will include landscaping, decorations, lightings and furnishings. Depending on the theme you have chose, transformation will gradually turn your back yard into your private oasis.

(i) Water features such as bubblers, fountains or waterfalls creates a wonderful white noise. The sound of falling waters can add calmness and peace while you rest and relax in your newfound swimming pool.

(ii) A well landscaped yard will complement your new swimming pool depending on the chose theme. Landscaping is meant to beautify and provide for comfort, safety and convenience.

(iii) Lightings will provide safety for swimmers while adding a glow to your pool and landscape around it. It adds color or color effect the pool water.

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