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The Phases of Building a Swimming Pool Part Three – From Digging a Hole to Installing Plumbing and Electrical Wires

In Construction Process by Platinum Pools

As we all know, the process of building a swimming pool is complex to carry out.  When someone wants a private oasis, there are phases to go through, from the initial design to the finished product. 

In our third part of our blog series, we are digging deeper into the process of building an oasis.  We will check the steps and details of giving shape to an item once drawn onto a blueprint.  As we all know, some common factors like weather conditions, building permits, utility line relocation, among others may change the time frame that it takes to build your oasis.  Let’s take a look at the pool building phases of digging a hole, placing iron rods, and installing the plumbing and electrical systems.

Measuring, Marking and Digging

Measure, mark, and dig a cup.  Sounds easy, right?  Well, this step goes based on a blueprint approved by the client, and after all permits and HOA approvals are ready.

Once the measuring and marking are ready, we proceed to excavate the area your swimming pool will be going.  In some occasions, surprises may appear like a large rock or a water pipe. Measure and mark the area where the swimming pool goes according to the layout supplied by the designer.  Once the hole is made, it’s time to compact the soil to improve the base and get it ready for the next step.

Digging a Pool

Filling, Flattening and Compacting

You must describe the terrain for a uniform, as well as the bottom of your pool once finishing the excavation. In this way, it will be easier to build the walls and install the material used on the floor.

Installing the Steel Structure

The steel structure is no other than iron rods that will provide a stronger and better shape to the pool’s walls and floor.  The advantage of steel structures is that they are more flexible and gives more options for a custom-designed oasis.

Installing the Plumbing and Electrical Systems

After the steel structure is in place, it is time to set up the pipes and wires that will make everything function. 

The plumbing system includes making space for skimmers, drainage, and placing the pipes.  Remember, the pipes will have to go through the property to reach the pump and filter systems.   

Plumbing Pool

It is also a great time to place wires, electric boxes and other materials to make the filter and heating systems work correctly, as well as any light system for the swimming pool at this phase of the construction

The construction company will provide you a licensed plumber and electrician to do the job in most cases.  Do not cover the wiring and pipe systems until a building inspector checks and approves the work.

In our next blog, we will cover in full detail the process of installing the filter and heating system for a swimming pool.  Meanwhile, we invite you to call us at 281.870.1600 or visit our offices in Houston, Beaumont or Victoria.  Remember, at Platinum Pools, we make your dreams come true.