The Pool Construction Process

The Pool Construction Process

Posted by: CreativEscapes
Category: Design

Are you building an inground pool in your backyard? Pool construction can be an exhilarating and fulfilling experience, but you must know what to expect before diving in. In this article, we’ll guide you through every stage of pool construction, from the initial planning stages through the final touches.

Planning and Design

The initial step of pool construction is planning and design, where you work with a pool contractor to determine your pool’s size and shape. Generally, the larger your pool is, the more expensive it will be, which is something to keep in mind if you’re on a budget.

Some popular shapes you may consider include:

  • Rectangle
  • Round
  • Infinity Edge
  • Freeform
  • Geometric
  • You’ll also need to decide which additional features will be included in your pool’s design. Here are some common additions for inground pools:
  • Hot tub
  • Waterfall
  • Rock wall
  • Waterslide
  • Fire Pit
  • Swim-up bar
  • Beach Entry

As part of your planning stage, it is important to consider several other aspects, such as its location and type, materials used, and any applicable permits or zoning regulations.

Your pool design must adhere to all relevant codes and regulations if you live in an area with stringent zoning regulations. It would be best if you also considered how the pool would impact landscaping and any drainage or grading issues that need addressing before making a final decision.


Once the design of your pool has been finalized, construction will begin. The process starts with excavation, where your team of contractors uses large tools to dig the hole for your inground pool.

This is often a long and laborious task, but it’s important that the team who is working on your project gets it right. An experienced pool contractor will be able to dig a precise and level hole to ensure the finished product is properly supported and won’t require ongoing repairs.

Depending on size and shape, diggers will typically require several days or weeks to excavate a pool. At the same time, you must ensure your yard can accommodate heavy machinery and protect yourself and your property against potential damages during this process.

After the excavation, a pool frame must be built using steel rebar or another suitable material to provide adequate support and prevent shifting or settling over time. Again, this process can take several days or weeks and requires an experienced team for the best results.

Plumbing and Electrical
Once the pool frame has been assembled, the plumbing and electrical systems must be installed. This includes installing its filtration system and other features like lighting or heating.

Installing plumbing and electrical systems according to local building codes and safety standards requires professional installers. For this reason, all work must be performed by certified and licensed contractors to guarantee everything runs according to plan. Although it may be more expensive upfront to work with a professional team, your cost savings on repairs will be worth it in the long run.

Shotcrete and Finishing
Once your plumbing and electrical systems are in place, the next step in building your pool should be applying shotcrete. Shotcrete is a type of concrete used for spraying directly onto pool frames to form an impermeable and strong surface for your pool.

Once the shotcrete has been set, your pool can be customized further by choosing decorative tiles or materials to complete its look. Here you can unleash your inner creative force and personalize your pool – whether that means classic blue tile finishes or something more unique and eye-catching.

Final Touches and Landscaping

Once your pool is complete, the final touches will need to be added. If you have pets or small children, you’ll want to install fencing or covers around them at this stage. You can also implement cameras, alarms, and locks.

The final touches also include the aesthetic of your backyard. Consider landscaping around your pool to create a lovely and functional outdoor space by adding plants, trees, or features like a patio or outdoor kitchen.

Maintenance and Care
Once your pool construction project has come to completion, it’s important that you care for it to ensure its long-term viability. This should include daily cleaning and regular chemical treatments along with any needed repairs.

To keep your pool in top condition, you’ll need to balance pH levels, maintain its filtration system, and ensure the water remains clear and clean. Hiring a professional pool maintenance service can take the worry and anxiety out of pool ownership while guaranteeing its continued care year after year.

Start Your Pool Construction Project Today

Pool construction can be an extensive, time-consuming, and complicated process, but it can become a reality with proper planning and professional assistance. Whether it’s a classic rectangle pool or an extraordinary shape with all kinds of bells and whistles – there’s sure to be a solution that meets both your needs and budget!

Building a pool is an investment in your home and your lifestyle, providing endless hours of relaxation, entertainment, and exercise in your backyard. With the professional installation of an attractively designed and expertly constructed pool, you can take full advantage of its benefits without worry.

If you’re thinking about a pool construction project, do your research and work with a reliable contractor who will guide the entire process with patience. Creativescapes is dedicated to the careful planning and execution of our client’s outdoor spaces. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started building the pool of your dreams!