The Coral Pools Construction Process
Coral Pools is committed to building you a quality pool that will bring you years of pleasure and add to the value of your home. That’s why we’ve created this rigorous construction process. We’re proud of our product and our company operations, and strive to be the most professional company in the industry.
Pre -Construction Site Survey
Before starting the construction of your pool, we will schedule a pre-construction site survey. With you present, our site supervisor will perform the survey and review the plans your designer has created for you. We’ll inspect your yard to ensure no modifications to the design are required. We’ll paint a layout of your pool in the yard and place a Coral Pools sign in your yard to help our crews find your job site easily.
1. Layout and Dig
In this first phase of construction,the basic shape of your pool’s shell is painted on the ground in your yard, the hole is dug, and excess dirt is removed. The hole will be slightly larger and deeper than the finished pool, as the pool shell wall and bottom will take up some of this area.
After your pool has been dug,we will line the hole with reinforcing “steel rebar” to add the strength required for your pool’s Shotcrete shell. We will attach a ground wire to this steel for later use in grounding your pool equipment.
3. Underground Plumbing and electrical and Pre-Gunite Inspection
It’s now time for the installation of all underground plumbing. We will dig trenches as necessary and place high-grade NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) approved “Schedule 40” PVC pipe and fittings in place. We also run the conduit used for your pool’s lighting system and install lights and light fibers if your pool has fiber-optic lighting. After installing and pressure testing the plumbing, we will notify your municipality that the job is ready for a “Pre-Gunite inspection.” An inspector will review your pool plans and inspect the job site to make sure everything is up to code. We will then schedule the Shotcrete phase.
Average time: 1 day.
Our crews will pneumatically apply the concrete that makes up your pool’s shell and features.
5. Post-Shotcrete Cleanup
Average time: 1 day.
- Our crews will remove the forms used to shape your pool, and haul away any trash that is left in the area. (This step often occurs at the same time as step #6 – “Plumbing.”)
6. Tile and Coping
Average time depends on scope of work and delays: 7 days.
Our Masonry crews will install your pool’s waterline tile and coping . Additional work may also be performed during this phase by a different set of
crews if rock is used in your pool’s design.
8. Electric and Equipment Install
Average time depends on scope
of work and delays: 3 days.
Our electric and plumbing crews will run the wire for the main electric supply used by your pool equipment. They will also install lighting and all of your pool filtratoin equipment.
9. Safety Protection Inspection
(Must pass before we can add the interior finish.)
Before applying the interior finish to your pool and filling it with water, you must have the appropriate alarms and/or fences in place, in accordance with building codes set forth by your municipality. A city inspector will inspect
the pool area to ensure the barrier protection is up to code.
10. Interior Finish
Average time depending on finish: 1 to 2 days.
In this stage, we will carefully prepare the concrete surface of your swimming pool, and then apply your pool’s finish and fill the pool with water. Your finish will actually take several weeks to cure, even though you will be able to swim sooner than that.
After the pool is full of water, one of our technicians will put necessary chemicals in the water to help achieve the best possible finish for your pool. We will also install any special features such as spray heads, fountains, or computer controls at this time.
This also starts the 90 day
period where we will maintain your brand-new swimming pool for you.
During this phase, we remove any trash that was created during the construction of your pool, and also complete the final grade of your yard.
13. Pool School
In this step, one of our technicians will show you how to use the features of your pool and equipment, and how to care for and maintain your pool.
14. Final Inspection
An inspector from your municipality will inspect your pool area to ensure it is safe to use and everything has been properly completed.