FIBERGLASS POOL INSTALLATION PROCESS
STEP 1: FIBERGLASS POOL DELIVERY
In these pictures one can see the jobsite before we started. The fiberglass pool shell arrives on a flatbed trailer. In this case, you will notice the pool came stacked with another pool. The shell is then lifted off the trailer with our excavator and then taken to the back yard, waiting for the hole to be completed.
STEP 2: EXCAVATION
Before excavation starts, we draw the pool on the ground and mark off segments of the pool area as to follow the proper grades and depths set by the dig plans. Once the hole is complete, the base is formed by lying off string and then screeting in a slab of compacted gravel(we used to use sand but have since changed to gravel). This gravel will provide the level base needed to insure the pool is installed properly and level.
STEP 3: INSTALLATION
Once the base of the pool is properly prepared, the pool shell is lowered in place. At this time, it is checked to insure it’s level and situated correctly. Water (from our water truck) is the next item to be added, and is followed up with gravel(we used to use sand) backfilled on the outside of the shell. These two actions are done simultaneously as to insure proper structural integrity. After the pool has been backfilled about 75%, we then run the plumbing to the filter system, using a special technique of heat bent schedule 40 PVC pipe. Throughout this process, we continue to check with a laser the levelness of the pool.
STEP 4: BACKFILL, FORM & POUR
In this phase, now that the plumbing has been completed, we backfill to the top edge of the pool. The concrete edge is formed in this stage and gravel is spread out and compacted, covering the patio area entirely as to provide a sound base for the concrete. The concrete deck is poured up to the cantilever forms. This provides a very aesthetically pleasing bull-nose concrete coping edge. Once the concrete has been finished and starts to cure, we will then remove the forms. Once removed, we often get into the pool as to make sure the coping face turns out just right.
Time to swim and wow, was that fast! One of the many differences between a Dynasty fiberglass pool installation and others is our process. Typically our pools are done in pour days. Sometimes three, sometimes five, but ALWAYS LESS THAN ONE WEEK. In researching other companies that is question you will want to ask: “How long is your process?”
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