Site Check and Design Meeting
At this point the general design and costs of the project are nailed down. Ie: shape, location, equipment, options, finishes, etc. We are also looking at access to the site for excavation equipment and any potential construction challenges.
Soil Samples and Report
Soil reports are required on every job to ensure your pool is properly engineered to withstand any environmental issues. The soils in Colorado vary widely and we have several different construction methods to deal with difficult soils.
The general design along with the soil report goes to a licensed engineer to make blueprints for the project. Once the blueprints are complete they are reviewed and costs for the project are finalized and approved by the homeowner/general contractor.
Building Permit Submittal
Blueprints, equipment info, etc. are submitted to the building department for approval.
Locates and Excavation
Utility locates are done before any excavation. Pool layout is staked out and confirmed. Excavation begins and typically takes 1-2 days.
Forming and Steel
At this point the rebar and any necessary forms are laid out.
Rough Plumbing and Electrical
Any plumbing, conduits, lights, skimmers, and jets are plumbed in and ran to the equipment area. All plumbing is capped, pressurized, and ready for rough inspection. All steel and fixtures are bonded by the electrician, underground conduits are installed, and ready for rough inspection.
Electrical, gas, and structural inspections are done.
Concrete is pumped and pneumatically applied to the steel cage.vSteps, benches, etc are formed at this point and allowed to cure.
Coping and Decking
Coping materials and decking around pool are installed.
Equipment ie: pumps, filters, automatic covers, etc are installed.
Tile and Plaster
Shotcrete shell is cleaned and prepped. Pool tile is installed. 3/8" to 1/2" of plaster is applied to shell and pool is usually filled immediately after plaster is applied.
Once the pool is filled we start up the circulation pumps and other equipment.
For the next 30 days we will monitor the plaster and water chemistry to ensure it cures properly.
All remaining inspections are done and Certificate of Occupancy is issued by the building department.