Pool Construction Overview


8 Steps to a More Beautiful Back Yard

At first, the process involved in building an in-ground swimming pool can seem daunting. That’s why you’ve got a Fort Wayne Pools Strong Support builder to guide you through the process.

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Your builder will help you design a pool that fits your family’s needs, wants and budget. Then he’ll help you get all the proper permits from your local municipality.


Step One

Pool-Construction-Step-1Your Strong Support builder will lay out, measure and mark off the pool shape in your back yard. The real fun begins with the excavation. That huge gash in your backyard may look scary now, but in no time at all, it will be a new source of enjoyment and entertainment for your family!

Step Two

Pool-Construction-Step-2Setting the wall panels and braces. The pool really starts to take shape here.

Step Three

Pool-Construction-Step-3Installation of plumbing and electrical equipment. This includes piping, pumps, lines for special lighting, water features, etc. If you aren’t adding a lot of special features now, but think you might want to upgrade your pool in the future, let your Strong Support builder know. It’s usually much easier to add extra plumbing and electrical capacity when the pool is first built than it is to go back and add it later.

Step Four

Pool-Construction-Step-4Pouring of the concrete bond beam and pool floor. The bond beam surrounds the outside of the pool walls and the braces, and holds everything in place, nice and tight. The pool floor is poured precisely so that the liner will fit like a glove.

Step Five

Pool-Construction-Step-5Backfilling. Dirt is moved back around the pool, covering the braces, bond beam and plumbing, and creating the base for your decking.

Step Six

Pool-Construction-Step-6Installation of vinyl liner and coping. The liner snaps into a special track along the coping and then a vacuum sucks out excess air between the pool wall and liner, ensuring a snug fit.

Step Seven

Pool-Construction-Step-7Pouring of the concrete deck. The options here are endless: pavers, stamped concrete, brick and more. Beneath the surface, the Fort Wayne Pools bracing system works to support the decking and keep it from shifting or cracking.

Step Eight

Pool-Construction-Step-8The last step is to finish the area with landscaping, patio furniture, lighting, fencing and other accessories. This is where your dream backyard really comes to life. Enjoy your pool!


 

Disclaimer: The process shown above may vary among Strong Support dealers based on the characteristics and complexities of each pool constructed. The above is meant simply as a guideline to outline the basic steps involved in building an in-ground pool, and all builders should rely on the Fort Wayne Pools installation guide for Sterling and Elite pools as a proper reference manual.

Watch a video to learn about the construction process here.


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