A state certified structural engineer is responsible for drawing up the plans that determine the stress forces throughout your pool. The structural engineering drawings will determine how much steel rebar is necessary to support the pool.
Most cities require that you fill out an application along with your structural drawings. The city will review the plans and request any corrections required by the Codes to be made. Typically, a swimming pool permit issued by your city or county is required prior to starting any work on your pool.
When the plans have been approved by you or your authorized representative and all necessary permits have been obtained, the construction process may begin. Our representative will go over the construction stages with you and help to set the pool elevation. Next, the form boards are set with great care to ensure the pool is in the exact location required.
After the forms are set, the excavation of the pool may begin. We generally use small, skid-steer front end loaders to precisely trim back the pool walls and to provide added maneuverability within the pool and around the construction site.
This is a very important piece is selecting the correct builder. The industry standard for swimming pool construction is 12” On Center. At Laguna pools, we believe that is not enough. Therefore, we reinforce our structures by installing out steel 8” On center. That is why as long you own your Laguna pool we will warranty its work for its lifetime.
Rough plumbing, or "stub out" is done immediately following steel installation. This entails the installation of main drains, skimmers, light niches, return line "stubs" and pre-plumbing of raised spas.
The pool floor consists of concrete with a compressive strength of 4000 psi, and is a minimum thickness of eight inches. The walls of the pool consist of a mixture of sand and cement (gunite) that is applied through a hose with highly pressurized air to achieve a compressive strength of 4000 psi.
Tile & Coping
After the completion of the shotcrete phase, you will be asked to choose a decorative tile for the pool. We have a selection of over 150 different tiles for you to choose from. No matter what colors, textures and materials are being used for the project, we will have something to fit your taste.
The plumbing for each pool is designed specifically to give it the best circulation and filtration for crystal clear water and ease of maintenance. We perform hydraulic calculations to ensure that all equipment and piping are of the correct size to combine water clarity and energy conservation.
An experienced installer will come to the site and plumb in all of the filtration equipment for the pool, including water feature pumps and other optional equipment from Pentair.
Electrical & Gas
By this point, electrical conduits for pool lights and for pool equipment power should be run. The breaker box at the location of the pool equipment should be installed and ready for the equipment to be set. Gas lines to the pool heater or heaters should also be run to the equipment location. These operations should be handled by a licensed electrician/utility specialist.
Deck Layout & Pour
The pool deck should reflect the overall theme for the project, including color, pattern and type. Typically, the deck at the pool edge is shaped using a rounded cantilever foam form for comfort and safety. Pool coping such as brick and stone are also available to compliment the other materials used on the job. The deck is a minimum of four inches thick and reinforced with steel rebar approximately 18” on center. In most cases, any stone or brick work should be completed before the decking is poured.
Fence or Screen Enclosure
Contingent on city requirements a perimeter around the pool may be necessary. A qualified contractor will need to be contracted to fill these needs.
Pool finish refers to the decorative interior finish of the pool. The right finish can transform your pool into a visually stunning masterpiece. And it all begins with quality ingredients. You may not know that there only two primary water colors for your swimming pool, blue and green. The shade of blue and green are determined by a variety of factors. The single greatest water color determiner is the background dye in the finish. For blue water look for a finish that is white, blue, black, or gray. For green water look for a finish that is green, brown, or tan. For more information please visit http://clindustries.com/
Once full, a service technician will come out to your home to check the installation and start all pool and/or spa equipment. Once the equipment has been started up and the pool is fully operational, our service manager will set up a time to come to your home and show you maintenance operations. This includes everything you will need to know about routine maintenance on the pool and some troubleshooting tips. If you do have questions or require technical support, our trained personnel are only a phone call away.