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1. How Do They Build a Swimming Pool, Building an Inground
Swimming Pool, Gunite Swimming Pool Construction, Gunnite Pool,
How-To Build a Swimming Pool On this page we will show you some
actual construction photos from a few inground swimming pool
installations - courtesy of Paramount Pools, South Shore Gunite
Pools and Plum Perfect Pools. These photos
www.onestoppoolsupplies.com cover steel wall pools, polymer
(plastic) wall pools, vinyl liner inground pools, and gunite
(plaster/cement) pools. We'll give you a brief description of each
photo to explain each stage of pool construction. This should give
you a better idea of the construction process when buying a pool.
Please note that the installation process for each type of pool
(vinyl, steel, polymer, gunite, plaster, cement) is significantly
different. Now, let's discuss price: Below is a chart of rough
prices for various sized inground pools. Please realize that these
are only rough prices and that building costs do vary greatly from
state to state - and pricing also depends a lot on the specific
features and options you decide to add to your pool. Rough Average
Base Prices (very few options) for Inground Swimming Pools Across
The USA (prices do not include deck work, fencing, heaters, or
other high-end options) Size Steel Walls / Vinyl Liner Polymer
Walls / Vinyl Liner Cement or Block Walls / Vinyl Liner Gunite /
Cement 16 x 32 $17,000 $18,000 $19,000 $37,000 18 x 36 $18,000
2. $20,000 $38,000 20 x 40 $19,000 $20,000 $21,000 $39,000
Inground Swimming Pool Construction Photos For Steel and Polymer
Walled Pools with Vinyl Liners Photos Provided By Paramount Pools,
Patriot Pools, Plum Perfect Pool Spa The Pool Guys show up to work
on your new swimming pool! The area of your Backyard where you want
the pool located is marked out.
3. The excavator digs a big hole in your yard, pretty much
making a big mess of your previously nice looking lawn. The Pool
Guys start to put up the wall panels - in these cases, they are
steel walls. Here you can see the pool kit being put together.
There is a transit in the middle of the shallow end to make sure
the walls are all the same height. You can see that a step has been
4. This shows the Pool Guy putting together a polymer (plastic)
pool kit. The construction process is the same as a steel kit -
except the walls and braces are made of a different material. Now
they are setting the pool wall panels on blocks so they can make
sure they are all the same height and are at the right grade level.
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options are added to the pool, in this case a walk-in step unit.
Notice that some of the plumbing pipes are starting to be run
around the pool as well. Here you can see a lonely skimmer that has
been installed toward the end of the pool wall. You can also see
that the Aluminum Receptor Coping that the homeowner picked out has
been started (the white metal piece screwed to the top of the
5. The braces must be attached to each pool panel. They are the
metal pieces you see here at an angle to the pool wall. Cement must
be poured on each brace after the wall has been set to the right
height and is plumb. The cement helps to keep the wall in place
when it is being backfilled. It also adds strength for when the
water is put into the pool. Later on, a solid concrete collar is
poured around the bottom of all of the panels to ensure stability.
Here you can see a cement truck getting ready to pour the concrete
collar that will stabilize the entire pool wall installation. Here
is a polymer wall pool kit after all the walls have been set - and
options such as skimmers, steps and jets have already been
installed. It is ready for the pool floor to be floated. The pool
floor must have sand added to it to make a nice smooth, comfortable
pool bottom. In this photo, you can see that the deep end of the
pool (the hopper) has already been floated. This means that the
sand is smoothed out with trowels. This is actually the step where
your pool shape comes to
6. life and you can finally get an idea what your pool may look
like when it is done! Notice the difference in the pool floor in
the photo between where the Pool Guy is standing and in the hopper.
In this photo, you can see how nice and smooth the whole pool floor
looks after it is troweled and floated. Some customers prefer to
have the floor of the pool made of cement rather than sand. This
photo shows a cement bottom that has been installed in this pool.
Some customers prefer to have a foam padding installed on their
pool walls prior to the liner being installed. This photo shows the
guys installing that wall foam. Once the pool floor is ready, it is
time to get ready to put the pool liner in. In this photo, you can
see it rolled up at the end of the pool - ready to be installed.
This is usually a nervous time for both the installation crew and
the pool owner ! Hope it fits. Hope it is the right color. Hope it
doesn't rip !
7. Once the liner is put into the pool (otherwise known as
dropping the bag), the installers will hang into the pool to make
the fine adjustments necessary to guard off wrinkles in the liner.
In a new pool, there should not be that many wrinkles (although
sometimes a few cannot be helped). Now it is time to fill the pool
up with water. If you are friendly with your neighbors, it doesn't
hurt to ask them if you could borrow a little water :o). The more
neighbors and hoses - the faster the pool will fill ! After the
pool is filled with water and backfilled with dirt (the dirt to
fill in the area around the pool walls), the dive board stands and
ladder and rail cups can be cemented in.
8. After the dirt around the pool has settled for a few weeks,
the cement, bricks or other deck-work can be added to the pool
area. After that, the ladder, rails, diving board, landscaping and
other finishing touches can be installed. Then it's time to jump in
and enjoy your brand new pool ! Inground Swimming Pool Construction
Photos For Gunite ( Cement / Plaster ) Swimming Pools Photos
Provided By South Shore Gunite Pool Spa The excavator comes in and
digs the hole for your pool.
9. Next, the actual form, or shape, of your pool is outlined
using wood framing. Then the wood frame is actually shaped into the
swimming pool with steel rebar. After the shape is perfect, then
gunite, or shotcrete, is power sprayed into the form, actually
'making' the pool. Here you see what it looks like when dry.
10. Before After In these photos, you get a good 'before' and
'after' view. Next, the plumbing fittings are installed. Then,
other elements such as rocks or boulders can be set in. You can be
quite creative with the design of these type of pools.
11. This is a nice close up of the rock coping, or decking,
that is going on this pool. Also note the inset tile at the top of
the pool wall. The actual surface of the pool walls and floor then
get installed. You can chose tile, Diamond Bright, gunite, marble
dust, plaster or paint for your surface. The cost of the surface
can vary greatly. Here you can see details of some high end
elements added to this pool which include an overflow to give it
that 'negative edge' type look from inside the pool. Here is a
finished pool which is sort of a 'natural' or 'lake effect'
swimming pool. Time to jump in and go for a swim ! For more
information about these pools, visit South Shore Gunite Pool
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