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PHASES OF CONSTRUCTION

Understanding the phases of construction can make the whole experience easier.

Engineering / Permits

After you and your builder decidePhases of Construction on the design you want, engineered plans are finalized and permits are pulled by the contractor.

Excavation and Shell

The crew places stakes on your property following the layout of the pool with extra room for the concrete and steel.  Heavy equipment is brought in to dig and remove dirt.  Steel reinforcing bars are installed.  An inspection is required during this phase.  A concrete crew will form the shell.  Building inspectors and weather can cause unexpected delays which may affect time frames.

Tile / Plumbing

Plumbing lines are installed below the surface and equipment will be installed.  An inspection may be required in your area.  Tile is installed.

Decking / Grading

The ground is graded for the deck and the deck is formed and installed.

Equipment / Electric

A licensed electrician will perform the necessary electrical work. Installation of equipment is done.

Fence or Screen

Pools must be enclosed by a screen, a fence or a wall.

Child Safety

The Barrier Law requires door and window alarms, an approved safety pool cover, self-closing, self-latching doors, or a safety fence be installed.

Final Cleanup / Grading

The crew will remove any construction materials and level the ground around the pool.

Interior Finish

The interior finish you have selected is done and the pool will be filled with water.

Balancing / Start-up

Instruction will be given on how toPhases of Construction properly maintain your new pool and how to add chemicals, etc.

Love My Pool the FSPA blog

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