swimming pool construction

Construction of a Swimming Pool (in 6 weeks) Stage 2

Instalation of the Plumbing
Mark out the position of the plumbing work (jets:Skimmers:Lighting etc) and in the case of this Swimming Pool the pipe work for the Heated water Jets.
The Guinte Process begins
Gunite Complete! 
It is now essentials that the Gunite is given 5-7 days to dry before proceeding .
During the drying time keep the Gunite from drying out too quickly by dampening it with a hose pipe 3 time a day . This is to make sure that rapid drying time does not lead to the Gunite cracking.
 Sealing The Gunite with two coats of waterproofing

Sealing The Gunite with two coats of waterproofing

This is not essential as the Gunite is completely waterproof but we always feel as an extra security for a few hours extra work and at little extra cost this will give you that extra piece of mind. This is after all the only time you have this opportunity. 
Adding and forming the shape of the steps
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Construction of a Swimming Pool-Start to in finish in 6 weeks

Marking Out
The first job we do in pool construction is marking out the excavation. For this particular pool we were asked to provide a pool big enough for exercise in a confined space. We opted for a 10 metre length by 4 metres wide so as to give the owner a big enough pool for swimming lengths whilst still providing a good sized terrace for relaxation.
We had very limited access for this build, a normal driveway. We excavated 75 cubic metres of material in total for this build. Due to the restricted access much of the waste material was lifted out over the villa for disposal. It is essential to have an experienced excavation company for this type of dig. The result, hole dug and no damage to the property.
Hitting Rock
Quite often on the excavation we hit rock. On this build we had to bring the hydraulic chisel for the final metre so we could achieve the right depth for the pool.
Excavation finished
Now the hole is finished and ready for construction.
Building the outside wall
Next we build the outside wall giving the basic shape of the finished pool.
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What should I consider when hiring a Contractor To Build a Swimming Pool?

What type of swimming pool and what am I going to use it for?

1. Which type of swimming pool will suit my needs?
Swimming pool constructionSwimming pools are custom constructions and are built by pool contractors (Builders) with varying standards. All pools are not built the same way; they are not mass-produced in a factory under controlled conditions. With a swimming pool much of what you do not see will impact the cost of pool ownership. Infact the most important part of your pool construction you will never see. What type of pool do I want and what am I using it for. Is it for family recreation, entertaining guests, physical therapy, exercise or just personal recreation? Would I like to use it throughout the whole year or just in the summer months?

2. Asking plenty of questions.
Your builder will be able to explain in detail how your swimming pool will be constructed and its process from start to finish. The more you know and understand about swimming pool construction the better buyer you will ultimately be. This helps you and your pool contractor. Do your homework. Your resources are endless, so use them!

3. Get 2 or 3 estimates.
Swimming pool ConstructionGet 2 or 3 estimates from reputable swimming pool companies, ask around then make your decision and go with it. Don’t go crazy with too many quotes it will only hamper you making the right decision in the end.

4. Not checking out the experience level, history, or background of a Contractor.
What makes them qualified to build swimming pools? Consider the saying, “If you think the cost of a Professional is expensive, wait until you hire an Amateur.”

5. Shopping based on price.
Usually if a deal seems too good to be true, it is! If you shop for price alone you are destined to be disappointed. Bottom line: you pretty much get what you pay for.

6. Shopping over the phone for a pool.
Swimming pool ConstructionIt is impossible and a waste of time. If someone can quote you over the phone keep clear it’s impossible! Ask them to come to your home to provide you with an estimate. Visiting a contractor’s place of business will tell you a lot about the type of business it is.

7. Your contract.
Make sure you understand what you are getting into. Make sure everything is in writing. The contract should protect you and the contractor. If you are not 100% sure don’t sign it!

8. Remember there is more to your pool than just aesthetics.
Flow rates, pipe size, pump and filter types, chemical management systems, and many other factors will make a difference in the enjoyment you get from your pool and its cleanliness and hygiene.

9. Am I restricted to shape and design?
Swimming pool ConstructionYour restrictions are as limited as your imagination although most pools are rectangular or kidney shaped the shape of the pool is down to you, generally the prices for more elaborate swimming pools are only represented by the quantity of materials used. The most popular choice of pools constructed in Spain are “gunite” because it is highly durable and can be created into just about any shape.

10. Why “gunite”?
Gunite is a mixture of concrete and sand , this method is preferred as it exceedingly durable and pools made from gunite are designed to last. Adding to their versatility gunite swimming pools allow you to create an unlimited array of shapes and designs.