The allure of having a sparkling inground pool in your backyard is hard to resist, especially when the scorching summer sun calls for a refreshing dip. While the idea of a custom inground pool is undoubtedly exciting, the construction process can seem daunting. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll take you through the journey of building a concrete residential custom inground pool. As a specialist in creating these aquatic wonders, Stewart Land Designs is here to provide insights and walk you through the process. By the end of this article, you’ll have a clear understanding of what it takes to turn your dream pool into a reality and, of course, why Stewart Land Designs is your ideal partner in this venture.
Building a Custom Inground Pool
Step 1: Dream and Design
Your journey begins with a dream. Imagine your perfect pool – the size, shape, depth, and all the features you desire. At Stewart Land Designs, we understand that every client is unique, and our first step is to transform your dream into a comprehensive design. This stage involves collaborating closely with you to create a blueprint that reflects your vision and suits your outdoor space.
Our team of experienced pool designers will take into consideration your preferences, the available space, and any local regulations that might affect the pool’s design. This collaborative effort ensures that your custom pool perfectly complements your lifestyle and becomes a unique extension of your home.
Step 2: Permits and Approvals
Once the design is in place, the next crucial step is obtaining the necessary permits and approvals. Pool construction often requires compliance with local building codes and regulations. We will handle this process for you, ensuring that all the required permits are secured before construction begins. Our expertise in navigating these regulations allows us to streamline this phase, saving you time and hassle.
Step 3: Excavation
With the design and permits in order, it’s time to break ground. Excavation is the process of digging out the hole where your pool will be placed. The size and shape of this hole will be based on the design specifications we created in the initial phase. Careful excavation is essential to ensure that the pool’s dimensions and shape are accurate.
Step 4: Reinforcement and Forms
Once the hole is excavated, the next step is to install the steel rebar framework, which serves as the skeleton of your pool’s structure. This reinforcement is crucial to ensure the pool’s strength and longevity. Additionally, concrete forms are put in place to define the shape of the pool. These forms help to mold the concrete and maintain the desired design.
Step 6: Plumbing and Electrical
Now, it’s time to set up the plumbing and electrical systems for your pool. The plumbing network includes the pool’s filtration, circulation, and water features. Our team of experts will ensure that the plumbing is installed efficiently to maintain water circulation, filtration, and cleanliness. Electrical systems are essential for pool lighting, as well as any additional features such as waterfalls, fountains, and spa jets.
Step 7: Shotcrete/Gunite Application
The next significant step in building your inground pool is the application of shotcrete or gunite. These are forms of concrete that are pneumatically sprayed onto the rebar and forms, creating the shell of your pool. This process requires precision and expertise to ensure a solid and durable structure.
Step 10: Tile and Coping
With the pool’s structural components in place, it’s time to add the finishing touches. Tiling the interior of the pool not only enhances its aesthetics but also provides a smooth and easy-to-clean surface. Coping, which is the material surrounding the pool’s edge, serves both functional and decorative purposes.
Step 7: Decking and Landscaping
The pool deck is an essential part of the overall pool area. At Stewart Land Designs, we offer various options for decking, such as concrete, pavers, or natural stone, allowing you to create the perfect poolside space. Landscaping can also add charm and character to your pool area. Planting trees, shrubs, and flowers, as well as incorporating features like pergolas or outdoor seating, can transform your pool area into a tranquil oasis.
Step 10: Filling and Start-Up
Once the pool construction is complete, it’s time to fill your pool with water. The water will be treated, and the pool’s equipment will be started up to ensure proper functioning. Balancing the water chemistry is crucial for a safe and comfortable swimming experience. We’ll guide you through this process and provide instructions for ongoing pool maintenance.
Step 11: Final Inspection
Before we hand over your new pool, we conduct a final inspection to ensure that everything is up to standard. Safety, quality, and functionality are our top priorities. This inspection is an essential step to guarantee that your pool meets all necessary criteria.
Step 12: Client Orientation
To ensure that you feel completely comfortable with your new pool, we’ll walk you through the operation and maintenance. This includes a briefing on how to operate the pool equipment, maintain water chemistry, and take care of the pool’s features and finishes.
Step 13: Completion and Handover
After completing the orientation and ensuring you’re satisfied with the final product, we will officially hand over your custom inground pool. You can now enjoy your beautiful outdoor oasis and make lasting memories with family and friends.
Why Choose Stewart Land Designs
Stewart Land Designs is the ideal partner for your custom inground pool project. Our commitment to excellence, quality, and customer satisfaction sets us apart. We specialize in creating custom concrete residential inground pools, and our years of experience have made us experts in the field.
We understand that every client is unique, and we work closely with you to create a pool that reflects your vision and suits your outdoor space. We handle all the details, from design to permitting, construction, and completion, to make your pool construction process as smooth and hassle-free as possible.
Furthermore, we offer financing options through our network of preferred lenders, making it easier for you to turn your dream pool into a reality without compromising your budget.
To get started on your custom inground pool project, we invite you to schedule a free estimate with us. Just fill out the online form or give us a call at (281) 251-1725, and our team will be happy to assist you.
Ultimately, building a custom inground pool is a step-by-step process that requires expertise and careful planning. By choosing Stewart Land Designs, you’ll be guided through each stage, from design and permits to construction and completion. With our experienced team, you can turn your dream of a beautiful inground pool into a reality, and our financing options make it even more accessible. Don’t wait to transform your outdoor space – contact us today to schedule your free estimate and embark on your pool construction journey with confidence.