Elite Pools LLC
Elitepools@gmail.com
303-623-POOL (7665)

The Digging Process

Once the blueprints of the location and elevation of the pool have been decided, and all requirements have been met, its time to begin. Forms are built in the shape of the pool approximately 13" beyond final waterline.

Drainage will always run away from the pool so it is set several inches above the lowest point of the yard.

The Plumbing:

At Elite Pools, we do all of our own plumbing to ensure the level of quality. We make sure to have the correct water flow and chemistry first, if not, this can be damaging to one’s skin, it can also slowly break down the finish of the pool's interior.

We make it our business to ensure your pool has healthy circulation. Our materials are top of the line with great flow rates. Everything is pressure tested and inspected to ensure the lifespan of our products.

 

Reinforcement:

Plumbing is now complete, the pool is ready for the skeleton of the pool. A steel frame is built using rebar intertwined together. Where the steel crosses other pieces of steel the intersections are secured with tie wire. This keeps the steel from moving out of its required position and more importantly keeps the steel from vibrating when the gunite is shot into place. If the steel vibrated this would likely create voids in the concrete, weakening the structure.On a typical residential pool, the basic grid pattern is created out of #4 (1/2″ diameter) steel bars.
Gunite

A concrete/sand material called gunite is applied next. This gives us the ability to mold and sculpt the pools base. Once dry,it is extremely strong. The men that perform this phase are like artist/craftsmen. They literally sculpt the pool into it’s final shape.

Plaster

Plastering is the final step, in a matter of several hours the pool will be finished. The crew applies the plaster coat by hand. Approximately 3/8" in thickness, the plaster seals the structure and makes for a watertight finish. When the last man works his way up to the final step, they immediately begin filling it. Depending on the size of the pool, it usually takes about 24 hours to fill. Acids are added to cure the plaster, so you will need to wait several days before swimming. After the filtration system has a chance to catch up with the water volume, it's time to jump in!
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