The process of building a swimming pool

A swimming pool is the product of careful planning and advanced engineering. Here’s how the professional at Hilltop Pools and Spa create one of a kind swimming pools in Johns Creek.

The Planning Stages

The first stage of any major construction process is the planning stage. When it comes to pool building, contractors will sit down with their clients and design the layout of their pool. Using these designs, they’ll then order the materials and equipment they need based on the size of the pool as well as the customer’s specific requests. At the same time, the contractor must also file building permits with your local authorities; until those plans are submitted and approved, your project is placed on standby. Once the plans are approved, however, your pool builder will begin the excavation of your pool by marking the outline with wood stakes.

Laying Foundations

The stakes serve as a guide for the diggers. They’ll scoop out the dirt inside those parameters to a specific depth. At this stage, heavy rains can delay the project. The soil must be dry and firm enough to withstand the weight of new fixture. If the soil is too loose, your contractor will recommend adding more soil and packing it down to create a solid foundation for the pool. Once the hole is ready, steel bars are molded to line the inside of the pool, forming the support for the concrete pour. Before the concrete is added, drain lines and underwater light fixtures are positioned. The concrete is applied using a high-pressure hose. Once the concrete is set, decorative tile can be added around the edges and even in the bottom of the pool.

Plumbing and Ascetics

The process of curing concrete can take several days depending on weather conditions. While they’re waiting for it to cure, your contractor will run the rest of the plumbing and set up the equipment needed to keep your pool clean. Once the plumbing is staged, the pool deck is laid down. Pool decks can be made out several different materials but the most popular are concrete, wood, and vinyl. The type of deck you create will depend on your personal style and your budget. Once the deck is built and the construction crew has cleaned the area, it’s time to fill up the pool. The chemical levels are tested for your personal safety and system checks are performed to ensure that the electrical, plumbing, and filtration systems are performing optimally.

How to Find Quality Pool Builders

When it comes to building a pool that will add value and beauty to your home, you need the best builders in the industry. To find them, do an online search for swimming pool construction in Johns Creek. On sites like Google and the Better Business Bureau, you’ll find reviews from actual customers. Call around to find the best deals in your area.

We have had the privilege of being awarded more than 60 Design Awards in every award category, including custom residential concrete pools, commercial concrete pools, in-ground vinyl liner pools, and major renovations. Hilltop was named one of the “Top 50 Pool Builders in the USA” by Pool and Spa News in 2013-2017. Pool builders across the United States were evaluated in several areas, including the total number of pools built, customer service, certifications, industry involvement, employee retention, as well as advertising and social media presence. Our company was also nationally recognized for customer service and social media. We were the only Georgia company on the list in 2016 and 2017!

We would consider it a privilege to design and construct your project and have you as a member of our “Hilltop Family.”