Pool Construction & Installation
In just a few weeks, you could be swimming in your backyard. ASP - America’s Swimming Pool Company specializes in the construction and installation of inground pools with a focus on quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service.
We understand that the thought of heavy equipment punching a big hole in your backyard might give you pause, but we try to keep the construction site as tidy as possible and minimize disruption where we can. While the process is momentarily messy, the result is a private oasis that provides endless recreation and relaxation.
Here’s everything you need to know about installing a swimming pool.
Specializing in All Types of Swimming Pool Construction
There are three main types of swimming pools and we’re experts in all of them. The type that works best for you will depend on your budget and style preferences.
Vinyl Liner Inground
Vinyl liners pools - also known as package pools - consist of wall panels and a thin sheet of vinyl that can be configured any number of ways. Available in a variety of colorful patterns, vinyl pools are truly customizable and can accommodate most any design feature - fountains, slides, custom steps, beach entry and more. The liner will need to be replaced every seven to 10 years, giving you the option to refresh your backyard pool with a different style.
Concrete is the most durable and customizable swimming pool material. Supported by a rebar framework, the concrete shell can take a freeform or geometric shape. Plus, the interior can be finished with a plaster, pebble or quartz aggregate or glass bead along with a variety of tile options around the perimeter for visual appeal. Concrete pools last basically forever. However, they require refinishing every 10 to 20 years, a process that requires chipping out the old plaster and applying new.
Fiberglass pools are strong and lightweight and come in a variety of sizes. They’re installed in one piece, making it your fastest option to begin enjoying the benefits of owning a pool. While design options are limited to what the manufacturer has available, you’ll find a variety of styles and features to suit your needs. Many of today’s fiberglass pools offer sun shelves and beach entries like you’d find at a high-end resort. Plus, you can outfit your fiberglass pool with custom lights, decorative coping, water jets and features around the deck.
How Much Does a Pool Cost?
The cost of installing a swimming pool depends on the type and size of the pool and customized options. There may also be regional considerations where the price of materials varies. Landscaping, permits, equipment and dirt disposal are all part of the equation, as well.
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Pool Construction and Installation Process
We apologize in advance, but your beautiful backyard is about to be turned into a pit while we prepare it for a beautiful new swimming pool. We’ll do everything we can to make the construction site safe and orderly, but we suggest you watch the proceedings from a safe distance.
After placement is determined, the hole excavated and plumbing lines installed, each type of pool requires its own method of construction.
Installing a Vinyl Liner Inground Pool
The crew will shape the cavity with a wall panel system and carve the bottom so that it gradually descends to the deep end. The pool floor will also be topped with sand, vermiculite or grout, which will be smoothed so that the liner is free of ripples of indentions. Next, the vinyl will arrive on site in a large role. The team will unfurl the material and place it inside the pool. Finally, the liner is secured along the top of the wall panels and an industrial vacuum seals it into place, removing any wrinkles or folds in the material.
Installing a Concrete Pool
Steel bars, called rebar, are bent to fit within the contours and arranged in a grid-like pattern. This gives the concrete shell its strength. Next, a specialist sprays a mixture of cement, sand and water (called shotcrete) over the rebar. The shotcrete is troweled smooth. After the concrete cures, contractors install the coping and the tile and lay the patio. You’ll notice that the pool’s interior is still rough to the touch. Not to worry. In the final stage, plasterers will finish the pool with a plaster, quartz or pebble material of your choice, giving the interior a smooth, attractive appearance. But don’t dive in just yet. During the start-up phase, pool maintenance professionals will apply chemicals and remove plaster dust, giving the plaster time to cure in the water. This takes about 10 days.
Installing a Fiberglass Pool
When the hole is dug, your installer will lay a bed of gravel, making a stable pool floor. Your fiberglass pool will arrive on a great, big flatbed trailer. To get such a large vessel to your backyard, the crew will either tip the pool on its side to squeeze it through the side yard or crane it over your home and lower it into place. After installing the plumbing and filtration equipment, the crew will backfill the pool with gravel and create a secure footing around the vessel with rebar.
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FAQs for Backyard Pool Installations
You have questions, we have answers! We’re answering your most commonly asked questions so that you can make an informed decision on pool ownership.
Which Type of Pool is Best?
Determining the best type of pool boils down to your budget and style preferences. But carefully weigh the pros and cons of each. Concrete pools are the most expensive of the three options (con) but also raise your home’s value (pro). Likewise, vinyl pools are prone to leaks, tears and bubbling in the material but they’re attractive and affordable. Fiberglass pools are a good compromise. They’re more durable than vinyl but your options are limited to rectangular shapes.
What is a Good Size Pool For My Family?
To make sure the pool is suitable for the whole family, size doesn’t matter as much as you might think. More important are the amenities. For example, a family with small children might want a shallow splash-play area on end. Likewise, teens would appreciate a diving board or rope swing. Meanwhile, mom and dad might like a sun shelf for tanning. If you have an athlete in the family who plans to do some serious lap swimming, then size might be an issue. In that case, consider a 25- to 30-foot pool.
Is an Inground Swimming Pool Worth It? Will It Increase the Value of My Home?
Most homebuyers consider a swimming pool an asset and will pay more for a home with one. This is especially true of a concrete pool, which is a more permanent structure than either a vinyl or fiberglass pool. Where a pool might substantially raise values is in hot weather regions such as the southwest and southeast where swimming pools are a near necessity. A median-priced home in Southern California, for example, could raise its value by nearly $100,000 by adding a pool.
What Is the Life Expectancy of an Inground Pool?
With routine maintenance, your pool should last a lifetime. Granted, a concrete pool will require replastering every 10 to 20 years. Likewise, you should expect to replace your liner in a vinyl pool around every seven years. Equipment, such as the pump, filter and heater, may need to be replaced over time, as well. However, keeping the pool water chemically balanced will go a long way toward preserving the pool’s interior and equipment.
Contact Our Pool Installers Today!
ASP - America’s Swimming Pool Company helps homeowners plan, design and install the pool of their dreams. Our highly skilled professionals provide reliable services so that you can enjoy a problem-free pool all summer long. Ready to swim? Contact us today!
*Pool prices and services vary by location. Consult with your local ASP franchise owner for details.