Our Construction process in detail.
Attention To Quality
Aqua Dream Pools is consistently recognized for its superior level of swimming pool construction. Even more impressive is our ability to construct a pool with minimal intrusion into our clients' properties and their schedules. Our construction process can leave you enjoying your pool in as little as six weeks ( from date of excavation ). While other pool contractors can leave you frustrated by the length of construction and overall quality, Aqua Dream Pools lets you enjoy your swimming pool quickly and worry-free. Below are the systematic steps we take in creating a beautiful, new poolscape.
Every client receives a custom pool design before we begin construction. These incredibly realistic renderings allow you to see all the elements of your pool design and make revisions and improvements as necessary. Upon approval of your design, we begin the layout process.
This stage is the first in the construction process. Here, we take the dimensions of the pool design and lay it out onto the proposed site area. This provides an ideal opportunity to see the outlines of the actual size and shape of the pool and make any changes to the size and location of the pool before we actually break ground with excavation.
Once the layout stage is complete we then proceed on to the process of excavating the grass, underlying soil and rock in order to prepare the site for the pool construction.
Forming & Steel
Just as steel and wood are used to form a solid foundation for a home; it is also used to form the shape and structure of your pool. While it is visually rough, it serves as the framework for a pool scape with high structural integrity. Our steel includes 4, #4 rebar at the bond beam, ensuring the maximum strength that can be achieved on the support structure of the pool.
Electrical & Plumbing
Before the Gunite process, we install all the plumbing and electrical components. We ensure that the plumbing is pressure tested and the electrical meets the necessary city and state codes. The suction lines from the main drains and skimmer are plumbed separately, ensuring maximum water filtration, which also reduces your energy bill.
A large team of experienced personnel apply the Gunite using high-pressure hoses to create the tough inner shell of your new pool. It's exciting to see the Gunite concrete applied and worked onto the forming structure. You get the first real time vision of your dream pool. You will need to hose down ( spray ) the gunite twice a day for 5-10 minutes for 1 week, to promote the curing.
Decking refers to the area surrounding your pool, the perimeter. There are a variety of surfaces that can be used here based on your design choice, from custom stone, broomed, salt, aggregate, brick, pavers or stamped concrete. At this stage we also create any features included in your design such as outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, fountains, summer kitchens and more.
Tile & Coping
Aqua Dream Pools has a large selection of natural stone tiles, slates, ceramics, and mosaics available. The pool coping can be crafted from natural stone, including natural flags stone, brick, cement, or an assortment of other materials.
Masonry & Stone
Our masons take a tremendous amount of pride in their craft. Aqua Dream Pools also goes to great lengths to monitor quality during the installation process to ensure that the work that is done is flawless and built to last.
Applying the plaster is a complex yet easy process. It is blown onto the gunite and requires a quick, experienced and hard working crew to smooth the surface to assure a beautiful finish. The pool is then immediately filled with water. The next 7 days requires the homeowners to thoroughly “brush” the pool twice a day to ensure the smoothest surface possible. Since this step is essential and must be adhered to, please contact Aqua Dream Pools if you are unable to participate in this part of the process.
Start-up & Training
Quite often a first time pool owner can feel overwhelmed by the initial start-up and maintenance of the pool. We provide every homeowner with the necessary training on how to use the controls of the pool equipment, we call this “pool school” plus a complimentary manual that explains in great detail how to easily care for your pool. In addition, we are always available to answer any questions you have regarding the care of your pool and equipment.