Have you ever wondered how a composite fiberglass pool is installed?
The very first thing that has to be done is delivering the pool! The pool is delivered on a low loader tilt truck that is specifically designed to transport swimming pool shells. Along with your pool, the filtration equipment comes is delivered at this time. Generally the only thing that needs to be provided by the installer are tools, equipment and fittings.
Let’s detail the fiberglass pool installation steps:
1. Laying Out the Pool:
The installer will be provided with a dig sheet for the pool, which is formulated by having a 3D model of the pool. Measurements are given as to how the hole for the pool should be created to fit that specific model. Be sure to discuss placement of the pool and any landscaping wishes beforehand so that all may be considered before excavation begins. The installer will mark the placement of the pool in the yard at this step.
The installer will use the dig sheet to check levels of the hole as it is being dug. The dig sheet provides the progressive depths for the pool so that the floor will allow for the pool.
3. Setting the Floor:
After excavation is completed, a bed of sand is laid on the floor to give a base for the pool. Screed bars are set up as guides for the slope to make the screeding process simple.
4. Pool Placement:
The pool is lifted in to place by a crane. To ensure that access is feasible, your installer will typically visit the site before installation to evaluate an access plan or path. Once the pool has been lowered into the hole, all of the levels are checked to make sure the pool is perfectly level and ready to be backfilled.
5. Back Filling and Plumbing:
Backfill for a composite fiberglass pool is typically gravel, crusher dust, or sand mixed with 10% cement for stability. The pool will be simultaneously filling with water while it is backfilled to provide equal pressure and stability. The basics of plumbing the pool include fitting a skimmer box to the deep end and running PVC piping to the filtration. After those steps are completed, the pump filter and salt chlorinator will be set, and piping will be returned to the shallow end with two return jets.
6. Reinforcement and Paving:
A beam of concrete is poured around the pool to act as a mechanical lock. To begin making the pool look complete, pavers are glued to the top of the bong beam. They add to the appearance of the pool by covering the fiberglass pool coping. From here, the decking is finished, along with any landscaping.
Your Leisure Pool is now completely installed! Your installer will ensure that the site is clean and will hand it over to you. They will go over basic operation procedures with you so that you can start swimming as soon as possible!
The composite fiberglass pool installation process is relatively simple and quick! This will give you plenty of time to use your pool before cold weather sets in again in a few months!
Contact Leisure Pools today to Get Swimming in Quality and Style!