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Our Pool Building Process

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Pool Design Process

1.  Schedule a Call

You’ll receive a no-obligation pool design consultation with a hassle-free quote.

2. Review Design Proposal

Once you approve the custom pool design proposal we put together for you, we’ll get started on your pool and be with you through the entire project.

3. Sit Back & Relax

Enjoy the experience & excitement of adding a pool to your backyard and begin envisioning the wonderful memories you’re going to make soon.

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Swimming Pool Construction Process

1. Approvals & Layout

design layout for custom pool

During this time, we will obtain all necessary approvals from the Home Owner’s Association and the City. Depending on the municipality, this process may take up to 45 days. During this time our team will stake out the pool location and have the owner verify.

2. Excavation

Custom swimming pool Landscaping

This stage begins the actual construction process. The crew will come in and dig the hole per the markings on the ground. This process can be very dirty, but may only take half a day to complete. Once the crew is finished they will smooth out the entry way and clean the street and driveway if needed.

3. Steel

Rebar for a swimming pool concrete pour

Rebar or steel is used as the reinforcement in the pool. The steel used in the floor and wall will be 3/8” steel on 8” centers. The top portion of the pool which is the bond beam will be constructed using 4 bars of 1/2” steel.

4. Plumbing Stub Out

preparing to pour cement for a swimming pool

During this phase the crew will be on site installing all the necessary plumbing inside the pool to prepare for the gunite installation. The skimmers and main drains will be installed as well as all of the return lines.

5. Gunite

Gunite is a mixture of Portland cement and sand that is applied with pressure to the walls and floor of the pool. We use what is called a 6 sack gunite mix, which consist of 6 parts of cement to 1 part sand. This mixture is what gives the shell its strength and allows us to back it up with a lifetime structural warranty.

6. Tile & Coping

Tile and Coping the inside of a swimming pool

Today pool construction has a tremendous selection of natural stone tiles, slates, ceramics, and mosaics. The pool coping is usually crafted from natural stone, but can be crafted from brick, cement, or an assortment of other materials.

7. Deck

building a pool in houston

This is the time when we will start forming all the flat work and decking. The crew will begin by installing all the deck drainage required and will then start leveling out the ground and setting up forms to prepare for concrete or paver installation. Once all the inspections have passed for the forms and drainage, your deck will be scheduled to pour.

8. Plaster

swimming pool builder finishing the interior of a pool

This is the final step of construction for your new custom swimming pool. The plaster crew will install the selected material into the pool at this time. Once the plaster installation is complete, the crew will begin to fill the pool water.

9. Pool School


Now that your new custom pool is complete, Waterside Poolscapes will show you how to care for it. During pool school with us, the experts at our pool building company will teach you basic maintenance of a pool, including basic knowledge of chemicals and equipment.

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