Designing Your Pool & Obtaining Permits
Step 1: Once your pool design has been drawn to scale, it
will be submitted to your city in order to obtain a permit for the work we have contracted. The time frame for
approval differs depending on the city. If there is a homeowners association involved, permission must first
be obtained before we can proceed. Throughout the construction process, inspections will be made by city
inspectors in order to assure that all city codes are being met.
Layout & Excavation
Step 2: Layout is done by taking the dimensions of your pool from the approved plans, and
marking out the area to excavate in your yard. Bender boards are put into place, and then the excavation
begins by use of a Bobcat. The pool shape is formed by excavating the dirt to form the basic shape of your
pool. Skimmers, lights, steps, love seats and benches are hand-shaped at the gunite stage.
Plumging, Steel & Gas
Step 3: Next, steel is placed along the bottom and walls of your pool on spacers to form
a 'curtain' in the center of the gunite. This creates the stability of the 'hull or shell' of your pool.
Any suspended benches or steps will also require steel. Plumbing is installed to circulate and filter water
throughout your pool. The amount of plumbing needed will be determined by the size of your pool. Equipment,
along with any water features that you desire, will be installed at this stage. Electrical, and any needed
gas lines will also be installed.
Gunite (Concrete Mixture)
Step 4: Gunite is a concrete mixture that is used to form your pool. The floor and walls are
applied with a high-pressure hose. Skimmers, benches, loveseats and steps are hand shaped at this time.
Step 5: Waterline tile is installed around the perimeter of the pool, which provides aesthetic
beauty, and helps to prevent waterline stain on your pebble/plaster finish. Coping is installed around the top
perimeter of the pool. If you are getting any waterfalls, this is when the boulders are set in place for such
water features. There are numerous style selections for you to choose from.
Step 6: Decking is laid out with forms according to dimensions taken from your plans. When choosing your decking needs, it is important to
take into consideration room needed for tables, chairs and entertainment areas.
Step 7: Your equipment is delivered and installed at this time. Mr. Carlos Pools and Construction, Inc.
uses high-quality, state-of-the-art equipment.
Step 8: The pool finish is now applied, sealing the gunite, and creating the waterproof
'lining' of your pool. There are many finishes from which to choose from. White or colored plaster, pebble
finishes and more. Whatever your choice, your pool is sure to provide years of enjoyment and pleasure. Immediately
after plastering, water is added to your pool.
Orientation & Set-Up
Step 9: All equipment will be tested for leaks and proper operation. Once everything is operational, they will instruct you on the
operation of all equipment, and answer any questions you have.