Pool Construction Process

The pool construction process can be intimidating if you don’t know what to expect. At Riverbend Sandler Pools, our award-winning team, will keep you informed through every step while personally ensuring that each phase is completed to the high standards you deserve.

POOL DESIGN

Your individual needs and desires are discussed with one of our Riverbend Sandler Pools’ design specialists in order to achieve the desired form and function of each pool. Once the design has been finalized, the construction process begins.

CONSTRUCTION START-UP

All required permits and approvals from Home Owner Associations are handled in this phase. The layout of the pool is marked on the ground in preparation for excavation.

EXCAVATION

The excavation crew will remove the earth from the location of the future pool. Depending on the design and condition of the site, the removed earth will either be removed from the site or reused as backfill in raised areas.

FOAM BOARDS & STEEL RE-ENFORCING

The structure of the pool begins to take shape as the wood forms and steel rebar are positioned. The forms will provide the shape of the walls while the steel rebar provides additional strength and durability.

ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING

It is at this stage of the construction process that the electrical components, pool equipment, and plumbing fixtures are put into place. The entire system is pressure tested to ensure proper functioning of the system and all components.

GUNITE

A high-pressure mix of concrete is “shot” into place, hardening to form the shell of the pool. Steps and benches are in place and at this stage the pool starts to take shape.

DECKING & OTHER FEATURES

The deck areas surrounding your pool that are used for walking and seating are installed. Decking materials include concrete, flagstone, or tile. Features such as arbors and outdoor kitchens are also constructed during this phase.

TILE & COPING

The chosen tile and coping selections are installed. Tile is available in a number of styles, sizes, color, and patterns. The coping will have been chosen from a number of styles including concrete, brick, or natural stone.

STONE & MASONRY

Skilled craftsmen install the masonry and stone features for waterfalls, counters, and accent features. The choices of rock color and texture are numerous and are selected by the owner to create their own unique look.

PLASTER

The interior of the pool is finished with a white or colored plaster or PebbleTec finish. The pool is immediately filled with water once plastering is complete.

PROJECT COMPLETION & POOL SCHOOL

A Riverbend Sandler Pools customer service representative will guide each owner through the initial start-up and maintenance of the pool and the equipment system. Then it is time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your new Riverbend Sandler Pools’ swimming pool!