Building a concrete pool is a great way to bring the rest and relaxation of a holiday directly into your backyard. However, just like a holiday, building a concrete pool will require a fair bit of planning and preparation.
As Auckland’s leading concrete pool builders, we know what it takes to turn your dreams of poolside lounging into a reality. Before diving headfirst into the process, read our guide on how to install a concrete pool.
Step 1. Location, Location, Location
Step 2. Creating a Clear Canvas
Step 3. Form a Stable Foundation
After compacting the soil, we recommend adding a layer of gravel or crushed stone to further bolster your foundation’s base. Doing so will help with drainage and prevent the soil from settling over time. These steps will ensure the structure has a strong and stable foundation, essential for its longevity and safety.
Step 4. Install The Bone Structure and Systems
Before pouring the concrete, all the bones of your plumbing and electrical systems must be installed. With the rebar frame, plumbing, and electrical systems in place, your new pool will begin to take shape.
Step 5. Pour the Concrete
After concrete is poured or sprayed, it needs time to cure. This process can take as little as a week, but waiting for four weeks is recommended for complete curing. Curing is different from drying, as it involves wetting down the concrete daily to prevent cracking and achieve optimal results.
Step 6. Finishing and Coping
Once you reach this stage, you can add the finishing surface and coping to your pool, bringing your pool one step closer to resembling your initial design. Options for finishing include waterproof paint, plaster, or the luxury of tiled surfaces. Coping the tile around the pool’s lip completes the aesthetic, and your vision will be complete; well, almost!
Step 7. The Final Touches
Step 8. Fill Your New Pool
Skip the Steps and Hire a Pro
If all these steps sound a little too hard to handle, even for the keenest of DIYers, you can always call in the pros. Here at Watchman Pools, we know how to install concrete pools and make the whole process as smooth as possible.
For help with everything from concrete pool renovations to full installation, give our team a call today.