Have you ever wondered how much work goes into installing a fiberglass pool?
It could seem like a very complicated endeavor at first. Just consider this: you have to have a pre-engineered fiberglass structure sent from a Leisure Pools manufacturing plant to your backyard, where it will be permanently positioned in a dug hole, filled with water, and hooked up to a filtration system to keep the water clear of pollutants and algae.
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Although installing a fiberglass pool may seem like a difficult undertaking for most of us, our dealers are professionals at it. The majority have installed several inground pools in various backyard scenarios over the course of years, and they have the process down to a science.
However, for those who are interested in the specifics, below are the procedures needed in installing a fiberglass inground pool:
1. Organizing the Pool:
A dig sheet for the pool will be given to the installer, with measurements for the hole’s creation that are precise to within an inch of the actual size for that particular model. Make sure to talk about the pool’s location and any landscaping preferences in advance so that everything can be taken into account before excavation starts. At this point, the installer will designate where the pool will be located in the yard.
That becomes genuine at this point. While the grass and soil are being removed by backhoes and excavators, the installer will utilize the dig sheet to monitor the hole’s level as it is being excavated. The length, breadth, and depth dimensions are provided on the dig sheet. The pool is dug in accordance with these specifications, with enough overdig to accommodate any required piping and accessories.
3. Laying the Groundwork:
A gravel bed is placed on the floor to provide a basis for the pool when the excavation is finished. To make the screeding procedure easier, screed bars are positioned to serve as slope guides. After that, the gravel is compacted to make sure the floor is sturdy.
4. Delivery and Placement of the Pool
A low trailer made especially for moving swimming pool shells is used to transfer the fiberglass inground pool shell. This is when your pool and the filtering apparatus are delivered.
A crane is typically used to raise the pool into position. Usually, before to installation, your installer will come to the site to assess an access plan or path and make sure access is possible. After the pool has been lowered into the hole, the levels are checked to ensure that everything is in its proper position and that the backfill and plumbing are ready.
5. Backfilling and Plumbing:
Installing return connections, deep end suction fittings, and a skimmer box are the fundamental plumbing tasks for a pool. These components are connected to the pump and filter via PVC tubing. Additionally, we advise installing a hydrostatic pressure release and groundwater access line. The pump, filter, and optional salt system are installed following those procedures. Although flowable backfill is an option, gravel is the most common type of backfill material. For equal pressure and stability on both sides of the fiberglass walls, the pool will be backfilled and filled with water at the same time.
6. Bond Beam and Reinforcement
Reinforcing rebar is added to the pool’s border for strength after it has been backfilled. A mechanical lock is created by pouring concrete around the perimeter, about 8 inches thick, after the rebar has been bonded and grounded. The footing/bond beam strengthens the pool significantly and provides support for the subsequent stage, which is the coping finish.
7. Handling and Deck
Many dealers join beam and attach pavers, such travertine, to the top of the pool to accentuate its attractiveness. The decking, along with any fence and landscaping, is completed after the paver coping is put in place.
Now that your Leisure Pool is fully completed, your installer will make sure the area is tidy before giving it to you. They will walk you through the fundamentals of operation so you can get into the water as soon as possible.
Installing a composite fiberglass pool is a rather easy and rapid operation, especially when compared to the months of preparation required for gunite and vinyl liner pools. A completed swimming pool may be achieved in a few days from an empty backyard, contingent on the weather and the installer’s and landscaper’s schedules.
Get in touch with us and we’ll connect you with a Leisure Pools dealer in your region if you’re interested in bringing this experience to your family. You may have your very own little piece of paradise in your backyard very quickly.