Custom In ground Pool Process
Laying out the digging area for the swimming pool
The rectangle and various remnants (tee, roman end, H, etc) will need to be parallel to the house. In Butler and Hamilton county the local building codes says the pool has to be at least ten feet away from the housing structure.The Pool is then checked to make sure the swimming pool is “square”.
Digging the in-ground pool
Digging the swimming pool hole
Once the whole pool is dug 42″ down from that reference point, the pool get gets painted. This time the pool is painted with at least 2 feet for the “over dig.” This over dig area gives room for plumbing, electrical conduits, room to work, and the braces for the wall.
A worker will go around the deep end and cut by hand in front of the line with a shovel. This allows the bobcat to be able to dig close to the line without losing the line. The slope gets dug, along with the slope for the deep end. These measurement will differ on the depth, length and width of the deep end.The digging process normally takes two days, but sometimes with bad weather, or rocky soil (West Chester, Liberty Township, & Fairfield are known for very rocky soil)the digging will take three days.
Also on this day, if the pool gets a custom built steps, the first step will be formed inside the pool.
First concrete day
Back-fill, plumbing and lights
Next an employee driving a big dump truck will start arriving with lots of gravel. We use a material called grits (or known as torpedo fill). This type of gravel can not be compacted which is important as the material will not settle like some types of gravel and especially dirt.
After small layer of grits are placed over the drain tile pipe, the plumbing will be ran. Normally a small trench will have to dug towards the filter pad. If lights are being installed conduits are also installed during this step. After plumbing is done, the back filling continues until the pool is completely encased with gravel behind the wall.
Concrete patio pour day
Vermiculite (bottom of the pool)
Haning the liner
The next day we come back and get out the last winkles and turn the water back on. This is the time that put the face plates on the lights, and the skimmer.