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This stage is the first in the construction of your Yosemite Pool. Here, we take the dimensions of the pool design & drawings, and lay it out onto the proposed site area. This provides an ideal opportunity to see the outlines of the actual size and shape of the pool and make any changes to the size and location of the pool before we actually break ground with excavation.
Once the layout stage is complete, we then proceed on to the process of excavating the grass, underlying soil and rock in order to prepare the site for the pool construction. 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.
Plumbing, Steel & Gas
Steel is placed along the bottom and walls of your pool on spacers to form a 'curtain' in the center of the gunite. Any suspended benches or steps will also require steel. Plumbing is installed to circulate and filter water throughout 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 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. It truly is awesome to see the gunite concrete applied and worked onto the forming structure so that you get the first real time vision of your dream pool.
Waterline tile is installed around the perimeter of the pool, which provides aesthetic beauty, and helps to prevent waterline stain on your 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.
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.
All equipment will be tested for leaks and proper operation. Once everything is operational, Yosemite Pools will instruct you on the operation of all equipment, and answer any questions you have.