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The California Pools process

How our pool builders do what they do best

Building a new swimming pool is an exciting endeavor that requires careful planning and execution. At California Pools, we are dedicated to ensuring your pool project runs smoothly from start to finish. Our comprehensive process covers all aspects of pool design and construction, collaborating with you every step of the way to bring your backyard vision to life.

  1. Free consultation

    Every single pool transformation, remodel, or new construction project begins with a complimentary consultation with our team of expert pool builders. During this meeting, we'll talk about your vision, budget, and any other specific needs or requirements you may have for your new swimming pool. We value open communication and strive to fully understand your expectations before moving forward.
  2. Site evaluation

    The first step is to see if your yard is suitable for pool installation. Our team considers ease of equipment access, soil conditions, slope, and other factors that impact design and construction. Different soil types, for example, determine pool location, structural needs, and layout. We conduct a thorough site analysis to create the optimal pool plan.
  3. Design and planning

    Next, our designers collaborate with you to understand your vision, lifestyle needs, and budget. We evaluate your existing home and outdoor space to design a pool that complements the surroundings. Leveraging the latest 3D technology, we craft a customized digital model so you can visualize the transformation.

    We offer the ability to build more than a swimming pool – we'll ensure you have an outdoor living space that is functional all year round, features that bring your pool to life, and a space personalized to your lifestyle.

  4. Permits

    Swimming pools are much more complex than they used to be in 1952. They must comply with codes and regulations, which vary regionally. Our pool builders thoroughly assess the local requirements to ensure your pool meets all standards. This knowledge is factored into the design phase. Take the stress out of pool building and let us handle obtaining all necessary permits and approvals for a smooth process!
  1. Construction begins

    After the utilities have been marked and other approvals have been granted by you, HOA, and the city, we will break ground. We constantly communicate with you to ensure you're happy throughout the process. The construction phase varies greatly, depending on the complexity of the design.

    Here’s what you can expect:
    • Demolition and Excavation: We begin by clearing the site, which may involve demolishing existing structures and removing obstacles. Precise excavation follows to achieve the desired pool depth and shape.
    • Plumbing and Electrical Systems: Post-excavation, we install essential plumbing and electrical systems, adhering to safety and code standards.
    • Steel Framework: The steel framework, vital for your pool's strength and stability, is meticulously installed to match your chosen design.
    • Pool Shell: The creation of your pool shell is an exciting stage involving the spraying of gunite or shotcrete over steel rebar. This requires specific post-application care, for which we provide guidance.
    • Tile and Coping: Our masons then artfully lay your chosen tiles and add coping for aesthetic appeal and functional purpose.
    • Landscaping: We revisit and execute the pool landscaping design, which can include greenery or additional hardscaping features.
    • Decking: The decking phase involves outlining and pouring concrete for walkways and flatwork based on your selected finishes.
  2. Pre-plaster meeting
    A crucial part of the process is that we will meet you at your new pool to ensure everything is as planned before we move to the final phase of construction. We use a comprehensive checklist to review all details and confirm your satisfaction and alignment with the project scope of work.
  3. Final plaster

    The plastering phase marks the culmination of our comprehensive pool construction process. Typically completed within a single day, barring any unforeseen complications, this exciting final step breathes life into your pool or spa, giving it the finish and feel you've envisioned.

  4. Fill, pool school, and any final questions

    Depending on the products and start-up process scoped for your project, you may have to wait just a bit longer for that first cannonball. Our team will work with you to make sure everything is ready to go ahead of the swimming season. We'll provide guidance for you to correctly fill your pool and then give you a one-on-one lesson on all the features of your new backyard paradise. And for any final questions or concerns, we are always just a phone call away.

Ready for a pool designed for your future memories?

Interested in our new pool and spa construction process? Like what you’ve seen in our portfolio? Or want to learn more about our pool builders and services? Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and begin your journey towards a beautiful, custom swimming pool. Our team is excited to work with you and create a backyard that’ll be at the center of memories for years to come. 

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