New Swimming Pool Construction Stages

Ever wonder what steps are involved in swimming pool construction?  Well, here we've laid them out for you so you as a homeowner know exactly what happens in your backyard living space once you sign a contract with California Pools.

Stages of New Swimming Pool / Spa Construction:

  • Demolition & Excavation
    In this phase, our team of highly skilled and experienced sub-contractors will excavate (or dig out) the area in your backyard space for the swimming pool / spa and perform any necessary demolition.

  • Electrical & Plumbing
    We will install the reinforcing steel (or rebar) and then perform all the necessary electrical and plumbing set-up before the initial inspection.

  • Concrete, Coping, & Tile
    Next, your swimming pool / spa will be sprayed with a concrete substance of either shotcrete or gunite, which takes approximately 1-2 weeks to cure (or dry).  Once cured, we can add whatever coping and tile you've selected for your swimming pool / spa.

  • Masonry
    The phase of masonry work is where customized features of your swimming pool / spa come to life.  Any accessories such as fire features, waterfalls, and barbecues will be built or installed in this phase, which can extend the length of the project depending on your contract.

  • Decking
    Generally speaking, decking preparation takes 2 weeks and decking installation takes 1 week.  Once this phase is complete, along with the installation of any safety features such as fences or alarms, your outdoor living area will typically undergo another inspection.

  • Plaster
    Plastering your swimming pool / spa should take 1 day, assuming there are no external complications, and this is our final step in construction!

  • Fill!
    Once construction has been completed and you are 100% satisfied with your backyard living space, you can fill the swimming pool / spa up with water and celebrate with family and friends!


For more information on swimming pool installation or about the California Pools story, feel free to browse our website.  You can reach us at (800) 282-7665 if you have any questions, or you can contact us anytime online to schedule a free in-home consultation.