Swimming Pool 101: Excavation

W H A T   I S   E X C A V A T I O N ?

Whether you're just doing research on the construction of a swimming pool or spa, or you have already signed a new construction or remodel contract, the term excavation has probably come up.  Having built swimming pools, spas, and everything to do with outdoor fun for over 60 years, we at California Pools want to share our knowledge you homeowners out there!

E X C A V A T I O N   I S . . .

typically the first phase of construction for any backyard project.  This includes simple swimming pool / spa remodel and complex swimming pool and spa new construction.  It is an exciting step that is also a bit disruptive.  It will take approximately 1-3 days, depending on the complexity of your project plans, to complete the excavation of your swimming pool and/or spa.

Demolition work may be required prior to excavating your swimming pool and/or spa that generally adds more time.  Also, if hard ground, rock or water table conditions are encountered during the excavation, this could add construction delays to your project.

But regardless of how messy or disorganized this step in the building process this may seem, it is imperative to turn any backyard space into a custom designed extension of your home.  View some of the projects shown to the right and see the stunning creations that result after Excavation and all the other steps of any backyard new construction or remodel.

If you think you'd like to work with California Pools, leading swimming pool builder, feel free to contact us anytime online or by phone at (800) 282-7665.  Also, continue to browse our website to get some more information about the swimming pool building process along with more beautiful design ideas!