Process

EXCAVTION...!     CONCRETE SPRAYING...!
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Excavation is the first phase of the construction process. The first step is to 'peg out' the shape of the pool into place ensuring correct dimensions and elevations. Following this step, the physical excavation of the hole begins. It is vital that the excavation is completed by experienced excavators as this is a part of the process which demands accuracy and professionalism.

Diverting the domestic sewer and storm water pipes is a common occurrence. Here you can see that the pipes have been moved from the excavation area and placed neatly to the side of the pool. You can also see the form work along the side of the pool where the pool finished level is above the natural ground.

RCC WORK PROCESS...! PLUMBING & FILTER INSTALLATION...!
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This photograph shows the Pre-Plumbing, Form work and Steel fixing completed. Notice the true vertical internal pool walls which only Crystal Pools makes a point of constructing. It is very important that all pools, particularly with narrow Lap Pools, maximising the internal dimensions of the swimming pool.

The steel is now in place strengthening the pool and holding the concrete into place. The concrete is sprayed into place and needs to be 150mm thick all over the pool. After concreting, the pool is left to 'cure' for four weeks. As it cures, the concrete shrinks slightly and the steel holds the structure together forming a complete 'Monolithic Shell'.

TILING & WATER LINE COPING WORK...! FENCING & INTERIOR LINING...!
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Once the pool has cured, the finishes can be applied. The coping, waterline and step-edge tiling is completed and finishing to the feature wall are applied.

Pool fencing must be completed before starting to apply the pool's interior lining as the pool needs to be filled with water very soon after the interior lining application has been completed.

POOL CLEANING ACID WASH...! POOL FINISH..!
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After the lining has been applied within 36 hours the lining is cleaned with a mild acid solution prior to filling the swimming pool with water.

The final stage of the construction process is to fill the swimming pool with water. This will take a couple of days depending on the size of the swimming pool.