Swimming pool project
Who doesn’t love swimming pools? They are an incredible improvement to the property allowing you to spend quality time with your family, squeeze in a workout or simply relax under the Sun. The best about pools is that they are a joy to all family members; kids will love playing in and around it and elders can use it for a mild workout. However, the building process is not as simple as enjoying the pool is. Many homeowners resent the idea of building one due to the cost and complexity of the procedure. The average cost of a swimming pool ranges from $23,000 to $27,000. We at Choice Solutions Roofing & Exteriors, top rated Oklahoma City roofers encourage you to take a look at the building plan and decide whether or not building a pool is useful from a long-term perspective.
BEFORE YOU START YOU NEED TO:
Plan the pool
Before you start building, you need to have a clear idea of your desires. Plan and design your pool according to the overall layout of your property. Determine the shape of the pool ( will it be round or square?), the color of the pool and depth. The more eccentric and abstract the design, the higher the cost.
Apply for license
Even though swimming pool will be a private property of yours, you still have to get a permit from your city. Keep in mind that some neighborhoods have particular rules related to pools, so don’t jump into the building until the paperwork is done. You might have to pay an extra tax for your pool. Once you’ve taken care of the formalities, you can finally start building your own pool or hire a contractor to do it for you.
CONSTRUCTING A SWIMMING POOL
Dig out the ground
Unearthing the area comes first and if you’ve decided to build the pool by yourself, then you’ll need to buy/rent necessary equipment. In this step, you will determine the depth of the pool as well as the shape. Before digging, you should be familiar with utility lines in the ground and have a license from your city so that you wouldn’t face any problems.
Even the ground and frame the walls
Try your best to even the ground that is meant to be the bottom of your pool. The more even the ground is, the easier it will be to build walls and put floor correctly. Grading ground isn’t as easy as it sounds, so you might consider hiring someone to do it for you, especially in case you are using a sloping floor.
Once you’ve created your hole and graded the land, you can start building the walls. Walls first have to be framed with materials such as wood or metal. Try to keep them even and in a straight line with each other as that will make the rest of the job easier.
Plumbing and electricity time
For these steps, you’ll need to hire professional plumber and electrician. Hire reliable workers with a license since they will know how to meet the rules of your area. Your swimming pool needs supply and filtration system and, if you want, lighting system.
Pour it in
When you secured plumbing and electricity, you are ready for the final building of the walls and the floor. You will need a cement truck for pouring on the floor and smoothing the surface. Watch for the angle to manipulate the depth of the pool and grade the floor. With the floor set in, you can build the walls. There is a variety of materials available, but homeowners mostly opt for cinder block or concrete. Make sure your walls are even and in level to the surrounding ground.
Voila! You have your swimming pool! The process of building a swimming pool may not be the easiest one, but it sure pays off. You will remember that while playing with you children, enjoying a morning swim or eating breakfast by the pool. However, don’t forget that your pool requires maintenance!