POOL CONSTRUCTION PROCESS – STEP 4
You’ve got to love that huge hole in your yard! I told you that excavation would be a mess, but has it finally ‘sunk in’ on how exciting this project is going to be? The next step of plumbing is probably the most exciting for the owner, Chris, who loves to do some crazy things with pipes, water features, and his custom infloor cleaning systems (I hope you have one!) If not, time is almost out! Careful installation of our Unique Plumbing is done by our experienced plumber & crew. All of our jobs are pre-planned with a hydraulic design that fits both your pool, contract & design. There are many different ways to install plumbing in your pool – and we tend to oversize pipes, play it safe, and plan for future enhancements.
“PLUMBING” – BRIEF OVERVIEW: After the pool is excavated, we quickly go to work on the plumbing & equipment set. This involves hundreds of feet of PVC pipe. This pipe is all Schedule 40, white PVC pipe that is standard within the pool industry. You should see many pipes going on the floor of the pool (for an infloor cleaning system), and many going back to the pool equipment. The pool equipment, such as pumps, heaters, filters, and electrical systems should have gotten dropped off (or on their way). Please leave all this equipment outside for our crews, but if you happen to notice it in an UNSECURE area, please contact us immediately so that we can make arrangements to get it secured. The plumbing phase of the job can take anywhere from 1 to 3 days, and usually involves 2 to 3 guys. Don’t be surprised to see the steel guys show up during plumbing either – it’s just us staying on top of your job!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
I’m extremely worried about the pool plumbing and leaks under my pool – should I be? We can’t prevent you from being worried, but we’ve never had a leak under the pool shell before… Our plumbers actually pump water into all the pipes prior to completing the plumbing – this shows us where any leaks are prior to moving to the next step, and it’s actually required by each city for our inspections. So, you’ve got many sets of eyes on the job.
I hate the location of my pool equipment! Will you move it? The equipment location has been specified on the plans by the pool designer, and is part of our pricing & construction agreement. With that being said, it does cost money to move the equipment to other locations, and could result in longer electrical, gas or plumbing runs. It may require re-design of the pool & in-floor engineering too. Remember, there are things that may be going in to hide this equipment, such as pool equipment walls, large waterfalls or plantings/shrubs. Keep these options in mind before moving your equipment.
Infloor vs. Vac – did I make the right decision? We truly believe in our in-floor systems -that’s a fact. There are many reasons why we believe in this system, but there are other ways to clean your pool. The old school way has always been the VAC, and it also has it’s share of problems. Adding an in-floor system now would cause at least a few days delay – but we’d be happy to accommodate, because we feel it’s the best way to go!
The new Intelliflo Pump seems to be talked about a lot, do I have it in my pool? We hope so! This pump pays for itself in so many ways. It’s the best thing since “popcorn” – and we’ve got loads of documentation and literature to prove it. It is an upgrade, and does cost extra money, but it will pay for itself with just electrical consumption efficiency – and that’s a fact. Odds are, we’ve got the pumps for your project already ordered – but this is another element that we will accommodate you to ensure you have the best built pool possible!
Salt, Ozone, Automation, In-floor – How do I know what I’m getting & what’s right for me? Hopefully, this has been explained to you prior to this email – but if it hasn’t, please contact us immediately so that you feel 100% comfortable that you are getting the best system for the money.