How to Build a Swimming Pool – Step by Step
To install an inground pool doesn’t have to be hard, if you know what you are doing. See our short picture manual of a JAVA pool installation.
Pool Construction and Installation
Compass ceramic pools can be installed in two ways, depending on the bottom type: flat or sloped.
Pools with a sloped bottom are installed on the gravel bed, placed both under and around the pool. The pool subsoil is made of washed river gravel (round pebbles) of 8-16 mm size.
Pools with flat bottom can be installed on the concrete base plate. Once settled, the sides are filled up by moistened concrete.
You can see the construction process on pictures – it shows how the Smokey Quartz coloured Java pool with sliding roof system is built.
1. Complete manual and construction drawings
If you decide to install Compass ceramic pool, you will receive detailed documentation for the constructing company.
After a careful measurement the excavations begin.
3. Preparation of the pool subsoil
The excavation bottom is filled with a subsoil layer of washed round gravel, poured on a geotextile and rammed. It’s also possible to prepare a concrete base plate, but Compass ceramic pool installation doesn’t require it, gravel bed settles the pool sufficiently.
4. Pool transportation and placing
The next step is to transport the pool and place it on the base plate or gravel bed. See the video of pool transport with crane.
5. Technology installation and backfilling
Once the skimmer, inlet nozzles, lights, hoses and pipes are fitted, the pool is gradually backfilled around by dry concrete mixture or gravel. At the same time the pool is filled by water to balance the pressure exerted on the walls.
The space under the stairs is always filled with dry concrete.
Ceramic pool installation and back filling by dry concrete mixture:
6. Technology installation in the shaft
Once the pool is settled, the pool technology installation begins – either in the pool shaft or in a room designated for this purpose (garage, basement, garden shed).
7. Pool roofing
Roofing rails are settled onto the concrete pool ring (if they are going to be embedded at the paving level), or are settled after the tiles are laid.
8. Tiling around the pool
9. Roofing installation
10. It´s done…
… let´s go swimming.
See how the pool is moved from the street to the construction site.