Pool Construction Centered Around You
At Watermark Pools & Patios, we believe the pool construction process should be efficient, collaborative, and totally centered around you. When it comes to your swimming pool, you have a vision, and it’s our job to make it come true. We start with clear communication — we guarantee no surprises and always keeping project information up-front and up-to-the-minute. Throughout design and planning and well into construction, we will work together closely, every step of the way. Below, please find some key project steps, along with what to expect during these times.
After design is finalized and you are satisfied and comfortable with the final look, we stake out the footprint of your new pool. This allows you to see how the pool will fit in your backyard. We don’t break ground until you see the location and position and are pleased with everything.
Fencing and Excavation
A portion of your fencing will need to come down so that our workers can access your backyard during excavating. You will know the date a few days in advance so that all pets, lawncare equipment, furniture, etc., can be safely stored away. At this time, we will dig the depth and shape of your pool based on the exact details of the design specs.
Plumbing and Equipment
Installing plumbing lines is a vital step, and during this time we will pressure test the lines — all while getting read-outs of the pressure to ensure the hydraulic system is working properly. Our plumbers will work to deliver the safest configuration possible with a high level of craftsmanship guaranteed.
After the installation of the plumbing, it will be time to install the electrical equipment, including any lighting configurations you choose. Our electrical technicians will need to dig a 6-12” trench from your electric panel to the swimming pool equipment (since the pool’s electrical components will connect to your electricity box near the home). We ask that you mark and/or make known any sprinkler or drip lines to avoid damage. Please also take steps to remove plants or other items that need safeguarding before our crew arrives.
Structure and Surface
Reinforced steel rebar gives your pool the structure it needs, while delivering strength and long-term durability. After building the frame, our electrical crew will install the wiring and electrical pad. At this time, the interior of the pool takes shape and is smoothed into place. After the shotcrete is cured, we will apply your choice of plaster or pebble surface.
Hardscape and Decking
At this stage, any hardscaping you called for in your design will be installed. Options and choices include outdoor kitchen, fire pit, a gazebo, custom water features, and other amenities that would’ve been covered and chosen in the design phase. Once these add-ons have been installed, our crew will build the pool deck according to the design.
Adding the beautiful waterline tile is one of the finishing touches that will make this your very own swimming pool. For the tile, you will have numerous options for sizes, styles, patterns, and colors. Six inches of waterline tile will be installed at the top of your swimming pool: three inches below the water, and three inches above the waterline.
After the decorative tile for the waterline has been installed, the interior finish will be applied. This usually takes 1-2 days, depending on the type of interior finish. Plaster usually only takes one day, while some stone interiors could require two days. You will be advised on the amount of time expected.
Clean-Up and Start-Up
After construction is completed, we will clear the area to leave you with a perfectly clean backyard. Construction debris will be removed, your fence will be returned to its original appearance, and we will tend to any landscaping that was adjusted during construction. Now the fun begins! We will fill your pool, start up the equipment, and balance your water chemistry so that the first swim can take place right then and there.
“Work with the best. Incredible attention to detail, honesty and great communication, on top of an amazing finished product. Hands down Watermark Pools & Patios is the only company I would recommend to build your outdoor project or custom swimming pool.”
-Tyler Emerson & family
"It is always a great experience working with Chis and his crew. They do the job right every time. They do the job right the first time. It’s really nice working with a pro like Watermark Pools & Patios!"
- Shawn Guier
“It was a great experience working with Chis and his crew. It started with an incredible custom design with unique finish materials that were all suitable for our application and submerged environment. It’s a huge relief to hire an engineer who does the job right the first time! It is really nice working with an educated industry professional like Chris and Watermark Pools & Patios.”
"Very Attentive to customers and excellent knowledge about the pool design and construction process! Chris’ engineering background is clearly a benefit to customers. Great company!!"
- Angela Bartlow
“Watermark Pools & Patios makes a challenging building process really easy because of their quality work and great communication. Chris was excellent to work with and constantly exceeded our expectations!”