Introduction to Pool Construction Process:

Pool Construction Process - Process Street

This pool construction process is geared to take a small business through all the necessary steps to effectively install a swimming pool in a residential location

A swimming pool is an aspirational addition to your property. It is something that families may save up for and dream of having in their home. Seeing as it means so much to people to have the opportunity to have their own pool in their back garden, it is important that we make sure any pool installation process is done correctly. 

As you work your way through this checklist you can record your progress in the form fields provided. Starting with the client details and finishing with the final touches, this info gathering will keep a record of the work you've done. 

This information is stored in the overview tab of your template. Each new checklist ran creates a new row in the overview spreadsheet view. You can use the drag and drop columns to structure this spreadsheet as you see fit. 

This provides you with a cloud storage solution to guarantee effective reporting of your activities and work. This spreadsheet can be exported at any time to give you the corresponding file of your business' project history and successes. 

Check out these two videos below to gain an insight into how other companies operate. 

You can watch the short 3-minute video or a more in-depth project time lapse in the half hour second video. 

Inground Swimming Pool Construction - Platinum Pools
Inground swimming pool process step by step - Alexander Fedorov

Enter the client details

Enter your client details in the form fields provided

Enter the project details


Assess the site for any hazards or potential problems

The first step in any project is to perform a risk assessment at the beginning before any work is done. 

When performing a risk assessment, always look to be as thorough as possible. This risk assessment from Imperial College London is a good example of a rigorous risk assessment.

Use the form field below to upload your risk assessment. 

Begin the excavation process

The excavation process is messy and dirty but you can't build an inground pool without it. 

You have to spend a few days digging away at the ground to create the excavation, and then more time making sure the hole which has been excavated meets the exact parameters necessary to launch the rest of the project. 

Sometimes things can be found in the excavation process which have the potential to hold the project up. 

Use the form field below if there is anything to note about the excavation which could be a cause of delays.

Implement the supporting architecture

Different contractors may use different materials for the supporting architecture of a pool, but all will use something strong and sturdy. 

Steel makes for an effective and robust material to use to reinforce your pool construction. 

Add the framing in to provide the solid support needed. 

Prepare the plumbing system

When it comes to plumbing, the materials are everything. 

Make sure you're using National Sanitation Foundation approved pipes and fixtures. 

Make a list of the different parts you'll be using in this project in the form field below.

Construct the shell of the pool

Constructing the shell of the pool is an important part of the process. One of the key reasons behind its importance is that the client finally sees what looks like a pool in their backgarden rather than a hole in the ground.

Different pools can be made from different materials, but a substance like gunite - which is a mixture of sand, rock, and cement - can be a good choice for a task like this. 

If you do opt to use gunite, you will have to have a 5 day treatment period. Each day, 3 times a day in the sunlight, you need to water the pool and soak it with a hosepipe. 

This will help the gunite set. You can record your progress with the subchecklist below.

  • 1
    Day 1 treatment applied
  • 2
    Day 2 treatment applied
  • 3
    Day 3 treatment applied
  • 4
    Day 4 treatment applied
  • 5
    Day 5 treatment applied

Install the waterline tiling

Now install the tiling within the pool. 

This is where the pool really becomes a pool. 

Check out this video below for an example of someone working through their tiling.

Installing pool tiles

Lay the decking around the pool

This depends on what the client requested but often in pool construction jobs there is a patio-like space requested also. 

They may request decking or tiling and the process is similar for each. Clear the area where the decking will be and lay concrete down. Afterward, construct your patio of whatever materials on top.

Check out this time-lapse below to see how the process works.

Laying decking for a pool

Set up the electrical systems

It's important all your electrical systems are installed correctly and are working well.

It is even more important that they are installed safely. 

You can see our electrical inspection checklist for ways to improve your electrical processes.

Conduct an area clean-up

Once you've finished building the pool, make sure everything has been cleaned and cleared away. 

We don't want the client's backyard to look like a crash site. The big reveal of the final product at the end will be a lot more intense if there isn't a messy backdrop.

This is what we're looking for, remember.

Perform all double checks on the structures

Perform a last check of all structural and system elements.

  • 1
    All tiling is secure
  • 2
    Electrical setup meets NEC standards
  • 3
    Propane/gas tank is safe and secure
  • 4
    Decking is fixed and stable
  • 5
    Plumbing works

Apply the interior surfaces

If you're adding a protective surface finish, now is the ideal time to do so. 

Document below the required maintenance process for the surface finish you have opted for.

Fill the pool to complete the job

Let her loose! 

The pool is done. Good job.

Send invoice

Congratulations on a successful construction project. 

The contractor can use the Process Street invoice generator template to send their invoice to the client. 

This invoice can be sent automatically from this checklist by clicking to complete the task. 

You can use Zapier to connect this task in this template to your invoice so that you can automate the sending process. 

In Zapier, select "Make a Zap" and search for Process Street. It will prompt you to create a trigger - select "New Task Checked". It should then prompt you to connect your Process Street account to your Zapier one. You simply follow the link Settings & API tab of the organization manager on the pop-up.

Follow the steps provided by Zapier and it should connect the two accounts together. From here it will let you search for the template you want to run the Zap from, and choose the task you want to hook it up to.

After you've selected those options you can test that step and your trigger should be set. 

Next, you can create the action to be initiated by your trigger. You can use a third party system like WebMerge or you can use Zapier's built-in email service to generate HTML emails. Either of these solutions can be used to generate and send your invoice.

To read more about these steps and how to create the invoice check out this article


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