PLUMBING, STEEL, ELECTRICAL & INSPECTIONS
Plumbing: Schedule 40 PVC pipe, will be placed optimally to create a efficient and clean pool. This includes placement of main drain, skimmer, hydro-therapy jets, automatic cleaner, waterfall, and any other mechanical lines. All piping is pressure tested prior to gunite placement to insure against any leaks.
Steel: 3/8″ steel reinforcing bars are placed to strengthen the gunite shell. The steel is worked into the pool’s shape and extra steel is used at points of high stress. The reinforcing steel is securely tied in place. On the day of guniting, the bars are rechecked and placed to ensure maximum strength from the shell.
Electrical: They will inspect your service panel and determine the exact distance to the mechanical location. They will also bond the steel structure and call in your 1st inspection. This is the time to talk about any future electrical, nightscaping, speakers, etc.
Inspections: Our construction office will notify both the inspection departments, prior to gunite. We have placed the permit near your home. Please make sure the building permit is still accessible for signing by these inspectors. If the permit is not there, please notify us immediately.
This is where a hole in a ground becomes a permanent structure. There are many large trucks on site the day of gunite. There will be a lot of activity, noise, and dust with heavy equipment, and workers. Keep an eye on your children and pets, and be neighborly and give your neighbors advance notice . It’s exciting to watch, but we recommend keeping all nearby doors and windows closed throughout the guniting operation. Beginning the next day, you should wet down the gunite shell two times per day for seven days to facilitate the curing process. Do not become alarmed if any water accumulates in the bottom of the pool. During these seven days, 85% of the eventual concrete cure takes place, and it is now possible to resume the construction process. Forms will be stripped, any necessary back-filling performed, and preliminary deck grading will take place.
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