If you’re planning to buy a concrete pool, have you ever wished you could time-travel to the future and see what the construction process is like?
Time travel is, of course, the best solution to any question, but in this case we can provide answers without it.
Fantasy Pools Gold Coast specialize in building concrete pools and spas. We’re here to help you out.
Here in our blog, we provide information on concrete pool design, budgeting, and common maintenance problems so that you can make your big pool decision with all the information.
The process to build your concrete pool is long and complicated, but there’s four key aspects you’ll want to take into account as you decide which direction to go:
- Damage from imbalanced water
- Lots of different work teams
1. Concrete pool construction takes a long time.
The average time frame to build a concrete pool is 3–6 months.
Within that time, the concrete pool shell has to sit empty for 30 days while the concrete cures.
2. Concrete pool construction is messy.
All pool construction is messy, but an in-progress concrete pool is extra bad. The builders are spraying concrete out of a hose, and it gets everywhere. They try to contain the mess, but it’s a lot of dust and a lot of overspraying.
Take that and multiply it by 3–6 months. Talk about a stressful situation. And you thought dishes on the kitchen counter were bad.
3. Imbalanced water could stain or damage the pool surface.
Starting up a concrete pool is really technical and involved.
If you don’t do it right—for example, if the pH or hardness or chlorine is off—you could stain or damage the surface.
4. Multiple phases means multiple teams of workers.
A concrete pool is manufactured and installed all in your backyard.
There are ten phases involved, and each phase requires a different skill set.
Sometimes you’ll have one person who excavates, another person who ties steel, someone else who does plumbing, another person who shoots the pool shell, one company for the tiles, another company for plaster, another for coping and decking…
All those different phases are potentially different people. That’s a lot of people who are coming into your backyard. I’m not saying Stranger Danger, but it can be uncomfortable.