How We Install our Fiberglass Pools in Virginia
When it comes to installing a swimming pool that combines aesthetic appeal with longevity, a fiberglass pool is often the preferred choice among homeowners. At PoolForce, we specialize in the meticulous installation of fiberglass pools, ensuring a smooth, hassle-free experience from start to finish. Our unique PoolForce Way integrates advanced construction standards with the precision of modern plumbing systems, aiming for nothing less than your complete satisfaction. In this article, we delve into the crucial steps that encapsulate the fiberglass pool installation process, and why PoolForce stands out as your reliable partner in this venture
Why Fiberglass Pools?
Fiberglass pools are renowned for their remarkable durability and low maintenance requirements. Unlike concrete pools, fiberglass pools have a non-porous surface which inhibits the growth of algae, significantly reducing the amount of cleaning and chemicals needed. Besides, the installation of fiberglass pools is relatively faster, allowing you to dive into your new pool sooner than you might have anticipated.
Here’s a glimpse of the advantages fiberglass pools offer:
- Quick Installation: Typically completed within 3 to 6 weeks.
- Low Maintenance: Requires less cleaning and fewer chemicals.
- Smooth Surface: Reduces the risk of cuts and scrapes.
- Long-term Durability: Resistant to fading, discoloration, and structural failure.
- Cost Efficiency: Lower lifetime cost compared to other pool types.
How We Approach the Installation of Fiberglass Pools
The PoolForce Way is our proprietary installation method that ensures the long-term success and durability of your fiberglass pool. This comprehensive approach encompasses several stages, each meticulously executed by our seasoned team of professionals.
Site Evaluation and Preparation
Before the commencement of the installation, we carry out a thorough site evaluation to assess the soil stability and groundwater levels. This crucial step helps us determine the most suitable backfill material, be it crushed stone or sand, to ensure the structural integrity of the pool shell.
“An accurate site evaluation is the foundation of a successful fiberglass pool installation.”
Pool Shell Placement
Once the site is prepared, the fiberglass pool shell is carefully placed in the excavated area. At PoolForce, we offer an extensive range of fiberglass pool designs from esteemed manufacturers like Latham Pools, ensuring the pool shell seamlessly blends with the aesthetics of your outdoor space.
Plumbing System Installation
The efficiency of the plumbing system is paramount in ensuring the smooth operation of your pool. Our skilled technicians ensure that the plumbing settlement is meticulously executed to provide a robust plumbing infrastructure. From the installation of high-quality piping to ensuring plumbing stability, every aspect is handled with utmost precision.
Moving Forward: Ensuring Structural Integrity
After laying down the foundation, the next set of steps are focused on ensuring the long-term durability and structural integrity of your fiberglass pool. At PoolForce, every process is executed with precision, ensuring your pool stands the test of time.
Backfilling the Pool Shell
To ensure the stability and longevity of the fiberglass pool shell, it’s essential to use clean 68 stone as the backfill material. This specific type of gravel, free from fine dust, is crucial in providing the necessary support and avoiding any settling issues that can arise with other materials. With 40 to 60 tons typically needed for most installations, our meticulous approach caters to different soil conditions, ensuring that the clean 68 stone backfill will offer optimum support to the pool shell and significantly reduce the risk of structural complications.
Concrete Bond Beam Construction
A concrete bond beam acts as a reinforcing perimeter, providing additional support to the pool shell. This step involves the construction of a concrete perimeter around the top edge of the pool, further enhancing its structural stability. The beam not only reinforces the pool but also provides a solid base for installing pool coping and the surrounding deck.
“The construction of a concrete bond beam is a critical phase in the installation process, ensuring your pool remains sturdy and well-supported.”
Rebar Construction and Groundwater Monitoring
Groundwater pressure can pose a significant risk to the integrity of the pool structure. At PoolForce, we employ a systematic approach to groundwater monitoring, ensuring that any potential threats are identified and mitigated promptly. The installation of a rebar construction further reinforces the pool structure, preparing it to withstand the pressures it might face over time.
Now that the structural elements are in place, it’s time to add the finishing touches that transform the construction site into your personal oasis. This includes the installation of custom features like pool umbrella holders, fitting the winter and pool covers, and ensuring that everything is in perfect order for you to enjoy.
The installation of a fiberglass pool is a meticulous process that requires a blend of technical expertise and aesthetic understanding. At PoolForce, our tailored approach ensures that every aspect of the installation process is handled with professionalism, ensuring you a hassle-free experience.