Pre – Construction Schedule
- Our Innov8 Pool team will visit your property at the agreed appointment time.
- The Innov8 team will take time to understand your expectations get a feel for the environment you are trying to create.
- Understanding your property and its physical aspect for the planed project is important; discuss all options for the usable space. The Innov8 team can then offer advice on pool size and shapes along with hard scapes and landscaping to be compatible with your home.
- When we have all the details and a concept plan, the Innov8 Team will prepare and present you with a project plan.
- Innov8 Pools also offer a full colour 3D design concept.
- Once you’ve decided to build your dream swimming pool, the following is the construction process that we will follow:
Construction Schedule in 9 Simple Steps
After signing of a contract, there is roughly two weeks of organising paper work. Firstly, we will have our engineer, draw up a detailed plan and drawings, including details of levels, datum points, steel plans, concrete plans and hydraulic plans. Innov8 Pools will lodge them with the Local Council for approval.
After Council approval, we will contact you to arrange the pool excavation. The day involves a bright and early ‘mark-out’ of the pool, Glenn will arrive with the excavator and trucks that will be used to complete the excavation of your pool.
Although it is not necessary to remain onsite after the mark-out, it is advisable to obtain a day off work and remain onsite until the excavation process is completed. On this day, the steel will also be delivered to site.
FORMWORK & STEEL FIXING
After Glenn finishes the excavation, The Innov8 team will start the formwork and then steel fixing process. This job essentially, is to create a criss-cross steel cage around the whole interior surface of the pool, for the concrete to be sprayed onto. At this stage we also mark out steps and benches.
During the steeling process Glenn will also be pre-plumbing the interior of the pool. This means making plumbing provisions that need to go through the concrete and includes all the pool returns, pool suctions, solar provisions, spa, blower lines, lights, water features etc.
Our concreters spray a 175mm thick 30 MPA shotcrete mix to the wall of your pool, which is then shaped with special tools by our shapers. After the concreters have finished, you will need to water the shell down to allow it to absorb moisture twice a day for two weeks.
Glenn will need you to have decided where you would like your pump and filter situated in your yard, before he gets to the site. You’ll also need to leave some power connections out, There is no need for you to be onsite for the plumbing.
The plumber will run all lines from the pool, including the return lines, the suction lines, spa lines, blower lines, water feature lines, and heating lines back to the site of the pump and filter.
It is recommended that the pump, filter and self cleaning chlorinator will be located on a concrete slab.
COPING AND SURROUNDS
At this stage, the coping and/or granite rocks, waterline tiles, surround paving and any water feature rocks or blocks will be delivered and constructed/laid. The coping and waterline tiles are laid on a bed of sand and cement by the Innov8 team.
Expansion joints will also be installed to allow for concrete movement. In the case of additional concrete / paving outside of the pool coping, a further expansion joint will be installed between the pool top and the surrounding slab depending on the type of coping and/or paving you choose, you may need to seal it after it has been laid.
Formal water features can be sprayed in with the pool whilst under constructed or formed from besser blocks that are core filled with steel reinforced concrete, and then rendered for a stunning finish
After the plumbing and coping have been completed, and before the pebble is installed, we will arrange to have the fence inspected by our private certifier. The inspection fee will have already been paid for and is included in the fixed price.
the pebble is sprayed onto the concrete then smoothed out with a trowel. The 1-2 mm Jewels for Pools pebble interior acts as a bladder inside your pool to further prevent leaks. The pebblers will then come back the next morning to acid wash the pebble and begin filling the pool.
It is important that you do not turn the hose off until it is touching the coping or you will get a tide mark on the pebble.
Essentially, this is your driving lesson for the pool. If you are building your dream pool for the first time, this appointment is VERY important, as it explains to you how to look after and maintain your pool equipment, and keep the chemicals in check.