If you’re considering a fiberglass pool for your backyard, one of the questions you may have is what the installation process entails. In this post, we’ll take a deep dive into the installation process of a fiberglass pool, including timelines and what to expect.
Site Preparation, excavation
The first step in installing a fiberglass pool is site preparation. This involves clearing the area where the pool will be installed, and ensuring that the ground is level and stable. The pool must be placed on >25cm strong compacted gravel/crushed stone bed (8-16mm coarse fraction) or concrete plate. The bed must be leveled exactly. Pool bed must be compacted and leveled mechanically beforehand. This process typically takes 2-4 days.
Once the site is prepared, the fiberglass pool will be delivered to your property. This usually involves a large truck carrying the pool on a trailer. The pool will be carefully unloaded by crane and placed in the prepared area. This process usually takes a few hours.
After the pool is delivered, installation can begin. The pool will be carefully positioned and leveled, and the plumbing and electrical connections will be made. Plumbing, filtration systems usually are installed in 1-2 days.
Backfilling and Decking
Once the pool filtration systems are connected, backfilling can begin. Pool is filled with water parallel to the filling the outside perimeter. The level of outside filling must always correspond to the water level inside (tolerance 10cm).
Back-filling must be done even and continuous. Filled is done with crushed stone/wetsand-concrete mix/gravel. The backfill must be at least 30cm thick. The backfill material may only be used: edged/broken gravel; crushed stone or mix of wet sand-concrete. (16-32mm coarse fraction crushed stone is recommended).
This process typically takes 1-2 days, depending on the complexity of the installation. This involves filling in the space around the pool with crushed stone to provide support and stability. The area around the pool will then be prepared for decking or other finishing materials. This process typically takes 3-4 days.
Final Inspection and Clean-Up
Once the installation is complete, a final inspection will be conducted to ensure that the pool is installed according to local codes and regulations. The area around the pool will then be cleaned up, and any debris or excess materials will be removed from the site. This process usually takes 1-2 days.
Overall, the installation process of a fiberglass pool typically takes up to 2 weeks from start to finish. Of course, this timeline can vary depending on factors such as the size and complexity of the pool, weather conditions, and the availability of materials and equipment. If you’re interested in installing a fiberglass pool in your backyard, be sure to work with a reputable pool company that can guide you through the process and provide you with a clear timeline and expectations.
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