The first step is to meet with a Design Consultant at Superior Pools. The consultant will discuss with you the options and features available that best fit your needs and budget.
This includes viewing numerous photos slide shows and videos, samples and actual finished pools so you will have a full understanding what your finished product should look like.
After the discussion, the consultant will create a computerized drawing to include the options and features requested using the latest 3D technology.
Most of the time the consultant can provide a detailed quote at the same meeting that will have NO hidden cost.
Part of the process entails the consultant visiting your property to perform a site evaluation and confirm the quote. Pre-excavation meeting for approval of the plan layout.
Obtain and post necessary permits required by the local governments.
2) SOD REMOVAL AND CAP IRRIGATION
Remove the sod/grass from the proposed deck area.
Cap existing irrigation/sprinkler systems that will be affected in the dig area.
Our excavation team will layout the perimeter of your pool design and dig to the appropriate depths requested. Superior will form and steel the pool using all code required materials or better and pre-plumb at this stage. The county or city will perform the first inspection.
A concrete material called Gunite will be pumped from a concrete truck to the back yard and applied to the formed steel. The Gunite material has a minimum PSI required by code. The walls and floor of your pool will be a MINUMUM of 6" thick and hand troweled / trimmed by experienced professionals. Superior grants a Lifetime warranty on the pool shell.
Thick walled Schedule 40 PVC piping is used for the hydraulic system meeting or exceeding local building codes. Pipe diameters are determined by calculating flow rates based on water demand including pumps, filters and water features. The pipes are extended to the side of the house where the pool equipment will be located. The plumbing is pressurized to insure there are no leaks.
Footings are excavated on the perimeter of the deck to code enforced depths and require specific rebar steel. A code required termite spray is applied to the entire deck area. The second inspection is performed by the local building authorities to examine the plumbing and footings prior to proceeding.
Fiber-mesh concrete is used to pour the deck and footings. Superior installs a 2" deco drain between the proposed deck and house for draining purposes. Expansion joints or saw cuts are installed the next day to further mitigate cracking.
The customer's choice of waterline tile is installed around the entire perimeter of the pool.
8) FLO CRETE OR PAVERS
Flo crete is a concrete knockdown texture that is applied 5 days or later after the deck has been poured.
The deck is chemically washed and concrete texture is applied, followed by a primer coat of concrete stain.
The final coat is applied when construction is completed.
Paver brick decks are an alternative to concrete decks. Rounded bull nose brick coping is required to be installed around the perimeter of the pool shell for paver decks. Footings are installed/poured around the perimeter of the pool deck to support the pool screened enclosure. The pavers are installed on a compacted base of crushed shell and crushed concrete. Typically matching pavers are installed on existing concrete lanais.
There are numerous colors and patterns of pavers to choose from.
9) POOL EQUIPMENT
The pump, filter, chlorinator, heater etc are plumbed and installed. Superior's licensed electrician will provide power to the pool equipment.
Your design consultant will explain the different options and features available.
10) SCREEN ECLOSURE
The screen enclosure is pre cut at the factory and delivered in pieces to the job site. The enclosure is then assembled using screws to attach it to the deck and walls of the house. A "super gutter" is used to install the enclosure to the roof fascia and captures all water coming off the roof.
Superior Pools has partnered with Absolute Aluminum to install our screen enclosures.
11) ALARMS OR BABY FENCE
State code requires installation of either alarms on all openings to the pool area or a baby barrier fence, a third inspection is performed.
The permit must be posted on the job site throughout the construction of the pool.
12) INTERIOR SURFACE
The gunite pool shell is chemically treated and prepped with a water proving agent and cleaned prior to the instillation of Pebble interior surface.
The crew hand trowels the finish to the pool shell. The pebble finish has a limited lifetime warranty since we have certified employed installers.
The pool will start to be filled using a garden hose from the house immediately after the pebble finish is installed.
City sewer customers will receive a discount on there first bill. A typical pool takes 24 - 30 hours to fill.
A "start up" of the pool will then be performed by adding certain chemicals and balancing the water.
14) POOL SCHOOL
Superior will schedule an appointment with the customer to explain the process of maintaining and operating your new swimming pool.
Customers will receive a dvd and owners manuel to include the cleaning and test equipment included in each pool package.