How much does it cost to build a swimming pool?
There are two types of swimming pools – the above and the in-ground varieties. For the purpose of this discussion, we will look at the costs associated with the installation of in-ground modern swimming pools.
Is there the in-ground pools a DIY project?
- While some people insist that an experienced home owner could feasibly build the pool on their own, generally it is advisable to pay a professional to tackle the project. Additionally, the professional pools will usually come with a ten year warranty which translates to a huge amount of financial non-commitment for a very long-term feature.
Typical costs and materials necessary to professionally install swimming pools include:
- Above Ground – sold as kits or by professional pool companies, these will require some site preparation that could include the need to level the area and provide access to electrical service. Remember, all swimming pools will need at least a pump to ensure water is circulated and cleaned, and these are usually powered by electricity. The costs of above ground pools have already been addressed, and most will come with pumps, filter systems, and ladders; or
- In-Ground – when pools are built as in-ground shapes the costs will automatically increase due strictly to the fact that site preparation is expansive and materials are significant too. Most pools begin with the liner, and they can be made from vinyl or fiberglass. The vinyl is the least expensive with a standard cost of roughly Read the rest of this entry »
It is very difficult to make one definite diagnosis when faced with symptoms of swimming pool problems about the water. You should use all the evidence when considering what to do (e.g. test results) and go with the one you think is most likely.
The water’s pH is a measure of its total acid-alkalinity balance — the relative proportion of acids and alkalis in the water. Simply put, water that is either too acidic or too alkaline will cause undesirable chemical reactions.
If the water is too acidic, it will corrode metal equipment, cause etching on the surface materials, and cause skin irritation. If the water is too alkaline, it can cause scaling on the pool surface, and plumbing equipment, and can cloud the water. Additionally, both high acidity, and high alkalinity alters the effectiveness of the chlorine. The chlorine won’t destroy pathogens as well, if the water is too alkaline, and it will dissipate much more quickly if the water is too acidic. On the pH scale, zero indicates extreme acidity, 14 indicates extreme alkalinity, and 7 indicates a neutral state. The recommended pH-range for a swimming pool is between 7.2 and 7.8.
To raise or lower pH, acids or alkalis need to be added to the water. For example, adding sodium carbonate (soda ash) or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) will generally raise the pH, and adding hydrochloric acid (approx. 30% solution) or sodium bisulphate will lower the pH. Read the rest of this entry »
When making a decision about which type of backyard pool is better – Fibre Glass vs Concrete, there are several things to consider.
If the pool will be used by young children or primarily by adults, the options change.
If a pool is to be placed in a locale where its use will be seasonal or if year long use is an option, longevity becomes important.
Whether fibreglass or concrete, the choice of pool materials should be carefully made.
The debate: Fibre Glass Vs Concrete
Manufacturers and installers of concrete pools will try to convince you that their product is better.
Fibreglass pool companies will do the same. The truth is that no one’s pool fits all. The secret to an informed choice, lies in a thorough examination of the pros and cons of both types of pool while keeping your own needs and circumstances in mind. Read the rest of this entry »
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Our second project this year, that involves changing the existing Fibreglass Swimming pool into a Concrete Pool. Located in Bonalba Golf – Alicante, the client had major problems witht this pool, being repaired several times and still leaking.
The terrace around it had a big crack, all the way along and the gap was getting bigger and bigger.
Because we were building the neighbour’s pool, the client decided to start the Change.
The options were: 1 – to keep repairing the cracks, or 2 – to build a new pool.
The problem in this urbanisation Read the rest of this entry »
First of all, we proudly can assure you that we build very fast, at the best quality on the market.
For example, an 8 x 4 m Swimming pool we’ll have it finished in 15 days!
In the Pictures Gallery below, we show you how we build the gunite concrete swimming pools.
We’ll detail for you the process, because we want you to understand why we are the best in the fiels in Costa Blanca area.
- After the excavation, according to the measures of the pool depth is compacted and leveled the bottom (floor) with gravel.
- Build the ceramic brick wall, which will show the outline of the future pool.
- Fitting a double metal mesh and steel bars that form a perimeter containment belt.
- Fitting of accessories such as skimmers, access ports, drain and underwater spotlights.
- Concrete spray “GUNITE” via wet concrete in several layers, pumped at high pressure and with a thickness of the walls 15cm. and 20 cm. the bottom, the speed this process allows finishing on the same day. That makes that the structure of the pool hardens in one piece.
- Fitting the piping for skimmers, hoover and bottom drain.
- Repairing of the mould for the coronation.
- Tiling the pool walls and floor with the chosen mosaic colour and grout.
Fibreglass Swimming Pool to Gunite Concrete Swimming Pool
Located in Bonalba Golf – Alicante, the client had this pool from ten years ago and it was being repaired several times.
Because it was keep loosing water and the look was getting worse and worse, he decided to call us for ideas. Read the rest of this entry »
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We build your Swimming Pool in 15 Days with 10 years Guarantee.
- If you are thinking of improving your garden but you don’t know exactly how, we can help you.
- If you know exactly what you want, but you can’t find a reliable builder, we can help you.
If you are considering building a swimming pool, you have probably heard the horror stories. Before you start wading through volumes of manuals, and have dozens of builders scheduled to come and give you a free estimate for your swimming pool construction, read the following ten tips about contracting a constructor to build a swimming pool at your home. Heeding this simple advice could save you a great deal of aggravation, not to mention money, in the long run.
Top Ten Mistakes People Make When Contracting a Constructor To Build a Swimming Pool:
Shopping like you are buying a car.
Swimming pools are custom construction projects and are built by many individual trades and pool contractors with different standards. All pools are not built the same, unlike a car which is manufactured in a factory under controlled conditions. With a swimming pool much of what you do not see will impact the cost of pool ownership.
Not asking enough questions.
Do not assume every builder is going to give you an education about constructing a pool or is capable of giving you one, for that matter. The more you know and understand about swimming pool construction the better buyer you will ultimately be. This helps you and your pool contractor. Do your homework. Your resources are endless, so use them!
Paralysis by analysis.
This is when someone gets 10-15 or more estimates for swimming pool construction and then can’t make a decision because they have become so confused. Do your due diligence and get 3 or 4 estimates from reputable swimming pool companies. Then make your decision and go with it. Read the rest of this entry »
There are 4 possible reasons why you are losing water:
- Your filter may be losing water through the backwash hose due to a warped gasket in your multi-port. Replace the gasket in your multi-port.
- The pipe for your main drain may have cracked. Jump into the pool and plug up the main drain.
- A suction or return pipe may be cracked. This is BAD! Read below and contact a professional to have the lines pressure tested.
- There may be a crack in the pool wall or a leak behind the light. This is BAD! Read below and Read the rest of this entry »