Arizona Pool Construction Process
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Pool Construction Process

Our Construction Process | Attention to Detail

A beautifully designed pool and construction quality go hand in hand. Look through our gallery to see some pools that are stunning in design as well as constructed with quality craftsmanship and materials. As an owner/operated company, we are out on every job site inspecting that all phases of construction are done correctly and to your satisfaction. This insures a finished product that you will be proud of for years to come. Our average construction process is 45-60 days from excavation to water. Once we start a project, we keep it moving along with minimal down time between phases. Thats why True Blue Pools, Inc., a Phoenix pool builder, should be your builder. Below is a step by step process of pool/spa construction.

Custom 3D design for your Arizona pool

Consultation & Design

We come out to your property and find out the details that you want on your pool. We take that information back to the office and generate a 3D computer design of your swimming pool with an itemized quote to go along with the drawing. Upon approval of your design, we obtain engineered plans and submit for city or county building permits.

pool building layout


Once we receive your building permit back from the appropriate municipality, we come out and layout your pool according to the plans discussed during consultation and design. You will be able to see the actual size of the pool “footprint” in the proposed site area. Once you approve of the layout of your pool, we are ready to begin excavation.

pool building excavation


Once the layout for your new pool is complete, we bring in the heavy equipment and start to excavate the hole that will resemble the finished product. At this point, our Arizona pool building and spa addition contractors also set form boards and set the pool elevation. Keeping you in mind, we keep the mess to a minimum throughout the excavation process.

pool building plumbing


Once the pool or spa excavation process is complete, a crew will dig trenches around the excavated pool and install the circulation pipes between the pool and the equipment pad. These pipes will move water to and from the pool. Once the plumbing is completed, we pressure test the plumbing for leaks and this is inspected by the city inspector.

pool building steel/rebar


Upon completion of the excavation and plumbing installation for your new residential or commercial pool or spa, the pool builders at True Blue Pools install the reinforcing steel and rebar to the shape of your pool. This serves as the framework for your new pool or spa and ensures and contributes to the pool’s high structural integrity.

pool building electrical


We install the electrical service from your main electrical panel to the panel at the pool equipment pad. We wire all the pumps, run brass conduit to the pool light niche, perform all the proper bonding so everything meets NEC codes.

pool building final inspection


After electrical work is completed for your new pool and spa, we continue on to the inspection stage. At this point in the process, a qualified pool inspector will come out to do an inspection of the completed phases. After the inspection is passed, our pool building crew can schedule the shotcrete crew to come in and shoot, or create, the shell of the pool.

pool building shotcrete


Following an inspection and approval by the inspector, True Blue Pools schedules a shotcrete crew to complete the interior. The shotcrete is a pneumatically applied concrete material that covers the steel to form a monolithic (one piece) pool shell. At this point, you will see the exact shape of the pool take shape as the concrete is added to form the walls of your new pool or spa.

pool building waterfall


If a waterfall or other type of water feature, such as water scuppers, sheer descent water features, other alternative water features are chosen by the customer during consultation and design to be built or installed, it will be done at this time. If a natural rock waterfall is built, our pool desi