We’ve installed thousands of pools over the years. We’re very familiar with the swimming pool installation process. We also understand that most homeowners aren’t so familiar. To help with that, we put together a mock schedule to help give you an idea of what to expect. Please realize that all houses are different and some variations will occur. However, we hope this will help you.
Please note the following timeline is based on a level yard with sufficient access and sandy soil. If clay soil, rock, or other unforeseen conditions are encountered, the installation can take significantly longer.
7:00 AM–10:00 AM
Our installation team arrives at your home with heavy machinery. You must be there to allow access to the backyard, confirm where the pool is being installed. Over the next few hours, we will be removing the grass from the swimming pool area and begin digging. We use a laser level throughout the process to ensure your pool is level.
10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Your hole should be dug at this point, and a flatbed truck carrying the pool will arrive at your home. Please be sure we have adequate room. A crane will also pull up to your house and set the pool into position. You will have the crane at your home for about two hours. The weight of the crane varies based upon the length of the reach, the size/weight of the pool, and the height of the lift. Larger cranes can occasionally can cause damage to driveways, so please discuss your concerns with your installer.
The pool is backfilled and plumbing lines are dug to hook up the equipment. After the pool is installed, the installer may have to haul excess dirt out of your yard. The installer will have to find somewhere to accept the dirt, and sometimes this requires the installer to pay dumping charges. Your contract should cover estimated additional charges for hauling dirt or rock. If additional charges are required, you will be advised at this time. The agreed upon charges, if applicable, will be added to the final statement.
This scenario represents a standard installation excluding unexpected events or objects encountered by our installation team. The installation could require more than one day to complete if unexpected events or objects are encountered.
In the Following Days
These steps will take place over the following days after installation. An electrician will come to your house to hook up power to your pool equipment. After the electrical work is finished, most counties require an inspection of the electrical work. Alaglas Pools of Charleston must pass an electrical inspection before concrete we can pour concrete. Make sure ditches are left uncovered until the electrical inspection is completed.
After an electrical inspection, your concrete installer will arrive at your home to set the forms and pour the concrete deck.
It’s very important that the pump and filter operate for at least 4–5 days prior to pouring the concrete. If concrete is poured sooner than the required time frame, any leaks that may arise in plumbing that are covered in concrete will be the responsibility of the home owner. Running the pump and filter for 4–5 days will allow for any natural compaction of the soil around the pool. It also enables you to monitor the water level of the pool to ensure there are no leaks in the plumbing.
If you are using your own concrete company, please be sure to refer to the concrete diagram supplied by your pool factory representative. The concrete must go underneath the lip of the pool to ensure a solid seal between the pool and the concrete deck. This will enable the pool to flex with the natural compaction and expansion of the concrete deck with the extreme changes in temperature encountered in our area. Also, the skimmer collar and lid must be sealed with BOSS 801 silicon prior to pouring the concrete to prevent leakage.
Depending on the size of the deck, installation of the deck may occur in one or two days. Following the completion of the deck, A member of the Alaglas team will set up a time to meet with you, he/she will clean the pool, add the start-up chemicals and demonstrate the operation of
all pool equipment.
REMINDER: Payment is due on the installation date.