Our Process

Our Pool Building Process

At Specialty Pools we go through each phase of the pool building process in a meticulous and professional manner resulting from our many years of experience in the pool industry.

Planning

Planning is one of the most important phases of the pool building process. We consider all details including size, shape, elevation, location and materials, including landscaping. The Planning phase will result in a custom design of a pool according to your specific wants and needs, and that fits within your budget.

Excavation

We insure proper placement of the pool before we begin excavation. We can take care of any items like removing fence panels or taking out landscaping. We level the yard and set the pool elevation, then bring in the necessary equipment to begin removing dirt.

Steel

Your gunite pool will need to be re-enforced with steel. We strengthen the beam, walls, and floor of your pool, and may add additional support where needed.

Plumbing

Once the steel structure of the pool is in place, our next step is to install plumbing features including the pipes and equipment. We build pools to maximize hydraulic efficiency.

Gunite

Gunite is the concrete and sand mixture that forms the shell your pool. It is blown or shot into place. After applying the gunite, we set up a system to cure the gunite and prevent hydration. Walls, benches and steps are put in place, and your new pool is beginning to take shape.

Coping

At this point we install tile and coping based on your selections. We pay careful attention to joints and cuts as they are mortared into place.

Electrical

All electrical work is performed by licensed electricians. We include all necessary electrical equipment and connections you will need for your pool project.

Decking

We work hard to make sure your decking areas are of the highest quality. We set up drainage to route water to the lower yard elevations or to other water drainage systems. The deck area is cleaned and leveled and forms for concrete are set.

Clean-up

Our crews make sure your pool area is meticulously cleaned, removing any construction debris. Any additional work like sprinkler repair or grading is done at this time.

Plaster

The interior of the pool is applied usually with a mixture of white Portland cement and marble dust. Optional color finishes are available.

Landscaping

Because of our affiliation with Louisiana Landscape Specialty, Specialty Pools is in a unique position to help you beautifully landscape your new pool. Ask us about a free consultation.

Service

Our crews start up the pool equipment and make sure everything is in perfect working order. We are also happy to provide “service after the sale” just in case!

For a complete explanation of how we work, contact us today for a Free Estimate.