Your Guide to the Pool-Building Process from Kansas City Pool Contractors

If you’re not a pool expert yourself, understanding what goes into the pool-building process may be a little difficult. At the same time, it’s easy to get overwhelmed throughout the journey, which can cause unwanted stress.

At York Companies, we pride ourselves informing our customers to make sure everything flows seamlessly. Getting a new pool should be exciting; it shouldn’t make you want to pull your hair out. 

Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on the pool-building process from our pool experts. 

Step One: Create plan

The plan is crucial to any pool-building process. If you work with a contractor who doesn’t take time to thoroughly plan, you might want to look for someone else. You’ll first sit down with your contractor and discuss your goals and ideas (yes, it’s okay to pull out your pinterest board). During this time, a contractor should also explain the step-by-step process and include you along the way. 

Step Two: Excavation and gravel foundation

Excavation may sound like a big word, but we’ll explain. During this time a contractor determines how high to set the pool in your yard. This helps contractors determine how deep to dig the hole for the gravel foundation. A strong foundation ensures that your fiberglass pool can fight against wear and tear and will last you for years to come. 

Step Three: Plumbing and filtering

Plumbing includes installing a pool pump and filter. The pump circulates water while the filter maintains cleanliness by removing leaves, bugs, and other nasty debris. Your filter will also control the flow of water and other components in your pool. The placement of your filter will vary, but most people have one near the house or in some other unnoticeable place. 

Step Four: Final touches

After plumbing, it’s time to fill your pool and backfill the perimeter. Once filled, you can decide on a patio design to really make your pool your own. You can also add water features, slides, or whatever else you want to build your dream pool. 

Learn more about the pool-building process with York Companies

If you’re looking for information about the pool-building process, York Companies is your way to go! We are Kansas City’s go-to shop for pools, decks, and outdoor living. From start to finish, we’ll weave your ideas with our expertise to turn your backyard into an outdoor-lover’s paradise. 

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