NEW POOL CONSTRUCTION
Whether you are looking to build a brand new pool or to rejuvenate your current one, Quantus Pools has the right team to help you with your simple to complex plans. All projects start with finding out about you and your construction desires. Then our designers will come up with a plan and design or enhancement to match your creativity. After you approve your plan, our experienced team does the rest. We’ve handpicked our employees, some from outside the industry, to set a higher standard for all construction projects. Quantus employees participate in industry training and seminars on a regular basis to maintain their edge. Since we’ve been in business, we’ve raised our customer’s standards and expectations by using new cutting-edge construction techniques and by providing the latest pool technologies available. It all makes your swimming pool more worthwhile and enjoyable!
New Concrete Pool Construction Phases
If you are looking for new construction to build an in-ground pool or enhance your backyard with a spa or waterfall, you need a team you can rely on and trust. All in-ground pools, spas, and hardscapes are custom made to your specific needs and wants in a cost-effective manner with many options available. We specialize in gunite pools (concrete pools) designed in all shapes and sizes. Our team of designers would be happy to provide you with a custom pool plan that works best for your situation along with an in-home estimate.
Permitting: This is a question many people may ask themselves when planning alterations to their home. Some homeowners are finding when they try to sell or refinance their home, prospective buyers or lending institutions want proof that alterations are in compliance with local codes. Without a permit and inspection on record, there is no proof. The homeowners would then need to apply for a permit and verify that the existing alteration is up to code. If it is not, this could cause delays in selling their home.
In some jurisdiction, un-permitted alterations can be subject to pretty hefty fines. Permits not only show record of compliance but also give peace of mind that the alteration follows certain standards that protect consumers. Timelines for permits can vary by quite a bit depending on your local municipality. They can range from one week to two months depending on their requirements with just as much variation in their price. Some permits are a couple hundred dollars while others are several thousand. It’s important that your builder has an experienced permitting staff since they can be the largest source of delays for your pool project. From the permitting office down to the front line laborers, all of them must be educated in building codes to ensure there are no delays.
Excavation: After permit has been received, we move onto the dig. Some factors that can impact the cost of your excavation can be:
Type of Soil: If your soil cannot hold structure, this can lead to additional costs since this would be considered abnormal. We always recommend getting a soil sample done to know your costs upfront. Ask your builder if this is included in the contract. Depth and Size: The deeper the pool is, the more loads of spoils your builder will have to remove which increases number of truck loads and labor hours required to get your pool excavated.
Location of Dump Sites: Truck drivers are paid by the hour. The longer it takes them to get to the dump site, the more it costs per load
Dump Site Fees: There can be a huge variance in dump site fees from $30 to over a $100.
Access: Good access will allow the trucks to get close to the pool to minimize trip time. Poor access can lead to higher labor costs as well as increased trucking fees.
Steel: Once the pool is dug, rebar is laid out to reinforce the impending shotcrete shoot. This typically takes 1 to 2 days depending on how complicated your pool is
Rough Plumbing: After the steel phase, the plumbing is laid out. This plumbing will manage the circulation of the pool. Some items that can impact the cost of the rough plumbing are:
Location of equipment pad: If the customer wants it far away from the pool, this increases the distance and amount of material required to get your pool plumbed.
Location of utilities:Everything that the pool needs to operate requires electricity (and gas if you have a heater). Depending on the source of this can add additional costs.
Size of Plumbing:The hydraulic requirements for your pool will determine the size of pipe required for proper circulation.
Shotcrete: Shotcrete refers to the type of concrete mix as well as the application. Before shotcrete is applied, forms are made to the specifications of the pool. Forms act as guides for the shotcrete operator to ensure the proper shape is achieved. Some factors that can impact the cost of the shotcrete phase are:
Time of Year: During the winter months, the price of shotcrete can go up significantly.
Wall thickness: Your climate will dictate how thick your walls need to be shot. Warmer climates can have much thinner walls while cooler climates require thicker walls.
Tile: After the pool has been shot, waterline tile is installed. As with any finish, the quality of the material will drive the price. A lot of prep work can be avoided if the pool is shot correctly.
Coping: Coping is installed after the tile. Once again, the type of finish you choose will be the prime driver of price.
Plaster: Plaster application is typically a 3-day process. There is prep, application and wash. There are several different types of pool plaster and you should be aware that plaster can have a huge range of price options with the most expensive option being triple the price of your cheapest option per bag.
White Marble Plaster: This is your cheapest option and is your basic white plaster.
Quartz Plaster: This is your white marble plaster with quartz added to it for enhanced durability. Quartz is available in a wide range of colors.
Exposed / Large Aggregate Plaster: This is also known as pebble plaster. It is quartz plaster mixed with large aggregates to give it a natural feel. An additional option is to add glass beads for added sparkle.
Equipment Installation and Startup: The equipment pad is typically installed last but really can be done right after the pool is shot. The number of water features, size of pool and quality of equipment can greatly impact price.
New Concrete Pool Construction Timing
It can be up to 8-weeks to complete after permits have been acquired. Since all of our pools are unique to the customer’s backyard, a more accurate time schedule can be submitted once the design is complete. Seasonal changes, availability of materials, equipment, weather, inspections and work performed by buyer (and applicable sub-contractors) are all factors that can impact the project schedule.
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