Building a Swimming Pool

In the history of the swimming pools there are records of its existence dating back to 2500 BC.

Based on the discovery of the Roman Baths, the historical relics of the Egyptians, like the Greeks, we may safely say that the human being since ancient times have been captivated by the refreshing feeling, by exercise or by simple immersion of the body in the amazing water that is what today call the swimming pool.

The dictionary describes  the pool as a reservoir with water used for practicing of swimming or other water sports.
Today, a large number of homes in hot countries have their own private pools, built in their backyards.

Below are described the different phases of a swimming pool construction.


Today the pools can be constructed with any shape and you can order in stone or glassy coatings of various colors, shapes and sizes to decorate the surface and the surrounding areas of your swimming pool.
Stairs, islands, aquatic decorations and lighting are typical elements to consider when building your pool.


In most countries, need to first secure the necessary permits so that you can start building a swimming pool in your backyard. Make sure you get all the necessary documentation from the authorities before advancing to phase 2.

Land Excavation

After taking the decision that you would build a pool in your backyard, you should be willing to temporarily forget about your garden. The truth is that the first step in building a pool is digging a big hole, or maybe just a little more, according to size and depth you choose. This will be achieved with the help of a bulldozer and a truck to take the dirt.


After excavating the hole, the pump is put in place and installed a structural grid with steel reinforcing rods. The stems are properly spaced and secured with wire. When the grid is attached, is thrown a heavy coating of gunite, a mixture of cement and sand, around the rebar. The sprayer unit combines dry gunite mix with water before spraying, which produces the wet concrete material. After applying the gunite is left to dry for a week before applying the finish to the surface. Finishing can be done in stone cladding or vitreous. The gunite pools are highly durable and can be built in any shape or size.


You may want to include handrails and steps to improve safety and comfort of using your swimming pool. In addition, you can also include lighting effects to more dramatic impact in your pool. The swimming pool cover is optional, although recommended either for warmth or to protect it from leaves and other debris throughout the winter.

Tubes and Filtering

The pipes, the filtration system or the heating system must be installed by a qualified specialist in the installation of pools, which will also advise on the correct quantities of chemicals to be used to help keep your pool clean and safe.

Since everything is in place and filled with water, it's time to take a dip!
The pool is great fun for the whole family, promotes physical well-being through exercise and is certainly a prominent feature on if you want to sell your home.

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