Backyard Essentials by Pools Plus can help you with your inground pool installation and inground pool construction.
Thinking about an inground pool?
Pools Plus builds vinyl liner and fiberglass pools.
Are you not sure what you want or what to expect?
From start to finish, here is what to expect from Pools Plus:
DESIGN THROUGH LAYOUT
We'll meet with you at your home, help evaluate your needs and desires, and find a pool that fits your lifestyle and budget (as well as your yard). You will then be provided with a detailed drawing (to scale) of your pool in your yard, along with a proposal and contract price. After your approval of changes, additions and/or improvements to the drawing, we will layout the pool in an easy to see and understand way for your final approval.
START DATE & PERMITS
By this time we will have talked about a start date, so we'll finalize the actual day (normally that's within a couple of weeks), hope that the weather is good, apply for building and electrical permits, and have all utilities located by BUD (Before You Dig).
DIG & INGROUNDPOOL CONSTRUCTION
WARNING! The day we dig the inground pool, it will look like a bomb went off in your backyard and you may wonder, "What have we done?!" Have faith. Within the first week we’ll have the pool walls & steps or the fiberglass shell installed with lights, skimmers, returns, drains, plumbing (water pressure tested) and electrical grounding complete and backfilled, ready to start forming for the concrete decking around the pool
We'll come in at this point and run the necessary wiring to connect the pool pump, pool light and utility outlet as well as any other outlets or fixtures we've agreed on. Of course all work will be completed as per national, state and local codes.
The concrete deck will be formed as per our discussions and drawings. Broom finish or exposed aggregate are standard and your choice at the same cost. There are also many other choices for pool decking available: pavers, brick, stone, stamped concrete, deck coating, even wood or PVC decking. Feel free to ask for information and quotes on different surfaces. If changes need to be made - no problem, sometimes what looks good on paper just doesn't work in reality. We'll move the forms and adjust the cost or explain why we can't make changes.
CIRCULATION & FILTRATION EQUIPMENT
Next, we'll install the inground pool pump(s), filter, valves, automatic sanitizing system, (the heart and lungs of the system), and any other necessary equipment on the concrete equipment pad.
If you’ve chosen a vinyl liner pool we place and finish the pool bottom with a sand/cement mix then clean and install the liner with the pattern of your choice. (There are more than 30 patterns to choose from.) We normally fill with a garden hose, which is a two-day process, but can have water hauled in if necessary or desired. Once the pool is full and all openings are cut in, we're ready to start up the pump and filter.
GRADE & FINISH
After the deck is poured and usually before the fence is installed, we fill in ruts, shape and finish grade the area that's been disturbed, then seed and straw that part of the yard.
POOL SCHOOL: TRAINING & OPERATION
Once the pool is up and operating, we provide initial instruction on operation of the pump, filter, automatic sanitizer, and any other equipment located on the filter pad, such as heaters or other optional features. Then we go over all the maintenance equipment, manual vacuum, poles, net, brushes, plus any other equipment such as automatic cleaners, in floor cleaning system, automatic cover, etc. After operational instruction, we cover basic water chemistry, which includes testing the pool water. This is often a lot of information to absorb, so if we need to come back in a couple of weeks (after you've had time for some practical experience) we're happy to schedule a time to do so. We also offer several "Pool Schools" a year at each of our stores and we test water at our store labs free of charge. We want you to know and understand everything about your pool and to know "we're always only a phone call away."
You will be provided with all warranty information, manuals, equipment schematics, safety information and "No Diving" decals. After the completion of your pool, our trained professionals in our retail stores and service department will be available every step of the way to make pool ownership simple, enjoyable and fun.
OTHER BACKYARD PRODUCTS & SERVICES
We offer a wide variety of pool accessory products (games, floats, etc.), spas, casual furniture, The Big Green Egg, as well as custom outdoor kitchens and rooms. You'll have to visit us to see it all. We also provide warranty service, home swimming pool maintenance (weekly, special occasion, and vacation service, opening and closing service), liner and equipment replacement, leak detection, question answering and problem solving. We are your Outdoor Living Experts!
Don't forget! You may drop by any of our locations to speak with one our friendly and experienced staff members for more information about our inground pool installation and inground pool construction services in Elizabethtown and Louisville.