What We Do

The Pool Building Process

The decision to build a pool is a big one, and building a pool is a big job! It is something that takes time, and the process can be tedious, but the more informed you are, the easier it is for everyone. You will be giving up your backyard for a good chunk of time, around 4 – 6 weeks, but we promise to keep you informed of our progress throughout the project. Our goal is to deliver you a pool as quickly as possible without compromising quality. So, what exactly should you be expecting to happen once you pull the trigger to build your dream pool with Titan Pools? The steps below highlight each phase involved in the process of building your new pool from start to finish.

Project Design and Approval

The very first thing you will do is have a meeting with one of our expertly trained design consultants. It is during this meeting that your design consultant will find out what exactly you are looking for, your design preferences, and get an overall idea of your vision. Every one of our clients has different tastes, and we design pools, specifically for each of our customers. One of our technicians will also take a detailed survey of the proposed area where your pool will be built as well as take dimensions of your home and lot. They will also examine positioning, look for any building setbacks, note the location of your utilities, and how accessible the construction site is for our equipment.

Permitting and Engineering

The next step is to pull the necessary permits for residential swimming pool zoning and construction per all applicable codes. Titan Pools is responsible for acquiring the permits for the actual construction of the pool and decking. We will call for Utility Locates and also be contacted to locate all existing utility lines as well as call for all required inspections, including electrical bonding, plumbing, and footer.

Layout

Once you have approved and signed off on the plans and all required permits have been pulled, the construction process may begin! You will meet with our construction department onsite, and they will review all the construction stages with you and answer any questions you may have. Next, the pool will be “staked out” or outlined. These are set with great care to make sure the pool is in the exact location required and that the layout complies with the approved construction plan. If these stakes are moved or shifted for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible as these stakes guide us in the rest of the construction process.

Excavation

Now is when things start to get exciting! After the stakes are set and approved, the excavation of your pool may start. Excavation is a messy, dirty process, but it is unavoidable. Our excavation crew will carefully dig and hand-trim your pool following the approved design specifications. This process usually takes a few days and is reliant on soil and weather conditions. A lot of dirt will be dug up during this phase, but do not worry; we will remove most of it during the excavation. If you notice any dirt remaining, it is kept on purpose and will be used for other phases of construction. Also, during this phase, we will bring in bedding material to ensure a smooth level base for your pool

Pool Shell

It is at this phase your dreams of a backyard pool become evident. Your pool will arrive from the factory completely assembled and ready for placement. We hoist the pool from the truck and place it into the hole. Do not be worried if you see us lifting and setting the pool multiple time; we are perfectionist, and there are many variables we are working with to set your pool correctly. Once the Pool is placed, we will begin backfilling around the pool and filling the pool with water.

Plumbing

This phase includes the installation of the plumbing lines for the main drains and skimmers and return lines. All other lines needed for waterfalls, raised spas, cleaning systems, and any other enhancements will also be installed at this time. We design the plumbing specifically for each pool to ensure it has the best circulation and filtration, leaving you with crystal clear water and low maintenance. Hydraulic calculations are performed to make sure that all the equipment and piping are the correct size for water clarity and energy conservation.

Equipment Set, Electric & Gas

It is now time for plumbing to come back into the picture and plumb in all the filtration equipment, including any water feature pumps or other optional equipment you may have chosen. Electrical conduits for your pool equipment power and pool lights will be run, and the breaker box for the pool equipment will be installed, ready for the equipment to be set. Any gas lines to a pool heater or heaters will also be run to the equipment location. Your field superintendent will provide direction on how, where, and when the gas lines should be installed.

Pool Deck

You are now in the home stretch! It is vital to choose a pool deck that reflects the overall theme of your pool project, including design, pattern, and color. The two most popular decking options are concrete or pavers. Concrete decking will be poured, and then the finish applied. Usually, any stone or brick will be completed before the concrete pouring. Pavers have become very popular due to their beautiful aesthetic, longevity, and low maintenance. The timeline for this part of the process will be determined by the number of square feet of decking being laid/poured.

Site Clean Up

Your project is nearing completion! At this point, we will remove all waste and unneeded construction materials from the site. We will also prepare the pool interior to be finished.

Pool Screen Installation

If you have purchased a pool enclosure, it will be installed at this point in the construction process.

Safety Fence and Alarms

After the pool screen is complete, the pool’s safety fence and alarm systems will be put in place. It is required by Colorado law that all new pool construction meet at least one of the following requirements relating to pool safety features: (a) the pool must be isolated from access to a home by an enclosure that meets the pool barrier requirements; (b) the pool must be equipped with an approved safety pool cover; (c) all doors and windows providing direct access from the home to the pool must be equipped with an exit alarm that has a minimum sound pressure rating of 85 dB A at 10 feet; or (d) all doors providing direct access from the home to the pool must be equipped with a self-closing, self-latching device with a release mechanism placed no lower than 54 inches above the floor.

Fire Up and Orientation

The last step of building your new pool is setting up a time for one of our service technicians to come to your home. The tech will check the installation and start all of the equipment, ensuring that your new pool is fully operational. They will also go over all maintenance operations with you, including everything you need to know about routine maintenance, troubleshooting tips, and answer any other questions you have. If you find you have additional questions or need technical support after this appointment, remember we are only a phone call away!