Pool Construction

During every step of the pool construction process, your pool is built by The Pool Specialists’ year-round, trained professionals. Our project managers are regularly monitoring the construction to assure the utmost in aesthetics, quality, and durability. We take pride in the custom concrete pools we design and build for our clients. More information about pool construction can be found below.

Phases of Construction

Pool Construction Plans by The Pool Specialists

We start the design process by asking general information about their desired pool such as shape, size, and depth. We then ask which pool and landscaping features they would like implemented into the initial design. We have the capability to create 3-D models of your design before we begin construction. These models allow you to see all the elements of your pool design as they integrate with your existing or future home and backyard. At this stage, you can make revisions and improvements as necessary. Upon approval of your design, we use this layout and create detailed engineering drawings before moving on to the layout process.​

Pool Designed Layout in Backyard by The Pool Specialists

This next stage is the first in the construction of your custom designed pool by the Pool Specialists. We take the dimensions of the pool design & engineering drawings and lay it out onto the proposed site area. This provides an ideal opportunity to see the outlines of the actual size and shape of the pool and allows you to visualize and make any changes to the size and location of the pool before we actually break ground with excavation.

Excavation in Preparation of Pool Construction by The Pool Specialists
Once the layout stage is complete we then proceed to excavate the grass, underlying soil, and rock in order to prepare the site for the pool construction. Access by heavy machinery is important to consider depending on your site’s accessibility.

Board Forming and Laying Steel Prior to Pool Construction by The Pool Specialists
Steel and wood are used to outline the shape and structure of your custom pool. This serves as the framework for a poolscape with high structural integrity. Before we start spraying the shell of your pool, all of the electrical and plumbing need to be placed.

Laying and Preparing to Install Electric and Plumbing by The Pool Specialists
Once we install all the plumbing and electrical components an inspection is called in to obtain approval before moving forward. We always ensure that the plumbing is pressure tested and the electrical meets the necessary city and state codes.

Applying Concrete Gunite to the Steel Rebar to Form the Pool Walls by The Pool Specialists
A team of experienced personnel applies the gunite using high-pressure hoses to create the tough inner shell of your new pool. Your pool design will start to become realized after the gunite concrete is applied and worked onto the forming structure revealing your dream pool’s final size and shape.

Impressive Tile Installed on Geometric Pool by The Pool Specialists
The Pool Specialists offer a wonderful selection of natural stone tiles, slates, ceramics, and mosaics. The pool coping can be crafted from natural stone or an assortment of other materials.

Installation of Masonry and Stone Features of the Pool by The Pool Specialists
Our masons have a tremendous amount of pride in their craft. Our project managers help monitor quality control during the installation process to ensure that the work that is done is flawless and built to last.

Installed Stone Pool Decking by The Pool Specialists
The perimeter area surrounding your pool can be just as important aesthetically as the pool design and color itself. There are a variety of surfaces that are implemented here based on your design from the Sundek material or custom stone. If your design includes add-ons such as outdoor fireplaces, firepits, fountains, outdoor kitchens they will be addressed at this stage.

Applying PebbleSheen Interior Plaster Finish by The Pool Specialists
Our team of trusted plasterers moves in to coat the pool shell with a durable, non-slip surface. It is blown onto the gunite and requires a quick, experienced and hard working crew to smooth the surface to assure a beautiful finish. This finish offers a refined texture and is available in a wide range of colors. The pool is then immediately filled with water following the application.

Rectangular Pool with a Protective Safety Pool Fence by The Pool Specialists
In order to meet building requirements, a fence must be installed around your pool for safety reasons. This is typically the final step in the construction process. Setback requirements may limit your fence location and often vary from municipality to municipality. Our team of designers coordinate and adhere to meet all codes and requirements.

Quite often a first-time pool owner can feel overwhelmed by the initial start-up and maintenance of the pool. We provide every homeowner with the necessary training on how to use the controls of the pool equipment, plus a complimentary manual that explains in great detail how to easily care for your pool. In addition, our service department is available to answer any questions you have regarding the care of your pool and equipment.


Featured Pool Projects

Pool Restoration Form

If you have an existing pool that needs a little love, let us know! We can meet to analyze the possibility of repairing, restoring, or replacing your existing pool. Once we receive your inquiry a member of our team will reach out to you for more information.

Pool & Spa Galleries

The Pool Specialists can provide the pool of your dreams including spas & hot tubs, water features, firepits & fireplaces, retaining walls & stairs, patios & outdoor kitchens. Find inspiration in our galleries showcasing projects found around the St. Louis region: