Our Equipment

 

 

Pentair Clean & Clear Plus Cartridge Filter

Pentair Master Temp Pool Heater Natural Gas, 400,000 BTU

Pentair - EC-011057 - IntelliFlo VS+SVRS Variable Speed Pool Pump 3HP

Pentair Amerlite 300 Watt 120 Volt Pool Light with 100' Power Cord

Rebar

Grades of D250N or D500N
Accommodate curves & slopes
Our structural engineer specifies what size & type of rebar to use.

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Rebar Use

In pool construction, rebar typically consists of steel bars or rods that are available in various diameters and lengths, depending on the specific design requirements and structural needs of the pool. The most common type of rebar used is deformed rebar, which features ridges or deformations along the surface to enhance the bond between the rebar and the concrete.

The primary purpose of rebar in pool construction is to reinforce the concrete structure, particularly in areas that experience high stress or load, such as the walls, floors, and corners of the pool. By embedding the rebar within the concrete, it acts as a framework or skeleton that adds strength and prevents the concrete from cracking or breaking.

Rebar Installation

During the construction process, rebar is strategically placed in accordance with the pool’s design and engineering specifications. It is usually arranged in a grid pattern or a series of intersecting bars to distribute the load evenly and provide maximum reinforcement. The rebar is securely tied together at intersection points using wire or rebar ties to maintain its position and stability before pouring the concrete.

The concrete is then poured and encases the rebar, forming a composite structure that combines the compressive strength of concrete with the tensile strength of the rebar. This combination of materials creates a robust and durable pool structure capable of withstanding the pressures exerted by the water, soil, and external forces.

Other Uses

Rebar is also used to reinforce other components of the pool, such as the pool deck, steps, and retaining walls, to ensure their stability and structural integrity. It helps to minimize cracking, shifting, and settling, particularly in areas subject to ground movement or seismic activity.

Compliance & Safety

Proper installation and placement of rebar in pool construction are crucial to ensure the structural integrity and longevity of the pool. It is important to adhere to local building codes and regulations regarding rebar spacing, diameter, and installation techniques to ensure compliance and safety.

Plumbing Pipe

2″ 3″ 4″ PVC

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PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Pipe

PVC pipes are widely used in pool plumbing due to their affordability, durability, and resistance to corrosion. They are available in various diameters and are typically white or gray in color. PVC pipes are lightweight, easy to handle, and can be cut and joined using solvent cement. They are commonly used for the main circulation system, connecting the pool pump, filter, heater, and return lines. PVC pipes are also suitable for plumbing the pool’s skimmers, drains, and other water inlets or outlets.

CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride) Pipe

CPVC pipes are a variation of PVC pipes that have been chemically treated to withstand higher temperatures. They are used when the pool requires hot water circulation or when the plumbing system is exposed to elevated temperatures, such as with solar water heating systems. CPVC pipes are typically beige or yellowish in color and are joined using solvent cement similar to PVC pipes.

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) Pipe

ABS pipes are commonly used for pool drain lines and waste plumbing. They are durable, lightweight, and resistant to chemicals, making them suitable for carrying wastewater and other non-pressurized fluids away from the pool. ABS pipes are black in color and are joined using solvent cement or mechanical fittings.

Copper Pipe

Copper pipes are used for specific applications in pool construction, particularly for water supply lines and heating systems. Copper is known for its excellent heat conductivity and resistance to corrosion. Copper pipes can be rigid or flexible, depending on the installation requirements. They are joined using soldering or compression fittings. Copper pipes are often used in conjunction with heat exchangers or solar panels to heat the pool water.

Flexible PVC Pipe

Flexible PVC pipes are a versatile option that can be easily bent and maneuvered in tight spaces. They are commonly used for above-ground plumbing connections, such as attaching pool cleaners, water features, or accessories. Flexible PVC pipes are available in various sizes and are joined using barbed fittings and hose clamps.

Fiberglass

We fiberglass existing pre-fabricated swimming pool or spa inserts

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Pool Shells

Fiberglass is widely used to construct the pool shells or structures. It is molded into a specific shape and size, providing a durable and watertight structure for the pool. Fiberglass pool shells are known for their strength, flexibility, and resistance to cracking or shifting.

Pool Liners

Fiberglass is used to create pool liners that cover the interior surface of the pool. These liners provide a smooth, non-porous finish that is resistant to algae growth, stains, and chemical damage. Fiberglass pool liners are known for their longevity and ease of maintenance.

Steps & Benches

Fiberglass is used to create pre-formed steps and benches within the pool. These features enhance the functionality and aesthetics of the pool, providing convenient seating or access points for swimmers. Fiberglass steps and benches are durable, slip-resistant, and can be customized to match the pool design.

Spa Shells

Fiberglass is commonly employed in the construction of spa shells. The material’s inherent strength and durability make it suitable for withstanding the high temperatures and water pressure associated with spa usage. Fiberglass spa shells offer a smooth and comfortable surface for relaxation.

Composite

Smooth surface that prevents harming skin when feet are placed on the pool shell surface, Resists deep or persistent growth of algae, Low maintenance

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Composition

Composite surfaces are typically made by combining resins, such as polyester or epoxy, with reinforcing fibers like fiberglass or carbon fiber. The resins act as a binding agent, while the fibers provide strength and durability. Additional additives may be included to enhance specific properties, such as UV resistance or color pigmentation.

Durability

Composite surfaces offer excellent strength and durability, making them suitable for pool construction. The combination of resins and reinforcing fibers creates a robust material that can withstand the weight of pool users, weather conditions, and chemical exposure. Composite surfaces are designed to resist cracking, chipping, fading, and other forms of damage.s enches

Versatility

Composite surfaces can be molded and shaped into various forms, allowing for versatile design options in pool construction. They can be custom-made to fit specific pool shapes and sizes or pre-fabricated in standard dimensions. This flexibility enables the creation of unique pool features, including curved edges, intricate patterns, and textured finishes.

Slip Resistance

Composite surfaces can be molded and shaped into various forms, allowing for versatile design options in pool construction. They can be custom-made to fit specific pool shapes and sizes or pre-fabricated in standard dimensions. This flexibility enables the creation of unique pool features, including curved edges, intricate patterns, and textured finishes.

Low Maintenance

Composite surfaces are often chosen for their low maintenance requirements. They are resistant to stains, mold, and mildew, making them easy to clean and maintain. Unlike natural materials like wood or stone, composite surfaces do not require regular sealing or refinishing to maintain their appearance and structural integrity.

Style & Color Options

Composite surfaces come in a wide range of colors, finishes, and styles, allowing pool owners to choose the look that best matches their aesthetic preferences. Whether seeking a natural stone-like appearance, contemporary patterns, or vibrant colors, there are composite surface options available to suit various design themes.

Longevity

Composite surfaces are known for their longevity and ability to withstand the rigors of pool environments. They are resistant to fading, cracking, and warping, providing a durable and long-lasting solution for pool surfaces. With proper installation and maintenance, composite surfaces can offer years of reliable performance.

Expansion Sealer

Foam or sand.

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Foam

Foam expansion sealer is typically a closed-cell polyethylene foam rod available in various diameters and lengths. It is designed to compress and fill gaps, joints, or cracks before applying sealants or caulking materials. The foam rod is flexible and easily conforms to irregular shapes and surfaces, providing a consistent and even seal. It is commonly used in applications such as window and door installations, expansion joints, and pool construction.

Expansion & Contraction

The foam rod has the ability to expand and contract with temperature and structural movements, providing a flexible seal that accommodates these changes and minimizes the risk of cracks or gaps forming in the sealant.

Seal

The foam filler creates a barrier against water, air, and other contaminants, preventing their penetration into the joint or crack. This helps improve energy efficiency, insulation, and overall indoor air quality.

Sound Dampening

Foam expansion sealer also helps reduce noise transmission by filling gaps and isolating vibrations between surfaces, resulting in improved soundproofing and acoustic performance.

Easy Application

Foam backer rods are lightweight, easy to handle, and can be easily cut or shaped to fit the specific joint or gap dimensions. They are typically inserted into the joint before applying the sealant or caulking, simplifying the installation process.

Sand

Sand expansion sealer, also referred to as sand filler, is another option for filling expansion joints or gaps in construction projects. It consists of fine sand particles that are poured or applied into the joint to create a stable and flexible filler.

Advantages of Sand

Stability and Durability: The sand filler provides stability and support to the joint, reducing stress on surrounding structures and minimizing the risk of cracks or joint failure. It can withstand heavy loads, vibrations, and structural movements without losing its effectiveness.

 

Water Permeability: Unlike foam expansion sealers, sand fillers allow for water drainage through the joint. This is particularly useful in applications where water penetration needs to be managed, such as in outdoor areas or where water needs to be directed to drainage systems.

 

Aesthetic Appeal: Sand expansion sealer can blend well with the surrounding surfaces, making it visually appealing and suitable for applications where appearance is important.

 

Shotcrete

We use Shotcrete for:
Swimming Pool Shell
Concrete Slab The Pool Equipment Sits On Swimming Pool Deck, Planter,
Patio Deck

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We spray the walls and floor of our pools with a minimum of 6 inches of shotcrete, which is then hand trimmed by experienced  professionals. The bond beam construction is 12-inches wide by 12-inches deep, as required.

SCH40 PVC for our pools’ hydraulic plumbing system. We determine which diameter of pipe to use by calculating the flow rate required by the pumps, filters, spas and water features specified in the pool’s design. All suction ports entering the pool or spa are installed using APSP and ANSI guidelines for safety, and an automatic fill device is installed on all pools to save time and money. The hydraulic system will be pressure tested after completion. This will save time through construction by preventing any unexpected leaks in the system.

Includes pressure test

What is Shotcrete?

Shotcrete is a versatile construction material that offers strength, durability, and flexibility in a wide range of applications. It is a pneumatically applied concrete mixture that is sprayed at high velocity onto surfaces, creating a dense and cohesive layer. Shotcrete is commonly used in construction projects such as tunnels, swimming pools, retaining walls, slope stabilization, and repair works.

Application

The process of shotcrete application involves a combination of cement, aggregates (such as sand and gravel), water, and sometimes additives like accelerators or plasticizers. These ingredients are mixed to form a fluid or semi-fluid mixture, which is then propelled through a hose using compressed air or a specialized spraying machine. As the mixture is propelled onto the target surface, it adheres and compacts, forming a strong and durable layer.

Advantages

One of the key advantages of shotcrete is its ability to conform to complex shapes and contours. It can be applied vertically, horizontally, or overhead, allowing for flexibility in design and construction. This makes shotcrete particularly suitable for projects that require curved or irregular surfaces, such as tunnels or free-form swimming pools.

Shotcrete offers excellent structural integrity due to its high compressive strength. It forms a solid, monolithic structure that bonds tightly with the substrate, providing superior resistance to cracking, shrinkage, and water penetration. This makes it an ideal choice for projects that require long-term durability and resistance to environmental conditions.

In addition to its strength, shotcrete provides efficient construction and reduced labor costs. Its fast application process allows for rapid project completion, especially when compared to traditional concrete placement methods. Shotcrete eliminates the need for formwork, reducing material waste and simplifying construction logistics. Moreover, the ability to apply shotcrete in a single pass minimizes the need for additional finishing work.

Additives

Shotcrete can be further enhanced with the use of additives. Accelerators can be added to expedite the curing process, reducing the time required for the shotcrete to gain strength. Plasticizers can improve workability, making the mixture easier to handle and apply. These additives provide additional control and versatility in shotcrete applications.

Anti-Entrapment Covers

These covers are designed to prevent body or hair entanglement and reduce the risk of suction entrapment.

Dual Main Drains

Dual drain system helps to distribute the suction force and minimize the risk of entrapment.

Function

Return lines are responsible for returning filtered and treated water from the circulation system back into the pool. Placement and number depend on the size and shape of pool.

Jet Fittings

Return lines are equipped with jet fittings or adjustable nozzles. That allow control of direction and flow of water.

Underwater Pool Lights

are a popular choice for illuminating the pool and creating a captivating visual effect.

LED Lights

LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights have gained popularity due to their energy efficiency, longevity, and versatility.

Coping Advantages:

  1. Safety
  2. Protection
  3. Aesthetics
  4. Comfort

Waterline Tile Advantages:

  1. Visual Appeal
  2. Easy Maintenance
  3. Water Protection
  4. Durability

Skimmer

Surface Debris Removal

One of the primary functions of a pool skimmer is to remove debris from the surface of the pool water.

Contaminant Removal

Skimmers also help to remove other types of contaminants from the pool water.

Pre-Filtration

The skimmer acts as a pre-filtration system by capturing larger debris.

Water Circulation

A pool skimmer plays a crucial role in maintaining proper water circulation.

Materials

Whether you need tile, stone, plaster, or concrete, we have what you need.

Hardscape

Decks, retaining walls, pergolas, planters, and more.

Water Features

Enhance your pool with fountains, jets, waterfalls, and more.

Anti-Entrapment Covers

These covers are designed to prevent body or hair entanglement and reduce the risk of suction entrapment.

Dual Main Drains

Dual drain system helps to distribute the suction force and minimize the risk of entrapment.

Function

Return lines are responsible for returning filtered and treated water from the circulation system back into the pool. Placement and number depend on the size and shape of pool.

Jet Fittings

Return lines are equipped with jet fittings or adjustable nozzles. That allow control of direction and flow of water.

Underwater Pool Lights

are a popular choice for illuminating the pool and creating a captivating visual effect. 

LED Lights

LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights have gained popularity due to their energy efficiency, longevity, and versatility.

Coping Advantages:

  1. Safety
  2. Protection
  3. Aesthetics
  4. Comfort

Waterline Tile Advantages:

  1. Visual Appeal
  2. Easy Maintenance
  3. Water Protection
  4. Durability

Skimmer

Surface Debris Removal

One of the primary functions of a pool skimmer is to remove debris from the surface of the pool water.

Contaminant Removal

Skimmers also help to remove other types of contaminants from the pool water.

Pre-Filtration

The skimmer acts as a pre-filtration system by capturing larger debris.

Water Circulation

A pool skimmer plays a crucial role in maintaining proper water circulation.

Materials

Whether you need tile, stone, plaster, or concrete, we have what you need.

Hardscape

Decks, retaining walls, pergolas, planters, and more.

Water Features

Enhance your pool with fountains, jets, waterfalls, and more.

Contact Us

Request an appointment in person or by phone
call or text  818-792-5020

Contact Us

Request an appointment in person or by phone.

Call or text 818-792-5020

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