Swimming Pool Construction

Swimming Pool Construction

The history of swimming pools can be traced back as early as 2500 BC. From the discoveries of Roman Baths, ancient Egyptian relics, as well as Greek relics, we can clearly say that people have always been fascinated by spending time, exercising and relaxing in the cool waters, which are now called swimming pools.

An online dictionary defines a swimming pool as a container filled with water intended for swimming or water-based recreation. They are also known as wading pools, swimming baths or simply, swimming pools. Many homes in warm countries today have private pools in their backyards.

Below are the different stages in building an underground swimming pool.


Swimming pools can be made in almost any shape these days and you can buy tiles of various colors and textures to decorate the walls and the area around the pool. Stairs, islands, water features and lighting are all things to consider when designing your pool.


In most states, you will need to obtain the necessary permits before you can build or construct a swimming pool in your backyard. Make sure to settle everything with authority before you move on to the next step.

Digging a hole

Once you’ve decided that you want a pond in your backyard, you should now be ready to let go of your garden. In fact, the real first step in building a swimming pool is digging a large hole, or maybe just a small hole, depending on the size and depth you want, this is usually done with a mechanical digger and a dump truck to remove the earth.


Once you’ve dug the hole, it’s time to create the base structure and walls that will serve as the pond’s container. Pool walls can be made of steel sheet or polymer coating but generally a good quality constructed pool is made of concrete poured over steel reinforcing bars, which are then overlaid.


You may want to add handrails and ladders for added safety and convenience. You can also add lighting for a more dramatic effect on your pool. A pool cover is optional although it is recommended to keep the warmth and leaves and debris out of the pool during the winter.

Piping & Filtration

Plumbing, filters and heating must be installed by a qualified pool installer who should also advise you on the correct chemical levels to keep your pool clean and safe.

Once everything is ready and filled with water, it’s time to swim! Swimming pools are great fun for the whole family, it encourages fitness and is also a valuable asset and selling point for your property.

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