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A guide to concrete swimming pools

With many years of experience in the construction industry, we’ve developed a stringent process and quality controls that we implement across all of our jobs, and our concrete swimming pools are no different.

Our Canny Pools team are continuously improving our systems, materials and construction methodologies to deliver you the best designed luxury pool. To give you a better understanding of what goes into the construction of one of our premium concrete swimming pools, we’ve put together a simplified version of the stages of construction.

Construction Stages

  1. Set out where the pool will go on your block
  2. Excavation of the soil which usually requires a 5-8 tone excavator with bobcat and truck to remove the around 70 cubic meters of soil (for a standard 8x4m pool)
  3. Pre-plumbing is completed for the in floor cleaning including 75mm of screenings over the top of the pipes
  4. Reinforcement of the shell with steel fixing, using 400 grade deformed reinforcing bar
  5. Pre-plumbing of the steel cage with the return and suction lines which includes the skimmer box, water leveler and lights
  6. Concrete is sprayed and trimmed using a concrete mix referred to as Shotcrete which is high MPa (measure of metric strength) or cement content with a small amount of aggregate (stones), sand and fly ash
  7. The pipework is completed and the filtration equipment is installed
  8. The concrete needs to cure for 28 days, then it is either fully tiled or finished in a quartz render and the coping (surrounding tile or concrete that caps the shell) is laid
  9. Fittings are put in the pipes in the pool
  10. Ready to fill once the pool fencing has been installed and inspected for compliance
  11. Once full, the water is balanced with chemicals and the equipment is started

Contact us if you are interested having a Canny Pools built for your new Canny Home?


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