Fiberglass pools are becoming more popular backyard pool options available today—especially at Anthony & Sylvan Pools. With hundreds of durable and economical design options to choose from, you can create a backyard haven for you and your family in as little as two weeks.
Learn more about our unique fiberglass pool installation process, and what you can expect from Anthony & Sylvan Pools at every step of the way.
Step 1: Excavation
Whether your dream pool will be made from fiberglass or concrete, the first step is the same: start digging! Your pool installation crew will outline the shape of your new backyard retreat, and begin the excavation process. Depending on the size and depth of your pool, this phase can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
Although this step may seem simple, there are a number of pitfalls that can affect the timeline of the swimming pool installation process. Some common excavation issues include overdigging, or digging too tightly. This is why it is vitally important to choose an experienced pool builder, like Anthony & Sylvan Pools, that is backed by a national brand and lifetime structural warranty.
Step 2: Building the Foundation for Your Pool
Once the excavation phase is complete, the crew will begin filling the hole with a layer of gravel that the fiberglass shell will rest on. This step is typically completed by the second or third day of the swimming pool installation process.
Step 3: Setting and Leveling the Fiberglass Pool
Straightforward as it may sound, setting and leveling the pool is one of the most important parts of the process. In order to ensure that the pool is as level as possible, our pool builders may lift and re-set the shell as needed. Because our pools are built to last a lifetime, we never rush through this phase of the installation.
Step 4: Installing the Plumbing and Filter System
Your fiberglass pool’s filter system is made of up of two major components: the pool pump and the filter. The pool pump is responsible for circulating the water and the filter system will filter out debris and small particles.
Step 5: Backfilling the Fiberglass Pool Shell
After the plumbing system has been installed and thoroughly tested, our pool builders will begin backfilling the space around the shell with gravel and filling the pool itself with water. By performing both of these tasks at the same time, we are able to equalize the pressure and prevent any future problems.
Step 6: Coping and Decking
Once the pool has been filled, both inside and out, it’s time to begin the decking and coping process. You can choose to create your patio from a variety of decking materials, including concrete or pavers.
Coping not only adds a decorative touch to the edge of your pool, but also bridges the gap between the fiberglass pool shell and the decking. Depending on the size of the pool, the patio, and the material used, this part of the process can take anywhere from three to five days to complete.
Step 7: Building the Pool Fence
Before you suit up for the first swim in your new pool, there is just one more step: the pool fence. According to national building codes, every in ground swimming pool—fiberglass or concrete—requires a barrier of at least 48″ in height that completely and securely surrounds the pool.
This portion of the pool installation usually takes a few days, depending on your unique needs and preferences.
Request a Fiberglass Pool Design Consultation Today
Ready to learn how a fiberglass pool can transform your backyard into a tropical retreat in just a few weeks? Contact Anthony & Sylvan Pools to request a free design consultation today!