The Pool Building Process
Building confidence & quality

Bringing your pool to life

Once your pool design is complete, you'll want to see your new pool in your backyard as soon as possible! But with any investment as important as your new pool, Paddock will take you through the building process to ensure a smooth process to bring your new pool to life.

1. pool Permitting

The first step is obtaining a pool permit to begin construction. Permits are governed and issued by the jurisdiction in which you live. We'll secure an official permit for you.

2. pool Layout & Excavation

The shape and position of your pool will be "layed out" by our Layout Technician using spray paint. Once approved, the outline will serve as a guide for our excavators to dig and you'll see your pool begin to take shape.

3. Plumbing & Steel

We'll use high grade schedule 40 PVC piping to plumb your motor, pump, cleaning system and water features. Your new pool will get a skeleton of steel that is contoured to the shape of your pool in a ridged grid.

4. Electrical

A licensed, professional electrical contractor will carefully make all of the electrical connections in your pool using National Electrical Code approved conduit, wire and bonding.

5. Shotcrete

Shotcrete is a mixture of sand, rock, cement, water and fibermix additive for extra strength. This advanced formula is shot from a hose onto the steel grid by an experienced shotcrete crew to provide a tough, durable pool shell.


If you included a rock waterfall or accent boulders in your pool design, this is the phase in which they will be added. A minimum of 2-foot wide decking is formed around the perimeter of your pool.

7. waterline Tile

You can select from dozens of glazed ceramic tiles or popular stone-look tiles to be hand-laid and carefully grouted around the waterline of your pool. Or add decorative mosaic tiles to be placed on your pool's steps or love seat for added beauty.

8. Interior pool Surfacing

Once your pool passes your city's building inspection, an experienced surfacing crew will apply the pool interior of your choice. Our surfacing crews use extra care to create a seamless interior finish where steps and walls meet the pool floor.

9. pool Start Up

Our start up technician will apply a protective UV coating on all exposed plumbing, finish the installation of your pool's cleaning system and label all your pool's equipment. After balancing the pool's water chemistry, he will start up your new pool and assure everything is running properly.

10. Orientation & Jump In!

Lastly, our orientation specialist will visit your home and meet with you one-on-one to familiarize you with the operation of your new pool. You can also attend Paddock's free Pool School, held at our Outdoor Living Super Stores. Now jump in and enjoy!

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