How to Build a Gunite Swimming Pool, Part 2
Once you have planned out your gunite swimming pool you are ready to begin the real work on it. Make sure that you have the form shaped as well as the ground excavated before you begin work on the following steps.
Step 6 – Panels
You are now ready to begin work on your panels. You will need to start in a corner and put up the pool panels going up where the walls will be. Make sure that they are secured into place before you move on to the next panel. These pool panels will be made from galvanized steel, fiberglass, aluminum or plastic. It is important that you make sure that the panels are level before you begin to move on.
Step 7 – Rebar
Once the panels have been put up, you are ready to begin work on the rebar. Some people prefer to have a steelman do this for you but it is something that you can do yourself. You will simply need to get enough rebar to cover the bottom of your pool. Make sure that you get a size that is going to work with the pool that you have. Tie your rebar by making small squares with it. Go over and under with each of the pieces and whenever you are done, you will need to make sure that your rebar is about 2 inches up from the bottom of you pool and also 2 inches from the edges.
Step 8 – Plumbing
Plumbing is something that a lot of people prefer a professional to do. You will find that there is going to be a lot of work that will need to go in with the plumbing of your pool. Drains will need to be installed as well as the pump, filter and the heater. You will especially want to look into getting a professional if you wish to add any additional features such as Jacuzzi jets, waterfalls or auto fills. You will need to purchase the equipment and then call a plumber to come out. You will find that this is something that may cost a little more but you will be able to know that it works.
Step 9 - Electrical System
Your electrical system is something else that you should probably contact a professional for. You will find that doing any electrical work without any experience or knowledge of the subject is something that can end up being very dangerous. There is more than likely not a whole lot of electricity that you will need to have done but it is still a good idea to have a professional do it for you. This is something that you will not have to worry about when the inspector comes out. Lighting for your pool as well as the electrical wires for the pool equipment is going to need to be set up. If you do not have any outdoor lighting, then this is something that you should definitely look into for safety.