Swimming pool design – Top view layout of back yard including swimming pool drawn to scale. Some contractors use computer software that creates 3-D view or perspectives.
Swimming pool engineering – Structural design and calculations of swimming pool as per plan. Most cities or counties require an original signature by a certified engineer on each page of engineering and calculations. Most swimming pool contractors hire an outside engineer for this work.
Swimming pool equipment – Generally considered the pump(s), filter and heater (if ordered). Swimming pool equipment is generally located between 20 feet and 50 feet from the swimming pool of spa. It usually occupies a 3 ft. by 7 ft. rectangle and is about 4 ft. tall. There may be a set back from property lines or openable windows of the house.
Swimming pool lighting – Standard swimming pool lights are 500 watt incandescent. Upgrade lights are LED and can be in colors.
Swimming pool plumbing – The placement of PVC (schedule 40 and 80 plastic) piping associated with the swimming pool, spa, and water feature circulation elements. There are many styles of plumbing for swimming pools, etc. and therefore very few building codes associated with swimming pool or spa plumbing. So there are virtually no inspections by cities or county required. Be careful and ask questions to guarantee the best and proper installation of plumbing.
Swimming pool start up – The start-up phase of swimming pool or spa construction is the time when all pumps, filters, heaters and other mechanical apparatus requiring water in the swimming pool are turned on for the first time.