Sun Drenched Pools focuses on premium quality & craftsmanship. We only sell San Juan Fiberglass pools, a premium fiberglass product with over 61 years in the industry. We offer high quality installations, NEVER skipping vital steps to reduce cost. We pride ourselves on white glove customer service, our customers are TOP priority.
Our installations include steps that the majority of our market skip to reduce cost. Rather than racing our competition to the bottom line price, we offer a long term approach to our installations. We consider all the issues that fiberglass pools may suffer after they are built, and try to minimize problems for the future. A little extra cost upfront for craftsmanship and quality can save you a lot of money and headache in the future.
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We physically mark the area for the project prior to the start of construction. Often we do this during the design process for a visual.
The use of a dig plan aids in preparation of the pool hole. It helps to ensure that the pool will sit at the exact desired elevation needed to complete the project.
We use the aid of stakes, string lines, and a surveyors transit to ensure that we grade the bottom to the exact elevations we need.
After digging the pool hole, we compact the area to prevent settling of the shell once we begin to add the weight of water. We add a minimum of 6 inches of #89 stone rock base to help create a foundation to support the weight of the pool. This stabilizes the soil much like a foundation does when constructing a home..
Ever heard of a pool shell "popping" or issues with the high water table? We expect to hit a normal amount of ground water with each installation. Use of sump pumps or waste pumps helps remove the water from the hole. The rock bottom stabilizes the the hole from shifting when the ground is unstable due to the water.
Fiberglass pools are delivered direct from the San Juan Fiberglass Pool factory in Lakeland, FL. We use the aid of a boom truck or crane to lift them off the truck and into the pool hole!
Prior to delivery, we grade and compact the bottom of the hole using string lines to ensure a uniform, level, and compacted surface. While placing the pool in the hole, we check the elevations with a transit to ensure the pool is level, making adjustments as necessary. After delivery, we may use different methods to hold the level of the pool from shifting once we start to add water and backfill. We also consistently check the elevation with a transit, stakes, and string lines!
Now that we have a pool we can start hooking together the pool plumbing. Prior to adding the equipment, we must first pass a pressure inspection to ensure that there are no leaks in the plumbing!
We only use schedule 40 PVC in a minimum 2" diameter, Jandy valves, and 90 degree sweeps when possible. Pipe size and fittings play a vital role in the circulation of your pool. Poor planning of plumbing size can put unnecessary stress on your equipment.
Water is put into the pool with the use of a garden hose. The water must be added at the same time as the backfill to help equalize the pressure inside and outside of the pool shell so that the pool doesn't bow in or out. We often use the aid of spreader beams to help hold the shape of the shell from flexing, keeping the lines of the pool as straight as possible.
We use 89 stone as a foundation to stabilize the ground and to support the weight of the pool. We also backfill around the pool with the same material for compaction.
NEVER use the same dirt from the hole to backfill your pool. This can eventually lead to settling issues which can damage your pool, deck, or enclosure.
Everyone of our installs is finished with a perimeter concrete footer 1' wide by 1' deep, and includes two pieces of #4 rebar. The perimeter concrete footer "sandwiches" around the flange of the shell and stabilizes the pool to help prevent future settling or shifting.
The deck and custom features are typically the last part of the project! Depending on the options in the project design, customization can extend the installation completion time for the entire project. Typically the pool is already up and circulating!