Our Process Building Dream Backyards Since 1968

Our Five-Star Pool Construction Process

At Nelson Pools, we have over 50 years of experience constructing pools for properties in Splendora and the surrounding areas. We pair that expertise with an unflappable commitment to our customers to deliver results that truly wow. 

In order to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident throughout every stage of your project, we are sharing our step-by-step construction process. Keep in mind that we customize every job to your specific needs, and before construction begins, you will work with our expert design consultant to create a plan that matches your unique style and budget.

A Process that Is Second to None

Our process includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Layout approval: Before any excavation can begin, our team works with your utility companies to clarify where the utility lines are located on your property. Next, we carefully paint and stake where your pool will be located—asking you for final approval.
  2. Excavation: Construction begins! Our experienced crew will use a loader to remove dirt and debris from the pool area. At the same time, we are placing form boards around the approved layout and hand-shaping and -contouring the interior. Typically, the excavation takes a full day.
  3. Plumbing and steel reinforcement: This step is essential to the longevity and function of your pool. We set your pool equipment and plumbing and test these systems to ensure the integrity of the lines under pressure before moving on. Next, the steel crew will install the reinforcing steel rods—creating what looks like a steel cage specifically constructed to the contours of your pool. This steel is used to strengthen your pool for ultimate safety and durability.
  4. Gunite installation: Gunite is a type of specialty concrete product used for its incredible resilience. Our team shoots the gunite into place, taking extra precautions to minimize airborne debris. Post-installation, we ask for your help in the curing process. This doesn’t take long, but 2-3 times a day for 10 days, you will need to apply water to the structure to make certain the outer surface is cured at a rate that matches the center.
  5. Electrical installation: Lights, smart technology, and pool equipment that depend on your electrical system are installed with the highest degree of safety and care. We work exclusively with Master Electricians who abide by local guidelines and requirements to ensure everything is up to code.
  6. Tile/Coping installation: After you have selected the style and color of your tile and coping, we will expertly install them to your exact specifications. This is also the time we install any rock water falls or decorative features if you are including them in your design.
  7. Decking installation: While the pool is the main event, it is important not to neglect the areas immediately around it. From brushed concrete to a lush tropical landscape, our team takes the time to create an oasis around your pool that ensures you will love your space for years to come.
  8. Interior finishing: Our contractors will apply the interior finish you selected during the design process and then immediately begin filling your pool. It is important to allow the pool to completely fill before entering. Once filled, we turn on the circulation equipment, and walk you through best practices for operating your pool equipment for maximum benefit. 
  9. Finally, we thoroughly clean up our workspace and leave you to enjoy your brand-new pool!

Are you ready to create the pool of your dreams? Call us at (832) 246-7028 or fill out our online form today!

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Why Choose Nelson Pools?

  • A Quick Building Process
    With decades of experience, we are capable of bringing your dream pool to life quickly. Trust our team to build out your dream space.
  • We Will Listen To You
    We know that your pool is an exciting addition to your home so we are committed to working with you to create your dream pool.
  • Family Owned Since 1968

    We have been a family-owned business for more than 50 years designing, building, & remodeling dream pools. We're bringing 50+ years of experience to every job. 

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  • A Caring Team

    "We love our pool and have been using the spa regularly this winter. You can't go wrong choosing Shawn Nelson and Nelson pools."

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    "Travis then built the pool and made sure it was our own backyard paradise. Couldn’t be happier."

    - Christopher J.
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    "There hasn’t been a day that we didn’t want to go swimming, we had a long process of weeding out other pool companies, once we did the paperwork they were quick to start and finished in two months with all the rain delays it was longer than we "

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