In-Ground Pool Installation
Paradise Pools is now in their 40th year of building swimming pools! Our level of experience is the kind you can only get from building well over 1,000 pools over the last four decades. Our experts will help you design the best pool for your yard or property. If your future pool site is located on a hill, on hard-to-dig terrain, or is simply located in a small area where space is at a premium, our crew will safely turn it into the paradise you deserve!
There are several things that go into building a safe, attractive and lasting swimming pool. At Paradise Pools, we make every effort to educate our customers at each and every step along the way. We believe this leads you into making the best decisions for your backyard oasis. We do as much of the work ourselves as we can. However, from time to time, sub-contractors are needed. We use only the best and most experienced subs that we have thoroughly vetted and worked with before.
Types of Swimming Pools
If you are planning to build an in-ground swimming pool, the type of pool is one of the first things you will have to consider. Most pool contractors will install one of three swimming pool types: Concrete, Vinyl Liner, or Fiberglass.
This method of building a pool is one of the most common, therefore making it a good value. It also proves to be a rather fast installation, furthering its value. You can choose from dozens of vinyl pool liner patterns.
A Concrete/Gunite pool will cost you more than a vinyl liner pool. However, it is more durable and you won't have to get a new liner every so many years.
Fiberglass pools have a fairly quick installation process. They are also know as being long lasting and have a rather low level maintenance needed. They can be limited in size and shapes.
Vinyl Liner Pools
Vinyl liner swimming pools are commonly considered the most affordable type of in-ground pool today. In recent years, the number of vinyl liner pool installations has grown, along with the number of vinyl liner patterns available.
Once excavation is complete, an in-ground vinyl liner pool is constructed by joining prefabricated support walls made of a strong polymer steel. Once the wall panels have been installed, the bottom is lined with either sand or pool-crete. Pool-crete is a common pool base consisting of portland cement and vermiculite. The vermiculite is porous, allowing moisture to pass through, which guards against cracking.
Next, a one-piece flexible vinyl pool liner is installed. Heavy vinyl is used, usually either 20 mil or 27 mil. You should never use a liner thinner than 20 mil! Paradise Pools uses only the highest quality pool liners, and they're made locally, in Suwanee, GA.
Concrete swimming pools are also referred to as shotcrete or gunite pools. Concrete pools are durable, can be shaped into virtually any size or shape, and allow for different types of finishes such as painted plaster, tile, stone, Pebble Tec, etc.
Once the ground excavation is complete, concrete / gunite pools are built by lining the sides and bottom of the hole with steel rods (rebar). Your pool builder will then pump concrete via a hose and "shoot" it from a special spray gun onto the rebar, forming the pool's shell. This is where the term shotcrete comes from. Shotcrete is already mixed with water, as in the big ole cement trucks that you see on construction sites. Gunite is a "dry" process where the water is added to the mix at the nozzle when it is sprayed.
Concrete / gunite swimming pools can be the most expensive, but they are durable and are the most flexible from a creative standpoint. Let us help you create the perfect aesthetic by finding that perfect combination of pool shape, pool surface, coping and decking.
Instead of "building" a swimming pool in your backyard, you can opt to have a one-piece prefabricated shell delivered to your house on a large flatbed truck. This cuts out a large chunk of time that would be spent building a metal or concrete shell. Even pool steps and benches are usually part of the fiberglass shell.
Once the ground excavation is complete, the fiberglass pool shell is lowered into position using a crane. If you choose the fiberglass swimming pool option, please be sure your building site is accessible, and has enough space for the delivery truck and crane.
Depending on the type of building site you have, installing a fiberglass pool may be the most economical type of in-ground swimming pool installation out there. It certainly can be the fastest kind to install. Although design options are somewhat limited with fiberglass pools, manufacturers now have a large assortment of shapes and sizes.
Paradise Pool Services Coverage Area
Paradise Pool Services covers most of Northeast Metro Atlanta and Northeast Georgia. Below is a Google custom map, showing our primary coverage area, and some of the cities we work in. Click or touch each pin to see which pool services we offer in each area, and to view photos of some recent projects as well. This is our primary service area. However we've been known to travel outside of it. So, If you have any questions about whether or not we cover your area, please give us a call or contact us through our contact form.
Most of our swimming pool repair services are done inside the area seen on the map, which is Northeast Metro Atlanta and Northeast Georgia. However, we can travel to other Atlanta and North GA areas, depending on the situation. So please don't hesitate to call, email, or fill out contact form if you have any questions.
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