Inground Pools

Dallas Inground Pool Installation

Bailey Clark

Co-Founder
Bailey is an experienced landscape designer who specializes in unique and upscale outdoor living spaces.

Matt Walker

Co-Founder
Matt is a born builder and his attention to detail on our projects is why our customers consistently leave great reviews.

Pool Installation

An inground pool in your backyard is sure to be a favorite among family and friends. But installing a pool is also one of the best investments you can make into your home; both increasing its value and making it more attractive to potential buyers.

Your pool will become the centerpiece of your backyard paradise -and it’s a major investment- which is why you should work with one of the best pool installation companies in Dallas for your project.

What is the pool installation like?

How long does it take to install a pool?

As a Dallas inground pool contractor, we’ve built our share of pools all across the metroplex and you can be sure that every project will follow this same process.

1. Design rendering

Each inground pool construction project begins with a 3D rendering, so that we’re all on the same page and the pool we deliver is exactly what you expect. To ensure accuracy during this process we also install foam frame boards to establish the layout and determine the elevation in each area of the pool.

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2. Excavating The Pool Area

The process begins with us taking very precise measurements followed by big machines showing up to dig big holes in your yard. After excavation we install helical piles deep into the earth; an extra step that provides ensures integrity and prevent cracking.

3. Preparing The Site

Fixers create a cage of steel rebar to the top of the helical piles that serves as the skeleton of the eventual pool, covering  steps, ledges, and other design elements. With the steel in place, we lay the interior plumbing, electrical, skimmers, and any water features, and protecting them for the duration of the time it takes to fill the frame with gunite.  

4. Shooting Gunite

The next step is pouring gunite across the base of the frame and then “shooting” it onto the walls. A mixture of sand, cement, and water is pumped or ‘shot’ through hose at high pressure onto the steel frame.

5. Curing

The freshly poured pool is allowed to cure to increase durability and prevent any cracks from forming. We install drip lines to keep the pool surface moist throughout the curing process and pay special attention to additions like spas which might dry out too quickly.

6. Decking and Coping

Once the concrete shell has cured completely, the coping around the edge of the pool and the adjacent decking (concrete, tile, wood, etc) is installed prior to the plaster.

7. Plaster

Pool plaster is applied to the outer shell, forming a smooth inner surface which is resistant to water and weather exposure. 

7. Finishing Touches

Finally, the pool is filled with water and the pool equipment is started, along with a several week regimen of chemical treatments to get the conditions of the water suitable for swimming.

The process of installing an inground pool typically requires anywhere from about 60 days for the pool itself, to much longer depending on the decking, upgrades, and other features you choose to add. It also depends on factors beyond our mutual control, like permits and the weather. Typically it takes:

  • A few days to excavate the dirt and clean the pool site.
  • A few more to construct a steel frame and mold.
  • Pouring happens in a day but curing typically takes a few weeks.
  • Water triggers a chemical reaction that causes the concrete to harden (curing).
  • During the week after pouring, the pool typically achieves about 40-70% of its full strength.
  • But it’s not just about hardening but also the mixture achieving maximum durability.
  • The extended curing time ensures a strong and lasting pool construction.
  • And the plaster cannot be applied (and the pool started) until after the decking and other projects are complete and the area thoroughly cleaned.

How much does it cost to install an inground pool?

The cost of an inground pool depends on several factors like breadth, length, and depth, the materials used in construction, and the finishing touches you want, like edging, landscaping, water features for the pool, and so on.

Other considerations include any other features you want to include, like water features, decorative elements, tile, pavers and patio extensions, edging, and landscaping.

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Pool Repair

Pool repairs are a bummer. Your pool is out of commission, your family is bored, and you’re left waiting for weeks to be able to enjoy your backyard again. Plus the pool repairs can also be expensive. We feel your pain. 

As a pool repair company in the Dallas area, we’ve seen many customers go through this experience, and we recognize the disruption it causes. It’s our goal to do our job well and get you back into your pool as quickly, and with as little hassle, as possible.

What kind of inground pool repairs do you provide?

As Dallas inground pool contractors, we’ve built pools across the metroplex of all types and sizes and if you can build it, you can repair it easily enough.

Contact us to have our team of Dallas pool contractors come to your location to diagnose the problem and provide an estimate for pool repair.

Types Of Inground Pool Repairs

Crack Repair

Concrete pools develop cracks over time, especially inground pools in Dallas, Texas. Small cracks can be patched easily, but larger structural cracks might require more extensive pool repair techniques.

Replastering

The plaster coating inside a concrete pool provides a waterproof layer and a smooth surface but the plaster degrades slowly over time. Replastering involves chipping out the old plaster and applying a new coat to ensure the pool remains waterproof and looks great too.

Tile Repair or Replacement

Tiles in concrete pools can crack, become loose, or fall off entirely. Repairing or replacing damaged tiles in a timely fashion, is crucial to maintaining the pool’s integrity and saving the concrete underneath from water damage.

Coping Repair

Coping is the material above the tile line that caps an inground pool shell wall. It can become loose, crack, or deteriorate over time and needs to be repaired or replaced to preserve the structure and appearance of the pool.

Leak Detection and Repair

Concrete pools develop leaks for a variety of reasons, including cracks in the pool body, plumbing problems, or failures in the sealing around fittings. Detecting and repairing leaks early is essential to prevent water loss and damage to your pool and the surrounding area.

Deck Resurfacing

If you have a deck around your concrete pool, it will eventually show signs of wear such as cracking, flaking, or settling. Resurfacing the deck can help prevent accidents and will improve the overall appearance of the pool.

Expansion Joint Replacement

Expansion joints allow for the movement of the pool and deck due to temperature changes or shifting soil without causing damage. Over time, these joints may need to be replaced to continue to accommodate movement and prevent cracking.

Acid Washing

If a concrete pool develops stubborn stains or algae problems, an acid wash may be most effective treatment. First the pool is drained and then an acid solution is used to strip a thin layer of plaster, exposing fresh material.

Chemical Stain Removal

Metals and minerals in pool water can cause discoloration over time. Removing these stains often involves chemical treatments or, in severe cases, may require sanding and replastering.

How long do inground pool repairs take?

The length of time it takes to fix any problems that arise with your inground pool depend entirely on the severity of those issues.

Draining and washing a pool might only take a day or two but resurfacing, or repairing cracks, and more significant repairs may take several weeks.

We work as quickly as possible, of course, but the largest portion of the time it takes to perform pool repairs is the time spent waiting for patches, new concrete, tiles, etc to set and cure.

To find out exactly how long your project will take to complete, contact us for a free assessment of your situation and a no-obligation estimate.

How much does it cost to repair an inground pool?

The cost of repairing an inground pool depends on the nature of the repairs that are required. If the problem is small, like a minor plumbing issue, repairs may be quick and painless. However, a pool is a complicated piece of equipment and significant repairs can be costly and time-consuming. 

Also, any issues that degrade the performance of your pool are almost certainly also doing damage to your pool over time. Repairs that seem costly now can grow to become major expenses even a year or two later.

But your situation is going to be different from everyone else. We’ll need to actually visit your location and assess the situation ourselves before we can provide you the cost to repair your inground pool.

Pool Remodeling

Old and tired looking pools just don’t make us feel the same way they did when they were brand new and visually-appealing.

Plus, wear on your pool isn’t just a matter of aesthetics. The more tired a pool looks to the eye, the more it is under assault by the elements, invisibly to the eyes.

Sprucing up your pool’s appearance will make you enjoy it more, absolutely. But what’s potentially more important to consider is that remodeling your pool also extends the lifetime of your pool by decades.

What is a typical pool remodeling like?

As a Dallas inground pool contractor, we’ve built, repaired, and remodeled pools all over the metroplex and we can give you an idea of what to expect, depending on your situation.

1. Design rendering

Every inground pool remodeling project starts with a 3D rendering; to create a model of your pool and the surrounding area with deck / patio / etc. along with any new features or landscaping you want to add.

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2. Preparation

We prepare your pool and the surrounding area carefully, ensuring all the permits and safety measures are in place and your design is followed exactly.

3. Construction

Our skilled team of Dallas pool remodeling contractors executes the design, from resurfacing and tiling to upgrading systems and adding features like spas or waterfalls.

5. Finishing Touches

We install stylish finishes from installing tile to upgrading edging and landscaping and perform detailed checks to ensure everything is perfect.

How long does it take to remodel a pool?

The process of remodeling an inground pool typically requires a few weeks but it can depend on many factors, like the features you want to add, as well as the weather and other factors beyond our mutual control. Typically it takes:

  • A few days to prepare the site.
  • If we’re resurfacing, that takes a few weeks (allowing for time to cure).
  • If you want to upgrade your deck or patio that can take a couple weeks as well.
  • A few days to add pool features after resurfacing is complete.
  • Landscaping takes a few days to a week and has to wait for the build crew to leave the site.

All in all, it’s best to anticipate a few weeks of waiting on your pool remodeling project to complete, to allow us to ensure that you receive the best quality work possible.

How much does it cost to remodel an inground pool?

Remodeling a pool is somewhere between a minor upgrade and constructing a new pool. It’s a significant project that will take a few weeks and probably involves a variety of specialized services like plumbing and electricity, concrete masonry, laying tile, and other skilled labor.

The cost of remodeling a pool will depend on the improvements you intend to make and the materials you choose.

To assess your costs and a budget, click the button below to schedule a time for one of our experts to assess your pool in-person and provide a quote.

Pool Upgrades

An inground pool is top-tier backyard luxury and entertainment but we can help you maximize the potential of your space and take its visual appeal and the feeling of luxury and comfort that it evokes to another level.

Enhance your pool, and the surrounding area, with incredible features like water fountains and jets, ledges, lighting -or even a hot tub. And every new element adds both visual appeal and value to your home.

What are the most popular upgrades for an inground pool?

Tanning Ledges or Baja Shelves

These shallow areas are perfect for lounging and staying cool while you work on your tan. This feature is especially popular for families with small children.

Spas or Hot Tubs

It’s hard to beat a spa or hot tub as an upgrade to your pool and this is a favorite among people who value the relaxation and therapeutic benefits.

Waterfalls and Water Features

From simple cascades to elaborate waterfalls, these features add visual appeal and the soothing, tranquil sounds of water to insulate your backyard paradise.

LED Lighting

Color-changing LED lights not only increase your safety while swimming at night but also add ambiance and make evening swims more enjoyable.

Fire Features

Fire pits or fire bowls around the pool area create a striking visual effect and provide warmth on cooler nights, perfect for extending poolside activities.

Automated Pool Covers

These are practical for safety, cleanliness, and heat retention, helping to reduce maintenance and heating costs.

Swim-Up Bars

Perfect for backyard parties, swim-up bars bring a resort-like feel to your backyard.

Deck Jets and Fountains

These are not only visually appealing and add noise-canceling sounds, but also add a playful element to the pool.

Infinity Edges

Also known as vanishing edges, these provide a modern look and make the pool blend seamlessly with the landscape, for those rare backyards in the Dallas area with a great view.

How much do pool water features and other upgrades cost?

Each upgrade has its own costs and considerations, from the plumbing required for water fountains and jets to the grading and edging needed for beautiful lanscaping.

Your project is unique because your outdoor living space is unique to your home. Contact us today to estimate the costs of your project and create a design that fits your budget.

Testimonials

“Couldn’t be happier with the job Clark Outdoor Designs did for us! Our pool was updated… resurfaced and re-tiled and it looks amazing. They also added a pergola which is perfect. They worked with us patiently on our vision and helped us make design decisions. Their craftsmanship and attention to detail was exceptional. Customer service and promptness was top-notch.”

“We called Clark Outdoor Designs and Bailey came out to give us an estimate. Did some research and looked at some of his teams work and knew they were going to be the ones for the job. Two days and they were done. Such attention to detail and the finished product is amazing. Only wish I would have chosen them for the fence as well.”

“We had a good experience with Clark Outdoor Designs. They provided computer images of what the final result would look like – we have worked with several larger contractors and no one has ever provided renderings like that so it made a difference in our choice. He was patient in answering our questions and re-working the estimate until we landed on exactly what we wanted.”

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