When you entrust your pool to Betz, you receive more than expert construction. You get an award-winning team of designers, landscape architects and a construction manager, all working to bring out the beauty in your home and yard. Your Betz team will organize everything―designing, obtaining permits, ordering materials, hiring specialty trades and supervising construction-ensuring that your building experience is worry-free. Once you've entrusted your pool-building project to Betz, here's an overview of what to expect:
Consultation and Needs Assessment
At the outset of your project, you will meet with a Betz representative to survey the jobsite and discuss your needs and budget. The scope of the project can range from a simple pool and deck installation to the creation of complete outdoor recreational environment. It's good to have some pictures of pools that you like on hand to help get the ideas flowing.
Betz's experienced landscape designers understand both the art and technical aspects of introducing a pool into your environment. Following your initial consultation you will be presented with a comprehensive computer-generated pool and landscape design for consideration. Your ideas and opinions are important to us so you'll have lots of opportunity for input before the plan is finalized.
The professionals at Betz are experts in timing and logistics. Once the pool plan has been approved, earth will be broken and the site prepared for pool construction and landscaping. Special care will be taken to protect existing backyard structures and valuable plantings.
Pool Framework and Plumbing
Once the site has been excavated, a steel grid will be installed. This provides structural strength to the pool and serves as the foundation for the Gunite application. Plumbing rough-ins are also installed at this time.
Concrete is sprayed onto the surface of the pool using the patented dry Gunite process. Dry cement and water are mixed at the exact point of application to the pool interior resulting in the most durable, long lasting pool shell money can buy.
Tile and Coping
With the Gunite in place, a row of tile is applied at the water line. Although it appears decorative, the tile actually enhances surface durability. Coping (pool edging) is then installed, forming a tight seal between the pool and deck to prevent water leakage.
All underground plumbing is installed and roughed-in at the equipment location. Notice with a Betz installation how everything is lined up neatly.
With the tile and coping complete, your deck will be installed. Many attractive options are available including patterned concrete, stone, brick, wood and tile.
Highly durable, an Armourcoat plaster finish will be applied over the pool shell to even out the surface and seal out moisture. Both functional and aesthetic, Armorcoat is available in a wide variety of colours.
Landscaping and Fencing
Once the pool has been installed, the Betz team will complete the surrounding landscape. Great care is taken to preserve any existing plant matter while new material is being installed.
With everything in place, your pool is ready for the "start-up". Every Betz customer is provided with a personal "Pool School" tutorial―a foundation for countless hours of happy swimming and relaxation.