Swimming Pool Construction Process

Wondering how to build a concrete pool? Let the experts show you how!

Building on over 17 years of concrete pool construction experience, the team at Cascade Pools is well-versed on the art of creating an oasis in your backyard.

Using only the best quality materials and highly skilled tradesmen, we ensure that your experience of a pool construction process with us is nothing but a smooth sailing one! You’ll be sure to enjoy our excellent workmanship and keen attention to detail.

If you’re thinking of building a concrete pool, see below for a detailed explanation of the construction process.

Concrete swimming pool construction period

Generally the construction period will take anywhere between 5 to 8 weeks depending on weather. Council approvals without any Development Applications take approximately 2 weeks.

Stages of concrete pool construction process



Upon signing of the contract and payment of deposit, your pool plans are submitted to our engineer and private certifier to obtain building approval from your local council.

Stage 1: Excavation
Stage 1 commences with the marking out of the pool position. Our experienced excavator operators will then dig the exact shape and depth required. Each bar of reinforced steel is then individually placed to the engineer’s and council’s stringent specifications, along with any internal plumbing necessary before the spraying of the shell.


Stage 2: Completion of structural shell
The second stage is the concreting of the pool shell. The shell will be sprayed and shaped to the required contours of your pool.


Stage 3: Completion of Coping/Tiling
Stage 3 is the laying of coping tiles and if chosen, also the waterline tiles. Any feature walls unable to be done during stage 2 will also be built and tiled/rendered now.


Stage 4: Installation of Filtration equipment
Stage 4 is the running of all external plumbing and installation of the filtration equipment.
If the pool is being constructed on a new building site, the filtration will be installed just prior to handover of the site to the clients from their builder.


Stage 5: Internal Lining and Initial Chemical Treatment
The chosen interior, such as pebble or glass bead is now completed and the pool is filled within 48 hours. As per current council safety regulations, the pool fence must be certified prior to the filling of the pool.

Once the pool is full of water it will be commissioned. Chemicals are added and all equipment and features will be checked.


Stage 6: Practical Completion and Handover
Handover of the pool. A Customer Handover & Maintenance Booklet will be supplied and we will go through a comprehensive Handover Checklist.

Full instructions are given on all installed equipment and the regular maintenance required to keep your pool looking its best.

For more information on Cascade Pools’ concrete swimming pool construction process, contact us on (07) 3800 4762 today!

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  • I had Cascade pools installed our pool over 7years ago, it is well built and had only the pumps fail which is a manufacturer issue, not distributor. Jason and the team have been very responsive with help to get the pool up and running again in no time. He is always on hand to offer advice and help where needed. Today my skimmer box had an issue and Jason had another one available at a very reasonable price. I would recommend cascade pools for price, service and quality.

    A. Clarke
  • Earlier in the year Cascade Pools built our beautiful in-ground pool! And she really is a beauty. I am someone who is very risk adverse and likes to have control in any given situation. Just the thought of building a pool caused me considerable stress! We researched for months and spoke to countless pool companies and received many quotes. We finally decided to contract Cascade Pools and all our research really paid off. Why we ultimately choose Cascade comes down to a number of points. Firstly, they are a very honest and professional company. They did not have the cheapest quote but they didn't hide the *real* costs of building a pool either like some of the other companies did. They didn't use high pressure sales techniques, respected the budget we had in mind and offered expert advice when we needed it. The communication was timely and after pool build care was excellent. We never maintained a pool before our pool now and they answered all our questions in the weeks/months following the completion. They even offered to come back to our place if we needed the help. I honestly can't recommend them enough! All the scary stories we read online about pool builds gone wrong and our experience couldn't have been better! We are absolutely loving our pool. And for the record, what they built for us was an 8x4m solar heated, formal pool with cathedral entrance, shallow end to a depth of 2m at deep end, with a retaining wall with water feature.

    Cristina, Darra
  • I employed Cascade Pools earlier this year to help me with a tricky situation of demolishing an aged/ugly pool and renovate to a modern crisp version. Jason helped me with a modern design whilst reclaiming valuable backyard space for the dogs and kids! Clever and gorgeous!
    Everyone I have dealt with from Cascade Pools has been so customer focused and professional. This includes the administration staff, sales, all trades including concreting, tiling, plumbing, fencing, compliance and electrical. Nothing is too hard for this company and everyone has lovely manners and follow through.
    Although normally a new pool is a challenge for a construction site this was the easiest and surest part of my renovation. I knew every step along the way what was happening next and when.
    I cannot recommend Cascade Pools any higher! Definitely choose them!
    Thank you for everything.

    Mary, Hendra
2015 SPASA Australia Gold Award
2014 SPASA Australia Silver Award
SPASA Queensland Award of Excellence 2013 – Traditional pool
SPASA Queensland Award of Excellence 2013 – Natural pool
SPASA Queensland Award of Excellence 2013 – Indoor pool

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