Fiberglass Pool Installation

Many people are unaware of the construction process that goes into installing a fiberglass pool. While it may seem like a simple task to dig a hole and drop in a pool, there is actually a lot more involved in the process. In order to ensure that the pool is safe, stable, and long-lasting, it is important to follow a specific set of steps during the construction process.

At Whispering Creek, we take pride in our expertise and attention to detail when it comes to installing fiberglass pools. We believe that our clients deserve the best, and that includes a thorough and professional installation process. The construction process for fiberglass pools involves a series of steps and considerations to ensure that the job is done correctly and to the highest standards. By understanding the construction process, you can have peace of mind knowing that your fiberglass pool has been installed with the utmost care and expertise.

Overview of the Construction Process

The construction process for a pool involves a number of steps, including site preparation, excavation, steel reinforcement, plumbing and electrical work, and concrete pouring and finishing.

Design and Acceptance

The first step in installing a fiberglass pool is to design the pool and surrounding area, taking into account the size and layout of the property, budget, and desired features and amenities. Once the design is finalized and accepted, the next steps can begin.

Excavation and grading

The second step is to layout the dig using a laser and measuring tools to determine correct elevations for top of pool keeping in mind type of hardscape being used and existing and proposed elevations desired. Then the pool location is marked with grading sticks with elevations for proper dig depth. The hole is then excavated and dirt and spoils are then either stored on site for later grading use or hauled off depending on site.

Installing Base

A washed limestone gravel base is then installed and compacted to finished elevation levels for pool.

Delivering the Pool

The next step in the process - getting the pool into place and level.

Pool Placement

Once the hole has been dug and the base installed, the pool then arrives on site and is placed in the hole usually by crane or boom truck to ensure seamless installation. During this time the top of pool is checked with a laser to ensure it is level and any necessary adjustments to the base are made.


The area outside the pool shell is then backfilled with washed limestone gravel to ensure a solid base material that won’t settle or push in the sides of the pool. Water is also installed by water truck and homeowner supply at the same time as gravel backfill to create equal pressure inside and outside.

Plumbing and electrical work

The next step is to install the plumbing and electrical systems for the pool. This includes running all plumbing lines to and from the pool equipment, installing lights and bubblers, main drains and returns.

Concrete Bond Beam

Once the plumbing and electrical work is complete, the next step is to install rebar and forms and pour a concrete foundation around the perimeter of the pool. This provides a stable base for the pool and integrates the pool with the hardscape

Finishing Touches

The finishing touches on a pool construction project can truly make or break the overall look and feel of the space. From hardscaping and landscaping to final grading and clean-up, these elements come together to create a cohesive and polished final product.


The hardscape or pool decking is then installed using pavers, travertine, natural stone or concrete depending on what is desired.

Final Grading

After the concrete has cured and any hardscaping is complete, the next step is to install remaining soil and/or topsoil to grade around pool and hardscape. This helps to create a natural, seamless transition between the pool and the surrounding landscape.

Pool Cover

Once Final Grading has completed, the last element to the pool is the installation of the Pool Cover. This is an element that everyone will need to have whether it is an auto cover (which is installed during the installation process) or a winter cover which is installed in this phase.


If desired, this final step involves adding any landscaping elements around the pool area, such as plants, shrubs, and trees, fire features and lighting. This helps to complete the overall look and feel of the pool area and create a cohesive outdoor space.

Choose Whispering Creek for exceptional customer service and quality craftsmanship throughout the construction process.