Does Rainwater Affect Pool Construction & Installation?
Rain, rain, please go away! Pool construction is notoriously weather-dependent, with extensive rainwater causing issues in the structure and delays in the installation process. While varying degrees of rainstorms are inevitable, it is best to avoid wet seasons (mainly summer) and proceed with pool construction in the off-season to increase the chances of a smooth installation process.
As the No.1 pool construction company in New York and Connecticut, Shoreline Pools outlines how rainwater affects pool construction. More importantly, the Shoreline team provides expert tips on avoiding bothersome weather-related issues during pool installations.
Construction Area Must Stay Dry
When undergoing construction for a new luxury pool, the installation site must stay completely dry. The ground must remain hard enough to handle the weight of the machinery, support the installed plumbing, and hold its excavated form.
Gunite pool structures (custom concrete in-ground pools) require at least 28 days to dry properly, but constant rain can extend the drying period. Meanwhile, above-ground pools rely on strong foundational support to properly maintain their structure. But excessive rainwater may cause the soil beneath the pool structure to shift, sink, or collapse. When this occurs, cracked surfaces and leaky walls will become more evident.
After spending a significant investment in a new pool installation, you don’t want to spend extra funds on repairs. So the easiest way to avoid soggy-ground issues is to halt construction until the installation site dries and the rain dissipates.
How Rainwater Can Cause Structural Damage to Pools
The first step to building your long-lasting dream pool involves getting your hands dirty by digging a solid foundation. If water accumulates in the newly excavated area, the soggy soil may cause the foundational structure of the pool to warp. To avoid excessive water accumulation in the pool area, consider installing rain gutters and an efficient drainage system to reduce the water acquisition in your yard. Not only does this aid contractors during the installation process, but it will increase the lifespan of your pool’s structure.
Professional contractors consistently check weather patterns and recommend a strict schedule to avoid potential issues. While excessive rain may cause costly delays, slight showers usually won’t cause significant construction delays. Professional contractors are accustomed to working in these conditions and will use tarps and effective methods to keep your pool area dry.
How Rainwater Impacts Your Pool’s Water Quality
Rainwater dilutes the meticulously balanced pool chemicals, thereby impacting water quality. Pool chemicals preserve the water by killing harmful bacteria, thereby keeping swimmers safe and clean. During a rainstorm, dirt and debris get swept into the pool, encouraging bacteria from algae blossoms to grow.
When rainwater contaminates pool water, you (or a professional) must test and re-balance the pool water’s chemistry. To avoid the hassle of adjusting your pool’s water chemistry, consider installing an automatic pool cover for efficient cleanup.
Find Efficient Pool Installation & Maintenance with Shoreline Pools
If you want a professional opinion about managing a new pool installation project during the wet season, Shoreline Pools can help! Back by years of experience and unrivaled customer service, our team assesses your needs before delivering a step-by-step construction plan. From re-balancing pool chemicals to designing and installing your dream pool, Shoreline Pools has a customized solution for you!
A beautiful luxury swimming pool is just one phone call away. Dial (203) 357-1544 today for any pool-related inquiries! Our expert pool construction team looks forward to hearing from you.