What to Expect During Your Pool Construction with Spruce Pools

Embarking on a pool construction project is an exciting venture that can transform your garden into a private and personal oasis. The process involves several stages of planning, preparation, build and completion, each critical to ensuring the success of the final result.

At Spruce Pools, we strive to make the construction process as smooth and transparent as possible. Here’s a detailed guide on what to expect during each phase of your pool construction and how to prepare your property for the upcoming changes when you employ Spruce Pools to build your pool.

Phase 1: Design and Planning

Initial Consultation: Everything begins with a consultation where our experts discuss your vision, needs, and budget. During this phase, we’ll help you decide on the pool options that best fits your space and preferences.

Design Approval: Once a design is proposed, you’ll have the opportunity to make adjustments and approve the final plans. This stage might also involve selecting materials and finishes for your pool.

Permissions and Approvals: Generally planning consent is not required to build an outdoor swimming pool but depending on your location and swimming pool plans, you might need planning permissions to proceed with your pool build. Indoor pools nearly always require planning permission Spruce Pools can help with the necessary planning submissions and approvals from local authorities.

Phase 2: Site Preparation

Access and Safety: Preparing your property involves setting up access routes for construction equipment. We ensure minimal disruption to your daily life and take measures to protect your property during construction.

Excavation: The physical transformation begins with excavation. This is where the shape of your pool is first seen, as we dig according to the approved design specifications.

Preparation for unforeseen obstacles: Occasionally, unexpected issues such as finding rock or a high water table can occur. Spruce Pools is equipped to handle these challenges efficiently should they arise.

Phase 3: Construction

Structural Build: All Spruce Pools swimming pools are constructed following the SPATA standards and we only use approved methods and construction materials; the construction of the pool shell is formed using concrete blocks which are then rendered to a smooth finish.

Plumbing and Electrical: Integral systems like plumbing lines, filtration systems, and electrical wiring are installed. This stage is critical for the functionality of your pool, involving meticulous work to ensure everything operates smoothly.

Phase 4: Finishing Touches

Interior Finishing .The Internal pool lining is fitted, this is generally a heavy duty pvc liner that can be textured or embossed to give the look and feel of tiles or stone.  This phase also includes the installation of coping and decking materials that frame the pool and provide a non-slip surface around it.

Landscaping: Final landscaping and aesthetic touches are added to integrate the new pool into your garden beautifully.

Phase 5: Final Review and Handover

System Testing: All systems, including pumps, heating, and filtration, are thoroughly tested to ensure they function correctly.

Final Walkthrough: We conduct a final walkthrough with you to ensure everything meets your expectations and to demonstrate how to operate and maintain your new pool.

Handover: Once everything is approved, and all work is complete, the pool is officially handed over to you, ready for enjoyment. We will return at agreed intervals to continue to assess and check you are happy with everything.

Preparing Your Property

To prepare for pool construction:

  • Clear the area: Remove any debris, furniture, or valuable plants from the vicinity of the construction site.
  • Discuss your plans with your neighbours: Informing your neighbours about the project can help manage expectations and maintain good relations.
  • Plan for access: Ensure that there is clear access for heavy machinery and delivery lorries.


Building a pool is a comprehensive process that requires careful planning and execution. By understanding each stage and preparing accordingly, you can help ensure a smooth experience and a result that you and your family will enjoy for years to come. Spruce Pools will work with you at every stage to ensure things go as smoothly as possible.