When homeowners think about what they need to install a swimming pool, they often overlook the plumbing. While the pipes are hidden underground, they’re just as important as other parts of the pool. The plumbing for your pool needs to be done by a professional plumber.
Planning the Pool Plumbing
The first step in installing plumbing for a swimming pool is to plan out the entire system. This includes not just the pipes that will be used for water circulation but also any drains, faucets, and other fixtures you want to include.
In most cases, a professional plumber will need to meet with you at the site where the pool will be placed to make sure he understands exactly what is needed. If you have already purchased a kit for your pool, your plumber can review the instructions and make certain he understands what is expected.
Marking the Lines
After planning, your plumber will need to mark all of the lines that will be underground. This includes marking where water supply lines and drain lines would be laid as well as marking any gas supply lines or electrical lines that may need to be installed. In addition, marking sewer and septic tank lines as well as power and cable TV lines is also important since these will also be located underground.
Trenching and Running the Pipes
Once all of the lines have been marked, it’s time to dig trenches for each of them. Your plumber can do this using either a backhoe or other equipment but, in some cases, may even do it by hand if necessary. There must be separate plumbing and filtration systems for the pool and for the home plumbing system to fill it. The plumbing for this will also need to be connected to your home’s plumbing system, which means another trench will need to be dug from your house out to the pool area, where it can then connect to all of the other plumbing.
Installing the Plumbing at the Pool
The plumbing at the pool itself needs to be carefully installed so that there are no leaks that can cause damage. This step of the process is usually started while the concrete or vinyl liner is being installed around the perimeter of your pool or spa. The plumbing is connected to filter tanks, which must also be correctly placed so that they can be serviced easily if necessary in future years.
Once all of the plumbing has been installed, it is time to backfill around it. You may be tempted to fill in around your pipes yourself with dirt, but this is not recommended. This can put pressure on pipes that could cause them to crack or break. It’s better to let a professional plumber do this work for you. They know how much soil can safely be placed around pipes without causing damage.
If you want to be assured that the pool plumbing in your home or business will work, rest assured that Sacramento Repipe & Plumbing is the best choice for you. We have been providing the best service to clients at prices that beat the competition. Schedule an appointment today, and we’ll help you out!