EAST VALLEY SPECIALIST
WEST VALLEY SPECIALIST
Our goal is to provide the utmost professionalism, timeliness, safety and superior services to our customers. We invite you to contact us and experience the quality, integrity, and respect that is carried with our name! The highest standard in swimming pools is “Platinum”… Platinum Pools and Spas.
Platinum Pools and Spas employs trade partners that are true craftsmen. The people we employ, who will construct your pool are experts in only one craft. The excavators, only excavate, the steel-tiers only tie steel, the plumber, only plumbs, tile and deck men, do only that.
Some contractors choose to save money by employing in-house labor to perform a variety of pool construction phases, as jack-of-all-trades. In our opinion, that can lead to sub-standard work. We can better meet the needs and schedules of our clients and manage the pool construction process best by working with many of the trade partners we have relied on for years.
Platinum Pools and Spas also adheres to the strict criteria required for association with several of the most respected organizations locally, regionally and nationally. Through our involvement we are able to continually enhance the products we provide to our customers. As a result of these ongoing relationships, we are on the front line of industry changes and technological innovations and enhancements to the pool equipment and materials we use.
Every pool project is assigned a Project Manager and Construction Coordinator who will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Each of our construction specialists is knowledgeable in every phase of POOL CONSTRUCTION. You can be sure that your Platinum swimming pool or spa will be constructed by highly trained and experienced professionals.
You need the expertise of someone who embraces colors, textures and different materials and equipment to ensure that the completed pool project fits your style, encompasses your home and utilizes the existing natural environment. Everything has to flow.
We know that exceptional communication with our customers is the key to building a quality custom pool. We encourage you to become involved in the project if you wish. We want you to be aware of the exceptional quality that goes into your pool. You will enjoy meeting our staff and trade partners as they show off their remarkable skills in building the perfect pool for you.
When considering a new pool or spa, or if you simply want to remodel your existing pool, consider Platinum Pools and Spas as your first choice.
An experienced project manager will visit your yard in preparation for excavating the pool. He will use a laser level to calculate elevations and check critical measurements. This will ensure that the pool is placed correctly and that proper drainage is accounted for. Next, the shape of your pool will be outlined on the ground with spray paint and forms will be set for the excavator to use when digging the pool. The location of the pool equipment will also be marked.
This is an exciting day for many homeowners because they can see their new pool taking shape for the first time. A dump truck and a tractor will arrive to dig the pool. Believe it or not, we can drive our smallest tractor through a typical four-foot gate! In most cases, we can excavate your pool in just one day.
All of the lines for your pool filtration system, cleaning system, spa and water features will be installed using only the highest quality “Schedule 40” PVC pipe and then we hydrostatically pressure test it to ensure that there are no leaks.
The first inspection is the rough plumbing inspection. This inspection occurs prior to applying gunite/shotcrete to the pool or spa. When construction work is completed and a Construction Certification letter is submitted a final construction inspection will be performed.
Platinum Pools & Spas engineers our pools to guarantee structural integrity and quality. During the steel phase, we will install the ideal skeletal structure for your pool based on load weights generated by the design and depth of your pool. Block spacers and tie wires will hold the steel approximately three inches above the soil to place the steel curtain in the middle of the pool’s concrete shell and maximize the strength of the pool shell.
A 6 to 12 inch deep trench leading from your existing electric panel to the pool equipment area will provide a space to install the proper wiring. A copper ground wire will be used to ground any metal fences, wrought iron, motors, metal window frames or any other metal within five feet of water’s edge. Platinum Pools & Spas takes extra steps to insure your safety.
Permits along with inspections are required as with any construction process, including swimming pools for rough plumbing, final plumbing and electrical inspections, as well as a final inspection when the pool is finished.
In most cases, this is the time for your first city inspection. The inspector will ensure that any applicable local, national or international codes are met. Once the pool passes the inspection, a “green tag” or written authorization to continue construction will be issued.
Platinum Pools & Spas will apply or “shoot” the concrete shell of your swimming pool. We use pneumatically applied shotcrete to ensure the highest tensile strength and longevity. Our truck or “rig” will pump the shotcrete through a large hose, which our expert craftsman will use to apply the material. The thickness of your shotcrete will be determined by our engineered plans and is designed to withstand a lifetime of use.
It’s time to add the fun stuff! If you’ve added a rock waterfall or other water feature, it will be installed at this stage. If you’re adding fire pits, barbecues, masonry benches, bee hives or other “Hardscapes” items to your outdoor living space, these will be installed prior to the deck phase.
At this time also, we will ensure that gas lines, landscape lighting and landscape feed linesor sleeves are finished. Our team can coordinate efforts with your landscaper before the deck is formed and poured.
You’re almost there! In most cases, the deck will be formed and poured before the waterline tile is installed, although in some cases, tile may be installed first. If you’ve invested inPlatinum Deck, we will install the surface after the concrete cures.
During the poold building process, a crew will be on site to make sure to clean up any and all of the construction debris created during the buildng process. THey will also fill in the trenches created during the process of building your new Platinum Pool.
Once the first plumbing inspection for the rough plumbing passes a second inspection is required for the pool or spa. The second inspection occurs after application of gunite/shotcrete to the pool or spa and prior to plaster or tile work being started. Part of this inspection may include a pressure test on plumbing lines so the inspector can see it holds pressure without leaks.
When construction work is completed and a Construction Certification letter has been submitted a final construction inspection will be performed.
The final electrical inspection is to check that all swimming pool electrical equipment is in proper working order. All electrical wiring, boxes and panels associated with the pool require a visual inspection, and the power must be on to test the safety of the circuits. If the inspector verifies the electrician’s work as sound and safe, the homeowner can instruct the electrician to cover and close all electrical connections.
The final electrical involves all electrical equipment, including the pump, heating, and filtration system, inspection of all swimming pool electrical wiring, inspection of all swimming pool electrical panels, inspection of lighting and inspection of control panels pool and spa.
Before we finish the interior surface, a final inspection by the city will take place.
The final city inspection covers the pool walls, coping, anchor sockets, the electrical equipment – and inspection of PVC electrical conduit for the pool lights and the electrical boxes and conduit at the pool equipment pad. This over-all inspection will also check for having the right safety equipment such as the proper type and height of fence with self latching gates.
The day has finally arrived when Platinum Pools’ interior crew begins to apply your interior surface. If you have chosen a plaster product, this takes only a few short hours and then water will begin flowing! If you chose a Pebble surface, we will fill your pool the next day.
After the pool interior is completed, we’ll perform a mechanical startup to get the equipment running and the water flowing. We will also label valves and make the necessary adjustments to ensure the proper operation of your equipment
Start-Up instructions will also cover all pool automation equipment operation and anything other operation devices your pool may include.
While most pool businesses use the term “startup” to refer to testing as an initial water treatment. Your Platinum Pools representative will go over your pool’s operation instructions including what water testing entails and what and why it’s performed. What sanitation chemicals are required and how to keep your pool’s water in balance and healthy. Proper care will result in many years of trouble-free enjoyment.
You are now ready to enjoy your pool and Platinum Pools & Spas has had the pleasure of bringing the Platinum style to another backyard!