At Basin, we believe a beautiful design requires detailed construction using quality materials.

There are many different steps in designing, constructing, and building a pool. At Basin, each step is carefully carried out to ensure the highest quality product for you and your family.


Enhancing the overall feel and livability of your home is important to most homeowners. There are several ways to achieve this, and we understand that there are many options to choose from. We have been building gunite swimming pools for over a decade and truly feel that there is no better way to make your home look and feel more inviting than by transforming your backyard into an oasis through creating the swimming pool of your dreams.

At Basin, our client’s satisfaction is what’s most important to us. In an effort to provide the best quality product for our customers, we exceed many industry standards in our building process, ranging from the chemical-free materials that we use to the steps that we take.

Our excavation specifications include vertically excavated walls and flat floors with a steel rebar shell that’s designed and engineered specifically for your soil to withhold the unique load and stress of your pool. This creates safer, more enjoyable swimming pool that exceeds industry norms and regulations.


The Build Phase is the most time-consuming phase, as all aspects of your pool will begin to be built and placed. Below is a layout of our typical build phase, but it’s important to keep in mind that any changes in materials, landscaping, etc. can increase the length of construction.

1. Pre-site Inspection: Our team will need access to your yard to verify measurements, setbacks, and public utility locations.

Once the results of our inspection have been approved, construction will begin.

2. Set-Up: We will set the height of the pool based on the decking material selected and the slope of the deck and backyard. Having your final decking material selected (not including color) prior to this step is crucial.

3. Layout: Based on your drafted construction plan, we will use paint to outline your pool before any work begins. This gives you an opportunity to approve of the shape and position before we excavate.

4. Excavation: We will begin setting up for excavation- our excavation specifications include vertically excavated walls and flat floors, which create a safer, more enjoyable and spacious swimming pool than the industry norm.

  • The first installment of payment is due (40% of total amount + all changes up to this point)

1. Installation of Equipment: Our plumbers, electricians, contractors, and builders will install all of the equipment that is needed for your pool.

  • Plumbing- pipes and drains are installed. You will notice at this point that the pipes are protruding out from the ground- these will be cut back near the end of construction
  • Form- steel rebar is installed in a grid pattern to reinforce the strength of the pool’s concrete shell
  • Electricity- standard electrical features such as LED pool lights, system controls, and timers will be placed
  • Contractors- any fencing needed around your backyard should be installed

2. Shotcrete Shell: The steps and benches are formed, spas take shape, and the pool begins to look like a pool. To add compaction strength to the concrete shell, our special mix of shotcrete tests to 4,000 psi, while industry standards are as low as 3,000 psi. The shell is a minimum thickness of six inches thick, and in coves and all stress areas, it’s a minimum of eight inches thick.

3. Masonry and Rock: We will begin installing boulders, waterfalls, and anything that must be done prior to the deck. It’s also a good time to complete any masonry such as barbecues, fire pits, pillars and equipment walls.

4. Tile: We will install all waterline tiles, step tiles, mosaics, and other tile-based features.

  • 2nd installment of payment is due (40% of total amount + all changes up to this point)

1. Decking: We will build and complete your decking system

  • Concrete based decking will be formed and poured. Concrete based decks are typically quicker than alternative decking methods.
  • Alternative decking methods (i.e. pavers, travertine, and artistic pavers) will take a bit longer, as they require a formed border and compaction. These are more labor-intensive decking systems and will add AT LEAST one week onto the building process.

1. Final Inspection: After cleanup has occurred, we will call into your municipality to schedule the final inspection. All barriers such as fences, gates, springs, self-closing doors, etc. will need to be completed prior to this phase. The municipality will sign off on the project as complete and we will then schedule your interior.

2. Interior Surfaces: After final inspection and municipality sign-off, your interior matrix will be installed. Whether you have chosen plaster or a pebble product you are only days away from swimming.

1. Set-Up: Once your interior has been installed, our Start-Up Crew will do any final tweaks necessary for your pool to begin functioning.

  • Third and installment of payment is due (10% of total amount + all changes up to this point)

2. Orientation: An orientation will be scheduled between you and a Basin employee. During this orientation, you will learn how to care for and operate your pool. You will also be given a pole, basket, brush, and test kit in order to maintain your pool’s health.

3. Landscaping: Any final landscaping will be completed, and your pool will be ready for you to enjoy!


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