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Your Experience

We Make It Easy!

From your initial consultation, to design, construction and project management, MC&R Pools, Inc. is completely committed to making your pool building experience an easy one. Most shotcrete* pools take 1-2 months to build while vinyl pools only 1-2 weeks. You’ll receive a detailed project schedule that will give you a better idea of how long your custom pool should take to complete, and what to expect throughout the building process. An MC&R professional will always be available to make sure you are informed and completely satisfied.

Here’s What You Can Expect

While every custom built pool is different, the design and building process generally remains the same. Here’s what you can expect after you contact MC&R Pools.

1. One of our expert designers will visit you at your home.
We’ll gather information about what you want to accomplish. What do you want the space to look like? How will the pool be used? Then we’ll measure the yard, consider the location for sunlight and usability, and make sure that you understand all of the available options. In this initial consultation, we listen carefully so that we can seamlessly incorporate your dreams and your vision into an elegant and functional backyard oasis.

2. Within 1-2 weeks, your custom design will be completed and ready for review.
Using cad drawings*, you’ll actually be able to see what your new pool will look like in amazing detail. You’ll also be able to discuss and decide on further options, details and features.

3. Once you decide to move forward, we can begin to schedule the building phase of your new pool.
As we help you through the permitting process, our representatives will schedule a “pre-construction meeting” with you so that you know exactly what to expect over the next few weeks. We can do this meeting in your house or our office…wherever is most convenient and comfortable for you.

4. We will begin to engineer your custom pool with meticulous detail.
We will start by calling the proper utility companies for location of underground services, grading and excavating the site. We’ll also perform any necessary demolition during this phase.

5. Your pool’s shape will be structured and reinforced.
After the site has been excavated, we create your pool’s shape by installing rebar*, for shotcrete pools and steel panels, coping* and a concrete footing for vinyl pools.

6. All of your pool’s plumbing and electrical work is installed.
Then your pool goes through the first of its two inspections.

7. Now, it’s time to lay your pool’s surface.
A vinyl pool simply has its liner dropped into place and then it is ready to be filled with water! A shotcrete pool is first sprayed with the concrete-like substance known as shotcrete. Then, once it has cured, or dried, the coping and any ceramic tile is installed. Finally, the pool is plastered with diamond brite* or jewelscaped* and is ready to be filled with water the very next day!

If you have chosen to include features like custom walls, rock features, waterfalls, fountains or laminars*, they will be built or installed during this phase of construction.

8. The deck of your pool will be installed.
It usually takes one week to prepare and pour the deck. Then your pool will go through its final inspection. Any options such as gates, fences or alarms will also be installed here.

Your Pool Is Finished! Now What?

MC&R gives you a personalized owner’s manual that is tailored to your specific pool equipment and finishes. We also walk you through your own onsite tutoring session so you can actually understand what makes the water warm and inviting.

What If I Need Help?

Throughout your pool’s construction, MC&R maintains your pool – and if you desire we can continue maintaining your pool with our professional maintenance crew. Don’t forget to ask about our weekly service schedules.

Now It Is Time To Celebrate!

Call your friends and family and take a holiday in your very own backyard!

* shotcrete – a concrete like mixture that is conveyed through a hose and pneumatically projected at high velocity onto a surface, as a construction technique, including vertical or overhead areas.

* cad drawings – computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design.

* rebar – short for reinforcing bar, also known as reinforcing steel, is a common steel bar used as a tensioning device in reinforced concrete and reinforced masonry structures holding the concrete in compression.

* coping – the edging that is placed around the top edge of the swimming pool. It serves the dual purpose of protecting the pool structure from the surrounds and vice versa, and also protecting the outside parts of the pool from water damage.

* diamond brite – an exceptionally durable swimming pool and spa finish that is a unique blend of colored quartz aggregate and polymer modified cement. It was developed to answer both the consumer and contractor’s demand for a longer lasting and more colorful pool finish that is resistant to traditional plaster problems. Diamond Brite will stand up to the harshest pool environments and can be cleaned by acid washing several times throughout its life span, without sustaining permanent damage.

* jewelscape – a swimming pool finish that combines the beauty of smooth, colorful glass beads with the highest quality pigments and aggregates.

* laminar – a totally clear, jetted arc of moving water that originates from either your pool deck or surrounding landscape. At night, these translucent streams are brilliantly colored with either an LED or fiber optic light source. The result is a resort-like in ground swimming pool water feature that is a sensory masterpiece.