Cipriano Landscape Design team includes a Certified Building Professional with the Association of Pool
and Spa Professionals and a Certified Landscape Architect licensed by the state of New Jersey. We offer
expert pool construction services to function conveniently alongside our experienced landscape architecture
department. From the very start of the design process through the finishing touches on a luxury pool’s
glass tile mosaic design, our design and build company has the ability to complete entire landscape and
pool projects in seamless fashion. Alongside landscape architecture services, experienced construction
services offer consistency from design through construction; every detail of the design will be maintained
as the pool transitions from plans on paper to finished with plaster. Combined with all of Cipriano’s design
and construction services, beautiful, well-constructed pools can sit amidst lush landscapes, full outdoor
kitchens, and stylish patio areas.
There are many practical benefits of choosing a single company to design and build a swimming pool.
Pool design and pool construction rely heavily upon one another to produce beautiful outdoor living spaces
that feature safety, durability, cost-effectiveness, and style. Quality pool and landscape design helps to
avoid unforeseen costs through detail and proper planning. An experienced pool builder helps to ensure
a safe pool environment for friends and family. Quality construction will also provide a swimming pool
structure that stands the test of time and saves tremendous amounts of money in potential repairs. Without
an experienced pool builder, the best pool designs and most luxurious pool renovations may never reach
their full potential. An expert pool company affords you with a safe, durable structure that provides the best
return on any pool design investment.
NJ Pool Builder Guide
New Pool Construction
We have compiled a general outline of the construction process to give you an idea as to what you can
expect during construction of your new pool. Of course, each project is unique and may require additional
or varied steps depending on the individual specifications of your pool. We will be continually inspecting
the progress of your pool throughout its construction to assure the utmost quality. We will also manage all
municipal/ building inspections for your pool construction project. Here are some of the steps we take to
bring your most imaginative pool and landscaping ideas to life.
Phase 1 of Pool Construction: Utility Location and Layout
Before we begin pool construction, a request is placed for any and all utility companies
to clearly mark lines that are located on your property. The pool will also be marked with
paint and wood stakes in accordance with the plan of your custom pool design. If you
approve of the marked layout of your pool we are ready for excavation.
Phase 2 of Pool Construction: Excavation
Excavation is the true start of the heavy pool construction. The excavation crew will
remove the dirt in the pool area, in most cases using track loader equipment. The excess
dirt is loaded into dump trucks. At the same time the excavation is taking place, crew
members are installing form boards that mimic the approved layout, and the interior of
your pool is hand shaped and contoured. The excavation portion of pool construction
generally takes 1 day.
Phase 3 of Pool Construction: Plumbing and Steel Construction
The plumbing and steel crews are the next phase of pool construction. The pool
equipment will be set and plumbing installed in your pool. Prior to completing their
task, the plumbers will place all plumbing under pressure to assure integrity of the lines.
Throughout the pool construction process, the pressure on the pool plumbing lines will
be carefully monitored. Next the steel crew will install the reinforcing steel rods for the
pool frame. You will see what appears to be a steel cage that is created for the specific
contour of your pool. The steel is securely wired together and is placed in intervals that
will provide strength within the structure of the gunite.
Phase 4 of Pool Construction: Gunite
Gunite is a specialty concrete product that is pneumatically installed. The gunite is
actually applied or "shot" at a minimum compressive strength of 4000 psi at 28 days. The
construction crew, prior to shooting the gunite, will take measures to protect your home
and surrounding areas from any airborne debris. Depending on the time of year you may
be required to water your pool structure 2 to 3 times daily for the next 3 days. This allows
the outer surface areas of the gunite to cure at a rate more consistent with the inner part or
Phase 5 of Pool Construction: Electrical
It is now time for the Electrical company to provide the needed connections for the
lighting and pool equipment and your electrical service. All electrical work is provided
by a NJ Licensed Electrician, following not only manufacturer’s construction guidelines,
but City, State, and National Electrical Code requirements.
Phase 6 of Pool Construction: Tile/Coping
Once the tile is selected, the tile is placed in the interior of your pool at the waterline.
We will also need you to choose the type of material and color of coping for your pool.
The coping is installed on the top or "beam" of you structure. We have a wide variety of
tiles and coping options for you to choose from that will grace your pool with your own
unique style. Your selections will be installed at this time of the construction process. If
you have a natural rock waterfall or decorative water feature, they will also be created
during this construction phase as well.
Phase 7 of Pool Construction: Decking
You have many options available to you on what you want to do with the area directly
surrounding your new pool. Choose from basic concrete pavers to decorative stamped
concrete, clay bricks or custom natural stone. Natural stone is our specialty; with
over 100,000 square feet of natural stone decking installed, you're getting the most
experienced masons in the landscaping and pool construction industry for your project.
Phase 8 of Pool Construction: Interior Finish
The application of the interior finish of your pool is the final step of pool construction.
During this process, the crew will apply the type of interior finish that you chose earlier
in the design or selection stage of pool construction. When the crew has completed this
application, immediately after exiting your pool, they will start filling the pool with
water. The interior finish cures under water so, to avoid unwanted imprints or possible
damage to the finish, it is very important to allow the pool to fill completely (to the
middle of the tile) before turning off the water. Once your pool has filled, we will start up
the circulation equipment, and provide in-person instruction on the operation of your new
pool and pool equipment.
Feel confident knowing your pool construction will be handled by APSP Certified Building Professionals!
The CBP Certified Building Professional® credential is awarded by the Association of Pool and Spa
Professionals to swimming pool builders who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge in swimming
pool and spa construction by successfully passing a rigorous standardized written examination and meeting
ongoing continuing education requirements. Cipriano Landscape Design is one of only four swimming pool
designer / builders in Bergen County New Jersey to have earned the CBP certification.
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world's largest international trade association
representing the swimming pool, spa and hot tub industry. APSP's mission is to promote consumer safety
and enhance the business success of its members. Members adhere to a code of business ethics and share
a commitment to public health and safety in the use of swimming pools, spas and hot tubs. APSP member
companies include swimming pool manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers' agents, as well as swimming
pool designers, builders, installers, retailers, and swimming pool service professionals.