You are planning a pool for your Gulf Coast home, and you’ve engaged a pool builder to design and construct it. However, the subject of pool on pilings pops up. Will this necessarily mean more costs, more approvals?
What you may want to know is: Will your Gulf Coast pool require pilings, and what does this imply? Some swimming pools need a few pilings for supporting the infrastructure, others need a great deal. It will all depend on the weight that the concrete structure will withstand, your pool’s size and the soil.
So, let’s discuss the way in which we determine whether pool on pilings is essential for your pool project in the Gulf Coast, and what this might mean when it comes to cost.
What Are Pool on Pilings?
Pool on piling can include things like steel, wood or concrete that is cast in place or driven into the ground. Some Gulf Coast pools will require helical piles created from steel and drilled into the ground with an auger. Concrete piling for pools can often be poured and are usually inexpensive. The kind of pool on pilings needed is a soil boring test report from engineers. It is often based upon the pool design and soil composition.
Soil Boring Test: Discovering what is below the ground
Local engineers, architects, and builders might allege to have some expertise in soil conditions. However, the first stage to knowing if you require pool on pilings is doing a soil boring test. We are speaking about a lot of water, a large amount of load. It is important to determine the soil constitute so we can ensure the pool’s integrity, quality and, sustainability. Or else, you might be in for a total failure or expensive repairs.
What’s a soil boring test like? This is basically drilling an auger to a depth of thirty feet into the ground. The professionals take a core sample for analysis. This is the way we determine what is below the ground.
For instance, a soil boring test may show grass and topsoil up to a depth of six inches. Then it is accompanied by beach sand down to three feet. The engineers can come across limerock or rock fragments 20 feet below the ground. In addition, it is common to come across water.
Depending on these findings, the report done by the engineer will point out whether the planned pool structure requires “deep foundation systems” for support. This means pilings. The report is going to recommend what kind and how many pool on pilings is needed to support the pool’s weight.
Pool on Pilings – Conclusion
With the number of pool projects successfully done and thankful clients throughout the Gulf Coast, we take pride in our work to providing you with the support you require. If you want to find out more or want to request a quote, feel free to contact professionals at Premier Pools & Spas of Gulf Coast today!