The construction of a swimming pool on pilings starts with a solid foundation to support the weight of the swimming pool. The soil conditions are important regardless of the type of construction.
If you are going to build a new pool, your swimming pool builder will consider the soil profile first. If your home is built on pilings, then and your swimming pool should also be built on pilings.
On the other hand, if you are going to build a new pool you may want to consult your swimming pool contractor.
Swimming Pool Piers
If you live in an area with a history of soil issues, then you may want to you have a soil boring test done to find out more about your soil conditions. It is not difficult to install a pool on pilings. In fact, pool pilings can save you a lot of money on repairs in the future.
If you want to find out the cause of structural cracking or failure of a concrete pole, we suggest that you consult a good pool builder for visual inspection.
Based on your findings, the pool builder will guide you further. In the majority of cases, when and a swimming pool fails, chances are that there is something happening in the soil. For example, the oil under the pool fails to support the weight of the pole.
You can also contact a professional to do a soil bearing test to find out the type and capability is of the soil under your swimming pool on pilings. Normally this test will cost you around $1200.
After the test, if the professional suspect’s sinkhole activity, then and you may have to to get a deep soil boring test. The cost of this test is around $3000.
Underpinning Pool Structures
During the installation of a swimming pool on pilings in your backyard, pilings are installed in the ground once the excavation is completed. Typically, swimming pool pilings are placed deep in the soil in order to support the structure of your pool.
After the installation of the piles, it is topped up with a pile cap which is attached to the structure of the pool.