Recently the team at Willsha Pools finished building a custom pool for a homeowner in Walsh Ranch. We are very excited to share some pictures of this pool project and walk you through the complete process of the pool build.
About Walsh Ranch
Walsh Ranch is a new development 14 miles west of downtown Fort Worth and in the Aledo school district. The development is on 7,200 acres of land that will include 15,000+ homes, 8 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school with 770 acres allocated for commercial and corporate use. This 11.4 square mile area that sits between Interstate 20 and 30 will also include over 32 miles of biking and hiking trails for residents.
As new residents build and purchase new homes in the Walsh Ranch development, they are looking for the best DFW pool builders to outfit their backyards with unique pool designs and features.
This is where Willsha Pools can help!
Below you will find one of our recent custom pool builds in Walsh Ranch. If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about your pool project, contact us today!
Custom Pool Design
It all starts with the pool design.
After meeting with our client at their home in Walsh Ranch and discussing the pool and exactly what the features and layout they wanted for their pool, we sat down and created a render with our pool design software. This allowed the homeowner to see exactly what the pool would look like when it was finished and how it would fit in their backyard.
The pool rendering also helped the homeowner see how the pool would flow with their porch and outdoor living area.
One of the final pool designs looked like the following:
After a few iterations of pool designs, discussion on the materials (tile, coping, plaster), and a written contract, it was time to start the build process!
The first step was to lay out exactly where the pool would be in the backyard and then excavation.
Pool Rebar and Plumbing before Gunite Shell
After excavation, it was time for the rebar and plumbing before our team sprayed the gunite shell for the pool. After the rebar was completed, a city inspector came on site to make sure everything was ready to move forward with the gunite shell.
Gunite Shell for Pool
After the inspectors signed off, it was time to start spraying, applying, and shaping the gunite shell for the pool. The backyard area is completely prepped to make sure the gunite doesn’t get on the house, landscaping, fence, or any other area in the backyard.
If you want to learn more about pool shells, read our gunite pool guide!
Pool Coping, Tile, and Stone Veneer
After the gunite set, the next step was to install the coping, tile, and stone veneer that the homeowner picked for their new pool.
The coping used on this pool is an eased edge Leuders that gives the pool that modern look.
The pool and spa veneer and raised beam with the water feature is a chopped Austin Stone.
The tile used for this pool is a light blue mosaic from NPT called Sydney.
Matching Austin Stone Retaining Wall
You can see in the pictures above that the retaining wall under the fence didn’t match the pool veneer. We decided to use more Austin Stone for the retaining wall to really tie the backyard pool project together.
Wood Textured Pool Deck
Once our team was finished with the stone and tile work, it was time to move to the pool deck.
For this pool deck, we used a wood texture concrete stamp with proline saddle soap hardener/stain.
Pool Plaster & Finishing Touches
One of the final steps in this new pool build was applying the Midnight blue pool plaster, sealing the pool deck, and finishing the landscaping.
Take a look at the finished pool below. This new pool and backyard really turned out great!
Contact Willsha Pools
We hope you enjoyed viewing the pictures of one of our recent pool builds in Walsh Ranch! If you have an existing pool that needs work or looking to install a new pool, contact Willsha Pools.
Our team will answer any questions you may have and we also offer free estimates.
We look forward to hearing from you.