New Construction: Excavation

New Construction: Excavation

Our First New Construction Project!

Matt’s Water Pool Services is proud to announce the commencement of our first Custom Pool Construction project since our company’s inception. We created Matt’s Water Pool Services in the Fall of 2017 and currently service Corsicana TX & surrounding areas with:

  • Retail Sales including eCommerce (see our free delivery policy)
  • Pool Cleaning Services & Maintenance
  • New Pool Construction & Remodeling
  • Equipment Repairs & Replacement
  • Swimming Pool Automation Upgrades & Programming

The list can go on and on… Needless to say, we have gone a long way since our company’s first day of business. The key to our success is not our speedy learning abilities but rather our previous experience in the swimming pool industry.

Matt Vassallo (our owner) has been in the swimming pool industry for over 30 years. From swimming pool excavation (he actually dug this Ennis pool himself) to owning a pool service company in DFW – we have been around the block many times and have done it all.

We mention all of this because we want our clientele in Corscicana TX and Navarro County to know our history and what we have to offer!

Our History: We’ve Excavated Many, Many Pools

From years past, Matt Vassallo has excavated hundreds of swimming pools for other swimming pool builders. Matt has experience working with pool schematics and digging the earth to the exact shape, size and depth other pool builders have required. He was the guy in the rig, running the machinery and making it all happen for the crews.

As you can see from the images above, Matt is able to take our swimming pool schematics from the paper into the field. The stages of this task include:

  • Orienting the pool in the correct direction
  • Ensuring correct placement with all local codes & permits
  • Marking our perimeter while creating enough “over dig” for back fill material, rebar, plumbing, gunite & plaster
  • Ensuring the deck will be level with the pool after all materials are added

Finding a Pool Builder You Can Trust

If you’ve had any experience with construction or attempt to imagine all of the stages you can see how complicated these plans can be to execute. Once you’ve added materials you can’t go back to change your elevation. Therefore, you’d better be sure your calculations were correct for everything to work out correctly in the end.

Therefore, why would you want to trust your hard earned money and investment with a swimming pool company that isn’t willing to be open and transparent with you throughout the whole process?

Our guarantee with Matt’s Water Pool Services is to deliver exceptional customer service, transparency, education & dedication to our customers. We work through the construction process with our customers to ensure that our clients are well cared for and rest easy for our services!

– Matt Vassallo (owner)

Our Highest Quality Control Measures

Matt has now brought this industry knowledge to our team and we are so grateful for his years of field experience. It has certainly shown and we are proud to state that Matt has been present or first-hand completed every stage of this project. From either working on the pool himself or managing sub-contractors in the field; we’ve hands our hands in control of it all!

What this means for our clients is that we offer an extremely high level of quality control! When we commit to building a swimming pool for a client we supervise every aspect of the swimming pool construction to ensure the highest quality product – designing it to last for years to come!

Constructing The Best Gunite Pools Available

To continue our discussion of this New Construction project in Ennis TX, let’s take a look at our excavation phase in detail. For starters, for this project we’ve designed a large 8′ deep swimming pool that is about 30,000 gallons. This pool is located in a large open space which allowed us a lot of freedom for sizing, placement and orientation.

Our client has requested for us to construction the following:

  • Attached Spa
  • Beach Entry
  • Bubblers in Shallow End
  • LED Lighting
  • Smart Phone Controls
  • Deep End approved for diving

Enough History Talk: Let’s Get Down & Dirty

To begin this project we first started with our “painting” or layout of this swimming pool using spray paint and temporary markers. Matt and our team laid out the shape, size and orientation of this swimming pool by essentially painting it onto the grass with orange spray paint.

From there, Matt rented an excavator rig with a 3′ bucket and took 1 1/2 days to excavate this swimming pool.

All throughout the excavation, Matt was diligent to check for depths, elevations and dimensions for the swimming pool. This diligence ensured that the plans our client approved for this project are properly executed – so they get what they are asking for.

Stage #1: Excavation — Stage #2: Laying the Rebar

Stage #1 of any swimming pool construction is always going to be excavation! This is a crucial step in any new construction project and you can’t move forward without first moving the dirt.

Therefore, because this is the first step in our new construction project, we are diligent to ensure that this process is done thoroughly and completely. After this stage is completed, you can see our crews move onto Stage #2laying our rebar for durability & strength. Our rebar crews lay their steel based upon our excavated dimensions so it’s crucial that we had a perfect excavation to give them a perfect canvas to work with!

Contact Us for a Free Estimate!

We will have another article posted this month to cover our Rebar & Plumbing portion of this new construction project in Ennis, TX.

We know that this is a lot of information to digest but there is a lot of our history to share. In addition, we are very excited to begin offering new construction to our clients and want to emphasize our focus on excellent craftsmanship, attention to detail and experience in the field.

Therefore, if you’re on the market looking to purchase a new swimming pool: Matt’s Water Pool Service is here to help! In fact, if you’re interested in a new swimming pool – just click our Contact Us Form.

This is a very helpful form that provides us with some basic information about yourself and what you’re looking for. You can also upload important information such as dimensions and images of your backyard for our teams to review before we visit your home!