AQUATIC SOLUTIONS - Residential Swimming Pool Design, Construction and Renovation in the Hawaiian Islands

AQUATIC SOLUTIONS – Your residential swimming pool contractor!

Need a way to cool off during those hot, hazy Hawaiian days? Need somewhere to relax after a long week? Take a refreshing escape in your own back yard! Aquatic Solutions Hawaii can help! From swimming pool design to installation, Aquatic Solutions helps you every step of the way. When it comes to designing your dream pool, we create a customized design catered to your tastes and preferences.

Our residential pool contractors offer quality workmanship and customer service for all of the Hawaiian Islands. We’ll work with you to build the ideal pool to compliment your home.

The New Pool Construction Process in Hawaii

Your backyard will go through a 10-step construction process to convert it from its current condition to the backyard of your dreams. Here are the steps below.

  1. Excavation
  2. Steel Construction
  3. Plumbing
  4. Gunite
  5. Tile & Coping
  6. Decking
  7. Utilites
  8. Pool Area Clean-Up
  9. Punch List Review
  10. Interior Pool Surfaces

Excavation; is a messy, dirty process that is unavoidable. Our excavation crew carefully digs and hand-trims your pool in precise accordance with every detail of your swimming pool’s design specifications.

The excavation process usually takes a couple of days, depending on the soil conditions and weather. You will note the wooden forms around your swimming pool. They are there to guide us in the rest of our construction.

The majority of dirt from the excavation process will be removed during the excavation. Don’t be concerned if some dirt remains, as we will use this for other phases of the construction. If you would like a portion of this dirt reserved for landscaping purposes or some other uses, just let us know where and how much you desire.

An Aquatic Solutions Hawaii foreman will be onsite during this process to inspect the excavation and install a temporary fence across your open access area. It is at this time that he will coordinate the next steps: plumbing, steel and electrical.

Steel Construction

Next, the Aquatic Solutions steel crew forms a rigid contoured grid of reinforcing steel to create the backbone of your swimming pool. You will see bars crossing one another for the utmost in reinforcement. Notice the tie wires at some intersections; they tie the steel together.

Be advised that even though we bend the ends of the steel bars, the steel may be sharp. Please be careful when inspecting the progress of your pool’s construction.

Aquatic Solutions Hawaii will contact the City for any necessary inspections.

Your pool is now ready to be plumbed with high-grade NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) approved “Schedule 40” PVC pipe designed to prevent leaks or deterioration. All pipe connections are solidly bonded and the entire plumbing system is hydro-statically pressure tested.

As with every other stage of your new pool, the plumbing is done in accordance with your pool design specifications, to insure the plumbing meets Ocean Quest’s rigid standards of quality and design.

One of the most exciting parts of your pool construction is the application of the shotcrete or gunite. Gunite is a mixture of sand, rock and cement that will be applied by an experienced technician. These technicians will skillfully shoot the gunite around your pool’s steel reinforcement grid. Your pool shell formed by this process is so strong that Aquatic Solutions Hawaii backs it with a Full Lifetime Warranty!

After your gunite has been completed, we will need your assistance to allow the gunite to cure properly. Aquatic Solutions Hawaii will have provide you any details or instructions during this important curing process.

Tile and Coping
The next step in the construction process is the installation of your waterline tile and coping. Your pool will get a high-glazed, weather resistant waterline tile that will be hand-laid and carefully grouted around the waterline of your pool by Aquatic Solutions Hawaii craftsmen. The coping will be hand-laid and grouted on the “Beam” (or wall top) by the same craftsmen that set the tile.

  • Tile and coping should take several days to finish. Once the tile has set securely, you will have a durable, non-porous surface that will last for years.
  • If you have chosen to add picturesque rocks, a rock waterfall or other natural rock features, our professional rock installers will carefully place the decorative stones in precise accordance to your pool’s design specifications.
  • Once this process has been completed the decking crew will come in and start the forming of your deck.

During this stage of the pool project the desired decking is installed. This could involve a number of solutions including installing a natural concrete base that is poured and cured for two to seven days. Further decking options include the addition of exposed aggregate or natural stone surfaces.

At the end of the project the decking surface will be professionally sealed to prolong the look and integrity of the decking.



Using National Electric Code approved conduit, wire and bonding, our licensed professional electrical contractor carefully makes all of the electrical connections for your pool. The lights are installed, the pumps are wired and electrical breakers installed.

The electrical devices can usually be installed concurrently with other construction phases, and thus not hold up further construction.

Gas Lines/Propane Tank

If this is an option you have decided on, your city’s gas line/propane tank requirements and your individual lot size will determine whether your gas line or propane tank can be buried underground or must be above ground. If it can be buried, the trenches will be dug and the pipe will be laid at the time of the plumbing of your new pool. This pipe will have to be inspected by the city and the entire process takes 10 to 15 days. Do not be alarmed if the actual hookup of your gas or propane does not happen until your pool has been completed.

Having a gas line or propane tank installed can run concurrently with other construction phases and will not necessarily hold up further construction.

Pool Area Clean-Up
Now is when your backyard will be professionally cleaned-up, and you can start to see just how beautiful your new Aquatic Solutions Hawaii pool is actually going to be!

We will make sure that all of the tire tracks are filed in, that the wood and trash is hauled away, and that the ground in the pool’s construction area is raked out. We will also make sure everything that was disrupted in the construction process is put back in its proper place (with the exception of any planters, decorative rocks, sprinkler heads, etc.).

Soil will be brought in and spread around your pool and in the access area. If additional soil is requested, please, contact your superintendent for pricing of material, delivery and spreading of the additional soil.

Punch List Review
At this time, we will go over any issues that need to be addressed. Aquatic Solutions Hawaii will make an appointment that is mutually convenient to list out these concerns, if any. These issues will be addressed and completed prior to the interior finish being applied.

Interior Pool Surfaces

Now that your pool has had all phases completed, an experienced surfacing crew applies the pool interior surface that you have selected. Your interior finish will be installed in one or two steps, depending on the type of application you chose. Upon completion, you may begin filling the pool with water.



If your swimming pool is looking a little “dated” to you, then you should consider a remodel or renovation. This can be a simple, low-cost update, or it can be as wild and innovative as you want. No matter how old your pool is, it can be modified, updated, remodeled or renovated to look like a stunning new masterpiece that will save you time and energy, and turn heads for years to come.

Here are some of our renovation services that you may want to consider:

  • Re-plastering the pool interior
  • Updating or installing new deck surfaces (such as natural stone, pavers or other materials.
  • Replacing the plaster finish with aggregates, mosaics, or an all-tile finish
  • Replacing older tile with a newer style. To discuss the possibilities for your backyard, just give us a call. You may want to schedule a no obligation this it was one of our design experts, for a “hands-on” look at your options and potential.