We offer a range of pool construction services for clients in Katy, TX. Specializing in the design and construction of custom concrete inground pools and spas, our team of experienced professionals works closely with clients to create a pool that meets their specific needs and preferences, from the size and shape to the style and features. We use the highest-quality materials and cutting-edge technology to ensure a durable and long-lasting pool that will provide years of enjoyment.


As one of the leading pool builders in Katy, TX, we offer an array of pool construction services geared toward new pool construction as well as pool remodeling.

Whether you’re looking to build a new pool or remodel an existing one, Oleary Pools & Design can help streamline the process. Our team of experienced pool designers and contractors have a track record for producing award-winning pools and spas that exceed our clients’ wildest expectations.

The excavation process starts with the site survey to determine the location, size, and shape of the pool. After the survey, the pool contractor will mark out the pool’s location on the ground to indicate the excavation area. This process involves marking out the pool’s location, removing any existing structures or debris, and digging a hole to the desired depth and shape of the pool.

Once the excavation is complete, the contractor will use lasers and other tools to measure and ensure that the pool is level and meets the desired dimensions. This step is critical to ensure that the pool is properly supported and structurally sound.

Once the hole for the swimming pool has been excavated, the next step is to install a steel reinforcing frame within the pool shell. This rigid steel rebar frame will provide additional strength and support to the pool’s structure and prevent it from cracking or shifting over time.

The steel frame is designed to withstand the weight of the concrete and provide additional support to the pool’s structure. The size and spacing of the steel bars are determined by the pool’s design and engineering requirements. The steel bars are typically made of reinforced steel or rebar, which is a high-strength steel bar that is resistant to corrosion

Once the steel rebar has been installed, plumbing and electrical lines are laid out and connected to the pool equipment. This includes installing the pool’s skimmer, return lines, and any other water features that are part of the design. This phase typically begins after the steel rebar phase is complete, as the plumbing and electrical lines will run through the steel frame and be encased in the concrete shell. The plumbing phase also involves the installation of any additional features, such as waterfalls, fountains, or slide systems.

The electrical phase involves the installation of the pool’s electrical lines and components, such as pumps, heaters, lights, and controls. The pool’s electrical lines must be installed in accordance with local building codes and safety regulations to ensure that they are safe and reliable. The pool contractor will also install the necessary grounding and bonding components to protect against electrical shock hazards.

After the plumbing and electrical lines are installed, the pool shell is sprayed at a high velocity with either gunite or shotcrete, which is a mixture of sand, cement, and water. This process creates a solid and durable structure for the pool.

After the concrete has been applied, it must be allowed to cure properly. Curing involves keeping the concrete moist and at a consistent temperature to promote proper bonding and strength. The curing process typically takes several weeks, and the contractor will monitor the concrete closely to ensure that it is curing correctly.

During this phase, we will carefully install the coping material around the edge of the pool. Coping is available in a variety of materials, including concrete, natural stone, and pavers. The chosen material will depend on the pool’s design, budget, and personal preferences.

Once the coping is installed, we will begin to install the tile. The tile is typically installed along the waterline of the pool and may extend to other areas, such as the pool steps or benches. Our pool construction experts will carefully select the tile and arrange it in a pattern or design that complements the pool’s overall aesthetic.

Once the tile and coping are installed, the pool is plastered to create a smooth and water-tight surface. Plaster is applied in several layers and can be finished with a variety of colors and textures. This phase is important to the pool’s aesthetics and functionality.

The final phase of construction involves “starting up” the pool. This includes filling the pool with water, balancing the chemicals, and testing the equipment to ensure it is functioning properly. Once a proper start-up procedure has been performed the pool is ready for use.


Ready to take your outdoor living environment to the next level? Schedule a free design consultation with Oleary Pools & Design today!

Building a Pool

Building a swimming pool or spa is a major decision. You’re bound to have a wide array of questions and we’re here to answer all of them. Scheduling a pool construction consultation is the best method to get your questions answered.

Choosing a Pool Builder

Choosing the right pool builder can be a challenge. Make sure that the builder you work with has great reviews and references, and that they have a successful track record for building high quality pools.

Was very happy that we decided to build our pool with Oleary Pools. Kelly was great to work with and really understood what we were looking to achieve with our backyard remodeling project. Will be recommending them in the future.

Greg A.

Terrific experience with Oleary Pools. From design to completion the entire process went flawlessly. Anytime we had a question or concern it was addressed promptly.

Marianne P.

We’re absolutely thrilled with how our swimming pool turned out. This is a really a dream come true for us and Oleary Pools & Design made it happen for us. Incredibly pleased with the quality of work and service we received.

Megan G.

If you’re thinking about building a pool, Kelly and his company do a fabulous job. We had them build a pool and spa for our new home and there is literally no better builder for the money. Highly recommend them!

Patricia C.

We hired Oleary Pools & Design to completely redo our backyard. Undeniably it was the smartest choice we could have made. Kelly is a consummate professional and a terrific designer. We were extremely impressed with the quality of the construction and the attention to detail.

Jacob S.

We’re proud to be the preferred pool builder in Katy, TX and we continue to set the bar for the highest quality pool construction in the local area.

If you’re thinking about embarking on a pool construction project, we want to be the ones to help you bring your vision to life. There is no builder in the local area that can match our level of integrity, customer service, and quality of work.  Schedule a free pool construction consultation with one of our qualified pool construction experts today!