Are you getting ready to install a pool in your Santaquin or Elk Ridge, UT backyard? Pool Excavation is a critical step in the process of building a swimming pool. Here are the key steps involved in excavating for a pool:


Before any excavation work can begin, a pool design or installation company should create a plan for the pool and the site. This plan will include information such as the pool's design, size, shape, location, and overall grading plan for the site. Here is an interesting website with possible pool designs.


Once the design plan is complete, the excavator can begin digging. This involves digging out the soil to create a hole for the pool. We use heavy machinery such as excavators and backhoes for this work. It's important to ensure that the excavation is done to the correct depth and size for the pool. We also excavate for a variety of other projects some of which are basements and basement entrances.

Staying On Grade

We recognize that it's important to maintain the correct elevation or "grade" during excavation. This means keeping the bottom of the pool level, so the finished pool will be level as well. The excavation crew will use laser levels and other equipment to ensure the grade is maintained throughout the excavation process.

Getting the Right Dimensions

We accurately measure the dimensions of the pool to ensure that it is built to the correct specifications. This includes measuring the length, width, and depth of the pool and checking that the corners are square.

Hauling the Dirt Off

After the excavation is complete, we remove the dirt and debris from the site. Typically, we do this using dump trucks or other heavy equipment. The size of equipment is always restricted by the site size. We haul off the dirt to a landfill or other designated location. Read this article about hauling off dirt.

Leaving the Dirt on Site

Alternatively, if the homeowner plans to use the dirt for landscaping or other purposes, the dirt can be left on site. However, it's important to ensure that the remaining soil is properly compacted and graded to prevent settling or other issues in the future.


Overall, excavating for a pool is a complex process that requires careful planning and execution. By following these steps, you can help ensure that your new swimming pool is properly excavated and built to last for years to come.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Holyoak X.

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