How to install a pool?

Sometimes you want to take a bath in the open air, or bathe in your own pool. But how to install this pool? Follow us dear reader until the end.

The earthwork

The sink is marked on the ground, as well as the position of the technical room, which can be next to the sink or further away, find out this here. In this case, the trench that will connect the two elements is also marked. Based on this drawing and the plan, the excavator digs only what is necessary, that is, the trench of the pool + a small space (15-80 cm, depending on the construction equipment used) for the walls and pipes to be laid. Also dig the excavations that will connect the pool to the technical room and, once filled, to the technical room. 

Equipment room

This is often installed near the pool, at least 15 meters away, to minimize pressure loss. It can be located in the house (garage, cellar) or in a small existing building (outbuilding, barn, etc.). However, it is often installed in a separate building, a small permanent structure or a wooden shed. If you are building a house with a pool, the ideal solution is to include the equipment room in the project. This way it is easily accessible, closed and invisible. In some production processes, this space is integrated into the pool, which reduces the amount of piping. 

Construction of the pool

It depends on the technology used, which is multiple. In the case of modular pools, blocks or slabs are stacked and attached to the foundation, reinforced to withstand the pressure of the incoming water on one side and the pressure of the ground on the other. Regardless of the construction method, waterproofing elements must be connected, pipes installed and equipment such as filters and pumps placed in the secondary space. The trenches can then be carefully filled and the clamps and covers installed.

Waterproofing Application

Modular pools have a waterproofing layer, usually a liner or reinforced membrane. Monobloc concrete pools are left with the final layer. The parts to be sealed are carefully sealed with gaskets and glue to avoid any risk of leakage. Each method requires a specific procedure for the installation of the sealed parts. Once the liner is applied (in the case of liners) or once it is dry (in the case of other liners), watering can begin.