Residential swimming pools are constructed with concrete materials because they last for long and are easy to maintain. The swimming pools must adhere to the safety standards and regulations provided by the local laws. The swimming pools must contain enough changing rooms and bathrooms that cater to the needs of all users. Proper maintenance standards ensure a high level of hygiene to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases.
Basic Requirements in a Swimming Pool Installation
A successful swimming pool installation requires the following:
Ensure the swimming pool walls and the floor has an excellent structure to avoid future repairs. The walls should be strong enough to contain the pool water. The swimming pool shell installation whether partially or fully-filled should be tight to hold water in position. Depending on the installation region some swimming pools are installed below the water table. It is common in water-tight pool shells that cause resistance to the infiltration and penetration on the ground.
You should use a smooth, attractive, and impervious material to finish the floor and the wall surface of the swimming pool’s interiors. It enables easy cleaning on the surface to maintain crystal clear water.
Walkways surrounding the perimeter of the swimming pool should be constructed. The minimum width should be 1.5m and should have a finishing of a non-slip material. The material used should be fast to clean with durability. Walkways ensure easy access to the surrounding structure and enclosures.
Safety steps are provided on all walls within the swimming pool; if its users are non-swimmers and children. The minimum steps should measure approximately 900mm below the water level.
Diving boards provision depends on the swimming association of your region. Another determinant factor is whether the swimming pool is for diving competitions. The procedure of swimming pool installation on residential structures requires cement, gunite sand mixture, pea stone, fly, and water.
Installation in ground areas with high leveled groundwater infiltration and water tables requires provision of a vinyl liner and structural backup. Residential swimming pools employ a shape within the safety limit during installation.
Open and Covered Pools for Schools, Hotels, and Clubs
There is a limited selection for open pool installation since the construction takes place on the same plot within the building. Installation of open swimming pools in schools takes place as a part of ground facilities. There are primary considerations that should be adhered to while installing open swimming pools. They include:
The location selected should not have trees within the vicinity because their roots can alter the structure while leaves cause discoloration.
The swimming pool’s position should have access to utilities like electricity, gas supply, and drainage.
You should hire a professional contractor to help modify near landscaping to suit the swimming pool’s aesthetics.
There should be the provision of natural windbreak as a part of the main building.
Covered swimming pools are now common in residential structures. They provide services throughout the year in season and out of season. They are easy to maintain and have a minimal thaw and freeze problems.