WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO KNOW BEFORE BUILDING A POOL?
Building a pool can be an excellent decision in your life. A pool brings you well-being good times, tranquility and fun. And if you have children, what am I going to tell you! You have a garden that you want to take advantage of, a space in which you have considered having a pool Perfect. We are going to help you solve those initial doubts that may arise about how to make a pool.
The construction of a swimming pool is not an excessively complex work, but you need to bear in mind a series of questions before choosing the pool materials and asking for a budget.
HOW TO MAKE A POOL? RAISED POOL, IN-GROUND LINER OR IN-GROUND POOL
The first of all is to decide the type of pools you want. There are several varieties of construction pools and you should know the pros and cons of building a construction pool of each variety, so you can know how to make a construction pool of each type and which is the best option for you. We can divide them into four types:
Raised pool: They are built on the ground. Its installation is fast, since it does not require any type of work, in addition to being the most economical option. Its maintenance is also simple and it can be assembled and disassembled when you need it. There are different types and materials for pools: tubular, wooden, galvanized sheet or steel, inflatable. If you want to enjoy all the advantages, benefits and good times of a pool, an elevated built-in pool is perfect for you, for price , benefits and comfort. Building an elevated pool is an excellent choice for your garden or terrace.
Liner pool: It is one of the type of pools most suitable for attics or rooftops due to its lower weight. They also have the advantage of being very resistant to tears and discoloration, in addition to being made with one of the most waterproof pool materials. The liner fits perfectly to the design of the pool, preventing you from losing water. Making liner pools is not only recommended for attics or rooftops, they are also highly recommended for gardens or terraces.
Fiberglass pool: This type of pool is quick and easy to install. On the other hand, you do not have much flexibility in the design, since they are previously designed molds. Choosing a fiberglass construction pool when considering how to build a pool in a short time is a wise move, but not when thinking about how to make a self-sufficient and practical pool in the long term. You need to be aware of maintenance, especially the protection layer, since over time it tends to wear out.
Gaunter pool: It is the option with the highest price, but it is also the most flexible option, since you can choose a custom design, the size of the pool, finishes, etc. It is also the most resistant type of pool that lasts the longest. This is not an option if you are looking for a cheap construction pool, but an economical pool in the long run, since it is the most resistant and durable over time. How to make a pool to suit you, your families and your needs and be able to enjoy it for a long time? With a pool made of gaunter.
These types of pools are made of Gunter concrete, it is shot Crete, as you can see in the image. It is a complex job for which specialized personnel are required.
From this moment on we will refer to the pools that need work (the last three), since they are the most complex and those that need more explanations on our part.
BUILDING A CONSTRUCTION POOL: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
It is one of the key moments. To avoid future troubles you have to choose a professional company specialized in the construction of swimming pools, it seems very obvious, but you can come across companies that know a lot about works but no swimming pools, and that does not suit you.
It is highly recommended that the company you choose is located in the same area where you live. Ask your neighbors who already have a pool, get good advice and do not decide only on the price. At a minimum, the company must give you a 10-year guarantee for this type of pool.
You have to bear in mind that the earthworks, that is, the hole where the pool is going to be installed is your responsibility, it is not included in the construction services of a swimming pool.
With the help of this guide you will be able to ask the builder the pertinent questions and you will be able to know if it is a company that knows what it does.
Do I need a building permit?
Yes. It is not a complicated procedure, you simply have to present a technical project for the pool to be built at the City Council of your municipality, and if everything is correct, they will give you a municipal building license.
What this license takes into account is that the land is buildable, the existing distances with the neighbor’s land or with respect to the road, if any, or the connections of the drains with the municipal network. In general, these permits are requested by the company you are commissioning to build your pool or are requested by a construction technician
When to start the works?
If you want to have the pool in operation by the end of spring or the beginning of summer, we advise you to start the works in these winter months. Do not leave it to the last minute, in summer companies are saturated with work and prices are usually higher.
Obviously it depends on the space you have for it. Today you can build the pool you want. To give you an idea, the private pools range from 5 x 3 meters to 10 x 5 meters.
Regarding the depth, currently it is usually between 1.00 and 1.70 meters, at most. The depth is not usually regular but rather has a sloping bottom reaching its maximum depth at one of its ends. You have to bear in mind that an excessive depth entails a greater cost in water, electricity and chemicals.
One tip: it is preferable to build the part that covers the least, facing the sun, since they are the areas where you will be the longest.
What type of coating do I use?
The coating is important from an aesthetic point of view, since the color of the coating depends on the tone of the water. Lighter colors are usually more colorful but more difficult to keep clean. If you have a manual pool cleaner, we recommend that you opt for a dark coating (navy blue, dark green, stone effect, etc.). Keep in mind that a dark coating tends to age more easily, since the sun, chlorine and the wind deteriorate them faster. If, on the other hand, you have an electric pool cleaner or hydraulic that does the work for you, we recommend lighter shades, such as sand, white, turquoise and the like. These colors have been shown to aid in better relaxation in bathers and have now become very fashionable in spas and resorts. The coating also chosen from a functional point of view, since the waterproofing of the glass depends on the coating.
The most commonly used coatings today are tile and liner or reinforced sheet.
One of the essential elements for the maintenance of the pool is the treatment and care of the water. The one in charge of keeping the water clean is the treatment plant.
Swimming pool chemicals are used to eliminate bacteria and prevent algae growth. As an alternative to chlorine you can use saline chlorination.
Salt chlorination has a higher cost at the beginning, but its maintenance is lower and in the long run cheaper than the use of chlorine, it is also less harmful to the skin and eyes.
We will deal with the subject of pool maintenance in another article, since several factors such as PH, algae prevention or filter care are involved, and we would need to expand a little more.
It is probably the data that interests you the most, although we cannot give you a fixed price, since there are infinite possibilities and variants when it comes to building a swimming pool, so its cost is variable. If it is a unite pool, we start from a minimum price, for a 6 x 3 meter pool, of about whatever you want. As we have mentioned, the liner and fiberglass options are cheaper.
We insist once again that, although it may seem more expensive, it is better to always turn to specialized professionals. It will be cheaper in the long run.
And to finish, we leave you with this compilation of the most incredible hotel pools in the world made by ELLE so you can get ideas for your new source of happiness at home.
We hope that with this article we have helped you a little more when it comes to telling you about the construction of your pool. Remember that if in the end, for whatever reason, you cannot carry out your project, you will always have removable pools, fun in small containers.