How to build a swimming pool at an affordable, affordable price and quickly – this issue is of interest to many owners of country houses and summer cottages who dream of opening the swimming season near their homes once and for all with the onset of summer. This article is intended just to answer this question and present reasonable solutions for the creation of an artificial swimming facility design.
Remember the proverb: hands grow from the same place
Building requires knowledge, otherwise you are unlikely to get the job done without the intervention of contractors. Before you start building a swimming pool with your own hands, experts will definitely give you advice, draw up a construction plan and estimates, as well as a detailed description of the stages of construction tasks.
Practice shows that the construction of reservoirs is carried out in two stages: the arrangement of the foundation pit and the construction of the form of a swimming pool. The first step is not difficult. The owner of the land plot will need to establish the location of the pit under the bowl of the swimming pool. And the second step requires much more knowledge and practice. Inventing the appearance of the pool, with drawing up a layout and drawing, finding out the required consumables and forming the best project, is a task feasible for skillful builders. That is why experts recommend transferring the implementation of the second step of construction to the competence of experienced contractors: the purchase of a ready-made swimming pool made of plastic materials from the manufacturer, and of course, to make certain cost savings on arranging a pit for a bowl.
How to build a swimming pool
After finding out the place of installation, the customer needs to choose on the manufacturer’s website a swimming pool made of plastic material that suits his tastes and capabilities, and then, taking into account the dimensions of the pool, measure the pit in place. Polypropylene, the material for the manufacture of a swimming pool, is characterized by resistance to the movement of soil layers, however, in spite of this, it is customary in construction to make a screed and sprinkling.
After determining the size of the bowl, start digging, but so that on all sides along the contour leave a gap of half a meter to the ground. Before you start building a swimming pool, experts recommend digging the excavation pit, either manually or mechanized with an excavator. The first option, of course, is cheaper and of higher quality, because after working with an excavator, you will have to bring the dimensions of the pit to the design project.
According to the technology, a swimming pool made of plastic material is to be installed on a reinforced slab. Therefore, the customer cannot avoid the initial preparatory work of the bottom of the pit, where a 20 cm layer of gravel should be laid and leveled horizontally. A reinforced slab 15 cm thick is laid on top of the gravel. Alternatively, you can build reinforcement and pour concrete, 15 cm thick.
First, the bowl of the swimming pool is to be arranged and leveled. After that, it is necessary to carry out water supply and electricity supply. Experts do not advise performing these works in the reverse order, because, after installing a plastic pool in the pit, as practice shows, the owners have a “need” to introduce innovations into the existing and accepted construction plan.
None of the swimming pool building instructions covers the backfill work. But, the technology prescribes to simultaneously fill the swimming pool with water and carry out bulking work. The pressure on both sides of the pool must be balanced. The swimming pool is sprinkled with a special compound – sand with dry cement – after which it is more than poured with water.
To imitate a beach design, it will be necessary to arrange a reinforced belt. The swimming pool is embellished with natural stones and tiles. And the laying of paving or terraced slabs around the pool puts an end to the arrangement of a swimming area in a country house or in the country.