Swimming pool on the plot — construction, the best ideas and basic design options (105 photos)
Everyone who has a private house, a summer cottage or a country cottage, has ever thought about the possibility of installing on the territory of the pool. After all, in the summer heat, both adults and small children are so pleased to plunge into clean, cool, fresh water.
Owners of country houses with sufficient area, and people only designing the construction of a large cottage, can afford the installation of an indoor swimming pool, recreation near which will be available year-round.
Let's try to figure out how best to equip this type of entertainment, build a pool on the site, or simply install an inflatable structure, what materials to choose for this, how to take care of it, we will try to discuss all the nuances of the choice.
The arrangement of a swimming pool in a suburban area always begins with the choice of its type, volume, color, shape, location.
There are several types of pools, the most common are:
An inflatable structure is the most economical option, but in terms of comfort and reliability it differs little from more expensive varieties. Having chosen and prepared the place where you would like to place the pool, you will need to inflate it with a special pump and then fill it with water of the desired temperature.
After use, with the help of a special hole, the water is drained, the pool is cleaned of dust and packed until the next use. This view is an ideal country pool, installed on arrival, cleaned and easily transported when leaving home.
The range of inflatable pools is quite wide, they differ not only in color and shape, but also in their sizes: from small, for very tiny children, to large-sized structures, where all family members will fit without problems.
A frame pool is more reliable than an inflatable one, it cannot be pierced or punctured. This design consists of a solid, waterproofing base and strong, strong side fences. Such a structure is quite easy to install and install, resistant to temperature changes.
If you want to install a concrete pool in a country house, you will need to contact qualified craftsmen specializing in such work. This design will be much more expensive than the previous two.
First, it will be necessary to create a drawing of the pool project, having studied the composition of the soil on which the installation is planned, accurately calculate the dimensions of the structure, the degree of inclination of the earth, etc. All these measures are carried out in order to prevent the collapse of the walls of the pool.
Secondly, it will be necessary to dig a pit with an accuracy of centimeters and then pour a concrete bowl, allocate holes for drain and filling pipes.
The main advantages of such a structure are the possibility of using additional systems, for example, connecting a hydro massage, lighting under water, creating artificial currents, fountains, geysers, etc.
However, do not forget that it is not so easy to clean such a pool, and you will have to perform this procedure quite often.
Plastic swimming pool
The main advantages of plastic structures: ease of installation and installation, complete tightness and ease of operation. And the budget for the installation of this type will be much less than, for example, when pouring a concrete pool.
The main factors influencing the choice of a particular type will be:
- availability of available funds;
- the size of the yard area;
- the immediate location of the structure, etc.
With a limited budget, it is better to install an economical option, in the form of an inflatable or plastic pool. If both the means and the size of the territory allow, then you can start pouring a concrete structure with various additional functions.
Focusing on the location of the pool, we can say that to install it in a house or annex, you need to use a stationary bowl, both frame and all available types are perfect for outdoor arrangement. The choice is yours alone.
We are determining the installation location
The location of the future artificial reservoir plays a big role. When choosing a site for its equipment, pay attention to:
- availability of green spaces on the territory;
- soil type;
- availability of groundwater;
- ground slopes;
- proximity of water pipes;
- prevailing wind direction in the territory;
- the absence of buildings near the future pool, etc.
It is impossible to place a pool under or next to trees, falling leaves and branches will necessarily pollute the water, it will have to be changed very often.
It is necessary to avoid constantly finding the structure under the scorching sun, if this is not possible, it is recommended to make a canopy over any part of the pool that can protect you from overheating in the sun.
The location in the immediate vicinity of the water pipeline will allow you to quickly and seamlessly fill the pool with water, greatly facilitate its purification.
How to fill the pool yourself
The installation of an inflatable or frame version does not carry any difficulties, all actions are described in stages in the instructions for the product, so I would like to pay more attention to the arrangement of a concrete pool.
Of course, you can order such a turnkey pool from professionals if you have enough free finances, but if there is a lack of them, or a fierce desire to do everything with your own hands, carefully familiarize yourself with the main stages of the upcoming work.
It all starts with the preparation of the site for the future construction. A pit is dug in the ground, its depth and width should be greater than the estimated volume of the pool by 30 and 60 cm, respectively. Its walls are carefully rammed, the bottom is made perfectly smooth, the existing irregularities are covered with sand.
After preparing the pit, the laying of thermal insulation begins. It can be produced with foam, mineral wool and other raw materials similar in characteristics to these.
Next, a five-centimeter layer of concrete is laid, which will ensure the safety of the future structure. After that, a structure is created from reinforcement.
Upon completion of these actions, the main concreting of the pit begins, first its bottom and walls are poured 20 cm, then leveled entirely using plywood formwork.
Do not forget about the water supply and drain pipes, during pouring with concrete they are mounted into the walls. After the concrete solidifies, the pipe responsible for draining is removed.
After solidification, the bottom and walls of the pool are tiled to give an aesthetic appearance, it is more desirable to use a plate of dark shades, this will contribute to the rapid heating of the water from the sun.
The installation of a concrete structure is quite time-consuming, to create it you will need the services of an excavator, the help of third parties, it is very difficult to cope alone with such a large amount of work, so estimate your strength and free time in advance.
A swimming pool with clean, refreshing water on your site is a dream that is so easy to realize. There are various types of them on the market, for every taste and purse. Therefore, do not be afraid of difficulties and decide to install it.
Photo of the pool on the site