For a long time, a swimming pool was considered a prestigious status symbol of wealthy homeowners. But with the ever-larger and cheaper supply of tools and building materials, many do-it-yourselfers think about building their own pool. There are various techniques to choose from. Of course, the classic thing is the walls of a pool. Below you will find useful information and a detailed guide to the pool itself.
Different pool constructions
Many homeowners also dream of having their own swimming pool. Until just a few years ago, the accessories were exorbitantly expensive. Only with the steadily rising demand and the price war on the Internet was the necessary material (especially the pool technology) affordable. Basically, you can build a pool differently.
- Stone walled pool
- Steel wall pool for placement
- Mixture between pool and pond with pond liner
Building a pool itself is demanding and of high quality
Of course, the most sophisticated construction method is the brick swimming pool. But he is also very robust and durable. In addition, you can design the pool so that any swapping of the pool technique (more modern equipment or in case of defects) is simple.
Observe building regulations
However, as in many other areas, a swimming pool may require a permit from the building authorities. In particular, if you want to sink the pool in the ground, specifications are to be met from a certain excavation depth. So before you start excavating, be sure to visit the Building Department.
Static calculations also necessary
Depending on the size of the pool, there is also pressure from the ground to the pool. If the pool is on an increase, pay attention to a corresponding expansion. Also, the compaction is crucial because depending on the pool size, the weight of the water is discharged through the pool.
Step-by-step instructions for the pool itself
- Concrete blocks
- Reinforcement or structural steel in various designs
- All pool equipment (skimmers, pumps, water pipes, inflow and outflow, filter system, etc.)
- Possibly pit protection
- Pool lining ( Kit or self-assembled)
- Mini excavator or excavator
- Container service for removal from the ground
- Concrete mixer
- Mortar trough
- Mortar bucket
- Masonry hammer
- Plumb bob
- Spirit level
- Tool for pool technology
1. Preparatory work
Have any necessary permits and getting static calculations, you can start pinning the pool area. Then the digging of the pit follows.
Depending on the size, you must take into account the necessary thickness of the concrete floor slab. In addition there is the additional depth for technical components, which can be below the pool (drainage systems for some kits). G 2. Pouring the pool bottom plate
The next step is then pouring the bottom plate. For this purpose, the foundation is laid out with sufficient structural steel meshes and then filled with concrete. Depending on the size, the subsequent waiting time for curing may last for weeks. M 3. walls of the pool walls
Then you can finally start with the walls of the pool walls. First of all, pay attention to all recesses for technology (pool and lighting technology). The walls of the pool walls are as in conventional walls in the offset. Also note the thickness of the pool perimeter walls required by the plan. Innen 4. Interior of the swimming pool
The interior work can now be done completely differently. So the walls can be plastered with appropriate plaster and then sealed. However, companies that specialize in self-construction of pools by their customers also offer special sealing panels that are simply glued to the pool walls. Then comes a very resistant sealing foil, which is cold-welded. Of course, you can tile your pool but also classic, but this is hardly applied.
5. Connection of the pool technique
After all materials, adhesives and building materials have dried and hardened, you can start with the installation of the technology. Under certain circumstances, you must again carry out sealing work here. Finally you just have to let in the water and jump in.
Tips & TricksBefore thinking while you're planning your pool, you may want to install awnings or create the surrounding landscape (garden and terrace areas) later on. You also need to be aware that a pool is not only a great deal of work to do during your time means. Once the water has been filled up, the pool needs daily care and cleaning measures (cleaning the pool, decoiling the leaves), and in the fall, releasing and wintering the pool.