Swimming Pool Construction

The design of pool side walls is carried out based on the  regulations of the region. Once the design of the pool is fixed, the construction phase is started. The construction of a concrete swimming pool involves the following steps:

Step 1: Selection of Location and Design

The design of the swimming pool is the first step for pool construction. Choose a design suitable for the given land or choose a land area to accommodate a design already planned. The design of the swimming pool mainly involves the shape, depth, area of the pool, the filtration system, and overall size.

Step 2: Excavation of Earth

Once the design and location to construct the swimming pool is fixed, the next procedure is to excavate the area to prepare for construction.

Step 3: Construction of Swimming Pool Base

Construction of the pool base is one of the essential phases that influences the life of the swimming pool. The excavation is conducted so that the bottom face becomes flat and uniform. If the site has loose soil, then it must be filled and compacted with firm soil.

Step 4: Steel Cage Reinforcement (RC)

Once the excavation of the pool walls and the preparation of the base is finished, the next step is to provide steel reinforcement for the pool wall and the bottom. Here, the shotcrete procedure is followed in which a single steel cage reinforcement is provided throughout the interior surface of the swimming pool. In guniting or shotcrete procedure, the concrete structure is constructed in one piece without any gap between the wall and the floor.

Step 5: Pump and Filter System for Swimming Pool

A filter system and pump, together, are arranged on a large tank, either made of concrete, metal, etc. Before concreting, the plumb lines are provided to take water from the swimming pool to the filter system and back to the swimming pool. The filter system and pump are also connected to a  water line to take fresh water to the pool. The arrangement is necessary to replace the water lost from the pool due to splash out or evaporation.

Step 6: Concreting in Swimming Pool Construction

Perform the shotcreting or guniting of walls and floors by a concrete of standard mix. Use special tools to shape the surface as per the design. After finishing the concrete, it must be cured for a while. Generally, the thickness of the concrete base and walls of the pool determines the durability. More the thickness, less is its exposure to fissures and cracks. Generally, the thickness of the bottom of the pool is provided greater than the walls.

Step 7: Waterproofing the Concrete Pool

The most popular ways to waterproof concrete pool are by using tiles, glass, ceramic, or use of epoxy-cement system or any waterproofing membrane. The selection of the waterproofing method is performed based on the water table level of the area and moisture conditions of the soils. The waterproofing of walls and floors is done to make it watertight.

Step 8: Construction of Coping

Coping is the walking room provided around the pool’s edge. It can be made either by concrete, marble, tile, or stone. Always wait for two to three days after the construction of coping to fill the pool.

Step 9: Cleaning and Filling the Pool

The last stage is cleaning the swimming pool and filling it with water ready for use. You can now enjoy your swimming Pool.

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