To have a pool at home is to be able to have a space to enjoy with family and friends, the construction of a pool implies design details that can not be overlooked so as not to spoil an investment; achieve a design that adapts to your home and manages to interact with other environments.

The construction of a pool is somewhat more complex than it seems, at first glance it is only a glass with four walls that must be well insulated to prevent water from leaking, but there is much more than that.

We tell you these errors so that you have them in mind

  1. Do not analyze the space.

Why is this so important? Well simply because it is the first step, the most irreversible and the one that can cause more headaches in the future.

In this place there are no shadows and receives the greatest amount of solar rays for the pool.

  • Continue studying the feasibility of the pool in the desired terrain, taking into account the slope and the condition of the land.
  • This is a place where building a glass does not interfere with the same sources of other services such as electricity, gas, telephone, internet, drinking water pipe and design. Contact us to carry out this inspection.
  • The place of the machines is where all the necessary equipment will be placed for its correct operation.
  • We must check that the route of filling and recirculation pipes does not interfere with the existing pipes of other services such as: electrical, gas, telephone, Internet, potable water pipe and drainage. Contact us to carry out this inspection.
PROJECTSRFUSA. Image 1. Improvised construction of a pool in a small space (Jun-2019)
Image 1. Improvised construction of a pool in a small space (Jun-2019)

2. Do not opt ​​for a good coating.

The construction of a pool is an investment that involves a considerable expense. The finishes for the pool have been evolving over time and we currently have special materials for their coating that imply a higher cost but greater durability and resistance.

  • Ceramic coating, there are different types of ceramic coatings, which are differentiated by the composition of their materials, type of manufacture, thickness and finishes. Some of the most used are the following: Tile: They are very resistant to water and to use outdoors. Venetian: Also known as Gresite. Porcelain Stoneware: This type of coating has almost no water absorption.
  • Diamond Brite® is different from traditional pool plaster and is made of natural materials such as quartz. Brite® diamond is not affected by the aggressive chemicals in the pool and is able to resist permanent stains, is resistant to discoloration, is resistant to oxidation and does not rub.
  • In the private pool in recent years has been the tile that has won the game, both for the aesthetic that was demanded in the pool and the hardness and durability of the material.
  • Currently, a new type of liner called liner is being imposed, which is made of polypropylene plates that adapt to the glass of the pool, guaranteeing the watertightness of the glass.
  • Fiberglass is one of the most expensive materials with which a pool can be coated, but its cost is balanced with the time it lasts. It is not affected by changes in temperature, cleaning is usually quicker, does not require painting every year and is highly resistant to the sun.
PROJECTSRFUSA. Image 2. Installation of a pool liner (Jun-2019)
Image 2. Installation of a pool liner (Jun-2019)

3. Do not think security.

The pools are to enjoy. But do not leave safety aside. If at home your children are still young you should think about protecting them from future accidents.

  • It is essential that the pools have stairs or steps to allow easy access and exit of the pool, especially in the deepest parts. The edges of the pool must be of a rough material such as terrazzo, grit or rustic stone to avoid slipping.
  • All pools should have marks that give notice to where the lower and deep parts are located.
  • The deep must measure at least 30 inchs and the deepest part should not be more than 60 inchs deep.
  • Installation of Enclosures: Surrounding the installation with a fence is possibly the most chosen option by the majority. The fences prevent access to the pool, but we must ensure that the child is not able to climb it and jump.

Therefore, we must be proactive and choose a height that can not be exceeded by the little ones in the house.

PROJECTSRFUSA. Image 3. Use of steps and handrails in the pool (Jun-2019)
Image 3. Use of steps and handrails in the pool (Jun-2019)
PROJECTSRFUSA. Image 4. Enclosure and protection with pool cover (Jun-2019)
Image 4. Enclosure and protection with pool cover (Jun-2019)

In conclusion, when building a pool we must take into account each of the factors and accessories that we want to use, since later it can be difficult to correct construction errors.

A good architect with experience in the pool sector can be the solution.