Method To Build A Swimming Pool

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how to build swimming pool

HOW TO BUILD SWIMMING POOL

Building a pool in your house is not rocket science, simply hire pool contractor’s to get your job done. You must be having pool contracting companies in your circle or someone from your family or friends just built a pool in their house, get some ideas from them, or else the following are the guidelines that how to build a swimming pool.

SWIMMING POOL SHAPES, SIZE, AND PICTURES

CHART – 1

swimming pool shapes and sizes

CHART – 2

swimming pool shapes

SOME TIPS FOR INGROUND POOL DESIGNS

  • Consult with pool contractors
  • Ask them to provide you with pool shapes chart
  • Request for a swimming pool layout as per your area
  • If possible ask them to furnish 3D image for your future pool 
  1. HOW TO BUILD A POOL 

This method describes the activities that will be carried out in the construction of the swimming pool from setting out to completion of the pool finishes. Are you interested in an Intex pool Dubai products?

STEP BY STEP METHOD FOR HOW TO BUILD SWIMMING POOL – STRUCTURAL WORKS

  1. The concerning swimming pool will be set out with reference to primary setting out points and cross-checked by MC’s/CONSUL’s surveyor. An existing level survey will be conducted by pool surveyor to ascertain the extent of excavation/ filling of soil required.

swimming pool setting out plan

swimming pool section details

SWIMMING POOL CLEANING AND CLEARING OF GRADE

  1. Soon after the survey, cleaning and clearing the existing grade will start. All contaminated and waste materials will be removed and disposed of off-site.  Before filling (if required) commences, the subgrade will be watered, leveled, compacted, and tested.

SWIMMING POOL EXCAVATION/ FILLING/ COMPACTION 

swimming pool exavation

  1. Swimming pool excavation will be carried out to a max of 1000mm beyond the actual profile of the structure length and widthwise. The depth of the excavation will be to the required profile of the structure.
  2. Excavation in excess (if any) will be backfilled to the profile as mentioned above and will be pool backfilled with the excavated material in layers not exceeding 300mm. compacted with pedestrian rollers/ plate compactors to 95% max. Dry density and tested prior to filling of the next layer. Check out more about how to build a lake and pond.

POOL FILLING AND COMPACTION 

  1. Filling where necessary will be carried out with excavated material (as mentioned above) to the required profile of the structure.
  2. The soil will be tipped over the fill area and spread by a BOBCAT/ FRONT WHEEL LOADER in layers not exceeding 300mm thickness.
  3. This will be watered and compacted with pedestrian rollers/ plate compactors to 95% max. Dry density and tested prior to filling of the next layer. 

SWIMMING POOOL STUB PLUMBING

  1. After the completion of the compaction and testing of the final layer, trenches for laying all the UPVC pipework below the base slab will be excavated and formwork in sacrificial block work constructed for the sumps. All pipework will be laid as per approved drawings and supplier’s specifications, pressure tested for a minimum period of 24 hours prior to backfilling and leveling to the required profile. 

BLINDING/CONCRETE BELOW THE SWIMMING POOL BASE SLAB 

  1. Blinding concrete to the required thickness as approved will be laid on a layer of 1000g polythene sheets over the prepared surface. The swimming pool blinding concrete will extend a minimum of 200mm beyond the edge of the base slab.  This is for the installation of sacrificial blockwork. 

SWIMMING POOL FORMWORK 

  1. Formwork for the outer edge of the base slab and walls will be in the form of 150mm pool hollow blocks laid on cement sand mortar on the blinding concrete. The constructed block work will be left as sacrificial formwork.
  2. Areas, where both sides of the wall are exposed and/or is restricted, conventional formwork with timber, will be used or expamet ‘HIRIB’ will be tied to the rebar’s as a permanent insitu formwork. 

REINFORCEMENT/STEEL WORKS FOR SWIMMING POOL

swimming pool steel works

  1. All rebar BRC mesh or loose steel for the pool as per the drawing will be cut, bent, and stored according to the relevant code of practice. All rebars will be placed to the required spacing as per the approved drawings and tied with an approved binding wire.  Cover blocks of approved quality and type will be used to obtain the required cover to the rebar.  Two layers of rebar will be separated with ‘chairs’ made of 8/10mm rebar.  Lapp lengths of 50 times the diameter of the bar will be provided.

steel mesh for pool

steel for works for pool

SWIMMING POOL FITTINGS AT THE TIME OF POOL CONSTRUCTION

  1. Prior to the installation of the pool fittings, all MEP embeds shall be rechecked to ensure compliance with the requirements and final location of the fittings. All pool fittings shall be provided as per the approved drawings and suppliers’ specifications.

POOL GUNITE/SHOTCRETE

pool gunite concreting

  1. After completion of the reinforcement and pool fittings in the swimming pool structures and prior to the commencement of the pool gunite concrete, setting out points shall be re-established and rechecked by all parties concerned (i.e. Main Contractor, Consultant) to ensure compliance with the dimensions, squares, level, etc. as per the final finish requirements before guniting your pool.

overflow channel concrete cutting

INSTALLATION OF THE SWIMMING POOL EDGING/ COPING

pool edging coping

  1. Installation of the water feature edging/coping will follow the completion of the gunite shell.
  2. The coping stone will be bedded on a site mixed mortar of 1: 4 cement: 0 to 5mm washed aggregate mixed with water as required installed approximately 25mm thick as a leveling course. A thin bed of the approved tile adhesive is installed on the mortar bed while it is still green and the coping/edging is set over this to line and level.
  3. The precise recommendations of the tile adhesive master tile 30 manufacturer should be followed concerning the suitability of the background, the mixing procedure, the method of use, the thickness of the adhesive, and the open time after spreading.
  4. It is important to the appearance of the finished coping that unsightly cut slabs are avoided and that joints are butt jointed. Cut courses in both directions should:
  • Be determined in advance
  • Be as large as possible
  • Be arranged in the least prominent of alternative locations. To ensure that rows of coping are true in level and line, level and line should be established prior to starting the works
  • All joints in the coping would be grouted with the approved tile grout

SCRATCH COAT

  1. Surface preparation:
  • Surface to be rendered/screeded must be clean and free from all dust, loose materials and grease. As the gunite surfaces will be formed to the required profile using a sharp-toothed trowel this completed surface will not require any further preparation for the bonding of the scratch coat.
  1. Application:
  • The surface shall be saturated with water and any standing water shall be removed. A (15mm) thin layer of cement slurry shall be applied to the surface.
  • Mix proportions for the scratch coat shall be 1 part of cement (SRC) to 4 parts of 3/16” washed aggregate (measured by volume). All ingredients shall be proportioned and measured by means of calibrated boxes or containers of such nature, that the quantities can be accurately checked at any time.  Ingredients shall be mixed in mechanical mixers at the site with a minimum quantity of water necessary to give plasticity for laying.
  • The finish shall be brought to a uniform surface free from defects and blemishes to provide a satisfactory surface to receive the tiles.

LYING OF POOL TILES.

swimming pool tiles fixing

  1. Glass mosaic or ceramic tiles for swimming pool
  • Drawings provided for design and murals should be checked before any fixing commences.
  • The setting out of the finished work should be controlled from a given datum. To ensure that the rows are truly horizontal, a level line should be established to position the starting row of sheets.
  • A gauge rod should be made indicating the overall measurement of a given number of sheets of mosaic with the specified joint widths.
  • The work should be planned to start fixing at the top of the areas to be covered.
  1. Preparation for pool tiles
  • All mosaics should be inspected. Designs and murals should be laid out prior to fixing. The paper of paper-faced mosaics should be clear of the edges to assist with joint alignment while the sheets are being fixed.
  • Bending method for swimming pool tiles
  • For the details of the adhesive proposed, refer to Approved material submission.
  • Thin bed adhesive. Both cement-based and organic-based adhesives are suitable. The precise recommendations of the adhesive manufacture should be followed concerning the suitability of the background, the mixing procedure, the method of use, the thickness of the adhesive, and the open time after spreading.
  1. Application of pool tile
  • Paper faced mosaics should be pre grouted. Sheets of mosaics should be fixed in horizontal lines starting at the top. Each sheet should be placed in position as accurately as possible and tapped with a laying on the trowel, or wooden beater so that full contact with the bedding is achieved.
  • It is important that horizontal and vertical alignments are checked as the work proceeds.
  • The joint width established when the mosaics were assembled should be maintained between the sheets.
  • A sheet of mosaics that have been pre-grouted should have the joints between them filled with grout as the work proceeds.
  • After the sheets have been firmly tapped in place my any facing papers should be removed by soaking and sponging (only after the bedding has completely set). Any necessary adjustment should be carried out before the bedding sets.
  • Any surplus cement or adhesive remaining on the face of the mosaic should be removed before it its sets.

SWIMMING POOL TILE GROUTING PROCESS

pool grouting

  • Materials List Subsequently, grouting between tiles is checked and re-grouted where necessary or entire area.
  • The grouting should be rubbed over the surface to fill the joints as the work proceeds. After the grout has hardened sufficiently the surface of the work should be washed over with water and left clean.
  • Excessive grout over the surface shall be cleaned before the initial setting of the grout. Care shall be taken to remove the excess grout completely from the face of the tiles.

WARNING..!!! 

  • Works will be carried out in accordance with the “Site Safety Regulations for Operations Management”
  • All the safe practices will be adopted during the construction of the water features.
  • Wherever the special work permit is required will be taken before commencing that particular work.
  • All necessary personal protective equipment to be used.
  • Proper access for the labors and equipment will be provided to the place of repairs.
  • All the machinery will be checked for its maintenance records.
  • The site will be cleaned from all the debris, steel waste, nails, etc.

RECTANGLE INGROUND POOLS

Rectangle inground pools are great additions to backyard living that are a true treasure. Adding one to your home can increase your property value and provide you and your family with many years of enjoyment.

SWIMMING POOL BUILDERS

The process of shopping for a swimming pool, above ground or in-ground, can be lengthy and difficult to complete but doesn’t have to take up too much time. There are plenty of pool builders across the country that all have their own benefits from the other swimming pool contractor. Each pool for sale today offers different features for buyers to choose from. Interior lighting, heating, and jets are the most popular features offered in all types of swimming pools today. Pool builders can work with small, large, or even their own companies. These builders have a large amount of experience in the construction of swimming pools as well as the installation of the swimming pools at the clients’ property.

WHY CHOOSE INGROUND POOL

If you’re thinking about installing a pool in your back yard you might be trying to decide whether to go with an above ground pool or an inground pool. The type of pool you choose is going to determine just how much fun you can have in the water and also how much money you are going to have to put down. Here are some of the differences between above ground pools and inground pools that show inground swimming pools to be the best choice for at-home pools.

1 TO ALL METHOD FOR HOW TO BUILD SWIMMING POOL – MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL WORKS

SWIMMING POOL STUB PLUMBING 

  1. The detailed drawing showing swimming pool, children’s pool, lap pool & water feature layout and fittings fixing details will be submitted for the approval and works will be carried out as per the approved drawings.
  2. The stub plumbing to be carried out via water feature shell works in progress. The uPVC pipes with puddle flanges to be provided for base drain, inlet, vacuum point, and overflow. 25mm dia PVC conduit to be provided in an underwater lightbox.

SWIMMING POOL SURROUNDS PLUMBING

  1. The Piping works between the pool and water feature, plant room will be carried out when the surrounding area of the pool and the area between the pool and plant room is ready. The area has to be cleared of debris and plastered whenever necessary.
  2. The uPVC piping works will be fixed as per approved drawings and manufacturers’ recommendations, please refer to the attached manufacturer’s brochure for more details for pipe fixing and jointing – Refer to Appendix 1 (Manufacturer’s Recommendation – Handling, Transport, Storage, Pipe Laying and Jointing).

SWIMMING POOL PIPE PRESSURE TESTING

pipe pressure testing

  1. The pressure testing will be carried out after completion of the surrounds plumbing. The pipe length to be tested may be blanked off using a blanking plate previously drilled and tapped for test equipment connection. Testing should not be carried out against closed valves. Prior to testing, care should be taken to ensure that all solvent welded joints in the pipe system have developed full strength. Correct support and anchorage of any above-ground sections of the pipeline is also necessary. Pipelines at level 23 will be passing through trench works through previously installed puddle flange pipe and pass through the pump room at level 22A. while the pipeline for water feature will be anchored to the ceiling after proper coordination with other services.
  2. With the standpipe, valves, and pressure gauge assembled, filling of the main can begin. The water supply shall be provided by the contractor adjacent to the test positions for the hydraulic testing. The main should be charged slowly, preferably from the lowest point with any air cock in the “open” position. They should be closed in sequence from the lowest point only when water, visibly free from aeration, is being discharged through them.
  3. Pressure testing can then begin by pumping slowly until the required pressure is attained. The hydrostatic testing specification will be at the discretion of the responsible Engineer but should not exceed 1 ½ time the designed working pressure of the lowest-rated component in the system and time duration of 24 hours.
  4. In this case, the test pressure will be 3 bar.

SWIMMING POOL EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION

pool equipment installation details

  • The equipment installation will be carried out according to the manufacture instructions and the equipment layout will be as per the approved drawings. Equipment installation shall commence once the pump room finish or first coat is completed.
  • The following to be provided in the plant room by others @ level 22A, Level4 & basement level.
  • Main electrical supply – As per the equipment load requirements, the main electrical cable to be provided next to the control panel as shown in the drawing.
  • Main water supply – Water supply line with valve and maximum pressure 1.5 Bar. (Refer plant room drawing for location)
  • Backwash line – to avoid flooding other services or floor traps, a backwash collection tank shall be used to collect and reduce the pressure of backwash will be then discharged by gravity into the floor trap.
  • A floor drain to be provided in the equipment area for an above-ground pump room.
  • Concrete plinth for pumps with anti-vibration cork pads.
  • Adequate ventilation & lighting. 

SWIMMING POOL ELECTRICAL WORKS

electrical control panel

  • All electrical works include surrounding conduits and cabling, installing underwater lights, trunking works for electrical circuit works of underwater light, and installation of the control panel.
  • Surround conduits and cabling to be laid as per approved electrical layout. A 25mm dia PVC conduit to be provided in an underwater lightbox. PVC flexible cables of 10mm dia will be region and through 25mm dia PVC conduits in the embedded region and through G.I. trunking in the exposed region. A separate electrical circuit containment will confirm an extra cable for earthing purposes.
  • Trunking works for plant room to be G.I. with dimension 75 x 75mm as per the approved submittal.
  • Installation of control panel selected is designed as per the equipment load requirement, to provide, supply to pumps underwater U.V. units, and heat pumps. The location of the control panel will be as per the approved plant room layout.

POOL FITTINGS INSTALLATION

The installation of pool fittings to be carried our prior to the completion of the swimming pool, lap pool, water feature floor tile finishes. The pool fittings installation to be closely coordinated and the tiling around the pool fittings to be fixed after the installation of the inlet/ drain.

SWIMMING POOL TESTING & COMMISSIONING

The testing and commissioning of the water feature can be carried out after providing permanent electricity, water supply, and drainage connections to the plant room. The water feature to be cleaned properly prior to the initial filing of the water. Refer to Appendix 2 – (Method Statement for Testing & Commissioning).

SOME RELATED QUERIES REGARDING THE SWIMMING POOLS ARE BELOW

HOW TO BUILD A CHEAP SWIMMING POOL 

to be described soon.

HOW TO BUILD A INGROUND POOL 

to be described soon.

POOL CONSTRUCTION 

to be described soon.

INGROUND POOL COST 

Basically, the inground post cost depends on the pool size and its equipment etc. For example, if your pool size is 90m2, then it will cost you around 380 dollars per sqm x 90sqm = 34250 dollar something. it will include pool filtration system such as pump, filter along with small chemical feeder. The above cost is for a small swimming pool with basic pool requirement. If you want to include an automatic dosing system for pool, heating cooling system (heater/chiller) with designed pool tiles then the picture will be different.

IN GROUND POOLS 

to be described soon.

INDOOR SWIMMING POOL 

to be described soon.

SMALL INGROUND POOLS 

Regarding the small pools, we have mentioned above.

HOW MUCH DOES AN INGROUND POOL COST 

to be described soon.

INGROUND POOL PRICES INSTALLED 

to be described soon.

INGROUND SWIMMING POOLS 

to be described soon.

INGROUND POOL COST ESTIMATOR 

The estimated price for the pool is mentioned above, kindly read.

HOW MUCH DOES A 12X24 INGROUND POOL COST 

To know more about 12×24 inground pool cost, you may check above I have given some ideas in sqm.

RECTANGLE INGROUND POOLS

to be described soon.

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