In hot weather, the dacha especially wants to freshen up, and for this purpose a swimming pool is ideal. Of course, you can buy a ready-made pond and install. A more complex option is to build a swimming pool, especially if the work is done independently. In the absence of experience, you should not despair, you can cope with this task. The main thing is to follow instructions.
Before you get started, you need to determine the right place. It is better to install a pool on clay soil, it will perfectly hold water in case of leakage. Trees are the enemy of the construction, moisture will attract the root system, the pool will collapse. Low bushes will pollute the pool, the foliage falls all the time, branches fall. It is important to study the direction of the wind to exclude the entry of garbage into the pool. For convenience, the structure is better located near the water source, which will facilitate the filling process.
The size is determined depending on the purpose of the future design. To refresh enough oval small pool. For children a shallow version is made, jumping from the springboard requires a significant deepening, at least 2.5 m. You can combine zones with different depths, but in this case you need to install a strong grate to the very bottom. A sharp drop in depth is dangerous and even an adult can drown in such a basin.
A convenient and simple option is to purchase an already prepared bowl. The modern market offers a wide range of these designs. There is a significant plus of this purchase – the bowls are durable and tested, concrete pouring is often cracked when the ground moves. Capacity is divided into two types: plastic, composite.
The plastic bowl exhibits good mechanical stability and does not require the drainage of the pool for the winter period. The surface of the bottom is smooth and safe. In a particularly hot period, the surface can deform when exposed to high temperatures.
The pool is better placed in the shade, but when the temperature drops, the bowl returns to its position. The composite bowl has the same positive qualities as the plastic bowl. This pool perfectly tolerates temperature changes and does not deform. A significant disadvantage is the price, such a pool is not affordable for everyone.
You can make a bowl for the pool yourself from concrete. Size and shape can be any. Such work will take a lot of time, you need to make the formwork and pour the solution, after leaving it to dry completely. You can only cunning and pour out the bottom, and the side parts should be lined with metal sheets.
To install a finished bowl, you need to dig a foundation pit. In this case, the main thing is to make the right stop. Afterwards it is necessary to make markings with pegs and rope in the territory.
To deviate from the marking is better not less than a meter, then the cup will unobstructedly sink into the recess. Depth needs to be done also with a margin. The bottom of the groove should first be covered with sand and after placing it on the pillow, place a grid. This will strengthen the foundation for the cup. Further concrete is poured, with a thickness of at least 25 cm. Then it is necessary to proceed to thermal insulation. The solution is placed geotextile, which is covered with a heat insulator (you can use expanded polystyrene in slabs).
After lowering the tank to the pit, you need to connect all the communications correctly. The distance between the bowl and the ground must be concreted. That there was no deformation of the bowl, you need to install the spacers inside. The solution should not be poured immediately, it is better to fill the voids with layers of 30 cm.
Correctly installed pool will last for many years. For a street version it is better to make a shed, so that the air does not bring air and leaves.
Pool at the cottage with their own hands