Building a pool is not the easiest thing, especially if it is a pool of concrete. However, with certain skills in construction work, as well as remarkable patience, you can create a rest corner on your site. In hot weather, the pool will become a place to relax and at the same time decorate the appearance of the site. The pool will look great next to the rock garden, alpine slide and other decorative elements of the garden. In this article we will explain how to make a concrete pool with your own hands at the cottage, give step by step instructions, as well as video and photo materials.
Pros and cons
Before you build a concrete pool, you need to know in advance about its pros and cons. The main advantage of this design is that it is durable and inexpensive. Construction will require only concrete, waterproofing materials and finishing.
The lack of a concrete structure in its static nature. Such a pool can not be transferred. And if mistakes are made during construction, you will have to rebuild the pool completely.
General information about concrete basins in a video format:
The pool of concrete is built in several stages:
Pit for the pool
When all the work described above has been completed, the pool is theoretically ready. However, we must not forget that he needs a drain system, as well as a decorative finish.
The water pumping system should be thought out already when formwork is installed.
It’s easy to make a water pumping system. At the design stage should consider and ladder.
The pool is contaminated and may even bloom. To prevent flowering, you can use special formulations. Pool cleaning is required at least once a week. However, when installing a skimmer system, such procedures can be reduced to once a year.
The best option for pool cleaning is a skimmer system.
The skimmer system is designed so that cleaning happens on its own. In this case, the water in the pool does not even have to change. Another device is the overflow system. Usually it is not used in private pools, because it is very expensive. However, you can try to make it yourself.
Water pumping system
To prevent leaves and debris from falling into the pool, you can protect it with special dome. Such canopies today have become very popular. In appearance, they resemble greenhouses.
Pool cleaning products can be found in specialty stores that have everything you need for reservoirs and similar systems.
Decorating with stones
The swimming pool can be decorated and refined differently. First of all, it is necessary to trim its edges. To do this, you can lay tile or other material. Someone prefers to make a circular path of natural stone.
The swimming pool itself can be made fabulous, especially at night. To do this, just install under the water special LED flashlights. Such lamps can shine and sparkle, and can create a quiet glow.
You can also set the backlight around the pool. This will make the landscape of the site more expressive and give it additional charm. Having built a concrete pool, it would be simply unacceptable to leave it in the form of a stone bag. Arrangement of a rest corner is a must. If the construction of a concrete pool is hard work, then all other works should bring only pleasure. Installation of various systems such as additional lighting, water heating functions or decorating the sides does not take much time. If you wish, you can even install a fountain near the pool.
The pool is heated with a boiler. In the West, even in warm countries, it is installed on a mandatory basis.
In the conditions of the Russian climate, the installation of a swimming pool heating system is simply necessary, especially if you plan to use the pool during the cool season.
With its help, it becomes possible to adjust the water temperature. The optimum temperature should be at 26 degrees. The heating system runs on electricity when it comes to outdoor pools. Gas boilers can also be installed in buildings.
You can also get acquainted with the process of building a concrete pool by watching the following video: