A country house with a private pool is great. After all, swimming is not just a pleasant pastime, but also a very useful physical activity for a person. But I want to warn you right away – if a decision has been made to build a swimming pool, then the ideal option is cooperation with engineers and architects, because it is they who can give good advice in this matter, so as not to disrupt the design of your home, and also to provide the necessary microclimate. In addition, the very first thing you need to decide on is where you want to see the pool: indoors, or would you prefer an outdoor option in the fresh air? Of course, a matter of taste, but it should be noted that the majority still have them outside their home, i.e. close to a building, for example, on a personal plot. However, for those who live in a country house all year round, the pool is probably still more relevant on the territory of the house..
If the pool is located in the building itself
To build a pool on the territory of your home, the most suitable places for this are the basement or basement, because placing the pool on the upper floors is strictly prohibited, because the consequences can be the most undesirable. At best, what you can afford on the top floor is a plunge pool or a small sauna.
If you choose a basement as a place, here you need to remember about engineering communications, for example, about the presence of supply and exhaust ventilation. By the way, the swimming pool inside the house is much easier to follow, and you can use it all year round, regardless of the weather, which is actually good.
If the pool is located on a personal plot
Placing the pool outside the building certainly has a number of its advantages, the main one of which is that being in it is accompanied by more active rest, because swimming takes place in the fresh air, closer to nature. Also, such a pool wonderfully complements the various parties with friends held in the house. However, there are also downsides. For example, the fact that swimming in an outdoor pool is directly dependent on the weather, despite the production «all-weather» pools, which are covered with a special canopy in case of rain or strong wind. In addition, such a pool is more prone to contamination from leaves and other debris, i.e. its cleanliness is much more difficult to maintain than the indoor pool. Not to mention the possibility of freezing in the winter – in order to avoid this, protective measures should also be taken.
Pool model selection
So, the place is determined. Now you need to decide on the pool model, namely, with the shape and depth. At the next stage, you should proceed to the most important thing – to determine the type, filtration, and also, with the decoration of the pool. As for the types, there are three of them: stationary, collapsible and inflatable. Depending on the type of your building, as well as on the size of the dwelling, this choice is made. Of course, the most durable and reliable are stationary pools, although they require considerable preparation. As a rule, the main material from which they are made is hydro-technical concrete, and tiles are used for cladding (if desired, another material can be used). Regarding the size and shape – it all depends on the area and your personal imagination. For the installation of the pool, it is recommended to involve only professionals who, by the way, can give valuable advice on design. But usually such pools are equipped for diving with everything you need, and also accommodate a lot of people. Additional functions can also be added, such as hydromassage or other wellness functions. Deformation of such basins is also not threatened, unlike other less stable species. Of course, in terms of price, the stationary type of pool is the most expensive..
As for the other two types, they are much easier to install, have smaller dimensions and are not so versatile. It all depends on the purpose of building the pool. If it is aimed at children, then the option of an inflatable reservoir, which is easy to assemble and disassemble, is quite suitable..
The collapsible type of the pool is a little more difficult to handle than the inflatable one, but it can also withstand more people.
More about the filtration system
There are two types of pools – overflow and skimmer, and the choice directly depends on its shape. For a classic rectangular pool, a skimmer filtration system is most suitable. A skimmer is a device that collects the top dirty layer of water, after which it is disinfected and cleaned. Make-up with already purified water is carried out through the wall holes. The difference between overflow pools is that the edge of the water with the rim in them is at the same level, while the water is poured into the side gutters as a result of the displacement of the clean water coming from the bottom of the pool.
In connection with all of the above, a well-designed project can only be done by a professional who will take into account everything necessary, including the complexity of supplying communications, and also help you with the choice of design. After all, you must agree that premature pool repair is an absolutely undesirable thing. And this usually leads to a breach of tightness, for example, due to poor-quality building materials, which result in a pool leak.