The pool is an opportunity to improve physical fitness and diversify your vacation, and therefore its construction is so popular among summer residents. But entertainment only in summer is often not enough, and if you need to go in for sports, you need to take care of an indoor pool in the country.
These constructions are quite convenient, their advantages cover the high financial costs. The benefits of indoor pools are obvious:
Moreover, the costs of additional equipment of the ventilation system... To create an optimal microclimate, there is a need to install dehumidification and air conditioning systems, since constant humidity must be removed from the room.
Before buying a propylene font, you need to find out its strengths and weaknesses.
Despite the existing disadvantages, polypropylene is considered one of the best materials for arranging a pool.
Polypropylene is a special type of plastic that is optimal for the construction of indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The material has high performance characteristics, due to which polypropylene hydraulic structures successfully compete with other types of pools (reinforced concrete, fiberglass, collapsible and frame). In addition, polypropylene is easy to work with, which allows you to create various forms of structures and bring unusual ideas to life on your own.
The installation of polypropylene pools has become very popular, since such structures have high-quality, durable waterproofing, have an attractive appearance and a long service life. In technical terms, polypropylene pools are reliable and are not inferior to traditional reinforced concrete hydraulic structures.
Polypropylene is a thermoplastic material characterized by high water resistance and toughness tested for bending, impact and torsion
For the manufacture of pools, standard polypropylene sheets are used with a size of 4 * 1.5 meters and a thickness of 8 and 5 mm. In addition to its special flexibility, polypropylene has the following technical and operational characteristics:
Products made of polypropylene sheet have high performance characteristics (wear resistance, low solubility, elasticity, durability) and have a wide range of applications.
Polypropylene pools have become widely demanded due to their advantages:
The disadvantages of polypropylene pools include:
The variety of sizes and shapes of polypropylene pools surprises and allows you to embody the most daring design ideas.
The size of the pool will depend on the purpose and location:
The shape will be determined by the configuration of the site and your own imagination. Typical forms of polypropylene pools include structures in the form of: circle, oval, bean grain, rectangle, corner.
Making a pool bowl with an intricate shape is a more complex process that requires special skills in working with polypropylene
In addition, a pool of complex shape requires more painstaking care - it is necessary to calculate the location and capacity of the filters, regularly purchase additional reagents.
For a home pool, the best shape is a circle, an oval and a rectangle. The traditional design can be diversified with interesting steps, handrails and other functional and decorative elements.
The standard depth of the pool is 1.5-1.6 m, but if you wish, you can order or build a pool bowl with your own hands with other parameters. In the pool where children will swim, it would be good to provide a separate zone with a depth of no more than 1 meter.
Fans of extreme diving from a springboard should provide a zone in the pool with a depth of about 2.5 meters. Alternatively, you can install a pool in which the depth increases gradually.
First of all, you need to choose a site for the future pool. It is desirable that it is on clay soil. The area around the pool should not be planted with shrubs and trees, so that fallen leaves do not clog the water.
After that, you can start arranging the pit.
Depending on the size of the pool, the bowl can be assembled as a whole or assembled from parts already in place. After the pool body is installed, it is necessary to connect the devices (water treatment, filtration, heating systems). The pipes from the systems are led to the service room, from which the equipment maintenance will be carried out.
The subsequent fixing of the pool bowl is as follows:
If you wish, you can buy sheet polypropylene for the pool and create a bowl yourself. To do this, you need to prepare the following tools and materials:
Tools for welding polypropylene are expensive, so it is advisable not to buy them, but to rent them from a company that works with plastic sheets
The manufacturing technology of polypropylene pools is as follows:
The do-it-yourself pool bowl is ready. The further procedure for installing the pool ("wiring" communications, pouring concrete, decorating the territory) is similar to the installation of the finished bowl described above.
Polypropylene is easy to use and durable in operation, and pools made of "thermoplastic sheet" are gaining more and more popularity every year due to their numerous advantages.
When the installation of the polypropylene pool is over, everything is installed, the space around the bowl is filled up. It is advisable to assemble the formwork and concrete the given space.When pouring with concrete, care must be taken that the walls of the bowl do not bend. Only before the start of the last stage of excavation is it necessary to make a trial run of the pool. For this, spacers are installed from the outside and the bowl is poured with water. This technique allows you to make sure the quality of the welding, that there are no leaks.
Pools made of polypropylene belong to the category of the most reliable structures. But even with high quality, such pools have to be repaired.
If you do not need to make any global changes - replacing waterworks, or re-equipping the pool lighting, or the pool room itself, which can be attributed to a major overhaul - then only minor and medium repairs remain.
Small repair Is an unforeseen repair. It can happen anytime: a backlight or a water heating element burned out, or a water supply pipe burst (usually made of PVC), or something else - these are all minor repairs.
Medium repair it is provided when not individual elements of a system fail, but the whole system: filtration, or heating, or hydraulic control of the spa pool. It may also require repair of the pool bowl itself (more often this is due to poor-quality welding of the seams).
So that there are as few repairs as possible, need proper care behind polypropylene pools. The main scourge of these structures is dirt and chemicals. It is necessary to completely clean the pool from dirt at least once a year mechanically, but for this you need to use detergents and disinfectants that are neutral to polypropylene, which are sold in all household chemical stores.
If you decide to build a pool with your own hands, then will need special equipment, materials. The most popular artificial water structures are made from propylene.
This does not require large finances, the technological process of manufacturing a pool from polypropylene will save almost 2 times the budget, and a multifunctional, easy-to-feed material will allow you to design a structure of any complexity.