When planning the construction of a swimming pool, first of all, we must consider, what material to make the bottom and walls, that the tank is tight. We have various options to choose from: pour a pool of concrete, cover it with a special thick foil or opt for a coating of resin-glass laminates, ie polyester or epoxy resins. It all depends on the money, that we can allocate for this purpose, and the planned size of the tank.
The most durable pools are laminate tanks. They can be used for 30-50 years, without the need for any repair. Unfortunately, their disadvantage is the high price – they cost from 200 do 300 PLN per m2, depending on the amount of work required for the construction. if we want, so that you can swim freely in the pool, it should be at least 4×8 m and minimum depth 150 cm.
For one family, the large swimming pool is undoubtedly a luxury. In a small estate it can be a joint investment of several families – then it will not be so expensive.
Installing a laminate tank consists of several steps. First, a suitable sized pit is dug and formed, it hardens it with concrete and only on such a base is poured several layers of laminate; the last one is colored any color. Finally, the laminate is chemically cured, making it waterproof, resistant to weather conditions (especially frost and ice), chemical substances, mechanical damage. A well-placed laminate should have a completely smooth surface, as it facilitates cleaning and maintenance of the tank.
Old cracked pools can also be sealed with laminate (in concrete tanks a slight crack is enough, and the water that freezes in winter can burst even a well-reinforced wall). During renovation, a laminate coating is applied to the concrete and the tank looks like new.
You need to buy a pump for the tank, additional equipment will also be useful: heaters, filters, lighting. We also have to clean the water frequently. If we forget about it, After just four days, bacteria and algae will develop in the pool, and then the water will turn green and cloudy. To prevent this, special preparations are used, containing chlorine. The pH of the water is also important - it should be slightly alkaline (pH 7,2-7,6).
We can also arrange a pond in the laminate tank. If he has at least 15 m2 of area i 1,5 m deep, you can breed fish in it.
By planting a pond with plants, we will avoid problems related to chlorination of water, because they effectively purify water. They can be planted in specially formed bowls on the edges of the pond.
We often wonder, whether the water needs to be drained from the tank in winter. We don't have to do this, if it has walls that widen towards the top – the ice will then be pushed towards the surface.