The pool site
The ground on which the pool is to be built
Is your ground suitable for building a pool? Depending on whether its composition is clayey, granitic, slaty, etc., the pool earthworks will be more or less complex to construct. However, whatever the nature of the soil, the ground must be stabilised to avoid cracks appearing in the pool or pool terrace. In the case of ground that has been backfilled, we recommend at least a 10-year stabilisation period to ensure stability, and therefore the sustainability of the works. Any upwelling of water that could push the pool upward and cause serious damage should also be taken into account. In the case of damp soil, ensure that a relief well or a hydrostatic valve is installed at the bottom of the pool, in order to eliminate this risk.
The pool location
Particular attention should be paid to choosing your pool's location, because it will largely determine its long-term success: think pleasant, practical, proximity, safety, orientation and maintenance.
Besides a space that is large enough to accommodate the pool and its deck, several criteria should be borne in mind to help you choose the right location.
The most practical
Easy to access from the house. Remember that the further the pool is from the house, the more difficult and therefore expensive it will be to supply it with water and electricity, as longer pipes, cables and trenches will be required.
The most pleasant
Maximum sunshine. Carefully observe the path of the sun across your site: every minute of sunshine gained represents a corresponding amount of warmth transferred to the water in the pool, as well as a corresponding amount of pleasure.
The furthest from vegetation
Avoid proximity to certain types of vegetation. Your enemies are not only leaves, but especially pollen that clogs the filter and pine needles that pass through it and end up in the pump impeller. To protect you from the wind and create shaded areas while minimising maintenance, choose suitable species such as evergreen cedars, hedges, oleander, ivy, etc.
The best oriented
Except in the case of a garden fully sheltered from the wind, ensure that the skimmers (water recovery valves) always face the prevailing wind to make it easier for the debris floating on the surface of the water to be directed toward them.
Ensure that the pool is clearly visible from the house to make it easier to oversee and prevent inappropriate use.
The most discreet
Protect your privacy and intimacy. Choose a location away from prying eyes.
NB: you may also choose to install a pool inside your house so that you can enjoy it 365 days a year regardless of the season and the weather. Technical constraints for indoor pools are particularly stringent. Permanent ventilation and special insulation to prevent moisture penetrating the rest of the building must first be installed.The pool
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