The correct installation of a plunge pool

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The correct installation of a plunge pool

At swimming pool contractor Pocoinas they choose mini pools in fiberglass combined with durable materials to make consumers with a larger garden more aware.

When building a mini pool in Spain, one of the most important phases before construction begins is excavation.

Before starting the construction of our pool, we need to examine the condition of the land, its location, the location of the entrances and the connections of the installations. This is followed by a design of the pool area on paper.




Make sure that the machines and the swimming pool have free access to the place where they are to be installed.

Finishing levels must be determined, taking into account whether or not it is necessary to provide a coping stone finish on the edge of the pool.

It is advisable that if terraces are desired around the pool, it is best to take into account the correct terrace drainage. Before installing the pool on the plot, you must be informed of the applicable urban planning regulations. For this purpose, it is best to consult an architect about the conditions of the plot on which the pool and its installations will be installed.



The outer perimeter of the pool is drawn by the professional.
The excavation is carried out mechanically and as close as possible to the model according to the drawings for each pool model. The type of excavation will depend on the type of terrain and the height at which we want to install the pool.



In order to determine the type of the most suitable base, it is necessary to know the terrain where the pool will be installed. For the correct installation of a prefabricated pool, a 15 cm stabilised base must be laid, to weight the pool down for the main reason that it will stay in place in the event of high upward pressure from the groundwater.

If the soil on which the pool stands has a low bearing capacity, a compacted gravel filling must be provided prior to stabilisation. If the soil is of the expansive clay type, a reinforced concrete slab of min. 10 cm must be installed. If the soil has a high water table, a drainage system and a drainage system must be installed first.

These variables will be determined by the professional who prepared the implantation study in advance and who will supervise the installation work later.



During installation, the prefabricated pool is attached to suitable straps, moved using a mobile crane and brought to the excavation hole.

Where it is levelled until the pool is correctly levelled, according to the levels provided.



After placing the pool in the excavation pit, we proceed to connect the built-in accessories, filter system installation, power and water network.



It is best to fill in the contours of the above-ground excavation with a mixture of cement and sand that is compacted by hand. It is also better to leave the ground alone for a while after backfilling. For example, by building in the autumn and finishing in the spring and considering one terrace or not. In this way, the ground has half a year to settle. In addition, the advice is to work with stabilised soil rather than concrete. After all, this soil is easier to work with in the event of unexpected leaks and can easily be raised in the event of subsidence.



Once your pool is correctly connected, the pool can be quickly set up by immediately filling it with water up to three quarters of the way up the skimmer, then we make the filter installation ready for use and check whether there are any leaks.

We do this in the "rinse" mode and with a running filter pump we remove air and wash the sand from the sand filter and pipe circuits for about 4 minutes. We make sure that the filter system is ready for operation, with the key in filter position.


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