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Installation guide for pool kit

Installation guide for pool kit
The composition of a pool kit
Tracing and excavation of your pool
Fitting the panels of your pool kit
Applying concrete and bottom screed
Installation of plumbing and technical shelter
Installation and fitting of sealed liner and filling your pool


Your in ground pool

Installing your pool kit


A pool is a source of pleasure and well-being. Your pool should reply to 3 criteria's : quality, security and long life. The most popular construction techniques that are currently used are : fiberglass shell, concrete blocks, steel panels, resin... All of these techniques are a good choice and respect building norms.

An In ground galvanised pool kit is distinguished from the other techniques by : fast and simple installation, offering resistance to weather conditions and ground movement and perfect sealing using a liner or reinforced PVC.

The installation of a pool kit takes usually 2 weeks with 2 persons.
You don't need to have a specific qualification to install your own pool, you just need to be comfortable with DIY.
If you make this choice, you will economise an important budget in comparison to what you would spend if a professional company installed your pool.

You will find below, step by step, the progressive stages of your pool installation, from excavation to water fill.

To give you a global view, we invite you to watch the two below videos :

Installation of your pool kit part 1 :

Installation of your pool kit part 2:



Positioning the pool, choice of shape and pool floor, your choice of kit


The pool position is based on the sun exposure, dominant wind direction, neighbours positioning, and local planning permission regulations. Ideally, the land should be flat, without a direct view to neighbours, in an area without rock or water and access large enough for a mechanical digger.
The choice of the shape of pool is totally personal. Everything is possible when you are working from a kit. We advise you to go for a simple shape (square or rectangular) to simplify the positioning of your pool cover (Automatic covers : manual, automatic and solar energy powered, New Energy Guard Geobubble pool cover) and to ease the task of cleaning Electric pool cleaners.

Choosing the bottom surface of your pool : Don't anticipate a too-deep pool (maximum 190 cm for 8 x 4 m) as it will take too long to heat unless you install a heating system Pool Heat pumps.

Privilege the choice of a "diamond point" or "pyramidal" pool floor, allowing a shallow end and also to be in depth all around the pool perimeter, making the concept of the pool more child-friendly.
Diamond point schema

Choose a pool kit that measures 2mm in thickness (200/100th), on our page In ground galvanised pool kit or one of the Duralinox pool kits. The elements are rigid, do not bend and do not wave. The panels are bolted one to the other and at the back section of the kit, providing a perfect rigidity to the whole structure, resisting to the pressure of earth or water.

Liner cut to the exact dimensions of your pool is provided. You will see more detail of liner installation in the below pictures. The other solution to ensure perfect water sealing protection is reinforced PVC. This is a more resistant solution, but must be installed by a professional.

Position your pool correctly
Before you commence the construction of your pool you must ask yourself the following questions :

Which position will I choose for my pool? Anticipate access for a mechanical digger and the technical shelter.

You have the obligation to respect local regulations and laws.

You need to take into account the minimum authorised distance from neighbours and the surrounding public road.

Where should I position my pool?


Think of you future pools exposure. The most south facing zone will give the best sun exposure, and should be privileged. Identify the direction of the most dominant wind and position the skimmer opposite, enabling the easy recuperation of floating debris.
Remember, this construction requires specific construction techniques. For example, you pool cannot be constructed on a site that has already been landfilled, as this could lead to subsidence, non-stability or even collapsing. Also , pay attention as to what is under the chosen site - is there a service network? when building the foundations be sure there are no electrical cables, a gas line, a water line...

Make the right choice !
You will see to the right, the sun will not reach the pool, therefore, the water will not be warmed naturally.
Choose the right spot

Position of the pool
Don't build your pool close to a road (you'll collect residual dust), be cautious of trees close to the pool (particularly conifers) as they could transform your pool into a compost box! These factors could shorten the lifespan of your pool, pump and filter. The skimmer could be damaged quickly, the liner stained. You would also have more insects falling into the water.
If you wish to position your pool close to a line of trees, anticipate Autumn !

Access to construction site


The easier access you have to the site, the faster your construction will be completed. It is important nothing hinders the mechanical diggers path that will dig the pool cavity. Be sure that your terraces, paving stones or tarmacadam can support the weight of a digger if they are in its path.

Be careful of building engines !

Here you will see a digger "blocked" by a higher level. Access must be created before digging can begin!
Foundations


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