What kind of pool for a summer residence

Historically, people always gravitated towards water: they settled on the banks of rivers and seas, built ponds near or even in the dwelling itself, contemplating the water, rested in their souls, plunged into the water - healed their bodies. Little has changed over the past thousand years, except that technology and building materials have become more sophisticated, and ideas have become more grandiose.

Kinds

An artificial pond for swimming or swimming, in which regular water purification is carried out, we call a pool. By design features distinguish: stationary (concrete, composite, wooden) pool; collapsible (frame) pool; inflatable pool. In addition, the pool may be: open; closed light canopy or pavilion. In the form of a bowl: round; oval; rectangular; curly.

Which pool will take 15 minutes to install?

Of course, inflatable. And this is not his only advantage. The inflatable pool can: be installed on any horizontal platform; take to the place of the picnic; complement with various accessories: for example, to arrange a fountain; match the color to the design of the site; dispense with heating by setting it in the sun; fearlessly make a training ground for children's games: nothing threatens them in it; to repair if there are problems; Shelf in the cupboard until next season. And one more thing: you won’t have to spend too much on it! When buying an inflatable pool, you need to check its equipment and assess the need to purchase the necessary accessories, since the additional costs can exceed the main purchase. Inflatable pools, as a rule, are small-sized, made of several layers of PVC film with a shelf life of up to three years. Round inflatable pools should be preferred: their reliability determines the uniform pressure on the walls. Such a pool is filled with air in different ways: all cavities and even the bottom; whole, all cavities, except the bottom; only those cavities that form the upper side holding the entire bowl. In the children's version, the side height: does not exceed 17 cm, which allows bathing one and a half year old babies in such a pool; 50 cm - permissible depth for three-year-old children; such a pool is called a "paddling pool"; 70 cm - for younger students making an attempt to learn how to swim; more than 1 m - for teenagers and adults. There are for sale inflatable structures with a superior swimming pool: with slides, trampolines, seats, a net for playing ball. The capacity of the pool (from 1 to 8 people) depends on its size. The main advantage of an inflatable pool: practicality and safety!

Frame pool

What is the difference between a frame pool and an inflatable pool? The difference of such a pool from all others: except for the material of the bowl, which remains soft and inoperative compactly folds. There are 3 types of frame reservoirs: seasonal (bowl - a three-layer reinforced PVC bag is embedded in a frame structure made of metal tubes); all-weather (with a bowl volume of up to 22 tons - the type of reservoir is a solid steel sheet bent around the perimeter with several layers of protective coating and reinforced with metal supports from the outside); stationary (consists of duralumin or plastic sections, the installation of which is carried out only once, using bolt, lock or adhesive joints). For all types of frame pool, three-layer bags made of PVC film are used. Such a structure allows a bowl depth of up to 2.4 meters and can last up to 15 years. The installation of the frame pool will take 45 minutes. Frame pools can successfully compete with concrete stationary ponds: guaranteed strength, installation easier, they do not require restoration work after a cold season, the location can be changed without damage to the structure.

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The choice is yours. Here are the arguments

The choice is yours. Here are the arguments: What is better for giving an inflatable or frame pool? Which to choose? For an inflatable pool: If you are guided by the simplicity of installation and the bathing device for children, then stop at an inflatable pond made of PVC. It cannot be damaged during operation by shock loads, it is simple and safe for children's games. With an increased size, the inflatable pool is reinforced with a polyester mesh and an inflatable side with stretch marks. In this form, it can be used for swimming even for adults. This is the most economical option. Oversized inflatable pools are equipped with bedding under the bottom, a filter and a pump, an awning for shelter from rainwater. Cons: From time to time you have to pump air. Not all bowl bag materials can withstand intense sunlight. Regular pool cleaning is carried out manually using detergents. It is necessary to take care of draining a large volume of water in advance. If there are pets - the pool will not live up to the warranty period.

Per frame pool:

Seasonal frame pool reinforce the design of duralumin tubes. It is installed without deepening, on a flat surface, and can do without filtering water, using harmless reagents. Withstands heavy loads without deformation. Such a pool is not difficult to move to a new place. Convenient for transportation in the trunk of a car. You can use a special cleaning system for round-the-clock purification of water from debris. The size of the bath allows an adult to swim, and if necessary, you can change the water in it as a result of draining and fresh gulf. It has a longer life than an inflatable. For the winter, such a pool is dismantled for storage, although the bowl material is frost-resistant. Cons: The pool walls still have to be washed by hand due to a specific coating. Under it, you need to clear and prepare the site. Such a pool is not designed for additional equipment. High acidity is harmful to the pool. Her leap usually occurs after a water change. Acidity can be reduced by using the special “pH minus” agent. Monitor the pH with a special tester. Filters do not trap fats (from cream, suntan oil), so coagulation with the help of flocculants that bind these substances into foam, which is easy to remove from the surface of the water, is needed. For a successful choice of a country pool, you will need not only the intuition of the consumer and knowledge of the proposals on the market for this product, but also a practical assessment of your site, family composition, scale of operation and your own preferences.

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Characteristics of frame pools

The design of the frame pool is a frame and a bowl. There are collapsible (seasonal), frost-resistant (all-weather) and stationary frame pools. DIY models of frame pools are mounted directly on the site in the summer and dismantled at the end of the season for storage. They consist of metal pipes connected to a frame, inside of which there is a pool bowl.
Stationary frame construction
Stationary frame construction
The pond bowl is made of several layers of reinforced polyvinyl chloride, which has high strength. PVC film thickness ranges from 0.5 to 0.7 mm. In such pools, the pressure of the bulk of the water falls on the frame. This reduces the load on the bowl, so that the shape of the structure does not change when filling it with water. Pools of this type are designed for loading water up to 7 liters and are designed for bathing children under 12 years old.
Ponds of more significant volumes need to be strengthened. This is achieved by joining metal sheets around the perimeter. Pools with a shield frame are considered more durable than analogues with a tubular base. But if you compare the cost of a pool with a sheet frame and an identical pond with a tubular skeleton in size, the first option will be much more expensive.
Prefabricated construction on metal pipes
Prefabricated construction on metal pipes
The shape of the frame pools can be rectangular, oval or round, there are models of two semi-ovals attached to each other in the form of a "figure eight". You can verify this by looking at the photo of frame pools in the country. Seasonal models can be operated for 5–8 years, the cost is determined by the size of the frame pool and depends on the manufacturer.
Useful advice! When replacing water in a frame pool, connect a flexible garden hose to the drain tap and use this water to water the beds.
Standard scheme for connecting and tying the pool
Standard scheme for connecting and tying the pool
All-season frame structures can not be dismantled with the advent of cold weather. Such designs do not seem to differ from collapsible options, with the only difference being that 0.8 mm thick sheets have a profiled structure and a multilayer enamel coating. The sides of the structure and the frame of the frame with transverse beams do not allow the pool to deform when water freezes. The service life of the frame deep frost-resistant pool for a summer residence is up to 15 years.
Artificial frame reservoirs of a stationary type are made combined: duralumin, steel, plastic and wood impregnated with a moisture-resistant composition. They are mounted by means of bolt, lock and adhesive joints. The bowl is also made of 3-4 layers of PVC up to 1.5 mm thick. The design is reliable and rigid, but it is no longer possible to dismantle it without compromising the bowl material.
The frame structure can be installed depending on the season
The frame structure can be installed depending on the season
The advantages of stationary frame pools over seasonal ones are the maximum capacity depth, a variety of shapes (including complex curved ones), the possibility of depth drops in the bowl and a long service life (over 15 years). However, it is already impossible to transfer the structures to another place and the cost of construction is comparable to the cost of a concrete pool.

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