Wall a pool itself


For a long time a swimming pool was considered a prestigious status symbol of wealthy homeowners. But with the ever-increasing and cheaper supply of tools and building materials, many do-it-yourselfers think about building their own pool. There are various techniques to choose from. Of course, the classic thing is the walls of a pool. Below you will find useful information and a detailed guide to the pool itself.

Different pool constructions

Many homeowners also dream of having their own swimming pool. Until just a few years ago, the accessories were exorbitantly expensive. Only with the steadily rising demand and the price war on the Internet was the necessary material (especially the pool technology) affordable. Basically, you can build a pool differently.

  • Stone wall
  • Submerge steel wall pool to set up
  • Mixture between pool and pond with pond liner

Walling a pool is demanding and high quality

The most demanding construction method is of course the brick swimming pool. But he is also very robust and durable. In addition, you can design the pool so that any swapping of the pool technique (more modern equipment or in case of defects) is simple.

Observe construction law requirements

But as in many other areas, a swimming pool can be licensed at the building office. In particular, if you want to sink the pool in the ground, specifications are to be met from a certain excavation depth. So before you start excavating, be sure to visit the Building Department.

Static calculations also necessary

Depending on the size of the pool, there is also pressure from the ground to the pool. If the pool is on an increase, pay attention to a corresponding expansion. Also, the compaction is crucial because depending on the pool size, the weight of the water is discharged through the pool.

Step by step instructions to the pool itself

  • concrete blocks
  • cement
  • sand
  • water
  • Reinforcement or structural steel in various designs
  • all pool equipment (skimmers, pumps, water pipes, inflow and outflow, filter system etc.)
  • possibly mine safety
  • Pool lining (kit or self assembled)
  • Mini excavator or excavator
  • Container service for removal from the ground
  • Cement Mixer
  • mortar bucket
  • mortar bucket
  • trowel
  • pointing trowel
  • Maurerhammer
  • Fäustel
  • guide
  • plummet
  • spirit level
  • Tool for pool technology

1. Preparatory work

If you have obtained any necessary permits and static calculations, you can begin by staking out the pool area. Then the digging of the pit follows.

Depending on the size, you must take into account the necessary thickness of the concrete floor slab. In addition there is the additional depth for technical components, which can be below the pool (drainage systems in some kits).

2. Pour the pool floor plate

The next step is then pouring the bottom plate. For this purpose, the foundation is laid out with sufficient structural steel meshes and then filled with concrete. Depending on the size, the subsequent waiting time for curing may last for weeks.

3. Walls of the pool walls

Then you can finally start with the walls of the pool walls. First of all, pay attention to all recesses for technology (pool and lighting technology). The walls of the pool walls are as in conventional walls in the offset. Also note the thickness of the pool perimeter walls required by the plan.

4. Interior of the swimming pool

The interior work can now be done completely different. So the walls can be plastered with appropriate plaster and then sealed. However, companies that specialize in self-construction of pools by their customers, but also offer special sealing plates that are simply glued to the pool walls. Then comes a very resistant sealing foil, which is cold-welded. Of course, you can tile your pool but also classic, but this is hardly applied.

5. Connection of pool technology

Once all the materials, adhesives and building materials have dried and hardened, you can begin installing the technology. Under certain circumstances, you must again carry out sealing work here. Finally you just have to let in the water and jump in.

Tips & Tricks

As you plan the pool, be aware that you may be able to install awnings or create the surrounding landscape (gardens and terraces) later on. You also need to be aware that a pool is not just a work-in-progress during the Wall. Once the water has been filled up, the pool needs daily care and cleaning measures (cleaning the pool, decoiling the leaves), and in the fall, releasing and wintering the pool.


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