How to build an inground swimming pool: from building permits to do-it-yourself to build a swimming pool directly in your home garden.
If you have finally overcome the dilemma between inground or above ground swimming pool and have finally decided to build one inground pool, this page can give you a lot of practical information onDIY constructionof aswimming pool in the garden.
How to build a DIY in-ground swimming pool
If your garden is very large, oneinground poolis what it takes to complete the picture. Making a do it yourself pool it is a difficult undertaking that only the most tenacious will be able to complete.
Generally, we allow ourselves to be discouraged by the idea ofinstall a DIY inground poolfor economic reasons (it is common to think that above ground pools are cheaper than inground ones) and for difficulties in design. In helps come DIY installation kits that make theinground poolsmore accessible. In fact, it really affects the cost of oneinground poolit's not so much the shape as it is the coatings. Apool liner of high quality can make the difference between oneinground poolcheap and a very expensive inground pool.
To get an idea of what it affects the cost final of a inground pool and on permissions necessary, please visit the page: how much does an inground pool cost.
How to build a DIY inground pool:soil preparation
During the design phase, carefully choose the location for the installation of the pool. The pool must be exposed in full sun and sheltered from the wind. The ground intended for excavation must be flat and not sloping, otherwise you will find yourself doing several extra jobs. The instructions below look at one inground pool oval in shape, however, they can also be easily adapted to rectangular pools.
At the time of excavation you must take into account the space necessary for the construction of the perimeter structure of thepool, for each side you will have to calculate a surplus of 50 cm. In practice, the excavation will have to be one meter longer than the size of the pool.
The surplus space will be used for setting up the retaining walls. The excavation must also take into account thebase insole which must have a thickness of at least 12 - 15 cm. After having carried out the excavation, in fact, it will be necessary to compact the bottom soil as much as possible and to create a perfectly smooth and leveled reinforced concrete slab.
The retaining walls will form the two main side walls of the pool. The side walls, as well as the slab, must be in reinforced concrete and the anchor rods must be left in the upper part. The supporting walls must have a height equal to the sheet of the pool. To make the supporting walls, hollow building stones with a size of 24 cm are very suitable.
To ensure good stability to theDIY inground pool, the stones of the wall must be laid alternately and reinforced with construction steel. For the preparation of reinforced concrete, we invite you to read the article dedicated toDIY mortar. The hollow stones, once laid, must be filled withlean concrete of cement.
Once the excavation has been carried out, all that remains is to mount the base profiles. The individual elements of the base profile will form an oval with the help of junction tubes. The base profile that will be placed on the bottom of the excavation must match perfectly with the perimeter.
Do not worry: the exact length of the base profile can be adjusted after mounting the sheet, you just need a metal saw to cut the last segment of the profile.
DIY inground pool:assembly of the sheet metal
After installing the base, all you have to do is place the rolled metal sheet along the perimeter of the excavation. The sheet metal carriespre-engraved seatsfor the skimmer and inlet nozzle, during installation make sure that these elements are facing upwards because they must be on the upper part of the sheet.
Join the two ends of the sheet using the interlocking profile of the construction kitDIY inground pool. After the installation of the entire pool, you will have to lay the lining, fill the pool and fill the external part of the excavation. The filling must be carried out with lean concrete with a thickness of 20 cm.
How much does it cost to build an inground pool
A kit with plain liner (the blue ones) can be bought at prices starting from 1,500 euros. On Amazon, the pool pictured above is priced at around 2,500 euros. For more information on prices, please refer to the official page:pools on Amazon. At the cost of the inground pool you will have to add a little more for the purchase of building materials, but it will be a very small investment.
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