Build pool itself – how it works

Where’s the Pool Going?
Whether the pool is going to be submerged in the ground or rest on top of the ground, it’s a good idea to rest it on a concrete slab. A concrete slab will guarantee that one side of the pool won’t settle more than the other and cause cracking or strain in the pool material. However, at this point, less experienced DIYers will probably have to hire a concrete specialist to dig the hole, pour the slab, and make sure that it’s level.
If, on the other hand, you’re putting the slab on top of a structure, like the roof of a building in the city, you’ll have to make sure that the roof of the building is strong enough to support it. The specialists at Capital Construction Contracting Inc warn homeowners, “ A roof that is not properly maintained or a roof that is forced to hold too much weight may become structurally unstable and eventually collapse.”
Once you’ve figured out where the pool is going, now it’s time to figure out what it will be made of and how you’re going to construct it.
Steel Wall Pool
Around the edge of the bottom plate of the pool, rails are installed and the prefabricated steel walls are threaded into these rails. At this point, the walls can be welded to the bottom plate. Now, you’ve got yourself a basic pool basin. All that you need to do now is put a lining in the pool and drop it into the ground. Make sure that you back fill around the edges of the hole to make sure that the pool won’t warp. Now, you can fill the pool with water and start having a good time.
Concrete Wall Pool
You can make the walls of the pool with poured concrete, but this usually requires a bit of expertise, expertise that most DIYers don’t possess. For example, you’ll have to form up the walls, reinforce the wet concrete with rebar, and also make sure that all of the tubing for the piping and electrical work is in place.

One alternative to a poured concrete pool is to build the walls with cinder block or prefabricated stones. Since cinder block and prefabricated stones already have conduits for electrical work and rebar reinforcements, pretty much anyone can add those features. However, you may have to consult a professional to figure out how to add the pumps and filters to the pool. Then, the block or stones can be filled with concrete. Finally, you can plaster over the joints in the blocks or stones. Makes sure that you smooth any bumps in the wall so that nobody gets hurt swimming in the pool.

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