What is a swimming pool:
A swimming pool often called a pool, is a structure designed to hold water in which one or more people may swim or bathe. Above-ground or inground pools can be found in residential settings, while public pools are commonly found in hotels, recreation centres and other public facilities. The word swimming pool covers a large range of different pool types, including wading pools, lap pools and diving boards. There are also pools designed specifically for various water sports such as swimming, diving, and water polo.
As of December 2015, there were approximately 10.4 million residential swimming pools and over 300,000 commercial pools in the United States.
Swimming Pool Design
A swimming pool is an excellent addition to any home. Not only does it provide a space for you to cool off and relax, but it can also be a great way to exercise and stay in shape. When you’re ready to add a pool to your home, there are a few things you’ll need to take into account to ensure that you get the perfect design.
First, you’ll need to decide on the size and shape of your pool. This will be determined by the amount of space you have available and how you want to use your pool. If you’re planning on using your pool for swimming laps, you’ll want a long and narrow design. But if you’re just looking for a place to cool off and relax, a smaller and more intimate pool will suffice.
Next, you’ll need to choose the material for your pool. The most popular choices are concrete, vinyl or fibreglass. Each type of material has its own advantages and disadvantages. Concrete pools are durable and customizable, but they’re also expensive and require more maintenance than fibreglass pools. Fibreglass/Vinyl pools, on the other hand, are less expensive upfront and easier to clean and maintain, but they’re not as durable as concrete pools.
Finally, you’ll need to decide where you want to place your pool in your yard. The location of your pool will determine how much sunlight it receives, which can impact how warm the water gets during the summer months.
Standard pool sizes and shapes-Imperial and Metric dimensions
|Type of Pool||Capacity in Gallons||Capacity in Liters||Typical Pool dimensions-Imperial
(Length x width)
|Typical Pool Dimensions-Metric (length x width)|
|Wading Pools||5283-7800||25000||18′ x 10′ to 21′ x 12′||5.49×3.05-6.401×3.658|
|Cocktail Pools||8000-10000||37,855||23′ x 12′ To 26′ x 13′||7×3.65-7.92×3.96|
|Standard Pools||12000-13500||51,104||28′ x 14′ To 30′ x 15′||8.53×4.27-9.14×4.572|
|Diving Pools||23000-28000||105,992||35′ x 16′ To 38′ x 18′||10.67×4.88-11.58×5.49|
|Lap Pools||16000-20000||75,709||36′ x 14′ To 40′ x 16′||10.97×4.27-12.19×4.88|
|Olympic Pools||660,430||250,000||164’ x 82’||50 by 25|
A pool can be designed in many shapes depending on the architectural aesthetics preferred by the owner and the size of the compound space provided to build the pool. These are the common pool shape designs:
Pool Construction Drawings:
Pools are specified and constructed by reputable design and construction consultants and companies. The pool has to be specified in line with local and best industry practice specifications. This will ensure the quality, durability, and efficient working of the swimming pool.
Architectural drawing-These pool drawings detail the pool’s conceptual design. The shape, aesthetics, pool material and equipment and all the finishes and levels are included in such a drawing.
Structural Drawing-This is prepared by a structural engineer and details the Size of the Reinforced concrete walls, Slab size, steel configurations, construction joint details, Pool Staircase and access ladder fixtures and connection details.
Pool plumbing drawing- This drawing details the pool plumbing layout with locations of the critical equipment. The locations of the water inlet jets, skimmers, main drain, balancing water tank, vacuum port, Filter, check valves, flow meters, circulation pump, chlorinator and heat pump are detailed according to the pool design.
The pool schematic drawing will specify the exact location of the part to be installed, its specifications and functions as detailed in the plumbing layout drawing.
Pool Electrical drawing- This drawing details the pool lighting layout.
Pool operations and maintenance
A pool is a hugely enjoyable asset to have at home, club, or hotel, but keeping it running smoothly and looking great day in and day out takes a lot of work. An important part of owning a pool is understanding the basics of pool operations and maintenance.
There are three key elements to any pool: the filtration system, the circulation system, and the sanitization system. The filtration system is responsible for keeping the water clean, the circulation system keeps the water circulating and filtered, and the sanitization system keeps the water free of harmful bacteria and algae.
To keep your pool in tip-top shape, you’ll need to regularly check and clean all three systems. Additionally, you’ll need to test the water quality, vacuum the pool, and brush the walls and floor. While this may seem like a lot of work, it’s actually quite easy to do if you have the right tools supplies and operations and maintenance manual compiled by the pool construction contractor/Specialist.
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