HOW TO DESIGN AN IN-GROUND SWIMMING POOL: THE CONCEPTION OF THE PROJECT

By | November 24, 2021

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It is easy to say “how much I would like a swimming pool of my own ” and imagine yourself soaking in a beautiful pool in the garden, or lying in the sun in the solarium area between one swim and another. On the other hand, it is more difficult to clarify your ideas on how to design a swimming pool, once you have decided to embark on this project.

 

Knowing how to design a swimming pool is essential to get to the beginning of the work with the peace of mind of having made the right choices also to avoid (or at least minimize) errors, unexpected events, and second thoughts during construction which, generally, turn out to be always expensive.

 

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THINK ABOUT YOUR AND YOUR FAMILY’S NEEDS

 

The most important thing to consider at this stage is that the pool must be designed according to the needs and the use you want to make of it . Imagine the enthusiasm of your children at the idea of ​​being able to do dips and somersaults in the water and then discover only afterward that it is not a safe activity if you have not thought about a diving hole.

 

This is why your new swimming pool must be the result of a careful design process, mainly focused on your needs to be reconciled with the various types of structures on the market and, of course, the budget and space available.

 

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HARMONY WITH THE CONTEXT

 

To create a project that allows you to fulfill your needs and desires, don’t forget to deal with the context: to choose the pool you will have to take into account the natural and architectural confirmation of the surrounding area to create stylistic harmony even with your home.

 

It is not just an aesthetic question but common sense aimed at avoiding situations in which the tub is disproportionate to the house or garden, or is made with finishing materials that are inconsistent with the home and the context that hosts it.

 

Shapes and materials must therefore be chosen with great care if you want to achieve a complete harmony of the structure.

 

IN SEARCH OF THE BEST LOCATION

 

At this point, the first question you will have to ask yourself is: where to place the pool?

 

To answer this question, you will need to make some technical assessments, perhaps using the advice of a professional. When designing a swimming pool there are in fact some constraints to keep in mind, for example, the presence of trees, hedges and other natural (and not) pre-existing elements in your garden.

Even a hydrogeological survey can be useful to protect you from unpleasant surprises following the start of the works: the presence of aquatic layers in the subsoil, for example, could cause infiltrations in the structure of the tank and subsidence.

 

We also recommend a visit to the Municipal Technical Office, where you can have all the information you need to make sure that there are no impediments or restrictions on construction, constraints relating to the distances to be maintained with respect to roads, houses, and borders, fencing and layout obligations, specific methods of connection to water and sewage networks, etc.

 

A designer will then be able to draw a detailed plan of all the pre-existing elements, the distances from the house and, in the case of sloping land, even the contour lines, also highlighting the path of the underground pipes (water, electricity, gas) and reporting possible external connection points.

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Once the plan has been completed, it will be possible to establish the size of the excavation and its exact position, and then the construction site will be officially started.

But don’t forget to consider the following aspects.

 

1. LIGHT

 

The best position for the pool is the one that allows you to benefit most from exposure to sunlight throughout the day. This will favor the raising of the water temperature, with two important advantages:

 

the opportunity to extend the bathing period

the possibility of saving, in energy and economic terms, if there is a heating system.

It is therefore essential to consider the projection of shadows on the tub of the elements that surround it, without forgetting the reflection of light on the water, to avoid unpleasant glare effects through the windows of the house.

 

2. PRIVACY

 

Wherever you decide to place the picina, privacy from prying eyes is essential to feel at ease. If you don’t have natural (or artificial) shielding already in place, you can use several expedients to make sure you have an adequately reserved area.

 

3. WIND

 

Correct shielding of the pool allows reducing the fall of leaves, dust, and other pollutants in the pool, lightening the work of the filtration system and ensuring greater cleaning. Furthermore, sheltering the pool from the wind increases the comfort of bathers and reduces the evaporation of water (and, consequently, of the necessary disinfectants).

 

THE FANTASY OF SHAPES

 

In theory, there are no limits to imagining the shape of your pool. Thanks to modern construction techniques you will be able to obtain a high level of customization and originality.

 

The only constraints to take into consideration are those dictated by the shape of your garden or by the presence of particular pre-existing natural or artificial elements and by the type of material you will choose for your pool.

 

The geometric shapes (rectangular, square, L-shaped, etc.) Are particularly common in residential applications, as they represent the union between design, functionality and savings: this shape ensures easier maintenance and greater ease of coverage.

 

BOTTOM AND SIZE MATTER

 

The choice of the size of the tub does not have to be random. The customization possibilities can make any swimming pool a unique work, shaped on your needs. The decision should therefore be the answer to a clear question: what is the intended use of the pool?

 

 

 

Let’s give some examples:

 

  • If the goal is training, the pool, in addition to having a rectilinear shape, must reach a length of at least 12.5 meters (submultiple of the competition distances) and a depth of not less than 1.20 meters.
  • If the pool is a space for fun, shape and size will vary. The dives, for example, require a minimum depth of 2 / 2.5 meters, if performed from the edge of the pool, but if you want to jump from a 1-meter springboard, then you will need at least 3 meters of water, plus a hole for the dive into a limited part of the pool.
  • A seat for swimming pools focused on wellness, on the other hand, can be equipped with comfortable seats with hydromassage jets or waterfalls, and characterized by a freer form.
  • If the needs to be satisfied are various, you can then opt for a mix: you can combine the classic swimming pool with an area entirely dedicated to relaxation with rounded coves.

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